Thanksgiving 2013

If you are looking for something different for your vegan Thanksgiving main entree instead of Tofurkey, which I love, look for this from Field Roast –

Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute

Made exclusively for the holidays – a rich, hazelnut-infused vegetarian grain meat stuffed with Field Roast sausages, crystallized ginger, cranberries and apples – wrapped in a savory puff pastry. From family feasts to a festive dinner for two, our Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute is the centerpiece to any holiday meal.

Update coming soon…

So sorry about my lack of posts for quite a while. This old Movable Type program (one of the original blogging programs) is just breaking down like mad on the backend. I am in the process of installing a new version with an updated look and moving all the posts.
Not easy and not easy to find the time, but soon, soon, promise…

Vegan Indian Cooking Made Easy

MasalaPaneer01.jpgWaverley Kitchens WK Pacs
Waverley Kitchens contacted me and offered to send me a sample of their new WK Pacs for me to taste test. The pacs contain spices for authentic Indian dishes and detailed cooking instructions that were very easy to follow. You have to shop for the rest of the ingredients yourself. They have vegan alternatives for all their WK Pac recipies. WK Pacs are packaged together as a meal and include a curry, sabji (dry vegetable dish), and raita (yogurt based dish).
MasalaPaneer03.jpgI tried the Masala Paneer Curry, Green Beans Sabji, Mixed Vegetable Raita using their instructions for the vegan alternative – firm tofu in place of paneer cheese, soy instead of cow’s milk, soy yogurt, etc..
It was very tasty, a bit spicy, and very authentic tasting.
If you like to cook and want to make some authentic Indian dishes, but the complex spices elude you, then these are the pacs for you.
They have a nice website, here’s the page with all the different meals they offer. They even have videos on how to make the meals on their website as well as online ordering.
Take a look —

Vegan Chocolates from Sjaak’s

Purchase Tasty Vegan Chocolates Online at Sjaak'sVegan Chocolates, YUM!!!
The folks at Sjaak’s sent me an incredible assortment of their vegan chocolates this week, about 2-3 days ago. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Now while there were a great number of small bite-size pieces in one bag, and all their vegan chocolates bars in another… all of it is gone.
I ate them all!!!
These are good chocolates. They even have vegan caramel, which was really good. So were the peanut butter and the almond butter creams, as well as the really tasty acai bites (try these). They have beautiful vegan assortments in boxes, tubs, and pretty gift packages.
For vegans, can you believe it?
And we’re talking real vegan chocolates. Organic, and fair trade too. Read the text at the top of Sjaak’s vegan chocolates webpage: They even state that the sugar they use is non bone char. Do visit their website, you can purchase all of their amazing vegan chocolates online.
I’m gonna buy some more…