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Is there a legume that naturally tastes just like cheese? Yes, there is and the name is lupin bean. It is yellow in color and buttery on taste and it is very common in some Mediterranean countries, as well as in Spain and Portugal. This easy legume snack can be transformed into a delicious and luscious vegan cheddar cheese and that's just what I have done. Blending the lupin beans along with a few spices makes one of the most incredible cheddar cheeses I have ever made!

Enough chitchat! Here is the recipe!

• 1 1/3 cups of cooked lupin beans
• 1/2 cup of cooked carrots, drained
• 2 tablespoons of unscented refined coconut oil
• 1/4 teaspoon of liquid smoke
• 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
• 1 tablespoon of green olives brine
• 1 teaspoon of salt
• 1/2 teaspoon of hot paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
• A pinch of white pepper
• 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
• 2 tablespoons of sour starch
• 1/2 cup of water
• 2 tablespoons of agar agar
• 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons of water


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    To make the cheese extra smooth, start by removing the lupin beans skins, put them in a blender, along with the remainder of the ingredients up until the water. Blend it very well.
  • 2.
    Dissolve the agar agar in a pot with the 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons of water, bring it to a boil then simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring.
  • 3.
    Add the blended cheese to the dissolved agar agar pot; stir for 2 minutes.
  • 4.
    Add the cheese to a mold, remove the possible air pockets with the help of a skewer, let it cool then put in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours, better overnight.
  • 5.
    Lasts for up to 10 days in the fridge.
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    1. About 20% of people who are already allergic to nuts could also be allergic to lupin beans, so be aware of this fact.
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    2. Lupin beans are very difficult to cook when they are raw, it requires a long cooking process to get rid of the natural toxin they have so if you are not familiar with the lupin beans cooking method, prefer the cooked lupin beans that come in a jar or a can. After the beans are properly cooked they are absolutely safe for consumption.
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