Nutritional yeast isn't exactly the most appetizing name for a food, is it? Some bloggers have taken to calling it "nooch" which doesn't sound any better to me! Even so, it can be used in a variety of ways and I really like the flavor.
Nutritional yeast is usually in a flaked or powdered form and many brands are fortified with vitamin B12, making it popular with vegans. It also provides some extra protein and makes a decent substitute for cheesy flavors in vegan recipes. Here are a few of my favorite ways to eat nutritional yeast:
- Vegan enchiladas
- Sprinkle nutritional yeast on popcorn
- Crockpot polenta lasagna
- Gnocchi with vegan pesto cream sauce
- Cashew ricotta
(Updated from the original post, published April 2008.)