Cashew Cream: Two, No, Four Ways

This is hippie vegan plant food at its most delicious. It's a condiment, a snack, a meal. 

  • 1 - 2 cups of raw cashews, soaked overnight (or longer) in water you'd want to drink
  • More water you'd like to drink

Drain and rinse your cashews. Put them in your blender and have at it. The amount of water you'll add depends on the softness of your nuts (which depends on how long you soaked them for STOP SMIRKING). Start with a little, a couple of tablespoons. You want the mixture to be creamy but not milky (if you add too much water and end up with cashew milk c'est la vie). Once you get it to your desired, velvet-smooth consistency, decide if you're going sweet or savory. 

Either way, add some pretty pink salt. 

SWEET

  • A date or two or three or some maple syrup
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon 

CHOCOLATE same as sweet but add:

  • a tablespoon or two of raw cacao
  • maybe a little more salt

SAVORY 

  • a garlic clove or two
  • some lemon juice 
  • probably a little more salt 

AVOCADO same as savory but add:

  • half an avocado
  • maybe some cilantro 
  • probably a little more salt
  • maybe a splash more citrus 

Reblend. Taste. Tinker.