Kate’s Ice Cream

Back in February — just before the pandemic closed down life, and long before ice-cream season — we had the great fortune of discovering Kate’s Ice Cream while visiting Oregon Bark in Portland … Kate’s kitchen is a couple doors down from Oregon Bark (this area is a hub of vegan goodness!). Kate invited us … Read more

Oatly Chocolate Ice Cream

We were so thrilled to have found such a wonderful plant milk in Oatly, you can only imagine our joy at finding this Oatly ice cream (aka “frozen dessert”). This vegan ice cream is oat-based, of course, and includes coconut oil, which accounts for its amazingly smooth, creamy texture. Like Oatly plant milk, it’s just … Read more

Alpha Foods Crispy Chik’n Patties

When we saw these chik’n patties near the Beyond Burgers at Costco, we thought we’d give them a try — and we are so glad we did. While the packaging makes these patties look rather generic, they are, in fact, incredibly good. We cooked them in the toaster oven, for maximum crispiness (it takes 13-15 … Read more

Cultured Kindness Pepper Brie

While shopping at Food Fight in Portland, we found this locally made Cultured Kindness vegan cheese, excited to find something called “Pepper Brie.” This nut-based cheese is wonderful, but there is nothing brie-like about it. Whereas Kite Hill Brie is smooth and creamy and has a rind, the Cultured Kindness cheese is thick and textured. … Read more