Cashew Cream:

This is a great alternative to cream in a variety of recipes and soups.

1 cup whole raw cashews, rinsed very well under cold water

Soak cashews in hot water for at least 30 minutes. (Can soak up to 12 hours)

Drain the cashews and rinse under cold water.

Place them in a blender with enough fresh cold water to cover them by 1 inch (about 1.5 cup water.) Blend on high for several minutes until very smooth.