But making delicious alternatives to cheese, I'm all about that!
This recipe is easy, and you only need to soak your cashews for a few hours. I started soaking them while making breakfast, and I drained them a few hours later. Soaking them just makes them easier to blend.
Spicy Raw Cashew Cheese
1 cup of raw cashews, soaked
2 T Nutritional Yeast
4 T water
1 T soy sauce, Nama Shoyu, or Tamari
1/4 t crushed red pepper, or to taste
1/4 t garlic powder
1/4 t onion powder
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or a blender, and mix until smooth and well combined. If you want a thinner cheese, use more water.
I used some of this spread in a raw nori roll. It was DIVINE! I spread my spicy raw cashew cheese on the nori and added in raw asparagus, onion, and zucchini. I also made a larger roll of avocado, mushrooms, carrot, and zucchini. I didn't miss the rice at all! Here are some sushi glamor shots...