Monday, February 1, 2010

Raw Recipe of the Week: Conquering Lion Cashew Cheez


Ingredients

2 C Cashews
1 C Filtered water
1/3 C Red bell pepper, diced
2½ Tbl Green onion, diced
2 Tbl Cilantro, minced
1 tsp Garlic, minced (optional)
1 tsp shoyu, or to taste
¼ tsp Sea salt, or to taste
Pinch Crushed red pepper flakes

Preparation

1. Blend cashews with filtered water until very smooth. Place in a ½ gallon open-mouthed glass jar. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and secure with a rubber band. Cover with a towel and allow to sit in a warm place overnight.

2. Pour cashew mixture into a large mixing bowl, combine with remaining ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate and serve with flax crackers, veggies, over salad or as a spread for nori wraps, yum!

Variations

Delicious when made with macadamia nuts or pine nuts.

Blend 1 C of chopped red pepper with cultured cashew mixture, before adding the remaining ingredients.

Replace cilantro with other fresh herbs.

Add ¼ C grated carrots or beets.

Replace bell pepper with other fresh veggies.

Serving suggestions

Use as a dip for Flax Crackers.

Use as a spread in Live Nori Rolls or scoop into a salad.

Recipe from Vegan Fusion World Cuisine. I picked up this book at Borders because I thought I would be High Raw/Vegan at some point. Well, I'm still 100% Raw but the good news is that this book has quite a few Raw recipes and it is great for anyone who wants to add more Raw or Vegan food into their diet. I LOVE it!

Click HERE for a printable version.

Nicole

7 comments:

Adrien said...

Oh my god! I've been hunting for a cashew cheese recipe for AGES- thanks so much for the add!

Mindy said...

Oh! I love nut cheese! I can't wait to try this recipe- its seems totally doable. Try it with fresh honeycomb for a mouthwatering treat!
Thanks for the recipe!!!

TheFitnessFreak said...

Anytime! I hope you enjoy it!

Nicole

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Hi Nicole!!!!
Thanks for the book info and the recipe. I am not a huge maker of nut or seed cheeze. Or even nut pates. I dont do well with tons of raw nuts, even sprouted and all that, doesnt matter. The kale chip coating is as far as i can push it :) and it's well worth it!

Miss you but am actually glad to not see you 'round as much b/c it means your living REAL life, the name of the game!!!!!!
xoxox

Lizzie M. said...

This sounds reeeeally good, my kids love cashews, will be trying it!!

TheFitnessFreak said...

I just had it for lunch and it IS yummy!

shannonmarie said...

Yummy. I want some of that :-)

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