Nutritional yeast is one of my all-time, favorite things to add to a variety of foods. It has, what I refer to as a delicious case of multiple personalities!
In cookies, crackers and other baked goods it provides a rich buttery flavor; to soups, stews and stocks it provides a rich chicken flavor and to yogurt, popcorn, grits, rice and quinoa it adds a cheesy dimension!
Along with those delicious flavors, nutritional yeast adds a whole array of minerals and is the single best source for a host of B Vitamins including B 12!
One of my favorite movie night snacks is a bowl of organic blue or red popcorn, that I pop in an air popper or in a heavy bottomed pan on the stove (NEVER in a microwave!) in a little sunflower or olive oil and then top with a delicious Italian cheesy topping!
Cheezy Italian Popcorn
For each 4 cups of popped corn mix the following:
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast,
½ teaspoon dry Italian Seasoning
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon melted butter or flavored olive oil
Pour over your popped corn, toss to coat and ENJOY!!!