Cashew “Cream” Spread

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Cashew "Cream" Spread
If you're looking for an alternative to cream cheese and don't mind playing around with alternatives, this is a recipe for you!
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. The most important part of this recipe is soaking the cashews with boiling water and let it sit for 2 hours.
  2. Once your cashews are soaked, they'll be ready to blend. (I used a food processor but a blender works perfectly). Be sure to save the water they soaked in!
  3. Add your cashews into your processor (or blender) with the garlic cloves, seasonings, the nutritional yeast (optional) and 1/3 cup of the water they soaked in. (You'll add another 1/4 cup if you want to get it to a smoother consistency).
  4. Blend, blend, blend. Be sure to taste and add anything that you feel it needs.
  5. Once it's done you can spread it over sweet potato toasts and top with pomegranate or avocado. You can also use this for a cream sauce, just be sure to blend it down more.
  6. You can always give the cashew "cream" spread some flare with any herbs or spice like a chipotle.
Recipe Notes

Please do not get intimated by the prep time. It is only this long because the cashews have to be soaked.

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Vegan Zoodle Ramen

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Vegan Zoodle Ramen
A vegan friendly dish that is also good for someone looking to cut back on your normal go-to ramen.
Cuisine Asian, Asian Fusion
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Broth
Ramen Bits
Toppings
Cuisine Asian, Asian Fusion
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Broth
Ramen Bits
Toppings
Instructions
  1. The first thing you'll want to do it get your tofu marinated. The longer they sit in the seasonings the better the flavor.
  2. Next, you'll get your broth started. You'll add your sliced onions in your pot with the olive oil already heated up. Get them browned. (Medium heat)
  3. Once they brown you'll add your garlic into the pot with your ginger. Stir to make sure it does not burn.
  4. Once you start smelling the 3 ingredients combined or seeing them cooked, add your broth, water and soy sauce.
  5. Stir them together and add your seasonings. Make sure that it does not boil. Add to super low heat and cover.
  6. While your broth binds together with flavors, start spiralizing your zucchini. In order to not make your zucchini mushy, place them in a bowl that can absorb heat. Blanch them with boiling water and then rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process. You can then put them in the fridge to stay cool.
  7. Your bok choy does not take long to cook. I charred them in the broiler after lightly coating them with the garlic olive oil. Be sure to keep your eye on these because they will burn quickly.
  8. Now it's time to get that tofu nice and crispy! You'll add it to a coated, heated pan and sear each side for 4-5 minutes or until desired color.
  9. Give your broth a stir and a taste then start the layering process.
  10. Add your pan seared tofu, the charred bok choy, the broth and leave space for the zoodles.
  11. Lastly, top with your green onions and carrots (for crunch), fresh garlic & ginger (optional) -- Don't forget to take a picture!
Recipe Notes

If you want to add more hearty flavors you can go with a beef or pork broth and sear a fatty cut of beef or a pork belly. You can also go with a chicken broth and pan sear the chicken.

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