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Meatless Monday: Oil-free Cheeze Sauce

Today’s Meatless Monday post is the best thing since sliced bread. Well, ok maybe not, but it’s a great substitute for cheese that is not processed or full of oil. I made this cheese sauce last week to go on top of steamed baby broccoli and asparagus. It was incredible. Last night I used it on a pizza that was the best pizza I have ever made. I suggest you make this cheese sauce and put it on everything. 🙂 Also, featured in this photo are Gluten-free Savory Biscuits going in my cookbook and some easy pinto beans. This recipe makes about 1 cup.


Oil-free Cheeze Sauce

1/2 cup cashews, soaked 3 hours
1/3 cup slivered almonds, soaked 3 hours (without skin)
6 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon arrowroot
1/2 cup rice milk (or more to get desired consistency)
Dash of black pepper
Dash of coriander
Dash of paprika
Dash of turmeric
Dash of cayenne (optional for a spicy cheeze)

Drain nuts. In a food processor combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Be sure to scrap down the edges of the bowl a few times to incorporate all the ingredients. Add milk to cheeze is your desired consistency. Season to taste if you want it more salty. Cook in a small saucepan over a low flame until it thickens and heats through stirring occasionally. Or serve room temp.

Steam your favorite greens and drizzle sauce on top.

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  1. Hi there,

    Looks like a good recipe. As I’m not in North America (New Zealand), I’m wondering what I might use as a substitute for Bragg.



  2. Geoff, You could probably use soy sauce instead of Bragg’s. That is what I often use when I don’t have any Bragg’s.

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