Brewer's Yeast: (from Wikipedia)
Yeast is used in nutritional supplements popular with vegans and the health conscious, where it is often referred to as "nutritional yeast". It is a deactivated yeast, usually S. cerevisiae. It is an excellent source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins, whose functions are related to metabolism, as well as other minerals and cofactors required for growth.
Nutritional yeast has a nutty, cheesy flavor. Another popular use is as a topping for popcorn. It can also be used in mashed and fried potatoes, as well as in scrambled eggs. It comes in the form of flakes, or as a yellow powder similar in texture to cornmeal, and can be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores.
You guys? This stuff is gold. Delicious, delicious gold. It doesn't hurt that it's yellow and flaky.
I first tried brewer's yeast as a kid. I lived in a hippie town, and the movie theater the next town over (we didn't have one of our own) had a shaker of brewer's yeast at the concession stand. Which is how I first tasted it on popcorn. Ahhhh, hippies.
Things on which brewer's yeast is delicious (that I have tried in the past few weeks):
-bread with butter
-tuna with mayo
Okay, maybe not, like jelly. That's gross. But, it's the best thing I've ever put on popcorn.
And it's great for making faux cheese sauce (Which is a life saver, with my dairy issues). If it weren't so dry I'd probably eat it straight.
I'll eventually post some recipes with brewer's yeast, but right now I'm rocking it simply sprinkled on things.
Anyway, this is all talk, right? Well, I ordered the brewer's yeast from Swanson Vitamins, and they were generous enough to send me two tubs (for super cheap, which is aces in my book).
So, instead of hoarding it, I figured I'd spread the love, because it's delicious you guys. And popcorn has a butt ton of fiber in it, so everyone wins. So, whoever wins gets a big ole tub of brewer's yeast. Maybe I'll throw in some popcorn. And paper lunch bags so you can pop it, oil free, in your microwave. We'll see.
How to enter: (one entry per thing you do)
1. Tell me your favorite way to eat popcorn.
2. Tell your friends about the giveaway (maybe they'll win and share with you? Popcorn party!)
3. Email me a picture of you, eating popcorn, which I can post here. (I'll give you FIVE entries if you send me a .gif of you eating popcorn.)
Giveaway ends at midnight June 5th.
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Sub-Note: I was not paid for this review. I am just a fan of delicious flavor.
Secret Sub-Sub-Note: If you get the above reference you get another bonus entry.