Thursday, February 26, 2009

Vegan Products that We Really Like

OK. Since it is just me and the 11 year old, we are cooking very little so I thought I would look through the fridge and offer some tried and true recommendations for the lazy vegan adventurer right from my own tiny kitchen. Obviously I have vegetables and fruit, etc. but I assume most of you have a sense what those taste like so I won't list. I tend to shop at Trader Joe's and Wholefoods a lot. We also have a good local supermarket chain here (Hannaford's). I believe these items are fully vegan but, obviously, you should check if you are worried!

In My Freezer Now:
  • GardenBurger BlackBean Chipotle Burgers
  • Gardenburger Riblets (my family hates these but I like them)
  • Amy's Texas Veggie Burgers
  • Amy's black bean enchiladas (there is a dairy free one)
  • Boca chicken patties
  • Dr. Praeger's TexMex burgers (more like a soft potato pancake but yummy)
  • Morningstar Grillers Vegan
  • Ling Ling Vegetable Potstickers (Vegetable Dumplings)-These are filled with cubed tofu
  • Trader Joe's Thai Vegetable Gyoza
  • Tofutti Cuties-Vanilla

In the Fridge:
  • Silk Soy Milk in light plain and light vanilla (I have finally become accustomed to soy milk my coffee but that took a LONG time and, no, I don't lik ehte soy cream because it is sweetened and I hate sweet coffee)
  • Vegenaise Mayonaise-this is the best I have found so far
  • Earth Balance Buttery Spread- fabulous!
  • Tofutti sour cream-not really very sour creamy but sometimes you need it on a quesadilla
  • Better Than Bouillion Vegetable Base- I put this stuff in everything I cook. It tastes great.
  • Galaxy Foods Vegan Grated Topping- sort of like parm cheese supposedly. I only used this when making "rich and creamy lowfat vegan alfredo" ( Smells like chemicals to me so I don't use it much beyond that recipe.
  • WholeSoy Yogurts - My favorite is Mango Apricot
  • Follow Your Heart Mozzarella Cheese- Melts on a pizza. Very expensive though.
  • Smart Dogs - this is defintely an acquired taste. I ate one a year ago and did not like it but now I can eat them, no problem.
  • Tofurkey Hickory Smoked slices
  • Imagine Creamy Tomato Soup
  • Tings- made my the people who brought you "Pirate booty." They are cheese doodles without the cheese.
  • Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos (yes, I know, very nutritious. This is my Snack section, remember?)
  • Clif bars
  • Orville Redenbacher Simply Salted microwave popcorn
  • Mi-Del ginger snaps
  • Salt and Pepper potato chips
Well, I hope that helps out somewhat! Happy eating.


  1. I really like this list. I don't think I have quite so many. The veggie burgers are good to know - all the ones I have have eggs/milk and I have not been able to find any that are vegan. I was hoping that the weekend trip to Trader Joe's will fix that!

  2. I am not able to find any boca-type burgers that are vegan around here. And I forgot at Trader joe's - do you have a list of which ones are really vegan?

  3. Morningstar has a vegan burger. Do you have BJs or Costco or one of those? We got a big box of Boca's once there. I think the gardenburger Veggie Medley patties are vegan but I don't like them much. I think that is what they serve at Burger King. I think the Amy's Burgers are the best tasting and textured but they are also the most expensive. How about we do a burger cook off for this weekend and try some new recipes?

  4. I have some recipes to make burgers, but they all call for eggs as a binding agent.. hmmm...
    This weekend, I am going to be away - how about next weekend?