Vegan Margarine

UPDATE [2023] – They no longer make this margarine.

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If you don’t already know it, there is a totally vegan margarine and there is absolutely no reason to eat anything else.


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.


Tofutti, as a company, is very low key. Visit their website –> 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

UPDATE [2023] – Back in 2004 when I happened upon this vegan chorizo, Soyrizo, I loved it. At the time there really wasn’t anything else like it. Now, in 2023, there are quite a few vegan “meats” and more all the time, and there are a lot of different vegan chorizos.

This one looks really good, but I have not tried it yet – Abbot’s Butcher Chorizo, The “Next Generation” of Plant-Based Meats. Protein Rich, Balanced Macros. The first meatless meat that delivers on taste, texture and quality.

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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.

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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The Best Cookie in the Galaxy

If you want to feel like you are not a vegan, eat this cookie. There isn’t a cookie that is better than these on this planet. I love the espresso chocolate chip. They are huge, delicious, and loaded with calories.
Get some right now at Vegan Essential’s – Online Vegan Grocery Store

Buy direct from Alternative Baking Company (20 cookie minimum) – Alternative Baking Company online ordering

Find them at Whole Foods

Looking for a Vegan Restaurant?

Here’s an extensive guide to vegetarian/vegan restaurants near you.

Restaurant Listings in Your City — The Vegetarian Resource Group

Just enter your state, then pick 2 cities near you. I chose Chicago plus an outlying burb and found more vegan and vegan friendly restaurants there than I have ever seen listed in one place on the web. Very informative reviews as well.

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.

vegetable dip

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.

vegetable dip back

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!)

Amy's soy Pizza

The soy cheese on this pizza melts nicely and is very tasty. There’s a naughty reason for that – a hint of milk protein that makes it, in my mind, ALMOST VEGAN. Almost… but darn close and I’d say close enough.