Sunday, October 26, 2014

Iron Sources

Invo Coconut Water

I was excited to see this brand of coconut water on sale at Whole Foods and Gelson's. I guess I should say the excitement came from seeing a brand of raw coconut water on sale. The cashier at Gelson's said it was her favorite brand because it was so raw and fresh. I like Harmless Harvest a lot a lot. Seriously, obsessed- like buy at least four bottles a week obsessed. It is an insane amount of plastic waste and it truly irks me but it might be an addiction. I wish all the brands would use glass bottles (maybe one day). 

Anyway, this brand was good. The bottles are small but its handy and does the job. I feel like since it's raw coconut water, the taste isn't going to vary much from other brands and that is true but I still prefer Harmless Harvest.

.99 only store seaweed

I am also a fan of the original/plain flavor. They come in a 3-pack and they are small snack sizes. 

Good Karma Dessert

Good Karma Organic Rice Divine was my second introduction to vegan "non-dairy frozen desserts" (rice dream was my first as a kid that's all I wanted to eat). The peanut butter flavor was my favorite but it doesn't seem to exist anymore. I ended up really liking the mudd pie flavor. It has chocolate cake (or crust i guess) that is gf and really good! It tastes like the gf/v Amy's chocolate cake.

Veggie Cooking Sheet

99 Ranch Market!

I have been eagerly awaiting GF soy sauce (Tamari) at 99 Ranch Market (it's an Asian market in the valley). They have an entire aisle of different types of soy sauce and up until last week none were gf. This brand is organic (YAY and very important since soy is one of the top 3 GMO products), low sodium, and about $3USD cheaper than the brand I get at Whole Foods. It doesn't taste the same but I will quickly get used to it.

Trader Joes Frozen Grilled Veggies

I found this in my freezer the other day and decided to give it a try. I really like Trader Joe's and they have a lot of great vegan and gluten-free products but my only complaint is that they don't have a lot of organic premade products. Zucchini (courgette) is one of the dirty dozen so this product would be perfect if it was organic. 

Other than that, they were pretty good. A bit mushy but I cooked them in a sauce. I still have quite a few slices of eggplant (aubergine) left so I defrost them in the oven- hopefully that will make them a bit sturdier.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Edith & Herbert (my pickled veggie brand)

Edith & Herbert Pickled Vegetables is now on Facebook!

check em out and give it a "like" 

Rose Water Caramel

I attempted caramel sauce again but this time I stuck to the Spork Foods recipe except for using rose water instead of yuzu. It's really sweet but so good! It reminds me of Lebanon. I put it over vanilla coconut ice cream but it would do better over something more savory. In Lebanon, rose water ice cream (booza) is served with pistachios so something more along those lines would work well with this sauce. 


I finally found and tried NadaMoo non-dairy frozen dessert! It was amazing! I am such a die hard So Coconut fan but seriously this Chocolate Almond Chip has given So Coco a run for its money. It tasted like rocky road ice cream. I highly recommend it!

Chicken Quesadilla

I was hungry and in need of a quick meal. I looked through my fridge and found small Mi Rancho corn tortillas, Daiya cheddar slices, and Beyond Meat chicken. In the oven, I put down four tortillas and added a slice of cheese on each one. I sliced the chicken in to chunks then sprinkled it on top of the cheese and added another tortilla. I broiled it until the cheese melted then flipped them to get the cheese to close the tortillas together. 


Goji Berry Brownie

I was craving something like chocolate cake I found this Goji Berry Brownie by Evo Fast Food at Full'o'Life in Burbank, CA that is vegan and gluten free. It was phenomenal! I left it out of the fridge for about an hour before I ate it and it was perfect. 

Tofu Scramble and Hash Browns

One of my childhood best friends came over for brunch and I wanted to make her something amazing and vegan so naturally tofu scramble came to mind! I also wanted to try out hash browns and they turned out pretty well. 

(The hash browns are under the scramble)