Soak 3/4 cup raw cashews in boiling water for 1 hour. Drain water from cashews after 1 hour. I have found that BOILING the cashews for 15 minutes instead makes for a smoother sauce, but it does lose some flavor of the cashews.
Boil carrots and potatoes in 3 cups of vegetable broth until soft. Approximately 20 minutes. Best to cook covered so you don't loose too much broth in steam.
In a blender, add carrots, potatoes, veggies broth, spices, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic powder, turmeric, onion powder, and drained cashews to a blender.
Blend until smooth!
NOTE: You can add agar agar or tapioca flour to this sauce to make it more stringy and droolie like cheese sauce. you can also add jalapeno to make it a nacho style cheese sauce!
Add to your favorite mac and cheese dish, top potatoes, etc! In this picture, I boiled some cauliflower and broccoli with the whole grain noodles, and topped with french onions.
Choose your favorite pasta and veggies to add!
A thousand different ways you can use this for a healthy mac 'n' cheeze!
If you do not have a powerful blender, you may want to consider dividing all ingredients into 2, or cutting this recipe in half. If you steam out too much liquid when cooking the potatoes and carrots, you may want to add a little more veggie broth to desired consistency. Water also works.