Roasted Garlic Cashew Cheese

I’m a huge fan of cashew cheese. I haven’t found another type of cheese that I really enjoy, so I’m always making nut-based cheese. This recipe is another one we are always making in our house. I like it on crackers, veggies, sandwiches, burgers and sometimes as a base for a flatbread pizza.

The garlic flavour becomes more pronounced as it sits, so if you are serving right away, then you may want to add the garlic powder.

MAKES APPROXIMATELY 1 CUP


INGREDIENTS
– 1.5 cups raw unsalted cashews
– 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
– 1/4 cup lemon juice
– 2 heads of roasted garlic
– salt to taste
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)


DIRECTIONS
1. Roast your garlic*
2. Put all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender (e.g., Vitamix) and blend until really smooth, scraping down sides as you go. This will take a bit of time, depending on your blender. If you need to, you can add in a little bit of water at a time. However, if you add too much it will become more of a dip, rather than a spread.
3. Adjust seasoning to taste.
3. Store in fridge.

* If you do not have a garlic roaster, use the oven. Cut off the tops of your garlic heads and top with 1 Tablespoon of oil. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 30-35 minutes in a 400F oven. The garlic should feel soft and squeeze out easily.)

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Running with Veggies

I'm a plant-based distance runner and mother of two young girls. I enjoy making healthy recipes and experimenting with food. I also love to garden, so you will see many seasonal recipes that use what is currently growing in my backyard. I have a HBSc. in Nutrition and a Doctorate in Education and this background provides me with the skills necessary to pursue my passion - educating others on healthy eating. I don't count calories, so you won't find any nutritional information in my recipes. However, I strive to make each recipe healthy enough to fuel you and your family through the day.

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