O Olive Oil

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Lane 1

Jane and I have always enjoyed dipping good bread in olive oil and balsamic. A few years ago we were introduced to Dukkah: a mix of ground roast nuts and spices, originating in Egypt, and used as a dip. You add a bit of olive oil and balsamic to your plate and then a [keep reading…]

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Lane 0

Thanksgiving has always been a special day in our house. Once we became vegan, our menu was mostly the same, simply veganized and minus the turkey. Over the years we’ve tried a wide variety of turkey substitutes, but our absolute favorite is the Gardein Holiday Roast. It is supposed to [keep reading…]

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Review: Soyajoy G4 Soy Milk Maker

Monday, May 13, 2013 Lane 7

Recently, Soyajoy came out with a replacement for their top-selling soy milk maker. For 2013, Soyajoy now has the G4 soy milk maker, a replacement for their older, G3 model. The product description (according to the manufacturer) is that the SoyaJoy G4 is the next model to the 5-star rated [keep reading…]

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Sophie’s Kitchen Reviews

Monday, March 4, 2013 Lane 7

Jane and I were invited to try some of Sophie’s Vegan Kitchen entrees.  They offer a line of vegan “seafood.”  Both Jane and I loved seafood in our pre-vegan life, so we were excited to try these products.  As with all meat analogs, we expected something close, but not the [keep reading…]

Vegan Black Pepper Steak

Vegan Black Pepper Steak Review

Friday, February 8, 2013 Lane 8

Jane and I were asked to sample a frozen entree of our choice from the vegeusa people.  They make vegan and vegetarian foods under the Vegetarian Plus brand name.  In all our time being vegan, we haven’t actually sampled their products.  Jane isn’t much for frozen meat alternatives, and the [keep reading…]

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Vegan Kitchen Tools and Equipment

Saturday, August 11, 2012 Lane 3

What are the most important appliances for the vegan kitchen? An article in Mother Nature Network lists their suggestions of the most important and useful tools and equipment that every vegan kitchen should have. Both new and long-time vegans will definitely agree that the right appliances make cooking and baking [keep reading…]

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Soy Milk Maker Review

Sunday, November 20, 2011 Lane 11

We’ve gotten a few queries lately from our readers about which soy milk maker we recommend.  As many of you know, we own the Tribest Soyabella Soymilk Maker.   Jane got it that soy milk maker as a Christmas gift from her mom way back in December of 2007.  We [keep reading…]

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Eating Animals

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Lane 9

Firstly — Happy 2010!  We wish you all a peace-filled new year. Secondly — Sorry for the vanishing act.  We’re still here, and still vegan.  Life has been getting in the way of blogging.  We’ve both been very busy and when we’ve had a break, neither of us has been [keep reading…]

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Mezzetta Vinaigretta Review

Friday, October 9, 2009 Lane 11

Jane and I sampled two of the Mezzetta Vinaigretta salad toppings recently.  We tried both the Southwest (pictured)  and Mediterranean toppings.   The product comes ready made in a jar.  Their tag line is “just add lettuce.”  Jane loved the idea of the product as something quick to prepare for those [keep reading…]

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Food, Inc. on DVD

Friday, August 28, 2009 Lane 3

Jane and I went to see Food Inc. in June (here’s our review in case you missed it).  Many of you emailed us and expressed interest in the movie, but it had a limited run and so you may not have had the opportunity to even get to a theater [keep reading…]


Vega Product Review

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Lane 206

Note to our readership:  There have been numerous comments on this article indicating illnesses that people have encountered after consuming this product.   We, ourselves, did not experience this issue, and it seems that the problem does not affect everyone.  The Vega company has indicated that these issues were related [keep reading…]


Tempeh Tations Review

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Lane 0

A little while ago we tried Lightlife’s Tempeh-tations,  Ginger Teriyaki flavor.  As I mentioned in that post, Lightlife also had come out with two other flavors of the product.  We recently tried those as well. Jane is always on the lookout for new vegan products, especially convenience foods for the [keep reading…]

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Tempeh Product Review

Monday, May 18, 2009 Lane 7

Jane has never been a huge fan of tempeh. We’ve tried it a number of times. I like it, but we both much prefer seitan. Recently, Lightlife came out with a new Tempeh product, Tempeh-tations. It comes in three varieties: Zesty Lemon, Classic BBQ, and Ginger Teriyaki. Last night we [keep reading…]

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Vegan Handbag Review

Thursday, January 15, 2009 Lane 0

Hi everyone, it’s Jane writing tonight. No, it’s not another Daring Bakers Challenge… I’m writing a product review. We were contacted recently by Vegetarian Shoes and Bags and asked to review a purse to help announce their new collection of 100% cruelty-free handbags. As most of you know, Lane and [keep reading…]

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Nogürt, A New Way To Think About Yogurt

Monday, January 5, 2009 Lane 9

Jane and I were asked to review a soon-to-be-released new product recently. The product is Nogürt, a non-soy based vegan yogurt. It’s not only soy-free, it’s also GMO free, dairy-free, casein-free, lacotse-free, gluten-free, and certified organic to boot. In other words, it’s a healthy option. Since going vegan, we’ve pretty [keep reading…]

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Vegan Chocolate SoyMilk Review

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Lane 17

Jane and I thought it was time to do another side-by-side taste test of vegan chocolate milks.  Last year we settled on Silk’s Light Chocolate Soymilk as our favorite, but things can change.  We found a soymilk in Target, Archer Farms Organic, and we also found some 8th Continent Light [keep reading…]

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Fit Fruit And Vegetable Wash

Thursday, December 18, 2008 Lane 7

I have to admit, I’m not the target demographic for this type of product. Jane’s tried to beat it into my head that we need to wash things before we eat them, but I’m a guy, and when I want to eat something, I simply want to eat it.  Washing [keep reading…]

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Nutiva Product Review

Sunday, August 24, 2008 Lane 11

One of the fun things about blogging is that, occasionally, you are asked to review a product. Recently, we received a package from Nutiva. The package contained a variety of goodies. There was a jar of coconut oil, hemp oil, a bag of hempseed, a package of hemp protein, three [keep reading…]

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We Ate Natto

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Lane 14

Recently, I wrote about a purchase Jane and I made at the Japanese market in Los Angeles… In case you don’t remember, we bought some natto (fermented soybeans). Well we finally got around to trying it last night. I have to admit to having cold feet, all those YouTube videos [keep reading…]

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Feel Good Tees

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 Lane 6

A few weeks ago, we received a t-shirt in the mail. Sandra Blum of FeelGoodTees.com asked us to review her shirt. She sent us a ladies large. Obviously, that was for Jane who was delighted with the graphic on the shirt.  It’s a really nice way to get the message [keep reading…]

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