Tofutti, Dump the Hydrogenated Oils Already

  • Lane
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2008
  • I’m failing in my ongoing crusade to get my local Trader Joe’s and other grocery stores to carry the healthier non-hydrogenated Tofutti cream cheese (in the yellow container). This is frustrating because the only local store that carries this version of this product is Whole Foods, and they don’t always have it in stock either. […]


  • Lane
  • Saturday, September 6, 2008
  • I was recently sent an article on miso by IamQuarry, a Stumble friend.  We love miso.  Jane makes an excellent gravy by whisking miso into vegetable stock.  Yum.  She also makes her own miso soup (not difficult at all), salad dressing (although I prefer our balsamic/dijon dressing), and it’s an ingredient in a number of […]

    Milk And Cereal The Vegan Way

  • Lane
  • Tuesday, July 8, 2008
  • If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, one of the things you’ve heard me complaining about is that we haven’t found a cow’s milk replacement that Jane or I have been happy to eat with cereal. For all other purposes, we’re rather happy with the homemade almond milk, and we’re huge fans of Silk […]

    Jane’s Addiction

  • Lane
  • Saturday, May 17, 2008
  • Jane is an addict. There I’ve said it. She’s not in denial of her habit, and they do say that admitting you have a problem is the first step down the road to a cure. But I’m not sure that she’s seeking a cure! So what is she addicted to? SnackSalad’s Snappea Crisps. The package […]

    Trader Joe’s Chicken-Less Strips

  • Jane
  • Thursday, March 27, 2008
  • Hi everyone. It’s Jane writing tonight. Lane and I realized that he’s hogging all the spotlight, so tonight I’m getting the byline. To tell the truth, we often collaborate on these posts. I tend to spend time in the morning researching what we’ll write about (time permitting), and put together an outline, and then Lane […]

    Gardein Faux Meats – Vegans Love Them But Can They Really Fool Omnis?

  • Lane
  • Monday, March 3, 2008
  • Jane and I have tried the Vegan Chicken Sonoma Salad and Vegan Chicken Curry Salad from Whole Foods. The vegan chicken is actually Gardein Chicken, produced by Garden Protein International (thanks for pointing us in that direction Stephanie). We were quite impressed with the taste and texture of the vegan chicken and commented to each […]

    Trader Joe’s Vegetable Biryani

  • Lane
  • Sunday, February 17, 2008
  • Jane was planning on making this recipe for dinner tonight. It’s an Indian dish that looks rather intriguing. We have all the ingredients on hand and so I was looking forward to a new and (hopefully) delicious meal. Alas, it was not to be. It was gardening weather out there today, which means that we […]

    It’s Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

  • Lane
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2008
  • In my bachelor days, I frequently had breakfast for dinner; specifically a bowl of Cheerios and milk. Often that was because I would come home late and was too tired to think about preparing a meal. But there is something comforting about having breakfast for dinner. Since we’ve been vegan, breakfast isn’t what it used […]

    It’s Tex/Mexican for Dinner Tonight

  • Lane
  • Wednesday, December 19, 2007
  • Tonight we had bean burritos with home-made guacamole and Tofutti Sour Cream. Yum. Jane puts black beans, an onion and a few drops of liquid smoke in the food processor, and voilia, vegan “refried” beans. It’s a pretty quick and easy meal for her to get together, and we both really enjoy it. She always […]

    She Let Me Cook

  • Lane
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  • Friday, November 9, 2007
  • Jane wasn’t feeling all that energetic yesterday, and so she let me in the kitchen. It’s been cold and drab and wintry here in Los Angeles, and so comfort food was on my mind. What could I make? Scrambled eggs with dill, um… not vegan. Spaghetti with ground turkey meat sauce, um… not vegan. Grilled […]