Vegan Pepita "Parm"
Although I do not eat a vegan diet 100% of the time, as someone who eats a very flexible diet pattern I do enjoy a lot of vegan alternative foods and meals. And as a dietitian who supports individuals with their plant-based eating goals, I find it's important for me to experiment in the kitchen and bring new ideas and easy recipes "to the table":)
Vegan parmesan is really easy to make! I experimented with using both cashews and pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) as the base, but I found the pepita version to be way tastier!
1/2 cup unsalted pepitas
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (I am using the Bragg brand but I don't think brand matters)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1) Add all the ingredients to a small food processor or a good blender
2) Blend until the pepitas are chopped into a meal or powder consistency
3) Store in the refrigerator to maintain freshness