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Vegan Cheese? Say Whaaaaat?!

With my oldest being lactose intolerant, we are constantly thinking of ways to incorporate dairy-free alternatives into our diets without adding a bunch of processed ingredients. Recently we discovered a way to make Vegan Nacho Cheese and oh my it amazing! So amazing in fact I thought I'd share the recipe below.
Vegan Nacho Cheese
- 2 medium potatoes
- 2 large carrots
- 1 cup soaked raw cashews (soaked overnight or in boiling water for an hour)
- 4 tbsp tapioca starch
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- drizzle of olive oil
- juice from half a lemon
- 1 tsp each of salt, paprika, chili powder (but of course, taste it and adjust to your liking)
- 5 tbsp nutritional yeast
- some water (from the boiled veggies)
-Boil potatoes and carrots until tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
-Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth- adding water from boiled veggies, little by little, until you reach the desired consistency. It should be smooth and semi-liquid.
-Pour mixture into a large pan over medium-heat and begin stirring. You'll want to stir continuously until you notice the 'sauce' thicken and get sticky. The last step should take about 10 minutes.
-Serve and enjoy! :D
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