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Vessi Shoes

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I bought my second pair of Vessi shoes. My first pair I wore everyday since I got them. They also had great grip in the snow. They are so comfortable I stopped wearing my other shoes.  These shoes are vegan, waterproof, and they mold to your feet. You have to buy them online  at vessi’s.com. They are machine washable but I have not tried they are easy to wipe clean  My second pair is a limited edition I bought them because I walk everywhere and they have some reflection so I feel a little safer that cars will see me walking in the dark winter. I love the style.  These shoes really are waterproof. You can see an Instagram Reel of me walking in the rain here  Waterproof Shoes Instagram Reel . My pants got wet my shoes stayed dry.   

Plant based cheese puffs

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  I found these plant based cheese puffs at London Drugs on sale for $3.99. When I first saw the package I didn’t see it was plant based but there was a spicy flavour as I was about to read the ingredients I realized the cheese flavour was vegan.  The texture tastes exactly like the regular cheese puffs which is nice because these are made of fava bean, pea protein, and chickpea flour there is no corn in them.  A serving is half the bag for 210 calories and 10g of protein. Even the sodium level isn’t too bad for a snack it’s 29% of the daily value. It does have 6g of fat but the portion size is big.  The taste is like vegan cheese not exactly like regular cheese puffs. It’s good though if you like vegan cheese it is interesting there is no nutritional yeast in the ingredients as most vegan cheese flavour usually has. It does have lactic acid.  I would probably buy the spicy flavour next time but I liked them. They make a great snack. 

Pizza Kit

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 Costco sells pizza kits which are pizza crusts and tomato sauce. They have a few different brands I can’t remember the name of the brand I bought it was an Italian name.  The package came with a bag to freeze the crusts and sauce that I will use later. It is very convenient as the sauce is individual packs as well.  The crust was the perfect size for my air fryer oven. I used ingredients I had in my house. I spread the sauce then added vegan cheese, frozen grilled vegetables, pineapple, grape tomatoes and topped with vegan Parmesan.  The pizza cooked in the air fryer oven for around ten minutes I turned the tray a couple of times and broiled for a minute. Then I added the little bit of fresh basil I had in my house.  I think it turned out great. The vegan cheese melted really nicely. It tasted better than a frozen pizza maybe not pizzeria quality. Great quality for a pizza made at home in ten minutes. 

Vegan Spicy Chick’n Sandwich from Pizza Pizza

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  I have been vegetarian for over thirty years and have not had the opportunity to try many chick’n sandwiches. I tried KFC vegetarian sandwich once and did not like it. I have never tried the KFC vegan sandwich. I have had some homemade chick’n sandwiches and a couple from food trucks.  Pizza Pizza is a Canadian Pizza chain that is known for affordable pizza. When I heard they were going to offer two vegan chick’n sandwiches complete with vegan mayo I was excited. I never imagined that a Pizza chain would offer better vegan burger options than the burger fast food chain. Usually I have to order vegan burgers without mayo.  The sandwich consists of a vegan golden bun, vegan mayo, Lightlife chick’n patty, and pickles. I ordered the spicy sandwich it cost around $8 including tax and watched them make my sandwich. They deep fried the patty which was coated in breading. They squeezed vegan spicy sauce on both sides of the bun added the patty and two pickles.  I waited until I got home to t

Starbucks hot apple crisp macchiato

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In a previous post I reviewed the iced apple crisp. Today is a strange weather day it’s sunny and raining at the same time. Cold from the wind and hot from the sun at the same time. It seemed to be a perfect day to try a fall drink released in summer.  I also had stars that were going to expire soon. I would normally order a tall since I was using the stars I got a grande. The only customization I did was request coconut milk. I know it’s not the best for this kind of drink it’s the one I like the most. Otherwise I wanted to try it the way it came.  Previously I had gone shopping with my mom and then decided to walk home. I had a heavy bag of flour to carry on the 1.5 km home. I was hoping that I could sit outside at Starbucks. All the outside tables were taken and inside was efficient with them having a person opening and closing the door and telling you to go pick up your mobile order if it’s there. I’m not comfortable sitting inside anyways but it was definitely an atmosphere of gra

Plant based cheese sticks

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  We have a grocery store here called No frills. The name describes it prices are good but the quality is also good. It is a nice grocery store.  Presidents choice is the brand that no frills and the other grocery stores in the same group of companies carry. They have a good line of vegan products.  The last few times I have visited No Frills I have looked at the plant based Mozzarella sticks. The box was almost $8 I was hoping they would go on sale. They didn’t so I finally decided to try them.  I cooked them in the air fryer and probably overcooked them so the cheese came out.  These were much better than I was expecting them to be. The cheese was like cream cheese. It would be great as a jalapeño popper.  I will definitely buy these again and now I think the box of 20 for less than $8 was a good price. 

Another week of meal kits from Vegano

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My delivery usually comes at 10 am this time it came at 3pm so I was getting worried I wasn’t going to get the kit this week. I don’t buy groceries when I order meal kits because it’s enough food for me. I’m glad I got the kit.  This weeks menu items were limited because a new menu comes out next week. The meals I chose were not my favourite but I had a discount code and I love a deal.  The first meal I tried was a Moroccan eggplant tagine with couscous and a green pea and mint purée. The instructions said to cook the couscous for 5-6 minutes but I needed to cook mine for ten minutes. The tagine said to cook for ten minutes that might have been to long. The tagine had eggplant, onions, apricots, red peppers, chickpeas and a side of raisins. There was a lot of tomato paste flavour. The kit also came with some dried herbs to sprinkle on top. When I went to Morocco over 20 years ago every time I would ask for something vegetarian I either got a plate of prunes or an omelette. I expect tha