I went shopping for my vegan meals for the week, and it was actually really easy for me, and enjoyable. I went to Roots Market first (a health food store where I live) first….I still haven’t been able to find tempeh ANYWHERE here. Let me know if you live in the midwest and where you get your tempeh from, I’m dying to try some!
This store is a vegan oasis for me. Half the the store is dedicated to microbrew beers and delicious wines…a bit pricey for everyday, but I would definitely buy alcohol from them for special occasions. There are organic cheese/milks for vegetarians as well. I also saw some vegan lipbalm by The Merry Hempsters which I will have check out soon. I’ll be able to try and review a bunch more vegan products as I won’t have to pay shipping to try them out!
These were the items I got from Roots this week:
Organic Brown Basmati Rice
Vegan Parmesan (I tried some on my pasta tonight, it was pretty good!)
Vegan Coconut Milk Creamer (I like to try non-soy vegan products, we will use this in our coffee this week)
Vegan “Cheddar Cheese” Slices (not bad at all, they definitely aren’t “cheese” but they do have the sensation of eating cheese)
Veganaise (I got this earlier this week and I’ve eaten it before. It is a vegan item I recommend to vegan skeptics…it tastes so creamy, and just like the real thing only MUCH healthier!)
These are salt free, and will help satisfy my snacky cravings without adding a ton of salt, oil, and fat to my diet. Very addictive, and I love the mellow sweetness of these.
Organic Red Lentils (I eat brown lentils on a regular basis; I thought these would add a change of pace and a different flavor…also, the bright orange is so pretty!)
I will be doing a separate blog post on the actual meals I’m making for the week, I was just really excited to share some of the vegan goodies I purchased with you all.