I keep forgetting that the Academy Awards are today. Which is crazy because this is my favorite televised sporting event. I'm not interested in any of the ones with the balls and the roughhousing, but give me some pretty dresses to look at and I'll make party snacks. I had even intended to go to the Hollywood Farmers' Market this morning. Silly me. (Avoid that whole part of town, please.) So if perchance you need some last minute party fare that can most likely be whipped up from the contents of your kitchen, might I suggest this onion dip? It would go quite nicely with the oven roasted potato chips that are currently up on the Vegan Vice site.
2 large onions, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup raw cashew pieces
dash pepper, cayenne, nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk
1/4 cup vegenaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons white miso
2 green onion tops, sliced thin and reserved to garnish
Cook onions in olive oil over medium-low heat until they're sweet and brown and melty. In the meantime, grind nuts, along with the salt, pepper, cayenne, nutmeg, and nutritional yeast in a food processor until quite fine. Add half of the cooked onion and the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy. Stir in the remaining onion. Taste for salt and lemon juice. Refrigerate until ready to use. Garnish with sliced green onion. Serve with potato chips.
And beer (or root beer). And pizza. With butterscotch pudding for dessert. This menu makes me feel fancy - perfect for today's festivities.