Author Archive | Rhea

Apologies and Love Letters: 6 Years Vegan

Today is my 6 year anniversary of becoming vegan. I was going to write a new essay but nothing I could write could express how I feel more than this essay that I wrote for my 4 year vegan anniversary. So I present it again, updated. Whenever people comment about the pictures of food and […]

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Green Chile Queso Beast Burger with Guacamole and Beyond Meat’s Beast Burger

Prepare yourselves: The Beast is coming! Just when I thought I couldn’t love Beyond Meat more, they are unleashing The Beast. The Beast is Beyond Meat’s new burger. The Beast Burger is amazing! Beyond Meat is changing the whole veggie burger game with this one. This quarter-pound vegan burger is incredible. It looks like a […]

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Product Review: Three Paws Gourmet Dog Treats

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and that means it’s time to focus on love, hearts and the warm fuzzies that come from true love. What better topic could there be than my Benny? We all know that when you want to find true love, you’ll find it with animals. Benny is my little valentine (whether he […]

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Homemade Calzones, Easy Queso Cheese Sauce and a Review of Field Roast Cheese Slices

I’m pretty sure every vegetarian and vegan knows about Field Roast and if they don’t, they need to get acquainted with them right away! Field Roast makes grain meat and they do it exceedingly well. Field Roast was created in 1997 in Seattle when Chef David Lee combined the European tradition of sausage-making with the […]

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Flourless Nut Butter Cookies and Tofu in Spicy Peanut Sauce Plus a Review of Once Again Nut Butters

I do not like peanut butter and jelly. Nope, never have, never will. It’s probably because I don’t have a sweet tooth. I do, however, love peanut butter and cream cheese. When I was in grade school, every Friday the cafeteria would be closed for the upcoming Shabbos and each classroom would get a tray […]

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Product Review: Broccoleaf and a recipe for Jamaican (Ital) Soy Curls Curry with Broccoleaf

I love reviewing new vegan products and spreading the word about all the wonderful vegan items on the market. The one thing I usually don’t get to review, however, is vegetables. Well, not fresh vegetables, anyway. Most products are foods that come in jars, bags and boxes. Plus, I don’t usually think about vegetables as […]

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QBC Burgers (Quinoa, Broccoli and Chickpeas)

I love veggie burgers. I’ve made a bunch of them – Chickpea Burgers, Buffalo Lentil Burgers, Kidney Bean-Walnut Burgers, Black-Eyed Pea Burgers, Moussaka Burgers, Eggplant CrunchBurgers, Roasted Beet Burgers, Hoisin Black Bean Burgers and Trudy’s “Beefy” Burgers.                                         […]

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Product Review: Chic Naturals Chickpea Snacks

There are a lot of reasons to love Hawaii – the beautiful islands, the gorgeous oceans, the friendly people and rich culture – but here is another reason: it’s where Chic Naturals is based. And that’s important because Chic Naturals makes the most amazing dry roasted chickpea snacks. I’ve written about Chic Naturals before. In […]

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New Vegan Products You’ll Want to Try: Tres Pupusas

It’s always exciting to find and try new vegan products. When I find them and they are good, I love spreading the word about them. Today I want to tell you about pupusas from Tres Latin Foods, a company in Boulder, CO. What is a pupusa, you ask? A pupusa is a traditional dish from […]

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Product Review: Buddha Teas Chakra Tea Blends

Let me tell you two things you may not know about me. The first thing is that I have always been a reluctant tea drinker. The only time I ever drank tea when I was younger was when I was sick and my mother forced me to. When I got older, I liked the tea […]

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Jamaican (Ital) Curried Jackfruit with Chickpeas

I love so many different ethnic cuisines, especially those with rice and spice, that sometimes it’s hard for me to choose a favorite. However, if a genie told me I could have any one cuisine placed in front of me right now, it would take me no time to choose – Jamaican food. Jamaican food, […]

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Product Review: The NEW Vega One and a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe

The “V” Word did a product review back in September to tell you all about Vega and their products. Plus, I posted the very first smoothie recipe in the history of The “V” Word – a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. Well, I’m writing about Vega again because there is a brand New Vega One. Vega listened […]

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Happy Vegan Hanukkah Menu 2014

No matter how you spell it – Hanukkah, Chanuka, Chanukah, or Hannuka – the Festival of Lights is upon us again. There is no shortage of recipes here at The “V” Word. Check out the following post with recipes links: Holiday Menu Extravaganza – 90 Vegan Recipes But if all those recipes just make it […]

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Vegan Thanksgiving Menu 2014

Thanksgiving Menu 2014 Curried Pumpkin Soup with Apple Crutons Apple, Cranberry, Fennel and Arugula Salad with a Honee Apple Vinaigrette (recipe in The “V” Word Holiday E-Book) Tofu with Apple and Onion Relish Sorta Seitan “Turkey” Cutlets Gluten-Free V-Turkey Cutlets Chickpea Mushroom Gravy (recipe in The “V” Word Holiday E-Book) Spiced Pumpkin Penne with Hazelnuts […]

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