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Simple Truth Vegan Almond Dessert

When the Simple Truth brand of a non-dairy ice cream showed up at our local grocery store, I bought the Sea Salt Caramel flavor which I wasn’t impressed with. I didn’t see or taste any caramel and it was way to sweet.

I later tried the Chocolate flavor which I did like. Pictured above with walnuts I added.

Recent Eats

Boca Spicy Chik’n patty with Daiya cheddar. Just so-so.

Breyer’s non-dairy Peanut butter Swirl ice cream. Pretty good.

This ooey gooey mess is Light Life veggie turkey slices, Daiya cheddar, Vegenaise and spinach on rye pumpernickel bread. The veggie slices were just ok.

Miyoko’s Chao

Our first time trying Miyoko’s Chao vegan cheese. This was the Aged English Smoked Farmhouse. I though it was really good but it was too smoky for Nova.

Recent Eats

Plant-based mac and cheese with broccoli, spinach, cabbage and Fieldroast hot dogs.

Jambalaya for Fat Tuesday with Tofurkey.

Fish-like tacos. Tofu coated with oil and crushed dried seaweed, pan fried.

Fieldroast hot dog with Vegenaise and Valenta hot sauce slaw.

Fried rice with Fieldroast hot dog.

Beyond Meat’s Beast Burger

The Beyond Meat Beast burger. Looked like hamburger. Cooked like hamburger. Had the texture of hamburger. Taste like hamburger? Idk I don’t recall what hamburger tastes like lol. All in all was pretty good and would eat again. Topped with special sauce (sriracha vegenaise and pickle) chopped onion and spinach.

Pie Five

We were just made aware that the pizza chain Pie Five offers vegan cheese (Daiya) and there are a couple of them in our area. It was pretty good. Wasn’t till later we read that this original crust isn’t vegan but their thin and gluten free crusts are.

The Anchor


The Anchor in Wichita. We go to the Anchor for their great beer selection but hadn’t eaten there in a while as last we checked they didn’t have anything meatless that didn’t have a bunch of cheese. Was happy to find out that since we last looked at the menu they added a black bean burger.

The flavor was really good but the texture not firm and the bun was soft so it made for mushy mess. The fries were good but hard to dip due to their short length.

Update: Went a second time and the burger was firmer and better. Cooked longer I assume.

Vacation Eats

Some of what and where we ate on our recent fall vacation. There were others that weren’t noteworthy or I didn’t get photos of.

img_3548Our first night in New Albany, MS we ate at veggie burgers at Burger King which was within walking distance of our hotel. The 2nd night after a long day of riding on the Tanglefoot Trail we had veggie fajitas at El Agave Mexican Grill.


img_3565img_3566Our first night in Abingdon, VA we ate at Jack’s 128 Pecan, where I had a black bean burger. Nova had Hot Thai Sesame Peanut Noodles which I liked even better than my burger. 128 Pecan is a small converted wood house off the main street. We didn’t get to see inside as we ate on the patio.


p1120704img_3612Our 2nd night in Abingdon, VA following our 1st day riding the Virginia Creeper we both had Asian stir fry at the Peppermill. The Peppermill is a converted large old brick house on the main street. Bedrooms have become dining rooms. Sorta schmancy.


p1120733img_3622Midway on our 2nd day riding the Virginia Creeper we had veggie burritos at Hey Joe’s in Damascus, VA. Probably the best veggie burrito I’ve had.


img_3632Garden omelette for me and a waffle for Nova at Huddle House in Abingdon, VA after our 2nd day on the Virginia Creeper. First time eating at a Huddle House and it was exactly like I’d expect it to be. This was within walking distance of our hotel which was nice.


img_3644img_3642Grilled cheese sandwich with mushroom and onion (if I recall corectly) for me and a salad for Nova at the Bearded Moose in Richlands, VA. It was a rainy day we couldn’t ride so we just drove around in the hills and came across this town and restaurant.


img_3670Shoney’s salad bar in Hillsville, VA. There wasn’t a large selection of restaurants in town. There was Mexican and Asian but we’d pretty much burned ourselves out on those earlier in the trip so we ate here 3 nights in a row while we rode the New River trail. Really good.


dsc_3646img_3701Black bean burger at Boondocks Brewing in West Jefferson, NC. We just stumbled on to the town and restaurant on one of our travel days. Really good beer and burger.


img_3728Normally we eat breakfast at the hotel but where we were staying didn’t offer a continental breakfast so it was the Wild Egg in Nashville where I had eggs benedict florentine and Nova a waffle. It was good but way more food and richness than I need first thing in the morning.


img_3774C-store dinner at the hotel in Nashville after a day and evening on the town. Would have preferred to eat elsewhere but it just didn’t work out.

We went several years avoiding dairy and eggs but as you can see we now occasionally include them in our diet mostly out of convenience when eating on the road.