Nooch aka: Nutritional Yeast is no secret ingredient of mine if you have been following my recipes for quite some time.
Here's why I love adding nutritional yeast to a lot of my recipes:
It is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins, and is a complete protein. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium and is free of sugar, dairy, and gluten. Sometimes nutritional yeast is fortified with Vitamin B12.
Nutritional yeast has a strong flavor that is described as nutty, cheesy, or creamy, which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes.
This recipe is easy, peasy and The Rick-o-Meter when asked what he would rank it on a scale from 1-10 said, "Well, it's gone. Isn't it?" I take that answer as a 10!
Ingredients: (serves about 3-4)
1 acorn squash
Organic garlic & herb seasoning
1/4 c. nutritional yeast flakes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut squash in 2 halves, scoop out the seeds and strings with a spoon
Place "meat side" down in a shallow baking dish and add about a 1/2 inch of water to the pan.
Bake for about 30-35 minutes
Remove from oven, scoop squash out of skin into mixing bowl
Mix on medium speed while adding in sprAnkles of garlic & herb, chives, and 1/4 c. nutritional yeast flakes.
**If you don't have a mixer, you can use a food processor or just mash and mix with a fork.**
Serve and eat!
Here's how I served it up last night:
4 oz. baked chicken
1/2 c. acorn squash
1 c. roasted broccoli