“Cheesy” Raw Cashew Nut Sauce

During my recent vacation to the Western Cape, I visited the George Farmers’ Market where to my delight, a large number of vendors were proponents of Paleo and Raw foods.  I started a chat with a Raw Foods fundie who really got me into the raw and whole foods culture and I tried some of his offerings – was so chuffed that I did.  He shared a few recipes with me, this cashew nut cheesy-tasting raw sauce being one of them.  The nutritional yeast used in this recipe, which gives this sauce it’s cheesy flavour and taste, is sugar and processed nasties free and is available from Dischem (Health Connection brand) or Health stores.  I added some fresh red pepper for a taste variant but you could omit. I grilled large brown mushrooms with garlic and olive oil in the oven for 10 minutes and added the sauce to it when they were cooked – C’est très magnifique :)


1 Cup raw organic cashew nuts
½ large organic red peppers
¼ cup water
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 tbsp. tahini
1 ½ tsp. Himalyan salt
1 clove garlic
2 tsp. onion powder

Here’s How

Add all the ingredients a blender and blend until smooth.  Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator and use within 3-4 days.

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Prava Singh

A Mom, daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend experiencing life through an evolutionary body with a revolutionary mind... A recent past former Type 2 insulin dependent and hypertensive walking time-bomb for 13.5 years, I have made positive lifestyle changes that has aided and abetted my health status for my overall betterment. Passionate about all things food, with a proud Indian heritage, I regularly blog my culinary attempts that have worked for me in my endeavours to break the shackles of food addictions and food slavery. Passionate about people too, my decision to share these endeavours is driven by informing others that a lifestyle change through food is indeed possible. I have indeed survived high school and survived life too in the most interesting and thought-provoking ways. Having lost over 50kgs of excess weight in just under a year, I have reclaimed my life and am thoroughly enjoying the journey.

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