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Spreadable Kick Arse Vegan Cheese

Please note, for this recipe you will need a good food processor. I have a Ninja but there are many good machines out there. You could even use a good liquidizer.

You will also need to prepare a container or bowl. You do this by greasing it and then sprinkling chilli flakes inside to coat the interior.



In your processor:

1 cup of raw cashew nuts that have been soaked in boiling water and left there for a couple of hours to soften.

1/3 cup water

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons of a vegan butter or coconut oil

1/4 cup of sesame oil

A small carrot

2 teaspoons of salt

1/4 teaspoon each of paprika, cayenne pepper and French mustard

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 vegetable stock cube

Process until very smooth.

Meanwhile in a saucepan bring 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of Agar Agar powder to the boil and boil for 1 minute only.

Add the Agar mix to your processor and process quickly as the Agar will start setting.

Add the mix to your prepared bowl and store in the refrigerator.

Enjoy with crudites or even better on some lovely crusty bread.

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Vegan Chili Cashew Cheese

Delicious cheese made from cashew nuts.

Vegan Chilli Cheese
Vegan Chilli Cheese


2 cups raw cashews soaked over night or placed in boiling water for at least 2 hours
2 garlic cloves, minced well
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
The zest of one lemon
1/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup water
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp olive oil


2 Tbsp of a combination of smoked red paprika and chili to taste
if you like it hot then add more chili.


Drain the cashews well.
In a food processor add the cashews, minced garlic, chilli powder, garlic powder, lemon zest, lemon juice, water, nutritional yeast, salt and olive oil.
Process until very smooth.
Line a strainer or small colander with a cheesecloth or clean tea towel and place over a bowl.
Put the cheese in the strainer and grab the top of the cloth and squeeze well to get all the moisture out and to give the cheese a nice shape.
You could put a weight on the top to help get the moisture out.
Put the whole lot in the fridge for a few hours and once the cheese is set roll it in the paprika and chili mixture.