March 03, 2008
You know that processed dairy stuff in the green canister that you shake willy-nilly on everything from pizza to soup to omelettes? Now the vegan in you can shine with a substitute condiment known as Nutritional Yeast. Wait – don't ick out on me yet. This stuff can be found in the bulk section at Whole Foods and it has a sort of cheesy, savory flavor that tastes WAY better than the name sounds. The best part is that it acts as a nutritional supplement for those of us needing extra B vitamins.
Look for your yummy Nutritional Yeast to be fortified with B12 in particular if you aren't eating meat. Found naturally in soil and ingested with garden-grown veggies, we lose B12 when our produce is washed to sterile perfection. If you don't eat the cow that ate the dirt, then you too could use extra B12 help. Enjoy!