This is a short Cookbook Wednesday entry because I'm sick. To help make myself feel better, I picked a health food book:
Nutritional yeast was (and remains) a specialty product for hippies and vegetarians. Carlson Wade's 1973 Yeast Flakes Cookbook makes the cover look like a box of nutritional yeast flakes with the "window" that's supposed to show off the box's contents look like the sun. That's right-- the cover subtly suggests that yeast is the source of all life and sustenance. I don't think Carlson worried about overstating his case. He just knew the earth-mother vibe would sell (and hopefully be enough to make the audience overlook the fact that the title makes this sound like a guide for cooking fungal dandruff).
So what could hippies do with these flakes of sunshine? How about this:
Mix 'em with eggs, onions, buckwheat groats, salt substitute, oil and cottage cheese before baking!
If that doesn't make you feel healthy, well... tell mom it did anyway so she won't try to foist a second helping onto you.
This is part of Cookbook Wednesday, hosted by Louise of Months of Edible Celebrations.