How to Make Non-Dairy “Parmesan Cheese”

You will love sprinkling some of this on your soup, salads and pizza!! I usually like to use cashews because of their color but pine nuts work well also. In fact, if you are okay with your “parmesan” being a bit dark in color, you could use any of your favorite nut or seed.

1/2 cup raw cashews, ground into a powder
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp salt or 1 tsp nutritional yeast

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Keeps for 5 days in the fridge.
Makes about 1/2 cup

Note: Experiment with the amount of nutritional yeast that tastes best to you. You can also leave in a pinch of salt with the nutritional yeast if you like.


Are you Eating Enough Top 30 Super Foods?

Here is a list of the top 30 super foods that I learned from Dr. Joel Fuhrman. I keep this list on my fridge so I can refer to it often and use it when making my shopping list. Don’t forget that it’s the nutrients that keep us healthy! They are also responsible for ridding the body of toxins, so don’t be shy, eat up!

The beauty is that they are nutritional powerhouses and very low in calories, except for the nuts and seeds and therefore you can eat as much as you want! If you are anything like me, that is a good thing!

They are listed according to highest nutrient per calorie to the lower nutrient per calorie.

1.   Kale, Watercress                                     1000+

2.   Collard, Mustard & Turnip Greens     1000+

3.   Bok Choy                                                  824+

4.   Spinach                                                     739

5.   Brussel Sprouts                                       672

6.   Swiss Chard                                             670

7.   Arugula                                                     559

8.   Radish                                                      554

9.   Cabbage                                                   481

10. Bean Sprouts                                          444

11. Romaine                                                   389

12. Broccoli                                                    376

13. Red Pepper                                              366

14. Carrots                                                     336

15. Cauliflower                                              295

16. Artichokes                                               224

17. Strawberries                                           212

18. Pomegranite Juice                               193

19. Tomatoes                                               190

20. Blackberries                                          178

21. Plums                                                      157

22. Raspberries                                           145

23. Mushrooms                                           135

24. Blueberries                                            130

25. Papaya                                                    118

26. Oranges                                                  109

27. Beans (all varieties)                             57-104

28. Seeds – Flax, Sunflower, Sesame      52-78

29. Onions                                                    50

30. Walnuts                                                  34

You will find many delicious, quick recipes on my blog using these super foods. Try them out and don’t hesitate to put your on twist on them as well, don’t be afraid to be creative.  Leave a comment and let me know how you make out.