Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Raw Cashew Cheddar Cheez Dip/Sauce

Made this this morning. So good! The surprise: Earnest loves it too, even though it tastes like cheese! He loves the flavor of the bell pepper.



1 cup raw cashews, sunflower seeds or almonds
½ large red bell pepper
¼ cup water
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon tahini
1½ teaspoon sea salt
1 clove garlic
2 teaspoon onion powder (or a small slice of onion or 1 Tbsp of green onion)


Blend all ingredients until creamy. Add more water if it is too thick.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Getting better all the time!

I have been making so many awesome things out of sprouted sunflower seeds, and out of soaked cashews. Those are my favorite two protein sources these days. Can not get enough!

Earnest's clear favorite is this Sprout Hummus


made with sunflower sprouts, and a good dash of cayenne. So good! He likes it best without the cumin. He is a hummus purist that way. I like it both with and without.

Having health challenges/dietary restrictions has made us more creative, and in the long run, maybe actually more healthy! I am so glad to have discovered the raw food movement. Yum!