Non-dairy cheese style sauce, my way...

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  1. DrPepper

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    I've been cooking/eating whole food plant based for a while now and thought I would try a cashew based creamy sauce. I was thinking of adding cilantro. The result was a sort of cheesy tasting creamy sauce with a hint of cilantro. My tool of destruction was a Ninja.

    I simmered a cup of raw unsalted cashews in water for about 10 minutes to soften. And, soaked about a tablespoon of chopped dates in a 1/4 cup of water.

    Into the Ninja I put about 1/4 cup of cilantro, the softened cashews and dates/water, along with about 2 tbsps each of soy sauce vinegar, and some of the simmer water, plus the cashews.

    I blended until it was a creamy consistency. Taste great, pasible as a cheese sauce, IMHO.

    In youtube videos there are many variations and that is where I got the idea for mine.

    If you are cutting dairy out of your diet, this is definitely worth the effort...
     
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    Thanks! I like dairy but it doesn't like me.
     
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    That sounds a lot like Texas style pumpkin spice without the pumpkin :). Just riffing off another thread about pumpkin spice. It sounds delicious.
     
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    Interesting fact:
    Approximately 65 percent of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy. Lactose intolerance in adulthood is most prevalent in people of East Asian descent, affecting more than 90 percent of adults in some of these communities.
     
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    Serious question, why do people want to cut out dairy?
    If you do, where does you calcium come from?
     
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    It makes many people sick, including me! The Dairy Council would like you to believe that calcium can only be found in dairy products, but it's available in a wide variety of foods.
     
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    That's a good enough reason I suppose. The first time I met any people who had problems with dairy was in Finland a couple of years ago. Apparently the whole population is lactose intolerant to the point where the Hilton hotel did not offer any standard milk, only lactose-free. I'm Irish, so I was raised on dairy and potatoes. I couldn't imagine doing without either - especially the Irish mixed-grill: Boiled Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Roast Potatoes, Baked Potatoes with Fries on the side - all washed down with a pint of Milk!
     
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    Our school kids have dairy forced on them whether or not they are intolerant. The dairy council "donates" heavily to our public schools...
    Anyway, I cut dairy out for my heart health and weight issues.
     
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    What the heck are you doin'? Yer in Texas for cripes sakes! o_O:)
     
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    I don't want to cut it out, but as I get older, for some reason, dairy just doesn't sit well with me like it used to. Cheese doesn't seem to bother me though. Thank goodness.
     
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    1. Leafy greens
    2. soya beans, tofu
    3. nuts
    4. fish bones (sardines etc)
    I eat lots of all those.
     
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    You must... to be known as Big Daddy Love Handles!:D
     
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    It weren't the kale that did this to me :oops:
     
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    Nutritional yeast helps with non-dairy cheese sauce.
     
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