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Ojio Soy Sauce Alternative

  by Aurelia d’Andrea Sensitive to soy but still want something saucy to dunk your weekly avocado roll into? Ojio’s organic soy sauce alternative is a tasty solution to your predicament. Made simply from fermented coconut and sea salt, it contains half the sodium of standard soy sauce, is gluten-free, and offers a pleasant, balanced [...]

Pearls Come in Shades of Olive

by Shandel Gilbert What a find!  Pearls Olives To Go.  These four-packs of delicious, pitted, moist olives are perfect for snacks, lunch bags, or handy salad and sandwich toppings.  They are non-GMO and gluten-free.  Olives To Go offers a variety of options:  sliced California ripe, Kalamata Greek,  Spanish green stuffed with pimento, and large California [...]

GimMe Seaweed Crumbles and Sheets

by Shandel Gilbert Portable, savory, and able to add an “of the sea” flavor to any dish, GimMe Seaweed crumbles and sheets are great snacks for vegans.  This fibrous, low-calorie vegetable contains iodine, vitamins A, B-6, and C, along with health-enhancing protein fragments known as bioactive peptides.  Seaweed is a staple of Asian cuisine and [...]

Chocolinette – Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

  By Aurelia d’Andrea If there’s one culinary cue worth taking from the Europeans, it’s that chocolate is a perfectly acceptable way to begin the day. And why not? Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, and some studies show it might even be good for our hearts. Ready to test that theory? Then consider smooth [...]

Annie’s Cashew, Sesame and Pimento Spread

  by Aurelia d’Andrea Annie’s Non-Dairy Spread is a mealtime game-changer. This light and creamy concoction—made with simple ingredients including cashews, red bell pepper, and nutritional yeast—is not only absolutely delicious, but amazingly versatile. You can use it as a dip for veggies, a bread spread, a taco topper, or a sauce for pasta. Feeling [...]

Lima Smoked Tempeh – Vegan Europe

  By Aurelia d’Andrea If you’ve never tried a TLT, be forewarned: One bite will render you an instant addict. The secret to this simple, sensational sandwich is the smoked tempeh. When paired with lettuce, tomato, and a bit of Vegenaise, the combination takes the simple art of preparing lunch to new, irresistible levels. For [...]

Gardein Chick’n Scallopini

    by Aurelia d’Andrea Gardein Chick’n Scallopini’s biggest selling point isn’t its delicious taste, or the fact that it’s GMO-free and low-calorie, or even that it’s 100-percent vegan. What makes these easy-to-prepare cutlets so fabulous is their versatility. Sandwich stuffers? Check. Mashed-potato companion? Yes! Chicken salad stand-in? You bet. They also taste great layered [...]

Chocolove Almonds &Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate

  by Aurelia d’Andrea Chocolove has been on many a compassionate chocolate fan’s radar for years, not only because the Boulder-based company tucks a little love poem inside of each wrapper, but because there are so many delicious dairy-free flavors to choose from!  Among the tastiest vegan offering is Chocolove’s Almond and Sea Salt bar. [...]