(Raw) Sour Cream

Ohhh yum. My 3 year old is really fussy about anything saucy or creamy but he loves this and so do I! Here he is enjoying some sour cream dip and veggies after an afternoon building a garden box.

Enjoy this sour cream with carrots, cucumber or celery, on tacos (raw or cooked) or dip crackers in it. Some people like to add garlic or chives to turn it into an delicious aioli. It also makes a great dressing for salad.

❤ It’s so tasty!

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INGREDIENTS

1 & 1/2 cup cashews (soaked for at least 1 hour in hot water or overnight in cold)
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
The juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon of salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Blend all ingredients until it takes on a whipped consistency. Add a dash more water if needed to get things moving, and a wee pinch more salt (if you like) to taste.

MASTER TIP/SOAKING ALTERNATIVE: to make a really creamy dressing what you should do is first turn the cashews into a fine flour by blending them dry first. Then add all other ingredients and blend. This results in a smoother, faster cream.

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Imitation Vegenaise™

I missed real mayonnaise – not sweet salad dressing – mayonnaise. That problem has now been solved.

Whilst travelling in the states, Vegenaise™ filled a hole in my heart, and sparked an insatiable lust that could never be satisfied by the stores in my home land. However, thanks to the power of ripping off other people’s ideas and copying them, I have this.

It is perfect.

INGREDIENTS:

2 & 1/4 cups oil (any cheap oil will do)
1 cup soymilk
2 teaspoons (adjust to taste) dijon mustard
4 teaspoons (adjust to taste) lime or lemon
1 to 1 & 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
1 tablespoon agave

Blend, drool, enjoy, become obsessed.

Makes two decent-sized jars worth. Just remember – don’t mess with the ratios otherwise it simply won’t work.

You can also add garlic, spring onions, chili, pepper or whatever you’d like, to make various kinds of aoili.
You can also use apple cider vinegar instead of lemon or lime, or fine sugar, rice syrup or maple syrup instead of agave. ♥