The Dream Cream

Dinner tonight: baked potato, cashew sour cream, fake bacon bits and avocado. 
Cream = bad, right? Sour cream, cream cheese, whipped cream, ice cream, creamy creams of all kinds - all create obesity, inflammation, skin issues, sleep apnea, and even cancer. Milk is just plain bad for you, turns out. All that "got milk" crap was just advertising to make rich corporations even richer. We are not made to drink or eat other animals' milk. In fact the idea is totally disgusting if you get past the brainwashing we've all been subjected to for so long. Would you even taste cats' milk? Dogs' milk? Yuck, yuck, and yuckity hurl, if you ask me. Cow milk is no different, we've just been conditioned to believe it is. Emperor's new clothes.

Well, THE GOOD NEWS IS: NUTS ARE HEALTHY! Nuts have tons of calcium (so do a LOT of vegetables), as well as important fiber and nutrients that lower cholesterol, not raise it like cow milk does. They make your heart healthier, tame inflammation, clear up skin issues, etc. In short, milk made from nuts like almonds, cashews, hazlenuts, or hemp seeds actually cure all the ills that cow milk creates. 

And the even better news is: THEY TASTE AMAZING!!!! Are you a milk and cookies fan? A tall cold glass of almond/coconut milk will be lip-smackingly good with cookies dunked in it. Are you an Alfredo sauce fan? You can still have it, and more of it, without any dairy fat and a fraction of the calories! Are you a cheese cake fan? A lover of mayonaise? Of butter? You can have it all these days, without a trace of animal milk or fat. It's truly a faux-dairy revolution out there right now! From cheeses that actually melt on top of your pizza to meringues made of bean water you can pretty much have any "dairy" item you want, without heart-disease-creating fat, and totally cruelty-free. 

Ok, here's my new LOVE. Cashew Sour Cream. I've made it twice in a week and it disappears instantly. Teen and Husband love it too. I got the original recipe from the adorable video below, but I am modifying the recipe to increase the garlic powder and the salt. I find it needs that extra kick and when it has it....YUM! 

Use this savory cream on anything you like from potatoes to roasted vegetables to whole grain pasta. 


In blender place 1 cup of cashews (soaked overnight)
1/2 c non-dairy milk of choice
2 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
3/4 - 1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

blend. pour. love.   xoxoxo Diane


Stephilius said…
Looks good, Diane! But your written out recipe has twice the amount of cashews as in the video; which is correct?
Diane said…
Ack! It's 1 cup, just like video says. I'd better pay closer attention to what goes in a recipe, it makes all the diff! Thank you once again M. Huit, I need you as my personal editeur. Mais peut etre tu l'es deja? En tous cas, merci mille fois. :)