Haystacks: Simple & Tasty!

When I was cafeteria manager at Hartland College, I made sure that we sometimes had haystacks during the start or the end of the week because they were very simple to make.

This is how I layer my haystack:
1. Crushed Tortilla Chips.
2. Rice.
3. Pinto/Kidney Beans.
4. Salad
5. Soy Sour Cream, Vegan Cheese, and/or Salsa.

Here’s the recipe for the almond cheese we used:

Almond Cheese:
1 c. Water
3/4 c. Almonds
1 tbs. Tahini
3 Tbs. Yeast Flakes
1 1/4 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Onion Powder
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 c. Pimentos
2 tbs. Lemon Juice

Blend on high until smooth.

The idea is taken from our cafeteria’s trusted cooked book: Country Life. If you don’t have this cookbook, you should get it because the recipes that I’ve used so far come out like they’re supposed to! It’s obvious that Mrs. Diane Fleming really did work in vegan restaurants before writing this cookbook.