OK ladies I found a new magic bullet!!! Quick and easy and amazingly tasty!!!
Jan - don't gag!! It's that nutritional yeast I told you about. Sprinkled on Popcorn? eh - ok - not terrible but not something I'd crave.....get ready.....
It makes an AWESOME broth to cook stuff in!!! I cooked swai (milder and meatier than tilapia) in a frying pan with a little onion/garlic powder and I made a broth of about 1 cup water and 2-3 heaping teaspoons of the stuff. I added it to 2 filets and let it go. Meanwhile I steamed a frozen bag of cauliflower/broccoli mix. Drained the veggies, sprinkled onion/garlic powder on them and some of the yeast flakes (didn't want to over do!) The fish was done cooking both sides in 15 min. the broth had turned into a thicker gravy/cheesy like sauce. WISH I TOOK A PICTURE! I put a serving of fish on a plate and surrounded it with the veggies. This was amazingly good. DH couldn't BELIEVE how fast I had it ready either! Leftovers the next day were GREAT.
This morning, I took a baked potato, sliced it and started browning them in a pan with some chopped onion. Added garlic/onion powder and fresh ground pepper. Added 2 BIG handfuls of baby spinach, let it cook for a minute and added 1/2 a cup of water mixed with the yeast flakes again - about 3 tsps in 1/2 a cup this time. Added the mixtured a bit at a time while crumbling in 2 turkey sausage patties (on plan). Added the rest of the broth, stirred it up, pushed it to one side of the pan and added 3 eggs to the other side, put the lit on and cooked it on low - flipping the eggs in between another meal in less than 15 minutes and again, DH and I loved it!!!
So, this somewhat solves my dilemma of what to cook stuff IN. It also give a flavor that takes away any sort of "bland" that you might feel about giving up salt.
Here is a link to the nutritional make up of this stuff - nothing bad!! www.vitacost.com/Kal-Nutritional-Yeast-Fla
I bought it on Amazon. I've been googling recipes etc for it. Most people (vegetarians use this a lot) call it "Nooch". I love quick meals!!!
I made up the quantities and it all turned out great! Just don't sniff the stuff inside the can when you get it, it might turn you off!! And keep it away from your doggies or you won't have any left - they love it (and unlike Xylitol, Nooch is good for your Pooch!!) I've been giving my DH's dog my hard boiled egg yolks rolled in Nooch and he LOVES them!!
So google it, and decide for yourself if it's worth a try :)
Edited by: HHUSTON at: 5/18/2011 (11:54)
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