Cashew Sour Cream

Cashew Sour Cream
Cashew Sour Cream

I use this cashew sour cream on these tacos, on vegetables, in sandwiches, with apple slices, you name it, it’s THAT versatile. You can add herbs or spices to it, just let your imagination run wild.

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Cashew Sour Cream

Cashew Sour Cream
  • Author: livitygardens
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight or 1 hour in hot water
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

Drain and rinse the cashews, and discard the soaking water. Place the cashews, along with 3/4 cup water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and sea salt in a blender, and blend until very smooth. Enjoy!

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Crème sûre à base de noix de cajou

Cashew Sour Cream
  • Author: livitygardens
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 tasse de noix de cajou non-rôties et non-salées, trempées toute une nuit ou 1 heure dans l’eau bouillante
  • 3/4 tasse d’eau
  • 2 c. à soupe de jus de citron
  • 2 c. à thé de vinaigre de cidre de pomme
  • 1/2 c. à thé de sel de mer

Instructions

Égoutter et rinser les noix de cajou, et jeter l’eau de trempage. Placer les noix, 3/4 tasse d’eau, le jus de citron, le vinaigre de cidre de pomme, et le sel dans un mélangeur et mélanger jusqu’à l’obtention d’une consistence lisse et onctueuse. Savourer.

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Cashew Quinoa Crunch

Cashew Quinoa Crunch
Cashew Quinoa Crunch

This is a seriously simple quinoa recipe that is not only plant-based, but also gluten free. This Cashew Quinoa Crunch is perfect when you don’t have much time, or if you have leftover quinoa. You can add aromatics, sauté some veggies, and done! The great thing here is that you can play with the ingredients. You can use whatever color quinoa you want, if you don’t have red onion, yellow is just fine. If you don’t have spinach, but your fridge is overloaded with kale, do that. Enjoy the simplicity!

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see it. Please tag @LivityGardens on Instagram and use the hashtag #LivityGardens.

For more recipe ideas using quinoa, check out this Quinoa Salad with Fresh Fruits and Ponzu Vinaigrette.

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Cashew Quinoa Crunch

Cashew Quinoa Crunch
  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup quinoa (whichever color is fine)
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 large branch of celery, sliced 1/2″ thick
  • 3 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 2 large handful of spinach
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Rinse the quinoa under cold running water, rubbing it with your hands, for a good minute. Drain. Drizzle a small amount of coconut oil in the bottom of a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Add the quinoa and toss until the water is absorbed and the quinoa starts to toast, about 1 minute. Add the water and the salt, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover, and let cook over very low heat until all the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Take off the heat and keep covered for another 10 minutes.

While the quinoa rests, heat 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cashews and sauté until golden 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, red onion, mushrooms, and celery, and sauté until the onion is translucent and the mushrooms are cooked, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add one tablespoon of the tamari. Mix well. Add the spinach and the cooked quinoa. Mix and cook slowly until the spinach starts to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add the last two tablespoons of tamari and the cilantro. Mix well. Serve garnished with more cilantro. Additional garnishes could be scallions, fresh lime, and coconut cream. Bon appétit!

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Bol rapide de quinoa à la noix de cajou

Cashew Quinoa Crunch
  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 tasse de quinoa (peu importe la couleur)
  • 1 3/4 tasse d’eau
  • 1/2 c. à thé de sel de mer
  • 3 c. à soupe d’huile de coconut (ou d’olive)
  • 1/2 tasse de noix de cajou
  • 3 gousses d’ail, émincées
  • 1 c. à soupe de gingembre frais, émincé
  • 1 tasse d’oignon rouge, en dés
  • 1 tasse de champignons, en quartiers
  • 1 grosse branche de céleri, coupée en tranches de 1/2 pouce
  • 3 c. à soupe de sauce tamari (ou soya)
  • 2 grosses poignées d’épinards
  • 1/4 tasse de coriandre fraîche, émincée
  • Sel de mer et poivre, au goût

Instructions

Rincer le quinoa à grande eau pendant 1 minute. Égoutter. Verser un filet d’huile dans une casserole moyenne et chauffer à feu moyen-vif. Ajouter le quinoa et faire revenir pendant 1 minute. Ajouter l’eau et le sel, et porter à ébullition. Baisser le feu, couvrir et laisser mijoter à feu doux pendant 15 minutes. Retirer du feu et laisser reposer, couvert, pendant 10 minutes.

Pendant ce temps, chauffer 3 c. à soupe d’huile dans une grande poêle à feu moyen-vif. Ajouter les noix de cajou et faire revenir pendant 2 à 3 minutes, jusqu’à ce qu’elles soient dorées. Ajouter l’ail, le gingembre, l’oignon rouge, les champignons et le céleri, et faire revenir jusqu’à ce que l’oignon soit translucide, environ 5 minutes. Réduire le feu et ajouter 1 c. à soupe de sauce tamari. Ajouter l’épinard et le quinoa. Brasser et cuire doucement pendant 2 minutes. Ajouter le reste de la sauce tamari, de la coriandre fraîche et assaisonner au goût. Servir garni de plus de coriandre, d’oignon vert, de quartiers de limette, ou de crème de coconut. Bon appétit!

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Farro, Kale, and Kohlrabi Salad with Dijon-Garlic Vinaigrette

Farro, Kale, and Kohlrabi Salad with Dijon-Garlic Vinaigrette
Farro, Kale, and Kohlrabi Salad with Dijon-Garlic Vinaigrette

This Farro, Kale, and Kohlrabi Salad with Dijon-Garlic Vinaigrette is a meal in itself. You have all the nutrients needed here, and more. It is satisfying and hearty with the big pieces of toasted cashews, and the kohlrabi gives it a wonderful bite that goes beyond a simple salad. The vinaigrette is also great to use on any other salad you like.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see it. Please tag @LivityGardens on Instagram and use the hashtag #LivityGardens.

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Farro, Kale, and Kohlrabi Salad with Dijon-Garlic Vinaigrette

Farro, Kale, and Kohlrabi Salad with Dijon-Garlic Vinaigrette
  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup farro, rinsed
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 large bulb kohlrabi
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, toasted
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

In a medium pot, put the farro and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain excess water and place farro in a large salad bowl to cool.

While the farro cools, prepare the kale and kohlrabi. Remove the stem from the kale leaves  and slice the kale thinly. Peel the kohlrabi and cut into matchsticks. Put the kale and the kohlrabi in the salad bowl, with the farro. Add the toasted cashews.

Now, make the vinaigrette. Mince the garlic. Add a generous sprinkle of salt and mash with a fork, until a paste forms. Place in a small bowl and add the Dijon, lemon juice, olive oil, and maple syrup. Season with sea salt and pepper, to taste. Whisk vigorously.

When ready to serve, season the salad with the vinaigrette and serve as a main course, in shallow bowls. Bon appétit!

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Salade de farro avec kale, chou-rave et vinaigrette Dijon et ail

Farro, Kale, and Kohlrabi Salad with Dijon-Garlic Vinaigrette
  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 tasse de farro, rincé
  • 1 botte de chou kale
  • 1 bulbe de chou-rave
  • 2 gousses d’ail, émincées
  • 1 1/2 c. à thé de moutarde Dijon
  • 2 c. à soupe de jus citron
  • 1/3 tasse d’huile d’olive
  • 1 1/2 c. à thé de sirop d’érable
  • 1/2 tasse de noix de cajou brutes, rôties
  • Sel de mer et poivre, au goût

Instructions

Dans une casserole moyenne, combiner le farro et 3 tasses d’eau. Porter à ébullition, réduire le feu à moyen-bas, et laisser mijoter jusqu’à ce que le farro soit tendre, environ 30 minutes. Égoutter, placer dans un grand bol à salade et laisser refroidir.

Pendant ce temps, préparer le chou kale et le chou-rave. Retirer les queues du chou kale et couper les feuilles en fines lanières. Peler le chou-rave et couper en minces juliennes. Ajouter au bol à salade. Ajouter les noix de cajou et bien mélanger.

Pour faire la vinaigrette, placer l’ail sur une planche à découper et ajouter une pincée de sel. Piler avec une fourchette jusqu’à l’obtention d’une pâte.  Placer dans un petit bol et ajouter la moutarde de Dijon, le jus de citron, l’huile d’olive et le sirop d’érable. Fouetter. Assaisonner au goût de sel de mer et de poivre. Au moment de servir, ajouter la vinaigrette au bol à salade et bien mélanger. Bon appétit!

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Toasted Nuts and Seeds Mix

Toasted Nuts and Seeds Mix
Toasted Nuts and Seeds Mix

This Toasted Nuts and Seeds mix makes its way into my dishes on many occasions. I don’t have to discuss the importance of nuts in a plant-based diet, but know that nuts are high in essential amino acids and healthy fats. Eating nuts and seeds is a great way to add vitamins, minerals, fiber, and essential fatty acids (like omega-3 and omega-6), to your diet. They are used, for example, to top my Indian Spiced Parsnip Soup, but I also sprinkle this mix on top of my morning oatmeal, on salads, and we eat them just like that too as an easy snack. It’s easy and it’ll add some crunch and nutrients to your diet.

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Toasted Nuts and Seeds Mix

Toasted Nuts and Seeds Mix

Feel free to add this Dry Jerk Seasoning or this Garam Masala right at the end of the toasting process, for different flavors.

  • Author: Karine K
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Raw cashews
  • Raw peanuts
  • Raw almond slices
  • Shelled raw pistachios
  • Raw pine nuts
  • Raw pumpkin seeds

Instructions

Heat up a small skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is warm, add the bigger nuts, like cashews and pistachios. Toast them while stirring until they start to brown, at which point you can add the other nuts. Keep stirring until brown but not burnt. At this point, you may add the dry seasoning, if desired. Remove from the heat to a large plate and let cool. Bon appétit!

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Medley de noix et de graines

Toasted Nuts and Seeds Mix

J’ajoute souvent des épices à mon medley de noix, juste avant de retirer du feu. Vous pouvez essayer du garam masala ou ce mélange d’épices jerk. Utilisez toujours des noix brutes, non-rôties.

  • Author: Karine K
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Noix de cajou
  • Arachides
  • Amandes ciselées
  • Pistaches
  • Noix de pin
  • Graines de citrouille

Instructions

Réchauffer une petite poêle à feu moyen. Lorsque la poêle est chaude, ajouter les plus grosses noix, comme les noix de cajou et les pistaches. Rôtir en remuant, jusqu’à ce qu’elles commencent à dorer. À ce moment, ajouter le reste des noix et des graines. Continuer de rôtir, en remuant, jusqu’à ce que toutes les noix et graines soient dorées. Ajouter les assaisonnements, si désiré. Retirer du feu et transférer dans une grande assiette et laisser refroidir. Bon appétit!

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