Cashew Sour Cream

Did you catch my Facebook Live video the other day? If not, no big deal. The replay is up and you’re more than welcome to enjoy the awkwardness of my very first FB live. Well, the first one that actually posted correctly. It’s for a meal I seriously love but can’t take an appealing photo of to save my life. Maybe if I cut and stuffed the sweet potato, it’d look prettier. But I smash it. Because why not? Anyway, I top sweet potato and beans with this creamy, cool, tasty cashew sour cream! It’s super easy to make, so let’s go!

A creamy, cool cashew sour cream made with three ingredients in no time at all! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #sourcream #dairyfree

We make this in our house at least 2x a month. It lasts about 7-10 days, which is nice. It’s the perfect topping to most things we eat: baked potatoeschilinachostacosburritossalads, and more! We love using it to make mashed potatoes and dips for fries. It’s versatile, and the only thing between you and this deliciousness is putting everything in the blender and letting it run. Easy peasy! You won’t regret it.

A creamy, cool cashew sour cream made with three ingredients in no time at all! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #sourcream #dairyfree

Seriously, this stuff is amazing on so many different types of dishes. I’d put it in or on No-Oil French Fries, Veggie Sushi Bowls, Brown Rice and Lentil LoafCheesy Broccoli SoupQuinoa and Veggies, and Stuffed Peppers. But check out my Instagram for some more inspiration on what to do with this stuff. Truly, the options are endless.

Let me know if you try this recipe! Comment below, rate it, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard or #fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. And don’t forget to cultivate some positivity and gratitude today. Tell me in the comments what you’re grateful for if you’d like. Vibe high, my friends!

Cashew Sour Cream
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

A creamy, cool cashew sour cream made with three ingredients in no time at all! Just 1 blender, 3 ingredients, and 5 minutes stand between you and this delicious homemade condiment. 

Course: Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: Vegan | Gluten-Free | Raw
Servings: 20 1-tbsp servings
What you'll need:
  • 1 3/4 cups raw cashews*
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • (optional) Pinch of salt
What you'll do:
  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Store in refrigerator for 1 week or more. Put on baked potatoes, chili, nachos, tacos, burritossalads, and more!
Recipe Notes

*If you don't have a high-speed blender like a Vitamix or a Blendtec, you'll want to soak your cashews. This can be overnight in room-temp water or for 1 hour in hot water. Softening them up with ensure a smoother sour cream.
**Adapted from Oh She Glows.

The Best Mac and Cheese

Yeah. The best mac and cheese? That’s a big claim. We’ve made mac and cheese on the blog before, but we’ve heard over and over again that this recipe below is THE BEST, so we believe it. Plus, we love it so much ourselves, so we’re going with it. And there will be some leftover cheese to make other kinds of cheesy goodness. Stay tuned this week for a good use for it!

Creamy, cheesy mac and cheese casserole with broccoli. It's vegan, gluten-free, and AMAZING! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #macandcheese #cheese #dinner #recipe

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Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffins

These cornbread muffins are heavily inspired by Minimalist Baker’s gluten-free cornbread. However, I love cornbread in muffin form, prefer coconut sugar over cane, and don’t use oil when I bake. Which means I changed it up a bit and absolutely LOVE it. Even my nonevegan/non-GF parents love these muffins! So, if you’re interested–even if you’re not vegan or gluten-free!–you should check this recipe out. The end result is worth working with the aquafaba, in my opinion.

Oil-free, vegan, and gluten-free cornbread muffins that are delicious! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #cornbread #muffins

I love making them when Husband makes a big batch of chili, but they’re also a great breakfast, snack, or dessert. They’re super impressive though. The pickiest of eaters in my family love them, and if they do, most people will. So give these a shot. They’re so yummy!

Oil-free, vegan, and gluten-free cornbread muffins that are delicious! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #cornbread #muffins

Let me know if you try this recipe! Rate it, comment below, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. Happy eating!

Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Soft, moist cornbread muffins made gluten-free, vegan, and without oil! These muffins are delicious and easy to make. They're definitely a crowd-pleaser!
Course: Side
Cuisine: Vegan | Gluten-Free
Servings: 12 -18
What you'll need:
  • 3/4 unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup aquafaba
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar*
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp fine cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt (pink Himalayan recommended)
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
What you'll do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and ready your cupcake/muffin tins. I have silicone muffin cups, so I don't use nonstick spray or parchment paper, but feel free to do so. Alternatively, you can bake these in a 8x8 pan** instead.
  2. Add non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar to a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Pour aquafaba into a medium mixing bowl and beat with mixer until small peaks form. Add sugar a little at a time and keep beating until it's glossy and firmer peaks form. Then set aside.
  4. Mix dry ingredients (flour through salt) in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. To the dry ingredients, add the milk/vinegar mixture and the applesauce and stir to combine. Then add the aquafaba/sugar mixture and gently mix until combined.
  6. Add batter to prepared muffin tins and bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool slightly and then enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Or you can use 1/2 cup cane sugar (total) for a more traditional cornbread muffin and leave the coconut sugar out.
**For an 8x8, bake for 25-35 minutes.
**Inspired by Minimalist Baker.

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A few days ago, my husband decided to make some of Minimalist Baker’s chickpea salad sandwiches. That was an excellent idea, but it left us with two cans’ worth of aquafabahere. Which meant I needed to do some impromptu baking! That’s always okay with me, so I tried to find some recipes that sounded amazing. I already planned to make this GF cornbread for chili over the weekend, but I still had more aquafaba left. So I found first this incredible brownie cookie recipe. My tweak to that one will probably be posted soon when I make them again. But this cupcake recipe came out pretty dang great the first time, so I decided to post it now!

Moist, delicious chocolate cupcakes made from white rice flour and aquafaba! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #cupcakes

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You guys! Since going gluten-free, my husband and I rarely eat bread. Not gonna lie–I’m lazy, so I don’t make my own. I have started eating Ezekiel bread every so often (okay, sometimes every day when I make avocado toast), but it’s not the same as the horrible-for-you white bread I ate while growing up. 🙂 And, while this isn’t sandwich bread, it’s a seriously delicious, garlicky, gooey-bread breadstick. OMGYUMMM.

Savory, soft, and fluffy gluten-free/vegan breadsticks! Garlicky and delicious for all eaters! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #garlic #breadsticks

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Carrot hot dogs?! I know. Sounds weird. But seriously. Dip these babies in ketchup and it’s like you’re eating an Oscar Mayer wiener. So good!! This recipe comes from an author friend of mine. Her name is Patty Maximini, and you can check out her info and the original recipe posting here.

Vegan hot dogs made from carrots? YUP! And they're smoky, savory, and delicious! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #carrots #hotdogs<

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