Uncheese and Crackers!

I discovered something new!  I have been reading about making uncheese in many forms for many years.  I was never ambitious enough to go for it.  I always thought it would take too long or something.  Until now!  I found a few different recipes for a new way of making slice-able cashew cheese!  I was sooooo skeptical but was stunned (happily) by the results.

Now hold on all of you dairy eating cheese lovers, this is not cheese, this is a completely different taste and somewhat different texture so don’t go trying to trick your kids, just call it nut spread or something.  But it fulfills that niche for something slice-able and dice-able for snacks and on crackers or spread on breads or added to sandwiches.  The flavor is completely versatile – go indian, italian, mexican whatever.  Just add the spices you love.

I love that you can mold this into any shape you want!  It is kind of like making jello – are you scared yet?  Don’t be, it really is great!

Try it You might Like it!!!!!!!

 

Slice-able Dice-able Uncheese!

1 1/2 cup boiling water

1 1/2 Tbl agar agar dissolved in above water

1/2 cup cashews

1/4 cup nutritional yeast (more or less to your liking)

2 Tbls. lemon juice

2 Tbls tahini optional

1 Clove garlic

handful of basil leaves

1/4 cup green onions

sun dried tomatoes

these last 4 ingredients are completely changeable they are simply the flavor of your uncheese.  use herbs and spices to your hearts desire!

Blend all of the ingredients together.  Pour into a glass bowl cool then refrigerate till solid.  You can slice directly from the bowl or unmold it.  I think it would be cute to use those silicone baking things for different shapes!

ingredients – I threw a little pesto and some sun-dried tomatoes in last minute

 

this is the agar agar I use – It is called chill-over powder from Mary Janes farm.

 

dissolve the agar agar in the boiling water.

blend all of the ingredients till silky smooth

pour into your desired mold or bowl

refrigerate uncovered till cool then you can slice it up and eat it, or cover it and save for later. this will be good in the fridge for about 1 week.

Yum! We have diced this up on salads or on sandwiches or with crackers or all by itself. It has a great texture and amazing and versatile flavors!

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