The sweetness of the white miso and the creamy tahini make a great topping for a fancy appetizer like crudités, and salad and crackers. This one is directly from the authors of The Great Life Cookbook! So simple and very delicious.

This rich vegan cheese sauce goes great on pasta, nachos, sweet potatoes, salad, red quinoa, rice cakes, and so much more. Nutritional yeast and sunflower seeds are a magical combination you have to try! Makes about 2 cups of sauce Vegan sauce ingredients: 1/2 cup tofu 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds 1/4 cup water 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp agave 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 1/4 tsp sea salt Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

This bright yellow creamy vegan sauce goes great with dark leafy greens like ramps and spinach as well as red sauces and black beans. The ingredients are whole and healthy and delicious, and together they sing. Vegan sauce ingredients:  1 cup of boiled or roasted squash 1 clove or raw or roasted garlic 1 Tbsp real maple syrup 1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar 1/4 tsp sea salt 3/4 cup of water 1 Tbsp tahini Fresh basil to taste How to make the vegan sauce: Combine all ingredients except the basil in a food processor and blend until uniform. Add the basil last, blending just a little

Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand is heaven for vegetarians and vegans. My in-laws are the authors of The Great Life Cookbook, as well as macrobiotic vegan chefs in Ithaca New York. We knew they would love a vegan Thai cooking class from Vegan Heaven while traveling with us in Thailand. I served in the Peace Corps in Northeastern “Issan” Thailand from 2003-2005. That was before I gave up eggs and dairy and started eating mostly vegan. Eating out as a vegetarian in a small town did have its limits. Eating paht pahk roo-ahm (friend mixed vegetable) got old that first year before I became