I have discovered that nuts are one of the most versatile cooking ingredients. They make a great substitute for most things dairy (cream, cheese, milk) and can be used to give structure (and flavor) to pie and dessert bases. If you can't tell, I love cooking with nuts. I wanted to share this recipe because not only is it delicious, but it is also a good one when you need food fast.
As long as you have the staples I have outlined here on hand you will always be prepared to make this recipe. I even added in substitutions for when you are in a pinch and a little behind in shopping. I made this the other night when I was feeling too fatigued to cook, cause for this recipe you just pop all the ingredients in a food processor and that's it. Spread it on some bread of choice (I use oil and sugar-free whole wheat) top it with tomatoes and voila, you've got yourself a meal in minutes. This is also a great dish to share at potlucks, and trust me, everyone will gobble this stuff up!
Vegan Cashew Cheese Recipe:
vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, plant-based
Amanda Windhof, PhD is an MS lifestyle advocate who wants to ensure a healthy diet is accessible to everyone.