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Amy’s Tamale Verde (Vegan)

Published July 16, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

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This is one of my favorites from Amy’s. It’s got all kinds of delicious goodness. I just open one end of the plastic bag and microwave it for 5 minutes, for a less fussy way to get from hungry to fed! I also like that they conveniently label all of their vegan items at the beginning of the ingredients list. I like to cut up the tamale into a bunch of small pieces and mix it into the yummy tomato-y rice. But that’s me, I’m a mixer of foods. Yummy! : )

Make sure you choose carefully. There’s an almost identical package for the one with cheese that I bought accidentally once in a hurry.

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Amy’s New Sonoma Veggie Burgers (Vegan)

Published May 28, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

Amy’s came out with a great new veggie burger recently that’s sure to be a big hit with a lot of people. Not only is it vegan, and thus dairy free, but it’s also soy and gluten-free as well. So what is it made of? Veggies, Quinoa & Walnuts. So not good for those with a tree nut sensitivity, but a great option for just about anyone else.

I didn’t get to dress them up as pretty as the serving suggestion on the box, and ate them straight off the plate instead. Still good, but I think they’re right, they’d probably be amazing with some avocado in sandwich. I tried them with balsamic dressing, ketchup and hot sauce, and mustard, (not all at the same time!) and they were also delicious on their own.

If you like quinoa, you’ll definitely like these, as that’s the most prominent flavor. Here’s a link to the nutritional facts.

Amy’s Frozen Pizzas

Published August 4, 2010 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

Sometimes I want yummy vegan pizza, and I want it fast. Amy’s makes 3 frozen vegan pizzas, 2 of which have vegan cheese and gluten free rice crust (for those that care). They also make a roasted vegetable pizza, no fake cheese, but so flavorful and yummy.

1. Non-dairy cheeze pizza on rice crust, personal size (not sure why they don’t make a full size?!)

2. Spinach on rice crust (has non-dairy cheese), full size

3. Roasted Vegetable, full size

Now these are delicious, but still fattening.  The crust is delicate and a bit [olive] oily, but it’s delicious, and tends to hold you a lot longer than you’d think. The cheese gets nice & melty too.

You can top the individual cheese one with whatever you like to personalize it. Here I used Yves pepperonis, crushed red pepper flakes, oregano and nutritional yeast. The spinach one is great alone, or dipped in marinara sauce.

** BE CAREFUL!  make sure you buy the non-dairy ones, because they make ones with soy cheese that have milk protein (cassein). If you flip the box, the ingredient list should start out with: (vegan). The soy cheese one says: “contains milk protein” on the front, bottom, left corner.

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