VEGAN CAVIAR. what the hell?! how is this even possible? if you’re an adventurous eater, you will definitely want to try this stuff. it’s called cavi-art, and it comes in 3 seaweed-based flavors: black, orange, and wasabi. order some now on vegan cuts. it’d be the perfect addition to a swanky holiday or new year’s eve party.
beyond meat: sneak peek
if you follow the vegan news, you’ve probably heard the internet murmurs about beyond meat (aka savage river farms) - a new revolutionary plant-based chicken made from soy and pea powder that’s poised to shake up the industry. it has received press from the likes of NPR and mark bittman, and unlike the other faux meats available at the moment, this stuff tastes real enough to fool omnivores. well lucky me, i got to try it before it hit the market, and i can safely say: BELIEVE THE HYPE!
this is my vegan cupboard. now you show me yours!
(as always, click the photos to enlarge and see captions.)
i hit up natural products expo west for a couple hours today and had a blast! i didn’t get to see everything, not even close—-talk about vegan overload!—-but i did sample some great new and classic products. most exciting were the little gardein sliders i posted about earlier, the temptation soft serve machine at the chicago vegan foods booth, and some insane new flavored vegenaise varieties from follow your heart. (i’m talking horseradish and tartar sauce!) mind blowing. ALSO, austin-based queso makers food for lovers (one of my favorite brands ever) has come out with a new killer chipotle mayo and will soon be releasing a fat free country gravy. already having fantasies about that. if the gravy is half as good as the queso, i know i’ll be adding it to practically every meal.
one booth i didn’t make it to today, and i’m so bummed, is eat pastry. they make fantastic vegan cookie dough and have recently sent me samples of their new sugar cookie flavor. outta this world.
i know this isn’t as in depth as my previous expo west coverage, but i thought you all would enjoy a few snaps.
vegan spinach florentine ravioli from whole foods. this stuff rules.
vegan peanut butter cups by justin’s: my favorite!
today my omnivorous sister, mother, and young niece came over for an impromptu lunch. i was stressin’ at first, but then i had an epiphany and threw some health is wealth vegan nuggets in the oven—-16 minutes later, everybody was full and happy. kid approved, meat eating adult approved, these nuggs are a crowd-pleaser. i have tried pretty much every vegan “chicken nugget” on the market, and these rule the school.
raw vegan peppermint chocolate by curasé. organic, fair-trade and delicious.
made some excellent vegan pho-style noodles tonight with the help of the brand new pacific vegetarian pho soup base. this stuff is amazing—-it transforms a quick home meal into restaurant-quality cuisine. suffice to say i’ll be making noodle dishes with it regularly. please try it out, and buy it up so that it doesn’t get discontinued!
this meal consisted of: pacific pho soup base, annie chuns wheat soba noodz, broccoli, mushrooms, green onion, bean sprouts, serrano chiles, and a shit-ton of sriracha.
thanks to the healthy vegans for the inspiration, and for alerting me to this product.