Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Nutritional Yeast (A Couple of Recipes Will Follow Immediately)

Nutritional yeast is a product and ingredient I came to know and love, around 20 years ago, when I was a vegetarian.  Though I am no longer  vegetarian, I still regularly enjoy cooking, serving, and eating vegetarian dishes I learned long ago. 

Nutritional yeast (not to be mistaken for baking yeast or brewing yeast) has long been recognized as an excellent source of nutrition, containing 18 amino acids, making it a complete protein, as well as 15 different minerals.  Nutritional yeast is also a rich source of B-complex vitamins, which among other great benefits, helps regulate mood.  

Did I mention that it is delicious?  It can be used in a variety of ways, adding a nutty, cheesy flavor to soups, salads, popcorn, toast, sprinkled on spaghetti in place of cheese, added to tomato juice for a quick pick-up, added to soups for a creamy taste and texture, in place of dairy.   

Stay tuned. . .


  1. I have just recently been made aware of this product. Now I have to buy some. I will be honest, I won't be making the oven fried tofu, I know some folks love tofu, I'm just not in that group. But I have noticed it used as a topping over vegetable casseroles etc.

  2. Rocquine,
    I hate to admit it, but I've never heard of nutritional yeast. Wonder what planet I've been on? I'm looking forward to knowing more.

    I just saw the picture of your darling Jack Russell in the right column. He's adorable.

  3. I don't think I've ever heard of nutritional yeast either! I'd be interested in trying it though especially sprinkled on a casserole! Very informative Rocquie :o)

  4. I have "The Nutritional Yeast Cookbook" by Joanne Stepaniak. Yummy.