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Cashew Cheese

I use a very basic recipe to make this amazing, mouth-watering treat.

1 cup soaked cashews

1 lemon juiced and zested

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

1/2 teaspoon salt ( I use Celtic or Himalayan for all those yummy minerals)

I blend all the ingredients together until a smooth paste forms. Then I add the zest and fold it through (sometimes I skip the zesting).

I freeze my chesse in small batches. I find that I can’t go through too much anyway at one go, it’s pretty heavy.

I use this cheese as a salad dressing, on my raw seed crackers, or just with crudités as a snack.

I credit my discovery of nutritional yeast for single handedly curing me of my dairy addiction! Giving up the huge quantities of cheese that I ate before was always going to be a challenge. But the familiar flavour of the yeast, led me to experiment and discover that I could substitute yeast for cheese in some recipes and not lose the flavour!

For example, to make a cheesy pasta sauce:

1 cup soy Or other non dairy milk

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

salt to taste

BOOM simmer on a stove, add your favourite vegetables (mine are mushrooms/spinach). Add your pasta and you’re done. ❤️

If you’re not a pasta fan (I’m not), I toast a piece of gluten free bread and add my cheesy mushrooms on top, and sprinkle with herbs like parsley, coriander, thyme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motivated

I am running out of meds (Janumet, insulin) so I needed to get a blood test done before returning to see my GP.

As a last ditch effort, I took a friend’s advice and googled for GPs in Melbourne who were nutritionists and shared my eating principles. My current GP is rather traditional and the first one I’ve managed to stick with consistently.

The visit with the new GP was not like all the docos I’ve seen. He did not immediately take charge of my case and try to revolutionise my life ?.

I was disappointed. His website is great and I got a lot of good info off it.

In the mean time, the thought of getting harangued by my regular GP was just too stressful, so… I went raw to dupe the results.

This is the first time I’ve gone raw on meds, and constantly monitored my results. It’s also the first time in years that I’ve seen a 5 in the blood sugar results pane.

It was comforting.

I drastically reduced my insulin intake, did a bit of research and attempted a split double dose of my long acting insulin (levemir) which has worked amazingly well. A week into the detox, I cut out the morning dose of insulin.

i juiced raw Indian bitter melon/gourd (Karela) and drank a tablespoon or so at a time. My sugar dropped by one point in half an hour ?. It was akin to taking insulin. Of course it tastes horrendous. But worth it I think!

 

 

 

 

Day One

For the 165th time (or so it feels)
Based on the documentary Simply Raw: reversing diabetes in 30 days; I have attempted a raw food diet many many times in the last 12 months.
I am using a very empirical, close-your-eyes-and-jump-right-in, trial and error method rather than researching the raw diet thoroughly. Hence my many false starts.
Day one is always easy…. This time my focus is 100%.
Through each mis- trial I’ve discovered new ammunition to help me stay the course.
Doing this diet in winter is probably not the smartest idea.
I have honed my focus and determination to a pure unyielding laserbeam. My dads 60th in 11 days is a great motivator. I’m hoping once I reach day 11 something else exciting will help me extend the diet…wish me luck!!
 
Raw crackers, cashew cheese and raw pecan pie to finish 🙂
Dog tired.

My shame… And my salvation

Every single time I “fail”
I learn something about why
And how I can do better next time

Like the guy who created electricity…. Tried a couple thousand times before the bulb lit up
I’m hoping to keep my trials to single figures :):)