Desiree Nielsen

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Nutritional yeast

I cannot LIVE without the nooch, AKA nutritional yeast: it’s one of my not-so-secret weapons for creating flavourful plant-based recipes. These umami-rich flakes are packed with B vitamins, including vitamin B12, which is so important on a plant-based or vegan diet. 

You can sprinkle nutritional yeast over popcorn for the most addictive vegan snack, or use a little nutritional yeast to add umami to alfredo sauce, Caesar salad dressing or vegan egg salad. Use a little more to build a cheesy flavour in this broccoli pesto, this vegan spinach dip or to make a DIY vegan parmesan.