I decided to try to post one blog each day except for Sundays. I figured that would be my day of blogger rest. 🙂
But, that does not mean that’s my day to rest completely. For, I was busy experimenting with some new recipes that will make your eyes dilate and your heart flutter! Stay tuned for those to show up throughout the week.
This morning, I really wanted to show my taste buds a good time, being that it is Monday and all. Sooo0, I pulled out my Nature’s Path Chia Seed waffles and popped ’em in the toaster. Now, they are just fabulous with nothing on them right out of the toaster. Or, sometimes, I smear some Earth Balance butter on them with a drizzle of maple syrup creating the traditional waffle. This morning, however, I added a little more funk to it.
I had bought some delicious looking strawberries from Whole Foods on Saturday and I wanted to make use of them.
I also had some cashew cream left over from the night before that I made with a dessert. So, I combined the two and came out with this beautiful shade of pink strawberry cashew cream that I chilled in my refrigerator overnight.
This morning, you should have seen me. I was like a little girl tip-toeing out of bed, trying not to wake the sleeping house, to get my presents from underneath the tree on Christmas morning, as I went into the refrigerator to check out my strawberry cashew cream. I taste -tested a little teaspoon’s worth and it was like electricity ran through my body when it hit my tongue. Oh my!
I grabbed my toasted waffles and I smeared my strawberry cashew cream all over it and cut up some more fresh strawberries and decorated my plate with them. Finally, I sprinkled some coconut flakes all over it. The taste was so fresh and so perfect in every way!
I have always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I was always skeptical about that phrase when my parents would say it to me…but in this case, I feel that it definitely holds true! 🙂
Now I give you the recipe for cashew cream magic.
This recipe was inspired by ohsheglows.com‘s strawberry nut cream.
1 cup macadamia or cashew nuts, soaked for 2-8 hours
11-12 tablespoons water (I think I used just over 1/2 cup total…add as much for desired texture)
2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
fine grain sea salt (preferred taste)
Blend all of these ingredients together in a food processor and you will have a basic cashew cream. Then, if you want to take things up a notch, add fruit of your choice. I think I may have added like 5-7 strawberries in with about a cup of the cream in the food processor. I think just about ANY fruit would be just divine: strawberries, blueberries, mango, peaches, banana, raspberries…whatever helps you get your inner goddess on!
Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup into the processor with cream also, if you decide to do the fruit. Place the cream in a container and then chill for overnight or few hours. Really, though, it is delicious with no chilling at all. I could have drank down the strawberry goodness cream straight from the jar. Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it! I know I did! 🙂
Light & Love,