Essential ingredient – Nutritional Yeast


How about a golden magic powder that adds flavor and nutrition to whatever you put it on. This cheesy flavor and texture that can be a single spice hero for a simple dish. Nutritional Yeast is a deactivated yeast.

It is sold in the form of flakes or as a yellow powder and can be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores. It is popular with vegans and vegetarians and may be used as an ingredient in recipes or as a condiment.   braggs NY

It is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins, and is a complete protein. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium and is free of sugar, dairy, and gluten. Sometimes nutritional yeast is fortified with vitamin extra B12. Also rich in key minerals such as zinc, selenium, magnesium, manganese and copper.

Nutritional yeast has a strong flavor that is described as nutty, cheesy, or creamy, which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes. It is often used by vegans in place of cheese. It can be used in many recipes in place of cheese, such as in mashed and fried potatoes, and atop scrambled tofu. Another popular use is as a topping for popcorn.

How to use:
Since Nutritional Yeast melts, this topping adds a creamy texture to any warm food. Its flavor closely resembles that of a mild cheddar cheese. It can be used in place of Parmesan cheese in any recipe. Commonly used in combination with cashews, olive oil, lemon juice, and sea salt.

High in Umami flavor (the flavor of delicious) and main ingredient in True Food kitchen’s Umami sauce.

Serving size can be anywhere from 1 Tbsp to 3+ Tbsp… It would be challenging to over consume this.

Try:
Sprinkled with eggs to give fluffy effect

Texture and flavor for Cauliflower rice

Mixed with hot sauce for a simple 2-ingredient flavor combo for proteins, grains, and salads

Added to soups for a creamy boost

Mixed in a dressing like Umami sauce

Umami (Flavor of delicious) (makes 1 1⁄2 cups) 1⁄4 Cup Apple cider vinegar
1⁄4 Cup Lime Juice
1⁄4 Cup Nutritional yeast
3-5 Garlic cloves
1⁄4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons Coconut Aminos (tamari or soy alternative)
Almond or coconut milk can be added for a more creamy consistency
Mix into puree
How to use it :Drizzle on salads, steamed veggies, or cooked meats. Feel free to add this savory delicious to anything that needs a little extra substance. Also Can be used as a base for a thickener in a “egg salad or waldorf like salad”

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