Every once and a while I give up dairy. When I do this, I make “macadamia cheese” to get that yummy creamy taste. This photo shows the macadamia cheese spread on a rice cake, which is a fun snack.
2 cups macadamia nuts, soaked
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
About ¼ cup water (more or less to taste and desired consistency)
1 t sea salt
Add all of your ingredients and 1/2 the water (saving the other half for later) to a food processor and blend on high.
Scrape down sides as needed, then slowly add more water until a thick paste forms.
Taste and adjust flavor as needed.
Blend again to get your desired texture. Top with crushed red pepper flakes for more heat and a little garnish!