People Eat it
Let's talk about the judgement. It happens so often that me and Elizabeth at the front desk actually joke about. At a glance, it looks like nacho cheese sauce. Obviously, this brings things up for people. I get stares, eyebrow and lip raises, nervous laughs and comments.
It just seems appalling that a yoga teacher would eat a jar of cheese. When I explain what it is, you can hear the relief in their voices. Cashews is acceptable. A jar of nacho cheese is not.
It is a reminder to me of expectations set on yoga teachers. We are supposed to be cute and fit and examples of health and happiness. I don't get upset. I am kind of flattered that people care enough to have expectations of me.
Even if it was a jar of cheese, i would eat it anyway. I am human and my students need to know that. They need to know that at the end of the day, their yoga journey is their own.
How To Make the Infamous Cashew Cheese
8 ounces raw cashews
1/4 cup of roasted red peppers
3 dashes of onion powder
pinch of salt
3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2 cup of water
Dash of tamari or soy sauce
Cover cashews in water and soak for 4 to 24 hours
Throw everything in a blender and process until smooth
Dip some tortilla chips in it and you are in heaven