Glory be: Earth Balance releases vegan sour cream and onion chips! »
Oh. Em. Gee. I mean I knew I’d see the day because eventually everything will be veganized but I didn’t know it would be so soon! VeganEssentials is selling vegan sour cream and onion flavor kettle chips! Sour cream and onion chips were my jam when I was younger. I haven’t tried these yet but be damn sure I ordered a bag already. Anyone had them yet? I’m so excited! And I just can’t, etc!
Earth Balance Holiday Popps are something that exists WHERE DO WE GET THEM PLEASE REPORT BACK WITH INTEL ASAP.
OK, saw this on their twitter feed so GET YOUR ASS TO WHOLE FOOD PRONTO:
[via The Laziest Vegans, of course! John always has the SCOOP.]
Product review: Earth Balance White Cheddar Flavor Puffs »
If you haven’t heard of the Earth Balance Aged White Cheddar Puffs yet, you must live under a rock! Don’t be embarrassed, everybody has to live somewhere. So I finally tried these bad boys and they are good! They are not as amazing as the beloved Jax of my childhood—any Jax fans out there?!—but they hit the spot. Way better than Tings. They aren’t super cheesy but they do have a nice subtle cheddar flavor. And they are super puffy! The puffiness is my favorite part.
I got mine from Vegan Essentials but I’m hoping to see them in stores near me soon.
Enter the Earth Balance vegan baking contest! Or just admire the recipes! »
Katieg’s Entry: Lemon Curd Cake with Coconut Glaze
This is a super-hard contest, but I though the overachievers among us ought to know about it (the rest of us can just profit from the results): Earth Balance wants you to make delicious baked goods with their products. Duh, easy. Does anyone NOT use Earth Balance in baking?
Except here’s the catch: You have to invent the recipe yourself. That usually doesn’t go so well in my house; we’re still rehashing the Chutney Pie Debacle of 2006. But if you fancy yourself an up-and-coming Isa or Colleen, then by all means, invent away. That’s not the hardest part!
After slaving away over 17 drafts of the perfect Peanut Butter Banana Chia Açai Spice Drops, YOU HAVE TO TAKE A PRETTY PICTURE OF IT! I shall never be a professional chef in the internet age. My food photos are all grainy and dark and show how messy my house is.
After all that, you could win a sweet trip to Vegas, which you will need to recover from the stress of entering this contest. Oh, and there are categories. We already missed pies and cake.
- Cupcakes: Dec. 10 to 16
- Cookies and Bars: Dec. 17 to 23
Go Vegansaurs! Bake and invent! Then share your recipes with us! Those of you who aren’t sneaking in moments to write posts at work can go browse the recipe collection and tell us about the gems.
Get the tissues: “As bounty hunters with bush knives entrapped them in a circle and moved in for the kill, the only thing this mother orang-utan could think to do was to wrap a giant protective arm around her daughter.”
Luckily, rescue group Four Paws saved the orangutan and her baby. They were released back into the wild in a more remote and safer area. Jeez, I am so thankful. And what were these men trying to kill the mama and baby for?: palm oil. The Borneo palm oil companies are said to be offering £70 (about $110) for each orangutan killed on their plantations. So sad. And bounty hunters aren’t the only problem, there’s also severe deforestation due, again, to palm oil. One preferred method of clearing is uncontrolled fires that have killed thousands of orangutans. Fucking A.
Four Paws has some really great programs in place to help orangutans, they seem like an awesome organization. You can donate to them here. I found this palm oil free shopping guide. Does anyone have any other resources about palm oil they recommend? I feel like palm oil is my worst issue, it’s just everywhere; it’s overwhelming. Any tips for me? I’ve heard that organic palm oil doesn’t have the same issues and is fine to eat — do you know if that’s true? I quit regular Earth Balance awhile back and only buy the organic kind and the AMAZING coconut spread! It’s amazing!
via Daily Mail
Earth Balance Organic Coconut Spread: Put it on or in EVERYTHING »
Earth Balance Organic Coconut Spread. Oh, hell yes. Use it as sexual lube (commonly known as, “lube”), massage oil, in cupcakes, on toast, on a spoon, for high-temperature frying, or for high-temperature sexual relations. This shit does it all! There’s a reason this won product of the year at Vegnews, and your holiday baking just got a whole bunch more delicious. Plus, it’s all organic, so it doesn’t have any of that bad, shady palm oil in it (warning: shitty PDF). Seriously, if you love orangutans (and who doesn’t! They’re basically the muppet version of Jay Z and Bruce Vilanch’s love child), then only buy the organic Earth Balance DO IT. And since the organic regular Earth Balance is hella whipped, it’s not as good for baking, but now that shit doesn’t matter because this coconut spread is perfect for all your baking needs! Also, use it to get gum out of hair and to shine your silver! DO IT.
To further convince you of its glorious truth: Here’s a PDF from Earth Balance with tons of recipes, and coupons! Whole Foods also has a coupon — I wonder if you can combine to actually make money on this deal?? Learn the art of the pon, people.
MORE NOG, PEOPLE! Earth Balance soy nog spotted
somewhere Megan shops in Brooklyn at Whole Foods in Philadelphia. Hot damn! Has anyone tried it yet?? How does it compare to my beloved Silk Nog? It’s definitely a less-evil company, so if it’s good, I’m all about the switch! And has anyone tried So Delicious’ COCONUT NOG? What do you think? Don’t hold back on me, man! This is the shit I live for!
Now, a song: I want the nog! I want all of the nog! I will not stop until the streets run yellow with nog, it’s my box of nog! Give it to me, NOW!
Vegan Spinach Borek Phyllo Dough Puffs from the Earth Balance blog! WANT WANT WANT. Want so much. I mean, look at these! They look like spanakopita springrolls! It has a tablespoon of pomegranate molasses, of which I’ve never heard. Has anyone ever used it? I love molasses. Or at least I love gingerbread dough when it’s full of molasses. I could eat that all day! In fact, I have eaten it all day on many an occasion. My gingerbread house had to renovated but that just made it cozier.
I don’t know what it is but I love combos! Like cookie-pizzas! Or sporks! Or centaurs! I don’t know why. Maybe it’s part of modernity? We’re running out of space so people make ottoman-coffee tables and couch-beds. And me and Mimi Clark make cookie-pizzas. I am thoroughly modern Megan, after all.
More polvorónes, this batch from Amani in Oakland, who says that “Earth Balance made them amazing!” They do look pretty adorable!