Miyoko’s Sensational Scallion Cream Cheese: Not so sensational

Miyoko Schinner, founder of Miyoko’s Kitchen, has been called the “queen of vegan cheese,” and for good reason. I love her cheese wheels and butter and sing her praises everywhere I go. Whenever I talk to non-vegans about cheese, I recommend her cheeses because they are always shocked at how good they are. But I … Read more

Hippeas Vegan White Cheddar Puffs

Imagine our surprise and delight to find these Vegan White Cheddar Hippeas at Costco, of all places. We will basically try anything with the words “vegan” and “white cheddar” on it, so naturally we bought this gigantic bag of organic chickpea puffs, having no idea what to expect. (However, having enjoyed Vegan Rob’s cauliflower puffs, … Read more

Leaf Cuisine Classic Plain NOT Cream Cheese Spread: Not all that good

I consider myself an everything bagel connoisseur. I was raised on them in St. Louis and enjoyed the wide range of NYC bagels. And here in Ashland there is the Little Shop of Bagels, which serves Cultured Kitchen vegan cream cheese. But I often get bagels to go and like to try to the ever-expanding selection … Read more

Cocomels Caramels: Original & Vanilla

One of the things I missed so much when first becoming vegan was caramel candy (well, caramel everything…but especially the candy). So imagine my joy upon discovering Cocomels, which I first found in Portland’s vegan store Food Fight! and which I had to order online when I ran out after visiting Portland — but they … Read more

Happy Earth Day

It’s been nearly 40 years since the first Earth Day, and unfortunately we’ve recently taken a lot more steps backward than forward. Still, we humans have taken a lot of great steps forward since the 1970s. There’s a lot to celebrate about our planet, and so many ways to help it survive and thrive. There … Read more

Forager Cashewgurt – Strawberry & Blueberry

After enjoying Forager’s lemon-flavored cashewgurt, we tried the strawberry and blueberry flavors as well. Strawberry is even better than lemon, with a much more authentic-tasting fruit flavor. It’s also perfectly creamy and has a wonderful consistency. We enjoyed it very much mixed in with granola, for its creamy texture and lovely flavor. Forager’s wild blueberry … Read more

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