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funkymuse
Thursday, April 17, 2008, 7:55pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I figured we needed a thread just entitled Chocolate so here it is!

And man I wanted to share this.  I've always looked for ways to cook nutritious items that are delicious.  It makes me so happy to eat them knowing they are good for me.

So today I'm thinking how can I get this Nutritional Yeast into something that I can tolerate today.  (I know alot of people like it)... but it is a bit strong for me.

At any rate I thought what about my usual little chocolate mixture treat!  

So here's what I did:

2 tbl Green and Black Organic Sugar free chocolate powder
2 tbl Agave Syrup
1/4 tsp ghee
1 Tsp Nutritional yeast

It makes it almost like a butternut chocolate!  It's great!

Since I'm participating in the diamond food thread, I'm really trying to find ways to work those diamonds in and so this makes me very happy!  
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Thursday, April 17, 2008, 8:10pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I figured we needed a thread just entitled Chocolate so here it is!

And man I wanted to share this.  I've always looked for ways to cook nutritious items that are delicious.  It makes me so happy to eat them knowing they are good for me.

So today I'm thinking how can I get this Nutritional Yeast into something that I can tolerate today.  (I know alot of people like it)... but it is a bit strong for me.

At any rate I thought what about my usual little chocolate mixture treat!  

So here's what I did:

2 tbl Green and Black Organic Sugar free chocolate powder
2 tbl Agave Syrup
1/4 tsp ghee
1 Tsp Nutritional yeast

It makes it almost like a butternut chocolate!  It's great!

Since I'm participating in the diamond food thread, I'm really trying to find ways to work those diamonds in and so this makes me very happy!  


Funky, can you please tell me about your nutritional yeast....Is there a brand name?

And Lola, would you know anything about nutritional yeast compared to brewers yeast?
What exactly IS n. yeast?




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franklina
Thursday, April 17, 2008, 8:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Quoted from 1323
So here's what I did:

2 tbl Green and Black Organic Sugar free chocolate powder
2 tbl Agave Syrup
1/4 tsp ghee
1 Tsp Nutritional yeast

It makes it almost like a butternut chocolate!  It's great!
Hey, that sounds worth a try, even if I only get one diamond for it. I used to sprinkle nutritional yeast on popcorn, but that's a forever avoid for me right now. Thanks for the idea, funkymuse.

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funkymuse
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Quoted from Chloe


Funky, can you please tell me about your nutritional yeast....Is there a brand name?

And Lola, would you know anything about nutritional yeast compared to brewers yeast?
What exactly IS n. yeast?




I'm pretty sure nutritional yeast is the same as Brewers Yeast - at least that what the Whole Foods folks told me when I ask for it.

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Hey, that sounds worth a try, even if I only get one diamond for it. I used to sprinkle nutritional yeast on popcorn, but that's a forever avoid for me right now. Thanks for the idea, funkymuse.



I can't believe after years of popcorn and corn being an avoid, that after 3-6 months I can have it again!!! Lordy Lord!  I love corn tortillias with butter on them!  

And you are welcome.. I love sharing these ideas!  

I also like your tag:  Life is a Banquet!!! Now that's a positive outlook!
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Lola
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would you know anything about nutritional yeast compared to brewers yeast?

nutritional yeast is what they call "primary grown for human consumption", in other words, it is grown on media (such as beets), the flavor is sweeter. Brewer's yeast, on the other hand, is a byproduct of the beer brewing industry, grown on hops, and can be (depending on the brand)quite bitter, recommended in the Diabetes Health Library book as a natural source of chromium.


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funkymuse
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Quoted from Lola

nutritional yeast is what they call "primary grown for human consumption", in other words, it is grown on media (such as beets), the flavor is sweeter. Brewer's yeast, on the other hand, is a byproduct of the beer brewing industry, grown on hops, and can be (depending on the brand)quite bitter, recommended in the Diabetes Health Library book as a natural source of chromium.


Well that's an awakening!  Now I'll have to find this Nutritional Yeast!
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Spring
Friday, April 18, 2008, 1:12am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I figured we needed a thread just entitled Chocolate so here it is!

And man I wanted to share this.  I've always looked for ways to cook nutritious items that are delicious.  It makes me so happy to eat them knowing they are good for me.

So today I'm thinking how can I get this Nutritional Yeast into something that I can tolerate today.  (I know alot of people like it)... but it is a bit strong for me.

At any rate I thought what about my usual little chocolate mixture treat!  

So here's what I did:

2 tbl Green and Black Organic Sugar free chocolate powder
2 tbl Agave Syrup
1/4 tsp ghee
1 Tsp Nutritional yeast

It makes it almost like a butternut chocolate!  It's great!

Since I'm participating in the diamond food thread, I'm really trying to find ways to work those diamonds in and so this makes me very happy!  


Well, I will try your new chocolate recipe, Funky, because I love chocolate and nutritional yeast! Thanks1
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franklina
Friday, April 18, 2008, 1:12am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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When I googled it, I found something that said it was grown on molasses. Regular brewer's yeast is definitely bitter; nutritional yeast has a sort of cheesy-nutty flavor. In fact, I found a recipe for vegan pesto that substitutes NY for parmesan cheese...I might try some on my rice noodles tomorrow:

1-1/2 cups fresh basil
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup pine nuts (or almonds or walnuts)
5 cloves garlic
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
3/4 tsp. salt
(1/2 tsp. black pepper)

Process everything together until nuts are ground. It should not be completely smooth though; leave a little texture.
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Now that makes me salivate.  Those of you who feel like you've sometimes lost the "yum" factor, try this.  How can you beat pesto with nutritional yeast on rice noodles?  Man.

I might have to pass on the chocolate and n. yeast combo.   Unless y'all say it's really, really good.  Then I'll try.


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franklina
Friday, April 18, 2008, 1:42am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Question: Will nutritional yeast ferment if it's combined with a sweetener? There are no active enzymes in it. Just remembering a long-ago conversation with a long-ago roommate.
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franklina
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Now I'll have to find this Nutritional Yeast!
You might find it in the bulk foods section.

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If I feel the need of nutritional yeast I just stir some up in water and drink it down. Taste wise, b. yeast and n. yeast are as far removed from each other as day and night to me. The last brewers' yeast I tried tasted even worse than it did forty years ago, and it was bad then! Nevertheless, I would stir up a fourth of a cup in juice and drink it with a straw because it made me feel so wonderful. Gave it to my sons, too, when they were small. They got used to the taste while they were young and would even actually ASK for it! Incredible! My mother-in-law used to feed it to her cats and they loved it.
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Spring
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I'm saving your recipe, too, Franklina. It sounds delicious!
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funkymuse
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Quoted from 2732
I might try some on my rice noodles tomorrow:



Boy if you do... let us know how it tastes!


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I might have to pass on the chocolate and n. yeast combo.   Unless y'all say it's really, really good.  Then I'll try.


It's good.  Start with 1/2 tsp instead of a full one.  BUT use the Brewers Yeast.  I can't imagine using the other due to how they say it tastes!



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I would use the nutritional for anything sweet though.....
the brewers is more for savory stuff......I use it instead of grated cheese in recipes.....


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.  Start with 1/2 tsp instead of a full one.  BUT use the Brewers Yeast.  


hey muse, did you meant   to say nutritional here?    and speaking of n. yeast, how long do you think it would keep if it's vacuumed sealed?



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franklina
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Boy if you do... let us know how it tastes!

Okay, I tried it, and it's gooooooood. I don't think it needs as much salt as the recipe specifies, but that's a matter of taste. Resist the urge to eat it by the spoonful...it's rich. And dare I point out, to any Teachers who are in the diamond food contest, this is a 4-diamond food (5 if you use almonds or walnuts).

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Maybe we now need a nutritional yeast thread!  


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Maybe we now need a nutritional yeast thread!  


I just reactivated an old one. http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1118646096/
I'm trying to find out how long it keeps if it's vacuum sealed. Anyone?



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Spring
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IB, I have left it in my fridge for over a year and still felt good benefits from it. It may not ever get old, for all I know! Maybe it just diminishes as time goes on.

Here is a quote from the web - link follows IF it works:

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Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula (T-6635+) WF
This is the original, good-tasting nutritional supplement, rich in B vitamins (including B12), with no added whey or sweeteners. It makes a delicious topping for main dishes and snacks, or can be used in an incredible variety of recipes to make cheese and other dairy substitutes


http://www.healthy-eating.com/egg_and_dairy_substitutes.html
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Sorry, left off this part in the quote:

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An inactive yeast, this product is suitable for yeast-free diets and has a shelf life of at least 18 months.
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IB, I have left it in my fridge for over a year and still felt good benefits from it. It may not ever get old, for all I know! Maybe it just diminishes as time goes on.


Thanks!!



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Speaking of children liking it, my AB daughter loves it.  She asks for it. She likes lettuce with olive oil, sprinkled with a little sea salt and n.yeast.  


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Speaking of children liking it, my AB daughter loves it.  She asks for it. She likes lettuce with olive oil, sprinkled with a little sea salt and n.yeast.  


Sounds delicious! You have one smart little girl! I think she must be taking after her mother!
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