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Posted by: brinyskysail, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 11:36am
I've been cutting down on animal protein - I'm not planning to completely cut it out, just reduce it - and I've been considering using nutritional yeast, but I don't really know anything about it so any personal thoughts/experiences would be appreciated.  Love it?  Hate it?  Favorite ways to use it?  Favorite brand?  Thanks in advance  :)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 11:39am; Reply: 1
Love it-- but whole foods brand has no additives.

I sprinkle it on my breakfast and make salad dressing with it.

http://www.vegalicious.org/2008/08/06/vegan-parmesan-parsley-dressing/

I leave out the almond meal and use lemon juice instead of vinegar.

Posted by: grey rabbit, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 2:03pm; Reply: 2
Love it with ghee on veggies. I've heard not to buy it from the bulk bins, light destroys the B vitamins.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 2:05pm; Reply: 3
I mix it into my omelettes, sprinkle it into stews, and mix it into grains sometimes. But I only add to my own portion  because it's an avoid for my daughter. So I haven't really experimented with using it as a seasoning in sauces or salad dressings.

I buy it in bulk at the local HFS.
Posted by: Niagreen, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 2:18pm; Reply: 4
I love it!  Such a delicious way to get some b vitamins. I try not to cook or heat it too much, as I've heard it destroys some nutrition, so I will just move it about the pan after cooking a stir fry and taking it off the heat. My favourite way to eat it is sprinkled on top of a big salad with avocado - tossed together with salt and mixed italian herbs it is amazing, and gives a lovely cheesey taste
Posted by: brinyskysail, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 2:25pm; Reply: 5
awesome!  thanks everybody :)
Posted by: Jane, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 2:32pm; Reply: 6
I sprinkle it on top of eggs scrambled in ghee - it's SO good.  I buy the KAL imported ones....very fine powdery flakes.  Whole Foods sells it.
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 3:50pm; Reply: 7
I also have purchased KAL brand - online.  My DD mixes it with avocado to eat with cheese and almond crackers...  I usually mix it with apple or pineapple juice and drink it...  

A great way to get a burst of B vitamins and amino acids.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 6:29pm; Reply: 8
I like to sprinkle the large flake yeast on lightly toasted rice cakes that have been spread with almond butter.

Back when I ate tofu, I sauteed cubes of it, tossed with a bit of tamari and sprinkled with nutritional yeast and onion/garlic granules.  It made a nice little crust.
Posted by: ProudWarrior, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 8:32pm; Reply: 9
If you can eat popcorn, it is great sprinkled over popcorn. It has a cheesey taste to it - many vegan or vegetarian cheese products use it for flavoring.
Posted by: Joyce, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 8:37pm; Reply: 10
snip

Nutritional Yeast is classified as an "excitotoxin"—

http://www.daystarbotanicals.com/nutritionalyeast.html

..............So I wonder is it really safe?
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 11:36pm; Reply: 11
I sprinkle it on top of lentil soup...makes it taste cheesy. But with some added vegetables, a bowl of soup plus nutritional yeast makes a filling complete meal for me.

Joyce, how does your SWAMI rate nut. yeast?  Remember, we have individualized diets...what's good
for one person might not be good for everyone.

Notice that in your link, this company sells their own green drink saying it's free of of Saccharomyces cerevisiae....which is their selling point...pointing out that other companies of green drinks have it.
Posted by: brinyskysail, Friday, May 25, 2012, 2:03am; Reply: 12
Quoted from Chloe
I sprinkle it on top of lentil soup...makes it taste cheesy. But with some added vegetables, a bowl of soup plus nutritional yeast makes a filling complete meal for me.


mmmm(drool) Thanks that sounds like a really good idea.  I think I'll try it with black bean soup.
Posted by: brinyskysail, Friday, May 25, 2012, 2:05am; Reply: 13
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Love it-- but whole foods brand has no additives.

I sprinkle it on my breakfast and make salad dressing with it.

http://www.vegalicious.org/2008/08/06/vegan-parmesan-parsley-dressing/

I leave out the almond meal and use lemon juice instead of vinegar.



This recipe looks great.  I'm getting excited and I haven't even tried the yeast yet  :)
Posted by: Drea, Friday, May 25, 2012, 3:09am; Reply: 14
I eat n-yeast in plain yogurt with garlic powder, cumin, and sea salt and dip raw veggies in it (or often eat it by itself); just had some tonight! :D
Posted by: Joy, Friday, May 25, 2012, 3:29am; Reply: 15
A long time ago someone recommended to me to use nutritional yeast daily if possible to help with symptoms of ADD in a natural way.  I've been using it as part of a breakfast type cereal with oat bran, ground flax seeds, and brewers yeast.  When you add almond milk and a little sweetner its a good start for the day.

Lately, I've been sprinkling ground cinnamon on top of the mixture.  It's yummy.

Just reading the above ways people use it gives me additional ideas.  

Hope you enjoy it.

Joy
Posted by: Joyce, Friday, May 25, 2012, 7:24am; Reply: 16
Quoted from Chloe


Joyce, how does your SWAMI rate nut. yeast?  Remember, we have individualized diets...what's good
for one person might not be good for everyone.


It is in my list in lower case letters, Chloe, and I have ordered a small tub of it, so will give it another try.
I had some years ago, liked it and then read a bit few snips of Dr Blaylock so stopped using it.
Is it an avoid for any blood types as I couldn't see it in typebase4?
Posted by: brinyskysail, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 10:45am; Reply: 17
I tried the nutritional yeast for the first time yesterday.  I used it to make nondairy "cheese" spread.  the texture turned out a little strange because I had to substitute a couple ingredients, but the flavor was really good. it's always fun to find new things to play with in the kitchen.  thanks everyone for your ideas and recipes!
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 4:48pm; Reply: 18
If it's not in typebase, then it's not evaluated for BTD. Is is evaluated for GTD and SWAMI.

Nutritional yeast contains similar protiens as MSG, although in a more natural, whole-food form. Nutritional yeast is a powerhouse of B vitamins along with other vitamins and minerals. However, some people react badly to the glutamates and can't tolerate nutrional yeast.

On my SWAMI, nutritional yeast is beneficial and, surprisingly, MSG is neutral. Not that I'd eat any processed food with MSG in it, but it's nice to know that the  glutamates aren't really toxic for me personally. My daughter's SWAMI lists nutrional yeast as an avoid, probably because she's an Explorer. I suspect my other daughter is also an Explorer, so I don't feed her nutrional yeast either. I just add it to my own portion rather than cooking with it in family meals.


Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 5:06pm; Reply: 19
N. yeast is a neutral for me.
Posted by: TJ, Sunday, June 3, 2012, 5:16am; Reply: 20
Quoted from ruthiegirl
Nutritional yeast contains similar protiens as MSG, although in a more natural, whole-food form. Nutritional yeast is a powerhouse of B vitamins along with other vitamins and minerals. However, some people react badly to the glutamates and can't tolerate nutrional yeast.
Yep, that would be me.
Posted by: Possum, Sunday, June 3, 2012, 7:11am; Reply: 21
My Explorer side reacted, probably to the glutamates in the nutritional yeast, even though I enjoyed the taste & would have loved the extra way of getting B vitamins ??) ;)
Posted by: brinyskysail, Sunday, June 3, 2012, 12:34pm; Reply: 22
I've been loving it!  Glad I tried it.  You know those foods that just "feel right"?  This is one of those for me  :D
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Sunday, June 3, 2012, 3:15pm; Reply: 23
Here you go, brinyskysail:

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-btdlf1/m-1122303873/s-new/
Posted by: brinyskysail, Sunday, June 3, 2012, 3:43pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from Peppermint Twist


Thanks, PT  :)
Posted by: Seraffa, Friday, June 8, 2012, 2:43am; Reply: 25
When I eat it by itself....with no other foods...yes I react to the glutamates.
Also I notice I can't "hide" it in gluten-free dishes like rice or veggies. It goes better in my spelt Baking Powder Drop Biscuits. But I usually can't have more than one serving of Yeast per day or else I can get a migrane, or cleanse-out-of-control boomerang effect....and it starts exuding from the tissues around my lips for the next 12 hours.....as the body gets rid of it..... (pass the napkins, please...)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:56pm; Reply: 26
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Love it-- but whole foods brand has no additives.

I sprinkle it on my breakfast and make salad dressing with it.


It makes a great "cheese" substitute for those of us who can't have cheese.. like me..
I sprinkle it on cooked vegetables, soups, and on vegie burgers for that "cheezeburger" flavor..
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 5:02pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from Seraffa
But I usually can't have more than one serving of Yeast per day or else I can get a migrane,


I get a migraine from red wine.. especially California wine.  I can only tolerate Italian or French Pinot Noir.  My son bought me a bottle of Cavit Cabernet Sovengion and it triggered a migraine..I like the taste better but it doesn't like me...Oh and I can have Port. My favorite is Sandman..Portugese.. It's very good..
:(
Posted by: brinyskysail, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 5:33pm; Reply: 28
For those who react negatively, what symptoms do you get, other than migraine?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 6:14pm; Reply: 29
Skin rash, itching all over..especially on my back, joint pain, weight gain, bloating, reduced immunity, blurred vision, nausea, stuffy nose...shall I go on?
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 8:46pm; Reply: 30
After eating Nutritional Yeast daily for many months, sprinkled on a rice cake with almond butter, I have completely stopped eating it.

I've had a few mysterious symptoms for many months and finally realized that they started a few weeks after I started eating the NY.

I had itching in my mid-back, with no rash, bumps or anything else visible.
The sole of my right foot had a strange nerve sensation, sort of a drilling feeling.
The top of my left foot and up my left shin felt a pins & needles sensation.

All of these came and went periodically throughout the day and didn't seem to be connected to anything else I was doing.

I haven't eaten the yeast in a couple of weeks and all 3 of those things are gone!  I miss eating it because I love the taste, but it seemed to be doing something unhealthy to my nerve endings.
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