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3/12/12 5:08 P

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Thanks for your replies. I do have nutritional yeast. Heck I buy noosh by the buckload! I have devised a parmesan substitute that's good enough I guess, since my omnivore daughter prefers it over the "real" stuff. Thanks for the URL for Susan Voisin's site. Love her (just got the book she did with Nava Atlas (Holiday Vegan) yeepee!)

Anyway, I'll keep looking for something to do with the Torula, and if I get anything worthwhile, I'll let you guys know. I have a gazillion vegan cookbooks (well, somewhere between 50 and 100, I haven't counted), so surely I must be able to find something.

Edited by: MANIKLODE at: 3/18/2012 (09:41)
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RHEYNKLW's Photo RHEYNKLW Posts: 5,883
3/11/12 10:30 P

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The Uncheese Cookbook is great, although you'll need true nutritional yeast rather than torula yeast. It's a common ingredient in snack foods, but I've never cooked with it, myself, and it does not sound like something I'd ever want to eat by the spoonful (as I admit I have been known to do with nutritional yeast, lol!)

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IMVEGAN's Photo IMVEGAN Posts: 2,914
3/11/12 3:51 P

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Torula yeast is NOT the same thing as nutritional yeast. It is more like Brewers yeast and is supposed to have a bitter flavor. So, I don't know what you would do with it.

Here is a link to explain all the yeast options.

blog.fatfreevegan.com/2011/10/what-t
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MANIKLODE's Photo MANIKLODE Posts: 67
3/11/12 11:11 A

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What about Torula yeast? I'm asking because I bought a bag yesterday (on sale), then I realized (dopey me) that I don't know what to do with it. Is it interchangeable with RedStar? I was thinking of ordering Joanne Stepaniak's "The Uncheese Cookbook". Does anyone have it? Is it worth the purchase?

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3/9/12 10:52 A

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You can also put it in the blender to make "cheese powder" (for popcorn, etc.). emoticon

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2/10/12 2:35 P

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I love it and go through it pretty quickly. Red Star and Bragg's are both fortified with B12. Make sure, like the OP said, to check ingredients. Not all nutritional yeasts have B12, and that's really why you want it.



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2/7/12 8:02 P

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Louisa- For me, it was an acquired taste. I love it now, but had to get used to the flavor. (I expected it to taste like dairy cheese and it doesn't.) So if you don't like it at first, you might give it another go.

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2/7/12 5:41 P

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Thanks for the recommendations. I bought a little bit at Whole Foods in bulk. I want to try it first before I buy a container.

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I love "nootch"! I have it in a place of honor in a pretty little jar right next to the salt and pepper.

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2/7/12 2:14 P

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I really like Red Star and Bragg's brands. There's nothing wrong with getting it from the bulk section as well, though you may want to check the ingredients to make sure Vit. B12 is in there.

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2/7/12 2:06 P

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It is available at Whole foods in their bulk section. My local health food store has it in bulk too. The canisters that I have found are really large. I bought one and have had it for 3 years. Buying in bulk will allow you to purchase just a cup or so to give it a try in a recipe. I don't like it, but many people do.

Remember that Nutritional Yeast and Brewers Yeast are different things and are both different than the yeast you buy to use in baking breads.

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Can somebody recommend a brand to buy? I have never used it before and don't know what to look for.

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