Cooking with Nutritional Yeast
One complaint many people have about veganism is that they “just can’t give up cheese.” Cutting out dairy doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of your favorite cheesy dishes. In fact, its a lot easier than it seems. Nutritional yeast contains protein, fiber, folic acid, and essential vitamins, making it a superfood. Nutritional yeast is gluten free as well. It is a deactivated yeast that is sold in flakes, which are yellow and have a cheesy flavor. Many vegan recipes call for nutritional yeast. It can be found in bulk at natural food stores or online.
There are many different things that you can do with nutritional yeast. Vegan macaroni and cheese couldn’t be made any easier. Boil elbow noodles, toss in some vegan butter, nutritional yeast, and whatever spices your heart desires and you have the best vegan mac without having to fork over a few extra dollars.
Many people also recommend throwing nutritional yeast on popcorn. It can be made into a cheesy sauce, either for dipping or for pasta and other dishes. It is also highly recommended to add nutritional yeast to tofu scramble to give it more flavor. It can be used to make vegan parmesan as well, making pesto all the more accessible. There isn’t a whole lot you can’t do with nutritional yeast.
It is definitely worth it to keep this around in your kitchen. It can make cooking so much easier and will help you achieve any amount of cheesiness in your meals.