As I lay in bed this morning eating breakfast and sipping mocha mint coffee, I skimmed several food blogs- my tradition that helps get me through geology later in the morning. I came across this slightly odd but supposedly delicious pasta recipe. What really caught my eye was the use of nutritional yeast.
If you know me well, you’ve either been forced to try yeast or heard me ramble about how it was part of my dessert as a child…or both.
Seriously though- it was part of dessert. 1 part yeast, 1 part soy sauce. It took me many years to realize how incredibly strange that is! Blame it on the hippie parents and Waldorf school 🙂
Now that I’m slightly more normal (it’s all relative), I use it in more traditional ways.
- Sprinkle it on popcorn
- Throw in to tofu stir fry
- Top pasta with soy sauce, parmesan cheese, and yeast
If you need more convincing, “it is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins and is a complete protein. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium” (Wikipedia.com).
In DC, you can get it in the bulk food section of Whole Foods. Enjoy 🙂
Fun fact: peruse is often misused as a synonym of to skim. It actually means to look over something carefully and thoroughly.