Nutritional Yeast is deactivated yeast that gives foods a creamy, cheesy flavor. It is very nutritious, providing 8 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving, and is a great source of folate, and B vitamins, especially B12. There are many brands, and you can also find it sold in bulk in some health food stores. Its street name is “nooch.”
Miso is made from fermented soybeans and is high in protein. It is used as a seasoning in Asian recipes and adds a creamy texture to soups, dressings, and sauces. If your regular grocery doesn’t carry it, your health food store will.
Tahini is crushed sesame seeds. It is very useful in making creamy dressings and sauces, and can be used in batters for air frying or roasting. Tahini is a good source of protein, fiber, calcium, and iron.
Dulce (rhymes with pulse) flakes or granules are made from seaweed. Dulce is an excellent source of iodine. The flakes can be used as a salt substitute, and it is useful for adding a slight fish flavor to dishes such as chick pea tuna.