Product Reviews

Ooey gooey melty cheese deep-dish and vegan Chicago-style pizza at Delisi’s is really really awesome!

When you walk in the door, Delisi’s Pizzeria and Pub looks like any other neighborhood joint with TV blaring the game at the bar, regulars bellied up with beer and food, a friendly doggie greeter at the door and the... Continue Reading →

Best balsamic vinegar ever!

Just wanted to go on record as saying I think I've found the best balsamic vinegar available, at a reasonable price, in my neck of the woods. Yep, the best. This stuff is addictive and amazing. It's actually much more... Continue Reading →

Smooth Results of Oster® Fusion Blender

This is just a quickie photo to show how well the Oster® Fusion blender makes green smoothies. Now granted, I've never used a Blendtec® or VitaMix® so I have nothing to compare this to, but for 60 bucks, I'm a... Continue Reading →

Teese® cheddar cheese, round 2.

I've now bought 3 logs of Teese cheddar and have gone through two of them. The first was used for quicky mac 'n teese, you read about this in round 1. The second was completely used for grilled teese sandwiches... Continue Reading →

Teese® cheddar cheese, round 1.

Well, I finally picked up a tube of the newly released Teese® cheddar cheese. My first goal was to see how easy and quick it would be to make something akin to the old Kraft mac 'n cheese box crap... Continue Reading →

VeganMoFo: Quinoa Onigiri Appetizers

I bet you never thought you'd see those three words together! Let me say up front that this is not home made but I think you’ll be happy with the easy and quick concept. This would be a great last-minute... Continue Reading →

Working on perfecting a vegan sausage gravy and biscuits!

I'm so excited!! I just made my very first batch of biscuits and gravy. Ever! I know, I know...I'm 45, from southern Indiana and never made biscuits and gravy. I think irrational fears kept me from it. I have two... Continue Reading →

Fake meat lunch for Mojo

Part of this evening was spent coming to the defense of fellow vegan, Foodeater, during a hate rant from someone named Mojo. Angry omnivores making hateful jabs on vegan blogs continue to amaze me. Why do they bother? Do they... Continue Reading →

Mint chocolate chip vs. pure chocolate

Trying to satisfy my craving for chocolate flavored Temptation® ice cream with the mint chocolate chip flavor is just not working. I think it's because I'm just not a big fan of mint with my chocolate although I know a... Continue Reading →

Temptation® Ice Cream=Crack

My name is Julia and I'm an addict. Really. I'm not poking fun at addicts. Having grown up with an addict for a parent, I'd never dis' the addict's plight. However, addiction comes in various forms. In my case, it's... Continue Reading →

Desperately seeking squirrel cutter for bentos!

I have been dying to do something with a squirrel for my DH's bento lunch. You see, he's a TOTAL SQUIRREL FANATIC. Yep, so much so that the ladies in the park whisper behind his back, 'That's the squirrelman." This... Continue Reading →

Best vegan chocolate ice cream ever!

Well, there you have it, game over folks! Don't even try to best the guys over at Chicago Soydairy. I've read about their Temptations® brand soy ice cream for a while and finally found a local grocer selling several flavors... Continue Reading →

Desperately Late Bentos

We both got a late start today because hubby had a coffee incident in the kitchen this morning (the pot developed a plug such that hot coffee and grounds overflowed volcano-style all over the counter, nearby stove, floor, wall and... Continue Reading →

The Best Socks in the World!

These are the coolest socks ever! Yeah that's quite the grandiose statement, eh? Well, that's just about how I feel about these groovy, recycled and yes, vegan, knee socks I got from Rock'nSocks. For those who don't remember, Rock'nSocks is... Continue Reading →

Green Festival Findings

Well, I don’t know what I was so worried about. The Green Festival was full of vegan food options and I really didn’t need to pack my own bento lunch. Two of the best vegan restaurants in Chicago were there,... Continue Reading →

Teese® mozzarella now available in Chicago-area stores!

Do you remember that review I did a couple weeks ago about that new awesome vegan cheese, Teese® mozzarella? No? Well, it's a really good vegan cheese (and I think I've just about tried them all) made by the fine... Continue Reading →

Finally!!! A vegan melty cheese!

Let's face it, vegan cheese largely sucks. There are a few gems out there but they're still flawed in some way. While one may actually resemble the skunkiness of a blue cheese, it doesn't melt. Another may have a nice... Continue Reading →

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