Here you can see what I saw under my microscope when I cultured store bought yeast - Saccharomyces cerevisiae - the one and only species found at your average grocery store. It has been bred for centuries for its consistent fast rising time but not taste. The yeast is the very large black microorganism on the top left corner. Now compare that to below.
Certain smells like cilantro and basil bring back summer memories for me. One of the first things I ever taught my girls about gardening is how to identify the herbs and bring them to me. I can only pray that they use this important life skill one day when they raise their own gardens.
This is so much cheaper and more fun than a restaurant. If you are lactose intolerant then think about subbing in soybeans or tofu for protein as opposed to cheese. Don't feel left out! Over 70% of the world's population is lactose intolerant. The genetic profile required for continuing to produce lactase after infancy is actually the exception not the rule. If you cut out dairy, don't forget your calcium and protein from lactose free sources. Click here to learn more about food intolerances.