Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cashew "Pizza Cheese"

So, what have I been eating lately? I'm going to start with the present, and work my way backward, if possible.

Despite the long absence on my own blog, I have been following everyone else closely. I've also discovered many new blogs. I've been rather obsessed with Gena's website, Choosing Raw. No, I'm not vegan, nor am I a raw foodie. But she's got some amazing creations! I've tried a few in the last couple weeks, with great success.

Tonight, I made a fantastic recipe: Cashew Ricotta w/ Basil & Sundried Tomatoes (AKA Pizza Cheese).

It was delicious with some Glutino crackers for dipping. I even snuck in a few bites with tortilla chips later. I'm contemplating eggs w/ pizza-cheese-topped-toast for breakfast...

Original recipe here.

Recipe notes:
I didn't use miso (none in the fridge)
I added some onion and garlic powder
I used dried basil (I'm sure it would be better with fresh, but now is not the season to be buying fresh herbs)
I used my vitamix, which struggled a bit with blending.

Other than that, I just followed Gena's directions, and was so excited with the results! I hope you'll try this great recipe! I am also anxious to try it in a collard wrap. I don't think I've ever even bought collard greens before...this'll be an adventure!

Getting my head back in the game

I really have not made blogging a priority the past few months. I have had so much else going on in my life, and it's just gone on the back burner. It's been difficult enough coming up with dinner each night, let alone photographing and sharing it online. I love blogging, don't get me wrong. But 2011 has been a challenging year thus far. I'm rather embarrassed that it is almost April, and this is my first post.

However, I was thinking tonight as I was making dinner...I realized that I have copied, adapted and created so many amazing dishes over the last few years. I would hate to lose all that information, and let's be honest, my mind is not the safest place for storing valuable things like killer recipes! I've been redoubling my efforts in eating fresh, healthy, unprocessed foods as much as I can, and have enjoyed many new foods lately. I would like to be able to access these recipes one day when my life is even crazier than it is now (ie, when I have kids!!).

So, I have resolved to put more effort into my blog again, if for no other reason than to have a place where I can find all my favorite meals and treats. There may not be as many pictures. There may be more links to original recipes, with only my notes on adaptations. But I am still here, and still have recipes I want to share!

Thanks for sticking around :)

Sorry, no great food photos today. But here's a cute pic of the hubby and I skiing a couple weeks ago.