Recipe of the Week: Raw Herb Pine & Macadamia Nut “Cheese”

Dairy is one of the most irritating and allergenic foods for many people. It can be mucus forming and cause digestive distress. It is also highly acidic. Here is a detox-friendly “cheese” that can be used for a variety of dishes that is oil free, raw, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, organic, and delicious! Rich in healthy plant based fats and protein with fresh herbs and spices, it is clean, flavorful, and satisfying. This version is a spreadable cheese perfect for flax crackers or gluten free bread, but you may add less water for a harder, chunkier consistency or more to make a dip for veggies or a ricotta consistency for lasagna. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic or 1T organic garlic powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup water, as needed

Directions:

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1. Place the nuts in your food processor and process for 20 seconds.

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2. Add the remaining ingredients except water and process for another 20 seconds.

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3. Add water little by little to achieve the consistency you want!

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Annie Lawless

Annie Lawless

Annie Lawless, Co-Founder of Suja Juice and Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC), developed a passion for health and nutrition as a teenager after years of managing her own food sensitivities. She saw her health vastly improve when she began juicing and following a modified organic diet. Annie strengthened her knowledge for health and nutrition through her work as a yoga instructor and during her training at the Integrative Institute for Nutrition to become a Certified Holistic Health Coach. When not in the kitchen or on the road, Annie spearheads consumer education for Suja, which ranges from blogging on behalf of the brand, sharing her innovative recipe creations on Suja’s social media platforms and her personal favorite, one-on-one interaction with Suja fans.