Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Cashews

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Many recipes call for white flour to thicken a sauce. Did you know that you can use ground raw cashews instead?
Grind up a cup or so of raw, unsalted cashews in a spice or coffee grinder, and use a little at a time to thicken a sauce. You can also mix a few tablespoons with a hot liquid to form a roux, much like you would flour.
The result is gluten free, natural thickening with a added bonus of a little protein.

Try it next time and see what you think.

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