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Old 07-09-2016, 09:21 AM   #241
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the Upton's naturals Jackfruit meat sub is great--can be found at WF. The bbq flavor is really good, and only 3 net carbs per serving, also love the chili lime carnitas flavor.
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:36 PM   #242
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We went to Eugene Costco and I jumped on the Skinny Pop. We bought the box of individuals rather than the two big bags....more likely to stale and get tossed.
I ate one soon as we got to the car and, you're right, it's great....a keeper, for sure.

We also bought of organic chickpea fusilli. There was a couple in the store that gave it a big thumbs up.

Dave's Killer Seed bread is the best of that line and they do make the smaller loaf.
I am so in love with sour dough whole wheat that I can barely get into anything else but that bread is what I buy when there no good SD option.

TJ's; I bought some of that soy chorizo that everyone seems to love and also a package of Tofurky Italian Sausages.
We'll see.
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:10 AM   #243
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the Upton's naturals Jackfruit meat sub is great--can be found at WF. The bbq flavor is really good, and only 3 net carbs per serving, also love the chili lime carnitas flavor.
Thanks quizoid, I'm guessing this is in the refrigerated section with the vegan lunch meat type products?
I'll have to check the next time I go to WF...I was looking for it in the canned goods.
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:11 AM   #244
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We went to Eugene Costco and I jumped on the Skinny Pop. We bought the box of individuals rather than the two big bags....more likely to stale and get tossed.
I ate one soon as we got to the car and, you're right, it's great....a keeper, for sure.

We also bought of organic chickpea fusilli. There was a couple in the store that gave it a big thumbs up.

Dave's Killer Seed bread is the best of that line and they do make the smaller loaf.
I am so in love with sour dough whole wheat that I can barely get into anything else but that bread is what I buy when there no good SD option.

TJ's; I bought some of that soy chorizo that everyone seems to love and also a package of Tofurky Italian Sausages.
We'll see.
I will await your review, jem....I have a recipe for homemade vegan soyrizo, but I haven't gotten around to trying it yet.
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:51 PM   #245
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The Tofurky sausage is not bad. I'm hoping to use it for both me n hub.
I made some roasted ratatouille and mixed it with True Roots Ancient Grains penne then nuked some regular Italian sausage for his and the Tofurky for me.

It does have a faint tofu flavor but mixed with something it's not noticeable. So think sausage and peppers or even grilled.

I like it.

I've seen some recipes for vegan sausage but, realistically, I'm never going to do it.

I don't know what I'll do with the chorizo. I don't eat eggs but maybe some Mexican quinoa or even a corn/onion/bell pepper sauté.....
Soon.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:15 AM   #246
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Sonoma Creamery Mr. Cheese O's, Parmesan

Sonoma Creamery Mr. Cheese O's, Parmesan

These were okay, very strong on the parmesan flavor.
I'm thinking they would make great croutons on my salads.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:17 AM   #247
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Skinny Crisps Skinny Crisps, Toasted Sesame

Skinny Crisps Skinny Crisps, Toasted Sesame

Not great. They taste a lot like cardboard.

Maybe I'll try them again on another day and change my opinion.

Right now, I don't care for them at all.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:18 AM   #248
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Dukan Diet Oat Bran Bars, Orange Chocolate

Dukan Diet Oat Bran Bars, Orange Chocolate

Delicious. I felt like I was eating a candy bar.
The orange flavor is predominant and I liked that.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:24 PM   #249
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Where'd you get those Dukan Diet Bars? How are the ingredients?
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:49 AM   #250
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I got them from netrition, but now it says out of stock. Here is a link to them...they also have hazelnut flavor.

http://www.netrition.com/dukan_oat_bran_bars.html
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:32 PM   #251
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I made some Mexican quinoa yesterday and added the chorizo in place of the beans. It only cooks for 20 minutes but the chorizo was non existent when it was done. It was like I just added a bunch of spices....total waste.

I saw someone added it to chili and thought it was great, also omitted the spices.

I don't think it's better. I prefer my own spice blends so I probably won't buy it again.

I think most people use it in scrambles which is probably fine. Maybe I'll make a chick pea flour scramble with it.....maybe....right now I have an aversion to it.
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:48 PM   #252
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jem--have you tried the TJs soy chorizo? It is sooo good
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:55 PM   #253
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That's the one, O. I think maybe it's just a short, dry cooking thing. I ended up with not one grain of solid chorizo.

I like the Tofurky sausage I bought at TJ's and the price is substantially less than the HFS.
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Old 07-21-2016, 03:47 PM   #254
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Okay, so update on TJ's chorizo.
I put it in chili and at the very end just enough for it to heat through. I didn't season the chili at all and it was perfect without any additional season.
The chorizo breaks down really easily so I was very careful not to stir any more than necessary.

The product alone is really good although just a tad oily for me. I may try dry frying some pieces to have just along side vegies.

It's certainly worth the 1.99.
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:19 AM   #255
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Sweet Earth Benevolent Bacon

Sweet Earth Benevolent Bacon:

It's vegan bacon and it tastes pretty good.
The slices that got crispier tasted better.

I think I got this at TJ's. I need to get more of it.
Most of the bacon substitutes taste like cardboard. This one had a little bit of flavor and texture and it has lots of protein in it....like 10 grams for 2 slices.
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:55 AM   #256
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Sweet Earth says their products are at Target.
Either they don't update their site or Target is the only place.

I'll check it out when I'm back in Chico since there's no target anywhere near here in OR.

The products sound good and clean for prepared food.
I am so ready to cut down having to cook....really, it's just having to plan the whole thing.
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I haven't been to a Target in years. I have been wanting to take my wife to Super Target but time always seems to run out when we go to the big city and she gets tired easily, so we can't do too much at one time.

I don't like cooking much either in the summer. I still bbq, but it was 112 in the shade on Saturday. It's the heat that makes me not want to cook.

We were changing out refrigerators this weekend which entailed taking them all apart and putting them in another room (small doorways). Fun stuff...I was power washing in that 110 degrees yesterday and I was in the shade and I still got overheated. That heat just drains a person.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:20 PM   #258
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Simple Mills chocolate Muffin and Cake Mix

Simple Mills chocolate Muffin and Cake Mix

Ok, I know it was overpriced at $6.99 and said it would make 12 muffins at 10 carbs each. It only made 10 muffins, so mine are 12 carbs each, but I'll only eat one a day so its ok for the carbs.

It's supposed to be an almond flour type mix and I only bought it for simplicity. I cooked 'em in the little convection oven cuz it was a scorcher here on Saturday.

The taste is not phenomenal...they are very bland and not much chocolate flavor even though they are very dark. I added some chopped walnuts just to get in more protein. The nuts helped. I have another one of their mixes which is blueberry, so hopefully that one will have more flavor.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:28 PM   #259
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Jem51 and Nigel....My local Wal-Mart carries a few of the Sweet Earth products...the last time I was at Wal-Mart, they had the benevolent bacon.

Might be worth checking out?
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Thank you. I'll check.
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:50 PM   #261
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Jem51 and Nigel....My local Wal-Mart carries a few of the Sweet Earth products...the last time I was at Wal-Mart, they had the benevolent bacon.

Might be worth checking out?
Thank you. In what section of Walmart do they have it?

Our Walmart is weird...they used to carry all kinds of vegetarian faux meats and stuff, but now they hardly have any and they had it in the produce section.
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Oh, about that organic chickpea fusilli we bought at Costco;
No I didn't cook any yet BUT today we went to Roseburg Costco and they were sampling it AND it was delicious.

I asked the woman how long she cooked it and she said 12 minutes. The package says 9-11 but she said it needed just a touch more time.
It wasn't falling apart at all and was just perfect pasta.

It is mostly chickpea and then rice.

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Nigel, my Wal-Mart has a vegetarian section in the frozen food section....but it is a neighborhood market Wal-Mart. They carry H&B and food only.
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Thanks Mercuryfan, I'll check ours tomorrow.

The chickpea pasta sounds good, jem51.
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I want to try Halo Top ice cream. It is dairy but sweetened with erythritol which is what I sweeten with most of the time.
The website says they sell it at Safeway here in town but no....

I have an ice cream maker but it is packed and I won't see it til September and then I'm going to churn up some of that chocolate/chia ice cream.

Anybody here tried Halo Top?
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I have not tried it, never seen it around here either.
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I bought some Wildwood soy creamer at the Grocery Outlet and it probably tastes the most like milk of any that I've tasted.
It is unflavored and just a little sweet, which is my main gripe since I don't like sweet coffee....well usually I use it in my tea and stick to real milk in my latte....BUT this morning I decided to use the soy creamer in my latte and it was really good.

I have nothing against using milk in my latte but it is always in the back of my mind that maybe my digestion would improve even more if I gave it up.

In the 80's-90's I always use soy milk in lattes but then it seemed like there was less really unsweetened available.
Anyway, it seems like I can stand a little sweet so will keep up the experiment.

I have used almond and some other non dairy milks and they tasted awful in coffee. I had really just given up.
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So I am better with soy rather than dairy milk but that Wildwood creamer is still too sweet. I bought some Silk since I was about out of TJ's basic soymilk anyway.

In Chico I always go to Starbucks for my coffee and they only use vanilla soymilk....don't know what to think about that. I love the coffee but may shop around the other coffee places, OR make my own down there, as well.
I don't want to do that but until a couple years ago that's what I was doing and I have a great old espresso machine.

It's really the only way I spend much $$...hmmmm.
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Grocery Outlet has these Gardien turkey roast things (holiday roasts?) for $5.99 two pack.

Chico vegan FB page someone posted they were $6.99 down there and everyone is raving about them.

I didn't buy them because they would've thawed by the time I got home.
Hopefully they'll have them for a little while.

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Nigel, my Wal-Mart has a vegetarian section in the frozen food section....but it is a neighborhood market Wal-Mart. They carry H&B and food only.
I found it in the vegetarian frozen foods section. Yippee!! Thanks for your help.
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