Almond “Chive” Cheese

Almond Chive Cheese:

• 40g ground almonds (5 Tbsp + 2 tsp) also known as “almond meal”
• 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes, ground to a powder
• ¼ tsp garlic powder
• ¼ tsp onion powder
• ¼ tsp salt
• 100ml unsweetened almond or soy milk (3.5 fl oz)
• 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
• 1 Tbsp agar flakes
• ½ tsp lemon juice
• 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
In a small mixing bowl whisk together the ground almonds, nutritional yeast, garlic and onion powder and salt. Set aside.
In a small saucepan whisk together the milk and oil. Sprinkle on the agar flakes and let it sit for 5 minutes (off the heat). Give it a good whisk now and turn the heat on to high. Bring the mixture to a boil, whisking all the while, then reduce to a simmer and switch to a wooden spoon to stir. Simmer the mixture for 5 minutes on low heat, stirring often.
Turn off the heat then quickly pour it over the almond mixture. Add the chopped chives and lemon juice then mix really well. You should have a fairly thick mixture. Scrape it all into the prepared ramekin dish then gently press it in using a sheet of cling film until it’s nice and smooth on top. Wrap the whole dish in cling film and chill until set. They set pretty quickly, 1 or 2 hours.
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Nutritional Information: (all per 100g and using unsweetened almond milk)

Calories: 385

Protein: 12.3g
Fat: 33.3g
Sat Fat: 3.4g
Fibre: 7.3g
Carbs: 12.2g
Sugar: 1.8g
Sodium: 619mg
Calcium: 138mg
Works Cited:
maplespice.com
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