Holidays, Christmas, and socializing are coming up soon. Why not take the time to make a few goodies ahead of time that will build your immune system, reduce inflammation, and taste oh so good! This recipe has too many benefits to mention, such as lowering blood sugar, maintaining blood pressure (cashews are loaded with magnesium), and a great source of the good fat and protein needed to maintain healthy weight. I will be posting several ideas for you in the next month.
This loaf is very easy to make, is gluten-free, and you can vary the flavor by changing the type of cheese. The one pictured below was made with goat feta, so it had a tangy flavor which I love. Using mozzarella or cheddar makes a good loaf, and for dairy-free why not try the Earth Island Swiss slices? I recommend goat cheese as it is so much easier to digest than cheese made from cow’s milk. The natural food section of Superstore now carries several options for both goat cheese, and the dairy-free Earth Island cheese. I also purchase the goat feta at Superstore in the regular cheese section. It comes in a huge block, and can easily be grated.
Cashew Cheese Loaf: (from Cook Your Way to Health, page 19)
This yummy loaf freezes well, and makes a great toast.
2 1/2 cups ground raw cashews (purchase whole or broken cashews from a store that keeps these in the fridge, and grind in a Nutribullet or blender)
1/4 cup soft butter (or ghee or coconut oil for dairy-free)
1 cup grated cheese of choice
1 tsp. baking soda
3 beaten eggs, organic or free range preferred
- Heat oven to 350 F.
- Mix butter or substitute, nut flour and cheese.
- Add slightly beaten eggs and baking soda.
- Pour into a well oiled loaf pan (approx. 4″ x 8″) and bake until golden brown on top and a toothpick comes out clean. 45 minutes to an hour.
- Cool well before slicing. I like to slice and place parchment paper between slices before freezing.
I found parchment paper loaf pan liners at the dollar store, and these work great.
On a different note, many of you know that I love quilting, obsessed with it in fact, and so now I have a few spares I am willing to part with.
This quilt is 79″ x 61″, made with 100% cotton pieced top, 100% bamboo batting, and 100% cotton flannel backing. It is longarm custom quilted (by me) with butterflies. Machine washable on gentle; dry on gentle. Great for cuddling under while watching Netflix, makes a great wall covering, or bed cover. Price is $350.
In good Health,