Few meals say “romance” or “swinging ’70s key party” like fondue. However, fewer meals say “vegans stay away” like fondue, either. Determined to change that, I went on an Etsy and eBay hunt for a cute vintage fondue pot to stage a sweet, Valentine-friendly meal. I came close to spending a pretty penny on a couple of cute, colorful pots, but something kept telling me to hold my horses. The next day, I went thrift store shopping and stumbled upon a pot that was brand new and in the box–for only six bucks.
2 tbsp. white wine
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. mustard
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 cup grated non-dairy cheese
1/4 cup nutritional yeast cheesy sauce
1/4 cup spicy salsa
1 tbsp. soy milk
Heat the wine, lemon juice, mustard and soy sauce in a fondue pot or small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to combine. Slowly add in grated fake cheese, whisking continuously to melt evenly. Then stir in nutritional yeast cheesy sauce, salsa and soy milk. Whisk until smooth, melty, ooey gooey and delicious. Put your pot into a stand and start dipping immediately! Keep a candle lit underneath to keep the mixture warm, stirring occasionally.
roasted sweet potato chunks, steamed broccoli, raw red pepper or mushrooms, bread slices, seared eggplant, chopped meat substitutes–just get to dipping!