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Cashew cheese, three choices | How you can make vegan cheese

Try these three variations on the classic dairy-free cashew cheese recipe: olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and truffles.

If you are new to the whole “cashew cheese” thing, it’s easy! It’s a mix of raw cashews with a mix of spices and spices and a hint of lemon juice that is similar to a non-dairy cheese spread. All three take less than 10 minutes, and you can use it in almost anything that needs a dash of creaminess or cheesy flavor.

These are our favorite variations of the classic cashew cheese recipe – a sweet but hearty sun-dried tomato cashew cheese, a salty olive cashew cheese, and finally a favorite in our house, truffle cashew cheese. All three can be used in the same way with some subtle variations that I share below as examples.

In general, all three dips go well with raw vegetable sticks, your favorite gluten-free cracker, or are stirred into warm, fluffy quinoa, millet or rice. It’s a great way to sneak healthy fats, fiber, and proteins into your day!

USING THE FOUNDATIONAL FIVE TO EAT A BALANCING DIET

To make this cashew cheese part of a balanced meal, the Foundational Five are part of it.

The Foundational Five are the five elements of a balanced meal: non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, and what we call the flavor factor. Together, these elements aid your digestion, stabilize your blood sugar, and provide you with the steady energy you need to feel your best.

Our five basic nutritional meals are smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal or breakfast bowls, nutrient bowls, salads, soups, stews and much more. Not every meal has to be a basic five, but if you make sure to get most of these five items onto your plate at most meals, you will feel the difference.

If you need more help with preparing balanced meals, sign up for the “Healthy Eating Made Easy with the Foundational Five” course.

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