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WARNING: These Flavored Cashews are Highly Addictive!

These Flavored Cashew are a super simple recipe that will be a big hit at any party! While this is a very easy recipe, the preparation of the cashews and then the slow cooking (or dehydration) of the cashews takes the most time.

If you already made the BBQ Vegetable Blend powder and the Masale Blend (Curry) powder (conveniently stored in a cool, dry place for you to try all these wonderful ZNF recipes), this recipe will be even easier for you!


  1. 2 lbs of raw cashews
  2. BBQ Vegetable Blend powder
  3. Masala Blend (Curry) powder
  4. Himalayan salt and Black pepper, to taste

Directions to Prepare the Raw Cashews:

  • 2 lbs of raw cashews divided in two bowls of 1 lb each.
  • Cover with filtered water and let soak for 4 hours.
  • Drain and rinse.
  • Pat dry with a paper towel.


In Bowl #1: Mix half the soaked and rinsed cashews with 3 tbsp of Masala Blend powder (or a curry blend of your choice) and salt-and-pepper to taste (approximately ½ tsp each).

In Bowl #2: Mix the other half of soaked and rinsed cashews with 4 tbsp of BBQ Blend and salt-and-pepper to taste (approximately ½ tsp each).

Final Step: Place in the dehydrator or oven at 165 degrees for 12 hours.

About Denise Girard, ZNF Master Chef

Denise Girard is a classically trained chef and an award winning film writer. Certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) as a Holistic Health Practitioner (CHHP), Denise brings a unique set of training and skills to the food industry.

Being trained worldwide, she has been advised and educated by leading Medical and Naturopathic doctors in North America and Western Europe, including England, Switzerland, Italy and France, as well as, being trained using a wide array of the unique foods and spices of India. Denise also studied herbalism at the East West school of herbology in Santa Cruz and with Dr Schulze in Los Angeles, CA, gained extensive knowledge from Dr. Francesca Borella, Dr. Johanna Budwig of Germany, Dr. Schulze, and Bruce Lipton -- one of the fathers of the science of Epigenetics.

As the Master Chef at Z Natural Foods, Denise is dedicated to providing whole food nourishment. In fact, part of her daily routine her whole life, Denise sought high quality foods: Erewhon in Los Angeles, the markets of Paris, Swiss health food stores, Neal's Yard in London, going all the way back to her childhood in Philadelphia at the 9th St markets: these were always places of great joy. As an adult, she learned that buying the best quality food for yourself is, in fact, your best health insurance policy.

Throughout her world travels, Denise was particularly interested in traditional healing foods and has come to a very simple conclusion: Food is the game changer.

Denise is passionate about creating a new generation of superfood snacks (such as the ZNF exclusive Raspberry Quinoa Clusters, Fusion Bars and Vegan Fusion Bites). Denise leads Z Natural Foods’ efforts in transforming high quality, nutrient-dense, raw, whole food powders into nourishing, tasty ‘functional foods’ -- packed with bio-available building blocks to support true fueling and adaptation. She is driven to combine delicious solutions with balanced, healthy recipes.

To contact Denise about a special formula that matches your vision, you are invited to call 888-963-6637.

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