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Raw vegan dairy alternatives workshop

Today’s workshop was great. We made heaps of delicious raw vegan dairy alternatives– nut milk, three nut cheeses, plus cheesecake and ice cream. Rather than just have a cheese tasting, we turned them all into delicious dishes to make a raw vegan feast. Here they are:

Raw vegan carrot and coriander (cilantro) soup

First, we made nut milk (walnut milk, which is especially rich) and turned it into a delicious carrot and coriander soup.

Then we made a delicious Mexican-spiced cheese dip, which we ate with crudites and flax crackers– some from Sprouts (I love these!) and some that I made (more on that in another post).

Raw vegan mexican cheese dip with crudites and flax crackers

We also made almond feta (one of my favourites). Because it’s a 24-hour process to make it, I had started it the day before. So we made a new batch, but also ate the one from yesterday in a delicious salad with mixed greens, strawberries, cucumber, spring onion and a citrus dressing.

Making the raw vegan almond feta cheese

Salad with almond feta

The third and final “cheese” was macadamia ricotta. We made lasagna roll-ups, one of my current favourite raw appetizers. They are so pretty!

Raw vegan lasagna roll-ups

For dessert, we made a classic cashew cheesecake on a nut crust– using the nut pulp leftover from making milk, along with some extra pecans and dates. Yum!

Raw vegan cashew cheesecake

And since two desserts are better than one, we also made ice cream. Or banana soft serve, as some people call it. I’m afraid the picture’s not so pretty, but the ice cream was wonderful, especially with raw cacao nibs on top.

Raw vegan chocolate soft serve ice cream

It was a great day and a delicious meal. Somehow meals always test better when you’ve prepared them yourself, and when you share them with an interesting group of people. Here are a few more pictures from the workshop (special thanks to Heidi for being a superstar photographer). Enjoy!

The feast (minus a few items)

Raw vegan chefs at work

Lots of learning going on in this kitchen!

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Raw vegan dairy alternatives workshop, Sunday 15 August

This is the first in a series of specialised raw vegan workshops from Jozi Uncooked. You will learn how to make nut and seed based milks and cheeses, as well as delicious non-dairy desserts such as coconut cream, mousse and cheesecake.

We will:
-make and sample lots of delicious dairy alternatives,
-discuss kitchen techniques for raw food preparation,
-talk about the health benefits of a raw vegan diet,
-learn about different flavour combinations to turn the raw vegan dairy alternatives into delicious meals.

The cost is R 250, including all workshop materials. To book, or for more information, email joziunocoked [at] gmail.com. Your place is confirmed once payment is received. The workshop will be held from 13:30 to 16:30 in Observatory, Johannesburg.

Here are a few pics of raw vegan dairy alternatives, to make your mouth water. They are not necessarily the exact same things we’ll make at the workshop:

Raw vegan almond feta, served on a flax cracker

Raw coconut mango smoothie

raw vegan lime cheesecake