Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sweet & Sara Strikes Again!


As most of you know, I love Sweet & Sara. Eating a Peanut Butter Smore for the first time was a life altering experience. Whenever I get a chance, I try to buy a smore or a package of marshmallows to tied me over. Recently, Sweet & Sara had an online sale and I noticed some new products I haven't tried yet, so here is some stuff that's new or at least new to me!


Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti. A yummy little cinnamon cookie with bits of hazelnut.


Mocha Almond Biscotti. Chocolaty cookie goodness with bits of almond.


Graham Crackers. The perfect accessory for Sweet & Sara Marshmallows.


Coconut Macaroons. The classic returns in Vegan form! Coconutty heaven.


Mini Smores. As good as the original, only smaller.


Rocky Road Bark. Yummy chocolate mixed with marshmallows and almonds. I would have to say this is a new favorite. A nice combination of all this things you love about Sweet & Sara.

If Sweet & Sara isn't available in you area (request it!) follow Sweet & Sara on Facebook and Twitter for to get the first word on any special online sales.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rice Dreams Bites


I was recently on vacation in Columbus, Ohio and stopped by a Kroger grocery store. I was excited about the amount of Vegan friendly convenience foods. While browsing the frozen section, I saw these Rice Dream Bites staring me down. Buying groceries on vacation usually doesn't work because you don't have a kitchen in your hotel room and you are lucky to even have a fridge. So in my head I figured I'd be able to polish off these Rice Dream Bites since they're in bite size form and won't melt as quickly as a normal pint.

So I took a chance and purchased them. My calculations were correct, they didn't melt on me and I didn't even need a spoon. They were so freakin' good! It's basically a chocolate covered ice cream bon bon. The hard chocolate shell with the yummy vanilla Rice Dream was heavenly. To tell the truth, I bought these twice, once I ate them all by myself and the second time I shared.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Field Roast Frankfurters


I was introduced to Field Roast Sausages by Lauren, aka Whoa Wren, a couple years ago. At first I didn't want any part of them - I just wasn't a fan of sausages or hot dogs growing up. Even when I covered them up in mustard and ketchup they were hard for me to eat. Fast forward to present day and the Field Roast Apple Sage Sausages are one of my favorite meals. Even eating them plain is a treat. So you can say I'm a fan of Field Roast and I really enjoy their products, which brings me to their new Frankfurters!


Forget every Vegan frankfurter you know, there isn't anything like this! The spicy, meaty frankfurter is the best I've ever had. The texture is nice and firm with a hearty bite. I can eat these without condiments or I can fix it up with ketchup, mustard and sauerkraut. I made mine on a cast iron grill but I can't wait to throw one on the gas grill outside.

Even if you are not a fan of hot dogs, Vegan or otherwise, try these Field Roast Frankfurters and you will be converted!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Funky Monkey Snacks


Suffice it to say, whenever I go to the store I'm on the lookout for Vegan stuff. Coupled with the fact that I'm a 6 year old in a 32 years old's body, I can appreciate something called Funky Monkey. I saw these on the shelf with the hope that they were Vegan. Not only did they say Vegan on the packaging, they contain all natural ingredients. Funky Monkey Snacks are freeze-dried fruit (varies from bananas, apple, pineapple, mango, papaya and guava) mixed with real fruit juices. Funky Monkey indeed!


The three flavors I was able to get a hold of were Bananamon, Purple Funk and Jivelime. Bananamon is freeze-dried organic banana with organic cinnamon. I would have to say this was my favorite. The cinnamon didn't pop out for me but I love banana chips and these were wonderful. Purple Funk is freeze-dried organic banana with organic acai. I enjoyed this one. The best part is now I kind of know what acai tastes like. Jivelime is freeze-dried pineapple with organic lime juice. This was my least favorite due to the pineapple being sticky and it getting stuck to my teeth. Although the taste was enjoyable and I liked the pineapple crunch. So bottom line, this makes a great portable snack for kids and adults. Can't wait to try the other flavors!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Divvies Caramel & Kettle Popcorn



Everyone likes popcorn right? I think so, in one form or other. I haven't chowed down on popcorn in the longest time. That all changed the other day when I bought a couple bags of Divvies Kettle Corn and Caramel Corn.

The Kettle Corn is fantastic, my favorite of the two. The taste reminds me of Lucky Charms marshmallows. Nice and sweet with out being too overpowering. Yummy crunchy coating and fairly low fat. I love that there are only five ingredients, Popcorn, Sugar, Corn Oil, Pure Vanilla Extract and Salt.

The Caramel Corn is no slouch either. It tastes exactly like the caramel corn you grew up with, but dare I say better. Similar to Cracker Jacks, it has a strong caramel taste with lots of crunch. And if those two flavors don't float your boat, Divvies also makes Chocolate Caramel Corn! Either way, Divvies has got you covered with tons of gourmet popcorn.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Laziest Vegans Top Ten Asks Moby


Photo by Sunny Khalsa

Back in 1996 I bought Everything is Wrong by Moby. As I read the liner notes, I had my first taste of what a Vegan was. Although I didn't go Vegan till 7 years later, those liner notes have stuck with me as one of my ah-ha moments. I will always credit Moby for getting 17 year-old John to start questioning some of the ideas I grew up with.

Fast forward 15 years and 7 albums, Moby is a legend. Yes, he has sold tons of albums and toured the world but he has also contributed time and money to countless charities. His newest album & accompanying book is called Destroyed. Moby describes the album as "broken down melodic electronic music for empty cities at 2 am". The book is a collection of photos Moby took while dealing with insomnia on tour.

And ok, I tried my best to not to go all fanboy and blab about how he autographed my Animal Rights CD in 2000 or how I made Melisser Elliott introduce me to him at her book signing last fall, but I fail! Now without further ado, Moby!

What is your favorite store-bought veggie burger?
i don't remember, sadly. it was wheat gluten based and it was amazing but it doesn't exist anymore and i don't remember what it was called. but it was the best. sniff. i miss it.

What is you favorite frozen dinner?
amy's enchilada dinner. it's pretty flawless.

What is your favorite ice cream?
it's soy delicious awesome chocolate. terrible, terrible name, not even sure if it's supposed to be a pun. but amazing ice cream.

What is your favorite chip or cracker?
garden of eatin pico de gallo. again, a flawless piece of vegan junk food.

What is your favorite cereal?
i think they're called peanut butter poppers? sounds sort of like amyl nitrate. but no, it's an amazing cereal.

What is your favorite candy?
gnosis raw chocolate. absurdly expensive but completely worth the price.

What is your favorite cookie?
babycakes. well, anything babycakes. they can do no wrong.

What three pre-packaged food items would you take to a desert island?
the awesome chocolate ice cream if it somehow didn't melt. amys vegan enchiladas if i had an island microwave. a box of babycakes mini cupcakes.

Name a product you would like Veganized?
humans.

What are your favorite local and/or online stores for Vegan products?
i live in l.a. now, so 99% of the time i shop at whole foods, although the nature mart in los feliz is pretty good and old skool and reminds me of health food stores in the 70's.

And that concludes The Laziest Vegans Top Ten. Thanks Moby!

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