I have been experimenting with the new craze on the internet of 2 ingredient quinoa bread.  It is easy to make and a great alternative to regular bread. Even if you are not plant-based, if you are looking to cut out some carbs try swapping quinoa bread for regular bread a few times a week. If you want some comfort food, you can have try the quinoa bread to make a delicious vegan grilled cheese sandwich.

Quinoa Bread Recipe:

All you do is take 1 cup of quinoa, 1 cup of water and soak overnight.  The next day you put the mixture into a high-speed blender, like a Vitamix, and blend until you have a batter consistency.  Pour the batter onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, flipping it over about half way through.

Each time I have made the bread it tastes awesome!  I have added different herbs and spices to make it sweet or savory.  This has been a wonderful addition to my usual recipe repertoire.  Some of the challenges for me however have been getting the bread to look nice and the bread falling apart.

I have had a taste for grilled cheese lately so it is time for another experiment.

Vegan Grilled Cheese Recipe:

First, I molded the batter into a bread shape.  When I went to flip the bread over one piece was perfect and the other piece broke apart a bit.  I can’t exactly understand why.  I let the bread fully cool.  Then I put the vegan cheese on the bread and grilled my sandwich. Sometimes vegan cheese can taste, well, pretty bad. On the suggestion of some articles I read, I decided to try Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet Shreds. This was definitely a winner, and it was not nearly as expensive as I thought it would be.

The vegan grilled cheese sandwiches tasted wonderful, but the problem was the bread breaking apart.  The next time I make grilled cheese, I will do everything the same, but make mini sandwiches so the bread will not fall apart.  Please let us know your suggestions and results from trying this easy and tasty grilled cheese alternative!

Do you have any vegan swaps you recommend? Let us know in the comments!

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