Monday, 14 May 2012
Raw (& vegan) Parmesan style 'cheese'
Although you can buy vegan cheeses in the shops, so many vegan products (like any processed foods) are full of hydrogenated oils, sugars, preservatives etc. It is hard to find natural products even in the health stores sometimes so recipes like this are brilliant to have on hand, especially ones that only contain a handful of ingredients!
I have to admit that I thought I was pretty clever coming up with this recipe, but a little search on the net to confirm I was indeed a genius (tee hee, kidding ;)) showed a huge amount of raw Italian style cheeses already existed- way to burst my bubble! Anyway, this is the version I came up with and I'm really happy with it, it is soooo yummy! You could make extra and store this in a kilner/mason jar, I reckon it will keep around 4 days in the fridge...
Raw 'Italian' cheese
1/2 cup ground almond
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
Teeny pinch of ground turmeric (optional- for colour)
Blitz everything together in a mini chopper or food processor till it resembles grated parmesan cheese. Store in a jar in the fridge ready for when needed!