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05-13-2006, 11:32 PM
I can make cashew butter and cashew milk... then what can I do with them???
Anything else I can do with them???
And since I have your attention, do I need to soak the cashews before I blend them?
And what is the difference between the butter and milk???
:confused: > :cool:
05-14-2006, 05:48 AM
I bought a load of cashews fron Shazie's site because I do not trust the nuts here to be raw and they are the only nut that I am using at the moment.
I open a bag and soak them overnight and then dehydrate them. I put them in a ziplock and store them in the fridge. I use them anywhere that nuts are called for including the base of the Date Nut Tort.
I am sitting here eating date nut tort made of.
layer 1 Cashews and Raisens
Layer 2 Figs and Apricots
Layer 2 Fresh Blueberries.
This is breakfast.
05-14-2006, 08:35 AM
Cashew hummus is OHHHHH sooo good !!!! Just take some cashews & soak, then blend with some lemon juice, garlic, curry, cayenne & celtic sea salt. water to thin...Plus I like a little olive oil.. It is fantastic. I make it in my vitamix-as I like it really smooth... Enjoy... :p
05-14-2006, 10:42 AM
I use it as cake topping.
Cake = grind walnuts and dates finely in food processor.
Layer of this. Layer of chopped strawberry, banana, papaya. Layer of this. Layer of fruit. Layer of this.
Then blend cashes with a few fresh dates, lemon juice and water, to make a cream topping.
Also you can use cashews to make the cauliflower mash recipe:
Blend one and a half cups of cashews in blender on max high speed until completely ground down. Take out and next blend one whole head cauliflower chopped with 1/4 cup olive oil on max speed until creamy. Mix ground cashews and cauliflower together in bowl. Top with Celtic sea salt, and whatever seasonings you like on your mashed potatoes. Serves 4.
05-14-2006, 10:50 AM
Cashew butter is pulverised cashew nuts - it's like peanut butter, but tastes of cashews instead of peanuts.
Cashew milk is water + tiny particles of cashews - it looks like milk or soya milk.
Cashew butter contains the whole cashew. Cashew milk just contains some of the cashew - most remains behind in the pulp. (You blend cashews with water and then strain out the solids, to leave a liquid)
05-14-2006, 10:55 AM
You can use them to make rich, creamy salad dressings, sauces, or gravies.
05-14-2006, 07:05 PM
I blended cashews with fresh coconut milk to make a thick paste and then I added fresh shredded coconut and rolled them into balls.
Put them in the fridge for a bit and VOILA! A Yummy dessert. Next time I will add more of the cashew mixture to the coconut and perhaps some cinnamon or vanilla.
05-14-2006, 07:09 PM
I use cashews for a LOT...milk, shakes, ice cream, frostings, cheezes, I substitute cashews for mac nuts in many recipes including the cream filling for Alissa's Crepes, ground into flour for some cookie recipes, salad dressing, before I got hip to using avocado in chocolate pudding cashews and water used to be the base for pudding.
05-14-2006, 07:23 PM
Yes, you need to soak cashews, this is what I make with cashews.
ice creams with all kinds of fruits and nuts added, mmmmmm there are endless varieties
cashew cream cheese to put on veggies, to use in recipes, for crackers
cashew veggie dip with spices for chip dipping
cashew frosting for cakes and pies
cashew cheesecake, it is indeed the very best cheesecake
cashew sour cream for all kinds of things, exceptional on the enchiladas or tacos
cashew mayonaisse for sandwiches
cashew cheeses to eat plain or with sandwiches etc.
cashew milk or cream for cereal toppings
cashew hot cocoa
cashews mixed in stir dry
cashew chocolate mousse
cashew pumpkin pie
cashew cashew cashew, you can use it like any milk, cream or cheese
cashews are extremely versatile.
05-14-2006, 10:28 PM
I LOVE cashews!
I use them for all the things mentioned above,
and I also soak, mix with agave and cayenne/spices, and dehydrate.
I use the finished sweet and spicy cashews as a topping for salads and especially coconut noodle salad, or coconut noodle pad thai!
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