I make “shaky cheese” (this is what we endearingly refer to this flavorful delight as) nearly every week. It’s our family’s must have, go to condiment. The best thing about it is that it’s good for you. It’s loaded with nutrients that are especially hard to get on a raw vegan diet.
Brazil nuts which are a much needed source of selenium
Nutritional yeast is often fortified with almost impossible to get B12 vitamin
Himalayan sea salt is loaded with minerals
Fresh garlic. Well the Huffington Post refers to it as the “smelly superfood” (BTW- I actually love the smell) with 11 health benefits.
I used the Cuisinart mini-prep again. I’m so pleased with my Costco bargain (see my recipe for Raw Chocolate Avocado Pudding for more info).
It keeps for quite a while in the fridge (about 2 weeks), but believe me, it won’t last that long.
We put it on pasta, pizza, chili, salads, wraps, and just about everything that’s savory.
Now regarding the ratios of the ingredients. Like so many raw vegan dishes, it’s ultimately up to you and how you like it. Remember that you can’t ruin raw vegan food, because you can just add more of something else to balance out the flavor, than mix it up again.
Here’s how we like it:
1 cup Bazil nuts
1/3 cup fortified nutritional yeast flakes
2 average size garlic cloves
1 tsp salt