To make cashew cream: bring a pot of water (about 2 cups) to a boil. Add 1/2 cup raw cashews to the boiling water. Remove from heat, set aside and allow to soak for 30 minutes. Drain excess water, rinse cashews, and transfer to a high speed blender or NutriBullet. Add 1 cup water and blend until smooth. Use in recipe as directed.