Monday, June 27, 2011

I have been relying on vegan convience food a lot lately... Some food porn

For my birthday, I got $120 worth of gift cards to Trader Joe's, so I bought a lot of convience food I wanted to try but don't want to spend my funds on... Also, I heard via vegweb.com that Ralph's (Kroger) was drastically cutting prices on some vegan goodies (Half off!) so I bought lots of stuffs :)

YOU MUST TRY AMY'S TOFU SCRAMBLE HOT POCKET THING NOW!!!

TJ's Mochi is yummy! Never tried a non-vegan version but these were delicious :) Ice cream filling made with coconut milk <3
Inside these babies:
Here are the goodies I got from Ralph's... Cost me $40... I also hit up another Ralph's and got a few other things that I typically wouldn't buy cause it's too expensive...
The vegan chicken nuggets were ok... I remember buying a Morningstar or Boca version that I liked much better...
Tofurkey Vegan Pizzas are alright, def not worth the typical $10 price tag, but for $5, why the hell not?

"Cheese" with added veggies on top (This one was pretty good). I would cook as directed on the box but broil these pizzas for a minute or two so the "cheese" melts and tastes better
Tofurkey "Pepperoni" (Least fave, too much "pepperoni" that wasn't very good) additional veggies added again...
Tofurkey Italian "Sausage" Pizza, was pretty decent cause it had some veggies for pizazz...
I also bought Amy's Roasted Vegetable Pizza half off. THIS IS THE BEST PIZZA EVER (No cheese-like substance needed)!!!
I have been hitting up Mother's Market lately as well (Health food store with an awesome deli with lots of vegan dishes)... You can get 3 portions of anything in the deli-case for $7! 
 
Teriyaki "Beef" Chow Mein (Made with TVP chunks I'm guessing)... This was decent, I enjoyed the "Beef"
An Italian type "Chicken" dish I served over some leftover rice (Very good)
A "Shrimp" dish (Maybe Cajun?) served over rice as well... I think vegan shrimp makers have the shrimp texture down pretty good but the taste is lacking, still like this dish though!
Fettuccine Alfredo (Had some "Chicken" chunks that were probably TVP)... This was alright...
Peace, Love, Vegan <3

7 comments:

Basil said...

Yum- it looks like you had a really good week with all that food! Your pictures are great... I'm jealous of the Trader Joe's giftcards.

HayMarket8 said...

lOts of good foods there. I agree about the pizzas. The price is too high for the amount of food. I have also been relying on quick foods too much recently as well. Sometimes life gets you that way.

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

I completely agree with your assessments of the chicken nuggets and tofurky pizza. I'll keep an eye out for the mochi next time I'm at TJ's.

sara said...

TJ's gift cards -- what a great birthday present! those mochi are adorable and they look so delicious. i love the amy's roasted veggie pizza, too.

Ariel said...

Oooh, I had no idea Trader Joe's had vegan mochi ice cream!
I'll definitely be picking up abox (or two!) of those next time I go. (:

Jenny said...

I've never seen anything like that mochi in my life!!! I do really like the Tofurky pizzas. Our favorite thing is to add sauce and Daiya on top of the Amy's no-cheese pizzas before baking. It's so good! (although you're right; it's so good plain, too)

Save Trader Joe's Coconut Milk Mochi said...

Hi, Vegan Luvies!!! I love the mochi so much too, it's being phased out of availability completely! Did you know that? I started a petition to gather signatures to send to Trader Joe's for them to review in deciding to perhaps bring the coconut mochi back for us to enjoy. Please, feel free to share the link if you'd like. Otherwise, hopefully, you'll add yourself to the petition. Thanks!! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-trader-joes-coconut-milk-mochi/