I hope you guys enjoyed the last few days of summer because fall is definitely here! I love the cold fresh air, the yellow leaves, the snow on the mountains…I love it all! Here is a picture of how beautiful it was on the weekend! I know you guys will think it’s terrible weather but I believe there is a time for every season and we should appreciate them all instead of always looking forward for the next one. Although I have to admit, I’m guilty of drooling over my new dream winter jacket and shopping for cross-country skis! As much as I love eating raw food in the summer, fall is all about soups and warm comfort food. Believe me; my comfort food is nowhere close to yours! But that is ok, because I want to help you try healthy options that will make you feel great every day, rather than tired,
bitchy moody and bloated.
While we are on that subject, it’s been a month since I became a vegan and I absolutely love it! I have never been so excited about food in my life and I catch myself wishing there were more meals in a day so I could eat all this food at once. I literally have trouble choosing what to eat because everything is too good! I also feel a lot better. I have more energy, no more stomach pains, I don’t get tired after lunch, I am not moody and I almost never crave sweet or starchy stuff! I also recover better between workouts so I can run longer and faster and I get more training in! I think I lost a few pounds too because my new pants I just bought are too big! Oh well, I might just have to go shopping! What a shame! J
Now I told you guys I had a bit of a cooking frenzy last week and part of it was experiencing with nut cheeses. Here is a recipe of a cashew cheeze I came up with. I love it so much! It’s great in a sandwich, with crackers, in lasagnas, sauces… it’s good with everything. I personally love it as a pizza sauce, thanks to Angela Liddon @ Oh She Glows. You should check out her blog, she has fabulous recipes! Alright! Less chatting, more cooking. Here is the recipe… (The pizza recipe will follow)
Basil Cashew CheezePrep time: 5 min Waiting time: 4 hours Cooking time: 0 Servings: Approx. 2 cups
Ingredients:1 cup Cashews
½ cup Water (plus water for soaking)
3 Garlic Cloves
7 Big Basil Leaves
¼ tsp Fennel Seeds
¼ tsp Guar Gum
Start with soaking the cashews in water for 4 hours or overnight. Rinse and drain. Add to food processor with all ingredients and process until smooth. Keep refrigerated for up to one week.