Perfectionism and Cashew Queso

Probably not seeing the connection, are you?

Let me explain.

I have a lot of drafts for the blog (47 to be precise). Drafts that are waiting ever so patiently to get published. Drafts that have not been published because they are not “perfect”. Drafts that have not been published because they are not perceived as “perfect” by me. (A perfectionist by nature, but trying really hard to get over it.)

That’s the thing about perfectionism. It really isn’t a desirable quality at all. It prevents you from taking action for fear of being perceived as less than perfect. It makes you overthink everything. And, in the case of a blogger, it causes severe anxiety every time you hit the publish button.

Now I understand that I’m taking a huge risk here, because you could be saying, “Oh Honey, I’ve read your posts. Many of them aren’t perfect. What makes this one so special?”

Well, let me tell you. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal, but since I presented at my school district’s PLD (professional learning day) on Friday, and I assured people this was on the blog, it kind of is. (A big deal, that is.)

So here it is…no more excuses.

A sauce that lives up to it’s name…Crack Sauce…highly addictive.


Cashew Queso (Crack)

(Recipe by Gena Hamshaw of

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight, then drained and rinsed
  • 3 T. tomato paste
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • ½ t. smoked paprika
  • ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup + 2 T. water
  • ¾ t. salt
  • 2 T. lemon juice

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Store in refrigerator.

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