Growing up in Vermont, most places I considered “vegan” were stereotypical hippie joints – local co-ops bathed in patchouli oil, incense, and Birkenstock footprints. And, while many places in the Green Mountain State still resemble those icons, the vegan scene in Vermont is changing.
On a recent trip home, we pulled our car into a non-descript parking lot in Essex. The property is shared with a nursery/greenhouse. A small sign over a beautiful deck read “Sweet Alchemy Bakery and Cafe.”
From the outside on this chilly Winter day, so far the experience was quintessential Vermont – from the rolling frozen hills in the distance, to the barn-esque design of Sweet Alchemy. Once inside, the warm, sweet smells of a talented baker completed the experience.
Continue reading Restaurant Review: Sweet Alchemy [Vermont]
There have been a ton of advancements in the vegan food scene, but finding a good, boxed mac and cheese has been sorely missing. Even though it is disgusting (and slightly embarrassing to admit), sometimes I miss the Kraft macaroni and cheese or even the velveeta days. So, on a recent trip to Whole Foods, I grabbed one of each vegan mac and cheese. Here are the contenders.
Continue reading Vegan Mac & Cheese Shootout!
I didn’t feel like dinner. I felt like some vegan sin food. And I was longing for those old school, bad-for-you velveeta experiences.
While roaming the aisles tonight at Food Fight, I decided to try the new Daiya Cheezy Mac and grabbed a box.
Continue reading Product Review: Daiya Cheddar Style Cheezy Mac