This is a really versatile sauce. It can be used in Mexican dishes, in pastas, to lift side veg like broccoli, in sandwiches, as a dip, on jacket potatoes, stir-fry’s, faux meats, tofu and even as a pizza topping.
The best part is it actually does, because of the nutritional yeast, taste like cheese, but it replaces the heart stopping saturated fat and cholesterol with the cashews heart healthy, unsaturated fat.
99% of the time, I will use this to coat some side veg, usually either broccoli or cauliflower. They combine to make a really pleasing taste and your mind is tricked into thinking you are eating an unhealthy sauce when in reality, it is totally nutrient dense, so although you wouldn’t want to overdo it, you can certainly have a good sized portion, much more so than traditional cheese sauce.
Serves enough to keep you going for a week.
- 1 cup unsalted cashews
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 small carrot, peeled and sliced into thin slices
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- Boil a pot of water over a high heat, add the cashews and sliced carrots and boil for 10 minutes
- As the carrots and cashews are boiling, add the oil to a frying pan and heat to a medium heat. Add the onions and fry for around 7 or 8 minutes, stirring regularly and adding the garlic for the final 2 minutes
- Add the remaining ingredients to your blender, minus the almond milk
- Add half the almond milk and turn the blender on, blending for about a minute
- Slowly add more almond milk until you have a thick cheese like sauce
- Taste and check the seasoning
- Serve with broccoli, nachos, pasta, corn chips, faux meats, sandwiches etc
- Get it into ya!!
Jamiroquai “Emergency On Planet Earth”
I have been listening to this album a lot recently. It really was THAT good. The first time I heard of them was back in the early 90’s, I had fallen asleep with my television on and got woken up at about 3am to “Too Young To Die” and couldn’t believe what I saw. The band, his hat, the dance moves. Everything was amazing and I have been a fan ever since. Well of the first two albums, before Stuart Zender, the bass player, left. They have never been the same for me since.
But this album, this album is amazing.
If a little cheesy!