Vegan Crunchy "Cheese" Grit Parfait

Photo credit: Mississippi Vegan

Photo credit: Mississippi Vegan

Mississippi Vegan is an amazing blogger who creates beautiful art while using food as his inspiration. Learn more about Timothy, aka Mississippi Vegan, by visiting his website:  www.mississippivegan.com.

Beanfields was lucky enough to be included in one of Timothy's latest creations.Want to create your own Crunchy "Cheese" Grit Parfait? Here are the Mississippi Vegan's instructions:

1. Start by crunching 2 cups of your favorite Beanfields Snack chips, creating small crumbles, using either the Pico de Gallo, Jalapeño Nacho, or Nacho flavor). Set aside.

2. Thinly slice one spring onion stalk, using the light green and white parts. Set aside.

3. Next make 2 cups of organic corn grits bringing water to boil and mixing in grits until cooked, then removing from heat. (It's usually 4:1, water to grits ratio, but you can follow instructions of grits label to be sure). Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and desired amount of salt to taste. Remember the chip crumbles are seasoned well, so keep that in mind. Mix well.

4. Separate equal amounts into three separate bowls, working quickly so the grits do not set.

5. For the Cajun layer, one, add 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne
pepper and add 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder and mix well. (You can add more paprika until
you have desired strength of color.)

6. For the golden turmeric layer, add 1 teaspoon of turmeric and 1 tablespoon of
nutritional yeast and mix well. (You can add more turmeric until you have the desired strength of color.)

7. In the next layer, add 1 clove of raw garlic, minced and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix well.

8. Now it's time to layer! Using a clear mason jar, add one layer of the Cajun mix, then a hefty sprinkling of the chips. Next add the golden turmeric layer, then slowly add a thin layer of the green onions, and then the final garlicky lemon layer. Finish with a final layer of chips and top with green onions.

Eat immediately or you can pop an oven-safe jar in a preheated oven to warm it up. Handle the jar with care.

(Note: depending on the size of your jar and layers, you could potentially make two small jars, or one larger jar. You may also have leftovers that you can enjoy separately.)

Remember, the end goal is to make a pretty parfait so use your judgement in designing. :)

Photo credit: Mississippi Vegan

Photo credit: Mississippi Vegan

Photo credit: Mississippi Vegan

Photo credit: Mississippi Vegan