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Posts Tagged ‘Nutritional yeast’

Extra Rich Cheesy Quesadilla

Posted by terrepruitt on November 2, 2020

Since my husband came home with that delicious ricotta cheese recently, I have found other ways to use it, besides just pizza. I put it on and in a lot of things. Here is an easy way to bump up that lunchtime quesadilla:

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Extra Rich Cheesy Quesadilla

1 flour tortilla
1/2 – 3/4 cup shredded cheese
1 tablespoon ricotta
1 tablespoon chopped onion
nutritional yeast

Put tortilla in pan, turn the heat onto medium. Chop some onion. Flip the tortilla over. Spread one half with the ricotta cheese, sprinkle the shredded cheese on the ricotta, sprinkle the onion on the cheese, then sprinkle it all with some nutritional yeast. Fold the tortilla. Heat until golden, then flip.

Serve.  If you like salsa, sour cream, and/or guacamole I am sure they would make a GREAT addition to this!

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I am not one to plate my food fancy. I just wanna eat!

I LOVE this ricotta!

What do you put in you quesadillas?

 

 

 

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Nutritional Yeast – Follow Up

Posted by terrepruitt on May 22, 2012

Even though I don’t have a Nia class on two of the days I post sometimes it is still a challenge to get my post up.  Other things need to be done.  Anyway . . . .way back in February I posted about Nutritional Yeast.  I can’t remember if I had ordered some at the time of writing that or if I was about too.  I do know that it was in the month of February that I ordered it because I never received it.  One day I heard the delivery person ring the door bell and by the time I got downstairs he was gone.  Dance Exercies, Nia, Nia Campbell, Campbell Nia, Nia classes in Campbell, evening Nia, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia,I also hadn’t heard the “thump” of a package being dropped over the fence, but I looked for a package or a note.  I looked in the bushes in front of the fence.  I looked in the area behind the fence.  I found nothing.  The reason I know that I ordered it in February is because just this past weekend (May) my husband found a package in the bushes.  The delivery person HAD to have HURLED the box over the fence for it to have ended up where it did.  I have never had a package end up that far behind the fence so I never even thought to look behind those bushes.  AND the only reason my husband found it is because he cut the bushes down severely.  So I went looking for the e-mails in regards to the non-delivered package and it was from February.  It is funny too because – just within the past two weeks – I decided to buy some Nutritional Yeast from another source.  I have been using it.  I wanted to give you guys and update on MY experience with Nutritional Yeast.

I have been putting it on a lot of things.  The package says, “Sprinkle some on hot popcorn, garlic bread, add a spoonful to cereals, juices, smoothies, or use as a seasoning for salad, soup, gravy, casseroles, and so much more.”  Well, I kinda see how people think of it as cheesy.  It does taste cheesy to me, so my first thought was, “I don’t want cheese in my juice.”  I still think that is weird, BUT . . . I also have a feeling the flavor might be influenced a little bit by what it is added to, so it might add a rich woody flavor to juice.

Dance Exercies, Nia, Nia Campbell, Campbell Nia, Nia classes in Campbell, evening Nia, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia,One thing I find interesting is the information on the nutrition labels.  Both have almost the same calories 80 vs. 70.  Both have the same amount of fat.  Both have the same amount of cholesterol.  One has almost half the sodium as the other.  Both have the same amount of potassium.  The difference in carbohydrates is minimal.  Protein is the same.  What is interesting is the serving size.  In one you get 1 gram of fat and 8 grams of protein in 3 tablespoons, in the other it is 1 and a half tablespoons.  HALF the size as the other serving size.  Hmmm.  I guess in this case it is better to judge based off GRAMS and not teaspoons.  Dance Exercies, Nia, Nia Campbell, Campbell Nia, Nia classes in Campbell, evening Nia, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia,

I don’t want to open the one I just received yet.  I think it will last longer if I don’t open it. I would like to know if they taste the same so I am going to wait until I am almost done with the first one before I open the second one.

I have been using it a lot.  At first I barely used any because I didn’t know what it would taste like.  But I rather like the taste to what I have used it in so far.  It adds a cheesy flavor to me.  So I have been using it in things that I have already used cheese in or in things I would like to use cheese in.  I think it makes cheesy things cheesier and helps have the flavor of cheese without the cheese.  For instance I put some one our pita bread pizza the other night with some low fat ricotta.  Ricotta does not really have a flavor, but the Nutritional Yeast added the cheddar type flavor.  I have been putting it on my salads.

I like it.  I would recommend it to people who what to try something new.  I like it because it adds more protein to my diet and I think I need more protein because I am not the biggest meat-eater.

I have a friend who commented on the last post that she does use it.  I have another friend that said she wanted to try it.  What about you?  Have you tried it?  What do you use it in?

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Nutritional Yeast – Not For Rising

Posted by terrepruitt on February 7, 2012

I always want to share with you, what is going on in relation to Nia, but I know that there are other things to share about besides my upcoming new evening Nia class in Campbell (Oh, please forgive me, I am soooooo excited, I just HAD to put it out there.  And, be warned, I will do it again!).  I was walking by my newly purchased container of yeast when I remembered hearing about Nutritional Yeast.  I know I have actually heard about it before, but I dismissed it as regular old yeast but with a fancy name.  Let me remind you I have been afraid of yeast.  Silly, I know, but . . . Anyway . . . when I was growing up my father was really into all the health food stuff.  Stuff that you could not find in any store, but a health food store.  All the stuff people are now eating, most people thought was weird back then.  Not only was it weird, but it was hard to find.  There was not a health food store on every corner and in every mall.  But because of my dad,  I would bet I heard about it way back then.  I just saw it in a recipe recently so I looked it up.  It is not regular yeast.  In fact, it has been deactivated.  See activating and deactivating fungus, come on, can you kinda see why it was a bit scary to me?  So Nutritional Yeast has been deactivated.

According to all the sources I see Nutritional Yeast is used often by vegans and vegetarians because it has a great nutritional value.  Two heaping tablespoons gives you:

ONLY: 1 gram of fat and 5 mgs of sodium (WOW!)

320 mg of potassium
5 g of carbohydrates
4 g of dietary fiber
9 g of protein  (It is a complete protein)

It is FULL of B vitamins.  B-1, B-2, B-3, B-6, and B-12.

Although one does not normally just EAT two tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast.  It is added to things.  And again, from what I am seeing you can add it to pretty much anything!  Sprinkle it on all your foods from salad to popcorn.  Put it in a smoothie or added it to a meat marinade.

Informational reports say that it does have a flavor.  What I am seeing is that it has a strong nutty type of flavor.  Some say a cheesy flavor.  So often it will be used to add the flavor of cheese to things.  Whenever I see that I want to go get some.  Then I get to the store and forget.  I even was at the store and bought the aforementioned regular yeast but forgot all about this stuff.

Nutritional yeast is sugar-free and gluten-free.  So it is a great way to get a little bit of flavor and extra nutrition.

Do you use it?  I know a lot of you are much more kitchen/cooky/foodie savvy than me, so you have probably heard about it and even know what it is.  Have you used it?  Have you tasted it?  How would YOU describe its taste?

Tell me, I wanna know!

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