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How to Make a Raw, Dairy-Free, Dill Cheese Dressing
Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on Feb 17, 2015
I've long maintained that pasteurized and homogenized dairy products should be avoided whenever possible, as regular intake of cooked casein in dairy is associated with a number of health challenges, the most common of which are chronic ear infections, nasal congestion, acne, eczema, a variety of autoimmune illnesses, and even cancer.
I almost never eat dairy products, but like a lot of people who follow a dairy-free diet, I find myself craving different types of cheese from time to time. If you're like me and long for the texture and flavor of cheese on occasion, I hope that you give the following recipe for raw, dairy-free dill cheese a try. In the proportions listed, this recipe comes out as more of a cheese dressing; if you prefer it thicker and richer, start with less water when you blend and adjust if necessary by adding small amounts of water.
This dill cheese dressing is rich in healthy protein, and its abundance of natural vitamin E and selenium make it highly capable of neutralizing free radicals throughout your body, so including this cheese dressing in your diet will lower your risk of all types of degenerative disease.
The ingredients listed below make about 4 servings.
2 cups raw sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
Handful of fresh dill
1/2 cup of water (or as needed)
Sea salt, to taste
Blend sunflower seeds, lemon juice, garlic, and fresh dill together while slowly drizzling in water until desired consistency is reached; you're aiming to create a creamy texture with this raw cheese.
Enjoy this dairy-free dill cheese over vegan burgers or as a dressing for a large green salad.
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