My new favorite tool to use in the kitchen is most definitely my mango slicer. Can’t you just use a knife? Glad you asked. Sure, you could use a knife to peel and slice your mango. But, this little tool helps you make little to no mess and I am much less likely to cut myself while using it. If you’re like me, and you eat a lot of mangoes and you cut yourself all the time (I actually just cut myself today while using a mandolin to slice potatoes for potato chips), then you should really get one of these!
The other day I ordered some Thai food from a restaurant down the street from my house. I ordered something new, rice noodles with veggies and a peanut sauce. I asked for no meat and no egg (common in Asian noodle dishes). It was delicious! My aunt (who is not vegan) loved it too.
But, I did notice when I was about three-quarters of the way through my meal that they had not completely omitted all of the egg. I am not sure it was a mistake by the cooks and then they decided to just go with it. But, there was most definitely egg bits in my food.
This kind of upset me and I wish I would have called to complain to the restaurant because I was quite revolted by it. I don’t think I will go back there, unless it is to sit down and eat in the restaurant, so that I can be sure it has no egg in it before I begin eating.
Best store-bought cookies on the planet
I prefer to shop at Fredmeyer as opposed to Safeway because of the bigger selection of natural/organic and vegan foods they have. And luckily, there’s a Fredmeyer on my route home from work.
Yesterday, I was feeling very unsatisfied as far as snacks go. I decided to try and find some cookies to fill that snack void. I thought it was going to be a lot harder to find them than it was.
The second isle in the natural foods section of Fredmeyer boasted a line of “soft baked” cookies! On the box, they say they are gluten free, soy free, nut free and dairy free. (Too bad they weren’t actually free!) But I still had to be sure there were no eggs in the cookies. I’m not sure what everyone’s definition of “dairy” is, so I checked the ingredients. No eggs! They are completely vegan and ridiculously delicious.
They are considered “soft baked” which basically means they have a texture that’s slightly more airy than cookie dough. You could probably ball them up and create “cookie dough” balls. The kind I tried was “snickerdoodle.” But they also had chocolate chip and some other flavors.
If you need to satisfy your vegan sweet tooth, I highly recommend these. They are about the size of a 50-cent piece and there are 12 in each box. They cost a little less than $3.50 (US) per box.