What does “noochy” mean you ask? Well, the word is an adjective. To understand the definition you must understand what nooch or nutritional yeast is. It’s a deactivated yeast that contains many vitamins, minerals, complete protein and has a strong cheesey flavor. Vegetarians and vegans eat it because of the vitamins and complete protein that it contains.
Therefore, noochy is an adjective referring to the quality of being full of nooch or having a lot of nooch present in something that has been cooked. It’s a real word because I made it up. Now onto the good stuff.
This is really easy to make but you have to like this…
Which I really hope you like.
What you need
- asparagus (as much or as little as you like)
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pasta or a little more (per person)
- 3 tbs nooch
- 1 tbs olive oil
- a skillet
- minced garlic (optional)
- fresh cut tomatoes (optional)
How to make it
Prepare the pasta in advance and while you’re doing that cut the asparagus into small pieces like in the picture above. When the pasta is close to finished start to sauté the asparagus in a medium-sized skillet. Saute it for about 3 minutes. I like it crunchy. If you don’t cook it a bit longer.
You have options. When you sauté the asparagus add garlic or any spices that you like. You can also add fresh cut tomatoes. I added garlic and all I can say is that I wanted more garlic. I didn’t use tomatoes.
When the asparagus and pasta are done, add the pasta to the skillet that you used to sauté the asparagus. Stir all of it together well and then add the nooch. Keep stirring until you’re satisfied by the consistency.