Vegan weekend adventures in Ottawa fall 2023

The fall season in Ottawa is a few weeks so you have to enjoy it. This summer was mostly rainy but it was heat wave weather at the end September straight to the colder windy days of October. If you are new to my blog I have lived most of my life in Vancouver and moved to Ottawa last year. I moved to Ottawa with my mom and last fall was dealing with her pancreatic cancer so I didn’t have time to enjoy Ottawa fall things. My mom passed away last October and this year I didn’t have many commitments which left me time to explore the Ottawa beauty and vegan food.  There really isn’t enough time to explore everything and work there is always something going on. I have also gone from not having much of a social life to having to vegan friends in the last couple of months. The beauty of Ottawa is it really is a big city small town at least in the vegan market community. Hotpotatoco one of the vendors at the market introduced me to one of my vegan friends that will be known as the other vegan g

Boxed Vegan Mac and Cheese Review


Annie’s vegan Mac and cheese was $3 at Giant Tiger. It’s the first one I tried. The macaroni is the same as the texture I remember from Kraft. The cheese pack had a distinct vegan cheese smell. The taste of this Mac and cheese is good but it is definitely vegan cheese powder. My apartment has a lingering vegan cheese powder smell. If you really like Kraft Mac and Cheese this is a good vegan substitute. 

I have had the Farm Boy vegan and gluten free cheesy Mac for awhile. I think it cost around $3. Farm boy has a lot of great vegan products so I am excited to try this. I also just got back from a vacation with a lot of flight delays so I am very hungry. 

The cheeze sauce is very creamy and tasty. It tastes like a homemade vegan cheese sauce. 

This is a very good vegan mac. It tastes homemade I wish I had some extra vegan cheese to add to it and bake it. This is something you could serve to guests. It is very good I would buy this again. 

I found Vegan goodles at target in Vegas. I don’t think they are in stores in Canada but I believe we can order online. They were $3.99 US so a little more expensive also only for a limited time. I heard about regular goodles a long time ago from the creator of 2B mindset she mentioned these were a favourite of her kids and if a nutritionist is promoting them they are probably good. These are high in fiber , protein, and contain probiotics so a healthier noodle. 

I had to add about a cup more milk to the cheese mixture to get it into a sauce form. I did use creamier plant milk but I also feel like the measurement in the directions was too little. Other than that I really like the noodles. I found them a bit salty at first but once I added pepper and a little hot sauce they were really good. They don’t taste healthy at all so if you have access and want something a little more nutritious than what normally comes in a box they are worth trying. The instructions said to eat out of the pan so I did. 

I still have more Vegan Mac and cheese to try. Do you want me to do a part 2? Let me know in the comments or on Instagram @livingottawalocal. 


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