Green Goddess Gouda Cheese and Vegan St. Patrick's Day Round up.

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Who is ready for St Paddy's day! I am not. :) I don't think I have any proper Irish recipes on the blog. So I am just bringing some of the elements to celebrate!

There is also Holi - the festival of colors on March 17. Samosas and other goodies coming up for that later this week. I am running late for all holidays this year.

This cheese is a green goddess dressing made into cheese with some of elements of the gouda. Add more agar for a more set cheese that you can grate it. It makes an amazing grilled cheese! Omit the agar and use it to top a salad. 

I wonder what to write up on the posts. How do you have stories to tell in each post :). My stories from school and college days are from a different lifetime, from a different country. The movies that I watch are mostly in Hindi. Why? Because all the latest technology makes the action/suspense/sci-fi stuff unwatchable for me, too much camera movement, the serious stuff is too serious, romantic is much better done in bollywood. 

Listening to these songs while working in the kitchen. Wondering when This movie will be available on dvd. Starting to lose interest in Revenge as it keeps getting convoluted. Never caught on the Breaking bad, Game of thrones.. too much gore. House of cards, too much suspence :)

Green Goddess Gouda Cheese
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, soy, yeast, gluten, grain. Can be nut-free with coconut milk. 
makes a block of 4 by 4 by 1.5 inch

3/4 cup coconut milk or almond milk
1/2 cup great northern beans, canned or cooked, drained or other white beans
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup lightly packed parsley
1/4 cup lightly packed basil
a sprig of tarragon
1/4 cup lightly packed green onion or 1-2 tsp onion flakes 
1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp chickpea miso
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp liquid smoke (for a smokier taste. personally I prefer without as the liquid smoke over shadows the other flavors)
1 Tablespoon tapioca starch
1 Tablespoon cornstarch or potato starch
1/2 cup coconut milk or almond milk
1 Tablespoon agar powder

Blend everything until olive oil into a smooth puree. Taste and adjust tang, salt, spice.
Add the starches and liquid smoke, if using, and blend. 
In a pan, add 1/2 cup coconut or almond milk. Whisk in the agar powder and bring to a boil. Cook on low-medium heat for 5 minutes. 
Pour the blended mix into the pan. Mix well and continue to cook for 5-6 minutes. 
Transfer the mix to a greased container or mold and let sit for a few hours in the refrigerator. (I used 2 tsp of evoo to grease the container. Also brush some on the top of the block so it doesn't dry out)
Slice and use. Keep refrigerated for upto 5 days.

Notes: for a spreadable cheese, omit the agar. Blend everything and cook for 8 minutes. then let set. Spread on bagels or serve with crackers. For a shred-able smoked gouda, see Somer's recipe here.
If using Agar flakes, use 3 Tbsp flakes. Mix in milk and cook for 15 minutes before adding blended cheese mixture.
More cheese? try this Cashew Mozzarella, Jalapeno popper + Havarti, Coconut Mozzarella, or Coconut Cheddar, Nacho Cashew Millet cheese.
The bread in the pictures is this White Bean Sandwich Bread. 

More Green for St Paddy's!

Cauliflower Keema in cilantro onion curry

Palak "paneer" - Tofu in spianch curry

Avocado Naan flatbread

Swiss Chard Pesto

Aloo Chard.

Gluten-free Focaccia with Zucchini.

Kale Spinach soup

Green Beans and Potatoes

Spinach Quinoa chickpea flour Omelette.

Black Bean Spinach chimichurri Wraps.

Vegan Smoky Black Beans, Parsley Chimichurri, Spinach Wraps

Pistachio Cardamom Pepper Kulfi Ice cream

Potatoes and Cabbage:

Spicy Burnt chili Cabbage and potatoes

Potato Quinoa patties with sweet and sour chickpeas.

Potato Quinoa Patties with Chickpea curry - Tikki chole

Masala potatoes and potato sandwich

Garam Masala Potatoes

Masala Potato Pie

Shape these Sugar cookies as shamrocks.

Some other goodies from bloggers.

this Shamrock Shake from Sarah


Caitlin's Sweet Potato Colcannon

PPK's Mushroom Stout pie with Sweet Potato Biscuits

Mushroom Stout Pie

Kristina's Bailey's Irish Cream


  1. These all look delicious! Vegan cheese is awesome--the gouda seems like another great recipe to add to my list of to-makes. Also I <3 green curry. :)

  2. yum yum yum! you never seise to amaze me- making your own green cheese! the grilled cheese looks fabulous, and i think i'm going to make the cauliflower keema this weekend now. thanks for including my recipe, lady <3 love you.

  3. It's Paddy, not Patty.

  4. your blog always, but always, makes me hungry:) I suspect we'd all be very interested in tales of your childhood and school days - what was good, what was bad, how do you see it compare to how the kids around you live? Keep up the good work:)

  5. What a great list of St. Paddy’s meals, that Green Godess gouda cheese looks yummy! I would love some grilled green cheeze sandwich right now!

  6. What a great list of St. Paddy’s meals, that Green Goddess gouda cheese looks yummy! I would love some grilled green cheeze sandwich right now!

  7. LOVE this, Richa! I remember when I was a little kid, there was no such thing as pre-packaged vegan "cheeses." We had to make our own. This brings back many fond memories and looks scrumptious. :)

  8. Nice post, i hope everyone will like your post..

  9. Awesome post, thanks for sharing this post..

    Great article, it is nice to read your article..

  10. I LOVE green goddess (I could eat tarragon in anything I think) and I never would have thought to make a vegan cheese with it, but it sounds amazing, especially in the grilled cheese. Looks like a great texture, too.

  11. Made grilled cheeses today with this and we enjoyed them.

  12. Wow that cheese looks so melty I am with you Richa I sometimes struggle with what to share within a post, I'm like wow am I this boring :) you are so cute, house of cards is too suspenseful :) I absolutely love that show!

  13. Hi Richa!
    Do think Pamona's Pectin would work in place of the agar?

    1. it should work fine. I have not used pectin, See somer's gouda post for quantity and method to use.


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