Bare salads, plain fruit, raw unsalted nuts, simple seeds…

Sound like a taste bud trip on the train to boring-ville, or what?  Well, while the above ingredients do make for a delicious base of many raw food recipes, they can be quite bland on their own.  But contrary to common belief, the raw food lifestyle does not have to be a snore!  No, this way of eating can truly be a treat, while including a vast variety of veg-centric plates that are both satisfying and delicious!

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There are a few key ingredients that can be added to many a dish that help to impart all the richness, depth, and exciting flavor that we expect from our favorite foods.  Here are just a few of my top pick taste enhancers, that not only bring out the best in any dish, but also have some brilliant health benefits to boot!

1. Nutritional Yeast

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Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast sold commercially as a food product.  It is yellow in color and has a flakey texture and nutty cheese-like flavor, making it a great flavor enhancer and favorite among those that don’t eat dairy. Read all about it here.

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