Our cookbook section is one of the most popular in all of the library, and with good reason. The shelves are loaded with cookbooks full of advice on making the perfect brown rice, spareribs, or quiche for a potluck. This book, Clean Slate by Terry Walters, is full of healthy ideas on how to stay satisfied, curb cravings, and maintain willpower while staying mindful. Check out this recipe for carrot cashew miso spread, perfect on whole wheat sourdough or as a sandwich pâté.
Carrot Cashew Miso Spread
2 large carrots
3/4 cup raw cashews
1 cup vegetable stock
2 tablespoons light miso
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Peel carrots and discard ends. Chop into 1/2 inch pieces and place in pot with cashews and stock. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until carrots are soft throughout.
Remove from heat and, using a slotted spoon, scoop carrots and cashews into food processor. In separate bowl, measure out 1/4 cup of cooking liquid and dissolve miso into it. Add to bowl with carrots and process until smooth. Serve topped with sesame seeds, or refrigerated in an airtight container for up to four days.
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