Friday Fun

I went to Earth’s General Store to see if I could find Butler Foods Sam’s Harvest Jerky, if you’re following me, you know I would give my left arm for this stuff- and I’m a lefty. Anyways, not only DID I find what I was looking for, I went by the chips, because I’m “stalking” to see if they have any Enjoy Life’s  Plentils. I’m pretty sure I let out an excited squeal when I discovered, they DID have them. And not just the ones I can buy at other stores, BUT the Sour cream and onion flavor. I had a huge smile on my face, I’m pretty sure they thought I was crazy or something, because it’s just jerky and chips right? Oh no, they are not. One simply does not smack talk the Plentils and Harvest Jerky. Those people clearly have never tried them before. Which I kinda feel sad for them, kinda, but that means more for me 😉

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When I got into my car, Hedley’s  Loose Control was playing. How perfect THIS is how I feel:

Can I make a little toast?
Can we get a little close?
Can I get an amen?
Can I get a hell yeah?

Somebody give me a chip
I don’t need any dip

I’m gonna catch you if I can
I don’t think you understand where we’re going
When you taste it and you know
When the flavor is about to blow
And it hits you
Ooh it hits you like

In my body
In my bones
Give me the chip and free my soul
When I hear that rock and roll
Oh my god, get in my mouth
La la la la, oh oh oh
La la la la, oh oh oh
I can not let it go
Oh my god, I lose control

Like a shot to the face
Now I got a little taste
Baby I can never get enough

When you pop it in your mouth
You’re gonna love the taste

That’s all I have. lol, a little Friday fun. What snack make you loose control?

Oh, and the photo credit for the picture of the Plentils that says chips with benefits goes to the fine people over at  Plentils. 

 

 

Vegan Snack Down, the double onion ring

The other week, a video about double decker onion rings popped up on my facebook page. It wasn’t vegan, but easy enough to make it vegan, as I was watching the video, I knew exactly what I was going to use. Of course, I re-facebooked it and said- now picture this but use flax egg and your fave vegan cheese. (You can search for the original recipe on tasty’s fb page).

Shane from Vegan with kids and I started chatting about how good they looked, and what we would use etc, gave each other a “hard” time and then #vegansnackdown was born.

We decided to challenge each other,  go out on social media, get votes to see who did it better, so please vote for me- #teambloggins  (I’ll even give you the recipe 🙂 To vote click Here and it will take you to our site. The voting post will be only a few posts down. Easy to find!

I have to admit- Tasty makes it look so damn easy- but they are a pain in the ass- but they are soooooooo good if you have the patience. You need to use white onion. Don’t waste your time with yellow as they will not hold up properly. I was able to get one onion ring, so I made single’s with the rest of the yellow onion slices. The next day I went out and bought white onion, chopped it up- and made my double deckers. White onion’s are more firm, you will break some but the hold up well when it comes to coating them.

Double Decker Onion rings

1/2 bag of  Enjoy Life Foods Plentils*

2 tablespoons of Manitoba Harvest Hemp seeds

1 to 2 WHITE onions

Chao cheese slices, sliced to fit your cut onion rings

Your choice of egg sub
Cut your onions to the thickness you want your rings.

Take your plentils put them in a ziplock bag, grab your rolling pin and squish them to resemble Panko crumbles, add the hemp seed, shake and pour into shallow dish.

Take two pieces of onion, stuff your cheese between the layers, keep going until you get the amount that you want assembled. Put on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Freeze for at least an hour.
Turn on the fryer. In one dish get you egg sub ready, in another shallow dish add your flour. Now the fun begins. Take a double decker dust it in flour, then dip in egg sub, dip in Plentil hemp mixture, dip in egg sub, dip in Plentil hemp mix.

I fry a few at a time. Watch them, they fry pretty quickly. 3-5 mins.

That’s it – make your favourite dip, you will be having a mouthgasm.

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Mozza Sticks

A bag of Daiya

1/2 bag of Enjoy Life Plentils*

2 tablespoons Manitoba Harvest Hemp

Melt the cheese, I add teaspoon of garlic powder and a scant 1/4 teaspoon of thyme before I melted the cheese. I put a bowl inside a slightly smaller pot. Keep stirring until cheese is completely  melted, pour melted cheese into a parchment lined bread pan, place in fridge for a few hours or over night to firm up.

Cut into sticks- use the directions and method for the onion rings for the batter and coating. Keep an eye on them they should be ready within 5 mins.  Enjoy with your fav dip and or sauce. (Recipe inspired by the Vegan Zombie)

Daiya actually makes it easier now than when I first making Vegan Zombie’s recipe – if you buy the blocks- just cut it up to desired thickness. Easy!
My fav dip  is to take 3 heaping tablespoons of Vegenaise, a teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon of each dill and basil. Stir until blended, let set in fridge for at least a half hour. It is better the next day though.  (Inspired by Happy herbivore)

* for the double decker onion rings and mozzarella sticks I use Plentils margherita pizza flavour. The single onion rings are covered in Plentil sea salt hemp love.

Let me know what you think- I know you want to make them…… The singles might become a Friday night movie night snack with Daiya pizza. Oh the surperem one is so good!!

Munch Better teams up with Enjoy Life foods May Allergy Awareness Month

Munch Better is a Canadian company that puts about 5-8 products together and sends a snack box out to you for a  small charge. You subscribe, they deliver and what you get in the snack box? It’s like Christmas. You don’t know until you receive it. Seriously, isn’t that the best? I love a good surprise. They even have a snack box for small companies, so tell your boss to subscribe! Happy employees are more productive right? Tell them I  have scientific proof, ok it’s not all that scientific, but I know when I’m happy, the boss is happy.

This month Munch Better and Enjoy Life Foods have teamed up together for May allergy awareness month. They sent me a snack  box to try.What I received was:Enjoy Life chocolate chip crunchy cookies (2 cookies), Enjoy Life SunSeed ctrunch bars (full sized box) Enjoy Life Plentils- Sea salt (snack bag), Enjoy Life mini chips (full sized bag),  Enjoy Life not seed and fruit mix- Mountain Mambo (full sized bag) Enjoy life caramel apple bar (1 bar) and a dollar off coupon. Not bad right? I say it was a pretty nice surprise. (click on the links for more product info).

Their chocolate chips are my go to, so I was really happy about that. The chocolate chip cookies tasted like more. Even my fussy daughter who doesn’t really like chocolate said there should be more. I told her there will be. I just need to buy them.Love the Plentils. They are a crispy  goodness that satisfies your crunching needs without the grease. Unlike other chips, you don’t feel guilty about eating them, they don’t make you feel gross afterwards. It’s easier for portion control- at least for me.  I “couldn’t” sample the chewy bars as I don’t eat honey. But my son LOVES them, and was happy that his sister didn’t want any in her lunch the next day. She said she liked them, and did eat the one she opened, but didn’t ask for another one after that. I will buy these bars for him, as I find that they are healthier than the other bars that’s full of wanna be healthy. Just because it has oats in it, it doesn’t mean it’s healthy. It’s like the fake whole wheat bread out there. But with Enjoy Life, you can trust their ingredients. They are a NON GMO company, which is important to most of us.

All and all I’m pretty happy with everything that we received. My only suggestion to Enjoy Life foods, is maybe subbing the honey out with agave or maple syrup in their chewy bars. I’m not sure about the other bars. But these two flavors do contain honey.

Thank you Munch Better and Enjoy Life Foods for teaming up together and making May more delicious and raising awareness, free of almost everything but taste.We were happy 🙂 Use the handy store locator to find out what stores carry this gem of a company. (Click on Munch Better to take you directly to their site). You can thank me later.  I will be writing more about Enjoy Life Food’s brand new GF baking line. Finally a good pizza crust that doesn’t taste like cardboard. That’s all the hints I’m giving you for now. You will have to stayed tuned for more.

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What is you fav Enjoy Life product? Drop us a line- we want to know.

 

Ninja Cookies

I made the recipe for Ninja cookies from Terry Romero’s new book Protein Ninja. I used my trusty chippits from Enjoy Life*, and the brown sugar from Wholesome Sweet, and a brown rice protein from North Coast Naturals.

 

*enjoy life picture is used with permission.

All vegan and non gmo. The Brown rice protein and coconut palm sugar are organic. The Enjoy Life brand ensures that they are always free from fish, tree nuts, potatoes, dairy, wheat, soy plus 6 other ingredients. Making Enjoy Life my number 1 brand because I don’t have to worry about allergies when using them when baking for potlucks- one less label to read.

I don’t have a recipe for the cookies, you will have to get her book. Here’s the cookies that barely made it to the oven, the batter was good, and sadly- they were devoured before I could take a pic after they were baked. They are more heavier than my usual go to cookies, but oh so yummy.

 

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What’s your favorite cookie flavour?

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