Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hippie Dust

Hippie Dust: (AKA Nooch) "Nutritional yeast, the pungent yellow vitamin B-12-filled flakes loved by vegans everywhere. It tastes delicious in cheezy sauces and many other dishes.  Oh no, I'm out of nooch! However will I make macaroni and cheeze?" (Definition from Urban Dictionary).

I have come across many recipes that use nutritional yeast, so I thought I would give one a try today.  For dinner I made One-Pot Gluten Free Vegan Mac and Cheese.  I had to buy a couple of new ingredients first (nutritional yeast & arrowroot).  I love trying new foods and interesting ingredients!


It was very easy to make, and it turned out really well.  The hubby liked it too and wants to try the sauce on noodles (we used quinoa this time). We had spinach salad on the side.


This morning I ate banana maple walnut oatmeal, and then for lunch I had 1 slice of toast (homemade bread) and some veggies (Brussels and cauliflower).

 

Have you ever tried nutritional yeast?  When it comes to foods are you a "try anything once" kind of person, or do you like to stick to what you know?

I will try most foods, but no strange animals parts or anything with mold.

17 comments:

Simply Life said...

huh, I've never heard of this - good to know!

mymarblerye said...

I love trying new things but I end up buying bags of flours and bran and end up just using it once then it's a waste of money and space in my pantry!! :(

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

Haha, I love that definition! I only use nooch as a popcorn topping, it just tastes fake in everything else to me!

Jessica @ Dairyfreebetty said...

You know I LOVE that stuff! I use it pretty much every single day!! :)

Have a great day!!!!!!!!!

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

i tend to stick to what i know, but am trying to branch out and improve on my variety and flexibility. sometimes it's unsettling, but always worth it in the end

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh my gosh, this post came at the perfect time! I was perusing recipes on a vegan blog yesterday and saw nutritional yeast multiple times and was like - what the heck IS this stuff? Thanks for explaining! :) I need to get some as there are a few recipes i want to try.

And you posted a GF recipe, too! Too cool. I have a gluten intolerance so live GF and am always looking for new/interesting recipes!!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

I love nutritional yeast! I don't handle lactose very well so getting the cheesiness from nooch makes me very happy.

Kacy said...

I've not tried nooch yet, but I do plan to.

Anne Marie said...

I've never used it, but I've heard good things about it!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

Never tried nutritional yeast but I've always wanted to. I just can't seem to find it in stores.

Kris | Iheartwellness.com said...

I LOVE Nutritional Yeast and I think it loves me back ;) I sprinkle, pour and splash it on everything!

xxoo

bakingnbooks said...

Oh that looks so intriguing! I always get good ideas here :)

Y'know I've never tried Nooch...but I know I should - I eat enough cheese and dairy to feed an army and to kill my intestines :(

Kat said...

I love my nooch. I cant seem to find it anywhere though!!

Laura said...

I bought a bag of nutritional yeast in the summer to try it for the first time... and it is still unopened. I am SO BAD for doing that. I buy new products all the time with the best of intentions, but then I'm too scared to actually eat them...

sophia said...

Mimi left a tub for me before she left. I'm not sure what I feel about it. Nooch def has a nice, distinct taste, but it's just....blah texturally. There is no texture, no gooeyness of cheese!

Emily said...

You are so healthy. I feel like a slacker. The quinoa sounds great!

I have tried nooch. I put it on popcorn one time. I like it... I want to love it though.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Just catching up...I read your email yesterday and meant to get back here and tell you i was glad to hear you made the recipe off my site...and so glad your hubs liked it, too!

Yay for nooch! I have a HUGE post that contains like 15 recipes all using nooch. It's linked in my sidebar and in my popular posts tab in case you need ideas...i happen to love nooch :)