Invaluable Vegan Ingredient: Cashews

Cashews as Substitute for Cream and Cream Cheese

If you haven’t tried using cashews as a substitute for cream, you’re missing out on a healthy, tasty substitute. “Cashew cream” took the plant-based cooking world by storm about a decade ago and is still a fantastic way to please the palate while foregoing unhealthy dairy fat. Cashews can also substitute for cream cheese in dishes like Chili Rellenos, artichoke-spinach dip, and even cheesecake.

Cashew Cream Recipes

Here are some of the cashew-based recipes or links available on the site:

Gracious Vegan Creamy Tomato Sauce

Creamy Roasted Tomato Vodka Sauce

Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip

Cashew Cheese Chili Rellenos

Vegan Penne Pasta Casserole

7 Ingredient Vegan Cheesecake

Cashew milk (Silk brand) is also a great substitute for cow's milk—it’s what got my husband off dairy. It’s thicker than most non-dairy milks. “Original” Silk cashew milk has only 25 calories a cup. We like So Delicious brand: 40 calories a cup and thicker.

 

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