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After making this and posting it on Facebook I had a lot of requests for the recipe. Although I made this from watching a short Whole Foods video featuring Wicked Brother Derek Sarno there was no recipe.  Here is my rendition. Just so you know, this is easy peasy… you can make your own recipe!

First of all you need nice ripe avocados. Do you buy hard avocados?  Put them in a paper bag to ripen.  When purchasing avocados, the darker the skin, the riper they are.

Below is a recipe for cheez sauce sent by my cooking buddy Jocelyn Graef. You may remember me mentioning her in a previous post. She’s written the runaway bestseller The Low Fat Herbivore that’s filled with easy and delicious plant-powered recipes. Her version of cheez sauce is absolutely amazing, silky smooth.

You’ll be making this in steps so I would start with the cheez sauce first, then set it aside and make the rest of the dish.

Cheez Sauce

1 medium potato
2 or 3 carrots
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup cashews
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons umeboshi vinegar or ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt to taste
1/4 cup water (you can use the vegetable cooking water)

Simmer the potatoes, carrots and onion until soft. Add them to a blender with the other ingredients and blend until creamy. If you soak the cashews beforehand, the sauce will be creamier, but then consider leaving out the water and adding drops as needed. If you don’t soak the cashews, the sauce will firm up more.

I did not use a recipe for salsa (this is very untraditional) but used what was on hand in my kitchen… a mix of heirloom tomatoes, green onions, jalepãno pappers to spice up my sous chef, some chopped cucumber and a good squirt of lemon. Add salt and pepper to taste. Use your imagination if you have any or all of these ingredients.

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Preheat the oven to 350F/170C. Slice the avocados in half and remove the big pit.  Using a paring knife, cut the avocado into dice but do not cut through the skin. You can see how it’s done looking at the photos.  Line a baking sheet with parchment/bakpapier. Spoon in some cheez sauce.

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Bake for 15 minutes. Serve. Yum! Here they’re plated on Polish Pottery from Boleslawiec.

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Remember to cook with love. Your food will actually taste better!

 

 

 

Jill DiGiovanni

So, what do you think ?