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Parmesan "Cheese" (gluten & dairy free, vegan, paleo)

Dairy-Free, Vegan "Cheese" Recipe Series- Part 2

For the second part of my 3 part dairy-free, vegan "cheese" alternatives series, I am sharing this outrageously good and easy cheese alternative!

I've developed three dairy-free, vegan "cheese" alternative recipes as part of this series. The first "cheese" is a Cauliflower & Cashew "Cheese" Sauce (part 1). The second "cheese", the recipe you've landed on now, is a Vegan "Parmesan Cheese" (part 2). And finally, the recipe you landed on now, my shreddable, sliceable, melty Nightshade & Dairy-free Nacho "Cheese" (part 3).

This recipe is nutrient dense, lower carb, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nightshade free, paleo, primal, Whole30 compliant, keto friendly & vegan!

What Makes this High-Vibing Food?

  • First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!

  • You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!

  • This recipe is full of healthy fats and/or oils, which supports the sacral chakra.

  • Contains nuts, which is both grounding and flowing, and thus supports both the root and sacral chakras.

  • Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.

  • Contains zinc, which is needed for thousands of chemical reactions in your body involving protein, so it is also supportive to the root chakra.

  • As a whole, the spices in this recipe, work through the third eye chakra.

A Short Note on Swaps or Ingredients:

*While I cannot guarantee that using these swaps will yield the same flavors I have create in this recipe, these swaps should generally work well! *

  • Nutritional yeast are flakes of yeast that have a very cheesy like taste and is full of B vitamins. It is a great nondairy alternative to add a cheesy taste to any dish!

Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:

  • high-powered blender (I use my vitamix) or food processor

  • measuring cups/spoons

  • glass jar/container


Parmesan "Cheese"

(gluten/dairy free, vegan & paleo)

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: none Yield: about 3 cups


  • 1.5 cups raw cashews

  • 1-1.5 cups nutritional yeast

  • 1 tbsp. garlic & herb seasoning (I used Primal Palate brand- which is nightshade free)

  • garlic granules, sea salt, and black pepper to taste (omit pepper for nightshade free version)

How to Create this Recipe:

  1. Add all ingredients to your high-powered blender or food processor and pulse until a light, crumbly/sandy mixture forms.

  2. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.



Serving Size: 2 tbsp. (based off of 24 servings total)

Calories: 68

Fat: 3 g

Carbs: 5 g

Protein: 5 g

*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.


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