This week, we celebrate National Cashew Day (Nov 22nd).
The cashew is a subtropical nut that has 0mg of cholesterol and lots of potassium and protein per serving. It is high in iron, protein, magnesium, vitamin E, and zinc.
It is my favorite nut to cook with. Cashews are to cheese what tofu is to meat. Cashews can replicate a cheesy flavor and a creamy texture (when presoaked in water) to create the best Vegan dishes. It’s a healthy, plant-based substitute if you have a sensitivity to dairy or if you’re plant-based.
Like tofu’s ability to mimic flavors and textures of non-Vegan dishes, if prepared and seasoned correctly cashews will do the same . It’s a pantry staple in my house. I use them as a base to replicate creamy, cheesy-like Vegan cream sauces, Queso, Alfredo, etc. I even use them to create the crumbly texture of Parmesan cheese in Vegan Parmesan.
Click the title links below to discover a few of my favorite and most popular cashew-based recipes:
As a snack option, cashews are healthy, in moderation. Why not make the most of your snack portion by kicking up the flavor of your plain, cashews.
Consider yourself warned. Snack time is about to change with these 2 simple, yes, simple spiced-cashew recipes. You probably already have the ingredients in your pantry.
Smoky Chile-Roasted Cashews and Chipotle-Lime Roasted Cashews will bring fun time to snack time.
Smoky Chile-Roasted Cashews, gets its sweet and smokiness from the smoked paprika, has a hint of aromatic oregano, and the heat from chili powder. It delivers a savory, burst of smoky flavor.
The balanced flavor of the zestful lime mixed with the mildly spicy chipotle seasoning in my Chipotle-Lime Roasted Cashews will awaken your taste buds.
I’ve created 2 special seasoning mixes, but you can get as creative as your pantry and imagination will allow by coming up with your own blend.
Simple ingredients. Intense flavor. Enjoy!