Monday, 20 July 2015

New Vegan Items - July 2015

These products may not be super new on the market but I've only recently discovered them so I wanted to share :)

Nada Moo! I only recently discovered this brand of vegan ice-cream and it's fabulous!! These were the two that I tried and both were creamy! I found these at the health store and Harmons.

Beyond Meat Beef patties really taste like beef patties. They are best grilled or fried. They are a little dry but definitely taste like meat! I found these at Wholefoods.

So Delicious Minis - I'm totally addicted to these ice-creams!! I got them at Target and the fudge bar reminds me of chocolate Billabong ice-creams from my Australian childhood! The chocolate covered vanilla one tastes like a Magnum.

Field Roast Chaos Cheese - I was pretty impressed with this cheese. I really like the creamy original, it tastes like mozzarella/Gouda. And melts too! Found these at my local health food store. 

The creamy original delicious on my "Salada Caprese crackers"

Treeline Treenut Cheese - this was pretty tastey, like a hard cheddar but it was kind of expenzive at $10 and kind of small. For $10 a cheese I'll stick with Miyoko's Kitchen cheese! I found this at the health food store.

Joia Ginger, Apricot & All Spice Natural Soda - found this at the health food store...very interesting! 

Nature's Path Chocolate Koala Crisp are not new but I've only just tried them and they really taste like Coco Pops! Plus they give some of their profit to help the koalas...winning! 

I found these Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers just at the supermarket and they were a great plain cracker for dips or vegan cheese...mmmm

I love the Dream range of ice-creams because there are so many different flavors and different types of vegan milk options. Butter Pecan and Toffee Almond Fudge are two of my faves!
I found these at my health food store. 

I've been craving waffle cones for a while but have never found a vegan AND gluten free brand. I found Barkat Gluten Free Waffle Cones on Amazon. It's a UK brand and I confirmed with them that they use British Sugar in their cones which is vegan! YAY!

Just discovered these at my local health store, Starlite Cuisine is 100% vegan and has a range of gluten free items as well. They didn't cook very well in the oven and the microwave made them soggy but they still tasted good!

Ikea vegetable balls are finally here! They don't seem to be available for retail yet but you can purchase them in store at the cafeteria. They were pretty tasty, I have to admit. They tasted like vegetables but I'd love to be able to buy them retail and put them in pasta sauces!

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Homemade Mint Patties

This original recipe is from This Rawsome Vegan Life.

Homemade Mint Patties


Mint Patties 
1/3 cup dried coconut chunks/shreds
1/3 cup cashews
1-2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
2-3 tablespoons honey/maple syrup/agave
1 teaspoons peppermint oil (I used 1/2 tsp of peppermint essential oil)
Pinch of salt

Chocolate Layer
1-2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/3 cup cacao powder
4-5 tablespoons honey/maple syrup/agave
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon and cayenne


Blend all ingredients for the mint pattie together until smooth.
Pat into flattened balls (patties) with your hands and place them in the freezer to set for around 30 minutes.
Process all ingredients from the chocolate layer together until smooth.
Dip each pattie in the chocolate sauce and place on a tray lined with parchment paper.
The recipe says they harden instantly but that definitely was not the case for me.
I had to put them in the freezer and even then they melt very quickly in your hands.