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TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS Whole Foods

365 Whipped Topping – WHOLE FOODS

CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT? Whipped cream made out of plants with no fat. FAT-FREE! Now, you need to read the can. You can shake forever and nothing comes out. Who would think that you have to run the bottom third of the can under warm tap water for 30 seconds before shaking then squirting. Yes […]

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DAIYA DAIRY FREE TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS Whole Foods

Fried Cauliflower WHOLE FOODS

Steve was in that part of town today, so stopped in to have a look around at WHOLE FOODS. CAME HOME WITH LOTS OF GOODIES. A Mother’s Day gift early, since he’s going in for hip replacement surgery the morning after, so he’ll be doing prep work from now until then. One item was from […]

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GHIRARDELLI TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS

GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE SAUCE

One might think that a company like GHIRARDELLI would manufacture a high end chocolate sauce. PREMIUM. PROFESSIONAL. That’s what it says on the label. If I wanted a cheap product that tasted and textured like glossy cocoa powder paste, I could have mixed some cocoa powder with sugar and water, heated then cooled it and […]

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GREAT LAKES BREWERY JUICING & BEVERAGES TEST PRODUCTS

OKTOBERFEST. Cheers To The German In Me

Yes, it’s a fine beer, and made locally, which is extra nice! So what if it’s not October. Fond memories abound. Germany 1968. Tour of Europe. Why October? It was cheaper. Most tourists were gone. Rows of picnic tables outside the backs of restaurants with patrons wanting to eat outside. Sounds like us. Mom and […]

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DELIGHT SOY SANDWICHES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCTS

AFC Downtowner Chicken Salad Sandwich

AFC DOWNTOWNER CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH Steve said, “good; it’s really good. It tastes like a downtown sandwich.” I knew what he meant. Upscale. Familiar. Trustworthy. A reason to go downtown. The DOWNTOWNER. The downtown vegan. AFC Downtowner. Everywhere, even in the suburbs, all the way to the country by way of rural roads leading to […]

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ACCIDENTALLY VEGAN DESSERTS HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE NADA MOO NON DAIRY SO DELICIOUS DAIRY FREE TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS

Nada Moo Ice Cream Sundae

NADA MOO ICE CREAM SUNDAE This is one of those ‘don’t talk while you eat’ desserts. If you start talking it might just disappear into somebody else’s mouth. Protect your plate from pillagers. Wow. I’m in love with NADA MOO. I don’t know how you ended up in my test kitchen, but I’m glad you […]

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DELALLO FOODS PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH SAUCES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCTS TODAY'S TEST INGREDIENTS

Steve’s Ultimate Last Call Canned Sauce

STEVE’S ULTIMATE LAST CALL CAN SAUCE THE ANIMAL-FREE CHEF PRIME CONTENT

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JUST MAYO TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS

JUST MAYO

Unfortunately for me, since I love to try different flavors, out of all the flavors JUST, Inc. claims to sell I’ve only seen the original and chipotle. I tried the squeeze bottle, but recently happened upon the jar packaging and found it much more convenient. There’s a lot of waste in squeeze mayo bottles whereby […]

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APPETIZER CONDIMENTS DAIYA DAIRY FREE TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCTS TOFUTTI

Animal-Free Sour Bleu Cream

ANIMAL-FREE SOUR BLEU CREAM  Looking for an easy dipping sauce for all kinds of chips and veggies? Looking for a sparkle in your coleslaw? Add a tangy element to your baked or mashed potatoes, or mix with cooked cut green beans for a side dish! I like this on a hot dog, burger, you name […]

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CADO AVOCAD FROZEN DESSERT DESSERTS HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE LYONS RICH'S NON DAIRY SO DELICIOUS DAIRY FREE TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS

So Delicious and CADO Meet in Chef Sharon’s Kitchen

Now I understand why Tom Brady of football fame likes avocado ice-cream. I think he’d like the OATMILK variety too made by So Delicious. Actually I think I might try to make a recipe using both OAT MILK and AVOCADO in one ice-cream extravaganza experience! Stay tuned. Hershey put out a thicker version of their […]

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BUSH'S BEANS MAINS SAUCES TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS

BUSH’S CUBAN STYLE BLACK BEANS

BUSH’S CUBAN STYLE BLACK BEANS Steve brought these home. I never saw them before. He took them in his lunch mixed with rice and fire roasted tomatoes. I was about to throw the can when I noticed he left a few. One half cup exactly, but just enough to give them a hearty taste test […]

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DELIGHT SOY HOLIDAY SANDWICHES SAUCES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCTS TOFURKY WINE

Tofurky Plant Based Savory Gravy

TOFURKY PLANT BASED SAVORY GRAVY Pre-made, pre-packaged of course. We can always use more animal-free gravies and sauces. It’s the sauce, the gravy, the drizzle that makes or completes, enhances or highlights what’s under it. And so it has always been revered and respected and looked after with great care. Pass the gravy. Who says […]

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CONDIMENTS DELALLO FOODS TEST PRODUCTS Tofu WILDWOOD TOFU

WildWood Barbecue Tofu Toppers

WILDWOOD BARBECUE TOFU TOPPERS Wildwood Tofu cubes cooked in sesame oil, Balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, lemon and smoke till liquid evaporates and seasonings coat the cubes evenly. No tomato in this barbecue. Next time. Mild flavors just right for soup or salad toppers or rolled in a sandwich wrap! Or how about a snack? […]

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APPETIZER BEYOND MEAT DELALLO FOODS MAINS NAPOLEON CO. TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS V-8 VEGETABLE JUICE

Spaghetti and Beyond Beef Nuggets

SPAGHETTI AND BEYOND BEEF NUGGETS An UPTICKED DELLALO TOMATO BASIL SAUCE ladled over thin spaghetti and topped with BEYOND BEEF ROUND NUGGETS cooked to perfection! DELALLOLICIOUS! Lots of veggies in this sauce! Serves 4-6

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BURGER KING IMPOSSIBLE FOODS TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS

IMPOSSIBLE WHOPPER

This is the burger everybody’s been talking about and quite frankly, compared to the other Impossible Burgers I’ve had this hardly resembled it. There are two ways you can order this burger at Burger King cooked: either flame broiled, or microwaved for those who don’t want their burger cooked on the same surface an animal […]

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APPETIZER GOAT LINDSAY TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCTS

Olive Walnut Tapenade

OLIVE WALNUT TAPENADE Simple, easy to make. Textures, flavors all good. Serve with crackers, bagel, French baguette, flatbread. Use as a topper for marinara and pasta, green salad, coleslaw, or in scrambled tofu! Makes 2-1/2 cups

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ENGLISH MUFFIN Field Roast Grain Meats & Cheeses MAINS POM TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS

HAZELNUT CRANBERRY ROAST En Croute

HAZELNUT CRANBERRY ROAST En Croute by FIELD ROAST Grain Meats Served with Mustard Grape Sage Sauce as a main dish roast or on an English muffin sandwich! Yes to it all! En Croute means ‘in a pastry crust’. Today we’re serving an Artisan Vegan 100% Plant Based ROAST made from grains and veggies. Manufactured with […]

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BLUE DIAMOND TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS

Crafted Gourmet Almonds – Blue Diamond \ new

Steve and I are big fans of Blue Diamond. Their smokehouse almonds are tops. I make crumbs out of them that I put on everything that likes a crushed nut topper. Their Almond Breeze Milk is the same – tops. Their gluten-free smokehouse Nut Thin crackers yup the same –  tops. Now this. Of course […]

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ABE'S VEGAN MUFFINS TEST PRODUCTS

ABE’S VEGAN MUFFINS

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BERTMAN BALLPARK MUSTARD EARL OF SANDWICH SANDWICHES TEST PRODUCTS

EARL OF SANDWICH JEWISH RYE

Ah, now here’s a nice thick, airy, easy to toast, perfect crunch Jewish rye worth talking about. This was my breakfast this morning. Spread with fresh ground nut butter – almond this day. Topped with spicy brown stadium mustard, brown sugar and cinnamon. Then all mushed up on the toast. Served with apple cider. I […]

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DELALLO FOODS MAINS MARZANO TOMATOES NAPOLEON CO. SAUCES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCTS TODAY'S TEST INGREDIENTS

Today’s Ingredients

I GOT THE GOODS Made from the ingredients on display by YOU KNOW WHO! And you know where to come for the best! At CHEF SHARON’S Animal-Free Kitchen! That’s where it all happens! FEATURE INGREDIENTS: 1 – SAN MARZANO TOMATOES by Luisa 2 – SLICED BLACK OLIVES by NAPOLEON 3 – SLICED GREEN OLIVES by […]

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APPETIZER BLUE DIAMOND ORTI D'ITALIA TEST PRODUCTS TOFUTTI

Creamy Caponata Spread

CREAMY CAPONATA SPREAD (GF) Already made to order this special eggplant appetizer takes a creamy leap into never-never land to land on top of the heap! Mix with Tofutti gluten-free, dairy free cream cheese, and serve with gluten-free Blue Diamond Nut-Thins! Off the planet delicious!! A perfect spread with a perfect cracker. Add a few […]

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CLIF BARS DON'T FORGET LILLY'S SUPPER TEST PRODUCTS

Lilly Belle Politicking For Her Clif Bars

I’m not big on health bars, but Steve and Lilly Belle are. Steve, because they’re healthy and convenient, Lilly because she just likes them. Steve started out with the plain Clif bars that were sold at Walgreen’s. When on sale they were a dollar. He ate more than a few cases of those before he […]

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GOOD KARMA FOODS SALADS TEST PRODUCTS

Saffron Pickle Juice Dressing using GOOD KARMA FLAXMILK

SAFFRON PICKLE JUICE DRESSING Save your pickle juice! Then make this delectable runny yolky textured dressing for salads and vegetables of all types! There’s only 3.5 grams of fat in the entire amount! For home or restaurant. Everybody has leftover pickle juice. This is how you use it. YES. Makes 3-3/4 cups

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CHOCOLOVE TEST PRODUCTS

CHOCOLOVE ginger crystallized in dark chocolate

When Steve brings home specialty chocolate bars, I rarely refuse at most half a bar. We both love ginger flavor in just about anything. The crystallized texture was there, and a little reminiscent of the crystals one feels on the mouth when eating grana padano cheese, but the ginger flavor was absolutely missing. That leads […]

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SEASNAX TEST PRODUCTS

SEASNAX

When Steve brought a case of SEASNAX home I doubted that we would finish the case. Well, we have two left after what I had today. The chipotle flavor is my favorite, though I didn’t reject any of them. They’re ultra thin – thinner than spring roll skins and of course crispy. The chew: It’s […]

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Field Roast Grain Meats & Cheeses SO DELICIOUS DAIRY FREE TEST PRODUCTS

So Delicious Coconut Culinary Cream

Finally a creamer we can use for savory dishes in addition to desserts. The ORIGINAL style textures like thick whipped cream when chilled. The LITE version textures like thick cream when chilled. I enjoyed working with this product, especially since FARM RICH non-dairy creamer once used for soups and sauces was taken off the market. […]

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TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS

Tostitos Bite Size Tortilla Chips

BITE SIZE TOSTITOS TORTILLA CHIPS No double dipping worries when serving more than yourself and significant other. I like that. I like the chips too. Thin, but not so thin that the chips break when dipping into a guacamole. Mild flavored I also like. Remember when every now and then in a bag of potato […]

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TEST PRODUCTS THIRSTY DOG BREWING CO.

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

IRISH SETTER RED The folks over at Thirsty Dog advertise no bitterness in this Irish Setter Red Ale and they are right. It’s the only beer of any category-type I’ve ever tasted that really had no bitter to it. I’m thinking in future, I could make a savory sauce out of this fine ale. Here’s […]

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BEETOLOGY TEST PRODUCTS

Beetology Juice

The study of beets I’m assuming is meant by beetology. Beet + Cherry flavored is the one Steve brought home knowing I liked both. No time for a glass, the bottle is the glass. Even removed the label that had no glue on it by the way to use for another purpose. The bottom of […]

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LIGHTLIFE PLANT MEATS SANDWICHES TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS

Lightlife Veggie Deli Slices

Okay, it’s new, it’s different from their other deli slices that have a denser more cohesive texture. Separating the slices is one of a few obstacles. If you’re in a hurry and want to make a sandwich, you can’t put your thumb under the slice to separate it from the pack. You need a sharp […]

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DOLE MAINS SANDWICHES TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS Tofu TOFURKY

Tofurkey Ham Roast

TOFURKEY HAM ROAST Well, well, well, who would think a plant could be transformed into a replica of a ham roast? Not me years ago. Times have changed and lucky for us all, especially those whose hides are stolen to satisfy the cannibalistic palates of humans! Yea! Congratulations to the fine folks over at Tofurkey […]