Park Hotel

1/4 round (1.5 oz) dairy-free blue cheese, crumbled (Soy Bleu by Veg Cuisine)
1 TBL olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 Gardein Beefless Burger (frozen)
1 slice of cheese by Galaxy Nutritional Foods Rice Cheddar Flavor
1 English Muffin by Food For Life (Living 7-Sprouted Grains)
handful of baby greens
1 slice of red onion, finely chopped

In a small bowl, crumble in blue cheese, add oil and balsamic and lightly mix to combine.

In a small frying pan, cook frozen burger according to package instructions (you can choose to grill instead). Once done, add on cheddar cheese slice and cover for 30 seconds to melt.

While burger cooks, toast english muffin. Top toasted bottom half of muffin with baby greens and red onion. Then lay on the cheddar cheese burger and top with the blue cheese mixture.

Makes 1 outrageous burger

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Growing up in Wisconsin, I have always been a big ‘cheese head’.  However, having gone vegan and not eating any dairy, I have managed to be completely satisfied by some great tasting dairy-free cheeses.  Forget about the cheese singles that are vegan or the blocks of Follow Your Heart. I was on a quest for great tasting cheese blocks that I could slice and make a cheese and cracker platter.  I managed to find such a company who does that.

Ste Martaen is a Chicago based company that makes a variety of delicious vegan cheeses which are also soy-free. I ordered 4 different cheeses to sample and hoped that I would enjoy at least one of them. They arrived in a cold pack box 2 days after ordering. I immediately had to sample all of them. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste and texture of all four cheeses. All of them are highly delicious, though my favorite is the pepper jack with a mild bite. I have always made a cheese and cracker platter for special occasions and am happy to have found Ste Martaen to carry on my tradition, just with vegan cheeses.