This makes a great cheese-like sauce for burritos or nachos or to use in other recipes.
3/4 cup raw cashews
1 tablespoon bottled or roasted red pepper (I like to oven roast red bell peppers in slices and then freeze them. Then I can take one or two slices out of the freezer for this recipe)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (yellow yeast flakes)
juice of 1/2 lemon or 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar (for when you don't have a lemon around)
1/2 cup water
Mix all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor until a smooth sauce forms. You might need to add extra water to thin the sauce to your preference.