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    Mar 11, 2019

    13 Ways To Do Vegan Crack

    Once you taste the salty, garlicky, umami magic of vegan crack, you never go back.

    Urban Dictionary defines ‘vegan crack’ as nutritional yeast. But in my book, nooch doesn’t reach lick-it-straight-out-of-the-palm-of-your-hand addictive until it's blended up into some nutty, salty vegan Parmesan cheese.

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    If you haven’t learned how to make vegan Parmesan cheese yet, you must. You absolutely, positively, MUST. Be warned though, once you taste of the salty, garlicky, umami magic of vegan crack, you never go back.

    There are countless ways this super powder can elevate just about any dish: add some zest to a vegan 'za, toss it in a tofu scramble, stir it into your favorite soup, or top a plain baked potato or steamed veggies and call dinner done.

    If you really want to up your vegan cooking game, check out these 13 drool-worthy recipes made oh-so much better with a little vegan Parmesan cheese love.

    1. Vegan Mushroom Walnut Bolognese Sauce

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    A rich, hearty, vegan bolognese sauce made with mushrooms and walnut 'meat,' simple seasonings--and a whole lotta love. Sprinkle liberally with fresh parsley and vegan Parm. Get the recipe.

    2. Grilled Mexican Street Corn

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    Inspired by Mexican street corn or elotes, this barbecue grilled sweet corn is smothered in mayo, spices and a vegan Parmesan sprinkle. Get the recipe.

    3. Vegan Meatball Sub Sandwich with Cashew Parmesan and Caramelized Onions

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    A hearty vegan meatball sub sandwich packed with veggies and herbs, doused in marinara and vegan Parmesan. Get the recipe.

    4. Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

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    A vegan take on a classic Italian eggplant parmesan, featuring Parmesan-breaded eggplant, 2 homemade cheeses, and a sweet, savory marinara sauce. Get the recipe.

    5. 'Beefy' Skillet Lasagna

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    Delicious layers of thick noodles, creamy vegan cheese and ‘meaty’ tomato sauce—without the work or the wait. Get the recipe.

    6. Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

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    All the rich, creaminess of a classic mushroom risotto without all the stirring. Get the recipe.

    7. Vegan Caesar Salad

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    A few clever substitutions recreate the rich flavors of this classic salad and dressing. Get the recipe.

    8. Vegan Spinach Dip with Kale

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    This creamy, hearty appetizer brings some serious green power to the table. Get the recipe.

    9. Holiday Stuffed Mushrooms

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    Holiday or not, you’ll want this vegan version of classic stuffed mushrooms on your plate. Get the recipe.

    10. Vegan Mushroom Parmesan Casserole

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    A creamy vegan mushroom casserole with cashew cream and vegan Parmesan cheese. Works equally well as dinner or an appetizer. Get the recipe.

    11. Baked Spinach Artichoke Pasta

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    Your favorite spinach artichoke party dip transformed into a creamy, dairy-free pasta bake. Get the recipe.

    12. Eggplant Parmesan Zucchini Casserole

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    Full of fresh vegetables and amazing flavors from only 6 ingredients, this easy casserole will become a staple in your kitchen. Get the recipe.

    13. Vegan Parmesan Crusted Peanut Butter Onigiri

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    Onigiri are the cute little Japanese rice balls Usagi Tsukino (a.k.a. Sailor Moon) always had in her lunch box. These are filled with peanut butter and dipped in vegan Parmesan. Get the recipe.

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