17 Jun cream and berries with a fig twist
During the REAL EATS challenge, we aren’t eating any dairy so I turn to cashews to make this creamy treat. This recipe is in our cookbook nourish on p264 and its quick, simple and looks beautiful on the plate.
Blend above in a food processor to desired consistency. Scoop into dishes and top with the below.
- Berries of choice
- Fig sauce**
- Cacao Nibs
The added flavor of the fig sauce and the crunch of the cacao nibs really makes the berries pop.
*For a creamier texture, first soak the cashews for a couple of hours, drain and rinse.
**You ever wonder what to do with dried fruit that is a bit two wrinkly and hard to bite into? (because, you know, it’s a sin to throw away REAL FOOD!). I found some figs in this state that same morning of my cashew cream fixings. I figured if I soaked them in some warm water for several hours, they would plump right up. Bingo! I then tossed them in the food processor (reserving the soaking liquid) and had fig paste with no added sweeteners, preservatives or flavorings. Just pure figs. The soaking liquid is what I used to flavor the cashew cream and berries.
I love the simple things in life!