Whether you already eat mostly plants or are looking to embrace a plant-based diet, here are some tasty recipes to inspire you! We start with a recipe for a cheese substitute (giving up cheese is often reported as the most challenging part of a plant-based diet). Recipe author, Co-op Member, and Certified Health Coach Carson Gross suggests using this sauce instead of cheese on sandwiches, pizza, eggs, veggies, or nachos. Mix with salsa for a delicious queso dip. It also makes a great pasta sauce for vegan mac n’ cheese.
- 1 cup raw cashews
- night in water
- 3 tbsp. lemon juice
- 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 3 tbsp. miso
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. paprika
- ½ cup water
Place all ingredients in a high powered blender
Blend on high until desired consistency is reached adding water to thin if necessary
Tip: If using a less powerful blender, soak the cashews or pumpkin seeds in water overnight to soften and drain prior to use.
Tip: If the sauce is too thick, add more liquid until desired consistency is reached
Here are a few more plant based recipes for you to check out!