Tuesday, September 6, 2016

New Vegan Products: Vegan Eggs, Almond Milk Ricotta Ravioli, & Meatballs

The moment my eyes connected with Follow Your Heart's VeganEgg located in Whole Foods Markets' dairy aisle next to the other 'eggs,' I almost performed a cartwheel. Then I remembered that I have no such athletic skill. I have no inner Dominique Dawes.
Instructions are simple. Whisk together two tablespoons of VeganEgg with ice cold water.I added a bit of black pepper to the mixture that smells and acts like eggs.
Added to mushrooms and onions, crackling sizzle came on and smell continued its masterful trick on fulling senses. It takes 7-9 minutes to perfect "scrambled eggs."
Excellent on a sesame seed bagel. I also added VeganEgg to breakfast polenta, a savory center for waffles, and vegetable stir fry. The creators definitely did their homework when it came down to the science of how eggs operate. Still, the major woe of this review tale is that for 12 servings this product is $7.65. Take that what you will. It might be easier to go traditional vegan tofu scramble route with some added turmeric and nutritional yeast if budget is your concern as it is mine. I will buy VeganEgg sparsely in the future. It's a yummy, authentic product-- one amazing step for vegan humankind, but at the same time, pricing could be a little more reasonable.
I have been waiting to try Kite Hill's vegan ravioli forever and it was worth the wait-- meeting every expectation head on.
A delicious balanced dinner comprised of Kite Hill's impressive ravioli topped with marinara sauce and a side of rainbow carrots-broccoli medley.
These were divine. The center of creamy ricotta and firm pasta tasted like an Italian grandmother's delicious secret recipe. There's something wickedly addictive about Kite Hill's Almond Milk Ricotta for starters. To place their superb ingredient as the sibling component to fresh tasting spinach is an applaud worthy celebration in every bite. I still love my Soyboy frozen ravioli, but cannot the sheer joy of Kite Hill's simple refrigeration and heat method. Makes things conveniently easier.
gardein's Meatless Meatballs are easily one of the best vegan versions around and reasonably priced (yes!). I prepared them in tomato basil spaghetti sauce over angel hair. Plump, tasty meatballs are like heavenly, unharmed, plant based treasures from above. Although, they were somewhat burnt on one side, that charred texture provided a wonderful, unexpected crunch. I'm not suggesting that everyone go out and scorch one of side of your gardein-- just honestly saying that I did cherish that flavor profile.
Topped with lots of nooch (one doesn't want to consume dairy free cheese with every single meal).
Another beautiful close up.


  1. I saw the vegan egg at Natural Grocers, but the price turned me off. Maybe someday when I have a little extra, or if the price comes down. It does look amazing though.
    I can only imagine how delicious the Kite Hill raviolis are. Every Kite Hill product I've tried has been out of this world. But they're definitely a splurge. I haven't seen the ravioli yet. The picture is making me drool! And the Gardein meatballs and angel hair are making me crave pasta so hard!! I don't think I've tried their meatballs yet, but now I know I have too!

    1. Yes. The pricing is a major factor when it comes to buying vegan products nowadays-- especially the special high end stuff. But these are not absolute necessities despite how good. A delicious hearty tofu scramble goes a long way. Kite Hill is an amazing company (very, very creative) and gardein continues to astound me. :)

  2. I only paid 99 cents for the Vegan Egg at a health food store because it was sitting on the reduced shelf.

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