We have arrived in New Zealand, the land of plenty.
All of the foods that we like and miss are here, like nutritional yeast, miso and soba (to name a few). With a fully re-stocked pantry, Rekka started to make faux-cheese again, a recipe from Vegan Richa that is simple to make and that we love. The recipe is for a cheese that can be cut into wedges, or that can be grated over pizza. We had the idea to use this recipe to make filling for ravioli, the difference being that we didn't add any agar agar (a seaweed based powder that makes liquids jellify). Making your own dough is also simple, the whole process will take you less than 40 minutes.
We got the idea to make ravioli from an old 70's book about the cooking of Italy. This book is one of many that we found in a thrift shop here in Whangarei. We bought all the ones that we could find. Devine & I like picking through them, drawing inspiration from the images and ingredients.
A lot of the recipes in these books use meat and dairy, but it's easy to swap these ingredients out for something else. In New Zealand, the groceries are plentiful and finding everything we need is a breeze. We hope you enjoy this recipe, and that you try and make Richa's original pepper jack cheese recipe too.
Rekka & Devine