Bagels & Cream Cheese

Bagels are vegan legal, well most of them anyway. Yum, I love them, but I love bagels with cream cheese and that’s the way I have ’em.
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This Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese is just that, better. I think it is as close to the real thing as you can get, closer than imaginable. I am always surprised at just how good it is. Maybe real cream cheese is just a tad bit more sour, just a bit, but that is as much criticism as I can give this stuff.
If you have not tried Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, you absolutely must. The plain is great and it comes in flavors.
Available in most health food stores.

Vegan Steak & Gravy w/Mashed Potatoes

Having a hankering for some steak? I have not always been a vegan and I watched a number of family members chow some really thick steaks Memorial Day Weekend. Now I was strong then, but it started to get to me after a while so I made this recipe with Lightlife Steak-Style Strips.
Lightlife Steak-Style Strips
It’s not real porterhouse or anything, but I do love these steak strips in all sorts of recipes. They have a nice seasoning on them and chew like steak. Uncanny really. They are also packed with protein, just like the real thing.
Savory vegan gravy
I get the steak strips at my Wal-Mart superstore, but the gravy I used for this particular recipe should be available in most good health food stores.

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Vegan Margarine

If you don’t already know it, there is a totally vegan margarine and there is absolutely no reason to eat anything else.
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This margarine has no funny aftertaste, no aftertaste at all. It does not taste like soy, it just tastes good. I use it on toast, on potatoes, on anything you want “buttered.” I also bake with it all the time. It creams as good as anything else.
If you have never tried it, please do. It is great.

Tofutti Cuties – Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

I just bought a box of these cuties. I got the coffee break flavor. They have vanilla, chocolate, etc. but the coffee flavor are my very favorites. I’ll be lucky if they make it through the night.
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Tofutti, as a company, is very low key. Visit their website –> Tofutti.com and you’ll see what I mean. Very old school vegan/vegetarian as opposed to Alternative Baking Company, which strikes me as new wave vegan.
Anyway, these cuties are good, yum! So is the rest of the stuff Tofutti makes. You’ll see… I will be writing about their stuff over and over because I am always using it in recipes.
As for now, go get some cuties.

Soyrizo Potato Vegetable Saute

The single most delicious Vegan “meat” I’ve found. Have you ever heard of Chorizo, the spicy Mexican sausage usually served at breakfast? Well, Soyrizo is the Vegan equivalent. Visit Frieda’s website.
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It is really tasty and as the package says — “Try it with cubed potatoes, onions and peppers.” — and that’s what this recipe is all about and a bit more. Check out one of my fave, quick to prepare meals that will knock you out.

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Vegan Spinach Dip

Here’s a fantastic, completely vegan spinach dip. I insist you serve
it at your next party for your non-vegan, non-vegetarian friends and
watch them chow it like its totally decadent.
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I use the recipe on the back of the Knorr Vegetable Soup, Dip and
Recipe Mix, and with a few very careful substitutions it becomes
totally vegan and I think more delicious.
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You decide if you want to tell them its vegan or not.

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Almost Vegan

This is what I mean by almost vegan. Below is a quick and easy to make frozen treat from Amy’s. (I have no affiliation with Amy’s, but I’d be happy to sell advertising to her!)
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The soy cheese on this pizza melts nicely and is very tasty. There’s a naughty reason for that – a hint of milk proten that makes it, in my mind, ALMOST VEGAN. Almost… but darn close and I’d say close enough.