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This certainly has been a week of rip offs…. (((sigh)))

First I get to the medical facility, unpack and spend the night then the next day before dinner I’m told my insurance decided I don’t qualify.

So back home I went. I think I have found another solution which does not require me to be overnight away from home. Which is nice.

Then today, I drive an HOUR to Whole Foods. JUST to get Candle Cafe’s frozen meals and a few other items I can only find at WF.

WHERE WERE THE ENTREES???  I looked everywhere. I also couldn’t find seitan but then found it after I asked the cashier. It was in a weird location.

I inquired about my missing morsels and apparently “…if they’re not there, there’s no label, then we don’t carry that any more and replaced it with new items….we can order something for you by the case if you like…”

WHAT????

So I sent CC a message via their website advising them of this situation and asked if I could buy online. I’ll let you know what the gig is as soon as I hear.

The other rip off has been happening for a couple of months. My favourite stir fry dish that’s vegan (and I add to it see my “Road Tests” or “To Eat or Not to Eat” tabs) is this Peanut Stir Fry by Snapdragon Foods. I could not find it at Fresh Market, Wegmans and Whole Foods. I have searched high and low.

I finally succumbed and ordered a bunch of their vegan box stir fry stuff for an $11 shipping charge. I felt this was reasonable since I no longer have to drive all over the planet searching for them. Watch…..now I’ll find them back on the shelves.

I love these products because I add all sorts of things to them to make them more healthy and to add variety.

Anyway…that’s my deal for this week.

Have a fabulous weekend!

V

 

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…trying a new recipe. Watch out!

I received an email from Allrecipes for “Mushroom Pie” and it looked yummy.

The only problem was that it’s non-vegan. No problem, I am going to convert the recipe so it is indeed vegan. (And you didn’t think vegetables proselytized, did you? hahaha sigh).

I will post several photos and the recipe as soon as it’s done. I already see an issue that may be a problem but I’ll figure that out when it’s out of the oven. The recipe I read called for putting the mixture on puff pastry and then sealing it. But there were other versions that were in a pie shell. I am using a vegan pie shell (Whole Foods®).

Now I know I can make my own pie shell but, as I explained earlier, I am buying the pre-made stuff for a while so I have a marker, good or bad, something to compare with what I make.

Here is my review of the pie (see recipe/photos on “Road Tests“):

It tastes very good. It looks really bad. The filling did not fill the pie crust, I believe if I doubled the recipe it would yield a much nicer looking and substantial dinner meal. I kind of had that feeling about it when I copied the recipe and looking at various reader photos on Allrecipes but I wanted to do it myself. And of course, I was right.

My daughter just told me/my husband that it was very good and she would like that again. She went back for seconds. I told her my thoughts on making it a thicker slice and she thought that wouldn’t be necessary. But if she got two regular slices, she’d only need one more substantial slice. Plus I would put a side salad with it.

So… onward and upward. No, not really. It just sound like something I should say.

NCIS is new tonight and I can’t wait! Then I’ll watch the rerun of Mob Wives which I missed on Sunday night.

ttfn

 

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         …Joy, Joy

 

Cookies!!! YESSSSS!! 

My daughter made cookies yesterday afternoon ~ snickerdoodles, oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip and cutouts. Here is a phone camera shot of them below, not the best shot but it will do. Tonight she made chocolate chip cookies and they were AMAZING!! OMG.

Today I went to Whole Foods. The ENTIRE reason I wanted to go there was to buy Grainassance’s mochi sheets. I left there after spending $221 … nope, that’s not a mistake. (((Sigh…HUGE Sigh))) 

I bought a lot of stuff that normally, under any other circumstance, I wouldn’t buy … and I bought more than one. Whole Foods is about an hour from my house and not a place I would frequent except MAYBE once/month. I bought Earth Balance butter and “frying” butter i.e., lard. I bought one of the former and two of the latter. I bought several types of pre-prepared food from their “salad/food” bar(marinated tropical teryaki grilled tofu; “egg” salad; green bean dish). I bought three different types of pints of ice cream, several types of different vegan  yogurt, different “food” bars, fruit snacks, veggie sticks/chips and other assorted snack bags; organic baking ingredients; smart links and bacon; pie crusts; frozen meals (omg $5+ a pop).

Also I bought things like a healing lotion that’s vegan for my daughter, an odor eliminator that was $7; a vegan magazine; chicken curry salad for moi; I can’t remember the rest. But I will say I was VERY shocked at the bottom line. I thought maybe $125. Man oh man.

I was excited to be able to buy things that I can buy at my grocery store but they only have one flavor of the product or some other such thing. A lot of the stuff I bought was to taste how it “should” taste so that when I make it, I have a marker to work towards and possibly improve.

It’s kind of exciting to learn a whole new way of cooking and I will not be able to continue to spend this kind of money … I want to be able to make a lot of this from scratch and I know I can…I’m an excellent gourmet cook but haven’t been able to cook as such since children LOL.

I’ve babbled enough…the typings of a tired, old mom. 😀

And taaaa-daaaaaa my girl’s cookies from Sunday ~

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