This is a fantastic vegan alternative to parmesan cheese. Its so healthy, packed full of good fats, protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
I think it's my new favourite seasoning!
I tried it out at my Spring Workshop yesterday and the ladies were most impressed by how delicious it was. Its cheesy, savoury, nutty, zesty and has that unique umami flavour, supplied by the seaweed flakes!
So a quick resume of the ingredients
Almonds are an excellent source of good fats, protein, fibre, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc and Vitamin E. They are also high in antioxidant flavanoids which boost the immune system and are protective against cancer.
Almonds can also lower cholesterol and protect against heart disease.
Nutritional yeast flakes are a godsend for vegans, they are an inactive form of yeast, great source of protein, supplying 9g in 2 tablespoons compared to a large egg which is only 6g!
They are also high in fibre and a fantastic source of all the B vitamins, especially B12 and folate and also zinc.
They add a lovely savoury, cheesy flavour to any savoury dish.
Lemon zest is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, especially vitamin C which is really important for the immune system and skin and it's alkalising so easily absorbed. Vitamin C also boosts the absorption of iron.
Garlic is just one of natures superfoods and can lower blood pressure, cholesterol and provide antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral effects. It's health benefits could fill a whole book!
Seaweed flakes are basically like a complete multivitamin and mineral supplement and they supply that unique umami flavour which is highly satisfying and delicious! It's also known as the fifth taste!
I use Mara seaweed flakes, dulse, kombu and shony are all excellent with similar benefits but slightly different flavour profile.
Mara seaweeds are all harvested from Scottish waters and are great quality. I always support local quality products whenever I can and I urge you to do the same. Here is the link to Mara
Seaweed is a brilliant way to boost your intake of minerals and cut down on the amount of salt in your diet and great news for your blood pressure too!
All herbs, dried or fresh have numerous health benefits. Blog post coming soon!!
Himalyan Pink Sea Salt is known as the king of salts and contains 86 trace minerals the body can use, well worth switching to, especially if you use Table Salt which is just pure sodium with no associated beneficial minerals!
So back to the awesome Almond Parmesan. It's really versatile and can be used as a savoury seasoning on any pasta dish, omelette, baked potato, soup, avocado toast, in fact any savoury dish at all will be enhanced by this and your body will thank you big time!!
So here is the very simple recipe.
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