Vegan Cheese: Cashew “Raw”cotta

Why is the cashew shaped like a smile? Because it knows how good for you it is! Nut cheese is a tasty way to find your own smile!

Cashews are great for your blood due to the iron and copper content, and anything that is good for your blood is good for your heart. Cashews have been shown to lower blood pressure and level out cholesterol. This is due to the healthy fats and proteins as well as the many vitamins and minerals like B6, folic acid and potassium.

Nuts are a great way to replace animal fats in your diet with healthy fats that actually improve your cardiovascular health rather than detract from it. A diet balanced with these healthy fats will help reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease and if eaten in moderation, they will also contribute to weight loss.


Make Your Own Nut Cheese: Cashew “Raw”cotta

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  • 1/2 cup cashews (soaked in water for 1 hour)
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • Handful of basil or 1–2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Add olive oil if necessary for consistency


1. Drain the cashews and place in food processor with dried herbs and salt and pepper. Process until the mixture takes on the consistency of ricotta cheese. Set aside.

2. Sprinkle on raw pizza crust, raw pasta “zucchini noodles” or on a salad.

When you can make your own “cheese” out of nuts, you are truly using one of the best ways to keep your diet natural and dairy free. Cashews have that same mouth feel as cheese, as they provide fat, texture, and flavor—especially when you make it salty! If you are allergic to nuts, you can also use hemp seeds.

You can also make nut milk! These three nut milk recipes will make you wonder why you ever bought dairy.

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