FROM THE FIELDS- ISSUE# 37
Tis' the season of filling up on appetizers & overflowing dessert tables. Although delicious, these holiday treats are often calorie rich and nutrient poor. We have found a solution that is not only healthy but tastes great and will impress your guests!
IT’S UNDENIABLE that eating more plant-based foods has endless benefits for your health. We don't know of any diet that calls for a reduction in your vegetable intake. Plant-based diets are rich in protein, iron, calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals. The nutrients from plants tend to be low in saturated fat, high in fiber and packed with antioxidants, helping mitigate some of the modern world's biggest health issues like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
NOW, IMAGINE that there is a cheese out there that has more health benefits than even the highest quality animal milk-based cheese (i.e. local, organic). Well, it exists! “Growing food was the first activity that gave us enough prosperity to stay in one place, form complex social groups, and build our cities.” These are the welcoming words on Wood & Water’s homepage. They produce the most amazing artisanal Trē Nuht Cheezes made from a combination of raw cashews, rejuvelac, and pink Himalayan sea salt. This cheeze is free of preservatives, stabilizers, artificial ingredients, and thickeners like agar and carrageenan. As you can see from their simple ingredient list, they are also 100% dairy, gluten, casein, soy and lactose free. The end result is a unique, decadent cheese like experience.
REJUVELAC sounds Icelandic, doesn’t it? Well this ingredient is pretty amazing on its own. Rejuvelac is a fermented beverage that is refreshing to drink and FULL of wonderful nutrients for your body. A healthy probiotic that is high in vitamins B, K and E, proteins, and enzymes. It is beneficial to your digestive system, promoting a healthy intestinal environment. Combine this probiotic with the mineral rich pink himalayan sea salt and protein rich cashews and you have a delicious and nutritious cheez. Find each of the cheezes, their tasting notes and pairings with our delicious cold pressed juices below. These cheezes can be found at many health food in Toronto (see below). Feel free to check out their website for more details and flavours - including dessert!
Offerings and Pairings
(1) Trē Nuht Cheez: Original
Tasting Notes: A soft and creamy Cheeze round with citrus and gets sharper as it ages. Add a little tart preserves for an extra dose of flavour.
Pair it with: Pineapple Head or Day Glow
(2) Trē Nuht Cheez: Herb & Garlic
Tasting Notes: Cheeze with an exceptional texture, enhanced with a hint of garlic and the great taste of aromatic herbs.
Pair it with: Tropic Kale or the Allotment
(3) Trē Nuht Cheez: Sharp & Smoky
Tasting Notes: Hickory smoked flavour that is smooth and has smoky delicacy that's both subtle and flavourful.
Pair it with: Skip to the Beet or Day Glow
Where to buy
*The Big Carrot - 348 Danforth Ave Toronto ON M4K 1N8
*Stasis Preserves - 476 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2N5
Raise the Root - 1164 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4M 1L4
*The Wholesome Market - 2234 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1G2
Front Door Organics - online delivery
*denotes location where you can also buy CEDAR juice.