Posts Tagged dairy free

A Review: Smart Balance Buttery Spread (light)

Yum! It doesn’t taste exactly like butter, but it is a fit replacement. When used in cooking as a hint flavor in replace of butter you can’t even tell the difference. This stuff can probably be found at most reasonably sized grocery stores and is non-hydrogenated (no trans fat)! It has 50% less fat fat and calories than regular margarine, zero carbs, and contains Omega 3 (which is a tad difficult to obtain in a vegan diet). According to the container, it is also supposed to “improve cholesterol”. It actually says “Vegan” on the container, and by looking at the back it appears to be true.


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Vegan Funnelcake

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“1 1/3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 Tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
Ener-G Egg Replacer equal to 1 egg
1 1/3 cups soy milk (or whatever kind you have)
1 tsp vanilla
oil, for frying

Mix up egg replacer, add soy milk and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and mix. You should have a batter about the same consistancy as pancake batter so it will flow easily through the funnel.

Fill 8″ skillet with 1″ oil and heat to 375 degrees. A smaller electric skillet works great for this – keeps the temp. even but whatever you have will work fine.

Cover funnel hole with finger and fill with about 1/4 cup of batter. Hold funnel over skillet and remove finger, moving the funnel around back and forth or in a spiral – you want the batter to stick together so don’t spread it out too much or you won’t be able to flip it in one piece.

Fry 1-2 minutes on each side, turning with tongs, until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar. Serve hot! “


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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Vegan Pizza

Pizza! I personally would have added some tomato sauce … but it looks good anyway! Just letting you know, the song in the background is a bit odd …

EDIT NOTE: I forgot to mention, I did not make this video… I found it on You Tube. I believe from:

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Vegan Crepes

If you love crepes, give this a try! Comes from:

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A Review: Jocalate Bars (from Larabars)

I was purusing the health food isle at my local HEB (I live in San Antonio) and I came across the very same bar I had seen on Vegan Essentials just that afternoon! The two flavors I tried where Chocolate and Chocolate Coffee. Here is the info for them (I got it from Vegan Essentials’ site)

Ingredients: – Organic dates, organic almonds, organic walnuts, organic cocoa, organic cacao nibs, organic cashewsChocolate Coffee flavor – Organic dates, organic hazelnuts, organic walnuts, organic cocoa, organic cacao nibs, organic coffee

Chocolate Mint flavor – Organic dates, organic almonds, organic cocoa, organic cacao nibs, organic peppermint flavor, organic vanilla flavor

Orange Mint flavor – Organic dates, organic almonds, organic cocoa, organic cacao nibs, organic orange flavor

Nutritional information:
Serving size – 1 bar (48g)
Servings per package – 1
Calories per serving – 190 (180 for Mint flavor)
Total fat – 9g / 1g saturated for Chocolate and Orange flavors, 8g / 1g saturated for Mint flavor, 11g / 1g saturated for Coffee flavor
Sodium – 0mg
Total carbohydrate – 25g (5g fiber, 19g sugars), 26g (6g fiber, 19g sugars) for Mint only
Protein – 4g, 5g for Orange flavor only


Well, as some of the other reviews on Vegan Essentials said, this isn’t exactly a chocolate bar in the traditional sense. It’s more of a chocolate flavored food bar. Also, while it says “No added sugar” (which is usually a good thing) that leaved the bar slightly bitter and definitely not as sweet as you’d expect from a chocolate bar. However I did like them, especially the Coffee flavored, but just know that they aren’t exactly what you’d expect.


As far as I know, most or all of Larabars are vegetarian if not vegan. I have yet to try the others, but I have heard they are good …

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