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The Vegan Wonder Drug

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Red Star Nutritional Yeast is amazing stuff. It’s high in so many nutrients!

Did you know that 1 and 1/2 tablespoons has EIGHT grams or protein? If you think you might be deficient in a certain nutrient, or even if you don’t, Red Star nutritional yeast can make a great addition to any diet—especially a vegan diet, thanks to the Vitamin B12 it contains.

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Above, in: Christmas Quiche Soup.

Have you ever tried nutritional yeast? If you have, what are your favorite ways to eat it? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Meg says:

    I LOOOOVE nutritional yeast! I love mixing it with stuff, like hot sauce, hummus, mashed avocados and everythaaang! So glad you did this post 😀

  2. MarathonVal says:

    Like the previous poster, I LOVE nutritional yeast and put it on pretty much everything. I would venture to say that it is my #1 very favorite ingredient to have around! Love it!!

  3. Sarahishealthy says:

    Yum yum I’ll have to check out that quiche soup. Sounds intriguing!

  4. *Andrea* says:

    pizza+dessert=pizzert??

    LOVE the uses of nooch. i haven’t tried it yet though, but i’m sure i’d love it! i finally bought ground flax last year and now i enjoy it on everything!

    LOVEEEEEEEEE your meal posts! they are always so balanced and yummy looking

  5. vegangal says:

    happy sunday katieee :). love nutritional yeast. so yummy. quiche too. never tried quiche soup but it looks yummy well have a good day!

  6. Mary says:

    What on earth is yaki fu??? I’m off to go click on the link and find out. I learn so much from your blog! Ha!

  7. I love nutritional yeast so much and since it isn’t available here in Saudi Arabia we order it in 10 pound batches from the US. You’d think that would last us a while but you’d be wrong. I LOVE the stuff and put it on everything.

  8. Andrea,
    Haha yeah you got it!! Not that I expected any less from a smart BC girl 😉

  9. Bonnie says:

    I love it on tofu scramble! I don’t have nooch with many other dishes, though. Not sure why that is!

  10. Valerie says:

    I missed most of those recipes when you posted them, so I’ very glad for the refresher course :).
    Happy Sunday to you!

  11. Inspired says:

    Nut yeast really IS a wonder drug, isn’t it?

  12. I love nutritional yeast and use it to make dishes “cheesy” normally, but sometimes if I’m serving something I know my son doesn’t like/tend to eat then I’ll sprinkle a little nutritional yeast on it and he loves it! 😀

  13. McKella says:

    I’m still learning to like nooch. Right now I’ll sprinkle it on pasta, but I keep trying it in new recipes. I’ll try it one way, like it at the time, then never want it again. Weird.

  14. Thanks for the recipe ideas! I just bought some nutritional yeast and I’m looking for fun ways to try it :-)

  15. caronae says:

    I haven’t tried it yet! I see it everywhere. Since i’m a poor-ish college student, I’m afraid of spending money on something I won’t like. Maybe my mom should buy some for me, lol. The vegan mac n cheeze sounds good!
    Oh and I guess that pizzert is a dessert style pizza! Probably involving chocolate:)

  16. Diana says:

    I have never tried nutritional yeast. I don’t even know if we have it here, honestly. I am curious though since I’ve read so much about it.

  17. I like the nutritional value of the nooch, but I hate the smell and the taste. I wish I loved it, I wish I craved it, but I am repulsed by it. I use it sparingly in dishes, and while I use it often, it is difficult for me to handle the smell. But, then again when I ate meat, I never liked the smell of cheese either…

  18. Sarah says:

    Not sure what I think of nutritional yeast yet. I know that i could potentially love it but just haven’t found the right context in which to have it…

  19. Kristie says:

    Love me some nooch. I always forget about its cheesy goodness though, I think it needs a more prominent spot in my cupboard so I’ll eat it more often. I love love looove making nooch queso mmmmmmm.

    And that pizzert is going to have to go on my breakfast menu asap!

  20. abby says:

    i’m glad to see i’m not the only one who just doesn’t get the nut yeast thing. i know its good for you, and your dishes all look so good, but it just has a weird taste to me!