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daiya wedges

It's Vegan MoFo, bitches!

Ladies and gentlemen… I have had my vegan mind blown.

For I have finally gotten to taste the Daiya hard cheese wedges. The Jack style, to be precise. Normally when I make a [vegan] toasted cheeser, I add tomato, avocado, and cayenne, but I tasted a little piece before I made the sandwich, and froke out. So nothing but the cheese on this one [well, I added a little cayenne. I kind of need spice on everything now.]

Look at the drippiness! Gaaaaaaaah! I want another right now. Shame on me for waiting until it was on sale. But you can be sure I’m loading up before that sale ends…


too much foooooooooood

It's Vegan MoFo, bitches!

You know how it is when friends come to visit. You end up eating out a lot, and eating way more than you should. Today has definitely been one of those days.

For brunch, we went to West Town [formerly Bleeding Heart] and ate like crazy people. I got the Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Belgian Waffle [made vegan, of course]. It was outstanding. Perfectly crunchy, thick, not overly sweet, with just the right amount of vanilla flavor to make it truly vanilla-y without feeling fake. I can highly recommend it [as I can also recommend the Vegan S’mores Pancakes, which are chocolate pancakes, layered with marshmallow fluff, marshmallows on top, chocolate syrup, and maple syrup. They are definitely a dessert, though, and they are easily two separate days worth of treat.]

While hitting things like Myopic Books, Reckless Records, Buffalo Exchange, and Quimby’s, we stopped at The Wormhole for coffee. I got a soy chai that was delicious.

Now, we were not hungry, but they were about to go back to Iowa, so I couldn’t let them leave without going to Native Foods! They got chili and nachos, both of which they [omnivores] were greatly pleased with! I got the Butternut Squash Polenta Bites and some Sweet Potato Fries [with the sweet sweet ranch dressing, I must figure out how to make you…] The sweet potato fries were amazing, as always, but I was also very pleased with the polenta bites. The polenta was creamy and kind of pesto-ish almost, and the butternut squash was so nicely roasted and whatever they dressed it in was savory and crazy delicious.

Note: I think this is the nicest picture my phone has ever taken. I didn’t even have to adjust levels or anything! And no picture of the sweet potato fries, ’cause I gobbled them up before I even thought to take a picture. Hell, there was another polenta bite here when I got it…

So yeah. I’m stuffed, I think I’ve eaten far more than my normal daily intake, and it’s not even 5:00. Guh. Time for food sleepies…

fresh ginger ale

It's Vegan MoFo, bitches!

Vegan Mania was this weekend, and believe me, I stuffed myself full of delicious vegan food.

The thing I was most excited about, though? Ginger Ale.

I used to love Reeds Extra Premium Ginger Beer, but then it switched from sugar to honey sweetener, and that meant that we were no longer friends.

Lately, I’ve been crushing on Fentimans, which is pretty damn good, and has a hell of a kick. But sometimes I don’t want something that’s so strong it’ll take me a number of hours to drink it. So I was very pleased when they were sampling this Fresh Ginger Ginger Ale that I had seen but never gotten the chance to taste. It’s got the bite, but it’s not crazy strong, it’s just crisp and nice.

So yeah, if you can find this in your area and you want a ginger beer that isn’t as strong, I can highly suggest it! Plus, it’s just water, fresh ginger, and sugar! Yea for lack of weird additives!