1 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon salt (or seasoned salt, if you prefer)
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1. Combine all ingredients, and mix well.
2, Store in an airtight glass jar, and use as a topping for pasta, pizza, garlic bread, salads, etc.
It's especially good tossed with hot pasta, melted Earth Balance, & chopped fresh basil & spinach (yum!)... but good anywhere traditional cookbooks call for parmesan.
Source of recipe: I made this up, to feed my inner pasta-monster child... tickles my taste buds the same way that aged parmesan used to do... but without the cow-squeezin's!