Recipes

Vegan Cashew Sour Cream

Vegan Cashew Sour Cream PinYou can use this Vegan Cashew Sour Cream as a substitute for regular sour cream. It has the same creamy texture and sour flavor so you won’t notice much difference.

We love this Vegan Cashew Sour Cream and use it for lots of recipes as a substitute for regular sour cream. We also like it on our baked potatoes with a little salt and pepper. With this healthy nut-based sour cream, there’s no need for the harmful, saturated fat, cholesterol and hormone laden dairy variety.

This recipe is super simple. Just soak the cashews in water for 2 to 4 hours (or overnight), throw them in a blender with the other ingredients and blend until smooth.

Unlike Vegan Cashew Cream and Cashew Cream Cheese, you want to blend this until completely smooth to mimic dairy-based sour cream. Add a little extra water if it still has lumps and keep blending until all the lumps are gone.

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Vegan Gluten Free Lasagna (Overnight)

Vegan Gluten Free Lasagna PinSimply amazing, guilt-free vegan gluten free lasagna. This lasagna tastes like the real thing without any meat or cheese. The only difference is you won’t have the typical post-lasagna gut bomb. You’ll want to trick your non-vegan friends with this one.

This is the easy way to make lasagna. By assembling everything in a baking dish and placing it in the refrigerator overnight, you don’t have to boil the lasagna noodles. And that saves a lot of time and hassle.

To make it even easier, use two 26 oz jars of marinara sauce instead of making the sauce from scratch. That saves a TON of time! Sometimes, I let the sauce cook down too much and we run short so I make up the difference with a jar of marinara sauce. It’s also good to heat up some marinara on the stove to ladle over the top of the lasagna when you serve it (as shown in the pictures).

We used rice noodles in this recipe to make it gluten free, but you can use whole-wheat lasagna noodles if you like. It works the same either way.

We also used Beyond Meat Beefy Crumbles as the ground beef substitute. It adds some good flavor and texture without saturated fat. However, it does contain oil, so you can skip it or try using cooked and mashed brown lentils instead. If you skip the cheese and the Beefy Crumbles, this is an oil-free recipe.

We made another version of this recipe called our Easy Vegan Lasagna using lentils and tofu ricotta. It tastes just as good but it’s a lot cheaper (tofu is much less expensive than 2 cups of cashews) and completely oil-free.

Prepare the Vegan Cashew Cream 2 to 4 hours before you’re ready to assemble the lasagna. You’ll use this to make the Cashew Ricotta Cheese.

This vegan gluten free lasagna recipe was inspired by an old family friend, Helen Breitenstein, who passed away back in 1993. She was a tiny Irish woman with a huge personality. She made this lasagna the typical way with conventional meat and cheese, but I’ve veganized it for your ethical eating pleasure. I’ve included her “hints” below the recipe.

Vegan Gluten Free Lasagna

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Vegan Alfredo Pasta

Vegan Alfredo Pasta PinThis Vegan Alfredo Pasta has a nice white, creamy alfredo sauce made with cashew cream. With 295 calories and 11 grams of protein per serving, it’s delicious and creamy without any cholesterol. Both your tastebuds and arteries will thank you.

Eat this with some colorful veggies like an Easy Garden Salad or Italian Tomatoes and Mushrooms to balance out the “whiteness” of the sauce and pasta.

We used whole-wheat spaghetti, but this Vegan Alfredo Pasta Sauce would go great with fettuccine or spiral pasta, too. We mixed the sauce and pasta together, but you can serve the sauce over the pasta if you don’t feel like mixing it.

Remember to prepare your Vegan Cashew Cream ahead of time. It takes a couple of hours to soak the cashews.

Vegan Alfredo Pasta

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Vegan Cashew Cream

Cashew Cream CheeseVegan Cashew Cream is a staple substitute in the plant based vegan diet and it’s easy to make. You can use it in place of ricotta, cream and other types of melted cheese since it has a similar texture.

Depending on how you want to use this vegan cashew cream, you’ll want to blend it differently. For a ricotta texture, blend it until its creamy but slightly lumpy. If you want to drizzle it over pizza or pastries, add a little extra water to the blender and blend until it’s a smooth creamy liquid that pours easily.

You’ll need to soak the cashews for 2 hours to make them soft. Plan accordingly.

Here are some recipes that can make use of vegan cashew cream:

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