Eating a vegan diet can mean having to sacrifice sinful comfort foods and treats, right?
Well not this time! Ilsa Hess has come up with a solution to that problem!
Ooey, gooey, cheesiness is the best way to describe Nacheez. But if you're looking for the real description, it's a non-dairy nacho style "cheese" made from raw cashews and red bell peppers (hello healthy!). This stuff could actually be considered a health food!
Just check out some the ingredients for yourself:
red bell peppers, organic corn starch, lemon juice, red star yeast...
Nacheez contains only 140 calories PER JAR! Not per serving, per jar! That's crazy good.
It's also gluten-free, vegan, soy-free and 4 Weight Watchers points PER JAR (I love that they included that part).
And it's not just for dipping chips into either!
-Try it over steamed broccoli to get the kids to eat more of those veggies
-Pour it on top of a baked potato
-Mix it onto cooked pasta for instant mac'n cheese
Ilsa Hess created Nacheez when she was craving the kind of processed nacho cheese that comes in a pump we're all familiar with. She decided to stick to her vegan ways and create her own version. After many variations, Ilsa finally came up with a recipe she loved. Hence, Nacheez was born! Her company, Love & Joy Foods, is working on more delicious vegan products too.
Here's one of Ilsa's tasty recipes using Nacheez. This one's great for any party. Or to fool a non-vegan into thinking they're getting something naughty!
makes 8 adult servings
- 1 bag corn chips
- 8 Oz.s vegan sour cream
- 1 lime
- 16 Oz.s refried beans
- 1 2-pack of air-sealed guacamole Use both packs
- 1 jar Mild or Spicy Nacheez
- 16 Oz.s red salsa
- 3 Oz.s sliced black olives
- 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped white onions
- 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
Stir in the juice of 1 lime to the sour cream.
In a shallow glass baking dish, spread a layer of refried beans, a
layer of guacamole, a layer of sour cream, a layer Nacheez, and a
layer of red salsa. Sprinkle on the olives and any optional toppings.
Serve with corn chips.
To purchase a jar (or two) of Nacheez, go to www.Nacheez.com.
Available online and in select retailers.
And might I just add, based on my own opinion, this stuff is super delicious! My kids, husband and I all devoured a jar in no time flat. (I like the mild version because I'm a wimp when it comes to heat.) We ate it over chips but I'm eager to try it over pasta for the easiest vegan mac'n cheese ever!
I also think dipping veggies into it is one of the best ideas I've heard!