Here's another of those double duty posts. Today's prompt at Creativity Boot Camp is "drizzle". It's also Meatless Monday time so I decided to show a recipe that you can drizzle. This versatile sauce is a classic in the vegan and veggie community. It's been around, in one form or another, for ages. I became a vegetarian when I was twelve (which was not just yesterday) and it was popular back then. When my daughter was little I could get her to eat almost any veggie as long as she could dunk it in this yummy sauce. It's such an old friend that it acquired a nick name, Nooch (short for Nutritional Yeast Sauce). It also goes by the name Cheezy Sauce. This name worries me though, because I think it puts unfair expectations on this sauce. I'll tell you the truth, it's not cheese sauce, never has been, never will be, it's Nooch, and it's good stuff. So here it is, enjoy.
2 cups water
1/4 cup flour
1 tbsp canola oil
1/8 tsp minced garlic
salt and pepper, to taste
1/8 tsp turmeric
a slight squeeze of lemon juice
1 tsp mustard
3/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
Combine all the ingredients, except the yeast, in a saucepan. Stir vigorously with a wisk to break up any lumps. Cook over medium/low heat, stirring often, until the mixture thickens. Stir in the yeast, and wisk until smooth. That's it, now feel free to drizzle it on countless things, you'll be amazed by it's versatility.