Vegan Cashew Cheese

This is the first time I made this and I was impressed. I am a huge fan of cream cheese but because my diet is changing, I decided to try this Cashew Cream. I found this recipe on “” I modified the recipe because of taste. I wanted more flavor than the original recipe. What an amazing thing to make. It is wonderful on toast, in mashed cauliflower and on crackers. I highly recommend this.

Cashew Cream

Created on 11/19/14

2 cups of raw cashews (soaked for 4 hours)
4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons almond milk
2 tablespoons tahini
1-tablespoon onion powder
1-teaspoon kosher salt

Drain cashews from water and put in a high-speed blender. Add the remaining ingredients and process on high until smooth. Adjust the seasonings to your liking. Store in a container for up to a week in the refrigerator.


Green Money a la Salad

This is the salad I usually make on New Year’s Day to go with my black eyed pea, turkey kielbasa and rice dish. I call this salad “Green Money a la Salad” as it works with the saying to eat green for money on New Year’s Day. The southern people I believe eat cooked collard greens, but since I am not fond of that I changed the tradition a little. I think the concept still fits, and I love it.

Green Money a la Salad
Created recipe on 01/01/2010

Green Money ala Salad

¾ bag of organic baby spinach washed and spun dry
2 organic Golden Delicious Apples (you can use any apple you like)
Juice of a ½ lemon
1 cup of lightly salted Cashews
½ cup of cran-raisins (you can use raisins if you like)
6 oz of cubed smoked Gouda cheese
Sweet Honey Mustard Dressing

The Salad:
Wash, core and chop apples into 1” bite size pieces and squeeze the juice of a ½ lemon over apples to prevent browning. Put baby spinach in a nice platter-like bowl. Sprinkle the chopped apples, cashews, cran-raisins and cheese on top of the baby spinach.

The Dressing:
3 tablespoons Fago Greek Yogurt (substitute with mayonnaise if prefer)
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons mustard
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Mix well, the flavor is really by individual taste, you can adjust the ingredients according to your taste and how much dressing you prefer over your salad. If you like a lot then you will need to add more ingredients. Enjoy!


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