After today’s earlier post, I thought we all needed a little levity for this post! Also, I can’t stop thinking about grilled cheeses and tomato soup (something about it snowing outside and being stuck indoors gets me in the mood for soup), so where better to discuss my love of food than on this blog? It is, after all, somewhat based on my love of food and my (pathetic) attempts at cooking.
“Wait Melissa… isn’t grilled cheese NOT vegan?” you may be wondering… and yes, you are right! Cheese is definitely not vegan (and I guess according to that link, not even vegetarian, but okay), so why in the world am I talking about grilled cheese sandwiches?
Because, my friends, I am not talking about grilled cheese sandwiches… I’m talking about grilled teese sandwiches!
Ahaha, yay for plays on words! But more importantly, yay for delicious, vegan cheese! Made by Chicago SoyDairy, Teese is an 100% dairy free alternative to cheese and comes in two different flavors, Mozzarella and Cheddar.
Teese is similar to Daiya cheese, in that it has also gotten great reviews for actually tasting and ‘acting’ like cheese. Plus, you can find Daiya cheese practically everywhere. However, I noticed Daiya cheese didn’t melt quite as good as the claims and, while I was happy with the taste and consistency, I was a little bummed to find it didn’t melt like real cheese.
Enter… Cait’s Cait Hates Cake blog! In her post about Teese, she reviewed the Teese product and also shared some incredibly mouth-watering photos of the black bean and Teese quesadillas she made… seriously, don’t click that link if you haven’t eaten lunch yet
However… here comes the terrible, horrible, no good bad news ever: They do not sell Teese ANYWHERE near me. Within 60 miles of me, there are absolutely no retailers who sell Teese products. And yes, I complained to my Whole Foods store about this. Next, I must complain to my Natural Grocer’s store (note to self.)
It is absolutely tragic because, like I mentioned, I would die for a delicious grilled cheese sandwich right now. Of course, there is a Whole Foods in Scottsdale (close to Phoenix) close to where I live when I’m back in AZ… I suppose I’ll have to wait!
To cheer myself up, I visited vegansaurus.com, my favorite vegan/snarky website, and guess what I found… THIS!!:
From Stormka, it is a cinnamon roll PIE CRUST. O-m-g. Delicious, no?? And if you click here, she has what looks to be an incredibly delicious recipe for Sweet Potato Pie with Cinnamon Roll crust. Be still, my heart!
Oh, and as for the things I’ve eaten today… not terribly exciting but here goes:
Breakfast: Rice bits (holla for being poor) with half a sliced banana, slice toast w/ Earth Balance butter, Celestial Seasonings antioxidant tea
Lunch: Repeat of the other day… whole wheat burrito with Mexican Bean Dip, lettuce, and tomatoes
Dinner: Couscous with green pepper (if it’s still good… I should check that) and spinach, side of some random mock meat I have in the fridge (I think it’s Gardein, so you know it’s gonna be good… I’ll take pictures!)
Snacks: An apple, some pretzels with hummus, and a green drank! Except I forgot to put in spinach, so it was considerably less green. And yes, that is a penis straw. I got it from a friend as a joke… aww yeah!