One of the biggest challenges faced by the lactose-intolerant and vegans alike, is the desire for cheese.
By Emily Segal
One of the biggest challenges faced by the lactose-intolerant and vegans alike, is the desire for cheese. Before I became a vegan, I had no idea that you could actually make cheese without dairy at all – just from nuts and seasonings! Thankfully, necessity being the mother of invention, I learned how to make a cheese out of nuts that is so tasty that my cravings are satisfied.
This recipe is very simple, although it does require a long-prep period: first an overnight soak of the nuts and then an 8-hour draining/fermenting period. But as those are both entirely passive processes, this nut “cheese” is actually super easy and fool-proof. Now you can enjoy a delicious feta-like spread with no lactose, no dairy and zero cholesterol or saturated fat.
I know it might sound a bit strange, but try it. Even confirmed cheese lovers have proclaimed Baked Almond Feta to be a unique and delicious taste treat!
Emily Segal is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach and the owner of Triumph Wellness, an international nutrition counseling practice. Emily's approach to wellness involves creative home-cooking, a peaceful relationship with food, and a juicy joie de vivre.