Recipe Round-Up: 23 Ideas for Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert and Every Snack In Between to Celebrate National Cashew Day

Nov 22, 2020| By JOI team


Nov 22, 2020| By JOI team

Recipe Round-Up: 23 Ideas for Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert and Every Snack In Between to Celebrate National Cashew Day

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At this point, there is a holiday for everything. But, we’re all for an excuse to celebrate when that holiday is National Cashew Day. That’s right, National Cashew Day is a thing (although the origins are definitely sketchy, as evidenced by the fact that this Wikipedia article provides the most info we could find), and it’s being observed this year on Monday, November 23rd

23 Recipe Ideas to Celebrate National Cashew Day

It should come as no surprise that at JOI, we’re planning a true party to mark this important date, and in our humble opinion, you should too. Obviously, the most appropriate way to do so is eating CASHEWS ALL DAY LONG—which is why we’ve rounded up our favorite healthy and healthy-ish vegan recipes made with JOI Cashew Plant Base to help you plan a 100% cashew centric menu. And don’t forget the cardinal rule of National Cashew Day: a tall glass of delicious, homemade JOI cashew milk to go with every meal ;)

Ugh, is it November 23rd yet? We’re hungry for all these cashew-based goodies. Happy party planning, y’all!

Cashew-Based Breakfasts 

Joy The Baker’s Cashew Turmeric Granola

Cashew Turmeric Granola by Joy the Baker

Perfect for mornings with the kids or scrambling to log on for work, this cashew-turmeric granola has it all: immune boosting turmeric, wholesome oats, and of course, JOI cashew base to pull it all together.

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Do you ever find yourself wanting dessert for breakfast? Our Pumpkin Chia Pudding satisfies that unique craving for something a little indulgent, a little comforting, and just-sweet-enough.

Spirulina Superfood Smoothie

Spirulina Superfood Smoothie Made with JOI

Smoothies are a SUPER simple way to seriously up your nutrition—especially when you’ve got a convenient single-serve blender and a few power-house ingredients on hand. Bye-bye stressful mornings!

Coffee Brewed with Cashew Love

Dairy Free Dalgona Whipped Coffee

Dalgona Whipped Coffee made with JOI

Remember last spring’s
viral whipped coffee trend? We sure do, because this recipe for a vegan version made with JOI cashew base is unforgettable (and a little addictive).

Vegan Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer

Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer made with JOI

Flavored coffee creamers are always in season, and there’s no better way to spice up your morning routine—especially when they’re made with all the whole food ingredients and none of the artificial creamer guilt.

Dairy Free and Vegan Pumpkin Creamer

Pumpkin Date Coffee Creamer made with JOI

One of the most iconic drinks of the fall season is the Pumpkin Spice Latte. We’ve given it a JOI makeover and you won’t be disappointed.


Lunch Made Better with Cashews

Make-Ahead Cold Cashew Sesame Noodles

Cold Sesame Cashew Noodles made with JOI

Whether you’re working from home or making a daily commute, nothing beats a healthy homemade lunch option that you’re actually excited about. This recipe replaces the peanut butter in traditional Asian sauces with JOI cashew base for an allergen-friendly vegan take on a classic deli salad.

Nutritious and Delicious Cashew Coconut Curry

Cashew Coconut Curry made with JOI

Poured this fresh curry over your choice of grains or steamed or roasted veggies for a balanced, colorful and protein-packed plant-based meal. Turmeric offers a highly anti-inflammatory boost, tofu packs complete protein, and JOI lends creaminess and healthy fats for your new favorite bowl.

Next-Level Creamy Avocado Sauce for Pasta or Crudites

Avocado Pasta Sauce made with JOI

Misery is the day when you pick up that beautiful avocado you bought two days ago, only to find it's gone all soft and squishy already. Solution? Throw it in a blender and make a simple sauce perfect for make-ahead pasta or dipables like crackers and veggies! 

Della Bowls’ Not-So-Secret Yellow Sauce

Della Bowls' Not-So-Secret Yellow Sauce made with JOI

If you’ve jumped on the meal prep bandwagon, then you appreciate a good bowl—and you definitely appreciate a delicious sauce to spice up a week’s worth of lunches. Our friends at Della Bowls have shared the recipe to their delicious Caribbean-inspired yellow sauce to make sure you’re never bored with any combo of healthy grains, veggies, and protein.

Cashew-Crazy Snacks

Crave-Worthy Vegan Queso

Vegan Queso made with JOI

Your standard grocery store vegan cheese may be a divisive topic, but there’s nothing up for argument about this homemade vegan queso. Creamy JOI cashew base comes together with roasted red peppers (a sure-fire way to take any recipe up a notch) and rich spices to create a plant-based, gluten-free queso like no other.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Tzatziki

Greek Tzatziki Sauce Made with JOI

Looking for a healthy alternative to traditional chips and dip? Try this Greek Tzatziki with fresh veggies! It’s easy, fresh, and so yummy—keep in the fridge for a quick bite or a side for all of your weekday lunches on-the-go!

Healthy and Delicious Avocado Fries Made with Cashew Aioli

Avocado Fried with Cashew Aioli made with JOI

French fries are arguably the best side (or whole meal) out there. Get all the comfort without the food coma with this incredibly dunkable panko-crusted vegan alternative. 

Quick and Easy Cashew-Centric Dinners

Creamy Cashew Chickpea Stuffed Acorn Squash

Cashew Chickpea Stuffed Acorn Squash made with JOI

Rich and hearty, this stuffed acorn squash is the perfect “meatless” dinner! The savory coconut aminos together with the creamy JOI Cashew base make the perfect sauce to add to crispy chickpeas and cashew for an unexpectedly delicious Asian-inspired fall recipe. 

Quick and Easy Vegan Butternut Squash and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Butternut Squash and Spinach Stuffed Shells Made with JOI

Craving comfort food? Pasta is a good place to start—and this creamy take on stuffed shells made with JOI cashew base instead of dairy will leave you completely satisfied, without that heavy feeling.

Vegan Cashew Pesto Flatbread with White Beans and Kale

Cashew Pesto Flatbread made with JOI

Want to be kind of fancy, kind of healthy, and also just eat pizza? This flatbread is an easy weeknight dinner that comes together fast and meets all of your cravings.

Skinny Vegan Vodka Sauce

Skinny Vodka Sauce made with JOI

Craving a classic Italian meal with pasta doused in yummy vodka sauce? First off, who isn’t? Second, whip up the dinner of your dreams without the guilt with this homemade, low-cal, and entirely plant-based version made with JOI cashew base!

Creamy, Velvety Vegan Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Butternut Mac and Cheese made with JOI

Indulge, but make it healthy. This vegan butternut squash mac & cheese is so creamy and flavorful, you would never guess it’s 100% plant-based!

Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce made with JOI

Alfredo sauce is a comfort-food classic, and this version takes things to a whole new level. Creamy, allergen-friendly, healthy, and just a tad bit spicy, this pumpkin alfredo sauce made with JOI cashew base goes great with a pile of pasta, veggie noodles, or even as a dip for crackers. 

Irresistible Cashew Desserts

Grilled Peaches with Cashew Vanilla Drizzle

Grilled Peaches with Cashew Drizzle made with JOI

Grilled peaches are the simplest dessert you never knew you needed. Add a bit of cashew vanilla drizzle and people will be begging you to make this over and over again.

5-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Coconut Truffles

Coconut Chocolate Truffles made with JOI

Why buy expensive truffles at the store when you can easily make them at home? Go ahead, impress your friends—just don’t tell them how easy these vegan chocolate coconut truffles are! 

Dairy-Free Birthday Cake Shake

Birthday Cake Milkshake

Curb that craving for cake with this dairy free Birthday Cake Shake made with JOI cashew base! It’s the perfect sweet treat that is fun for kiddos and adults alike. After all, who doesn’t love birthday cake? 

Spicy Pumpkin White Russian

Spicy Pumpkin White Russian

Drinks are basically liquid dessert, right? This super indulgent adult beverage combines classic fall flavors with one of the best after-dinner drinks around.

Need even more inspiration? Check out the complete JOI recipe collection for nearly-endless ideas for healthy vegan cooking and eating.

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