Recipe Author: 
Kathy Pollard

Use this cheesy addition as a substitute for Parmesan cheese and as a condiment.  So versatile, it adds flavor to simple recipes.

Nutritional yeast is good source of protein (52%), dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals containing essential amino acids, and rich in vitamins, including B-complex. Find it in most large grocery chains and sometimes in the bulk section.

  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 cup raw almonds, soaked and dried, * or 2/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tsp salt or herbal salt replacement

Whiz all ingredients in a blender or food processor for several minutes, until the nuts are finely ground.  Store in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator.

*Soak almonds overnight, or in boiling water for an hour, or blanch. Drain and pat them dry. To blanch almonds, boil raw almonds in small pot with water covering them for 2 minutes.  Cool and pinch each one out of its shell. Note that the brown skin can stay on, adding fiber and phytonutrients!

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