When I decided to go dairy-free for my health, the only dairy-free milk and cheese alternatives on the market were made with soy. Believing that soy was good for me, I dived into soy products with great enthusiasm.
Although I did find some relief from my chronic stomach ache and constipation, which was due to the fact that I’m eliminating gluten from my diet, I still don’t feel as much as I used to.
So, I went back to the research, and found that soy was not as healthy as everyone said! I was shocked because soybeans were supposed to be a healthy alternative to vegan dairy.
Once I removed soy from my diet and replaced it with keto dairy alternatives, my health finally began to improve and all the chronic stomach pain as well as the constipation that had plagued me for so long began to disappear.
Soy is not a healthy food
- Soybeans from the nitrogen gland. This means that soybeans can Negative effect on the thyroid gland Because it blocks the absorption of iodine, which slows down thyroid function. Soy can also cause an enlarged thyroid gland, which is known as a goiter.
- Soy irritates the gut. Soybeans contain phytates and lectins, which can cause Inflammation and leaky gut syndrome الأمعاء.
- Soybeans are highly processed. Soybeans are processed using a petroleum solvent To extract soybean oil. The remaining “sludge” that was once considered a waste product is now used in soy-based shakes, bars, protein powders, veggie burgers and more.
- Soybeans are genetically modified. Estimated that more 90% A genetically modified soybean crop in the United States. While the jury is out on the effects of genetically modified foods on your body, it may not be a risk you are willing to take.
You can read this post to find out more reasons why you might want to avoid soy and soy products.
Ways to enjoy cauliflower “cheese” sauce
The cauliflower “cheese” sauce in this recipe is amazing. However, if you only want to make a “cheese” sauce, simply use half a head of cauliflower (about 11 ounces or 300 g) with the rest of the ingredients and follow steps 2 and 3 in the instructions.
You can use our cauliflower “cheese” sauce on your favorite keto pasta for a delicious keto meal that won’t leave you feeling deprived or missing out. Personally, my favorite is spaghetti squash Shirataki noodles.
Another way to enjoy cauliflower “cheese” sauce is to put it on your favorite burger or slider. It can also be used as a cheese topping on chicken bacon patties or even pork carnitas.
Our cauliflower “cheese” sauce also makes a great dip. Try it with chicken nuggets, chicken strips, or even meatballs with pizza! And what about pork rinds dipped in cauliflower “cheese” sauce?
Of course, the cauliflower “cheese” sauce is so delicious that I wouldn’t blame you if I enjoyed it with a spoon!
This dairy-free keto McNeese uses cauliflower, cashews and nutritional yeast to create a delicious cheese sauce!
- 1 1/2 1 head cauliflower (900 g), cut into small florets, divided
- 1/2 cup Cashews (2.6 ounces or 73 grams), soaked overnight in filtered water and filtered
- 1/4 cup From food yeast (32g)
- 1 tablespoon From turmeric (6 g)
- 1 teaspoon of mustard (5 ml)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (1 g)
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil (15 ml)
- 1/2 cup of hot, filtered water (120 ml) (plus extra, if needed)
- 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley (1 g) for garnish
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower florets from half a head of cauliflower and boil for 10 minutes, until very tender. Remove the florets with a perforated spoon and place in a food processor or high-speed blender.
- Add the soaked cashews, nutritional yeast, turmeric, mustard, garlic powder, olive oil, and ½ cup (120 ml) of filtered water to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. If necessary, add more filtered water to the “cheese” sauce until the desired consistency is achieved. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Meanwhile, add the remaining florets from the whole head of cauliflower to the same pot of water and bring to a boil for 6 to 8 minutes, until tender. Drain well and add to a large bowl.
- Add the “cheese” sauce to the drained cauliflower and stir until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. If desired, the dish can be served at this stage.
- Put the mixture in a casserole dish and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the surface is golden brown.
- Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
Nutritional data is estimated for each serving. Net carbs per serving 7 g.
- Calories: 128
- sugar: 5
- Fat: 7
- Carbohydrates: 13
- the basic: 6
- protein: 7