Monday, October 19, 2009

"Bacon" recommendation, Vege hubby(?) and vent about my neighborhood Walmart

Ok, so I picked up a couple different kinds of cheese and am going to be trying them out. I've also found a new recipe tonight so I will have pictures and recipe coming sooN!!

Well, a few changes have, in my world, gone a little crazy. First off, 10 year old daughter insisted on seeing the video Earthlings which has brought her an entirely new perspective. She is now more aware of the things she puts in her body. She's not gone full veg as the pork chops someone made the other day called to her(ugh), but it's a MAJOR step in the right direction. And, you know what, that's not even the crazy part! Let's discuss my meat eating, carnivorous husband who hasn't eaten meat in like a week now!! I mean, WOW!!! And he's doing it not just for me, he's doing it for himself and the world around him too! I am absolutely flabbergasted!! He thought that Vegan food would be yucky, but so far he's been nothing but impressed so we are off to an awesome start there!

Which brings me to a new question in regards to everyone's favorites and suggestions. Hubby loves Bacon. He wants to do this bacon explosion thing he saw on YouTube but we are looking into Vegan alternatives to that.

What would you say is the best Vegan "bacon" out there? While I'm asking, what about the "sausage"? These are 2 things that even back in the day I could only eat if I was "in the mood" so I am not the best judge on this. If you have ideas and comments on the different varieties, that would be great. I could pick up a couple different ones and he can have a pre-(no)bacon explosion taste test! And I could post the results right here!

I'm making another trip to Whole Foods in the next week or so(that place is absolutely AWESOME!!). There are so many different things to try. I walk in there and I feel like a kid in a candy store. Now if only the closest one was 80+ miles away, it would be even better. I do have to say that our HEB Plus store(only 40 miles away) has a great variety and I have been pleasantly pleased there. Our Walmart in Hillsboro, Tx(12 miles away) is well, CRAP!! The prices are a good 10% or more higher than any other Walmart within 300+ miles and they have no selection of anything! When asked about why the prices were higher than the Walmarts just 25, 30, and 40 miles away, the guy flat out told me(his words) that they have no competition and therefore will charge whatever they want. So much for being super! They can kiss my butt. The money I save by driving a half hour rather than 10 minutes beats having to deal with that jack@$$ and his screwed up way of thinking!! How exactly is that going to bring him customers? I've made it my life goal to send everyone to Waco, Corsicana, or Cleburne instead of Hillsboro. At one point, regular milk there was $4.50 a gallon and everywhere else in our radius was $2.29 or $1.99. At the time, milk was a major deal for us, going thru 2 gallons a day. Now we have milk for some, soymilk for some, and you know what?!? Hillsboro, Tx Walmart isn't going to be profiting in any way as we bought that in WACO!! So, HAH!!! Someone needs to tell that guy to get with the program!

Wow, not sure where that vent came from, but boy do I feel better! HEHE!

Back to work. I've got several clients that one things done TODAY!!

Talk to you soon. Till then, Live, Laugh, and Love


  1. My favorite vegan bacon (besides my own) is Lightlife Tempeh Bacon

  2. Besides homemade, I've gotta go with the lightlife, too.

  3. Isa has a recipe for tofu bacon in Vegan with a Vengeance. If you want to buy it, hands down Lighlife's tempeh "Fakin Bakin" is the way to go. There are many awesome gluten sausage recipes out there these days that are steamed, but if you want something that is really close to a breakfast tube sausage, hands down I love Lightlife's "Gimme Lean."

  4. I don't like bacon, so I haven't tried any facon. Morningstar farms veggie sausage patties are pretty tasty though. You have to get the ones that aren't lowfat though. The lowfat ones have a funky texture that is a turn off.