Monday, June 22, 2009

i will always be in search of the perfect cheese. though i thought follow your heart was the best for pizza i decided to try and make my own. i combined a few different recipes that i found from other blogs.  the result baked nice on pizza but was a little gritty (my fault, could have processed longer). it was also yummy as is, with chips , smeared on bread, and almost had a hummus meets nacho cheese taste to it. i like both those things just fine!
2/3 cup cashews
2/3 cup water (or more)
1/4 cup red bell pepper
1/4 red onion
1/4 nutritional yeast flakes
2 garlic gloves
3tbs lemon juice
2tbs braggs liquid aminos
1tbs sesame oil
dash of sea salt

combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy, adding more cashews if it is to watery and more water if it if too thick. for a lighter taste i would recommend heating the garlic, onion, and pepper in a pan first to soften. for pizza spread a little over pizza sauce, a little goes a long way. i ate it old school just cheese and sauce, but i sprinkled sesame seeds and oregano over the top.