What happens when you eat all the cheese in the house and your pregnancy craving are being relentless? You find shit in you cabinets and make do. Luckily, I had intended to make cashew cheese months ago, so I had a buttload of cashews on hand. Ugh. I can’t tell you how much of this stuff I just ate. I had a full box of cracked pepper and olive oil triscuits that has now dwindled to the broken pieces. Pieces that I will soon be fishing out of the bottom on the box with no shame what-so-ever.
Just so happens, cashew cheese is pretty healthy! Cashews contain oleic acid (the same fat found in olive oil), which reduces the risk of heart disease and are a great source of magnesium, which makes for a happy heart and happy body.
Wanna taste for yourself? It only took about 3 minutes to put together.
Simple Cashew Cheese (Adapted from Dreena Burton’s Truffled Cashew Cheese)
1 3/4 cup cashews (soaked and drained)
juice of half a lemon
2 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until desired consistency.