dairy free pimento cheese

its not a pimento cheese sandwich if it doesn't have pickles

its not a pimento cheese sandwich if it doesn’t have pickles

you can’t grow up in the mid-south without loving yourself some pimento cheese.  here’s my dairy free version.  leave it vegan or and a little carnivore flavor to it by mixing in some chopped up bacon bits!




1 bag shredded dairy free cheese crumbles (i like daiya)

2 tbsp daiya cream cheese

1 small jar pimentos

1/2 cup veganaise

1/2 tsp ground pepper

1tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp red ground pepper

mix all ingredients together in a bowl. its best to use your hands to get it evenly mixed.  serve as a sandwich or on top of some fried green tomatoes!



ya that’s right i’m cookin

while spending my usual week in boonville, i decided to cook a couple of supers at home.  in boonville menu options at restaurants tend to be a choice of fried with a side of fried.  the first super was homemade pimento cheese (which i have decided all southern gals need 3 things:  an ice tea pitcher, a deviled egg plate and a pimento cheese recipe) with what is known as “jane’s soup” in our house. “jane’s soup”  has become grandpa’s favorite soup of late.

grandpa and i both concluded that jane’s soup just doesn’t taste the same as when my mom makes it


meal 2:  steak, potato salad and baked beans.  my grandpa buys steak like it is about to become extinct.  friends that i have brought along with me to boonville i warn “you will get 2 things when you leave my grandparents house, a frozen steak and a bag of pecans”  (grandpa spends all winter shelling pecans)  thawing out steaks isn’t just a steak or two it was literally a cake pan of meat, 7 KC strips and 2 T-bones.  when i declared myself grilling the meat grandpa pulled up a chair next to the grill so he could “supervise” aka tell me if i hadn’t turned a steak right. cooking with grandparental supervision on both sides makes things a tad interesting but i think i proved my abilities when the food hit the plate.


2 cups shredded cheddar

40z cream cheese — softened

4 strips of cooked bacon — crumbled

1/2 cup mayo

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ground red pepper

*mix together shredded cheddar and cream cheese, best way to mix is with your hands, add in bacon till well mixed.  combine mayo, garlic powder and red pepper and mayo dressing to cheese/bacon mixture.  mix well and enjoy!