Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Look what I found...

Summer is here! The kids are done school and the weather has been so nice so we've been having some pretty lazy days. Its nice to have a break from the structure of the school year.

Today we had some errands to run (bills to pay, etc) and we decided to stop at Planet Organic. I love it there but I always spend way too much money so I try to only make a couple of trips there a month. My local grocer carries a large selection of organic produce and vegan products. I know the manager there and he is very helpful in bringing in any vegan products he can for us.

Today was a great day to stop in at Planet Organic because we found some great new products!

First up:

Vegan rice cheese slices! I like a grilled cheese made with Daiya but the girls aren't fond of it in a grilled cheese so I was excited to see these today. I like that they are soy free - not that we don't eat some soy but I don't like a lot of processed soy products. We try to only eat minimally processed soy products (organic tofu, etc) and I haven't been able to find a rice cheese slice that was vegan.

I've blogged before about my love for the So Delicious coconut milk ice creams - love them! So I was ecited to try the Luna and Larry's brand of coconut milk ice cream products.

I love chocolate and hazelnuts so I knew exactly which flavour of ice cream I was going to try.

And I had to try the Dark Chocolate bliss bars too. Wow - this ice cream is so decadent! Its a great treat on a hot day! The Hazelnut Fudge ice cream is my new favourite ice cream for sure. I see myself gaining a few pounds this summer.....

And last but not least soy free earth balance. I have heard so much about this spread but it wasn't available in Canada till now. I haven't tried it myself yet but I made the girls grilled cheese sandwiches with this and the rice cheese slices and the Silver Hills Bakery Steady Eddie bread and they gave it two thumbs up - a real honour based on their rating system for food! I'm glad to have a few new soy free options.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

I know its been so long since I last posted and I have a lot to catch up on but I just wanted to stop in to say Happy Father's Day to all the daddy's out there an of course an extra Happy Father's Day to my Dad and my Husband...two of the very best Dad's around!