Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Laziest Vegans Top Ten Asks Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Isa Chandra Moskowitz is the creator of the Post Punk Kitchen and author of countless Vegan cookbooks. In about a  month, her new book Isa Does It will be released. Most of you know that I'm Isa's friend and I've had the pleasure of taste testing most of the recipes from Isa Does It. Let me tell you that this is her best book to date, hands down. If you are into cooking, this is the book to own. Lots of the recipes are even easy enough for a lazy vegan like me!

I can also reveal that creating The Laziest Vegans in the World blog was a way of impressing Isa. Whether that's worked or not is open to interpretation. But, I can vouch for this list, it is 100% accurate. So, what kind of cookies does Isa really like?

What is your favorite store bought veggie burger? 
I like those fake chicken patties, like Cluckphrey's. With sweet pickles, please.

What is your favorite frozen dinner?
If it weren't for Amy's Frozen Burritos I'd be dead.

What is your favorite ice cream?
Those super old school Rice Dream Nutty Bars and Mint Chocolate Sandwiches.

What is your favorite chip or cracker?
Completely addicted to Kettle Bakes Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips.

What is your favorite cereal?
I like to have a lot of cereals around, like Seinfeld. I don't eat them for breakfast, more for dessert. Let's say right now it's Arrowhead Mills Sweetened Shredded Wheat.

What is your favorite candy?
Caramels from Obsessive Confection Disorder. I really love the seasonal flavors, like apple cider caramels in the fall, or lavender in spring. But you can't go wrong with any of them.

What is your favorite cookie?
Is there another cookie besides Uncle Eddie's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip?

What three pre-packaged food items would you take to a desert island?
How about I take all condiments so that any items I scavenge will be delicious? Sriracha, Reduced Fat Olive Oil Flax Vegenaise, and Wildwood Soy Creamer for my morning salt water coffee.

Name a product you would like Veganized?
I think that every vegan baker in the world is crying out for some peanut butter chips to bake with. Tropical Source used to make PB chips and chocolate mint chips and they cruelly stopped producing them over a decade ago, but my heart still yearns. I'd also love a widely available cultured nut-based cheese. Especially a melty one. Oh, and I wish for the soy yogurt famine to end. Sorry, I have a lot of wants.

What are your favorite local and/or online stores for Vegan products?
My local Asian market is pretty great for really fresh produce, sauces and cool rice paper things. And I have to give props to regional chain, Natural Grocers, because when I fill stuff out on their customer request forms, they actually listen.

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


  1. Fun! I also am ready for this horrid soy yogurt famine to come to an end. I appreciate Isa's forethought at bringing condiments and creamer onto her dessert island. I think boiled palm fronds are even better with Sriracha.

  2. You must try Treeline Vegan hard cheese and soft cheeses. Amazing, revolutionizing the vegan cheese board.

  3. This is a great Q&A. Rice Dream Nutty Buddies! I am sick over the soy yogurt famine, might as well go to a desert island. Good choice with the condiments I think I will follow Isa's lead on that...that is if I can bring a tweezer. Oh sorry that's not a food.

  4. PS look forward to Isa's new book of course :)

  5. I'm def getting myself a copy of Isa Does It! So cool to hear about Isa's fav packaged food! and ohman, yes the soy yogurt famine is a killer! i also looove uncle eddies, it was one of those products where i was sold just by the packaging alone.

  6. Oh man I didn't know that about the soy yogurts! It all makes sense now. Fox & I have been missing our WholeSoy like crazy.

  7. WHEN will the soy yogurt famine END?!? It's straight ridiculous at this point. Also, WHEN will companies start making unsweetened yogurts with other plant milks?

  8. Uncle Eddie's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies: AMEN

  9. I love So Delicious' coconut milk yogurt, and use their unsweetened plain in all kinds of cooking!

  10. Hi from the UK where I haven't heard of most of your list - the exception being the frozen burritos. There is plenty of soya yoghurt on the shelves over here and it's very, very unusual to have anything other than milk (moo or bean variety) in our coffee but I presume creamer is sweetened cream?? And what, in heavens name, are peanut butter chips??? Our chips are your fries and our crisps are your potato peanut butter chips...??

    1. Do you have chocolate chip cookies, or at least know what they are? Think not chocolate chips, but peanut butter chips. Tiny dollops of sweetened peanut butter.

  11. My local grocer ordered almond, coconut and silk soy yogurt after my complaint about the lack of yogurt. Silk isn't as good as wholesoy but it is pretty good

  12. This was fun to read! I really want Uncle Eddie's cookies now. I haven't thought about those in a long time.

  13. I havent tried the whole soy yogurt, so i am sure i am missing something really good. Yes to Sriracha and Vegenaise!

  14. I live under a rock and didn't know why my vegan yogurt disappeared. So sad!



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