Archive for nutritional yeast

Hash Brown Bowl with Cheesy Sauce

This is a fantastic weekend brunch dish…not exactly vegan health food – but not the worst for you either! It’s chock full of flavor, thanks to the veggies and the chorizo, and the Nutritional Yeast Cheesy Sauce is the perfect topping. (Please don’t ruin this with ketchup, lol!)

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Walnut Parmesan

Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of the commercial vegan Parmesan cheese substitutes. They don’t have much flavor and they are far too expensive. This, on the other hand, is easy, it’s delicious, and it comes together in a few minutes flat. Give it a try – it’s excellent on pasta, pizza, and toast. Yum.

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Easy Vegan Butter – No Palm Oil

I have to give a shout out to the Virtual Vegan for this recipe – it’s based on her creation, and it’s absolutely fantastic. Who knew almond flour could be a base for vegan butter?!?! I made a couple of tweaks based on my personal taste (and doubled the recipe). I doubt I will ever buy vegan butter again. This comes together in about 5 minutes and is oh-so-tasty.

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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

This recipe is so comforting…and easy! I use Yukon Gold potatoes, purple potatoes, or a combination of whatever potatoes I have on hand.  I used a mandolin to do the slicing, and this is an excellent use of leftover “nooch” (nutritional yeast) sauce (if you manage to have leftover sauce!). Nom nom!

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Ten Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast

When I first joined the vegan community, I kept hearing about this mysterious stuff called nutritional yeast. I found it in the bulk bins at my local grocery store, and I bought a few scoops of the flaky, yellow substance. The next step: learning what the heck to do with it!

First of all, what exactly is nutritional yeast?

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Nutritional Yeast Cheesy Sauce

Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast that is chock full of protein and vitamins, especially B-complex vitamins. The flavor is often described as nutty or cheesy…I think it’s fantastic! I enjoy this sauce more than I ever enjoyed a cow’s milk cheese sauce. And bonus: it’s ready in less than 10 minutes!

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