The best un-cheese sauce

instead of cow milk
we drink hemp, coconut, almond or rice milk
instead of cow ice cream
we enjoy coconut ice cream {most of the time}
instead of  regular cow cheese
we use raw cheese or this delicious un-cheese sauce

this sauce is incredibly versatile
and if you try it
chances are you'll love it!

1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup water
1 t. real salt
2-6 cloves garlic
1 lemon, juiced
1 heaping T. coconut oil

toss it all into a blender or food processor
or use a stick mixer like me
and blend until smooth

I use this sauce make mac&cheese {with or without veggies} stuffed shell filling {by doubling, adding chopped swiss chard or spinach, 
1 shredded zucchini & 3 eggs}
...for lasagna filling {same as above}
...with cooked quinoa, kale & veggie {kind of like pasta salad}
...mixed with potatoes and cauliflower {like cheesy potato casserole}
...with chopped veggies and mashed beans to make veggie patties

Like I said, versatile
...pretty much anything you would add a cheese sauce too,
you can use this!

Hope you enjoy!


  1. Sandra Kohlmann12/15/11, 3:38 PM

    This looks super yummy!

  2. brittanyclaire12/15/11, 4:20 PM

    Glad someone else thinks so too :)


  3. I don't know how you come up with these recipes, but I would be willing to eat it! Of course, my dear hubby wouldn't. It's took me 30 yrs for him to eat turnip greens. His choices are usually broccoli, green beans or pinto beans.

  4. I'm allergic to cashews =(, but other nuts are ok.  Do you think it could be made with a different type of nut?

  5. Stephanie Precourt12/16/11, 6:59 AM

    Okay, I'm really finally going to try this! I need to find something similar that doesn't have cashews, for Gray. Ideas?


  6. I make something similar, but I add nutritional yeast and tahini.  It is so good!

  7. Sarah Keller12/19/11, 8:35 AM

    Hmmm....I'm not sure about this but then again, I didn't think we would like black bean burgers and my whole family ended up LOVING them! I may have to try this just out of sheer curiosity. Thanks for sharing....I love trying new recipes! =)

  8. blueschoolmomma12/19/11, 10:55 AM

    No cashews for us, either! You two who said you are allergic, you can try soaked, blanched almonds instead...also very fatty, similar texture...and if blanched (skins removed) they will be cream colored like the cashews

  9. brittanyclaire12/19/11, 5:44 PM

    Yum yum...I've tried almonds before. Its important to soak them release the phytic acid and make them softer.

  10. brittanyclaire12/19/11, 5:45 PM

    :) at least your game for trying new things.


  11. brittanyclaire12/19/11, 5:48 PM

    I've added nutritional yeast before...but its not my favorite. Thats the great thing about can change them all for you. :)

  12. brittanyclaire12/19/11, 5:49 PM

    Can he have almonds?


  13. brittanyclaire12/19/11, 5:50 PM

    You certainly could....try soaked almonds.


  14. brittanyclaire12/19/11, 5:51 PM

    Hey at least 2 of his choices are green and beans are great too! :)


  15. whoa. this looks amazing! i would have never thought cashews would taste like cheese :)

  16. Thank you for this recipe!  It's delicious!  It has been my yummy lunch two days in a row. :)

  17. we can't do the coconut oil. what could we use?


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