First things first…THANK YOU!!!! I want every single one of you to know how much I appreciate you stopping by my little itty-bitty corner of the interweb to read my blog! Whether you’ve read all the posts in the Cashew Cream Series, whether you’ve read just one or two, or whether this is your first read at CEBH….THANKS SO MUCH!
Here’s just a few of the fabulous dishes we made with cashew cream!
Now that I’ve published the final recipe in the series, I thought it’d be a good idea to do a short recap of all the recipes. Hopefully you’ll remember where it all started….Cashew Cream ~ Dairy Free…this is the base upon which most all the rest of the recipes are based! By tweaking the cashew cream with different flavors and seasonings we’ve been able to create 14 different recipes from cashew cream! And trust me when I say…we’ve just scratched the surface…I’m pretty sure that at some point in the future you can expect more recipes using the magical ingredient that is cashew cream!
The recipe that started it all…Cashew Cream ~ Dairy Free
Next up was a recipe for Vodka Sauce ~ Vegan that is truly one of the best vodka sauces I’ve ever eaten! Simple, delicious, rich and creamy – give it a try on your next bowl of pasta!
The recipe for “Cashew” Creamed Peas & Potaotes was a recipe that took me right back to my childhood…it’s a comfort food that reminds me of my grandparents every time I make it!
Fruit Parfaits with Lemon Cashew Cream…sweet, tart, light, refreshing…perfect for a healthy dessert, breakfast, or as a snack!
The recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Mushroom & Garlic Sauce is perfect as a side dish, or a meatless main dish! Spaghetti squash was one of the first vegetables I was able to get my son to eat when he was a toddler – needless to say, it’s a favorite of mine!
I love soup! So much so that we eat it all year round, so it’s no surprise that three different soups made the cut when it came to this series. The first soup recipe I shared was this one for Roasted Tomato Bisque with Savory Oatmeal Crunch. Everyone who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s probably fondly recalls tomato soup being served not only at the family dinner table, but also the school cafeteria! Let’s just say this bisque is a grownup version of that odd-colored gloppy soup from a can that so many of us grew up eating!
The recipe for Apple Crisp with Maple Cinnamon Cashew Cream was a nod to the days when I was a single mom and my son and I used to visit apple orchards every fall. He’s grown now, but Apple Crisp is a favorite dessert that never gets old no matter how many times I make it, or how many times I change it up! The Maple Cinnamon Cream is exactly what this delicious sugar-free crisp needed to take it to the next level!
Looking for a unique way to use butternut squash? How about these Butternut & Quinoa Fritters with Horseradish & Sage Cashew Cream?!? I seriously love butternut squash so I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate it into our diet. These fritters were a first for me – but it certainly won’t be the last time I make them! They were crispy, light, flavorful, and so much fun to make!
Planning a brunch or shower? Looking for a healthful alternative to the typical cream cheese based fruit dips? Then I’ve got the perfect solution! In the 3>1 Cashew Cream Fruit Dip post I shared 3 flavors of fruit dip – Key Lime Coconut, Lemon Poppyseed, and Chocolate Almond. All 3 so seriously delicious I could not pick a favorite!
When I first adopted the CEBH Lifestyle I made the decision to cut red meat from my diet, and for the most part, it’s been pretty easy to adhere to my self-imposed ban. But my poor husband – a real meat & potatoes, farm raised kinda guy…he was missing his big ‘ol hunks of beef! 😉 Thankfully we have a source for farm raised organic bison meat that brings their products to our local farmers market. Bison meat is incredibly healthful – even better for you than salmon – and it’s exactly what I needed to make a delicious roast bison dinner for my husband! I know it’s not the prettiest meal I’ve ever served – but do not judge a book by its cover! I guarantee you that this Slowcooker Bison Roast with Bourbon Espresso “Gravy” is one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever made!
Next up I shared a dessert recipe for some yummy Chewy Chocolate Oat Bars. Just look at how chewy, gooey, and chocolaty they look! ‘Nuff said!
Thanksgiving is is fast approaching and there are some traditional dishes that just need to be on the holiday table. But sometimes the old standbys need a makeover – and that’s what I did with this recipe for Green Bean Casserole CEBH Style! No canned soup, no dairy, no canned fried onions…all healthy and most importantly delicious! In fact, I happen to think the flavor of this casserole is over and above the original!!! But you will have to judge that for yourself when you make it!
The second soup recipe I shared is soooo good you guys! By using almond milk, and of course, cashew cream I was able to make a potato soup that rivals – dare I say, surpasses – the traditional version that’s full of milk, cream, and butter! My version of Dairy Free Potato Leek Soup is delicious, rich, satisfying and so good for you. I hope you love it as much as I do! For meat eaters – a little ham added in would be spectacular as well!
My next to last recipe in this series as for another soup…this one featuring my favorite fall vegetable… butternut squash! I’ve made this recipe for years and love it for its flavor profile that includes sweet, savory, and spicy. And unlike many butternut soup recipes, this one has some ‘chew’ to it! Read on to see what I mean about this Roasted Butternut Chipotle Soup!
And finally, last but certainly not least, is perhaps my favorite recipe of the entire Cashew Cream Recipe Series…Raw Chocolate Espresso Torte! There aren’t enough “yum” words to describe how wonderful this is…that is if you love chocolate and coffee like I do! The fact that a dessert like this can be made dairy, sugar, and gluten free thrills me! I hope you serve it at your next dinner party, or perhaps take it to your family Thanksgiving celebration. You’ll be the MVP of desserts with this winner!
Once again, thank you for reading! Please remember to pin and bookmark the recipes that appeal to you, and if you would, direct your friends to my blog as well…sharing is caring! 😉