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Created on: 06/06/14 05:45 PM Views: 709 Replies: 7
vegan cottage cheese?
Posted Friday, June 6, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Hi all,

The closest vegan replacement I can find to cottage cheese or 'paneer' as is common in India, is tofu but I don't seem to do well with it. maybe it was how I ate it or i didn't cook it enough, although I thought, tofu is something that can be eaten as is, OR cooked.

I have only found a Lactaid brand of cottage cheese in the store but I don't think this is vegan, It might not contain lactose but i am not sure if it's completely vegan.

Is there a way to make vegan cottage cheese using nondairy milk / yogurt? Would love to know!

RE: vegan cottage cheese?
Posted Friday, June 6, 2014 at 5:48 PM

oh, PS what I am trying to make is a vegetable based or just 'cheese' based item to go along with rice or even breads. like a Palak Paneer ( spinach with cottage cheese ) or just to eat on its own, with berries / diced vegetable. thank you all!

RE: vegan cottage cheese?
Posted Friday, June 6, 2014 at 8:52 PM

I have never found anything close to replace cottage cheese. Sorry! If you find something I would be interested.

I have heard of people mashing tofu and seasoning it, but I haven't found anyone I know who had done this.

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RE: vegan cottage cheese?
Posted Friday, June 6, 2014 at 9:17 PM

I have not tried this vegan cottage cheese recipe but hope it helps: http://organic.lovetoknow.com/Organic_Vegan_Cottage_Cheese

Have you signed up for Kickstart India? There's a video on how to make Tofu Palak Paneer: http://kickstartindia.pcrm.org/webcasts/index.cfm#Paneer

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RE: vegan cottage cheese?
Posted Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 9:31 AM

I made the Tofu Palak Paneer and thought it was pretty good with the tofu.

RE: vegan cottage cheese?
Posted Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:17 AM

thanks you guys! i'll try it again with the tofu, but i'm a bit nervous. when i had tofu a few days ago, i had a strange allergic reaction...started feeling itchy all over and yesterday, i had no tofu or soy, and i was fine! so i am wondering if i could be intolerant / allergic to soy-based products.

RE: vegan cottage cheese?
Posted Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Here is a soy free vegan cottage cheese recipe made from almonds: http://gingerlemongirl.blogspot.com/2009/05/homemade-almond-cheese-gluten-free.html

This recipe is for soy free vegan ricotta cheese made from cashews: http://yumuniverse.com/dairy-free-ricotta-cheese/

I have not tried either recipe so I don't know how difficult or easy they are to make, but hope you'll find something that works for you.

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RE: vegan cottage cheese?
Posted Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:13 PM

kittens09 wrote:

when i had tofu a few days ago, i had a strange allergic reaction...started feeling itchy all over and yesterday, i had no tofu or soy, and i was fine!

Well that sounds like an allergy to me. I'd stay away from it.


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