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11/8/12 11:27 P

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Yeah, thank goodness for on-line shopping, Ruth! It's really helped out sometimes.

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11/8/12 9:39 P

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If all else fails, Terry, buy it online. I have the luxury of being near, a ferry ride, from Seattle that has lots of stores with good vegan options and bulk food sections.

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11/8/12 11:22 A

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I find nutritional yeast in the bulk section of stores like Whole Foods, Sprouts, etc. And in small packages in many so-called "health food stores." (Why do they call a vitamin shop a health food store?)

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11/8/12 8:05 A

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Our local wal mart doesn't have it, but I do live in a small town, and that sometimes makes a difference--even with Wal Mart--about what merchandise it has.

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11/8/12 7:31 A

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Thanks so much for all the replies. I understand you can actually find this at WalMart; based on your (mostly) enthusastic I will purchase the 5 oz size and try it this weekend.

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11/7/12 9:04 P

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Maybe someone gave you Brewer's Yeast which doesn't taste good at all. NY is yummy IMHO. Although some folks don't like it very much..... like anything I guess. I would suggest buying a little bit of it if you have never had it before. Pick a recipe you want to try. Find a place that sells it in bulk and buy just enough for that recipe. That way if you don't like it, you haven't purchased a big $10 can.

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11/7/12 8:55 P

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Yuck! I've such a powerful and visceral response even just reading about the stuff. Maybe something like Proust's madeleine, just the thought of this stuff sets off involuntary memories, I don't know. I do know that I'm flooded with disgust from just thinking about this foodstuff. Curiously, it appears to be not only nutrient dense but people seem to enjoy it. Was it brewer's yeast or nutritional yeast that cloaked my childhood? I don't know what the difference is between the two. Just reading that name and I smell that smell....

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11/7/12 7:08 P

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Nutritional Yeast is a STAPLE for all vegan and vegetarian kitchens! I love the stuff.

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11/7/12 5:23 P

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I sprinkle it on my Kale chips before I bake them!! Diane

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11/7/12 5:20 P

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NY has a high nutritional profile (lots of vitamins, over 50% protein, low sodium and fat), is relatively low in calories for the amount needed and has a unique flavour that is hard to replicate with anything else. I'm happy using it in lots of things.

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11/7/12 3:26 P

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I use nutritional yeast all the time also. The Italian Vegan Sausage from Post Punk Kitchen is fantastic. I have experimented with the recipe and use different spices to make different flavor sausages. I make it in big batches and freeze them in seal-a-meal pouches. When I get low I whip up another batch.

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11/7/12 3:14 P

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I use it in recipes. Scrambled tofu by Happy Herbivore. (find the recipe on her website) is one of my favorites. I add my favorite omelet veggies and a side of potatoes for a nice breakfast for supper!

Many people use it to sprinkle on popcorn after a spray of Braggs Liquid Aminos, for a wonderful low fat snack.

Post Punk Kitchen has a great recipe for a home made Italian Sausage (vegan) that contains Nutritional Yeast. I use the sausage in many things like a wonderful veggie Paella recipe or just as a sausage sandwich. (This is an easy recipe that just includes, vital wheat gluten, nooch, white beans, low salt soy sauce, veggie stock and spices so it is MUCH better for you than a vegan sausage that you buy at the store.)

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11/7/12 3:07 P

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Okay, found it: Nutritional yeast has 30 calories per tablespoon--not bad at all! You rarely use a whole tablespoon. Some recipes call for one or two tablespoons--but still just 60 calories of a very low fat food. Usually you'll just sprinkle it on stuff...maybe 10 calories.

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11/7/12 3:02 P

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Young, I use nutrtional yeast a lot! But I think you've got some wrong information that it's high in calories. I think it's just the opposite. (But I'm not 100 percent for certain, so I'll try to find out and post here if it is high...but fairly certain that it's a low cal food.)

I've only been vegan a couple of years. My first experience with nutritional yeast (called "nooch" for short sometimes) was to take a wiff of it: mmmmmm, it smelled so much like cheese! But the taste was like a more sour version of cheese...but still a taste that I liked.

It didn't take long at all for me to love it! I now use it to replace cheese in soups, pizza, etc. (In pizza I'll stir it into the pizza sauce, which creates a cheezy pizza sauce taste.)

It's one of those "must have" items in my kitchen now!

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11/7/12 2:47 P

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I have read a lot about it and I am going to try it as soon as I can get some.

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11/7/12 1:54 P

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Just went to a workshop. They recommended nutritional yeast as a "sprinkle" cheese alternative, especially since it's a good source of B12. Looks like it's relatively high in calories though (although maybe not compared to cheese). Anyway, I'm looking for opinions from those of you who have tried it. Thanks!

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