I like everything about tofu pasta. A great invention. I made a stir-fry the other night, then added these at the end. They only take a few minutes to prepare. Very easy. They don’t taste and texture like grain pasta, but who cares when both taste and texture please the palate. CHECK OUT VEGGIE SAUSAGEContinue reading “TOFU SHIRATAKI MACARONI”
Author Archives: Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, artist, writer/author, animal-free chef, activist
MANN’S STRINGLESS SUGAR SNAP PEAS
One thing I don’t like about sugar snap peas are the strings, especially when they’re frozen. When fresh, I can remove the strings, though it’s time-consuming and a nuisance. I like the fact that these don’t have strings. And they’re so tender and sweet, requiring very little cooking.
SO DELICIOUS HAZELNUT COCONUT MILK CREAMER
When they say ‘so delicious’ they mean it. I can drink this right out of the carton like a milk shake.
SUGAR IN THE RAW
This has to be the biggest vegan label I’ve ever seen on any product. Steve buys it to put in his morning coffee. He just likes the packets, rather than fussing with the sugar bowl and spoon, and it’s premeasured.
FAMILY GOURMET BAKING SODA
Although I usually buy Arm & Hammer brand baking soda, they’re not the only brand on grocery shelves. Why not spread the wealth around, especially if it’s cheaper?
SKIPPY PEANUT BUTTER
When I was a kid, my mother always bought Skippy brand. Skippy was the ‘IT’ peanut butter back then. She also read Prevention Magazine and consumerism reports, which made her switch to Jif – for whatever reason. I hadn’t had Skippy peanut butter in decades till a few days ago, and it tasted more likeContinue reading “SKIPPY PEANUT BUTTER”
CREAM CORN STARCH
Corn starch is corn starch to me. I just like to try different brands. This is as good as any other. Of course, I’m a sucker for the words ‘cream or creamy’ in anything!
GOYA GREEN PIGEON PEAS
If you want to add a meaty texture to your soups, chili or rice dishes, this is the pea (more like a bean) for you. It even has a hint of a meaty flavor.
ALMOND DREAM NON-DAIRY YOGURT – LOW FAT
If I were cutting back on my fat consumption, yogurt wouldn’t even come to mind. Yet, I can never eat just one of these containers at a time, so maybe the low fat isn’t a bad idea. Basically, I like all the animal-free yogurts I try. Each is a little different in flavor, texture andContinue reading “ALMOND DREAM NON-DAIRY YOGURT – LOW FAT”
STONYFIELD O’SOY SOY YOGURT
A couple of years ago Steve brought this yogurt home. I read the label and it had milk on it. I was disappointed because a lot of vegan Facebook friends recommended it. I even took a picture of it and posted it on Facebook. Well, Steve brought it home again a few days ago. IContinue reading “STONYFIELD O’SOY SOY YOGURT”
FAR EAST HOT-CHINESE MUSTARD
I fully expected this mustard to taste and texture like the hot mustard I get at a Chinese restaurant. Not so. It has vinegar in it, which tones down the heat a little, and is considerably thicker. I like it as a variant of the traditional Chinese mustard, and have used it as a condimentContinue reading “FAR EAST HOT-CHINESE MUSTARD”
BLUEBERRIES – BERRIES PARADISE BRAND, PRODUCT OF MEXICO
It must be blueberry season, since they’re plentiful and relatively inexpensive in the grocery. But these, wow, were the sweetest blueberries right out of the box that I’ve ever tasted.
GRANDMOTHER’S FIG PASTRY FILLING
Now this was a surprise to me. I bought it to make fig cookies, but instead ending up smearing it on toast, any time of day or night – with or without a nut butter. I look forward to trying it on black Russian bread – one of my favorites. I’ll get to the cookiesContinue reading “GRANDMOTHER’S FIG PASTRY FILLING”
RAINBOW PEPPERCORNS BY MORTON & BASSET
White, pink, green, black, brown, red, they’re all there to create a complex peppercorn flavor achievement.
SO DELICIOUS CULTURED COCONUT MILK – PASSIONATE MANGO
Yogurt and fruit mixed. Thin, but then sometimes I like my dessert puddings thin too, so I enjoyed. I still don’t know why all yogurt makers fill the cups about one half inch from the top. Every time I open one it looks like somebody has already taken a couple spoonfuls!
Baby Mushroom Linguini Bolognaise
BABY MUSHROOM LINGUINI BOLOGNAISE Baby Portobello mushrooms and baby shitake mushrooms in a tomato sauce made from Dei Fratelli Tomatoes, seasoned with fennel, basil and garlic. Served over linguini pasta with a side of broiled French baguette with extra virgin olive oil and garlic! Serves 6 with enough sauce leftover for another small meal
POTATO PIEROGI BENEDICT
POTATO PIEROGI BENEDICT The JJ Wilk Potato and Onion acts like the egg in this special version of ‘eggs’ Benedict. English muffin layered with roasted pepper, creamy fresh steamed spinach, potato pierogi and lemon tarragon Egg-Free Hollandaise Sauce! Serves 4
CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA
CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA Our Family Whole Cranberry Sauce, Goya Black Beans and Wilson Produce Sweet Mini Peppers combined with Tostitos Chunky Salsa, fresh cilantro and lemon. Served with UTZ White Corn Tortilla Chips. Wow! My new favorite salsa! Makes 4 cups
24 CARROT GOLD
24 CARROT GOLD Steamed baby carrots sauteed till charred. Briefly cooked in a glaze made from Goya Cream Of Coconut and fresh squeezed lime. Topped with toasted coconut! Ever have juicy carrots? These are them! Best carrots we ever had! Serves 4-6
MUSHROOM AND BREAD PATE
MUSHROOM AND BREAD PATE A unique way of making, presenting and enjoying mushroom pate! By adding fresh Italian breadcrumbs to the mix, the glutenous nature of the bread, when left to set in the refrigerator overnight creates a pate you can slice with no detraction from the pate or its mushroom flavor accentuated by Minor’sContinue reading “MUSHROOM AND BREAD PATE”
LEMON CREME PIE
LEMON CREME PIE Lots of lemon flavor in this dreamy light Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream lemon pie. Topped with soy whipped cream and lemon zest! Serves 6-12 depending on serving size
COCONUT ORANGE CREME CHOCOLATE CAKE
COCONUT ORANGE CREME CHOCOLATE CAKE Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream and Roland Cold-Pressed Pumpkin Seed Oil create a perfect texture in this chocolate cake. The finely ground cocoa beans is an added bonus! Filled and iced with coconut orange creme! Serves 12 or more
COCKTAIL HORS D’OEUVRE SANDWICHES A quick, easy, delicious, satisfying hors d’oeuvre sandwich. Made with Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, veggie salami, scallion and garlic. Spread on Rubschlager Rye Cocktail Bread, cut into triangles! Makes a little more than 1-½ cups spread, enough for 1 sleeve of cocktail bread
ROYAL RIVIERA PEAR AND LEMON UPSIDE DOWN CAKE
ROYAL RIVIERA PEAR AND LEMON UPSIDE DOWN CAKE Served with sweet lemon syrup! Luxurious! Serves 8-12
SMOKED ALMOND BUTTER Smoked almonds, raw almonds, almond milk, brown sugar. Easy, creamy, delicious! Makes 4-1/2 cups
CRANBERRY STUFFING POTATO CASSEROLE
CRANBERRY STUFFING POTATO CASSEROLE Cranberry bread stuffing made from fresh, partially dried bread, GFS Vegetable Base, sage and jellied cranberry sauce. Topped with instant mashed potatoes with ground pepper and nutmeg. Baked till piping hot. A simply made, but delicious casserole that’s good to serve year round! Serves 6