Cashewtopia

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I had to go to Harvest Health last week to pick up a couple things, which turned into several things. One of them was this cashewtopia raw agave gelato from Organic Nectars. It was on clearance!!!!!

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Just a cute little pint…

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Pretty much explains itself.

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I would probably only pay full price for a special occasion, like maybe for Pascha. I mean, it’s good – REALLY good. I’m just cheap.
When I got home from the store I decided to taste one little bite before I started making dinner. For some reason I already made up my mind it was going to be kind of gross. Well, I was wrong.
It was really creamy and tasty, I didn’t notice any weird aftertaste like you get from soy or rice milk ice cream. It was much closer to my favorite, coconut milk ice cream. In fact I think they’re tied for favorite now. There were mostly just little bits of cherry and tiny swirls of chocolate, but as I kept digging I ended up finding two whole cherries. Then when I got to the bottom…because, yes, I ate the whole thing in one sitting and was way too full for a real dinner – when I got to the bottom, I found a TON of chocolate. It was wonderful.

If you have a few extra bucks to spend, this is definitely worth trying. You just might want to save it for *after* dinner.

vegan nut cheese, day 2

So, I took the nut spread out of the (cool) oven today to change plates and paper towel. The paper towel was starting to look a little sketchy, so I would def recommend changing it at least once every 24 hours. You lose a little of the spread when you change it because it will stick, but it’s better than moldy cheese. Although…I guess some people like that.

This is the “whey” that dripped out of it so far. If you decided to use a fermenting agent, it will be in this liquid and you can reuse it if you’re going to use it right away. It doesn’t have the most pleasant smell, but maybe it smells kind of cheesy, I guess I don’t remember. The spread already has a nice tangy flavor, but I’m leaving it until tomorrow because I want it a little stronger. Here’s what it looks like so far:

I’ll post more after dinner…