My Vitamix adventures continue!
And I'm a BIG fan of this one... creamy cashew cheddar. It's seriously amazing. I try to limit dairy MOST of the time. Pizza is one of my favorite splurges, as are wine and cheese nights, but in my day-to-day I really don't consume dairy.
I served mine over lentil pasta (also good) and it totally hit the "mac & cheese" spot.
-1 1/3 cup raw unsalted cashews (soaked in water for 8 hours)
-1/2 cup roasted butternut squash
-1/4 cup nutritional yeast
-2 Tbsp olive oil
-1/4 cup canned Pimiento peppers
-lemon juice (1/4 lemon)
-1/4 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
-1/8 tsp nutmeg
-1 tsp garlic powder
-1/4 cup water
Instructions: Throw everything in the Vitamix or food processor. Turn on at speed 1 and slowly increase to speed 7. Then turn on High for 3 minutes. You will get a hot, creamy faux-cheese. Pour over your favorite pasta or use as a dip for nachos. :)
MS, RDN, LDN