Sunny Hemp Cheeze

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Right now I am feeling like I could sleep for 2 hours. The changing of season to fall is always a bit of a pain for me, with seasonal allergies and alternating cold/warm weather. Although I actually LOVE the fall with the pretty colors and everything pumpkin, I am really looking forward to the weather in BC, which is soooo much more my type of place. What can I say? I am a creature of warm weather and beaches!

Today's Vegan MoFo recipe is delicious and great for those times where you crave something rich and creamy. While it's not something I have very often, given that it is made pretty much entirely of seeds and optionally some cashews, its a great replacement for anyone who has recently stiopped eating dairy products.

The hemp seeds and sunflower seeds are full of healthy fats anyways, and I do eat some more or less once a week. My partner is a hemp seed lover and puts them on pretty much everything. 

I love to serve this as a snack when I have guests. It's a relatively easy vegan cheese because it doesn't require any fermenting or draining, or any special equipment other than a good blender or food processor.

Sunny Hemp Cheeze

A creamy sunflower seed and hemp based vegan cheeze.

Portions
6

Difficulty
Medium

Prep Time
5 Minutes

Cooking Time
10 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds - soaked for 10 mins in hot water
  • 1/2 cup cashews - (opt)
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp braggs liquid aminos
  • 1 Tbsp basil

Directions:

  • In your high speed blender or food processor, add in the hemp and sunflower seeds (and cashews if using). Add in half the water and process until smooth. Add more water as needed just to get everything moving.
  • Once it is smooth, add in the other ingredients and blend until well incorporated. I like little pieces of sundried tomato spread through,but you can just make everything smooth if thats what you prefer. You may need to add a bit more water at this stage to get everything mixed it just right.