Vegan Ranch Cashew Butter

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Dry Roasted Cashews
  • 2 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 1 handful of Fresh Dill
  • 1 handful of Fresh Parsley
  • 1 handful of Chives
  • 2 tbsp of Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp of Lemon Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup of Nutritional Yeast
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

*Makes 8 servings

*Dried herbs can work in substitution of fresh herbs if necessary

Directions:

  1. Blend cashews in high speed blender or food processor until a powdery consistency.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until a smooth consistency is reached.

*Make sure your blender or food processor can handle nuts.

 

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Playing Vegan for 30 Days

Level 5 Vegan

I decided to go on a dietary adventure by eating a vegan diet for 30 days.

Why?

  • For the challenge (vegetarian would be too easy).
  • By significantly limiting myself I will have to get creative and come up with new recipes.
  • Curiosity and experimentation.
  • Learn more about plant-based eating.
  • To practice the art of being charmingly difficult while eating out.
  • To shake things up and keep things interesting.

For me the hardest part will be not having greek yogurt and my daily dose of chocolate. I also eat meat, eggs and cheese somewhat regularly… but that will be easier to not have.¬†Eating enough protein will also be a bit of a challenge. I will also have to put more thought into it because animal proteins have all the essential amino acids, but this isn’t the case with plant-based proteins.