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 Post subject: Cashews - Raw Always?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:45 pm 
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I noticed in some recipes it says to soak cashews and sometimes its says to soak raw cashews. Would I be correct to assume I should always use raw cashews for all recipes? or can you use roasted too?


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 Post subject: Re: Cashews - Raw Always?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:48 pm 
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if a recipe doesn't specify raw, use roasted.

(although i doubt anyone would want you to soak roasted cashews. so i suppose if it says to soak cashews, just assume they mean raw.)

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 Post subject: Re: Cashews - Raw Always?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:16 pm 
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Soaking them is usually to make them softer so they'll blend up creamy and smooth. If the dish is going to be cooked anyways (like a cashew ricotta in lasagna), I have no problem using roasted cashews.


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 Post subject: Re: Cashews - Raw Always?
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Just to be sure I'm with the program, it's ok to use raw cashews in a dish that will *not* be cooked, right?


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Bugs wrote:
Just to be sure I'm with the program, it's ok to use raw cashews in a dish that will *not* be cooked, right?


Yes. It is fine, and darn tasty! Lol!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:53 pm 
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1strangegirlbygolly! wrote:
Bugs wrote:
Just to be sure I'm with the program, it's ok to use raw cashews in a dish that will *not* be cooked, right?


Yes. It is fine, and darn tasty! Lol!


Mkay. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cashews - Raw Always?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:59 pm 
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if they want you to soak them they want you to use raw cashews

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 Post subject: Re: Cashews - Raw Always?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:28 pm 
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Roasted will work in recipes that call for raw and soaked, but it will taste different - more assertively cashewy. I sometimes use a combo of raw and roasted, because roasted is usually cheaper, and i don't find 'more cashewy' bad for most things. But yes if soaking is called for raw is what is intended.


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 Post subject: Re: Cashews - Raw Always?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Thank you both!


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