ZOMFG, I absolutely LOVE
nutritional yeast...thrilled to see I'm not the first to enter it into this discussion!
It's pretty much the most delicious thing ever, as far as I'm concerned. I put it on almost everything I eat. I make a WICKED nutritional yeast toast I learned from a vegetarian ex of mine back in '99 or so, but I also stir it into pretty much anything I can or sprinkle it on stuff like popcorn or pizza or Subway or basically anything else.
I even carry it around with me while roadtripping and have had to explain to a great many security checkpoint workers that, no, the the giant baggie of mysterious yellow powder is NOT crystal meth, I promise.
That said, I believe you're still working under a popular misconception about nutritional yeast, which I myself once shared as well. It was originally hyped to me as "All the B-Complex Vitamins" when I was first introduced to it. But then I started to notice that sometimes the packaging would note that it was FORTIFIED with B12, at which point I likewise began to notice that B12 was NOT included otherwise. Took a while to find out what was going on there, but what I learned was actually pretty interesting.
I'm just gonna quote wikipedia here since it's kinda involved:
Just wanted to point out the difference lest someone goes through their whole life thinking they're covered on the whole B12 thing when they might NOT be. It's still great and great FOR you either way, mind you, just make sure it's fortified, too!
Man, along with nutritional yeast, Morning Star Farms Chik Patties and Spicy Black Bean Burgers are STAPLES of my diet! But if you're a vegan (or sharing their products with vegans), make sure you read the packaging. Most of that stuff contains eggs and milk.
Highly recommended for everyone if that's not a problem, though! Their patties are usually 4 to a box and places like Target frequently have them on markdown at 2 boxes for 6 bucks. It's a great deal and deliciously convenient!
No, all you Vegemites are exactly
the same. I have photographic proof:
But, seriously, I'm REALLY psyched to see the generally positive and thoughtful responses within this thread!
VERY MUCH looking forward to seeing all of you kicking ass with me in the pit when we're all WELLDERLY old badasses!!!