Vegans, make 7-11 your next culinary destination. Fudge Mint! Fudge Striped Shortbread!
Store brands: an accidentally vegan oasis.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
If Martha Stewart handed you her homemade peanut brittle or orange pistachio chocolate bark(!), would you ever guess they were vegan?! Or would you be too busy wondering why Martha Stewart is giving you anything?
Saturday, December 14, 2013
You think you know Pumpkin Soup inside and out, and then Emeril comes along and makes his chunky, uses allspice, and throws fried sage on top. Showing vegans how to spice up their root vegetables since '93. Thanks to Emeril & Food Network for the tv cookery mastery that is Emeril Live!
Friday, December 13, 2013
There isn't an abundance of Salt Water Taffy around here. So when I saw this at Big Lots I grabbed it for my Pa. They're often made with egg whites. But not these babies.
Big Lots! Canada, you are so good you don't even know it.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Just in case you needed one more reason to love Willie Geist.
Plus not only is this secret ingredient creamy - it's packed with protein. More than your old school cream of tomato soup can say about itself.
Thanks to NBC's Today Show & Joy Bauer for the hot and healthy tips!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
This is the stuff of vegan legend and lore that is thankfully true. Taco Bell's Cinnamon Twists are vegan friendly. No egg, no dairy in their crispy cinnamony parts. Vegan dessert at a fast food chain. Dreams do come true!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The #1 question Giada De Laurentiis gets asked is "how do you stay so slim?" - so she wrote a cookbook called "Feel Good Food" to tell us! A great secret for someone with a sweet tooth? Vegan desserts.
Chocolate Fig Bites, Bon-Bons, Truffles, whatever you want to call these babies, get 'em in your belly.
So many thanks to NBC, Kathie Lee & dairy-free Hoda for bringing us Giada's vegan recipe!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Thank you Hershey's Twizzlers Classic Twist.
And thank you Big Lots! Your Accidentally Vegan deals brought this 1.2 KG box of joy into my life for the grand total of $3.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Ok, it's easier than beans(!) to just open a can than to boil them yourself. But did we know they can be flavored as they boil, just like a stock? Will we reconsider? Also, love that this may contain one of the first sightings of the Alton Brown Twitter post-it doodle (1:32).
So much love and appreciation to Scripps & Mr. Brown for the perfection that is Good Eats!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Finally, hear Anne Burrell's gorgeous singing voice. Around the 2:50 mark. Also, could anyone's genuine reaction to tasting a foodstuff be any more lovely? It's no wonder she has a tv show. Thanks so very much to Food Network and Anne Burrell for cooking up something simple, beautiful and accidentally vegan.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Monday, October 07, 2013
Store brands are the best. Period. Accidentally Vegan creamy salad dressing? Are you kidding me? Like the label says: GOLD.
A lifetime of Xo's to The Co-op and all of the wonderful people in and around it. What a perfect place.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
I love when audiences burst into ooohs and ahhhhs for the most random thing - here it's literally for the sound of crusty, crunchy bread being sliced! Love. It.
Fettunta means "Greased Slice" - how can you not love Mario Batali?
I can't thank ABC & The Chew enough for consistently pumping out heart-healthy veg options. Thank you!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
This video is such a great example of how you can make gooey, deliciously chewy, stick-together snacks without marshmallow. (Ahem, you know who). Maple Syrup and Cranberry Juice instead of animal hooves? Yes please!
Thanks so much to Scripps and Giada De Laurentiis for yet another healthy, simple, accidentally vegan recipe.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Mario Batali: "the most crazy thing I'd ever tasted" - What is this thing? Seriously. It's like a falafel meets a french fry while smuggling a zucchini in its pocket.
Thanks so much to ABC & The Chew for the absolute lovely pleasure of these fun demos.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Monday, September 09, 2013
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Giada De Laurentiis made a salad. Now I've seen plenty of salad, I love sweet & savory, but for some reason this guy worries me! Someone please make this and let us know how it goes?
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Give me a chip aisle and I could spend a good hour reading ingredients lookin for accidentally vegan goods.
President's Choice Ballpark Hot Dog chips: A lotta dill flavor, with a bit of BBQ... Amazingly, a couple minutes after eating them your mouth feels EXACTLY like you just ate a hot dog with the works. Magic.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Have you ever heard of or seen this kind of cookie before? According to the Internet they're made of cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla. THE BESTS. Isn't sharing accidentally vegan food finds just thrilling? Thanks so much to Schroettner and Greece for knowing what's up.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Guy Fieri is right - Jerad Nuttall is a genius when it comes to his snappy little grilled beets.
Here's my beef (see what I did there?) with the way people prepare beets in general. Why take the skin off? It's messy and there a ton of vitamins hanging out in there. Eat it. It's good for you. Isn't the skin on a potato the best part? YES.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Whoever says they don't like tofu is a dummy. Do you like rich, creamy, decadent things? Tofu can be your saving grace. It's the perfect, healthy vehicle for creamy sauces, dips and soups. Here Ellie Krieger uses it in her accidentally vegan chocolate mousse.
(There's some major chocolate porn here too. Just sayin.)
Monday, July 22, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Next time I'm in Asia I'm hitting the streets immediately and looking for these.
p.s There is something meta about a television not only in the background of a cooking show, but the fact that it is left ON and nobody's watching it. Leave it to Guy Fieri to not only tickle our bellies but also share some sort of existential experience.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Just as SNL's Stefon would say: this has everything. Bobby Deen double dipping with a giant spoon, Paula's eyes literally lighting up at the sound of crunchy chips, a kiddie-pool sized bowl of produce. Ok, maybe that's it. Nonetheless, these two make salsa exciting!
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Friday, July 05, 2013
Cookie Butter a.k.a. Biscuit Spread is a real thing, and it's often accidentally vegan. Who invented this? Who invented ground-up cookies for spreading purposes? Marry me.
Thanks to Ella Kitty for sharing!
Monday, July 01, 2013
Y'know those crumbly chip crumbs at the bottom of your bag? They ARE A GIFT. Now you have every excuse to make Bobby Flay's vegan bowl of fun. Dare I suggest adding a bit of corn? Ya got a complete meal y'know. No more wonderin what's for dinner.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Do you call 'em string beans or green beans? Or just beans? Or something else completely? Either way, I could watch / listen to these two cook all day. Be warned: their little jingle is going to get stuck in your head!
Monday, June 24, 2013
I often edit down videos for a million different reasons. I haven't touched this one. It's pure gold from top to bottom. Bobby Deen's egg wash trick is SO smart and SO vegan-friendly, economical and allergy-aware that we owe him a lifetime of baking bliss, y'all.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The biggest news ever? Sure. Or, at least the reason why I always read ingredients, and hold out hope, cause just in case, who knows?
This CUSTARD FILLING is from a bin at a regular bulk food store. Yes. You read that right. There's accidentally vegan custard at Bulk Barn. In a BIN.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
You remember exactly what that best, delicious, middle part tastes like right? This is it. In a cup. One day I will scoop it into a pie shell and cry with so much joy. Thanks to Hunt's for leaving the milk outta this Snack Pack.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This might be the least emphatic car door slam in Triple D history - You'll love it.
Did you know that the dimples in focaccia come from someone poking it? And see how an Air Italia blanket gets involved when Guy visits Rigoletto for an accidentally vegan eat!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Thursday, June 06, 2013
If anyone needed another excuse to visit Australia, apparently Arnott's got a lot of vegan treats up their sleeves...
Saturday, June 01, 2013
There are TOO many things to love about Guy Fieri's visit to The Chew, where he joined Mario Batali and Michael Symon in making vegan sandwich toppings (!)
A couple highlights:
1. Fieri talks about his upbringing with macrobiotic parents.
2. Mario Batali dances from the get go.
3. Fieri, of all people, tries to keep the segment on track (more than once).
4. Fancy sandwich toppings include Batali's peperonata & Symon's sauerkraut.
5. We find out what Guy Fieri & Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids have in common.
6. They do the Three Amigos salute. I am not kidding.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Not many things are as exciting as picking up an interesting looking chocolate bar, reading the ingredients and discovering that it is accidentally vegan. And then you can buy the chocolate bar and eat it and it's all just a friggin delight. Kosher sections ftw.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Ok, there's honey - but this is one of the SIMPLEST veganizations ever. There are many other sticky, sweet substances that don't involve bees. Like agave, maple syrup and love.
Also, learn about fennel pollen, cause Mario Batali's full of bonus info.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Sunday, May 05, 2013
As if you needed yet another treasure to hunt for in those Kosher aisles... How about a box of chocolates? Accidentally vegan chocolate covered cherries by Manischewitz, what? Yes.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Alton Brown answers ALL of your chickpea questions.
Like how do you make hummus & falafel? What on Earth is sumac and why does Alton Brown use a cocktail shaker when roasting chickpeas?
The answers are here!
Friday, April 26, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Lieber's chocolate coins. Because nobody should be deprived of tiny chocolate bits getting stuck under their nails while unwrapping a treat. Chanukah Gelt for everybody!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Accidentally Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar // Made by the Keebler Elves, a photo by VeganBananas on Flickr.
Oh, hi elves and your wonderful "Jumbo Peanut Butter Fudge Sticks" ...like a Kit Kat met a Coffee Crisp and rolled around in peanut butter in a vegan elf dream. Thanks!
Friday, April 12, 2013
Roasted vegetables are the best.
You can't go wrong with a little oil, salt & pepper, and that grilling / roasting goodness. Seeing these guys rave over the deliciousness will make you a believer.
Also, who else suddenly wants to make a balsamic glaze?
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Be still my (vegan) heart. Batali describes his favorite toppings.
Thanks to ABC & The Chew for this giant leap in pizza study!
pssst...(to keep the fishes happy sub anchovies with the salty goodness of capers and/or olives)
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Hey vegans & lactose intolerant friends - The Kosher section is where it's at. This tub of "Chocolate Spread" is vague, inexpensive, tasty as all heck and vegan.
On the other end of the spectrum (and this spoon) is organic, crunchy, plain as all heck peanut butter. Do these bad boys belong together or what.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Gaven McMillian was brave enough to make TWO tofu dishes on DDD. (One of which is "too gorgeous to eat in the kitchen") !
But why I really love this chef is how casually he says "some snaps" when referring to sugar snap peas... Simple as that.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Someone tell any future boyfriends that this is the way to my heart. #vegan, a photo by flyfarther79 on Flickr.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Guy says Chino Bandido is "one of the neatest places we've ever shot" & goes bananas over Eve's recipe, but she won't reveal one secret ingredient. (And in doing so, reminds me of a Disney princess? Is it Jasmine? I'm not high. It's at the 0:52 mark)
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Here are a few tips on finding your vegan Starbucks Frappuccino!
Order it with soy milk.
No caramel drizzle.
No chocolaty chips.
Nothing "lite" - those bases aren't vegan.
Thank your barista & enjoy your lil vegan heart out.
Have you met peppermint mocha? Oh ... boy.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
If Martha Stewart & Rick Bayless ate Tostitos Scoops & salsa, turned to each other and said "we should make these" - this is what would happen.
Rick has great tips, like how playing with your cilantro helps you separate the parts you don't want from those you do.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Chef Michael Symon made a hearty vegan soup. Then he dropped dumplings in it. These dumplings are a perfect example of simple veganization. Instead of half and half, use soy, almond or any other non-dairy milk. For added richness, you could also add a tablespoon or two of oil to the batter. It's that simple, and now you're there! Makin vegan soup with, did I mention this already? MICHAEL SYMON. He's an Iron Chef.
Thanks to The Chew and ABC! Best recipes, best hosts.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Incredibly, this Halo ProBar is honey flavoured. They're vegan!
Also, you know when you eat a granola bar and you think "mmm, I can totally taste the apples" and then you read the ingredient list and there are no apples...
Ok. Well, there's no apple in this.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Chester Cheetah's Corn Twists // Dollarama and other specialty shops, a photo by VeganBananas on Flickr.
Vegans are probably the only ones who are disappointed that Cheetos contain real milk ingredients. Have no fear. You can get these naked, deliciously salted bits of food that have that same perfect, light, airy Cheeto texture.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Friday, February 08, 2013
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Monday, February 04, 2013
I love when an audience bursts into applause for the most random thing. Here it's for a slice of grapefruit. Also, Martha says to eat your brown avocado in the kitchen, and serve something else to your guests; I LOVE HER.
Sunday, February 03, 2013
Emeril Lagasse totally upped the ante when it came to television cookery. He's really, really good at it. Plus, he had a HOUSE BAND. Wanna see him do an impersonation of a pervert picking an avocado? You got it at 1:10.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Hershey's Chocolate Twizzlers // Big Lots // Bangor ME, a photo by VeganBananas on Flickr.
These are "classic twist" with the same build as the red Twizzlers you remember... not those new rubbery ones that have that open end instead of a crimped closed one. This is actually an issue and if you like Twizzlers you know exactly what I'm talking about.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
White Chocolate PB Toast // All Natural Peanut Butter & Co, a photo by VeganBananas on Flickr.
Best midnight snack ever: it tastes incredibly decadent, but looks somewhat respectable.
Also, the nutritional values are equivalent to regular peanut butter. How?! Magic.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Chocolate and Cream Cheese Frostings // Pillsbury // Los Angeles, a photo by VeganBananas on Flickr.
There are so many amazing things about these. There is no actual dairy in the Cream Cheese, they are selling for $2.49 at a Dollar Store, etc.
This site simply creates a hub for the accidentally vegan foodstuffs I have been hoarding on Flickr as well as television clips on YouTube.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
p.s. for the 7-Layer, no sour cream or cheese; EXTRA guacamole.