Introducing recipe numero uno: a veggie burger with a twist.
I love these burgers. They’re so easy and so delicious, and they’re great for lunch or dinner. They’re also completely vegan, people!
While making cashew cheese sounds complicated, it’s actually easy, especially if you have a great juicer. A lot of folks as me what type of juicer I use, and I love my Nutribullet.
It’s the simplest juicer out there to use because it’s incredibly easy to clean, and after all, that is the key to using it consistently.
Cashew cheese is yummy anytime of year, but these veggie burgers are especially amazing in the winter.
Marinated Portobello Cashew Cheese Burgers
You will need:
For the marinated mushrooms:
– 4 portobello mushrooms
– 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
– 1 tablespoon liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
For the cashew cheese:
– 1 3/4 cups cashews
– 1/2 cup water
– 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
– Juice from 1 lemon
– 2 peeled garlic cloves
– 2 tablespoons miso
– Salt and herbes de provence, to taste
For the toppings:
– Sliced tomatoes
– Fresh chopped chives, spinach and parsley
– Anything else your heart desires
To marinate the mushrooms: rub them down with the olive oil and liquid aminos then place in your dehydrator or oven at its lowest temperature for about 3 hours, or until they have softened and darkened , and it smells amazing.
While mushrooms are marinating, make the cashew cheese: blend all the ingredients until smooth and thick. Taste and adjust accordingly. Scoop into a bowl lined with cheesecloth and let it sit somewhere for at least 2 hours (or, if you’ve got time, let it age for a few days).
When everything is ready, spread your cheese onto your mushrooms and layer with herbs and tomatoes. You can double-shroom it (that is now a term) if you want, and/or use fresh mushrooms instead of marinated. Note: you’re gonna have lots of left over cashew cheese. Let it sit in a quiet spot overnight then put in the fridge and eat within a week.
Let me know if you make them and hashtag them #healthystart18, so we can share our successes!
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