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Raw Brazil Nut "Cheez" Spread<br><br>
Category: Raw Foods<br><br><br><br>
Suitable for a: raw/vegan/vegetarian diet<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Ingredients:<br><br>
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This is something that takes some time and practice to make but it turns out quite yummy and tangy, IMHO, once you get it done right.<br><br><br><br>
As not to waste nuts I suggest you start with a 1 cup batch when first making this - (in case, you don't like it):<br><br><br><br>
1 Cup Raw Brazil Nuts<br><br>
I Probiotic Capule Power Dophillus (I use Country Life) OR a few tablespoons of Rejuvalac.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.country-life.com/moreinfo.cfm?Category=9&Product_ID=123" target="_blank">http://www.country-life.com/moreinfo...Product_ID=123</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Instructions:<br><br>
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Soak Brazil Nuts and contents of capsule with just enough water to cover nuts. Soak for a few hours (over night would be good).<br><br><br><br>
Blend nuts and water in blender.<br><br><br><br>
Put in container w/o the top and put in dehydrator (or any warm place -sunny place on top of an applicance that gets warm but not too warm like your frig- or if you have an oven that goes to a very low temp) not over 105 degrees (to keep it technically still 'raw'). Also, if you are going to leave it in a place that is "out" - like not in a dehydrator or oven - I recommend putting a top or cloth on top of the of container to keep it clean (in case, a teeny bugs or whatever might be around) but don't seal the lid just put in on loosely<br><br><br><br>
After a day, put in about two tablespoons of unpasterized Mugi Miso ( I bought Edens brand) and mix it.<br><br><br><br>
Mix your "cheez" everyday while keeping it a low temp. The mixture will start to get drier and tangier (fermenting) -you can taste test of course. Add water as needed if it gets too dry.<br><br><br><br>
Once you are satisfied with the taste and texture, you can put it in the frig. It will probably take 3 or 4 days to get a nice taste (this is individual preference though).<br><br><br><br>
Use it for a dip or to spread on crackers, breads, mix in with other ingredients. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Additional comments:<br><br>
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Tips: You can do this with other kind of nuts too. You do not have to use Brazil nuts. The Brazil Nut "cheez" will have a more buttery type of taste. Other nuts will yield other types of tastes. Pine nuts, macadamia, almonds, cashews(I prefer cashews to make sour cream - I feel it is the best nut for this), walnuts, etc. Some seeds will work too.<br><br><br><br>
I will add one more point about my recipe: Using the dehydrator or oven will go faster. Leaving it 'out' will take a little longer depending on the room temp. Both methods are fine to use.
 
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