Homemade Marinara & Cashew Parmesan
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • veggie broth or water for sautéing
  • 2 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ T maple syrup
  • ½ T crushed red pepper
  • salt & pepper to taste
Cashew Parmesan:
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 3 T nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Heat a pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic.
  2. When they start sticking to the pan, add a little bit of water or veggie broth until it stops sticking. Repeat when necessary.
  3. Continue to saute for 4-5 minutes until soft and fragrant.
  4. Add all other ingredients and stir well.
  5. Bring to a slow boil, stirring occasionally.
  6. Reduce heat and cover for 15-20 minutes (or longer for better flavor), stirring on and off.
  7. Meanwhile, add all Cashew Parmesan ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until it looks like Parmesan Cheese.
  8. Serve with whole grain noodles, salad, and garlic bread! Enjoy!
Recipe by Thrive: Faith, Family & Food at http://thrivetolive.com/homemade-marinara-cashew-parmesan/