Delight Soy · HOLIDAY · TEST PRODUCT RECIPES · TEST PRODUCTS · Tofurkey · 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… Continue reading Tofurky Plant Based Savory Gravy

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?… Continue reading WildWood Barbecue Tofu Toppers

Beyond Meat · DELALLO FOODS · 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 TA-FC Clipboard: Instead of using the pound of ground round as crumbles or burgers, I decided to cook it in large… Continue reading Spaghetti and Beyond Beef Nuggets

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… Continue reading IMPOSSIBLE WHOPPER

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 1 c. walnut haves DR. WT. 6 oz. can Lindsay large pitted olives, drained well 1/2 c. Lindsay Spanish… Continue reading Olive Walnut Tapenade

ENGLISH MUFFIN · Field Roast Grain Meats & Cheeses · 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… Continue reading HAZELNUT CRANBERRY ROAST En Croute

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… Continue reading Crafted Gourmet Almonds – Blue Diamond \ new

Abe's Vegan Muffins · TEST PRODUCTS

ABE’S VEGAN MUFFINS

Well, I was hoping for more vegan products in the bakery at Lucky's Market, then these showed up from New York. Nice.They offered a few flavors. We chose lemon poppy. Then we took them over to Starbuck's and ate them all with our coffee. That wasn't the plan, but that's how good they were. Abe's… Continue reading ABE’S VEGAN MUFFINS

Bertman Ballpark Mustard · EARL OF SANDWICH · 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… Continue reading EARL OF SANDWICH JEWISH RYE

DELALLO FOODS · Marzano Tomatoes · NAPOLEON CO. · 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… Continue reading Today’s Ingredients

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… Continue reading Creamy Caponata Spread

Clif Bars · 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… Continue reading Lilly Belle Politicking For Her Clif Bars

GOOD KARMA FOODS · 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 2 c. bread… Continue reading Saffron Pickle Juice Dressing using GOOD KARMA FLAXMILK

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… Continue reading CHOCOLOVE ginger crystallized in dark chocolate

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… Continue reading SEASNAX

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.… Continue reading So Delicious Coconut Culinary Cream

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… Continue reading Tostitos Bite Size Tortilla Chips

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… Continue reading Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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… Continue reading Beetology Juice

Lightlife Plant Meats · 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… Continue reading Lightlife Veggie Deli Slices

DOLE · TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS · TEST PRODUCTS · Tofu · Tofurkey

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… Continue reading Tofurkey Ham Roast

Anna Cordorniu Brut · TEST PRODUCTS · WINE

Anna Codorniu Brut Reserve

"Anna de Codorníu is born, the first sparkling wine to incorporate the Chardonnay varietal. Codorníu’s most iconic cava, delicate and elegant with unmistakeable freshness. The most fitting tribute to the heiress of the dynasty and last person in the family to bear the Codorníu surname." Cavas are the Spanish equivalent to French champagne and Italian proseccos. Brut simply means… Continue reading Anna Codorniu Brut Reserve

TEST PRODUCTS

THE POWER ORANGE

"The first Cara Cara orange was found growing on a Washington navel orange tree in 1976 at Hacienda Cara Cara in Venezuela, hence its given name. It was introduced to the United States in the early 1980s and now grows in California, Florida and Texas." Steve brought these oranges home from a market that has unusual fruits and veggies. Oranges… Continue reading THE POWER ORANGE

Dei Fratelli Tomato Products · PictSweet Farms · TEST PRODUCT RECIPES · TEST PRODUCTS · WINE

Steve’s Perfect Broth Sauce

STEVE'S PERFECT BROTH SAUCE Steve likes to use ingredients I call dodads - gourmet type items he finds at the market - stuff that's fun to buy, unique stuff like garlic in a tube, herb paste in a tube etc. I'll tell ya, he had an uncanny sense of what goes with what, since this… Continue reading Steve’s Perfect Broth Sauce

Delight Soy · GOAT · GOYA · Hellman's · Mueller's Pasta · TEST PRODUCT RECIPES · TEST PRODUCTS

Over-The-Top Macaroni Salad – delight soy and hellman’s – GOAT

OVER-THE-TOP MACARONI SALAD - GOAT Tired of the same old macaroni salad? Want to perk it up? Well, you came to the right person. Contains no animal products and who would know? Using products developed by Delight Soy and Hellman's Mayonnaise who care about your animal-free experience we swung for the fences and went clear… Continue reading Over-The-Top Macaroni Salad – delight soy and hellman’s – GOAT

ENGLISH MUFFIN · GOAT · May Wah Vegan Meats · Silk Milk Dairy Substitutes · TEST PRODUCT RECIPES · TEST PRODUCTS

AFC Eggs Benedictine – May Wah inspired – GOAT

FIRST WE MAKE THE POACHED EGG SAUCE: AFC POACHED EGG SAUCE © Okay, so what's this now? The AFC POACHED EGG SAUCE! Okay it doesn't look exactly like a poached egg that you put on toast. YET, cut up a chicken poached egg and mix it on itself, and preTTy close. The flavors and textures… Continue reading AFC Eggs Benedictine – May Wah inspired – GOAT

APPETIZER · May Wah Vegan Meats · TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS · TEST PRODUCTS

May Wah Vegan Drumsticks

MAY WAH IMITATION SMOKED DRUMSTICKS Coated in Sweet Smoky Mustard Sauce and baked till crispy. Garnished with fresh cilantro and served with additional dipping sauce spiked with Balsamic vinegar and a mild sesame seed oil! The texture, flavor and overall mouth-feel is impressive! I would order these out if I had my choice of dipping… Continue reading May Wah Vegan Drumsticks

Basil Hayden's Kentucky Bourbon · Juicing & Beverages · SIMPLY LEMONADE · TEST PRODUCTS

KIRBY Vanilla Lemonade

KIRBY VANILLA LEMONADE After a long day at the office, coming home to a Kirby Vanilla Lemonade is just what my inner self ordered! Makes 1 tall drink 1 tall glass ice 2 jiggers BASIL HAYDEN'S KENTUCKY BOURBON WHISKEY sev. drops pure vanilla extract Simply Lemonade - white and pink lemon wedge for garnish -… Continue reading KIRBY Vanilla Lemonade

LOTUS FOODS · TEST PRODUCT RECIPES · TEST PRODUCTS

Red Rice by Lotus Foods – my new favorite rice

  RED RICE by LOTUS FOODS This is the first time making or tasting red rice. Although they state that the rice can be used in any dish calling for rice, I discovered another use unrelated to rice - as a hamburg substitute in chili. Looks like hamburg, textured closely like cooked hamburg, so I'm… Continue reading Red Rice by Lotus Foods – my new favorite rice

GOYA · TEST PRODUCT RECIPES · TEST PRODUCTS

Roman Beans by Goya

Roman beans are popular in Italy. Their meaty texture stands up well in soups and various sauces. TRY THIS SOUP or try them in one of your own soups and see what you think > https://fat-freechef.com/2018/02/26/afc-5-spice-tomato-bean-soup/  

GOYA · MORI-NU TOFU · ORTEGA · S&W · TEST PRODUCT RECIPES · TEST PRODUCTS · Tofu

Veg Scrambled Egg And Garbonzo Bean Salsa

VEG SCRAMBLED EGG AND GARBANZO BEAN SALSA Not your ordinary salsa! I like this so much that I eat it plain as a snack. Also can be used in a sandwich or as a salad served on a lettuce leaf. Multipurpose is what I like and I love this chewy texture, multi flavor, varied color,… Continue reading Veg Scrambled Egg And Garbonzo Bean Salsa

Beyond Meat · TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS · TEST PRODUCTS

BEYOND MEAT BURGER

BEYOND MEAT BURGER Now available at select locations. Check out their website: http://beyondmeat.com/. Steve and I tried this BEYOND MEAT BURGER a few days ago at EARTH BISTRO in Cleveland, Ohio. Although I'm not a fan of the thick burger, preferring them thin, this textured and flavored like a real animal burger - cow burger. The… Continue reading BEYOND MEAT BURGER