nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast that has been grown on molasses. It has a mild cheese-like or nutty flavor. it is good sprinkled on popcorn,pasta or pizza. Many people use it to make vegan cheeze. i really like it and it is a source of vitamin B-12
When you go to the HFS ask for Savoury Yeast Flakes. Then they will know what you are talking about. I went to my fave HFS today and asked why they don't know what nutritional yeast is, and after much talk, we decided it was because you need to link the word yeast with savoury and flakes. They don't have any on the counter there, but she said she has ordered them already 2 times this month.
Nutritional Yest is a big staple food for me, but I find it is yucky unless garlic and salt is added to the mix!! Try fried cheezy tofu:
Cut firm tofu in strips
Dip in Nutritional Yeast Mix (Nut. YEadt, garlic, salt) to coat
Fry until brown and crisp
MMMMMM! So good!!
Also, try a cheezy sauce with nutritional yeast, garlic, salt to taste, mixed with plain soy milk (I use Silk brand) to desired consistency. I just do this after I have already cooked the pasta and drained it, kinda like pouring in the powder mix you get with Mac & Cheese.
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