Conquering Lion Cashew Cheez
"Vegan Fusion World Cuisine" by Mark Reinfeld & Bo Rinaldi
2 cups cashews
1 cup filtered water
1/3 cup red bell pepper, diced
2 1/2 TBS green onion, diced
2 TBS cilantro, minced
1 tsp garlic, minced (optional)
1 tsp Bragg Liquid Aminos
1/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1. Blend cashew with filtered water until very smooth. Place in a 1/2 gallon open-mouthed glass jar. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and secure with a rubber band. Cover with a towel and allow to sit in a warm place overnight.
2. Pour cashew mixture into a large mixing bowl, combine with remaining ingredients and mix well.
Variations: In exchange for cashews use macadamia nuts or pine nuts.
Blend 1 cup of chopped red pepper with cultured cashew mixture, before adding the remaining ingredients.
Replace cilantro with other fresh herbs.
Add 1/4 cup grated carrots or beets.
Replace bell pepper with other fresh veggies.