Do You Cashew?

I don't know what it is about cashews that I love so much... their sweet, butteriness? Their ability to be coated in salty or sweet and still taste amazing? The face they look like little kidneys? No, that's not it. 

They're certainly not a low fat or low calorie food, but in the world of nuts they are a decent choice (behind pistachios and almonds). Like many nuts, cashews have a long list of health benefits. But really, I just care that they taste great. The health benefits are an added bonus.

Cashew Butter

2 cups roasted unsalted cashews
1/2 tsp salt
3-4 tbsp soy milk or liquid of choice

Place cashews in a food processor

Pulse until you have a coarse meal

Add salt and 2 tbsp of liquid to start, then add additional tablespoons of liquid as you see fit

When your cashew butter is the consistency you like, transfer to a fridge container

Then you have an excuse to eat celery!

The cashew butter should stay nice and fresh for about a week.

You can always flavor your cashew butter while it is in the food processor. Here are some tasty add in ideas:

  • Vanilla bean
  • Cocoa powder/chocolate chunks
  • Coconut flakes
  • Apple chunks and cinnamon
  • Cumin and chili powder 
  • Lemongrass and thai chili (like the TJ's tom yum cashews omg)

Cashew butter and jelly sandwiches here I come!

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