January 9, 2011
Coconut Curry Chickpeas and Cauliflower
Asian-Style Noodle Soup
Indonesian Satay Sandwiches with Peanut Sauce
Spinach and Red Lentil Soup
Deconstructed Bahn-Mi Salad
Ginger-Sesame Seitan with Spicy Basil Sno Peas
Hoisin-Peanut Sauce (over broccoli and soba noodles)
December 13, 2010
I was recently given a recipe for this soup which called for heavy cream. Normally, I would just substitute whatever non-dairy milk I have on hand or soy creamer. But since I had nearly a quart of leftover Coffee Rich and I absolutely hate to see things go to waste, I figured that this would be a great way to use it! And it was!
I wish I kept the recipe to post here, but I ditched it. It was not as good as other squash soups that I’ve made in the past, especially Urban Vegan‘s Roasted Root Vegetable Soup, which is not technically a squash soup as much as it is a soup with squash in it. Buy. Her. Book! This recipe alone is worth the purchase price – consider the other 249 recipes a bonus.
December 1, 2010
I was at a grocery store on Monday evening that I don’t normally go to when something in the freezers caught my eye. I think I stared at it for a full minute before I realized that it was the elusive Coffee Rich that I had been looking for for a year. That’s right. A full year. I just scrolled back through some old emails, and found one from December 1, 2009 offering coupons for free products: French Meadow Bakery (which I honestly do not recall if I ever found) and Coffee Rich.
Did anyone catch that? I found it in. the. freezer. So, now I am wondering if every grocery store I’ve been to actually carries this product. I have looked in every cold case/dairy case in every store I frequent for months and months (until I eventually forgot about it). I have asked people that work in the stores. No one seemed to have any idea what I was talking about. Because it’s in the freezer. So there is actually a readily available – VEGAN – coffee creamer on the market and it is nowhere near where anyone would look for it? To me, it would make more sense if it were by the other “non-dairy” creamers in the cold case, or aseptically packaged near the powdered creamers/coffee/tea.
On to the review.
Let me first disclose that I received this product free. I received an email requesting that I use the product, give a brief review, and a link back to the website. The fact that I received the product at no charge has no bearing on the following review.
Short answer: It is just OK.
Long answer: I am thrilled to have found a vegan coffee creamer that is not completely soy based, although it does contain soy. I am less than thrilled that it contains corn syrup. The flavor reminds me of the non-vegan, plain Coffee Mate, which I never enjoyed. At $2.59 for a quart, I think it is a little pricey.
So, in a nutshell, if you were/are a fan of “non-dairy” creamers, I think you will like this. If I didn’t have access to any type of soy/nut milk, I think I could (maybe) get used to this. But I’m glad I don’t have to.
November 30, 2010
Poor execution of a great recipe. Boooooo!
I almost didn’t even post this because of how many mistakes I made in the preparation of this recipe. Because it’s a test recipe for Robin, I am going to hold off on any recipe comments until I make it again — the right way.
November 28, 2010
Pass / Fail:
Pass - Every Robin Robertson recipe I’ve tested, including – and especially – this one!
Fail - Me, with this year’s MoFo. 9 measly posts. Shameful. However, they were the most delicious meals I’ve made in a long time. So perhaps it wasn’t a total fail. ;o)
Today’s lunch was unbelievably delicious. My husband even said that it was like a dish you’d get at a really good vegetarian restaurant. I concur.
The flavors were amazing, it was easy to make, and the house smelled terrific as it cooked.
I squirreled a little away for my lunch tomorrow. Knowing this is waiting for me just might make Monday more bearable.
November 16, 2010
More than just a cute little alliteration… or is it?
an inViting Variety of saVory Veggies!
Lots Leftover for Lunch! (Yay!)
another Recipe from Robin Robertson‘s Repertoir.