Yeast Flake Free Cheese

Today, at Wellness Secrets I made cashew cheese. I put them in small containers and froze them to prep for our small restaurant.

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Basically, when someone comes to our restaurant, we thaw our our sandwiches from the freezer using our microwave and toaster. Everything from the bread to the burgers remains frozen until then.

This is a simple concept, but I could easily see it replicated in homes where there is a need for a quick & healthy meal.

Here’s the recipe:

Roasty, Cashew Cheese
1C Cashews
1C Water
1T Tahini
2t Onion Powder
1t Salt
1/4C “Mezzetta” roasted bell pepper in a glass jar from Wal-mart

Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Can use right away or placed in refrigerator to cool. This cheese sauce can also be cooked to thicken and frozen to preserve it.

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  • Haygirlone

    thank you, am going to try it this weekend!

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  • Anonymous

    You’re welcome! Please tell me how it comes out. I’ve found that I don’t even have to use the tahini, and it still is great! I used this cheese also to make mac & cheese. You can see my little demo at: http://opensourcevegan.com/2012/01/04/vegan-mac-cheese-demo/.

    This cheese can also be a based for your cheesy potato or lasagna dish. You can be very creative with this little Wal-mart friendly recipe.

  • Mrs.G

    Franklin,  try adding 1-2 Tbsp lemon juice, and a half teaspoon of garlic powder.   Also, you can use sesame seeds in equal amounts when added with the water (as a substitute for tahini) that should give them enough time to liquify. And if you want a thicker sauce, allow all ingredients to whiz in blender till heated because cashews thicken with the heat from the friction.  I believe all these items can be obtained from Wal-Mart as well.  Happy Cooking!  Keep up the good work. 

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  • Sustainable nerd

    Walmart? Microwave? Hmmm….