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Tofu Ricotta v. Cashew Ricotta
Tofu ricotta 32%  32%  [ 20 ]
Cashew ricotta 68%  68%  [ 43 ]
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 Post subject: Tofu Ricotta v Cashew Ricotta Battle Royale
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:15 pm 
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There can be only one ricotta! (Not really, but which is your preference?)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:16 pm 
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Cashew all the damn way.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:27 pm 
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Tofu by far! I like the flavor of both but I don't need to have raw cashews on hand and I don't have to remember to soak them in able to make the tofu ricotta.

(Also not related BUT, Hi amandabear, I'm glad your back and feeling better! Not sure if I missed a thread about your status or not. But it's nice to see you posting again.We missed you!)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:28 pm 
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Tofu ricotta because I'm usually lazy, plus it's cheaper.

Cashew ricotta is richer and I actually don't like it as much for a lot of things, like pizza.

They both above their uses.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:46 pm 
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Cashew. OBVIOUSLY.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:49 pm 
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Tofu by far! I like the flavor of both but I don't need to have raw cashews on hand and I don't have to remember to soak them in able to make the tofu ricotta.

(Also not related BUT, Hi amandabear, I'm glad your back and feeling better! Not sure if I missed a thread about your status or not. But it's nice to see you posting again.We missed you!)

I'm lazy and never soak my cashews for cashew ricotta. So it's just as easy!

Also thank you! I didn't post about it or anything, I just missed the ppk so I am back! Plus all not gutted and stuff, which helps.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:03 pm 
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I picked tofu, but I think the real winner is the one where you use both.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:04 pm 
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Cashew, of course. Once I tasted the Vcon cashew ricotta, no other tofu ricotta will ever compare. I am 99% sure the Vcon recipe does not call for soaking either. On the slight chance that it does, I'm here to tell ya that it's not necessary.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:06 pm 
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Hmmmm, I def think I soaked the cashews when I made it. But maybe I didn't need to! I can't remember now.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:07 pm 
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Cashew, of course. Once I tasted the Vcon cashew ricotta, no other tofu ricotta will ever compare. I am 99% sure the Vcon recipe does not call for soaking either. On the slight chance that it does, I'm here to tell ya that it's not necessary.

That's the one that did it for me. Before making that stuff, I'd never liked any kind of tofu ricotta. The texture grossed me out and just, no. But the Vcon cashew ricotta rocked my world so hard. My omni bf loves it too.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:24 pm 
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Both! I use the recipe from Artisan vegan cheese that uses a cashew cream with the mashed tofu along with some basil, garlic, and lemon juice. It has the best of both words. The lightness of tofu and the richness of cashews.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:24 pm 
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Tofu! I think it tastes "cheesier" and has a texture more akin to the "real" thing.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:16 pm 
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Follow up question to clarify semantics:

When you think of cashew ricotta, what do you think of?

For me, it's the Vcon cashew ricotta (which contains tofu). But I'm thinking there may be other kinds?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:20 pm 
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Definitely the Vcon one with tofu in it. I've never made all cashew ricotta and I've never liked all tofu ricotta.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:22 pm 
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I thought they were both from Vcon and the tofu ricotta is just tofu. Cashew is both. No? It's been a while since I've made either.

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They are both in Vcon but I guess there might be people who don't cook exclusively from Isa/Terry books, or have other recipes they prefer... I am neither of those.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:01 pm 
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I combine the two into one ricotta that rules them all!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:39 pm 
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Either is good, so long as it is made in the food processor with plenty of garlic and herbs. The tofu ricotta mashed by hand just doesn't do it for me.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:01 pm 
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Isn't cashew ricotta basically the same as tofu ricotta except with cashews added? In any case, it's better because it's fattier and I prefer that in cheesy things.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:56 pm 
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I won't get out my food processor unless absolutely necessary in my stupid small kitchen. So it's tofu ricotta for me. Though I wonder if I could make a cheater cashew ricotta with some cashew butter?

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Cashew for sure, if it's in stuff where the ricotta is the star. Like on pizza or in fancy-pants ravioli. But tofu ricotta for stuff like lasagne because it's getting all mushed up with other stuff anyway.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:07 am 
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I prefer cashew ricotta and always the VCON one.

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I prefer cashew ricotta and always the VCON one.

Same! Funny, last night I was randomly thinking of trying a different recipe and almost immediately I thought, 'Why would I do that?' I'm set, ricotta-wise.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:32 am 
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Cashew ricotta is far and away my most frequently used Vcon recipe. I usually use roasted, salted, unsoaked cashews though because I'm a bad vegan. But that just makes it yummier.


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