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Sounds yummy doesn’t it?  Well, it just might be my new favorite thing!  The first time I heard about it was at a Farmer’s Market where I tried this delicious almond-based spread that was gluten-free and vegan.  She said it was made with nutritional yeast.  Meant nothing to me at the time, but as I have read through many vegan food blogs, I started to see nutritional yeast more and more.  I found out it has a wonderful cheesy flavor, and many vegans use it for that purpose alone.  But in addition to the cheesy flavor, it is also nutritious!  Never would have guessed, huh?  What with a name like nutritional yeast.

The other day I had some basil I needed to use up and I had this little recipe pinned in my pinterest.  All I needed was some nutritional yeast.  This was my chance!  Now I have made pesto without parmesan, and it works.  But if I could add a little cheese flavor without the dairy, why wouldn’t I? So I did.  And it was fantastic!!

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I found this recipe at JoyfulAbode.  When I saw these ingredients, I wasn’t so sure.  But the fact that her toddler gobbled them up and that the recipe is so simple, I figured it was worth a shot.  Plus, they are nutrient packed and free of sugar other than that which naturally occurs in the sweet potatoes.  So if these “cookies” are a hit, they are something I wouldn’t even mind packing for part of their lunches.

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