So this recipe is specially for those who struggle to give up cheese. Or let me rephrase: I can’t life without cheese! You can take anything away from me, but not my cheese!
Is cheese unhealthy?
Animal cheese is a great source of calcium, protein, vitamin A, zinc, sodium, and vitamin D. However cheese is also a high-fat food and mostly of the saturated kind. And cheese of course contains lactose, a sugar that can’t be digested by lactose-intolerant people. Some of us can be allergic to whey or casein, these are the proteins found in milk.
- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked at least for an hour or overnight
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional, but highly recommended)
- Celtic sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- topping :
- 1 tbsp chia seeds/pumpkinseeds/sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Rinse the soaked cashews in cold water and mix until smooth in a food processor or blender, for about 10 minutes. You might need to stop and scrape the sides of the machine with a spoon.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Roll the cashew cheese in baking paper. Let the roll stand up and press down with the flat of your hand, making a round.
- Let sit in the fridge for at least one hour.
- Mix the ingredients for the topping and gently press on top of the cheese.
- Keep cold until serving.
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