03 Feb Nutritional/Savory yeast
Nutritional yeast is a vegan staple but if you don’t know about it you will miss out on some great flavour that can be gained so easily.
I originally made the assumption that because it contained the word yeast it was a baking raising agent and therefor substituted in recipe which did nothing to enhance favour J.
Packed with nutrition, particularly B-vitamins, folic acid, selenium, zinc, and protein. It’s low in fat, gluten-free, and contains no added sugars or preservatives. Because vitamin B12 is absent from plant foods unless it’s added as a supplement, nutritional yeast that contains B12 it is perfect for a vegan diet.
The flavour are described as cheesy, nutty and savoury. Just a tablespoon or two can add richness to soups, gravies, and other dishes, and larger amounts can make “cheese” sauces and eggless scrambles taste cheesy and eggy.
Sprinkle it on popcorn.
Stir it into mashed potatoes.
Add a little to the cooking water for “cheesy grits” or polenta.
Sprinkle on any pasta dish.
Add a tablespoon or two to bean dishes to enhance flavours.
So easy to find now, it is stocked in many supermarkets, healthfood stores and some pharmacies.
I would love to hear about the many ways you use Nutritional Yeast.