“Pizza Pizza” Cashew Cheese Sauce

Happy Monday broccoli fans!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend filled with good food, fun, and a bit of rest before the work/school week starts back. Speaking of school…remember the bit of snow I told you about on Friday? Can you believe they cancelled school for that?! I mean, we got like 0.17352 inches!

Oh if I were only a teacher…wait, no…even for the snow days AND summer break…I just couldn’t do it. Props to all my girls who do!

Much to the disappointment of all the neighborhood kids, we didn’t happen to get any more hellacious flakes of snow…just cold…but it didn’t bother me. I was tucked away warm in my house most of the weekend with BB drinking coffee at all hours of the day, watching movies under my best fleece throw, and making some pretty delicious meals (more of that in a later post).

Of all the things nibbled and noshed on this weekend, I just had to share with you guys a recipe I came up with yesterday:

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“Pizza Pizza” Cashew Cheese Sauce:

Inspired by the sauce in Kristina’s Noocho Cheese Pasta

  • 3/4 cup soaked cashews
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional, but such a good addition)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Alternate pulsing and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula until smooth and creamy!

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This sauce makes for a great dip for just about anything:

Pretzels….tortilla chips…veggies…your finger 😉

Or you could massage it into some kale and make…

Kale chips!!

BB had his first experience with kale chips yesterday and guess what…he liked them! Oh how I love converting people to the dark healthy side! Also, since he met me, he said he’s been eating Greek yogurt (he loves Chobani) and I’ve totally caught him raiding my peanut butter stash!

Don’t you just love it when your healthy habits start to rub off on those around you?

What is something you never thought you’d eat but ended up loving it in the end?
I would have to say tofu is high on the list…
who knew how versatile AND tasty it could be!

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