Sounds yummy doesn’t it? Well, it just might be my new favorite thing! The first time I heard about it was at a Farmer’s Market where I tried this delicious almond-based spread that was gluten-free and vegan. She said it was made with nutritional yeast. Meant nothing to me at the time, but as I have read through many vegan food blogs, I started to see nutritional yeast more and more. I found out it has a wonderful cheesy flavor, and many vegans use it for that purpose alone. But in addition to the cheesy flavor, it is also nutritious! Never would have guessed, huh? What with a name like nutritional yeast.
The other day I had some basil I needed to use up and I had this little recipe pinned in my pinterest. All I needed was some nutritional yeast. This was my chance! Now I have made pesto without parmesan, and it works. But if I could add a little cheese flavor without the dairy, why wouldn’t I? So I did. And it was fantastic!!
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I have been eating Gluten Free for over a year now and I am just now discovering recipes with almond and coconut flours. I am guessing because of the whole Paleo Diet (which is grain-free) becoming popular. But anyways, I LOVE these grain-free flours. Not that I have anything against ALL grains. I just love that I can make all kinds of normally-carb-packed goodies with these flours that are higher in fiber and protein than most other gluten-free flour substitutes and wheat flour alike.
Whole wheat : Dietary Fiber 3g, Protein 4g
Coconut : Dietary Fiber 11g, Protein 5g
Almond : Dietary Fiber 2g, Protein 7g
Brown Rice : Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 2g