Comfort food-no need to miss out!

One of my favourite winter comfort foods as a young'n was cauliflower with cheese sauce. These days the cheese is less present in my meals. I prefer a nutrition dense, lower saturated fat, plant based option - the belly is happier this way. And I don't want to miss out on the comfort food deliciousness.


Here’s a plant-based recipe to give you creamy cheesy deliciousness of a cheese sauce, without the diary, and full of goodness!


Use this a replacement to cheese sauce, serve as a hot or cold dip or, I dollop on my pizza to replace the mozzarella.



Cauliflower 'Cheesy' Sauce


Ingredients:


400g steamed cauliflower

½ teaspoon garlic salt (depends on the strength, I find this can vary. Start conservatively, you can always add a little more. In this batch I added another 1/8 teaspoon)

¾ cup raw cashews – soaked overnight (preferrable) or, soak in hot water for 20 minutes

2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast

1 tablespoon Lemon Juice


Taste test and use your intuition with the flavours. If you prefer a little more tang, add another 1 or 2 teaspoons of lemon juice…


If the sauce needs to be thinned out, add a little plant mylk. Start with 2 tablespoons


Method:


Strain the soaked cashews

Place all ingredients into your preferred food processor/blender. Blitz on high for 1 minute

Scrape the sides, blitz again. I did this a few times until I achieved the smooth texture.


Serve and enjoy. I store in an airtight container in the fridge, using clean utensils to serve. If I don’t eat it all immediately, I use this for up to a week.