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From the archives- a non-dairy cashew primarily based dip and dressing that is basically scrumptious, vegan, and gluten-cost-free. So. Yay for us. xox Karina

Right here in La La Land it really is been also hot to cook.

So I’ve been going raw. Numero uno– it really is straightforward. Numero dos– it really is tasty. And as an added bonus (if you have to have a further nudge) cooking raw keeps the kitchen cool as a cucumber- which, by all accounts, is chilly by default, and, effectively. Cool. As in hip. At least about these hipster components (it really is appropriate up there with gluten-cost-free lately).

I am way previous the hipster stage of life, I confess. But I admit I’ve been flirting with raw cuisine on and off ever due to the fact the monkey gut incident. Consuming vegan and raw appears to aid heal inflammation and tame my irritable, punishing digestion. Unless it really is broccoli. Or onion. Or also significantly raw fruit. I nonetheless have to have to be cautious. But consuming largely vegan soothes my pesky symptoms and revitalizes my cranky, creaky physique. I am amazed at how significantly greater I really feel. Possibly it really is all these perky small enzymes.

Now if I could only quell the pressure aspect.

Excellent factor I have an iPhone. Iphoneography keeps me sane. It is a way I can paint. Generate. Keep engaged. Hopeful. It keeps my spirit fed. And my visually dominant brain pleased.

Meanwhile, an iphoneoraphy girl’s gotta consume.Β 

I will be soaking almonds and cashews for raw recipes. Freezing bananas. And stocking up on lettuce.

So why not attempt a small un-cooking oneself this summer season? This recipe for cashew cream is the ideal location to commence. It is versatile and voluptuous. It is vegan and dairy-cost-free.

You are going to adore it.

So go.

Begin soaking, Sugar.

Making cashew cream starts with soaking cashews in fresh water

How to Soak Cashews for Cashew Cream

You are going to have to have:

1 cup organic raw cashews

Fresh filtered water


Rinse the cashews in a colander and location them in a glass or ceramic bowl. Cover them with fresh filtered water.

Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and let them soak for two hours.

Drain and use in recipes.

How straightforward is that?

A recipe for making vegan cashew cream

Curry Ranch Dressing – a raw vegan recipe

Cashew cream tends to make a luscious creamy base for ranch style dressings and sour cream style sauces. Right here I combined classic ranch flavors with a kiss of curry. We enjoyed it on crisp herbal salad greens, and as a dip for fresh carrot sticks.


1 cup soaked raw cashews
1/two cup fresh filtered water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice
1/two to 1 teaspoon mild gluten-cost-free curry powder, to taste
1/four teaspoon organic garlic powder
1/four teaspoon organic onion powder
Pinch of sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste1 teaspoon fresh minced dill
two teaspoons fresh minced parsley
two teaspoons fresh minced basil leaves


Combine the soaked cashews, water, lemon juice, curry, garlic and onion powder in a VitaMixΒ or blenderΒ and blend till smooth and creamy. If the sauce is also thick, add a tablespoon of filtered water to thin pulse. Add a further tablespoon, as required.

Season with sea salt and black pepper, to taste.

Add the fresh chopped herbs. Pulse briefly to combine. Do not more than do it.

Taste test! Adjust seasonings to your liking. Shop in a covered glass jar or storage container. The flavors get greater as it chills.

Use as a salad dressing or as a dip for carrot, celery, and zucchini sticks, and broccoli florets.

Tends to make 4 servings.

Recipe Supply: glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com

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GFG Notes:

For a thicker dip for crudities, use a small significantly less liquid to commence. You can constantly add additional.

Out of fresh herbs? Use dried. Begin with a teaspoon every single of dried herbs.

Making use of this a veggie dip is a tasty way to get youngsters to munch healthier.

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