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Author:  mollyjade [ Fri May 03, 2013 3:03 pm ]
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seitanicverses wrote:
I was in the supermarket today and there were some readymade croutons in the Kosher section (but not like regular bready croutons, these looked more pasta-ish like widdle dumplings.) Forgot the brand name though. The label said you could use them as croutons or snacks!

Soup mandlen? They're sort of like oyster crackers.

Author:  acr [ Fri May 03, 2013 3:14 pm ]
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mumbles wrote:
Are you guys implying that Sabra isn't junk food?

well, they make a bunch with spinach and tomatoes and carrots and stuff in them now, so that's, like . . . it's pretty much a salad. like a bean salad. right? that's what i tell myself when i'm scooping it out of the tub with pita bread.

Author:  missmuffcake [ Fri May 03, 2013 3:23 pm ]
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gaia13 wrote:

Sabra hummus is vegan- says so right on their homepage.



Where at?

I see this site saying vegan:
http://www.sabrafoods.com/


But it looks different from:
http://sabra.com/


Two different companies maybe?

Author:  Limone [ Fri May 03, 2013 4:36 pm ]
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mumbles wrote:
Are you guys implying that Sabra isn't junk food?

I mean, it is if you use Oreos as dippers. Which I have a feeling some of us have tried...

Author:  ijustdiedinside [ Fri May 03, 2013 4:40 pm ]
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I've tried a lot of sabra hummus flavors and I've never seen one that wasn't vegan. If hummus isn't vegan who can we trust?????

Author:  Limone [ Fri May 03, 2013 4:41 pm ]
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gaia13 wrote:
missmuffcake wrote:
I am trying to see if Sabra Hummus is vegan - they come in snack packs now.


Sabra hummus is vegan- says so right on their homepage.

Where do you see that? I'm looking at the site (sabra.com) and I don't see anything about the hummus being vegan. The few varieties I looked at don't contain dairy though.

Honestly though, it's probably vegan and if anybody's really worried they can write to the company and ask if the "natural flavors" are veggie-derived or not.

Author:  Kelly [ Fri May 03, 2013 4:42 pm ]
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coldandsleepy wrote:
Not the super healthiest thing but it's food: the Zatarain's red beans and rice is vegan, and I think some (but not all?) of the other Zatarain's are vegan too.



Just a heads up, but the microwave pouches are not vegan. I buy the boxes sometimes and tried to send some pouches with my son on a trip and they contain chicken fat! so dumb.

Uncle Ben's has a microwave pouch of Red beans & rice that is vegan though!

Author:  Tzippy [ Fri May 03, 2013 8:46 pm ]
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ijustdiedinside wrote:
I've tried a lot of sabra hummus flavors and I've never seen one that wasn't vegan. If hummus isn't vegan who can we trust?????


Just a heads up, though, that the Sabra babaganoush isn't vegan (contains mayonnaise/eggs).

Author:  annak [ Fri May 03, 2013 10:55 pm ]
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Mmm, just had some of the banana dippers earlier. They're at Costco, and while I like the Diane's ones, I can't always find those.

I don't know if it's common in US grocery stores to stock them, but in grad school I ate a lot of pop-top cans of rice dolmas from C1000.

zatarain's stuff is great because you can add so many things to it, like extra veg and tempeh and beans and fauxsage, that by the end it's healthier than you started.

Sometimes the breaded eggplant rounds in the kosher section are vegan, and you can put some red sauce and daiya on them for a simple eggplant parm.

In the Asian section, look for frozen steamed buns - savory mushroom buns make a nice meal, but there are sweet ones as well. Or of course vegetable gyoza are often vegan. There was one kind I used to love with fake meaty soy bits, but I had to go to Hmart to get it.. had a hilarious unintentionally ribald name. Arg can't think of it.

Do ethnic groceries count? The tamales at the I-think-it-was-Ecuadorian supermercado by my old house were just corn, and they were good with salsa and whatnot on top of them. At the Indian grocery there's usually some frozen stuff (esp. samosas), but also some of the mixes like Dhokla are vegan - you have to be careful about stuff that requires deepfrying, though.


Those wasabi soy almonds are NOT vegan, I learned the hard way. After eating a bunch. Sodium somethingorother. Mofos. But I think the cocoa-covered ones are, and those are f'ing delicious.

Author:  pandacookie [ Sat May 04, 2013 12:42 am ]
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A great thing is to toast that fitness bread and put Sabra hummus on it. I ate a lot of that while in NYC.

Author:  lepelaar [ Sat May 04, 2013 7:48 am ]
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annak wrote:
Mmm, just had some of the banana dippers earlier.


I read this first as "banana diapers". I was intrigued/squicked.

Author:  Mr. Shankly [ Sat May 04, 2013 10:23 am ]
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Rice-r-Roni is cheap and some of it is vegan. The Long Grain Wild Rice ones and the Spanish Rice.

Author:  ndpittman [ Sat May 04, 2013 11:04 am ]
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missmuffcake wrote:
gaia13 wrote:

Sabra hummus is vegan- says so right on their homepage.



Where at?

I see this site saying vegan:
http://www.sabrafoods.com/


But it looks different from:
http://sabra.com/


Two different companies maybe?


Thank you for posting this! I was so confused because the co-op here has "local!" Sabra, and it confused me so much! That Sabra is local and vegan though. On the other Sabra, in the FAQ asking if it's Kosher, I think they are trying to state that there products are pareve (though the say parivar). So that's good, right?

Author:  Alin [ Sat May 04, 2013 11:43 am ]
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seitanicverses wrote:
fork you, mestemacher, you can't tell me how to live. imma take this muesli bread with the buff weightlifter on it and dip it in frosting and eat it in bed.


You're a modern day hero and I'm pretty sure I love you.

Author:  happyfaced [ Sat May 04, 2013 1:18 pm ]
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my spouse loves those Seeds of Change ready-to-heat rice pouches. the Caribbean, Indian, Brown, Seven Grains, and Quinoa ones are vegan: http://www.seedsofchangefoods.com/our_f ... spx?id=rth (i think the natural flavors in the Spanish Rice one has dairy)

Author:  annak [ Sat May 04, 2013 1:31 pm ]
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Are the Aji-no-moto yakisoba frozen noodle things just at Costco, or at regular stores too? I don't know if they count as not-junk-food, though. But there are like two little pieces of frozen broccoli in there!

What about green box section stuff? Maybe it's obvious, but so much of it contains egg/dairy.. I think the Morningstar Farms Riblets and Meal Starters strips are vegan.

Author:  annak [ Sat May 04, 2013 1:40 pm ]
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OK, I just double checked the Meal Starters strips. The beef ones seem to have disappeared off the face of the earth, and the chick'n ones seem to come in two varieties: vegan and not explicitly vegan. Comparing the ingredients it looks like the main difference is the coloring, and possibly the iron source clarified (or changed?), which makes me wonder if they're phasing one out in favor of the all vegan or if they're just trying to be dicks by having two nearly *identical* products with nearly *identical* packaging, one of which is vegan and one not? Especially since I could swear that 5 years or so ago they claimed that the strips were vegan.

They do say the riblets are vegan, which is kind of weird because they're kosher dairy certified. But the only suspect ingredient is the flavors, and it doesn't list dairy as an allergen.

https://www.morningstarfarms.com/produc ... ikn-strips
https://www.morningstarfarms.com/produc ... ikn-strips

Author:  missmuffcake [ Sat May 04, 2013 7:04 pm ]
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Dipin has lil doma & hummus packs that say vegan on the package!

Author:  Beanitarian [ Sat May 04, 2013 7:32 pm ]
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As far as I can tell the Morningstar Chick'n strips are vegan, regardless of whether they are labelled as such. Same goes for the riblets. Most colors besides carmine/cochineal and chemical sounding ingredient names are vegan. Of course, I eat lots of foods that don't have a vegan stamp on them without verifying the veganness of natural flavors and such, so your mileage may vary.

Lundberg Farms has a few vegan rice-a-roni type boxed risottos -- I tried the spinach florentine and it was quite good. Here are all their vegan products: http://www.lundberg.com/products/Specia ... Vegan.aspx

Author:  annak [ Sun May 05, 2013 9:54 am ]
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I was at the exchange yesterday and noticed that some of the Barilla microwaveable pasta meals are vegan. I checked ingredients of the tomato & basil and the spicy marinara I think, but most of the others look like they might be OK too.

http://www.barilla.com/aggregator/produ ... illa_meals

Author:  Ariann [ Sun May 05, 2013 9:26 pm ]
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ndpittman wrote:
missmuffcake wrote:
gaia13 wrote:

Sabra hummus is vegan- says so right on their homepage.


Thank you for posting this! I was so confused because the co-op here has "local!" Sabra, and it confused me so much! That Sabra is local and vegan though. On the other Sabra, in the FAQ asking if it's Kosher, I think they are trying to state that there products are pareve (though the say parivar). So that's good, right?


Eggs are pareve, so that's not necessarily enough information - things can contain mayo and be pareve. But afaik, all the hummus varieties are vegan (and also the only widely available commercial hummus worth buying anyway). The pretzel and hummus snack packs are also vegan.

Author:  Rhizopus Oligosporus [ Mon May 06, 2013 8:55 am ]
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Limone wrote:
mumbles wrote:
Are you guys implying that Sabra isn't junk food?

I mean, it is if you use Oreos as dippers. Which I have a feeling some of us have tried...

Dipping Oreos in hummus is too vegan for me. Well, unless it's chocolate hummus, which is really good. I could dip Oreos in that, but Sabara doesn't make it.

Author:  annak [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:40 pm ]
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The other day in Target I found these new slow cooker sauces. There doesn't seem to be any record of them on the Campbell's website, on the back they link to campbellsauces.com , which redirects to a facebook page about skillet sauces (not all of which appear to be vegan). Anyway, I don't know whether ALL the flavors are vegan, or whether these will pass vegan muster here (the only iffy ingredient I see is 'flavors' - I'll allow it, but your mileage may vary), but I'm making the Moroccan Spiced Stew w/ green olives and lemons right now with soy curls, onion, and carrots.

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Author:  EmilyG [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:49 am ]
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Mr. Shankly wrote:
Some of the packaged Target food is vegan. I will come back and post when I remember the specific names of products but I remember I was reading the ingredients on their mushroom bowl thing and it specified that an ingredient was vegan right on the packaging. I thought that was cool! No guessing games!

I'd still be careful with things that are labelled "vegan." For example, Trader Joe's gives a vegan label to things with cultured dextrose in it! not cool!

Author:  VeganMeredith [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:20 am ]
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EmilyG wrote:
Mr. Shankly wrote:
Some of the packaged Target food is vegan. I will come back and post when I remember the specific names of products but I remember I was reading the ingredients on their mushroom bowl thing and it specified that an ingredient was vegan right on the packaging. I thought that was cool! No guessing games!

I'd still be careful with things that are labelled "vegan." For example, Trader Joe's gives a vegan label to things with cultured dextrose in it! not cool!


What's not vegan about cultured dextrose? Isn't it often made from sugar?

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