What veggie product have you tried recently?

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Redigeret: apr 12, 2007, 6:49 pm

It's hard to keep up with all the new veggie products on the market. Does anyone have a favorite? It doesn't even have to be new, just something you recently tried for the first time and really liked.

For me it would be hemp milk. Best milk alternative I've tried yet.
oh, and a quick mention of Scheese. Closest thing to hard cheese I've come across (perhaps a bit too accurate).

apr 21, 2007, 4:23 pm

I haven’t tried any new products lately, but in the past I have liked some Morningstar Farms products. When I first became a vegetarian I used a lot of the meat substitute products, but after a few months, my tastes changed and I began to not like meat or things meant to taste like meat. That said, I had a Morningstar Farms vegetarian corn dog, probably almost a year ago, that was pretty good. They make some good veggie burgers in a verity of flavours, and I do occasionally enjoy their “bacon” strips, as they seem to have their own flavour which isn’t too meat-like.

In the past I have used some of the LightLife Smart Menu Chick'n Strips, which I remember being pretty good, especially with a teriyaki sauce--but in all honesty, tofu tastes better, and is cheaper.

Finally, one of the best things I’ve ever eaten is the Tofutti Coffee Break (dairy free) ice cream sandwiches. They are amazing! Just be prepared to enact some serous self-control!

apr 21, 2007, 6:10 pm

Organic Rice Divine (a vegan frozen dessert) lives up to its name. Until I can get an ice cream maker to make my some of the concoctions in Vice Cream, I'll stick with ORD - it beats the pants off every other vegan "ice cream" I've had in my life.

apr 26, 2007, 8:19 am

Marinated tofu pieces - I can't stop eating them. You're supposed to use them for stiry-fry and so on, but they never last long enough in my house to become an ingredient in anything. They're made by Cauldron Foods.

5sussabmax Første besked:
apr 26, 2007, 1:21 pm

I just tried the new Vegan Spinach Pizza from Amy's and it was pretty good. I also tried Tofurkey Jerky, which was awesome. My kids loved the jerky, too, which is a plus.

Redigeret: apr 27, 2007, 4:40 am

Indeed sussabmax, Tofurky Jurky is great! I especially like the Ginger-Teriyaki flavour!

I just remembered a couple of things that I’d tried a few months ago. I ordered them both for Vegan Essentials (www.veganessentials.com): Ricemellow brand vegan marshmallow creme, which I used to make crispy treats. It was amazing--dangerously so! I also ordered the VeganSweets brand vegan marshmallows, which are mini sized marshmallows. These had a somewhat strange (not bad, just different) taste straight from the bag, but toasted over a campfire they were excellent! I hadn’t realized that I missed that aspect of camping, it was nice to have it back.

apr 27, 2007, 6:48 am

Tofurkey's deli slices are also really good. Is the Jerky the same as that stuff that comes as wishbones with the Thanksgiving/Christmas Tofurkeys?

Redigeret: nov 5, 2007, 8:56 pm

#3 that is my favorite ice cream too.

smofu (smoked tofu jerky) is really good for snacks and on the go.

field roast sausages (apple sage flavour). I'm not much on meat analogs but I love this companies products.

maj 2, 2007, 8:25 am

On holiday in Paris my vegan BF was pleased to find Sojasun products widely available- he tried some Provencal style "steaks" & a tagine flavoured couscous type salad.

jul 5, 2007, 1:10 pm

My fiance' made cabbage, potatoes, sour kraut, and veggie bratwurst. Yummy! It was our traditional German meal, minus the meat.

okt 9, 2007, 12:57 pm

I love Amy's "Spinach Pizza in a Pocket Sandwich." Just enough spinach, but not too spinach-y!

Also, I recently got hooked on her meatless "Shepherd's Pie". It's really filling, but still only 160 calories.

I just found her website, to make sure I got the product names right, and there's nutritional info for each product, which includes % organic. So, her "Shepherd's Pie" is 93% organic.

My only problem is that the shops -- even Whole Foods -- only carry a small percentage of what her company has to offer. It looks like there are some online purchasing options, though.


(P.S. My name is also Amy, but I'm not affiliated with Amy's Kitchen!)

okt 10, 2007, 5:15 pm

#11 if you like her shepherd's pie have you tried her vegan pot pie? I practically live off it during winter.

okt 10, 2007, 6:21 pm

#12 - I haven't tried her pot pie yet, but will be sure to do so. This thread led me to look into Amy's Kitchen website, and there are so many more products that my local stores (even Whole Foods!) don't carry. So I started looking into online purchasing -- for perishable stuff, Amy's has a list of online retailers who might ship to your area. The shipping is expensive, of course. If I try that, I'll most likely go with Wellness Grocer, which carries lots of Amy's products and tons of similar stuff.

And back to the original question of this post, today for lunch I had Cedarlane's Garden Vegetable Lasagna made with Organic Pasta and Spinach. The ingredients list notes that the cheese is rennetless. Boy, was it ever good!

Redigeret: okt 10, 2007, 6:37 pm

Almost everything from Amy’s I’ve tried has been good. Annie Chun has some great products as well, such as noodle meal kits and miso soups.

Speaking of Whole Foods, through their Whole Kitchen brand they make fantastic vegetarian spring rolls. They're frozen and only take 15 minutes to bake; pair them with a little sweet chili sauce, and yum!

okt 11, 2007, 11:54 pm

Another vote for Amy's stuff... I've been living off her lasagnas for the last couple weeks. Just picked up a bunch of "Seeds of Change" brand frozen dinners on sale at Wild Oats and I've already eaten two today, both very good. One was a Teryiaki "chicken" and the other was a spinach alfredo lasagna. Wish I'd bought more on sale!

Another staple of my vegetarian diet is Dominex breaded frozen eggplant. Fry it in the frying pan and put a little tomato sauce and shredded cheese (moz and/or parm) on top... delicious! Super Walmart has it for about $3 for a large (1lb?) box. Also like to fry it, cut it up, and toss it with pasta & pesto & black olives. (even my non-vegetarian friends enjoy this).

16axemurderspree Første besked:
nov 3, 2007, 3:29 pm

I definitely agree on the Organic Rice Divine... the carrot cake flavor is aaaamazing.

I also am addicted to Primal Strips teryaki seitan.

nov 8, 2007, 2:36 pm

Amy's Kitchen products have just started to hit the shelves here in the UK. They do two indian-style meals with paneer (indian cheese - not vegan) that I think are delicious. I didn't realise they did such a huge range of stuff - my local supermarket only carries the two I mentioned plus enchiladas (which I think are vegan, but I haven't tried them yet).

nov 8, 2007, 3:43 pm

The black bean enchiladas (labeled "non-dairy" on the box as I recall) are vegan. The cheese enchiladas, naturally, are not. :) Both are delicious, though I am much more partial to the black bean ones, myself.

I believe the "full-meal" enchiladas -- accompanied by beans and rice -- are vegan, too, if I recall correctly.

nov 9, 2007, 6:04 pm

I went to a veg festival a couple weekends ago and sampled some Vega meal-replacement drink. I didn't like the chocolate but thought the berry was pretty good, so I bought some.

I don't know what the deal is, but it is horrid. I think they might've mixed it with soy milk in my sample, so I might try it that way, but mixed with water (as the label instructs), it's gag-inducing. It's really expensive, too. :-(

nov 13, 2007, 5:27 pm

#19 the best way I've found to deal with a bad tasting meal-drink is to mix it with coconut milk or vanilla soy/rice/almond/hemp milk (the vanilla flavour makes a difference) and then throw in a bananna or some sort of fruit.

dec 1, 2007, 10:20 pm

TVP, textured veg. protein.
I've used it once so far, for chili, and it was perfect for that.

dec 2, 2007, 10:38 pm

I love TVP for chili! It gives a really nice texture.

I had friends over last night and we had the Tofurkey roast for the first time, and it was a hit. It called for a marinade of olive oil and soy sauce while cooking, with added sage being optional. I added poultry seasoning, since that is what I had (no plain sage), and I think that made the difference between the roast being good and it being too bland. I cooked it with baby carrots and a slivered onion, and it looked very nice in the serving dish. I am sure we will do it again sometime.

dec 27, 2007, 6:16 pm

I'm going to second the Annie Chun products. I have Annie Chun Udon noodle soup every day at work, it's vegan and delicious.

My big new thing now is Quorn chicken nuggets. It's a European meat replacement made out of mushrooms, it's definitely the best fake meat type thing I have had. Some brands can be a little dry, but Quorn is moist and tasty.

dec 28, 2007, 1:52 pm

I wish Quorn was vegan.

jan 31, 2008, 12:14 pm

I love Amy's stuff, too, but it is sooooooo expensive here!

apr 24, 2008, 4:19 am

I just joined this group. My favourite veggie product is from SoSoya+, the slices are excellent. All their products are made from GMO-free soybeans. I can't find it in any local stores so I buy it on the internet at http://www.so-soya.com

apr 24, 2008, 6:54 am

Engivita - aka nutritonal yeast

this was listed as an ingredient in a recipe from Vegan with a vengeance.

At first it seemed a little unusual, but now the tofu-ricotta 'cheese' that requires it is a favourite, and it's also good on microwave popcorn- yum!

apr 27, 2008, 12:05 pm

I love nutritional yeast! It makes for a very good mac and cheese sauce, too. I like that tofu-ricotta a lot, also.

nov 16, 2008, 1:22 am

Nate's Meatless Meatballs, especially the mushroom kind. Vegan and wonderful, and filling.

apr 6, 2009, 11:33 am

Dr. Cows Tree Nut Cheese

I have found my holy grail of cheese. Not rubbery, no fake processed ingredients, not greasy, and Aged!
Made with only cashews, sea salt, and probiotics. Its vegan, raw, and amazing. They age is for 3 months so it has a sharpness to. So far I've had in only on crackers but I'm on the lookout for more ways to use it.

apr 9, 2009, 4:16 pm

#30 Wow! That sounds great! I'll have to look for it.

apr 9, 2009, 7:07 pm

> 30, 31 I'm interested too! How well does it melt? One of the problems I've seen with soy cheese is that it doesn't melt so much in cooking or heating. Alas, they seem to sell in only a few states, but apparently they do some online sales, too.


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apr 12, 2009, 6:09 am

Swedish Glace Vegan Ice cream is yummy and comes in a variety of flavours (available in many UK supermarkets and health food stores).

Redigeret: apr 13, 2009, 11:02 am

It's not really for melting (although I have not tried) . It's like an artisan cheese and priced similarly. More of a crackers/bread with wine cheese. As an appetizer by itself.

apr 13, 2009, 12:19 pm

> 36 Oh, okay, that's good to know. Thanks!

ashly7, it's hard to describe the taste of soy cheese, just as it's hard to describe the taste of dairy cheese or any other food. I've not eaten very much of it. I'd say it tastes somewhat like dairy cheese, but is, well, different. But I don't think that's very helpful! :D Some brands (at least here in the States) contain casein, so if one is vegan or has a milk allergy or so on, it's important to read labels.

I expect flavor and quality (and ingredients) vary a lot by brand, though, so it might be wise to shop around and try several.

apr 13, 2009, 3:14 pm

Follow Your Heart brand is a vegan cheese that melts well and tastes remarkably like dairy cheese, at least in the mozzarella flavor. The first time we used it on a pizza, and I had some trouble eating it, because it was so much like dairy. I have a definite lactose intolerance, so my taste buds don't do milk anymore--it just makes me queasy--and this cheese was a little close for comfort. It was good, though, and I got used to it. I've had the nacho flavor on chips, baked in the oven, too, and that was good. I will have to do that again sometime, now that I think about it....

maj 10, 2009, 7:23 pm

> 38, I wish I could still find the nacho-flavored Follow Your Heart stuff, because I became addicted to it and then it disappeared from seemingly every health food store in my area. :-(

One warning about Follow Your Heart, though, to those who haven't tried it: It is offputtingly slimy straight out of the package. I only use it melted. Otherwise, ick.

Redigeret: maj 11, 2009, 1:45 am

Not so long ago Vegan Cheese used to taste like trying to eat a bar of soap but thankfully products have improved now.

Try the Scheese range, especially their soft 'creamy' cheese:


Also, there is the Cheezly range. I'm hooked on Cheezly 'Garlic & Herb' - chunks mixed into salads, yummy!


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