Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Farewell Vegan MoFo 2014

This year's MoFo was a big fat failure for me.  Last year I managed 30 posts, and assumed this year would be no different.  You know what they say about assuming things....yeah, I'm an ass.

Major kudos to all of you who MoFo'd your hearts out all month long!  Thanks for giving me something to read while I was trapped playing guinea pig.

Here's to hoping this year gets me in better place physically, so I can kick ass next year.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Edward & Sons Japanese Restaurant Style Miso Soup-Vegan MoFo day 28

There isn't much to say.  It's instant miso soup.  It's salty as fuck, tastes of ocean, and somehow is still completely delicious.  I have tried a couple of brands, and I think I like this one best.  Some of them can be a little...grainy?  Not this one.

Notice the date. Does miso ever really go bad?
I threw in a handful of soy curls because it's what I do with everything.

MUST be eaten out of a mug

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake - Vegan MoFo day 27

I'm in a cycle of sleep and eat.  I sleep until the rumblies wake me up, I eat, then I go back to sleep.  I'm an overgrown infant.  Convenience foods make it all possible.

Up for review is Kashi's Mayan Harvest Bake.  The picture on the box certainly looks appetizing, and it has a few of my favorite foods thrown into the mix, so why not?

The box claims that microwaving is the preferred method.  Unfortunately, the turntable in my microwave is broken, and I don't trust it to heat anything other than water without catching stuff on fire.  Water is relatively fire proof.  I baked it in the oven for 50 minutes as directed instead.

I feel sorry for frozen dinners.  They sure are grossly misrepresented in appearance.  My mouth was overwhelmed by sugar in the first bite.  I love sweet/savory foods, but this was a bit much for my taste.  The word "spicy" was thrown into the product description, but sadly, I didn't detect the tiniest hint of heat other than it being hot temperature wise.  The addition of plantains was a nice touch, and probably my favorite part.  Until I got to plantain #2.  I think it may have been rotten?

While it's nice that Kashi has vegan offerings, I wasn't impressed with this one.  It wasn't bad, except for that stinkin' plantain, but it's not something I'll purchase again.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jalapeno Tortilla Chips (Food Should Taste Good) - Vegan MoFo day 26

I love spicy stuff, much to my own detriment.  I saw these chips at a gas station convenience store, and couldn't pass them up.  I was shocked when I opened the bag and saw the color of the chips.  BRIGHT RED, thanks to the magic of beets.  They have a unique flavor for a tortilla chip, and I could definitely taste the jalapeno.  That being said, the spice level was a little too tame for something I was expecting to have more of a kick.  Would I buy them again?  Definitely.  They have the perfect texture, and were pretty darn tasty to boot.  The serving size was acceptable, but of course they left me wanting more.  A full size bag would probably be a dangerous proposition.  My favorite thing about them is they don't require dip; they're crispy flavor bombs on their own.  I prefer these over Late July's sweet potato tortilla chips as a standalone snack, although both have a right to be in my pantry.  Or mouth.

Shocking red, sunglasses not included