Does anyone have a good alternative for nutritional yeast. It really makes things taste cheesy and buttery. I had once heard that some people empty a probiotic capsule in their seed cheese ( I haven’t tried that yet ). I’m really craving something cheesy but would like to keep it raw.
It isn’t just me I have fed a lot of people this cheese and it always amazes people who cheesy it is, even though it looks like a very simple recipe. Oh I should say – in the interests of marital harmony, that my husband Chris actually created this recipe
Thank you Zoe, I just came from our am meeting at work and someone brought in a homemade cheeseball. It took everything I had not to jump on the table and start eating it. Did I mention I’m a little hormonal as well right now. I look forward to trying your cheese tonight!
If y’all aren’t able to view the recipe and you want it before they fix the link, email me and I’ll email you a copy. If you email me, please put in the subject header you are from GoneRaw and Cheese recipe. Thankx.
Good one Spirit. Hey Zoe, would you consider reposting the recipe, maybe with an alternate name? I’m sure it would be greatly appreciated since we are all eagerly trying to get the recipe to open and can’t.
Sorry guys I hadn’t seen this distressing situation till now, Here’s the “Easy Peasy But Very Cheesy” recipe, enjoy!
Cheese (with Spring Onion)
2 cups of Sunflower Seeds (soaked) 1 cup of Pine Nuts 1 tablespoon Salt Juice from 2 Lemons 1/3 cup raw Olive Oil 1 bunch of Green Onion, all except roots (diced)
In your Food Processor, process the sunflower seeds,pine nuts and the salt until mix becomes finest it will go. If it sticks to sides stop processing, open processor and scrape from sides back into centre.
Then add lemon juice and the olive oil. Process again to make smooth. Scrape from sides if needed. Mixture should begin to “roll” as it moves around processor.
Add a little water if needed to keep the mixture moving and rolling. Process until smooth, yet very thick. Then add the green onion.
Process briefly to mix in and slightly break down the Green Onion.
Allow to stand 30 minutes, then enjoy! – note: If you taste it early the lemon taste should stand out. The lemon taste will die down after it sits a bit.
I could really use your help with this recipe. I am really trying to limit my fat intake as well as reduce the number of different fat sources within a recipe to only one, two at the most. Do you think this recipe would taste good using (1) only sunflower seeds and no oil,(2) sunflower seeds and pine nuts and no oil, (3) sunflower seeds and oil, or (4) pine nuts and oil.
I am really searching for recipes that taste good and don’t include much fat. I wish there was a filter on this site so that only recipes that are low fat would be visible. i would also like to be able to exclude seeing certain types of food, say desserts. I have been a raw foodist since 1999, and i still struggle with overeating, food cravings, and my weight.
Hi RCBA, well, if you only used sunflower seeds you’s still need the full volume of the whole recipe(3 cups) of them plus a little extra to make up for no oil, the same with just using pine nuts – you’d need 3 cups of them plus extra to make up for no oil.
Cheese = fat…. I don’t really think there’s a way round it…maybe just make it once in a blue moon and don’t eat that much of it…I mean you aren’t going to make a whole meal of it are you?
Maybe you’ll come up with some way round it and a way to make this low fat, I’d love to hear about it if you do…the only thing that comes to mind would maybe substituting some of the nuts ir oil with courgette which goes nice and creamy and has very little taste.
RCBAlive~ To clarify your desire to “limit number of different fat sources”, is there a different reason besides reducing fat content that you are aware of?
Ray’s email addy is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sorry for the delay in getting this to you. I previously came across another recipe that had an issue and he fixed it when he knew there was a problem.
I’m not sure what link you tried that didn’t work (please include that info in your email to Ray if you are going to email him), but I just tried the “Contact us” link at the bottom of the page and that is working. Thankx for your efforts to keep the site working smoothly for the rest of us. :)
MOTH - we soak the sunflower seeds for about 4-6 hours, then we normally sprout them for a day. Chris and I prefer it sprouted. But it doesn’t say that on the recipe, I might change it. Doesn’t make any difference to the taste or texture, just gives it more goodness so why not!
I never soak pine nuts. Because they are so soft they just turn into a mushy mess, so I leave them as they are.
I have never known the cheese to go off. It won’t last, however much you make you will eat it before it goes off! I am sure it will last a week in the fridge, at least…
The most important thing with this recipe is to make it blend for a very long time in the processor. Until it gets a bit warm.
My friend added psyllium husk to it and then cut it into little squares and dehydrated it to make feta cheese, she made a cheese salad with it, mmmmm!
Bluedolfin, yes there is a different reason to limit the number of different fat sources. That’s one of those things that I heard about from various sources and have basically accepted as truth. I will try to come up with some references for you on this subject.