Showing posts with label Vegetarian Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vegetarian Food. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Enjoying a veggie burger from Smashburger

Tonight, I decided to get Smashburger for dinner. Located in the heart of Meridian, Idaho on East Louis Drive, I was so hungry after work and took it upon myself to grab a veggie burger and French fries to-go. As the menu here is quite extensive, offering so many great options for both vegetarians and vegans, I inquired about ordering one of their newest and most popular burgers, the Triple Double using their black bean burger patty.

The Triple Double burger and is served on an egg bun with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles. I wanted to substitute the bun for the pretzel bun. Not because I don't like the egg bun (because it is good) but because I've never tried the pretzel bun and it looks better. The burger comes with extra American cheese. I decided to go the extra mile and order extra American cheese and extra cheddar cheese or melted aged cheddar cheese.

So, what did I think? The black bean burger patty was a little soft. As it was extremely flavorful, I felt like it was a little undercooked. The pretzel bun was delicious and really complemented the burger overall. The French fries were just ok for me. They are always good as a side, but I live in Idaho and prefer the thicker, homemade style of fries.

The Smash Sauce is outstanding. It is like a thousand island minus the ketchup. Better yet, if you were to make a thousand island sauce, mustard would be the main ingredient instead of ketchup. I literally would buy this sauce alone if they sold it there. Although the ranch was decent, I didn't find anything extremely special about it.

Overall, dinner was great. I managed to eat everything, as I was extremely hungry. I think the next time I eat Smashburger, I will definitely try something different.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Vegetarian Indian Style Butter Chicken

Recently, I have discovered so many things about the Indian culture. As rich as it is, it is also exotic and filled with an array of uniqueness that goes beyond what I can put into words. At least today. One of the things that I love about India is the food. And because the population is so large, their cuisine varies upon region. Utilizing agriculture and farming, most dishes are plant-based and/or vegetarian with the exception of a few. India offers quite a few staples, with one of them being butter chicken.

I decided to create a plant-based, vegetarian rendition of this classic dish. Originating from New Delhi, this North Indian classic uses dahi, garam masala, ginger, garlic, cardamom, fenugreek, cinnamon, black salt, and black pepper. To give it more of a vibrant flavor, you can add some lemon juice to it. To thicken the sauce, you can also add some butter or even some curd. I decided to add all of the above. As it took a little bit of time, everything was executed very well. I added a lot of butter to this dish, as I didn't have any ghee at my disposal.


When originally creating this dish, I was thinking of using another plant-based alternative from Gardein, but instead went with the Gardein Chick'n Strips. I decided to cook the sauce in a regular standard pan before adding the Chick'n Strips. This chicken is not only soy-free, it is dairy-free and certified kosher. I decided to cook the entire dish on low-to-medium heat as the plant-based chicken alternative was completely thawed out in the refrigerator.

Before plating, I made sure that the chicken had a good texture. When I originally added this to the pan with the sauce, it was soft with a modestly slimy texture. It is crucial that it is firm when it is cooked. After stirring multiple times to check, I knew that my cooking was done for the evening.

As I plated the food, I decided to garnish it with some homemade curd I made. I was very happy with the way it turned out. I am looking forward to making this again, only trying another vegetarian and/or vegan, plant-based chicken alternative. If you are a vegetarian looking to enjoy one of the greatest dishes from Bharat, this is it. From my home to your home, Namaste.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pittsburgh: Veggie Burger

Pittsburgh is one of the most underrated cities in the world today. Home to over 2 million residents, according to the CSA it is the 20th largest city in the United States. Although it is known as the steel city, it is also known for it's bridges and it's architecture. In fact, the city is filled with art. Pittsburgh is also known for it's sports teams. What you don't realize, however; is that the steel city offers some of the best cuisine you will ever experience.
 
As a vegetarian, it can be quite complicated trying to find great vegetarian food, but believe it or not, it does exist. But the question remains, can you find a veggie burger here? Absolutely. Don't believe me? Just click here now.

Monday, April 6, 2015

5 Amazing Vegetarian Substitutes For Bacon

As a vegetarian of many years, I am always discovering new alternatives to some of the greatest carnivore classics. Whether it be chicken or fish or beef, etc. And in this case, bacon. So, is it possible to enjoy bacon while not eating it? Absolutely. In fact, continue reading as I share with you 5 amazing vegetarian substitutes for bacon.

5. Lightlife Smoky Tempeh Strips. The reality is that not all amazing things are actually the real thing and this fantastic Lightlife addition is proof. Not only are the Smoky Tempeh Strips delicious, they are GMO free too.

4. May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Bacon. May Wah offers quite a few delicious vegetarian alternatives, however; when it comes to creating faux bacon they know exactly what they are doing. This bacon alternative is also non GMO.

3. Yves Meatless Canadian Bacon. Out of the many vegetarian substitutes for bacon I have tried, I definitely think that this one is a winner. This is "Facon" at it's finest. This amazing Yves addition is free of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

2. Lightlife Smart Bacon. You just can't get any better than this wonderful Lightlife addition. Not only is Smart Bacon the perfect alternative to real bacon, it's better tasting too. This healthy yet delectable bacon substitute is also GMO-free.

1. Turtle Island Foods Smoky Maple Bacon Tempeh. Brought to you by the creators of Tofurky, this vegetarian substitute for bacon is the best alternative around. This incredible Turtle Island Foods additon is not only delicious, it's also free of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Vegetarian Recipes: Facon

Bacon is popular pork speciality around the world. As a vegetarian, I find myself discovering new ways to recreate this carnivore classic. And in my quest, I found various ways to make facon involving some of my favorite herbs and vegetables.

As a foodie, I am always in the kitchen. Whether it is trying a new recipe that I found on Yahoo! Shine or simply creating my own. In this case, I decided to create and try a new facon recipe.

For this facon recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

1 Cup of Dried Adzuki Beans (You can also use soy beans and/or mung beans)

1 Cup of Raw Buckwheat Groats

3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil

3 Tablespoons of Grade B Maple Syrup

2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce

2 Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast

2 Tablespoons of Garlic Powder

2 Tablespoons of Onion Powder

2 Tablespoons of Paprika

2 Tablespoons of Black Pepper

2 Tablespoons of Kosher Salt

2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon of Tomato Paste

1 Tablespoon of Dry Mustard

1 Tablespoon of Molasses

1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider

First and foremost, it is key to soak the Adzuki beans with the Buckwheat groats in the same bowl. You don't need to season water, as fresh water works perfectly. The key is soaking them until they become relatively soft, but not mushy. Soak for 3-4 hours.

Once the beans and the groats have soaked, you want to drain them. It is key to make sure they are fully drained because the water will create a lot of mush (which is what you want to avoid).

As you continue, you want to add and combine all of your ingredients that are remaining into the same bowl with the Adzuki beans and Buckwheat groats. Blend until it forms a paste-like consistency. The texture should not be slimy nor should it be mushy.

Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.

In order to create amazing Facon, it is key to use a flat pan. If you don't have one, use a baking sheet or a pan that has somewhat of a flatter service. You will also need baking paper and before you apply your mixture, you are going to want to add a little more oil. For this particular recipe, I love using coconut oil.

Now you are going to want to start spreading the entire mixture out onto the flat pan. You want to spread it out thin. After you are done spreading this all out, you want to bake for 15 minutes. It is important to check sporadically. You want the top to be dry and/or brown, but not burnt.

Are you having fun yet? Once 15 minutes have lapsed, you want to cool for about 15-20 minutes. As you continue, it is important to remove the pan from the baking paper and lay on a flat surface. When I created my facon, I chopped it into 20 pieces, however; some people like to cut more and sometimes even less.

Congratulations! Your facon is done. And although it is done, it will still be a little soft. This is normal. You will want to take your pieces and put them in an airtight container and put them in the fridge or freezer. I like to take half of the facon and store it in the freezer, with the other half remaining in the fridge.

Friday, January 30, 2015

5 Veggie Burger Substitutes You Need To Check Out

Veggie burgers are basically meatless burgers that do not contain any meat, as well as, eggs or dairy. A majority of the time, they are executed with vegetables. As a vegetarian of many years, I have to tell you, I am always trying new vegetarian alternatives that echo the classic hamburger. So, what are the best veggie burger substitutes?

1. Lightlife Backyard Grill'n Burgers. When it comes to veggie burgers, the key is not only the ingredients, but the flavor itself. Not only is this veggie burger the closest alternative to the real thing, it is free of genetically modified organisms (or GMOs) too.

2. Amy's All American Veggie Burger. This meat-free delectable proves that it is not only healthy, but incredibly delicious too. If you are searching for an organic option that is both non-GMO and vegan, this one is perfect for you.

3. Gardein The Ultimate Beefless Burger. Some of the best meat alternatives are those that taste great, but resemble the classic. Not only is this burger super healthy, but it tastes absolutely delicious. This veggie burger is also GMO-free and vegan.

4. Organic Sunshine Burgers Quarter Pounder Original. Are the best things in life really free or are they natural? Using only whole-food ingredients, this healthy vegetarian option proves why it is one of the best meatless options around. Did I mention that it is non-GMO?

5. Follow Your Heart Burger. If something is created to embody or resemble the real thing, then it should also taste like it too. This meat-free specialty is not only deliciously healthy, it is free of genetically modified organisms (or GMOs) and is vegan.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

5 Grilling Tips You Need To Know When Cooking Vegetarian Alternatives

As a vegetarian, I have discovered that it can be quite complicated to embrace my inner grill master. In fact, I have had to mess up several times in order to grill effectively. With a wide-range, variety of vegetarian substitutes; grilling should never be as confusing as solving physics conjecture, for anyone wanting a veggie burger or a veggie dog. So, what are 5 grilling tips you should know if you are grilling a vegetarian alternative?

1. Use Coconut Oil. As one of the healthiest oils in the world today, this works as an amazing base for your vegetarian substitute. Whether you want to enjoy a classic veggie burger or even a kabob with veggie sausage, coconut oil will prevent your food from burning.

2. Use Cedar Planks. I discovered that when you a rich wood to grill a vegetarian substitute, the flavor is more flavorful and robust, then if you would use charcoal. Flavors will not meld properly if they are cooked incorrectly.

3. Use Variety. When it comes to grilling any kind of meat or chicken alternative, you will want to use a variety of mixed vegetables into the mix. With everything from onions and bell peppers to squash and mushrooms and much more, the options are endless.

4. Use Grill Baskets. Every vegetable on the planet is different and therefore; needs to be prepared differently. In order to grill effectively, I highly suggest using these the next time you grill any veggies.

5. Use Salt. Sure, it is important to season your food with your favorite spices, however; without salt you are left with nothing more than tasteless food. When you grill your vegetarian substitutes, along with your vegetables they lose flavor naturally, so in order to bring that flavor back to life it is key to use salt.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Quorn Chik'n Cutlets with Cranberry & Goat Cheese


Well, it is official, Fall is here and this Thursday, Thanksgiving will magically appear. If you are uncertain what to serve to the vegetarian guests this year, you may want to consider Quorn's Chik'n Cutlets with Cranberry & Goat Cheese. 


I am not a fan of goat cheese all that much. In fact, if I had to choose my least favorite cheese, goat cheese would definitely be at the top. I have to admit though that I do enjoy it when paired with sweeter elements such vanilla, figs, apricots, pineapple, and cranberries. Yes, cranberries. In fact, when I first tried this amazing Quorn addition, I guess you could say that I found myself grabbing quite a few after I discovered how incredibly flavorful it actually was.


The flavors in this entree simply work. You can cook this in the oven and/or microwave. Personally, I love the oven for this fantastic entree simply because the food is crunchier and still has that robust, acquired flavor which is great. If you are searching for a good vegetarian meal to enjoy or to serve this holiday season, you simply cannot go wrong with this one. 

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: How To Prepare A Quorn Turk'y Roast


As a lacto ovo vegetarian, I have discovered that eating a Thanksgiving meal is very much possible. Although there are many traditional dishes you can enjoy, there is more than just "sides" to a great meal. In fact, one of my favorite things to enjoy on the best time for giving thanks is definitely "Quorn's Meatless & Soy-Free Turk'y Roast" with "Tofurky's Savory Giblet Gravy".

First and foremost, you want to begin thawing your Turky's Roast. Even if it's still frozen, the key is to allowing it to thaw as much as possible. Before placing the roast onto a baking sheet, you want to cover it with aluminum foil. Add a little extra virgin olive oil followed by some salt & pepper.

Not many would think that freezing the actual gravy is a good idea, however; that is what I did when I prepared this particular vegetarian roast. In fact, I froze the gravy and then continued to let it thaw throughout the day until it turned into a paste-like gravy.
You want to pre-heat the oven for 350 degrees. You want to cover the entire turk'y with the giblet gravy. Use as much gravy as you can to cover it. It's a little thick, so be it. Think of it as a project and you have to cover it up with plaster. Once you have accomplished this, you want to stick it into the oven. Cook for 30-40 minutes.
Yay! It's done. Although it is going to be hot, you can cut into it. Just make sure not to serve it until you are ready to eat.

Whether you are a vegetarian or simply choosing the vegetarian route this holiday season, you cannot go wrong with choosing this food idea.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

World Vegetarian Day 2014

Today is World Vegetarian Day 2014. As a vegetarian (Lacto Ovo, occasional vegan) for many years of my life, this is a day that promotes compassion and joy while celebrating the ethical, environmental, health, humanitarian, and practical benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.

I absolutely love being a vegetarian and would recommend it to anyone. I think anyone can do it. If you don't believe me, just ask my amazing man, Joe Valo III, as he has been a Lacto Ovo vegetarian for over a year now.

So, what is a vegetarian? It's simply a lifestyle where one does NOT eat meat, poultry, or fish. In fact, as a vegetarian, does NOT consume any animal flesh at all.

Types of Vegetarians:

Lacto Ovo (or Ovo Lacto) = Does NOT eat meat, poultry, or fish. Does NOT consume any animal flesh. Does eat dairy, eggs, and honey.
Lacto = Does NOT eat meat, poultry, or fish. Does NOT consume animal flesh. Does eat dairy and honey, but does not eat eggs.
Ovo = Does NOT eat meat, poultry, or fish. Does NOT consume animal flesh. Does eat eggs and honey, but does not consume dairy.
Vegan = Does NOT eat meat, poultry, or fish. Does NOT consume animal flesh. Does NOT eat eggs, dairy, or honey.

Other(s):
Fruitarian = Does NOT eat meat, poultry, or fish. Does NOT consume animal flesh. Does NOT eat dairy, eggs, or honey. Only eats fruits, seeds, nuts, etc. that can be garnered without harming the plant.
Raw Vegan = Does NOT eat meat, poultry, or fish. Does NOT consume animal flesh. Does NOT eat dairy, eggs, or honey. Everything is fresh and uncooked.
Sattvic = Does NOT eat meat, poultry, or fish. Does NOT consume animal flesh. May consume dairy, but also excludes eggs and honey. Does NOT eat any vegetables from the allium family such as onions or garlic. Also does not consume bleu cheese, mushrooms, chocolate, nutmeg, or coffee.
Buddhist Vegan = Does NOT eat meat, poultry, or fish. Does NOT consume animal flesh. Does NOT eat eggs, dairy, or honey. Does NOT consume any vegetables from allium family. This includes: onions, garlic, leeks, chives, scallions, etc.
Jain = Does NOT eat meat, poultry, or fish. Does NOT consume animal flesh. Also does not consume eggs or honey, but can consume dairy. Also does not consume root vegetables.
Macrobiotic = Does NOT eat meat, poultry, or fish. Does NOT consume animal flesh. Does NOT eat eggs, dairy, or honey. Only consumes whole grains and beans.

If you are just starting, try the Pesce-vegetarian lifestyle (Pescetarianism), which excludes meat and poultry, but does include fish and seafood. It also includes dairy, eggs, and honey. You can also follow the Pollar-vegetarian lifestyle (Pollartarianism), which excludes meat, but still includes poultry and fish, as well as, seafood. Start as a semi-vegetarian and gradually build into the lifestyle.

Vegetarian Articles:
Vegetarian/Vegan Substitutes (I am currently updating this list, but keep in bookmarked for more additions, as well as, changes.)
Happy Burger Day: Veggie Burgers
Food Talk: Exclusive Interview with Gardein
It's Official, I'm Done Drinking Dairy Milk
Food Talk: 10 Luscious Late Night Bites for Vegetarians

Vegetarian Recipes:
Vegan Lamb (Vamb) 
Khoresht Bodemjoon
Ghormeh Sabzi
Violet Velvet Cake
Sarah's Ultimate Hickory Smoked Deli Sandwich
Sarah's Veganog

Vegetarian Reviews:
Smart Dogs, Veggie Protein Links by Lightlife
Gardein's Home Style Beefless Tips, a great twist to healthy eating

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Coupons: $1.00 off any (1) Silk half gallon (Expires: 10/31/14)


When it comes to saving money, I think there is no one on earth who would object to doing it. In fact, one of the greatest coupons I discovered recently is $1.00 off any (1) Silk half gallon.
 
Silk is embraces the vegan concept and what I love most about them is that they are free of genetically modified ingredients (or GMOs). With everything from Soy Milk to Almond Milk to Coconut Milk to even Coconut/Almond Blend and more, it is not only incredibly healthy, but delicious much more so. In fact, I love using Silk in just about everything including my cooking.
 
I am currently obsessed with Silk's Original Coconut Milk and from what I hear, it's on sale virtually everywhere. Imagine how much money you would save by using this coupon on top of sale.
 
This coupon is available until Wednesday, October 1st, however, it expires on Friday, October 31st 2014 (Halloween). To redeem your coupon of $1.00 savings on any Silk half gallon, simply click here or click the banner below...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Burger Day: Veggie Burgers

 Today is "Happy Burger Day" so I decided to share with you some veggie burgers that I have prepared. As a lacto-ovo vegetarian (occasional vegan), it's only appropriate. I love making them, so I am always getting creative. Until the next time. Enjoy friends!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Food Talk: Exclusive Interview with Gardein

When it comes to enjoying amazing vegetarian food, gardein is definitely one of the best there is. In fact, it is a personal favorite of mine. Recently, I had the chance to speak with the CEO and founder of Gardein, Yves Potvin about the brand. Here is what he had to say...

(Q) Tell me a little more about the gardein brand...
gardein (garden + protein) is a sustainable protein brand that creates deliciously meaty foods made from plants. We offer mouthwatering products that are good for you and good for the planet. Our product line-up includes 23 different products, ranging from beefless tips, golden fishless filets, as well as, awarding winning favorites such as seven grain crispy tenders and crispy chick’n sliders, and a selection of limited edition holiday items (Turk’y Holiday Roast stuffed with Wild Rice and Cranberries with traditional gravy). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered for anyone who wants to incorporate great tasting, plant-based protein into their diet.

(Q) Behind every great product lies a major source of influence. What inspired you to create this plant-protein brand?
I was inspired to create healthier, sustainable versions of foods people love to eat that offer real meat-like taste and texture I’ve always believed that plant protein should be at the center of every plate. It shouldn’t have to feel like a sacrifice to swap meatless options into your diet. We launched gardein in 2009 and have since become the fastest growing brand in the category. My goal is to continue developing new convenient and versatile plant-based proteins to feed the rising demand for healthier meat options. I feel it has never been easier to make the change in your diet for better health and a better environment.

(Q) It is evident that Gardein is made from plants, but is gardein free of genetically modified organisms (or GMOs)?
Yes, the soy protein and wheat in all our products are non-GMO We are currently enrolled with the Non-GMO Project and hope to be 100% non-gmo in the near future.

(Q) I absolutely love the 'Beefless Tips' however; everything I have tried by gardein has been fantastic. What are your current best sellers?
We love hearing that you love gardein! Of course we make delicious beefless items, but we’re so much more. We currently offer 23 products and to date, some of our most popular items are: the gardein golden fishless filet, which is our newest product, but already a fan favorite. It’s a cholesterol free, great-tasting protein that is rich in flavor and texture and provides 32 mg of EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids. The gardein seven grain crispy tenders which provide a good source of protein with 8g per serving, no trans-fat and are ready in only 10 minutes! The gardein mandarin orange crispy chick’n is another favorite and a good source of protein with 17g per serving. It also comes with a sweet and tangy sauce. The gardein crispy chick’n sliders are perfect as a snack or meal, each meat-free slider comes with a bun and delivers 11g of protein and only 190 calories per serving. In addition this Item won Better Homes & Gardens Magazine Best New Product of 2014 as voted by consumers. The gardein ultimate beefless burger is ready in as little as 8 minutes and this beefless burger is made with 65% less fat than a beef burger.

(Q) Talking about the health benefits, what are the benefits of eating Gardein?
Eating meatless, even just one day a week, is the simplest way to improve your overall health. gardein has less fat than traditional proteins and no cholesterol, which can reduce the risk of obesity, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. gardein also provides a good source of protein and fiber.

(Q) How do you flavor your products? I have to ask, the yeast extract that you use in your products, is it MSG or non-MSG?
While we won’t give away the secret to how we create such tasty treats, we can say confidently that there is no MSG in our product and we use non-MSG yeast extract to enhance gardein’s flavor. I was trained as a traditional French chef and understand that flavor is everything. Over the past 30 years, I have dedicated my career specifically to perfecting the taste and texture of plant-based foods.

(Q) Is it true that if you eat one less meat burger, it's like taking your car off the road for 320 miles? And if an entire family of 4 stops eating red meat for a week, it's like taking the car off the road for 3 months? Tell me a little more about these statistical facts...
Yes! gardein is making the world a better place, one meatless meal at a time. Many people don’t know that cutting back on meat just one day of the week, while beneficial to your health, has a drastic impact on the environment. One of the biggest environmental impacts of a meat-eating diet is the depletion of natural resources, specifically the consumption of large amounts of water for livestock production. Today, with more than 17 billion livestock in the world, that’s about triple the number of people, raising these animals requires huge amounts of water! Most of the water is used to irrigate the grains and hay to feed these animals – it can take up to 15 times as much water to raise animals compared to farming plants for food supply. Also, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recently published a report stating that the livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions than transportation.

(Q) What is your stance on animal cruelty?
We believe all animals deserve to be treated in a humane and compassionate manner. We support and applaud the efforts of the multitude of organizations bringing awareness and affecting policy change including PETA, HSUS, Mercy for Animals and Sea Shepherd.

(Q) I think a lot of your fans (like myself) want to know what products you are going to be coming out with next. The question remains, what is next for Gardein?
You’ll have to wait and see! We are always developing new protein innovations, new flavors and new categories to meet consumer’s culinary preferences. I can’t tell you what will be next, but I can tell you they will be tasty!

(Q) For those people considering the vegetarian or vegan eating lifestyle, what advice do you have for them?
Today, eating better for you protein is easier than ever. We suggest incorporating meat options, such as plant-based proteins, like gardein, into your diet slowly. Try eliminating meat once a week for Meatless Monday. Another great way to cut back on meat is to swap out the meat from your favorite meal with a plant-based options. Our website offers great meatless recipes that deliver tasty and filling meals.
For more information about gardein, please visit www.gardein.com today.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Vegetarian Recipes: Khoresht Bodemjoon


Persian food <3
As a Persian woman, I am always finding myself in the kitchen cooking an array of cuisine especially Persian cuisine. There are so many amazing dishes, however; a lot of these dishes call for meat and/or fish.

As a lacto ovo vegetarian, I am always looking for ways to execute various ingredients into the cuisine without ruining the actual dish. Luckily, it is possible to enjoy your favorite Persian dish using various meat alternatives. Today, I am going to demonstrate one of favorite Persian dishes with a vegetarian spin on it.

One of my favorite Persian dishes is definitely Khoresht Bodemjoon, which is an eggplant and lamb stew that melts in your mouth. I said to myself "Although I know how to cook this using the traditional ingredients, is it possible to incorporate this dish into vegetarian cuisine" and guess what? It is very possible. Let's get started!

You are going to need the following ingredients...


2 Classic Eggplants


Vamb (see the recipe here)

1 Tomato

1 Red Onion

2 Garlic Cloves

2 Tablespoons of Tomato Paste

2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice

2 Tablespoons of Soybean Oil

2 Tablespoons of Turmeric

2 Tablespoons of Salt

1 Teaspoon of Nutmeg

1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

1 Teaspoon of Clove

1 Teaspoon of Dark Brown Sugar

1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper

You want to first and foremost, prepare the ingredients because it makes this dish so much easier to cook. You want to begin by dicing the onion. The onion should be chopped generously. Sit them aside. Once you get this out of the way, you can start on your tomatoes. Dice the tomatoes the same way you prepared the onions. Add a little bit of lemon juice and add the tomato paste. You want to smash and chop the garlic cloves before adding them into this dish. Set aside.

As you continue, you want to peel the eggplant. You want to them slice it. The slices should not be chopped or diced in cubes, but cut into semi-thick portions. Prepare a simple marinade of a little bit of oil and some salt in a bowl and add the eggplant to it. The lamb should be chopped into cubes, but they should also be generous sized and not cut small or thin. You can also use balls, as well. Today, I am going to use my very own interpretation of vegetarian lamb (Vamb).

In a cast iron pan (and if you don't own one, any heavy frying pan will work) you want to add the oil, followed by the diced onion, salt, and black pepper. You want to also add the lamb followed by the tomatoes you prepared. Then, as you want to add all of the rest of the ingredients including the garlic gloves, lemon juice, turmeric, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and dark brown sugar. You want to cook on high heat for 10 minutes and then cook on low to medium heat for about an hour.

As we continue making the vegetarian Koreshte Bademjan, you want to start frying the eggplant. Grilling the eggplant is a great idea, so you have that option too. You want to add a little more lemon juice and a little bit of oil, followed by salt and pepper. I also recommend adding a little bit of nutmeg. You want your eggplant to have some flavor, as you don't want it to be over powered by the soybean oil.

Once you have cooked everything, you can start plating your Koreshte Bademjan. You want to place your eggplant on your dish first. Two slices work amazing for every dish. As you continue, you want to take the stew you originally prepared with the lamb, onion, tomato, and additional spice mixture and apply it on top of the eggplant. You are done and have completed the vegetarian Koreshte Bademjan.

Vegetarian Recipes: Ghormeh Sabzi

I love cooking
Ghormeh Sabzi is one of the most popular Persian dishes in all of Persian cuisine. Today I am going to demonstrate how it is possible to turn this very favorable carnivore classic into something even more amazing, executing vegetarian alternatives and balancing various flavors that are truly paradise on the palette. Let's get started!

What you will need...
 3 Cups of Parsley

2 Cups of Spinach

1 Cup of Coriander

1 Cup of Red Onion

3 Cloves of Garlic

1 Cup of Dried Kidney Beans

1/4 Cup of Chives

1 Pack of Gardein's Home-style Beefless Tips

3 Tablespoons of Lime Juice

2 Tablespoons of Turmeric

2 Tablespoons of Soybean Oil

2 Tablespoons of Salt

2 Tablespoons of Black Pepper

1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice

3 Limes

First and foremost, you want to prepare your ingredients. Because the kidney beans will need to soak for a few hours, you will need to prepare those first. In a separate bowl, you want to add about a cup of water followed by the kidney beans, a little bit of oil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
Secondly, as you begin preparing the Ghormeh Sabzi, you want to chop your onions. They should be lightly diced in a cube-like fashion. As you continue, you want to smash and chop your garlic cloves. Create an oil and turmeric mixture with a little bit of salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Add the onions and garlic to the mixture. Set aside.


The meat in this dish definitely brings this amazing Persian dish to life. For this particular dish, I am going to use the entire pack of Gardein's Home-style Beefless Tips. Although you can use any meat alternative, I truly believe that Gardein makes one of the best I have used which is perfect for the Vegetarian Ghormeh Sabzi. You want to create a marinade using just a little bit of soybean oil, a little bit of turmeric, some salt, and some pepper and add the meat free alternative to the mixture. Set aside.

The greens should be chopped generously. You want to also add some oil followed by the limes. The limes should be whole, but you should use a knife and cut small holes into the limes. Add a little bit of salt. Set aside.

Now it is time to cook the Ghormeh Sabzi. Are you ready?

First and foremost, you want to begin cooking by adding the chopped onion and garlic into a large pan or medium sized pot. Because the mixture is already prepared, this will give you the opportunity to sauté them properly. Add a little bit of turmeric if necessary. Cook on low to medium heat.

You want to add the Gardein Beefless Tips as is, however; if you feel that they are too big (and some may actually find them too big) you can cut them in half and add them to the already cooking onions, garlic, and oil. Because you already prepared the marinade, you don't have to add anything. Cook on low to medium heat.

As you continue, you want to take your kidney beans and add them to the already prepared mixture. You want to also add your limes. Cook on medium heat. Then, you want to add your greens. Add the chives followed by the lime juice. Give everything a big stir and cover your large pan or medium sized pot and cook on low to medium heat for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Serve alone in a bowl or on top of chelow or shirazi rice on a plate. You are done and have completed the Vegetarian Ghormeh Sabzi.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Food Talk: 10 Luscious Late-Night Bites For Vegetarians

It's 11 pm and you are craving something good to eat. You are unsure of what you are in the mood for, so you decide to head into the kitchen to raid the fridge. Even though you have so many options, you are hungry and a bit clueless in terms of what you want to enjoy. So, what are the best late-night snacks?

1. Raspberry Kale Smoothie. All you need are raspberries, beets, kale, spirulina, flaxseed, and Silk very vanilla soy milk. That's it! One of my guilty pleasures is wanting to enjoy a late-night snack at night. Although this vegan friendly drink is healthy, it is also extremely delicious too.

2. Strawberry Mango Yogurt Pops. What do you get when you combine mango, Silk soy yogurt, lemon juice, and strawberries? Heaven on a stick. After combining the ingredients, just pour the mixture into molds and freeze for 2 hours. Not only vegan, but GMO-free too.

3. Monte Cristo Spinach Grilled Cheese. With only 3 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook, you can have this amazing grilled cheese done in under 10 minutes. This recipe is not only vegan, but gluten-free too.

4. Gardein Layered Taco Dip. Some of the best late-night treats are those spicy finds you can create in just a few minutes. 5 minutes to prepare - check, 8 minutes to cook - check, and only 1 minute to serve. Whether you are craving Mexican food or simply looking to enjoy a fusion of your favorite spices, this is a great late-night snack everyone can enjoy.

5. Olive and Bacon Tapenade. With only 201 calories and 23 carbs, this delicious late-night bite is perfect for anyone who is looking to enjoy salty snack at night. All it takes is several ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time.

6. Creamy Fig Smoothie. All you need are figs, So Delicious coconut yogurt, So Delicious vanilla coconut milk, water, flaxseed oil, ground cinnamon, and ice. Combine, blend, and serve. If you can't think of a great late-night treat to enjoy, you may want to consider this one.

7. Brie en Croute. Out of the many late-night bites, unfortunately this one takes the most time. However; there is a reason for it. If you are looking to enjoy French fusion at it's finest, this is the late-night snack for you.

8. Italian Sausage Flatbread. Not only is this one of the easiest things to make, but with only 5 minutes in preparation and 5 minutes in cooking, it's modestly quick too. In fact, all you need to do is bake this late-night entree for 3 minutes at 400 degrees F.

9. Tofurky Reuben. What do you get when you combine 5 slices of Tofurky peppered deli slices, 2 slices of cheese, sauerkraut, mayo, ketchup, pickles, lemon juice, on sliced rye bread? This late-night snack. In under 5 minutes, you can assemble this classic sandwich.

10. Blueberry Smoothie. One of the greatest late-night snacks is this healthy gem that I created randomly in the kitchen. All you need are fresh blueberries, flaxseed oil, Silk soy blueberry yogurt, Silk soy milk, stevia, and ice. Combine, blend, and serve.


Sources:

1. http://www.sarahafshar.com/2014/02/smoothie-recipes-raspberry-kale-smoothie.html

2. http://silk.com/recipes/strawberry-mango-yogurt-pops

3. http://us.daiyafoods.com/recipes/monte-cristo-spinach-grilled-cheese

4. http://gardein.com/recipes/gardein-layered-taco-dip/

5. http://www.lightlife.com/Vegetarian-Recipes-Vegan-Recipes/Olive-and-Bacon-Tapenade-1092.html

6. http://sodeliciousdairyfree.com/recipes/smoothies/creamy-fig-smoothie

7. http://www.smartbalance.com/recipes/brie-en-croute

8. http://fieldroast.com/recipe/italian-sausage-flatbread/

9. http://www.tofurky.com/recipes/recipe_details.asp?RecipeDataID=5

10. http://www.sarahafshar.com/2014/01/smoothie-recipes-silk-blueberry-smoothie.html

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Vegetarian Recipes: Vegan Lamb (Vamb)

Vegan Lamb (Vamb)
Vegetarianism is simply the philosophy and lifestyle where one refrains from eating meat, poultry, and fish. Sometimes vegetarians will include dairy, eggs, and honey (lacto-ovo). Some vegetarians may exclude eggs, but include dairy and honey (lacto) or exclude dairy, but include eggs and honey (ovo). Then, of course you have those that refrain from consuming not only meat, poultry, and fish; but eggs, dairy, and honey (vegan).

Recently, in the kitchen I found myself experimenting with an array of ingredients, as well as, herbs and spices. In my quest to make something "unique" that not only tasted great, but was different than my usual creations. And in my quest of doing this, I discovered how mimic the flavor of lamb using quite a few ingredients, which include:

2 oz. Lightlife's Gimme Lean Beef (or one pack)

2 cups of Almond Milk (unsweetened)

1 cup of Green Onions
8 tbsp. (or 1/2 cup) of Lemon Juice (Natural)

5 tbsp. (or 1/3 cup) of Olive Oil (Extra Virgin, i.e.)

4 tbsp. (or 1/4 cup) of Black Pepper

4 tbsp. (or 1/4 cup) of Kosher Salt

4 tbsp. (or 1/4 cup) of Cardamom

3 tbsp. (or 1/8 cup) of Nutmeg

3 tbsp. (or 1/8 cup) of Cinnamon

1 tbsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tbsp. of Mint

1 tbsp. of Ginger

2 tsp. of Golpar

2 tsp. of Clove

1 tsp. of Dill

1 tsp. of Turmeric

1 tsp. of Sumac
Although it is easy to make your own protein base, I chose to use Lightlife's Gimme Lean Beef because it is not only vegan, but GMO-free, as well. It is also naturally cholesterol-free and possesses an unique flavor that isn't robust or overpowering with spice. If you are allergic to soy or are following a gluten-free diet, I recommend making your own protein base using almonds, coconut, or peas substitutions. Also, keep in mind that every ingredient used in this recipe can be substituted in case you suffer from any allergy.

First and foremost, you want to prepare your vegetarian protein source. In this recipe, I am using Lightlife's Gimme Lean Beef. Whether you want to make burgers or balls is entirely up to you, however; you want to make sure that you have all of the right flavor fusions or your "vamb" will not turn out.

In a small pan, you want to add your almond milk. If you suffer from any nut allergies, I recommend soy, coconut, rice, or hemp milk. You want to add both cups followed by your lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Then, as you continue, I want you to add your cardamom, oil, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vinegar. Do not add the green onions. It is key to cook this on medium heat.

Add the burgers and/or balls. In this recipe, I am going to make simple vamb meatballs, simply because they are fun to execute in terms of simplicity. Add the rest of your ingredients and remove from heat. As it cools, you want to cover up the pan and place it into the refrigerator overnight.

After the vegetarian meat has soaked in those spices, you want to create add them to a new pan. When you look at the vamb, do you notice that it is dark in color and rich in texture? If so, you are ready to go. If not, you should repeat the above in moderation. Now when it comes to cooking the vamb, whether you want to season the pan is entirely up to you, however; I really enjoy using vegan butter such as Earth Balance or olive oil to fry the vamb on the stove top. I highly recommend cooking on medium-to-high heat for the first few minutes before removing the high heat and cooking solely on medium.

As you continue, you want to add your green onions or any other vegetable you choose. I chose green onions because they are subtle in flavor and balance this dish out. When you are frying your vamb, it is key that the edges look relatively dark, but not burnt nor black. If you are making balls, do not hesitate to cut into one as you are cooking and taste it, just to see if the flavors used were executed.

Congratulations you have just made vegan lamb aka vamb!

Source: www.sarahafshar.com

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Vegetarian/Vegan Substitutes...

Whether you are currently a vegetarian (like myself) or a vegan looking for something new to enjoy or you are considering the vegetarian or vegan eating lifestyle, I have decided to include a list of a variety of vegetarian and vegan subsitutes and/or meat-free alternatives.

* = non-GMO/GMO-Free
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BACON
Morning Star Farms Bacon Strips
Yves Meatless Canadian Bacon *
Lightlife Smart Bacon *
Lightlife Smoky Tempeh Strips *
Worthington Foods Stripples 
VegeCyber Vegan Bacon Slices *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Bacon *
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BEEF
Vegetarian Plus Vegan Black Pepper Steaks *
Lightlife's Smart BBQ *
Gardein's Homestyle Beefless Tips *
Amy's Veggie Steak & Gravy *
Gardein's BBQ Skewers *
Gardein's BBQ Pulled Shreds *
Worthington Foods Stakelets
Worthington Foods Prime Stakes
Worthington Foods Vegetable Steaks
Field Roast Celebration Roast *
Field Roast Classic Meatloaf *
Viana Veggie Doner Kebabs *
Loma Linda Swiss Steak with Gravy *
Vegetalis Vegan Soya Steaks *
Cedar Lake Beef Strips *
Pure Vegetarian Vegan Teriyaki Beef Chunks *
Veggie Brothers Grilled Vegan Mahi Mahi Steak *
Veggie Brothers Grilled Flank Steak Au Jus *
Dixie Diner Meat "Not" Loaf *
VegeCyber Vegan Steak *
Trader Joe's Beefless Strips *
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BURGER
Morning Star Farms Burger Crumbles (Meal Starters)
Morning Star Farms Grillers Prime Burger
Morning Star Farms Grillers Original Burger
Morning Star Farms Mushroom Lovers Burger
Morning Star Farms Tomato & Basil Pizza Burger
Morning Star Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burger
Morning Star Farms Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger
Morning Star Farms Vegan Veggie Burger
Morning Star Farms Asian Veggie Patties
Morning Star Farms Garden Veggie Patties
Morning Star Farms Grillers 1/4th Pounder
BOCA Ground Crumbles
BOCA Ground Crumbles made with natural ingredients
BOCA Original Vegan Burger
BOCA Grilled Vegetable Burger
BOCA Cheeseburger
BOCA All American Flame Grilled Veggie Burger
BOCA Savory Mushroom Mozarella Burger
BOCA Bruschetta Tomato Basil Parmesan Burger
BOCA Vegan Burger made with Non Gmo Soy
BOCA All American Classic made with Non Gmo Soy
Gardenburger Portabella Mushroom Burger
Gardenburger Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Burger
Gardenburger Veggie Medley Burger
Gardenburger Blackbean Chipotle Veggie Burger
Gardenburger The Original Burger
Quorn Beef Style Grounds *
Quorn Classic Burger *
Quorn Vegan Burger *
Quorn Cheeseburgers *
Lightlife Smart Ground *
Yves Meatless Beef Strips *
Yves Ground Round Original *
Yves Meatless Beef Burger *
Gardein Ultimate Beefless Burger *
Gardein Beefless Sliders *
Veggie Patch Meatless Meatballs *
Veggie Patch Ultimate Meatless Burger *
Veggie Patch Chick'n Nuggets *
Sol Cusine Original Burger *
Sol Cusine Almond Grain Burger *
Sol Cuisine Mushroom Rice Burger *
Sol Cuisine Spicy Black Bean Burger *
Sol Cuisine Veggie Crumbles *
Amy's Quarter Pound Veggie Burger *
Loma Linda Redi-Burger *
Loma Linda Vege Burger *
Dr. Praeger's Bombay Veggie Burgers *
Dr. Praeger's California Veggie Burgers *
Dr. Praeger's Italian Veggie Burgers *
Dr. Praeger's Tex Mex Veggie Burgers *
Five Star Foodies Artichoke Burgers *
Five Star Foodies Gourmet Grillers Meatless Burgers *
Pure Vegetarian Vegan Sirloin Burgers *
Moophrey Vegan Burger *
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CHEESE
Toffuti Mozzarella Cheese Slices *
Toffuti American Cheese Slices *
Toffuti Better Than Cream Cheese (assorted flavors) *
Toffuti Better Than Ricotta Cheese *
Daiya Cheese Shreds (in cheddar, mozzarella, and in pepper jack) *
Sheese Vegan Cheese (assorted cheeses) *
Chicago Soy Dairy Teese Vegan Cheese (assorted cheeses) *
Dr. Cow Aged Cashew Cheese (assorted cheeses) *
Dr. Cow Tree Nut Cheese (assorted cheeses) *
Vegcuisine Soy Feta Cheese *
Vegcuisine Soy Bleu Cheese *
Galaxy Foods Vegan Cream Cheese *
Galaxy Foods Vegan Mexican Style Cheese Shreds *
Nacho's Mom Vegan Queso (assorted cheeses) *
Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet Cheese *
Food For Lovers Vegan Queso *
PARMAZANO Imitation Parmesan *
Nacheez Dairy-Free Nacho Cheese *
Wayfare Foods We Can't Say It's Cheese Spreads and Dips (assorted flavors) *
Heidi Ho Organics Vegan Feta Cheese *
Galaxy Nutritional Foods Vegan Rice Cheese Slices (in cheddar and in American) *
PARMA! Vegan Parmesan Alternative *
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CHICKEN
Quorn Naked Chick'n Cutlets *
Quorn Chicken Tenders *
Quorn Chicken Nuggets *
Quorn Southwestern Chick'n & Wings *
Quorn Chik'n Patties *
Quorn Cranberry & Goat Cheese Chicken Cutlets *
Quorn Gruyere Chik'n Cutlets *
Gardein Chick'n Scallopini *
Gardein Tuscan Breasts with Tomato and Basil *
Gardein Chicken Marsala *
Gardein Herb Dijon Breasts *
Gardein Zesty Marinara Crispy Chick'n Filets *
Gardein Santa Fe Good Stuff *
Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders *
Gardein Classic Style Buffalo Wings *
Gardein Sweet & Tangy Barbecue Wings *
Gardein Mandarin Orange Crispy Chicken *
Gardein Chipotle Lime Crispy Fingers *
Morning Star Farms Chik'n Strips (Meal Starters)
Morning Star Farms Chik'n Strips made with natural ingredients (Meal Starters)
Morning Star Farms Buffalo Wings
Morning Star Farms Chicken Nuggets
Morning Star Farms Chik'n Tenders
Morning Star Farms Original Chik Patties
Morning Star Farms Italian Herb Chicken Patties
BOCA Original Chik'n Patties
BOCA Spicy Chik'n Patties
BOCA Original Chicken Nuggets
BOCA Spicy Chik'n Patties made with Non Gmo Soy
Yves Chicken Skewers *
Yves Veggie Breast in Curry Flavor Vindaloo Sauce *
Yves Meatless Chicken Burger *
Yves Meatless Chicken Strips *
Lightlife Smart Cutlets in Classic Marinara *
Lightlife Smart Cutlets in Spicy Sweet & Sour *
Lightlife Smart Cutlets in Original *
Lightlife Smart Chick'n Style Strips *
Veggie Patch Meatless Buffalo Wings *
Veggie Patch Chick'n Nuggets *
Veggie Patch Chick'n Cutlets *
Vegetarian Plus Chicken Drumsticks *
Vegetarian Plus Orange Chicken *
Vegetarian Plus Ginger Chicken *
Vegetarian Plus Kung Pao Chicken *
Vegetarian Plus Chicken Tikka Masala *
Worthington Foods Chicketts
Worthington Foods FriChik
Worthington Foods Diced Chik
Worthington Foods Multi Grain Cutlets
Health Is Wealth Chicken Free Patties *
Chuckphrey Chick-A-Roos *
Loma Linda Fried Chik'n w/ Gravy *
Viana Veggie Chickin Fillets *
Viana Veggie Chickin Nuggets *
Pure Vegetarian Chicken Patties *
Match Meats Ground Chicken *
Match Meats Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breast *
VegeCyber Spiced Chickenleg *
VegeCyber Three-Cup Chicken *
VegeCyber Sesame Oil Chicken *
VegeCyber Chicken Patty *
VegeCyber Chicken Breast *
VegeCyber Chicken Nuggets *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Vegan Lemon Chicken *
Trader Joe's Soy Nuggets *
Trader Joe's Breaded Chickenless Nuggets *
Trader Joe's Chicken-less Pulled Chicken *
Trader Joe's Chicken-less Stuffed Cutlet *
Trader Joe's Chicken-less Strips *
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CREAM
MimicCreme Cream Substitute (in sweetened and in unsweetened) *
MimicCreme Healthy Top Whipping Cream *
SoyaToo Soy Whip Topping *
SoyaToo Soy Extra Creamy Whip Topping *
SoyaToo Rice Whip Rice Spray Cream *
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DUCK
Companion Peking Roast Duck *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Duck Meat *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Vegan Teriyaki Duck *
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GOOSE
VegeCyber Vegan Goose *
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HAM
Pure Vegetarian Vegan Baked Ham *
VegeCyber Frozen Gourmet Ham *
VegeCyber Vegan Loaf Square Ham *
VegeCyber Sunshine Log *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Vegan Smoked Ham *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Vegan Stewed Ham *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Vegan SWS Ham *
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HOTDOGS
Morning Star Farms Veggie Corn Dogs
Tofurky Large Franks *
Tofurky Small Franks *
Yves Hot Dogs *
Yves Good Dog *
Yves Tofu Dogs *
Yves Jumbo Hot Dogs *
Yves Veggie Corn Dogs *
Lightlife's Smart Dogs *
Lightlife's Tofu Pups *
Lightlife's Tofu Pups on a Stick *
Veggie Patch Veggie Dogs *
Veggie Patch Meatless Mini Corn Dogs *
Worthington Foods Veja-Links
Worthington Foods Super-Links
Heritage Health Vegan Corn Dogs *
Loma Linda Big Franks *
Loma Linda Linketts *
Trader Joe's Corn Dogs *
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ICE CREAM
So Delicious Almond Milk Ice Cream (flavors vary) *
So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream (flavors vary) *
So Delicious Soy Milk Ice Cream (flavors vary) *
So Delicious Almond Milk Ice Cream Sandwiches *
So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream Sandwiches *
So Delicious Soy Milk Ice Cream Sandwiches *
Soy Dream Dessert (assorted flavors) *
Soy Dream Vanilla Lil Dreamers *
Almond Dream Dessert (assorted flavors) *
Almond Dream Vanilla Dessert Bars *
Almond Dream Dessert Bites (in Vanilla and in Chocolate) *
Almond Dream Vanilla Lil Dreamers *
Rice Dream Dessert (assorted flavors) *
Rice Dream Vanilla Bars w/ Chocolate Coating *
Rice Dream Bites *
Rice Dream Vanilla Nutty Bars *
Rice Dream Frozen Pies (in mint pie, vanilla pie, chocolate pie, and in mocha pie) *
Toffuti Premium Pints (assorted flavors) *
Toffuti Cuties (assorted flavors) *
Toffuti Marry Me Dessert Bars *
Toffuti Totally Fudge Bars *
Toffuti Chocolate Fudge Treats *
Toffuti Mint by Mintz *
Toffuti Coffee Break Treats *
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JERKY
Tofurky Peppered Jerky *
Tofurky Original Jerky *
Stonewall Original Mild Jerky *
Stonewall Original Wild Jerky *
Stonewall Spicy Chicken Jerky *
Stonewall Peppy-Pepperoni Jerky *
Stonewall Teriyaki Beef Jerky *
Stonewall Hot Pastrami Jerky *
Stonewall BBQ Beef Jerky *
Primal Strips Hickory Smoked *
Primal Strips Hot & Spicy *
Primal Strips Thai Peanut *
Primal Strips Texas BBQ *
Primal Strips Mesquite Lime *
Tasty Eats Soy Jerky (discontinued) *
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LAMB
Vegetarian Plus Lamb Vindaloo *
Viana Veggie Gyros *
VegeCyber Lamb Chunks *
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LUNCH MEAT
Torfurky Deli Hickory Smoked Slices *
Torfurky Deli Oven Roasted Slices *
Tofurky Deli Peppered Slices *
Tofurky Deli Roast Beef Slices *
Tofurky Deli Bologna Slices *
Yves Meatless Deli Turkey *
Yves Meatless Smoked Chicken *
Yves Roast without Beef *
Yves Meatless Ham *
Yves Meatless Salami *
Yves Meatless Bologna *
Lightlife Deli Roast Turkey *
Lightlife Deli Baked Ham *
Lightlife Deli Smart Bologna *
Worthington Foods Corned Beef Slices
Worthington Foods Ham Slices
Worthington Foods Turkey Slices
Worthington Foods Chicken Slices
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MAYO
Follow Your Heart Original Vegenaise *
Follow Your Heart Grapeseed Oil Vegenaise *
Follow Your Heart Organic Vegenaise *
Follow Your Heart Soy-Free Vegenaise *
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MEATBALLS
Quorn Meatless Meatballs *
Yves Meatless Veggie Meatballs *
Nate's Zesty Italian Meatless Meatballs *
Nate's Savory Mushroom Meatless Meatballs *
Morning Star Farms Veggie Meatballs
Veggie Patch Meatless Meatballs *
No Names Meatless Meatballs *
Loma Linda Tender Rounds with Gravy *
Trader Joe's Meatless Meatballs *
Dr. Praeger's California Veggieballs *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Mushroom Seaweed Balls *
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MILK
Silk Organic Vanilla Soy Milk *
Silk Organic Plain Soy Milk *
Silk Organic Unsweetened Soy Milk *
Silk All Natural Soy Milk in Vanilla *
Silk All Natural Soy Milk in Very Vanilla *
Silk All Natural Soy Milk in Plain *
Silk All Natural Soy Milk in Chocolate *
Silk All Natural Soy Milk in DHA Omega-3 *
Silk Light Soy Milk in Vanilla *
Silk Light Soy Milk in Chocolate *
Silk Light Soy Milk in Plain *
Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk *
Silk Vanilla Almond Milk *
Silk Original Almond Milk *
Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk *
Silk Pure Coconut in Vanilla *
Silk Pure Coconut in Original *
Silk Pure Coconut in Unsweetened *
Silk Coconut/Almond Blend in Vanilla *
Silk Coconut/Almond Blend in Original *
Silk Coconut/Almond Blend in Unsweetened *
Silk Original Cashew Milk *
Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk *
Silk Fruit & Protein in Mango Peach *
Silk Fruit & Protein in Strawberry Banana *
Silk Fruit & Protein in Mixed Berry *
So Delicious Original Coconut Milk *
So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk *
So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk *
So Delicious Chocolate Coconut Milk *
So Delicious Original Almond Plus *
So Delicious Vanilla Almond Plus *
So Delicious Unsweetened Almond Plus *
So Delicious Original Cashew Milk *
So Delicious Vanilla Cashew Milk *
So Delicious Unsweetened Cashew Milk *
8th Continent Soy Milk in Original *
8th Continent Soy Milk in Vanilla *
8th Continent Soy Milk in Complete Vanilla *
8th Continent Soy Milk in Light Original *
8th Continent Soy Milk in Light Vanilla *
8th Continent Soy Milk in Light Chocolate *
8th Continent Soy Milk in Fat Free Original *
8th Continent Soy Milk in Fat Free Vanilla *
Soy Dream Enriched Vanilla Soy Milk (refridgerated) *
Soy Dream Enriched Original Soy Milk (refridgerated) *
Soy Dream Classic Original Soy Milk (refridgerated) *
Soy Dream Classic Vanilla Soy Milk *
Soy Dream Enriched Original Soy Milk *
Soy Dream Enriched Vanilla Soy Milk *
Almond Dream Vanilla Almond Milk *
Almond Dream Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk *
Almond Dream Unsweetened Almond Milk *
Almond Dream Original Almond Milk *
Coconut Dream Vanilla Coconut Milk *
Coconut Dream Original Coconut Milk *
Coconut Dream Unsweetened Coconut Milk *
Rice Dream Enriched Original Rice Milk (refridgerated) *
Rice Dream Enriched Vanilla Rice Milk (refridgerated) *
Rice Dream Vanilla Rice Milk *
Rice Dream Original Rice Milk *
Rice Dream Supreme Chocolate Chai Rice Milk *
Rice Dream Supreme Vanilla Hazelnut Rice Milk *
Rice Dream Carob Rice Milk *
Rice Dream Enriched Chocolate Rice Milk *
Rice Dream Enriched Original Rice Milk *
Rice Dream Enriched Vanilla Rice Milk *
Rice Dream Heartwise Vanilla Rice Milk *
Rice Dream Heartwise Original Rice Milk *
Rice Dream Horchata Rice Milk *
Rice Dream Unsweetened Organic Original Enriched Rice Milk *
Hemp Dream Original *
Hemp Dream Vanilla *
Organic Edensoy Carob Soy Milk *
Organic Edensoy Chocolate Soy Milk *
Organic Edensoy Original Soy Milk *
Organic Edensoy Extra Original Soy Milk *
Organic Edensoy Unsweetened Soy Milk *
Organic Edensoy Vanilla Soy Milk *
Organic Edensoy Extra Vanilla Soy Milk *
Lactasoy Original Soy Milk *
Lactasoy Natural High Calcium Soy Milk *
Lactasoy Chocolate Flavored Soy Milk *
Lactasoy Plus Green Tea Soy Milk *
Lactasoy Light Plus Collagen Soy Milk *
Lactasoy Plus Black Sesame Soy Milk *
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PEPPERONI
Yves Meatless Pepperoni *
Tofurky Pepperoni Slices *
Lightlife Smart Deli Pepperoni *
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PORK CHOPS
Worthington Foods Choplets
Match Meats Ground Pork *
Cedar Lake Chops *
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RIBS
Morning Star Farms Hickory BBQ Riblets
Vegetarian Plus Citrus Sparerib Cutlets *
Sol Cuisine Organic Tofu Ribs *
Gardenburger Riblets
VegeCyber Lotus Root Ribs *
VegeCyber BBQ Ribs *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Vegan BBQ Ribs *
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SAUSAGE
Tofurky Italian Sausage *
Tofurky Kielbasa *
Tofurky Beer Brats *
Tofurky Bratwurst *
Tofurky Breakfast Links *
Morning Star Farms Maple Flavored Sausage Patties
Morning Star Farms Breakfast Patties made with Organic Soy
Morning Star Farms Hot & Spicy Sausage Patties
Morning Star Farms Sausage Patties
Morning Star Farms Sausage Links
BOCA Soy Protein Sausage Links
Match Meat Italian Sausage *
Lightlife Gimme Lean Sausage Crumbles *
Lightlife Smart Links *
Lightlife Smart Sausage in Italian Style *
Lightlife Smart Sausage in Smoked Style *
Lightlife Smart Sausage in Chorizo Style *
Field Roast Grain Meat Sausages with Smoked Apple and Sage *
Field Roast Grain Meat Sausages with Mexican Chipotle *
Field Roast Frankfurters *
Field Roast Artisan Vegan Sausage *
Field Roast Italian Sausage *
Yves Meatless Breakfast *
Yves Veggie Chorizo *
Yves Veggie Brat Classic *
Yves Veggie Brat Zesty Italian *
Worthington Foods Saucettes
Loma Linda Little Links *
Match Meats Ground Italian Sausage *
Sol Cuisine Veggie Breakfast Patties *
Viana Organic Veggie Cevapcici *
Wheaty Spacebar Vegan Sausage Snacks *
Vantastic Foods Vegan Salami Sticks *
VegeCyber Coal Roasted Sausage *
Trader Joe's Italian Sausageless Sausage *
Trader Joe's Soy Chorizo *
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SEAFOOD
Yves Veggie Shrimp *
Yves Tuna Steak *
Vegetarian Plus Shrimp *
Vegetarian Plus Tuna Rolls *
Vegetarian Plus Fish Filets *
Heritage Health VegeFish Fillet *
Worthington Foods Vegetable Scallops
Match Meats Ground Crab *
Meat Meats New England Style Crab Cakes *
Sophie's Kitchen Breaded Vegan Shrimp *
Sophie's Kitchen Breaded Vegan Scallops *
Sophie's Kitchen Breaded Vegan Calamari *
Sophie's Kitchen Breaded Fish Fillets *
Sophie's Kitchen Vegan Prawns *
Sophie's Kitchen Vegan Shrimp *
VegeCyber Crab Meat Balls *
VegeCyber Lobster Sticks *
VegeCyber Salmon *
VegeCyber Shredded Crab Meat *
VegeCyber Shrimp Balls *
VegeCyber Fish Ham *
VegeCyber Tuna *
VegeCyber Fu Shu Balls *
Vibrant Life Vege-Scallops *
ecoVegan Ocean's Delight Vegan Fish Patties *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Tuna *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Seafarers Fillet *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Codfish Ball *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Shrimp Ball *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Prawns *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Fish Nuggets *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Abalone *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Lobster *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Salmon *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Fish Ham *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Golden Fish Fillet *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Salty Salmon (sliced) *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Crab Steak *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Vegan Fish *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Vegan Grilled Eel *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Vegan Shrimp Roll *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Vegan Fuzhou Fishball *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Vegan Fish Tempura *
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Vegan Dried Squid Strips *
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SEASONAL
Silk Holiday Nog *
Tofurky Feast *
Tofurky Roast & Gravy *
Tofurky Roast *
Tofurky Savory Gravy *
So Delicious NOG Coconut Milk *
So Delicious Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk *
So Delicious Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk *
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SOUR CREAM
Toffuti Sour Supreme (in plain, guacamole, and in non-hydrogenated) *
Wayfare Foods We Can't Say It's Sour Cream *
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TEMPEH
Turtle Island Foods Smoky Maple Bacon Tempeh Strips *
Tofurky Coconut Curry Tempeh Strips *
Tofurky Sesame Garlic Tempeh Strips *
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TURKEY
Quorn Turk'y Roast *
Quorn Turk'y Burger *
Tofurky Vegetarian Roast *
Vegetarian Plus Vegan Whole Turkey *
Gardein Turk'y Cutlet *
Morning Star Farms Grillers Turk'y Burgers
Yves Meatless Ground Turkey *
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YOGURT
Silk Fruit & Creamy (flavors vary) *
So Delicious Almond Milk Yogurt (flavors vary) *
So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt (flavors vary) *
So Delicious Greek Coconut Milk Yogurt (flavors vary) *
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I am going to update this list daily. If you know of something that is not on this list, please let me know so I can update it.