I was wanting to try a vegan mac n cheese for my daughter :serious: so I don't know if just leaving it out would work?Oh yeah, what kinds of recipes are you thinking of leaving it out of? I think just adding maybe extra spice and maybe a little more of flour, or less water, would be just fine for most
Nooch adds both taste and thickens. You can leave out in things like seitan, or where it doesn't really affect the texture
I will say this however- I really disliked it when I first tried it- with the exception of popcorn. I liked it with salt and garlic powder on popcorn. Any way, I kept experimenting and found tweeking it made huge differences in flavor. I still don't like it by itself, but I love nooch sauces, and on toast. Most definitely with vegan mayo!
Do you like vegan mayos? Like Just Mayo? I find adding some mayo to otherwise fat free healthy recipes is a HUGE improvement. Adding nooch and some lemon juice, some salt, and esp some miso makes a terrific sauce for veggies or pasta. i don't really have a recipe, I just them up for reference and know what I like to add. I'd say 1 to 2 teaspoons of juice and miso to the usual recipe.
Do you have nutritional yeast now? What brand? Keep sealed in the fridge
Are you sure it was nutritional yeast and not brewers yeast? Brewers yeast is undeniably nasty, and the two get confused all the time. Maybe they put the wrong one in the bin.
I would also say there is a taste difference between fortified and unfortified nutritional yeast. Fortified is easier to find in stores, but unfortified has a more natural cheesy taste. You might find unfortified more to your liking.