Sometime the best things in life are the simplest things. For example; a walk through the woods, a really pretty smooth rock, a perfectly timed 80's ballad song for the last push during a workout, or falling asleep on the couch and managing to not drool all over the newly washed pillows.(You know what I am talking about). I mean, can one really ask for much more?
Same goes with food. The simplest foods can really the best. Take this cashews cheese for example. All it is is soaked and blended up cashews with a bit of seasoning to cheese it up. Nothing fancy, nothing labor intensive, just straight up and straight out. You can up the greatness by adding thick cuts of fresh, sun kissed, bright and happy tomato, and a chunk of fresh bread…Not much better then that. So simple and yet so good.
And bonus. No need to turn on any heating units in order to make this cause that would suck, given that we are again having another fucking heat wave.
Agh stupid hot weather. STUPID!!!! But enough about that..
The stuff. Cashews that be soakin for a while in some water, nutritional yeast (to give it that cheesy flavor), lemon, garlic, and salt and pepper. That's for the cheese, but you are, and should, want to eat it with a large, so fresh and juicy, tomato and some kind of fresh bread situation. So you need that too!
Simple as can be. Strain cashews from soaking water and dump into a food processor with the garlic, nutritional yeast, juice of the lemon, a pinch of salt and pepper, and a little water. Turn on processor.
And it's done when its all smooth and creamy .Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Tranfer the goodness to a lovely jar
And that's that.. some cheese of the cashew.
But wait, you need to eat it.. Smear all over the bread situation, cut up the tomato, place big fat slabs directly onto cashew butter and spinkle with a salt and pepper.
SImply the best… Better then all the rest!
Happy today! Stay cool my friends…stay cool.
Cashew Cheese and a juicy tomato situation
makes about 1 1/2 cups of creamy, cheesy goodness
- 1 cup of raw unsalted cashew soaked in water for about an hour
- 1/2 cup fresh water
- 2-4 tablespoons nutrional yeast
- juice of a lemon
- 2-3 cloves garlic (optional )
- salt and pepper
And not that you have to, but having some freshy tomatoes and some nice bread to eat the cheese on is pretty fantastical.
After you cashews have been soaking for about an hour, strain water and add them and all of the other ingredients to a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Scoop into a jar.
Eat some right away on a hunk of fresh bread with lots of thick cuts of fresh tomato and place the rest in the fridge.
The cheese will get a bit thicker after being refrigerated for a while.
Use on anything , in anything, or all on it's own. Licking jar clean is encouraged.