Quite a few things In My Kitchen this month! Truthfully, over the past few months as the last In My Kitchen post I did was back in November 2014. Some things never change though, like THIS:
Always trying to ‘help’! I had to work quickly because every time my back was turned I heard the sound of packets rustling, then I’d see both cats trying to drag things out of the box.
Okay, first up is this magnificent chocolate from The Chocolate Yogi. I sampled some of this at the Cruelty Free Shop on Vegan Day Out on the Saturday, then went back on Sunday to buy some. I chose the salty caramel flavour and love it:
The Cruelty Free Shop had the Clif bars on sale. I bought one to pop in to my bag next week, when I have an all day event to go to (and I have no idea about food options there):
I had some super power luck with raffles last year and won first prize at the Cruelty Free West Expo. I got a hamper of goodies and this coconut flower nectar was included. Awesome prize, because I’d just run out:
I went to Terra Madre last week on a Sunday. Big mistake, the queue was literally to the very back of the store, snaking through those little rooms. I got some coconut sugar:
I also got these edamame mung fettuccine, black bean noodles and spelt fettuccine from Terra Madre. The brown rice vermicelli is from a supermarket:
Woolworths recently had a sale on their Macro coconut water cartons. I don’t like coconut water plain but I mix this with smoothies or protein shakes:
When cleaning out the pantry, I found this packet of vegan marshmallow mix. I don’t even remember buying it, I must have had a reason because I don’t like marshmallow!
I’ve been using a bit of this pesto by Terra Sana. I don’t really like pesto unless I make it myself from scratch, as the ones I’ve tried all seem to have a weird aftertaste. This vegan verde pesto is okay though and the convenience wins out for me:
I saw these Sweet William chocolate chips on sale. DeeW doesn’t like the dark semi-sweet chips I have from Costco, so these would suit her better if we make some biscuits:
Sunburst is a new palm oil free spread. The other Nutellex products contain palm oil, so when Sunburst was released at a half price special, I think quite a few vegans bought up big:
More “one day I will make something with these” products, this time soya creams. Because I’ve been eating a certain way for the past few months, I’m not really breaking out and experimenting with new ingredients. I’ll have to do something with these soon though:
I ran out of nutritional yeast and boy did I feel a part of my life was missing! I bought these flakes from the bulk bin area of Terra Madre. You can see they’re not that bright yellow colour like other brands but it’s still perfectly fine:
This Melrose organic sunflower mayo has a lemon taste I find a little strong now, for a plain mayo. The Pure Harvest rice malt syrup was recently half price so I picked up a couple of jars for a big recipe I will be making later this month:
For Christmas I received this jar of Outback Pride Kutjera Relish. I’m really looking forward to using this so have to research some good vegan recipes!
Of course, my helpers disappeared when I had to pack up… actually no, they showed up lying in the middle of the hallway when I was carrying all this stuff back to the kitchen!
In My Kitchen is a monthly blog link up hosted by Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial and I’m submitting this blog post of mine for March 2015. It’s not a vegan event but anyone can join in and you can also discover new blogs, products and so on. I’ve taken down a few notes of things to try!