November 23, 2016
The cashew apple looks like a mix between a Pink Lady apple (in colour) and a red bell pepper (in shape), and is native to northeastern Brazil.
They’re protected by a double shell that contains urushiol acids, which is the same sap found in poison ivy that causes skin irritation. They also contain starch that’s about 10% of their weight, which makes them excellent for thickening water-based dishes, such as soup.
Encapsulating endless health benefits, cashews:
In honour of this day, we can’t help but acknowledge our friends at Nuts For Cheese, who use cultured organic cashew milk in their line of plant-based, dairy-free cheeses.
A proud partner of PMK, we offer a delectable Nuts For Cheese Platter as an appetizer on our dinner menu: a variety of nut-based “cheeses” served with seasonal fruits, olives, onion jam, and accompanied by gluten-free seed-based crackers.
This “cheese” can be added to our delicious PMK veggie burgers, too! Not only is it healthy and cruelty-free, it’s a perfect compliment to many of our vegan menu items!
Have some cashews in your cupboard, and need a great recipe for inspiration?