Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Stuff I really, really like right now.


Having a lot of pizza left over from last night, for dinner tonight...instead of a new meal or recipe, I offer a post of product reviews.  Here are a few of my current favorite vegan convenience foods.*

Wayfare Foods We Can't Say it's Cheese Hickory-Smoked Cheddar-Style Spread
Spreads on crackers easily, even right out of the fridge.  Made from oatmeal!   I can eat this all day everyday.  Love it.  Not a real big fan of the other flavors, but the Hickory Smoked is FABULOUS.  I have been sharing this with nonvegans and they love it too.


Follow Your Heart Creamy Garlic Dressing
Ummm, like the best dressing EVER!  And, yes, I could probably make a pretty good dressing on my own, but, sheesh, the ease of opening a bottle and having it taste good to boot is just so much more than I could have asked for.  I also like the Vegan Caesar and Vegan Honey Mustard, but the Creamy Garlic is definitely my new fav.














Parma! Chipotle Cayenne Vegan Parmesan Sprinkles
I find myself buying a lot of this.  I never buy the plain flavor...because I can make my own, but the spice mix in the Chipotle Cayenne is just so perfect.  Mostly, I use it on salads...but it tastes really awesome on anything you shake it on.



SoDelicious Coconut Creamer
I posted about the milk last year, and have since added the creamer to my repertoire (they also have ice cream, yogurt, and kefir!).  It is really, really good.  ALL OF THE FLAVORS!  Not overly coconutty, but if you are a coconut hater, you probably won't like this.  If you like coconut, then you will love this.  I haven't completely rid my fridge of the Silk Creamer, mostly because it's so much easier to find, but I have mad a conscious effort to cut back on my soy intake, and this is a really wasy way to do it.

So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer

*I have not been given free products or samples or money by any of these companies.  I simply like to give props to companies I like, and support with my hard earned dollar in hopes that others will do the same and keep these vegan friendly companies afloat.

12 comments:

  1. I picked up some Wayfare Hickory Smoked last week at Whole Foods. I'm glad to see you recommended it...and I'll try not to eat it with a spoon. I also try to support new vegan products--I figure that if stores see it moving, they'll keep ordering more and more vegan items.

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  2. I am SO trying that creamy garlic dressing (if I can find it, that is)!

    BTW, I just did a post on two of my favorite pre-made foods as well. There's a great vegan taco salad available at my local Whole Foods, and I've found some delicious chocolate chip, peanut butter cookies too.

    Thank God for quick, convenient, pre-packaged, vegan food sometimes, right?!

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  3. Those all look very exciting especially the cheese spread and the creamy dressing, we can't get them here but I'll certainly be looking out for them next time I'm in the US.

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  4. I love that chipotle Parma, it was lovely on popcorn. Unfortunately I can't get it in England and I'm trying to cut back on food miles by not ordering stuff from the States anymore, but if I should succumb to an order in the future the Parma will be first in the basket!

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  5. Agreed on the coconut creamer! Not only does it taste awesome, but I find that I need less of the coconut stuff to make my coffee creamy than I do with soy creamers.

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  6. I've never had Parma, but now I want to try it!

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  7. We are so on the same page right now! I just had our local health food store order more of the Creamy Garlic dressing because they haven't had any in for quite some time. It's so good! Also that spread reminds me of old school dairy cheese spreads. My son and I quite like it's great to have out for guests.

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  8. I've only had the cheddar spread "We Can't Say It's Cheese", but I love it. Especially on toasted bagels. It beats the socks off of cream cheese every time!

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  9. I love Wayfare Foods We Can't Say It's Cheese Hickory-Smoked Cheddar Spread, especially on Dr. Kracker crackers! And I've been living on So Delicious French Vanilla Coconut Milk Creamer. It's sublime!

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  10. I keep hearing good things about the We can't Say It's Cheese products.

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  11. I've really been wanting to try those cheese spreads! I keep waiting for them to pop up at our Whole Foods, but no luck yet.

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  12. Keri...Just ask! I am sure they can bring it in for you!

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