Posts Tagged ‘nutritional yeast’

Not such a success

October 16, 2009


I was stumped on what to cook for dinner tonight. I had balked beans, and they needed eating up or they’d have to be thrown out (they’d been open a few days). I had no idea what I could prepare quickly for one that would actually go with baked beans. In the end I decided to use my culinary genious and make a white sauce to mix in with some okra and french beans. I’d never tried okra before, but my mum got some cheap frozen stuff for me the other day, and I had no idea what to do with it. I still don’t. I couldn’t really taste it through the sauce. Does any one have any suggestions? (It’s sliced, btw)

SN851442It came out looking quite nice, but the taste wasn’t quite there. Though there was definatly a good point to work on; I think if I tweak the recipe it’ll work really nicely!

I also tried adding some nutritional yeast into the baked beans to give ’em a unique flavour – that part of my meal did work, luckily. Nom nom nom. I had a couple of other things with the beans and sauce thing, and all in all it was very filling!

Ah the British staple!

Ah the British staple!

You know what they say about baked beans… Beans beans, good for the heart, the more you eat the more you fart!


I Dare You to Think of a Meal Where You CAN’T Use Nutritional Yeast

July 3, 2009

How can something that looks so much like the fish food I used to feed my goldfish be so useful and be so yummy? I have no idea, but I’m so glad that nutritional yeast flakes have found their way into my life. Some say it’s a good replacement for cheese, in terms of flavour, and I can see where those people are coming from, but I wouldn’t say it tastes much like cow’s cheese. However with that said, it does have a distinct taste and that’s what makes it so great!

There is so much you can do with the stuff, yet so little you can’t do with it. Who else drools over food such as these?:

However, my favourite of all has to be using it at breakfast. Nothing beats a hearty bowl of oatbran mixed with nutrional yeast at the end. It’s filling, healthy and gosh darn scrumptious.

SN850857If you want to enjoy this too, simply use:

  • 40g oatbran (Or oats or other hot cereal)
  • 275ml soyamilk, other milk, or a mixture of chosen milk and water
  • A good rounded tablespoon of yeast flakes, more to taste.

Cook the oatbran to packet instructions, I nuke mine in the mic for convinience. When cooked, don’t worry if the oatbran appears to be a bit runny, because adding the yeast flakes thickens it up. After it’s cooked, add the yeast and mix well untill dissolved and mixed in. I then like to sprinkle a little more on top. Sets you up for the day in style 😀