A life without cheese is no life at all. At least some would say. I have mostly been off of dairy my entire adult life for health reasons (and a happier tummy) and have had to get creative in the kitchen to recreate my comforting favorites. What I have learned over the years is what a gift Cashews are. They are like natures cheese! And cream, and milk, and so on. I have made cheesecake, creamy fudge, cream cheese (for use in enchiladas), Ricotta for lasagna, countless creamy sauces, all with cashews. This recipe below for my Broccoli ‘cheese’ soup is one of my most requested meals to take to any party. I am already planning on making 3 crock pots full for this years different Christmas gatherings (plus all the batches I plan to make for myself!) and guess what, it is made up of 6 ingredients. It is completely healthy. And I promise you, NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW THERE IS NO CHEESE. So don’t tell them. Just watch them breathe in its deliciousness and know they are making their body healthier, while they think they are indulging.
If you are trying to come off of dairy, or even just decrease it, bring some cashews into your life. You will feel good while you continue to eat those yummy foods you love.
I triple this recipe below to fill a crock pot. I rarely make a single batch, because this stuff goes fast. I recommend at least doubling this. Rest assured that it is pretty fail proof, as exact measurements can be kind of tricky. Enjoy my friends!
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
|Cook Time||30 minutes|
- 1 2/3 cup Carrots chopped
- 1 1/2 cup Potatoes peeled & chopped
- 1 cup Onion sliced
- 1/3 cup Raw Cashews
- 2 teaspoon Sea salt
- 1 bag Frozen Broccoli
- Fill a large sauce pan with water and bring to a boil. Chop carrot, onion, and potatoes, and place in water. Boil until soft, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile steam your frozen Broccoli until soft. Once veggies are soft, transfer the potatoes, carrots, and onions to a blender. Use about 1 1/2 Cup of the water the vegetables were boiling in, and place in blender. Add cashews and Salt. Blend in high powered blender until very smooth. Make sure steam can escape from blender while blending. Remove from blende and stir the Broccoli into the soup base. Additional salt and pepper may be added to taste. Serve!
8 Replies to “Cashews save the cheese lovers day.”
Going to try this for tonight. I am diabetic and your dairy free diet sounds perfect. I have been weening myself off dairy for a while and yes, my tummy is happier. Thanks for sharing.
SO good to hear! Did you try it? Let me know how it turns out! xo
I made this last night and it was absolutely delicious! I also took a handful of frozen broccoli and tossed it in the blender with about a cup of the vegetable broth and then added it to the soup along with the other ingredients. I think that made it a bit creamier. Overall, I would say all of the effort is definitely worth the end result. Bonus Prize: My husband could not believe it was vegan much less that it contained absolutely NO cheese at all. This is a well thought out recipe and I would totally make it again. Thank you for sharing. Well done!
Yay! So happy to hear that, thank you for sharing! 💗
I’ve been wanting to make this ever since I saw you post about it. I finally made it today and it was so good! I eat dairy, but I could never get my broccoli cheese soup to work out because my cheese would cook into little balls haha! This one was so creamy, and a much healthier alternative. No wonder Indy loves it! Thanks for sharing:)
Oh good! I’m so glad you loved it! Thanks for telling me 😊
So good, my 3 year old loved it! Could you share your lasagna recipe?
Oh good! I think you’re the one I shared the recipe with already huh 🙂 I need to post it up on my blog. Thanks for the feedback!