Yesterday my order arrived.

Nutritional Yeast Flakes, Jarro-Daphilus EPS probiotics, and Vanilla Stevia drops

And thank goodness the order arrived just 48 hours after I placed it (and I didn’t even pay for expedited shipping because anything over $40 ships for free with standard shipping) because I was out of nooch.  Oh, the horrors!

empty can of nutritional yeast flakesLooking into the empty can was giving me panic attacks. What would I ever do without nooch?  Pay retail WF’s prices?  Oh, the horrors!

I order my stevia, probiotics, nooch, bulk spices like cinnamon and anything that’s a shelf-stable dry good or supplement from iHerb because their prices are so much cheaper than paying retail!  Like 30-40% cheaper, I find.  For those new to iHerb, use code AVE630 to save $5 off your first order.

And that was making me nervous because I love diving into a big bowl of popcorn with nooch, cocoa powder, stevia, cinnamon, coconut oil and chocolate chips as a snack most evenings.

Chocolate Cheezy Coconut Oil Popcorn

Chocolate Cheezy Coconut Oil Popcorn

May look like an interesting combo but I promise, it’s so tasty.  Don’t knock it til you try it.

And I love popcorn so much, I have popcorn recipes because I enjoy getting creative with my toppings.  Everything from chocolate protein powder to ginger to maca.

Chocolate Cheezy Coconut Oil Popcorn in steel bowl

If you’ve never tried nooch, are curious what it is, or needs ways to use your big container…

Nutritional Yeast Flakes in can

Check out this post with about 15 nooch recipes

such as Cheezy Veggie Bake

Cheezy Vegetable Bake

and Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cups (nooch is optional but just gives the filling a slightly more authentic taste)

Peanut Butter Cups

I don’t just live for nooch.  Fresh veggies and salads also make me happy.

salad with snap peas with cucumbers, carrots, and cabbage

Top it with a little Sweet & Nutty Un-Chicky Salad Nut Pate and I’m set

Sweet & Nutty Un-Chicky Salad Nut Pate

No, actually I would not be set until I had some chocolate.  Like Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls

Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls

Did you know that Oreos are veganI did not!

In order to veganize my recipe, simply use a vegan cream cheese, such as Tofutti, and you’re set!

From my last post on Refunds and Sunshine.  I’m glad most of you have filed your taxes and aren’t working up to the deadline to get them in the mail.  Whew! Also glad to see that you liked my strategy of a small refund even though it doesn’t sound as “good”, it’s better than letting the government hold onto your money all year, in my opinion anyway.

And spring weather and sunshine, hopefully everyone gets some of that soon!  Maybe in time for the weekend.


1. Have you ever tried nooch?  If so, did the blogosphere happen to turn you onto it?

As I said when I posted about my Fox News interview, I have tried many products because of the ‘sphere, nooch included in that category.  Right along with maca and chia seeds.

2. Did you know that Oreos are vegan?  Do you care?

I didn’t and it hardly seems possible but hey, Peta probably has really studied all the products on this list that are ‘accidentally vegan‘.

Since I’ve started consuming small amounts of dairy, I am not really that hung up, but it’s good trivia, right?  And good in a pinch in case you need to satisfy a vegan’s sweet tooth with some store-bought Oreos.

Other food trivia:

Mangoes are part of the latex family of foods

Keeping the pit in a sliced avocado will slow down the oxidation process and keep it from going brown as fast

Putting a piece of bread in with brown sugar will reduce sugar clumps

Botanically speaking, tomatoes are considered a fruit, not a vegetable

You need to grind flax seeds in order for the human gut to derive full benefit from flax.  Need flax any flax recipes, check this post.

Alton Brown and all his food trivia makes me happy.

Do you have any food trivia or tips?

3. Weekend plans?

I am working, working out, taking care of Skylar, carrying on, business as usual, but I’d like to spend plenty of time outdoors enjoying what should be a really lovely day on Saturday (80F and sunny) and possibly the farmer’s  market on Sunday morning.  If I can wake up in time!

Enjoy your weekend!

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