Raw Vegan Cashew CreamSaturday, February 23, 2013
Hi all! I recently discovered a lot of recipes for raw desserts and have been quite intrigued by the many varieties out there. A lot of the recipes actually look a lot more appealing than the processed and evidently unhealthier stuff that most people make. I am by no means vegan, but I don’t eat a lot of red meat and try to embrace a vegetarian diet a few days of the week. I have been looking at a lot of recipes on Pinterest that are raw and vegan and majority of the ones I came across actually sound incredible. There are so many creative ways to use raw ingredients to develop a tasty and wholesome dessert that embodies purity and flavour.
During my raw dessert research, I was super excited to receive an email from Hannah over at BitterSweet telling me that I've won the Raw Dessert cookbook from a contest she recently hosted. I thought to myself what perfect timing, I’m going to become a raw dessert freak now! I can’t wait to try out some of the recipes from the book and all of the other ones I have pinned away. Since I have such a sweet tooth, the most perfect guilt-free way to satisfy it is by making some of the raw treats that I know are full of wholesome foods and natural flavour. I won’t forever be a raw dessert girl because I really do enjoy a slab of frosted chocolate cake from time to time, but if I can get used to making most desserts this way than that’s a step in the right direction and a huge success for me.
I started to eat this right away with a bowl of strawberries and the combo was perfect, I literally didn't give a crap about real whipped cream at this point, the cashew cream was SO satisfying! I was so happy that I found such an amazing recipe that I wanted to add it to another raw recipe. My sister and I thought about making some raw tarts and came up with an easy crust within 10 minutes. We refrigerated them for a few hours and then dug in. Seriously amazing! My whole family loved them including my sister’s boyfriend who is a 'I eat junk food' kind of guy, he was really surprised at how good these tasted.
If you want to use this as a dairy substitute in pasta sauces and other dishes, just omit the vanilla, almond milk, agave and use filtered water instead.
Raw Vegan Cashew Cream