The Recipes

Cashew Dip

We all have the friends who are vegans/gluten-intolerant/on some crazy diet, right?  When you're headed to a gathering where there will be people with nutrition needs, sometimes it's nice to be the one person to bring something everyone can eat.  Don't feel bad if you don't - most people make arrangements so as not to put anyone out - but I guarantee you'll be most appreciated if you do.

Cashew Dip

Serves: A group!     Time: Overnight     Difficulty: Not to hard at all - you just need patience

INGREDIENTS:

- 2 c. raw, unsalted cashews

- 1 T. white pepper (black pepper is acceptable)

- 1 T. garlic powder

- 1 lemon, juiced

- 2 T. apple cider vinegar

- 2 T. nutritional yeast

- pinch of salt

Note: You can also add optional flavorings like hot sauce, chopped herbs, or even chipotle in adobo.

DIRECTIONS:

Cover the cashews with water.  Let them sit overnight.

The next day, drain the cashews and put them in a food processor with all of the other ingredients.  Puree until smooth, adding in a little bit of water until you reach the desired consistency.

Serve with flat breads or vegetables.