Vegan Cashew Cheese



10 mins


1 hour 30 mins


1 hour 40 mins

Sliceable Vegan Cashew Cheese made with agar-agar. It slices, grates and melts

Recipe type: Vegan, Vegetarian, Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Soyfree, Oilfree


• Raw Cashews-1/2 cup [Soaked overnight in a cup of water] or set in hot water for 3 hours (just boil water and pour over cashews)

• Nutritional yeast-3 tablespoons

• Garlic-1 clove (you don’t want this to be a garlic cheese)

• Starch of your choice (Tapioca/Arrowroot/Corn)-1.5 tsp

• Agar Agar powder- 1.5 tsp ( for substitute — gelatin if you have no sensitivity to animal products )

• Juice from Lemon-1 Tbsp + 2 tsp

• Water-1/2 cup with the agar agar/ gelatin +1/2 cup in blender

• Salt/ Season to taste && you can add Turmeric if you need the deep yellow color ( plus it’s great for inflammation )


1. In a saucepan, mix agar agar in ½ cup water. Keep aside

2. Discard the water from cashews. Rinse them really well. Add cashews to a food processor with nutritional yeast, garlic, starch, salt, lemon juice & ½ cup of water. Make a very very smooth paste.

3. Add the cashew paste to agar agar (gelatin ) mixture.

4. Bring this to boil on a low-medium heat until it forms a thick pancake-batter consistency.

5. Quickly transfer to glass dish for setting.

6. Refrigerate for an hour. Or pop in freezer to speed setting time

7. Carefully remove from the glass dish when set — I just say mine upside down on a parchment sheet — it slid out perfectly



Minding My Own Business

Wow… Its been a while since my last post, but I must get back at it! Below is a post shared with my Facebook family today.

Daily, My motive is never to boast or belittle, but to humbly motivate, inspire, and invite people to explore being open minded about their life && even perhaps entertain the idea living on their own terms…. I too need encouragement and fall weak at times… As a matter of fact,
One of my many mentors –Dr. Brad Bellard told me — “You’re already a winner — YOU just have to believe in YOU and enjoy YOUR process/ journey!  ”

What stuck out for me was “MY JOURNEY / MY PROCESS” !!  The belief is there… The struggle came when making comparisons… I was forced to realize that My path wont be identical to the ones who found success  before me… While the end result may be identical –the “journey” will vary….

In life we get WAY TOOO caught up on what HE/SHE is doing on the right and left of us—forgetting that our path is STRAIGHT ahead…. Looking from side to side implies you arent fully focused on your own track and could be the reason your train is derailed…

Learning to Mind my own business may have just been one of the most valuable lesson I’ve learned this year so far… lol (In addition to all of the lessons learned while meditating on the book of Proverbs…)

** You know minding your own business PERIOD is pretty awesome too — Less stress lol … lol #sidenote

Any whoooo — The world is OURS! Lets go see and claim what belongs to us! Stay the course, embrace YOUR journey– and mind your business!

God truly gets all the glory… ❤
Rhe’Keisha Ta’Vonia

#nonegativity #positivevibesONLY #WEgotThis #WEarealreadywinning


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Stuck inside…

hehe— i was iced in — and wrote about food–and the fact i cooked all weekend!

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Oh my, I have been confined to the house since this past Thursday due to the ice storm and I am about to scream. Literally. I’ve found that confinement has pushed me in to the kitchen.  When boredom strikes the pots and pans rattle. I don’t know if I have ever cooked this much in one weekend. There was chicken and waffles,  lemon meringue pie, lemon chesspie, peanut butter and jelly cookies,  7up pound cake, homemade chili, homemade pizzas and more.  Take a look at a few pics below. 🙂

Its amazing how Texas closes as soon as ice appears. I wasn’t complaining Friday,  day 1, but Saturday, I began to grow weary!  😦








Someone save me! Ice please melt… 🙂

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Real Quick — The Root — Cont’d (My thoughts)

After writing yesterday – I fell into deep thought — That post made me want to elaborate further–I am full of questions.  I asked myself” Why are violent people violent??” — The man/women beaters…  Violence is not only physical– verbal –and emotional violence hurt just as bad… I wonder was there some form of aggression displayed towards and/or around them in their adolescence?? How does one pick up habits that they aren’t or hadn’t been previously exposed to??

Root == the foundation of one’s very existence… Who you are — base on experiences  and/or encounters … My opinion… What do you think about the root?? Your root??

Before finding out the root — you must first identify and accept there are internal issues/ blemishes… Right? No one is perfect… Right??

 People… Why are you the way you are?? Why are WE the way we are??

What are your underlying issues??


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The root…

Have you ever wondered why there are prostitutes,  whinos, drug dealers, or any other morally corupt individuals?  Are you one of those people? Under cover maybe? Mmmm think loooong and hard on that?

If you answered no, ask yourself the following series of questions— have you ever lied? Have you ever slept with someone expecting anything in return–even if it was just love — to be a prostitute you not only do sexual acts in exchange for money/a little change, you could also be doing it for love, a car, a house,& ect… Have you ever gone to the doctor, been prescribed meds and shared them with a friend or family memeber?-mmmm…

I think we all have fallen short/guilty to some unclean/immoral acts at one time or another.  We may still be in the act…


Why do people do things that they aren’t proud of?

Don’t you think there is a root to our actions?

Somewhere at sometime, something occurred to make us feel a void or emptiness, that drugs, sex, the opposite sex, and other things help to fill (temporarily)

Is it abandonment?  Is/was it lack of love?

What is your root?

Think about it…


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good or bad hair? that is the Question. ..

good or bad hair? that is the Question. ..

good or bad hair? that is the Question

Who defines what hair type is good or bad?

I would like to know….

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Lovely Day…

Heeellooooo!!! Long time, no post….

My greatest apologies to you all… —- I had to post since I was online working on a few items.  I must say today is such a beautiful day… A nice Saturday to relax on my laptop and chill out!

Updates… I will begin posting beauty updates… When I say beauty updates, I am referring to products from make up to hair items.  I will refer to them as  ” My Monthly Looooves!”  If an item makes it to the “Monthly Loves” list, that means that I have to absolutely be in love with it.  I am extremely tough on products… With this in order,  it is only fair to have a “Monthly Bag It” list also.  I will begin completing various reviews on items, as well as taking any/all request you have for me.  Being “natural”, i receive tons of messages on Facebook (Rhe’Keisha Ta’Vonia), Twitter (@KeishaKnwsBtr), and Instagram (@Keishaknowsbetter) asking for me to share my daily regimens and many questions regarding what products I would recommend…

I have never been to cosmetology school, so the things I post here will be those things that have worked and are still working for me.  They will be in no way required of you to follow.  I will be open to answer any/ all questions you may have along the way.

Next: I will begin completing vlogs… I think they will be awesome and I like doing sharing information! 🙂

Much Much More Info to come!!!!!!

Well, I’ve said enough so far… I will be back soon!!! 🙂

Keisha — KeishaKnowsBetter

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Blah… Random…

Happy Sunday… I feel so blah right now.. I guess everyone has their days on which they aren’t over flowing with excitement, but they also aren’t sad about a specific thing either… I’m just blah… Sitting someplace between happy and sad… Guessing one would say I’m rather content… YEP.

I CAN say I feel kinda pretty for a blah day… My hair isn’t the greatest but I’m heck-a cute… Ill let u see an image below.. 

Well, since I’m writing I guess I can share how awesome I’ve been lately with my excercise regimen. Every morning I’ve been humping at the gym… 5am and not a minute later… Tomorrow I will begin a NO CARB diet. Yikes… I know. That piece will be tough for me, as I am a meat and potatoes kind of girl.   😥   At any route, I WILL SURVIVE… Just pray for me and send your encouragement my way… I have well over 70 LBS to make disappear and soon. Lol

So that I don’t keep rambling, I WILL get off the page… 

Everyone enjoy your Sunday afternoon..

I love you!
Keisha ♥♥♥♥


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As i gaze from across the room…

His smile brightened the room…. As his eyes gazed into mine I felt it… Yes it! — The feeling every single woman loves… The feeling of some sort of connection…. ===Boy, was his demeanor and disposition amazing… Not to mention he was nicely dressed… O.M.G.— did I love what I was looking at…..




Then I see —- the worst thing a woman could ever see after nearly undressing the luscious man with her eyes…. —-> A DARN ring— right on the darn ring finger… – #Done –Even if he isn’t married, I don’t take those types of chances… I don’t bother those things that don’t belong to me.. 🙂 #PointBlankPeriod  I’m Not down with other people’s property… No way Jose… (I’m one who beleives in the woman name Karma!)

I should have already suspected it— a man of his caliber wouldn’t be single…Not in this day and age…  Any great wowan would swoop him up… To bad it wasn’t me. lol

Oh well—- back to life, back to reality…


#TheLonleyOne (Not that I need a lil boo YET anyway…) :/

**Just felt like sharing… ***

PS: Happy Birthday to my aunt Angela (Anchie B) and Happy 46th Anniversary to my grandmother and grandfather… Love you Meme and Papa!!!! I pray you share many more wonderful years together.

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As I sit…

Sitting here on the bike at the gym… its approximately 5:37 am.. Yes AM!! I’m just as shocked as you are…

Back to my point for writing… I just noticed that when you are doing something you really don’t want to do or some place you would rather not be, your mind starts to wonder about things that would normally be far fetched.

I.e. Getting a hot guy here at the gym. Lol — See what I mean by far fetched???  :/  With this body? Phhhaaahhhhhhaaa…. NEVER. LOL..

My mind even went back home to my bed.. I’ve even taken a quick trip to Florida, Cali, and ATL. On these trips I pictured myself in a 2 piece swim suit. Lol –The only two piece I’ve owned or had in my possession is two piece leg and thigh from the local chicken shack. Really…

I guess the moral of This post is, “NEVER workout in the AM. Lol” IF you do, you must  be in sound mind. Lol

Please excuse any grammatical errors… I’m attempting to write as I go up a hill. Lol

Well, enough foolishness for now.. 

400 calories burned so far

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