My super awesome dad LOVES to surprise me with mail order vegan goodies! He actually picks out the products on his own, though occasionally he'll call me when he's placing an order to ask for input. Now, my dad is not vegan. But he has good taste. Here's what he ordered last week from Vegan Essentials:
From left to right: Primal Strips Seitan Teriyaki Jerky, Fantastic Foods New England Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup Mix, Fantastic Foods Vegetarian Nature's Burger Mix, Primal Strips Seitan Thai Peanut Jerky, a Sweet & Sara Smore Pie, a log of Teese, and a Primal Strips Smoked Primal Stick.
See what I mean? Good taste. He ALWAYS orders a log of Teese. He's kept me stocked in the stuff since I first tried it months ago. And the Sweet & Sara Pie was my idea! I've been dying to try one. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
Tonight, I opened the Nature's Burger mix, and made this monster veggie burger:
Served on a massive Ezekial sprouted grain bun with Teese, local tomato, romaine lettuce, Granny's homemade pickles, and mustard, this was super filling and tasty. The patty is made by combining the dry burger mix with with water and then frying in a skillet until brown. It wasn't as firm as a typical frozen patty, but it tasted really yummy ... almost like falafel.
Thanks daddy! And yes, he reads my blog...