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Lime & Sage Cashew “Blue Cheese”

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I absolutely love entertaining at home and serving up new food and drink creations to friends and family  (using them as my guinea pigs). They don’t seem to mind most of the time. Sometimes my creations don’t always come out looking and/or tasting very glamorous, but at least it lends itself to some interesting dinner conversations. This one (thankfully) did turn out to be a success and a wonderful substitute for blue cheese if you struggle with the thought of mould in your cheese (me). If you’re stuck for an appetizer at your next dinner party, this cheese compliments any kind of seasonal fruit and is heavenly on a fresh piece of sourdough.
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Cashew & Fig Cream

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My sister and I have been eating no sugar for 5 weeks. She asked me if I wanted to cut out sugar with her for a whole 8 weeks to help keep her accountable. I agreed without realising how difficult it is to actually avoid the stuff. It is literally EVERYWHERE and my eyes have really been opened to how much we eat of it without even realising.  I am still allowing myself fruit though – I could never live without fruit, it is my favourite food in the world, really!

I’ve really enjoyed the journey of getting creative making tasty treats without relying on sweeteners. This cashew and fig cream is one of the toppings I created for our pancakes over the weekend. It really is perfect on anything from pancakes, toast, fruit, or even in smoothies…and vegan-friendly too :)

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Ingredients:

1 cup cashews
Half cup filtered water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 dried figs

Method:

Add ingredients to a blender and combine on a high speed until creamy.

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