Cheezy Hummus

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 14, 2011

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I was out running by 6:30am this morning trying to beat this crazy heat wave we’re experiencing here in Southern Ontario. It was a cool and crisp 15 Celsius…the perfect morning for a 4.5 mile run! I was glad to get out there early because the temperature quickly rose to 30 C by noon.

I came back a happy girl with a cold breakfast waiting for me!

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I’m completely obsessed with this Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge. I’ve had it every morning this week and occasionally for a snack. Last night, I made my 3rd batch and let it thicken up overnight. It’s not necessary to leave it overnight, but it makes the morning quick and effortless.

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This morning’s mixture was cinnamon blueberry almond. I added 1/2 cup of blueberries, 2 tbsp chopped almonds, and a sprinkle of cinnamon to the mixture (original recipe found here). Perfecto!

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Another quick and easy recipe also came out of the food processor. It’s a combination of two of my favourite things…my favourite hummus and vegan ‘cheeze’ sauce. Mmmmm.

My favourite cheeze sauce recipe is this one below.

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I tweaked the cheeze sauce recipe above and then added chickpeas, Tahini, and more lemon juice. This Cheezy Hummus is inspired by Ashley after I spotted her adding chickpeas to my Mac n Cheeze sauce. I thought it was a great idea, so I decided to combine hummus and cheeze sauce for a fun dip.

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The backlit photos are for you Ash! ;)

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It turned out fantastic- creamy, cheezy, flavourful, and incredibly hard to resist! A great way to make carrot sticks and celery a bit more exciting. For lunch today I also had [slathered] it on a veggie sandwich. :)

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Eric, who isn’t even a chickpea fan, happily gobbled it up!

Uh oh….I’ve created a monster…I’m going to have to hide this stuff.

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kate July 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm

OOhh you’re brilliant I love the combo of chickpeas & cheeze this looks delicious!

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Freya July 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I second that! That recipe looks so amazing :-)
& I love Valerie’s quote – that’s beautiful.

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Anna July 14, 2011 at 1:41 pm

That looks amazing! I can’t find Nutritional Yeast in Toronto. Did you order yours online?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I get it in bulk from Ontario Natural Food Coop. I think bulk barn might have it and loblaws in the natural foods section (bobs red mill)

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Meesh July 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

I get mine at the bulk barn!

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Meesh July 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

I get mine at the bulk barn!

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Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove July 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

This looks awesome! I’ve never been brave enough to try making my own cheeze sauce, but I think with the hummus it may be possible. Thanks!

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Roz July 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I’ve added this to the “must try” file. Hope you can beat the heat and enjoy the day.

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Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles July 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I’ve never made my own cheeze sauce – but this looks delicious. I suppose I’ll have to give it a try! :)

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Julie @ Shining From Within July 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

“wish I could send you all a box”….you can, heehehehehe ;) jkk!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm

lol ;)

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I make cheeze sauce in a similar way…but I am not a garlic girl so I omit that :) And add red pepper in place of it for some kick and heat.

Img8922 where I can sort of see the glistening on the cheeze sauce from the olive oil and the way the light is hitting it..masterpiece shot! Submit, as I’m sure you already have :)

I also love how there’s no beans in this one. I love beans but they don’t love me back. lol

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Balancing Sylvia July 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Totally agree lady! That one and 8927 were my favorites. Totally gorgeous :D

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Thanks :)

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melody polakow: Vegan for 3.33 a day July 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

yum!

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Ashley July 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

This is hilarious!!! I thought about doing this before trying it with the mac n’ cheeze sauce. I was thinking, chickpeas don’t have too strong of a flavor…I bet the nacho cheeze sauce can totally be lightened up! I just never got around to trying it, haha. Glad to hear it works! Thanks for the link love + backlit photoshoot. :) hehe I need to try that buckwheat breakfast!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I didn’t even think about it being lightened up by the chickpeas, but yes, I guess they do! Hope you enjoy it. I can’t wait to make the mac n cheeze sauce with one of your versions.
You are onto something with the backlit photos…I loved the look of them. Barely any editing required too.

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Chloe (In Fine Feather) July 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm

That looks so good – I love hummus & I just bought nutritional yeast for the first time so I’ll have to give it a try! I love how creative you are Angela :)

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Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm

YES YES YES!!! CHEEEEZY is my middle name!

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Ok I love hummus and I love nutritional yeast. I have to make this!

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Cait's Plate July 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm

As usual your photos left me drooling. I didn’t think hummus could get any better, but you just proved me wrong! Looks awesome.

So sad I didn’t win the glo bars!! :(

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Heidi July 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I love your blog Angela! You inspired my journey to veganism as you can see from numerous recipes on my blog :) I cannot wait to add chickpeas to the cheeze sauce. I was just talking yesterday about how good it is and wondering what I can make with it next!

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[email protected] July 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Mmmmm this hummus sounds soo so good!

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Lesley Lifting Life July 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I know this has to taste delicious!! I’m all about the recipes that use cashews and nutritional yeast lately, and it’s crazy how versatile cashews really can be. Just made some raw cashew cheese this afternoon and it’s awesome :)

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Lesley Lifting Life July 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Whoops, thought I stopped this in time but I didn’t. I meant “raw cashew ice cream” not cheese, as seen below ;) Hopefully I’m done spamming your comments section now!

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Lesley Lifting Life July 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I know this has to taste delicious!! I’m all about the recipes that use cashews and nutritional yeast lately, and it’s crazy how versatile cashews really can be. Just made some raw cashew ice cream this afternoon and it’s awesome :)

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I love Valerie’s quote! And that hummus… yep, I’m pretty sure I’d love that too! Eric might have to fight me for it.. ;)

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Zestful Lou July 14, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I just made a giant batch of artichoke hummus that I need to eat up before I can make this, but it looks wonderful!!

I love adding nutritional yeast to everything I can because it’s got such great nutrition stats!

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[email protected] healthy helper blog! July 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm

This sounds amazing! I looove your cheesy sauce….and I obviously love humus! :) So this is perfect! Nutritional yeast is one of my fave vegan alternative foods ever!

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Holly @ The Runny Egg July 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I am so in love with your Vegan Alfredo Cheeze sauce — and I bet your Cheeze + hummus is super delicious — great idea!

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Hayley @ Oat Couture July 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Mmmm this looks great!! I so need to hop on the nutritional yeast bandwagon! I feel like i’m missing out on so many amazing dishes without it! As soon as I get some this is getting made! :)

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Dana July 14, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Awesome recipe! I wish my body could handle nutritional yeast!
Have you tried sprouting the buckwheat for the buckwheat breakfast porridge? I have been sprouting my buckwheat for a few days and am going to see how it turns out! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm

No I havent sprouted anything before…scared!

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Zarah July 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Both sauces (and the breakfast) look absolutely DELICIOUS! I neeeed to get some nutritional yeast. You wouldn’t believe how hard to get (or expensive, if available) some of these things are in Sweden. It’s silly. But I’ll beat’em!! ;)

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Lindsey @ Why Just Eat July 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm

It seems like every vegan cheeze sauce I’ve seen calls for pimentos – and I HATE the flavor of pimentos! I’ll have to give your cheeze hummus a try – I have a feeling I will like it :)

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Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble July 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Yum! I love making hummus at home. I bet yours was spectacularly cheeeezzzzy and yummy!

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Katie July 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I have made this before with broccoli (I’ve also used zucchini) instead of the cashews. I call it “cheemus” which was coined by my friend Lori! I’ve made it without the beans too, for those people who are bean-averse. ;)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm

lol @ cheemus! Yours looks good! Will have to try it with some greens in there :)

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Heather (heathers dish) July 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Completely drooling right now…all the fresh veggies and hummus I can get these days, the better!

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Arielle (Your Vegan Girlfriend) July 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I love cheesy anything!!! Yay for this recipe can’t wait to try over broccoli to make a cheesy brocc bowl!

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Heather July 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Cheesy Hummus = a wisconsin girl’s dream. just saying ;) xo

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I love me some hummus…who doesnt? haha this recipe is a keeper! thanks :)

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Kaitlin @ Montgomery Minimalist July 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm

That looks absolutely delicious–and dangerous! I bet it wouldn’t last a day in our fridge!

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Laura (Veggienista) July 14, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Oh wow that all looks so yummy it would almost make me get up and make some, even though it’s midnight in Amsterdam AND I already have a very fulfilling heap of baba ganoush in my stomach. This hummus goes on my must-try list. Now it’s time to put my overnight oats in the fridge (must. buy. buckwheat. tomorrow.) and go to sleep.

And have I mentioned how I love your blog? I did now!

Love,
Laura
http://laveggienista.blogspot.com

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 17, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Thanks Laura!

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Cheesy hummus!? YES PLEASE!

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Andrea @ Vegvacious July 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Why have I never thought to put a cheezy spin on hummus before?! This looks so good; the only problem is I think I would probably eat a whole batch myself!

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Andrea @ Vegvacious July 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Why have I never thought to put a cheezy spin on hummus before?! This looks so good; the only problem is I think I would probably eat a whole batch myself!

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Laura (Veggienista) July 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

I just typed this nice and long comment but it magically disappeared! I was saying how the recipes look yummy and almost make me want to get up and make me some, even though it’s midnight here in Amsterdam AND I already have a heap op baba ganoush. So I’ll just put my overnight oats (must. buy. buckwheat!) in the fridge and dream about bowls and bowls of cheezy hummus.

And have I mentioned I recently discovered your blog and I love it? I did now!
Love,
Laura

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Molly @ RDexposed July 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Cheezy hummus? This combo never crossed my mind! Bring on all hummus variations!

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laura July 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm

I’ve yet to try vegan cheeze, but looks so tempting!

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Emily @ Comfortable Home Life July 14, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Girl you are just full of delicious recipes. I had a cashew based sauce when I was traveling in California — I ate the whole tub in no time. It was soooo good! I’m a sucker for anything cheese and/or hummus based. Yum! As always, your pictures are GORGEOUS!

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Jennifer Baldwin July 14, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I always make my own hummus and will definitely be giving this a try…I guess it would work the same with cashew butter ? I have all the ingredients except for cashews…thank you !

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm

I love nooch + hummus together! I just found my nooch after doing some pantry organization today so I can’t wait to try this (or, rather, a variation of this without the cashews ;))!

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Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) July 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I literally just clicked publish on my red pepper hummus :) Seems we both had hummus on the brain! I have to admit, cheezey hummus sounds pretty dang good. Perhaps that’ll be the next hummus I make!

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The Healthy Hipster July 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm

What a delicious twist using naturally cashews instead of savoury and bitter tahini! Ever so creative, Angela!

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Namaste Gurl July 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I add nooch to just about everything these days– yes, even oatmeal. It not only boosts the protein and nutrition, but gives the best cheezy and nutty taste to everything. I can’t seem to eat anything without it these days :)
Both recipes look divine! Will definitely be trying out asap!

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Emma (Emma+Jacob) July 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Oh my what a great idea! :D

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bitt of raw July 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm

bummer i never entered the glo bar contest because i never heard back from you about if any are gluten-free, are any?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2011 at 9:38 am

Nope! sorry I didnt get your message.

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Katherine July 14, 2011 at 7:34 pm

This sounds soooo ymmmy!

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Shannon ~ My Place In The Race July 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Wow! That hummus sounds amazing!! :P

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Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble) July 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm

You had me at cheezy ;)

Looks delish!
xo

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Katrina July 14, 2011 at 11:41 pm

I love this idea! Yum!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 15, 2011 at 12:49 am

Cheese makes everything better – hummus included! I love that you had dijon in the sauce. I’m on a mustard kick lately.

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Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 15, 2011 at 1:59 am

Congrats Valerie!

That “cheeze” sauce looks super yummy. I’m not vegan but it’s always fun to try new foods…I’m sure this would be delicious with pasta

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Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 15, 2011 at 6:11 am

Yum yum that looks great! Hummus for lunch today :)

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh July 15, 2011 at 7:28 am

That looks so good!

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Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers July 15, 2011 at 7:33 am

Neat! Thanks for posting. I just got some nutritional yeast and can’t wait to try it out.

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LizAshlee July 15, 2011 at 7:51 am

Luv hummus and cheezy…what a perfect combination!

Happy Friday!! Yippee!

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eva @5fruitsNveggies July 15, 2011 at 10:58 am

thanks for posting the cheeze sauce…i’ve been dying to make one…i completely trust your taste buds and i think this will be my first one….is this a sauce to be used on mac & cheeze?

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Robyn July 17, 2011 at 4:31 pm

It should read Oh Shes good!! Awesome combo,,,I had fresh thyme(fresh mushrrom suop) to use so used that instead of chili,,,but this will be a regular to go to recipe(another!!)
Hope you had an awesome weekend,,,we are finally getting a little heat in little old Alberta<3

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Robyn July 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Delexia?? No just gotta slow down,,,hehe

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Kelsey July 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm

It says cooked chickpeas, but should I buy canned chickpeas or the kind you buy in a bag?

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Marianne August 2, 2011 at 2:43 am

Sounds like the perfect marriage of flavours – I often combine cheese and hummus in sandwiches, wraps, etc. If I had this, it would already be done for me!

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Cassie (A Pinch of Cassafras) May 18, 2012 at 8:17 am

oh. my. goodness. made this last night and it was AMAZING.

thank you thank you thank you for another amazing recipe!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 18, 2012 at 10:29 am

Glad to hear that Cassie!

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Debbie June 26, 2012 at 10:18 am

I have been eating plant strong since December 2011 and love it. Made the cheese sauce last night added it with whole wheat pasta shells, browned vegan franks sliced, browned portobellas, and steamed local broccoli…it was so delish. tonight making enchiladas for a non vegan crowd comming to dinner. This will be vegan. I’m using your cheese sauce for the top and then put it under the broiler for just a tad bit!

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Eloïse January 26, 2013 at 7:59 pm

This is really yummy! I was surprised how much I liked it! I like the chili powder in it! Changes from hummus!

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Jen January 30, 2013 at 6:50 pm

This hummus is so tasty! I was getting bored with my usual hummus and this is a refreshing change. Yum!

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Christine February 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm

I’ve really come to love everything about your blog. Thanks so much for all the great recipes and stories. I’ve come to the conclusion that nutritional yeast leaves me feel lousy and headache-y. I’ve searched around online but don’t see any possible substitutes for this ingredient other than possibly a vegan bouillon cube. Do you have thoughts about any other possibilities?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Thank you Christine! I’m sorry I don’t have any other ideas as replacements other than some cashew cream, but it would depend on the recipe. I’ll let you know if I think of something!

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Tova April 30, 2014 at 4:23 am

what is special about kosher salt? :-)

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Jill July 13, 2014 at 8:21 pm

I made the cashew cheese sauce for a Mac & cheese w/ broccoli. I added Chilli flakes, thyme, oregano, anan extra teaspoon of mustard. My husband asked for seconds. This is the best cheese sauce we have ever had. Thank you!!

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