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Neverland Vegan High Tea

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 I won a gift card for Neverland Tea Salon and Foodie Buddy suggested we go there because they have vegan high tea. Regular price of the tea is $50 per person which for Vancouver is a reasonable price. We were a little late to arrive as we commuted by transit. The place was very crowded but we were seated and given the menu. The server explained that we could have as many teas as we wanted but you could only one at a time. I ordered an apple black tea for the first one they also have a variety of plant milk choices I requested almond milk.  I ordered the Vegan high tea and Foodiebuddy ordered the traditional. Our platter came with all the vegan items close to me and the other items on the other side. The server explained what everything was but I still had to look up the menu online.  I started by trying the scone. The vegan ‘cream’ tasted like the coconut whipping cream you get at the grocery store. We were only given one container of jam to share but foodie buddy let me have it. The

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

The taste of vegan mini donuts without the effort of making donuts

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  I recently found out that most pancake mixes are vegan. The one I found with the best ingredients is a whole wheat mix.  To the pancake mix I added some water, almond milk, and oil. I didn’t measure just mixed ingredients until the consistency looked good.  Since I have no patience I didn’t let the mix rest and attempted to make one pan size pancake. I spread the pancake too thin and it got stuck to the pan so I scrambled it. Then I added vegan butter to the pan. You could add sugar but I added maple syrup.  The result was delicious. They definitely tasted like donuts or mini churros. If you don’t mind your pancake not being pretty give this a try.