I kind of split my "Pick 3" into two groups, I hope that's okay. First, I picked two vegan products I have recently tried and enjoyed. One of the two products inspired me to try to recreate it, which is my new vegan recipe. It turned out amazing for my first attempt, and I actually remembered to write down the recipe! My first vegan product is Trader Joe's Vegan Shreds. While they are no Chao, and Dylan reminded me they are certainly no daiya, what they are is a great vegan mozzarella replacement, and they are two plus dollars cheaper than any vegan cheese I've seen. They are like daiya in that I will not be eating these cold, but in vegan mac and cheese, pasta, burritos, etc. they make for a delicious cheese-like experience.
Balela Bean Salad. I found it right around the other prepared salads. Even though $2.99 isn't a lot for a prepared salad this delicious, I knew I needed this in my life all the time, and I could make it cheaper! I made it last night, and while it isn't exact, I think it's pretty close. It's so fresh tasting.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Balela salad!
- 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed
- 1/4 to 1/2 C. rinsed black beans
- 1/4 C. chopped parsley
- S&P to taste
- 1/2 Medium onion, diced
- 2 T. Extra virgin olive oil
- 2 T. plus 1 tsp. Red Wine Vinegar
|Beans, It's whats for dinner!|
This was a fun little post Mofo challange! There is a little under two weeks at this point to jump on board if you're interested.
Here is the post that started it all!