Vegan Aioli

I was looking for something creamy to use as a spread and a sauce. I also wanted to incorporate extra protein and potassium.

I've learned that kidney beans have a lot of potassium, but I didn't have any kidney beans. I did have great northern beans. They don't have quite as much, but they do still boast a fair amount. White beans in general are a pretty good source of it.

This is a spicy puree that's got a creamy texture and a lot of flavor. You can use it as a dip, a spread, a sauce. It can add richness and flavor to almost anything.

It's simple to make. You just puree all the ingredients in your food process and then let it rest for a few hours in the fridge. When you're not cooking with heat resting in the fridge is pretty important. It helps the flavors coalesce. So when tasting (tasting as you go is a must) you need to keep in mind that everything will gain some intensity during that resting period.

1 can Great Northern Beans
1/2 block silken …


you know what i find really sad. the fact that most people are more concerned with which celebrtiy married who and what others broke up than they are with the fact that animal byproducts are hidden in supposedly vegetarian foods.

lots of people in the world are opposed to eating veal and for good reason. yet most of these people consume cheeses, completely unaware that the enzymes to produce them come from calf (veal) stomach.

a simple, wholesome thing, such as kraft macaroni and cheese can contain goat and calf stomach enzymes. and all over the world their are vegetarians eating it, thinking it's harmless.

why do food labels not list such things? where is the FDA to protect vegetarians and vegans from eating animal ingredient sources? do we not have the same rights to know as meat eaters? are our food requirements less worthy somehow?

america and lots of other countries too, their economies run on meat and meat byproducts. milks. eggs. cheese. what would happen to the world if suddenly everyone refused to eat meat? the world would surely collapse. cancer and disease are big business. cholesterol medicine. doctor visits. health suppliments. the supermarkets and farms are just the tip of the iceberg. everything corporate depends on meat. that's precicely the reason no one should consume it. you want to oppose big business and corporate domination? you want to dismantle the current system and undermine the conglomerate that is government. there's only one way to do that. stop eating meat. stop drinking milk if you can. forget cheese. the world is built on meat. animals and all the ways we use them. the disease eating it creates. the poor health and nutrition it fosters. obesity. heart disease.

whether or not you like the taste of meat is beside the point. you've been convinced you need it. told milk it does a body good. you've been trained to feed into the massive meat machine that keeps the world running the same way it has for so many years. making people sick is a profitable business.

people being healthy, there's not a lot of profit in that.