Recipe Directions

1.blend macadamia nuts,lemon juice, pine nuts,(or nutritional yeast),pepper ,garlic ,onion,and salt in blender till smooth. (this makes a nice cheese sauce at this point).
2.boil water and stir in kanten agar flakes until melted.note: for a totally raw cheese, use irish moss as described in queenfluff’s comments below, thanks queenfluff!!!!
3.cool slightly, add to blender and mix well.
4.transfer to 1&1/2 cup mini loaf pan (line with food wrap if not flexible) and chill several hours or overnight till firm.
5.unmold onto serving platter.serve with your favorite crackers.
variation:use a yellow pepper,and fold in some dehydrated hot pepper for a pepper-jack cheese,or some bacon bits,hmmmm. of course you can take your favorite cheese recipe and use thickener, and any shape mold,the possibilities are endless…
note: nutritional yeast and kanten agar flakes are vegan,but not raw.btw,i can’t tell you if this actually tastes like velveeta!this recipe was inspired by an old recipe on www.hacres.com.
some info on the 4 different crackers/breads… the ones that tasted the best with this cheese are the orange looking ones, peeking out on the left,1 cup medium ground flax seed,1 cup ground almonds,1 cup soaked and drained sun-dried tomatos (reserve some water),1 tablespoon each dried parsley,oregano,and basil,1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary,and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and enough tomato soak water to form dough.i’ll try to track down the other exact recipes:)
the swirls and star crackers are simply stenciled before dehydrating with spirulina,just place stencil on dough,sprinkle a tiny amount of spirulina (or any finely ground herb) on and rub into openings using a clean finger.the large stars are stenciled with turmeric and parsley i think:) paprika,cumin,chili powder,all work well,just match to flavor in dough.if anyone is interested ,the stencils are still available in the craft department of walmart .they are a pack of 3 (yellow) different designs ,with the swirl and star one on top,for $2.98:)
the gone raw breads are stamped with plastic letter stamps used for stepping stones,found in craft stores(maybe stamp the kids names,or “i love you”!).

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a semi soft cheddar cheese

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this lasted 3 days and was all nommed up, goes real well in a salad cubed, almost eggy texture, nom nom nommed

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I made this last night, only change was i used cashews instead of macadamia nuts and i had some almond pulp left over from mylk so i added that,i used extra pine nuts and no nut yeast as im trying to avoid all yeast right now. its turned out fab, really firm, i think the extra nut stole some of the cheesyness tho, should have put extra of the base ingrediants in to accomodate, my faux pas, i know next time, even so its scrummy, i had a nibble when i turned it out, looks so fab i had to take a pic, trying to decide how best to use it to wow my hubby when he comes home tonight :P
thanks for a great recipe

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hi kundalalita...no real reason for the macadamia nuts!hehe...the recipe that inspired this used almond butter:) i did use the nutritional yeast for the pictured cheese,and included the option in the recipe... the use of pine nuts makes it more "raw";) using all pine nuts sounds great...let us know if you try it:)

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hey, im just curious, how come you use macadamia nuts and not all pine nuts, with perhaps the addition of nutritional yeast? wouldn't it come out cheezier?

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thanks again, queenfluff! you are better than "google"!

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The Irish Moss Gel is just what you get when you let your irish moss soak and then blend it. Like if you use the full plant you soak that overnight in water and than when you blend it up the next AM it turns into a "gel" like substance. :)

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hi, Little One...i also used it on a (bacon) cheeseburger,you can see it behind my chili-lime fries:)...now is that irish moss jell something else???

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hi, Little One...i also used it on a (bacon) cheeseburger,you can see it behind my chili-lime fries:)...now is that irish moss jell something else???

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Irish moss has amazing proprieties.It can thinken up nut milks and make them look like cows milk. I have used it as this recipe is. It mixes great with raw cashews to make a mock tofu. I actually just made it and used it as a "cheddar cheese" ontop of a burger. Thanks for posting the recipe. I usually just do irish moss gel, cashews, and sea salt.

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Irish moss has amazing proprieties.It can thinken up nut milks and make them look like cows milk. I have used it as this recipe is. It mixes great with raw cashews to make a mock tofu. I actually just made it and used it as a "cheddar cheese" ontop of a burger. Thanks for posting the recipe. I usually just do irish moss gel, cashews, and sea salt.

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thanks again,queenfluff! it is good to know this can be made "totally raw"!

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the Irish Moss has no flavor really. Depending on what sort you get is what influences your prepartion. If you use the powdered stuff, it might turn your recipe slightly brown but no taste. If you buy the flakes you just add and blend well. If you buy the whole seaweed plant, you are suppose to soak overnight and do some rinsing. Here are some tips for the whole plant: http://www.livingtreecommunity.com/store2/product.asp?id=132&catid=39
I prefer the powder or flakes because it is less work. Sometimes I can't get all the flakes to blend well. You have to keep blending though for it to emlusify.

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hi biscuit,let me know if you try the chia or flax and how it comes out! if anyone uses the irish moss i'd love more info on that, too,like does it add color,or saltiness,and do you have to dissolve it in water first ?, and the exact quantity used:)...ahhhh, so much to learn!

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just a suggestion... if the agar flakes are just used to gel the mixture then I suppose you could use soaked chia or flax instead? I will try that next week :)

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thank you rawclaire,and queenfluff for the websites,i have never ordered any food online,but it may be time!you all have some awesome yummy looking recipes!Aziah,i will post exact recipe if i remember which one i used...carrie6292 i don't know where you are ,but i am really in the middle of nowhere,so i know how you feel!

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evergreen - I have flakes I got from David Wolfes site but they aren't his brand - I think the brand is Main Coast something. I got the powdered Irish Moss from mountainroseherbs.com - that site has lots of deals if you buy bulk. The stuff is pretty cheap even if you don't buy bulk. carrie6292 - you probably won't find it at a co-op but you can find it at a store that sells beer and wine making supplies. It is used to make beer and wine so they should have it. I just buy online - it is pretty cheap. A little goes a long way.:)

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wow that looks amazing!

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Thanks, Evergreen! I saw Agar Agar in a few recipes and decided to purchase a very small amount of it but have yet to use it. I wonder if i can find irish moss at my co-op... i've never seen it at my health food store (but, i haven't seen a lot of things there :) Thank! Can't wait to try this!

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That looks beautiful, and it's so cute how you wrote "Gone Raw" in the crackers. Wow!

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Ok...I know this is off topic but how in the world did you get stars and swirls in that cracker bread and where can I get the recipe???

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Ok...I know this is off topic but how in the world did you get stars and swirls in that cracker bread and where can I get the recipe???

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This looks wonderful. I am really struggling to stay away from cheese - this will probably help alot.

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Evergreen, this looks wonderful. Could you share the cracker recipes in the picture too? They look very interesting!

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Irish moss is purchasable on any raw website, really. Naturalzing.com, etc.
I posted a similar recipe a while ago. It is called "Doritos Cheese". But I like the way you add thickener and such.

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thank you, queenfluff!that's awesome!do you have a source for the irish moss?

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