The sweetness of the white miso and the creamy tahini make a great topping for a fancy appetizer like crudités, and salad and crackers. This one is directly from the authors of The Great Life Cookbook! So simple and very delicious.

Fresh basil pesto needs no parmesan for deliciousness. Healthy fat from blended cashews combined with the fresh leaves make pesto a magic topping for pasta, sandwiches, tabouli, and many other delicious vegan dishes. Prep and cook time: 10 min. Servings: 4 1/2 cup raw cashews 1/4 cup water 1 small garlic clove or 1/2 tsp of garlic powder 6 oz silken tofu (half of a 12 oz vaccuum pack) 1/4 tsp sea salt (optional) 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar or the juice of 1 fresh lemon 2 cups fresh basil leaves   In a food processor or Vitamix, combine the cashews and water until