Month: August 2011
Raw, Vegan Walnut “Cheddar Cheese” (almost raw, vegan, gluten free)
(Makes 1 1/3 cup)
1 cup walnuts
1 tbsp miso (optional; omit if you’re sensitive to soy)
3 tbsp tomato paste (I like Muir Glen Organic)
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2-1 cup water
1) Place all ingredients save the salt/pepper and water in a food processor.
Pulse till broken down and roughly ground.
2) With motor running, add water in a thin stream, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl. Stop when the “cheese” has reached a thick, spreadable, and smooth consistency. The amount of water you need may vary, which is why I say 1/2 to 1 cup; use as much as you need.
3) Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with crackers, as a sandwich spread, or, if you need more ideas, check out my top 10 uses for cashew cheese!
I’ve been enjoying mine as a dip for fresh veggies—a great midday snack…
The gluten-free craze it something everyone has noticed. Why has this become so popular?
I found a blog post that discusses this social phenomenon. Click, read and learn!
Glenda The Good Foodie
I am so excited to have come this far. I have learned so much in the last month that I know I will grow ever faster now! Thanks to all my visitors. I hope we will become friends for life.
Eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies and enjoy the life God has given you.
Glenda The Good Foodie!!!
I started golfing about 4 years ago, at age 51. I love it for the sport and I love being outdoors in nature. Even the 9-hole courses are great to me.
I have learned several lessons from this game and here are 3 of those things:
1) When you make a mistake, you have to go on to the next shot. Don’t let mistakes haunt you or else you will end up with a stack of errors on your mind. When your mind is encumbered, your game will show it.
2) Golf is not an expensive sport. It is what you make it. Like most things in life. I did some research and found discount golf equipment. I found a great set of golf clubs and a bag for my hubby and other people probably think he paid full price, but he didn’t. He even does exchanges when it’s time to upgrade.
3) Even though I am older I can be involved in a sport. There are leagues for women and it is so much fun. I walk the course and get my Vitamin D. Getting older means doing those things you have always wanted to do. So I finally got lessons from a golf professional. I am enjoying golf and I am enjoying older age.
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Over on Nourishing Gourmet, there’s a challenge to eat 4 cups of vegetables a day for 10 days in celebration of her new salad cookbook, starting August 26, tomorrow. I’m planning to join in, at least on the produce part!
Most Americans do not eat enough vegetables, or even fruit, and vegetables are incredibly important for good health. As I’ve muttered before, high vegetable consumption protects against various common health problems, including:
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- selected cancers
- macular degeneration (progressive blindness)
- constipation (yeah, not so appealing, but very common)