AMERICAN CHEEZ Recipe (Gluten-free, dairy-free, Vegan)

American Cheez- freeze and cut for sandwiches... completely thawed is a like a cream cheese spread-- delicious!
*1 C. Water
*1/3 1 rounded T. Agar Agar powder
*1 1/4 C. Boiling Water
*2 C. Raw Cashews (cleaned)
*3 T. Nutritional Yeast**
*2 tsp. Onion Powder
*1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder**
*2-3 T.Lemon Juice (fresh if possible)
*4 Oz. Pimento OR 1/2 Large Sweet Pepper OR about 2 tsp. Paprika
*1 1/2 tsp. Salt

*Soak Agar Agar in 1 C. Water in blender while assembling remaining ingredients.
*Pour Boiling Water over Soaked Agar Agar and whiz briefly to dissolve.
*Cool slightly.
*Add Cashews and blend thoroughly.
*Add remaining ingredients.
*Blend until the consistency of creamy sauce with pimento well blended in.
*Pour into 1-quart mold, cool slightly.
*Cover and refrigerate overnight.
*After firming in fridge, Cheese may be frozen until needed.
*Makes 1 quart.

NOTE: **To make Jack Cheese, double the Garlic Powder and Nutritional Yeast.

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