Raw Nut Cheezes

Selection raw nut cheeze rolls

One of the hardest things about going vegan is getting over the desire for cheese.

Since we discovered raw nut cheezes, it has been much easier.

These soft nut cheeze rolls are great for snacking, especially with raw onion bread or raw flax cracker biscuits.

The basic cheeze recipe -

2 C macadamia nuts
1/3 C water
2 T lemon juice
1/2 t salt

Put all the ingredients in a high speed blender, and blend till smooth. You will need to use the tamper a lot, or keep pushing the mixture down into the blades.

It helps if there is more mixture, so I usually make a double batch.

Put the mixture in the fridge for a couple of hours to firm up.

For the coating, you can have fun and come up with all sorts of ideas.

Prepare your coatings before taking the mixture out the fridge.

Divide up the mixture and shape into rolls. (2 rolls for a single batch or 4 rolls for a double batch)

Roll into whatever coating you are using.

Here are the ideas in the four rolls in the picture:

1 Freshly ground black pepper.
2 Garlic and herbs (dried basil, origanum and rosemary) - I took the dried herbs and gave them a short whizz in the spice grinder first.
3 A spicy one - cayenne pepper and turmeric mix.
4 A sweet one - ground up goji berries.

One other thing - you can freeze these cheezes. The flavour is unaffected, by they do go slightly darker.

Bon apetit!

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