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how do you eat nutritional yeast?

post #1 of 32
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we are vegan and i am trying to get more nutritional yeast into our diet for the b vits. (b12 to be exact, it does have b12 right?) so right now i just use it mixed with braggs (heard that makes it a complete protein, is that true?) on popcorn or pasta or rice, but this is mostly for my lo as i don't care too much for the taste of that. but that's it. somtimes if i remember i will sprinkle a little in pasta sauces right before it's served. i think i heard it shouldn't be heated or, like most food, it loses nutients. also haven't tried any of the cheeze recipies floating around that are heavy with yeast because it doesn't sound very good to me (not a huge fan of vegan vesions of meat/cheese, if i really want cheese/meat i will eat the real thing).

anyway how do you use it?

excuse the typos as i am nursing while typing with one hand
post #2 of 32
I make it into gravy. Saute some onions in canola oil, add flour and LOTS of nutritional yeast, once you have a paste slowly add milk (or milk substitute.) I love it over home made dumplings.

I don't know about losing nutrients when it's heated, but this is really yummy. Watch out for REALLY VIBRANT YELLOW pee after eating it.
post #3 of 32
We put it in our favorite scrambled tofu recipe. I have friends who sprinkle it on popcorn, although I think it makes your mouth feel funny On top of a salad is good too.
post #4 of 32
I put it on pasta, and I sprinkle it on popcorn. I add it to my tofu scramble. I also make several recipes with nooch sauce:

http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=12238.0

I use that for vegan enchiladas, macaroni and chreese, broccoloi casserole, nachos, etc. It's basically just veggie broth, nooch, and some seasoning, so it's pretty good for you!
post #5 of 32
Ha-ha! I wondered why my pee was so yellow sometimes!

I use nutritional yeast in a lot of things. Like the previous posters, I do make several "cheese" recipes with it. I have also added it to soups, casseroles, scrambled tofu, tofu ricotta, tofu quiche, breading for baked tofu...and yes there is vitamin B 12 in it. And protein, and lots of other good stuff.

I recently saw a simple recipe on someone's blog...A toasted English muffin, drizzled with a bit of olive oil, nutritional yeast and sea salt. It would make a quick, easy snack.
post #6 of 32
I just started using it in a fresh veggie salad - snap peas, red pepper, olive oil, sea salt and brewers - yummy!
post #7 of 32
I put it in everything, my kids love it on simple pasta with olive oil and veggies, popcorn (add dill or chili powder, so yummy), stirred into refried beans, soups to make them creamy, hummus. I don't know, I just love the stuff.

FYI, we still take vegan multi vitamins with b12, so I don't use the yeast as our sole b12 fix.
post #8 of 32
I make the BEST gravy with it:

1/4 c red star nutritional yeast
1/4 c ww pastry flour
1/4 c organic a/p flour

mix together and spread on baking sheet- toast in oven until slightly browned and smells toasty.

in a large saute pan add the flours/nut. yeast and about 1/4 cu olive oil or canola oil (maybe even more...) whisk until smooth and heat on med heat until bubbles. add 2 cups of water and whisk smooth. add a bay leaf, 1 tsp dried sage, 1/4 cup organic tamari soy sauce, 1/2 tsp onion powder. whisk smooth again (add more water if it is too thick). bring to a boil and then just lower the heat. remove bay leaf and serve over mashed potatoes... yum! Or over toast w/ a layer roasted toforkey slices.

*I also love nut'l yeast sprinkled over popcorn.
*add a tablespoon to soup... it adds a nice "cheesey" taste
post #9 of 32
A nutritional yeast gravy makes an AWESOME pot pie gravy. I also sometimes make a batch of gravy and leave it in the fridge for a few days to dress up baked potatoes for quick lunches.
post #10 of 32
I make a broth with it.

1 cup nutritional yeast
1 tbsp sage
1 tbsp thyme
A pinch of salt

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor (I use the Magic Bullet for this). I just save it in a jar with a tight fitting lid. When I want to make the broth, I use 2 tbsp of the powder per cup boiling water.

Our favorite way to use this broth is for Brussels sprouts.

I heat olive oil, and some spices (whatever I feel like that day) in a deep pan. I through in a package of frozen Brussels sprouts, let them cook for a bit (and if I've really got my act together, I'll have defrosted them, at least a bit), then add the broth to cover, then cover the pan. I braise the Brussels sprouts like this until they are tender, and the liquid has evaporated. We LOVE them.
post #11 of 32
I put it on everything. Soups, salads, popcorn, vegetables, beans...anything savory, really. We keep it at the table and use it like salt/pepper.
post #12 of 32
my favorite way is on popcorn.
post #13 of 32
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Originally Posted by chaoticzenmom View Post
I put it on everything. Soups, salads, popcorn, vegetables, beans...anything savory, really. We keep it at the table and use it like salt/pepper.
me too, I put it in a glass container thingy like diners use for sugar and just sprinkle it on whatever. I like the way it tastes though...
post #14 of 32
The UnCheese Cookbook has a good grilled cheese recipe that we use a few times a month w/tomato soup.

Other than that I like to melt a little margarine over cooked pasta and throw a ton of nooch on it. Makes like a macaroni and cheese sort of dish. A dash of salt and pepper and it's soooo delicious!
post #15 of 32
I'm another sprinkler on everythinger!

And mmmmmm cheezey sauce :
post #16 of 32
I put it on toasted pumpkin seeds.
post #17 of 32
I sprinkle it on any kind of pasta dish, veggies and popcorn
Will have to try to make those mentioned sauces with it!
post #18 of 32
The main way we eat it is in this pasta-and-veggie dish that we have practically every week.

On buttered or olive-oiled toast. It is particularly delicious with sliced tomato and a little dill. : That's my favorite summer breakfast!

Press the water out of firm tofu and then roll each chunk in nutritional yeast and barbecue sauce. (I like to spread the yeast on a plate and drizzle the sauce on it, then press the tofu into it on one side then the other; the uneven seasoning makes it more interesting IMO.) Bake on a well-oiled pan at 375F for 10 minutes or until edges crisp.
post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by EnviroBecca View Post
The main way we eat it is in this pasta-and-veggie dish that we have practically every week.

On buttered or olive-oiled toast. It is particularly delicious with sliced tomato and a little dill. : That's my favorite summer breakfast!

Press the water out of firm tofu and then roll each chunk in nutritional yeast and barbecue sauce. (I like to spread the yeast on a plate and drizzle the sauce on it, then press the tofu into it on one side then the other; the uneven seasoning makes it more interesting IMO.) Bake on a well-oiled pan at 375F for 10 minutes or until edges crisp.
Oh my, that improved pasta-veggie dish sounds delishious! :

I tried the sauce today and loved it! (Hubby not so much -not to mention the kids - but ok, then I'll have more for myself ) I'll try it with the tomato and a little dill on fresh bread next!
post #20 of 32
Parmezano!

We sprinkle it on everything:

1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp italian seasoning

Mix in bowl, put in parmesan cheese shaker and put it on ANYTHING! Soups, casseroles, pizza, pasta, rice, veggies, etc etc....
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