Nacho Cheese

Vegan, Gluten Free

Happily Serves 12


2 Cups Raw Cashews

3 TBSP Lemon Juice 

1/2 Cup Nutritional Yeast

4 Cups Water, divided

1 tsp Garlic

1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika

1 tsp Onion Powder

1/2 tsp Chili or Chipotle powder

2 tsp Himalayan Sea salt


1 tsp Sriracha or Chili Sauce

Soak the cashews: You can either do a quick soak, or soak the cashews for several hours or overnight. To quick soak, simply boil water in a tea kettle or on the stovetop, cover the cashews with the boiling water and set aside for 10-15 minutes. Drain.

Blend: In a blender (high powered preferred, a food processor will also work), add the cashews, lemon juice, 3 cups of the water, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and the salt.

Warm: In a medium saucepan, add the cheese sauce from the blender. Using a whisk, warm over medium heat, whisking constantly, until it begins to bubble and thicken. Add the last cup of water, depending on how thick or thin you want the sauce to be.

Add salt to taste, and Sriracha if using, depending on your spice preference. If the cheese sauce sits for a while, or you refrigerate the leftovers, it will thicken. Simply warm it again on the stove, adding water as needed to thin

Cucumber Salsa Dip! Great detox food idea!

Cucumber Dip

Vegan, Keto Friendly, Gluten Free 

Happily serves 6-8

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3 Cucumbers

2 Green onions

2 TBSP Avocado Oil 

Handful of cilantro 

Himalayan Sea salt 

1 Garlic Clove

Dash Hatch green Chili Powder

1/2 Cup Lemon juice 

1 Jalapeño 

Optional: 1 Avocado


Blend All Ingredients in the Vitamix except Cucumbers (And optional avocado)

Add 2 cucumbers.

Blend until as smooth as desire.

Add the last cucumber, just pulse in to give a chunky texture.  

Mix in avocado, cubed or pulse to desired consistency.