Sunday, September 28, 2008

Product Review: Purely Decadent Cookie Dough(new)

One of the new Purely decadent ice creams : Cookie Dough is quite delicious!! I bought the Gluten Free one the past Friday at Freshmart [Caguas, PR]. I went to Freshmart to buy some stuff I needed to eat and when I passed through the ice cream aisle I saw it and I picked it up to try it and I love it! My local supermarkets used to carry Purely Decadent ice cream, but I don't know what happened that they just stopped selling it =( I was so happy that they carried them because I've never tried an ice cream since I became vegan, the first one I tried was Cherry Nirvana and it's good but not better than Chocolate Brownie Almond =D. Anyways, too bad they don't carry them anymore. But I can find them at Freshmart and others health food stores :-) lol I dream when there will be a Vegan Creamery at Puerto Rico :D

The Cheeziest Vegan Mac N' Cheese

-I know that you have searched before for a vegan mac n' cheese recipe, and all that recipes have nutritional yeast as the main flavor for cheese, and I like nutritional yeast but not for mac n' 'cheese', this one do not use nutritional yeast, and I promise it tastes just like Mac n' Cheese from Kraft! lol =D This one have that melty cheesy texture and taste, without all that fat,cholesterol of the non-vegan version, though it may not be the healthiest vegan mac ' cheese out there, but it still healthy in comparison to the non-vegan version.

- I know it because I have searched for vegan mac n' cheese recipes too and I really don't like the taste of them much because of the too much nutritional yeast on it! I can eat those mac n' cheese though, but because of the weird taste I can't eat them with all my desires.

I created this recipe, thinking about something else for mac n' cheeze that wasn't nutritional yeast! So I hope you like it. I don't have an exactly amount of the ingredients but I suggest you to accommodate them for the consistency you want. So try it!

-Plain Soy Milk

-Vegan Gourmet Cheddar Style "cheese"

-elbow pasta, or another one

-vegan butter, such as Earth balance or Soy Garden

-little bit of salt


1) Boil the pasta as you always do. When It's done, quit all the water and place pasta to the saucepan again, in medium. Add a little bit of soy milk & butter.

2) Cut some of the vegan gourmet into cubes [the quantity depends on how much pasta you have made], place them in a small bowl with a bit of the soy milk and put it on the microwave for some seconds until the 'cheese' is all melted, then pour it on the pasta and mix.

3) Add a little more soy milk and 'butter' if needed and a little salt.

4) Keep moving until all is mixed and have the consistency you want.

Serve immediately and enjoy. :-)

The Vegan's 100

The Vegan's 100
How many of the following have you tried? We're talking vegan versions of all the below.

From Bittersweet:

"Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one.
5) Pass it on!"

1. Natto
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble
4. Haggis
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue
8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a street cart
16. Boba Tea
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Gyoza
20. Vanilla ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Ceviche
24. Rice and beans
25. Knish
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Caviar
29. Baklava
30. Pate
31. Wasabi peas
32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Mango lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Mulled cider
37. Scones with buttery spread and jam
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Fast food french fries
41. Raw Brownies
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl
44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Stroopwafel
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi
49. Glazed doughnut
50. Seaweed
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Tofurkey
54. Sheese
55. Cotton candy
56. Gnocchi
57. Piña colada
58. Birch beer
59. Scrapple
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Soy curls
63. Chickpea cutlets
64. Curry
65. Durian
66. Homemade Sausages
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
68. Smoked tofu
69.Fried plantain
70. Mochi
71. Gazpacho
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies
73. Absinthe
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can
76. Pomegranate
77. Fauxstess Cupcake
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
80. Croissants
81. French onion soup
82. Savory crepes
83. Tings
84. A meal at Candle 79
85. Moussaka
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
88. Flowers
89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate
91. Seitan
92. Kimchi
93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate
96. Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough