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12 hours ago, Airehead said:

Do you use it in cooking?  I am going to make a vegan broccoli “cheese” soup that calls for it. 

I bought some years ago from Trader Joe's, and used about half of it maybe.  I honestly have no recollection of what I used it for, but probably bread.

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4 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

My wife uses it in some recipes. She also likes it on popcorn.

Oh yeah, I did a little of that, too.  It is supposed to taste like cheese a little, but never really did.

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1 minute ago, MoseySusan said:

Let me know how it goes. I have a roasted cauliflower recipe that calls for it. 

I say check out the Holy Cow Vegan site and go wild!

I can't tell you how many tasty dishes we've had from here, but I do love a delicious cheesy cauliflower pasta bake!


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11 hours ago, Airehead said:

I now have a long list of recipes to try. 

My wife has found the blog writer pretty good with answering questions, too.  

I don't know how many she has tried over the years, but it's quite a few, and several are "repeats" or go to recipes.  

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I don't know much about it, only using activated yeast for making dough or bread in my automatic breadmaker.

If you like it and it's not too expensive, it looks like a good, healthy food:

WebMD says:

Nutritional yeast is rich in nutrients often lacking from vegetarian and vegan diets. It’s also free of gluten, soy, and sugar, making it a great dietary addition for people with food sensitivities. However, research shows that its nutritional content can benefit any diet.


These golden flakes are made with yeast similar to the strain used in brewing and baking, but it’s deactivated in the final product. While nutritional yeast is rich in nutrients on its own, most varieties sold today are fortified with even more vitamins. You can find it at health stores and most supermarkets. 

Due to its cheesy, nutty flavor, nutritional yeast can be added to just about all your meals and snacks for extra protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.


Nutritional yeast is a good source of: 

Fortified nutritional yeast also contains high levels of vitamin B12 and folic acid (B9), both of which help your body make and maintain your DNA and red blood cells. Not all varieties sold are fortified, so be sure to check each product’s label for its nutritional content.

Potential Health Benefits of Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is a great source of vitamins and minerals. It also contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein like those found in animal products.



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