Sunday, 29 September 2013

Five Fave's: Convenience Foods

I loved writing my list of favourite store cupboard essentials so I wrote another list! This time here's a list of my five (current) favourite convenience foods.

Vegusto. I love Vegusto's whole range of vegan meats and cheeses but the No-Moo Dezent has to be my absolute favourite. I love that it has a really strong flavour so you only have to use a small amount ontop of pasta or mixed into your baked beans whereas in the past I'd end up using about 1/3 of a block of Cheezly to get a similar flavour profile. My second favourite Vegusto cheese is the No-Moo Melty, it makes an epic grilled cheese especially if you use a panini press, toastie maker or cast iron skillet to make your sandwich. I often hear people complaining about the price of Vegusto but it's really not that bad especially when you consider a- how much nuts cost b- that Vegusto are a small company and c- that this is freaking delicious vegan cheese. They always have special deals on at vegan festivals so if you haven't had the chance to try it yet that's always a good time to pick up a block or three.


Amy's Daiya Mac & Cheese. I love this stuff! It's currently the only way to get your Daiya fix in the UK, it cooks in the microwave in under five minutes and it's super creamy and delicious. If there weren't about 600 calories in a frankly teeny-tiny portion I'd probably eat this every day. Tip - this mac's also amazing with some Taifun hot dogs mixed in!

Pop Chips. I love these crunchy, crispy popped potato chips. I rotate back and forth between Salt & Vinegar and Ready Salted because I can't pick a favourite. I also love that I can find 'em in both health food and mainstream stores.


Dove's Farm Cocoa Rice Cereal. I was pretty gutted when I found out that Coco Pops weren't vegan a few years ago, some kinda stupid d-vitamin change I believe, so when I discovered these I was over the moon. It's a pretty pricy cereal so it's not my go-to but it's definitely my favourite.


VBites Veggie Bacon. This stuff used to be branded as Redwoods but now the brand name is VBites to align with their Brighton based cafe. My dirty little secret has gotta be how much I used to love a bacon sarnie especially at breakfast time, luckily for me and the adorable little piggies these cruelty free rashers hit the spot and make an excellent butty.

11 comments:

  1. So excited to have won the Vegusto giveaway. Can't wait for the products to arrive so I can get playing in the kitchen :)

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  2. I love Pop Chips too :) I'm especially fond of the salt and pepper version myself.

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  3. Have you tried Pastinos? The plain ones are amazing!

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  4. Haha! We posted about the same things - convenience foods! What a coincedence!

    1. Vegusto = LOVE!!!!
    2. Amy's Daiya Mac & Cheese = LOVE!!! I miss it and I have it in the freezer waiting for me back home in Oregon in November.
    3. Pop Chips = LOVE!! I love salty & vinegar anything = my favorite flavors in crisps & chips! Plus they aren't greasy as the chips!
    4. I have never heard of this, but the packaging looks cool.
    5. VBites Veggie Bacon - I've seen these on some blogs, are they really good?

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    1. Yes! They veggie bacon rashers are definitely good, you should definitely try them.

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  5. You don't have Daiya shreds? Well, we don't have Vegusto. I could have filled an insulated bag with the refrigerated goods at Vx, but alas my hotel room didn't have a fridge.
    PS try some sriracha on Amy's mac; it's so good.

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    1. That's an awesome tip that I will have to pass on trying - I'm pretty allergic to chilli...I will be passing the tip on to others though!

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  6. I slightly overdosed on Vegusto this one time and ended up feeling a little poorly, so I have been kind of avoiding it since then. Or only in very small doses. ;) I wish we could get the melty one here.
    The only way we can get a Daiya-fix here is on a Tofurkey pizza or hot pocket.

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    1. Oooh we don't get Tofurky pizzas or hot pockets...in fact we can't get Tofurky anything!

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