View Full Version : Spicy Nacho SunCheeze (cheap too!)
01-02-2008, 07:44 AM
I made this on a whim last night and it RAWKED the HOUSE!!! My measurements are approximate and you should alway make everything to your specific taste...but try it and gimme some feedback.
1-2c soaked sunseeds (I soaked them in the morning and they were ready by dinner time)
1 lemon, juiced
2-4 cloves garlic
handful of cilantro
2t chili powder
2t onion powder
2-4T nutritional yeast (optional-but it gave a much more realistic "cheese" flavor)
2t hot sauce (you could sub cayenne or jalepeno)
(I *may* have added some water...I can't recall right now)
blend the sunseeds in the FP til somewhat smooth. Add lemon. add all spices except nutr. yeast. Blend well. add nutri yeast 1T at a time til you have it to your taste.
I made this last night and was blown away. SAD SAD SAD dh tried it and thought it was almost exactly like the real thing.
Let me know if I need to tweak some measurements. I usu make my stuff by eyeballing and taste-testing as I go. :o
I wrapped it in collard leaves with tomato, onion and avo. it was AWESOME! (tho I think it would be even better in lettuce leaves)
01-02-2008, 07:49 AM
I'm guessing you mean "sunflower seeds"??
I was watching and waiting, hoping you would not forget to post your recipe! I'll go soak my sunflower seeds right away....
(runs off to the kitchen):D
Mmmmm sounds good. I just started making taco shells, and they could really use a nice cheese!!!!
01-02-2008, 09:06 AM
I have some sun seeds soaking from yesterday! this gives me a GREAT way to use them. Thank You! i'll let you know how it comes out. HUGS&PEACE Carrassa
01-02-2008, 09:19 AM
This looks great!!:D Have my seeds soaking now~
01-02-2008, 09:25 AM
I am going to try this tonight with my yellow squash "noodles" and sun dried tomatoe sauce. Sounds so yummy!!! Thanks for posting it!
01-02-2008, 09:49 AM
yes, sorry. sunseeds=sunflower seeds. One of the twins called them sunseeds when he was little and it kinda stuck...:o
01-02-2008, 09:50 AM
oh my gosh! I just took a small bite from the fridge and before I knew it the whole thing was GONE! :p I'm soaking more seeds now too! LOL!
01-02-2008, 09:59 AM
Oh, here's your cheese recipe....I was just asking about it on the 30 day challenge section....where you made mention of it....THANKS.
01-02-2008, 10:28 AM
I can't wait.... I'm making it tonight. :D
01-02-2008, 01:03 PM
I will actually try this recipe once I'm eating whole foods again... can't wait until next month....
01-02-2008, 01:26 PM
Sounds yummy! I am going to go soak some seeds now and they'll be ready in the a.m. I am craving something more "meaty", and I think this will hit the spot just fine!
01-02-2008, 02:26 PM
Ever since it has been impossible for me to get my hands on raw almonds (without having to order them), I have been using sunflower seeds in place of them in everything. It is working great.
I even made Alissa's Pad Thai sauce with sunflower seeds. It was delicious!
01-03-2008, 06:22 AM
so did anyone try it? were my measurements way off? :confused:
01-03-2008, 08:10 AM
I made this last night. I couldn't get it very smooth in my fp so wound up transferring it to my VM and that worked great, made it much smoother. I added some things to it. I added a red pepper, some onion, a little nama shoyu, some water to thin it out and omitted the hot sauce...oh and a little tumeric for color. One thing that is very cool about raw is the ability to play with recipes and see what happens!:D
I'm using your cheese to make mexican pizza for dinner tonight...yum...makes my mouth water just thinking about it!!!
btw...I loved using sunflower seeds instead of almonds...much more economical!!! Thanks~
01-03-2008, 09:17 AM
OMG!!! I am SOOOOOO making this over the weekend!!!!!! Thanks for posting the recipe:)
01-03-2008, 10:53 AM
I made it this morning, and it tastes really yummy. I don't have a VitaMix, so I had to do the best I could with my food processor. It came out fairly smooth, smooth enough for me.
I used 3 cloves garlic, 3 T. nutritional yeast (I wouldn't say this is optional, it REALLY makes it nice and cheesy), and 2 c. of sunflower seeds. Everything else was by your measurements.
I already had a few little bites, but am looking forward to wrapping it up in some lettuce leaves with other veggies.
01-03-2008, 11:03 AM
I just ate some pico de gallo on Alissa's mexican cracker and was wishing for some spicey cheese and there you are. I'm soo gonna make this. Thanks!
01-03-2008, 01:10 PM
so glad you all are liking it! A chef-I am NOT, so finding something that others like is a real challenge! LOL!
01-03-2008, 01:30 PM
Zaphirah, and anyone else: I found KINDA the same recipe in RAWvolution....but yours has more spices and such....BUT Matt Amsden's recipe, he uses sunflower seeds put in a coffee grinder. So I threw my sunflower seeds in my dehydrator until tonight and will then make your cheese. I can't wait. For others who don't have a VM, maybe grinding the dry sunflower seeds in the coffee grinder will help you get your cheese creamier!!:D
Best of luck....and Zaphirah, I will let you know how I like your cheese, I bet its' FAB and I can't wait. I think I will also dehydrate some zuchini, celery, and stuff to make a cabbage taco type roll! YUMMY :D
01-03-2008, 08:52 PM
YES! The suncheeze was so great! I can't wait to have some more of it tomorrow!
Thanks Zaphirah for posting your EASY and CHEAP recipe for spicey cheeze!:p (licking my lips!):D
01-04-2008, 06:54 AM
Glad you liked it! One of the twins ate this wrapped in lettuce leaves with tomato and avocado last night. He ate 2 "tacos".
01-04-2008, 08:15 AM
I tried to put an avo on mine, but the avo was NOT ripe when I cut it, so I ruined it.....and had to throw it away.:mad: Oh well, I still enjoyed it with the cheeze and veggies!
Thanks again Zaphirah!
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