{Vegan MoFo} From falafel chips to coconut spread – vegan and gluten-free products

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During the first week of MoFo, I showed you some of the products and produce that I purchased at a local farmers’ market.

Today, I feature some vegan and gluten-free products that I purchased at a range of different places – supermarkets, health food shops and a vegetarian/vegan eatery.

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Falafel chips by flamous – (original). These organic chips are delicious plain, or accompanied by homemade hommus. Also available in a spicy flavour. Free of gluten, soy, nuts, trans fats, and GMO’s. Available in health food stores.

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Brown basmati rice by Dunar Foods

I was thrilled to discover that one of my local supermarkets is now stocking this rice. Until this brand showed up, I had not been able to locate brown basmati locally. It is now my preferred variety of brown rice. Delicious with Indian curries and stir-fries.

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During a recent trip to Sydney, I visited Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian Butcher (I’ll share that visit with you soon). I purchased some goodies to take away with me: a bottle of soy chocolate milk and a packet of smoked chilli sausages.

The chocolate milk by Creative Food Consulting was deliciously flavoursome and chocolatey. My sister and I shared this bottle, but I would have no trouble drinking one bottle myself.

The vegie sausages traveled home with me, and were enthusiastically devoured by my family. They are free of gluten, soy, nuts, and GMO’s, and are made on the premises (in Newtown). These spicy sausages developed a crispy outer layer when cooked.  The tiny vegans coped well with the level of spiciness.

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Vegie boost burger by Syndian. Free of soy, yeast and gluten. These burgers are part of the ‘lighter being range’, and contain less than 120 calories per serve (apparently). I purchased the burgers at a local supermarket.

They came in handy on a rainy evening after swimming lessons, when a quick dinner was required. We served them with steamed vegetables and polenta chips. They were tasty enough, and not greasy (as some store-bought vegie burgers can be). I would consider buying them again (especially if they are on sale). The tiny vegans enjoyed them.

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Organic coconut sweet spread by Spiral Foods. It contains organic coconut, organic extra virgin coconut oil, and organic coconut nectar. Coconut, coconut and more coconut!

A local supermarket recently began stocking this spread. Oh, it is delicious, decadent, sweet, and moreish.  And pricey. Over $6 for 350g. It is yummy on toast with macadamia butter, or as an ingredient in no-bake date and nut treats. Definitely best kept as an occasional indulgence. It smells divine!

flour1Tapioca flour (tapioca starch) and white sorghum flour by Bob’s Red MillThese flours were added to my pantry ‘collection’ when I decided to adopt a gluten-free theme for MoFo. I was fortunate that one of my local health food stores recently began selling an extensive range of Bob’s Red Mill Products, including gluten-free flours.

Ally

[This is not a sponsored post. I purchased these products, and I have not been paid to promote these brands.]

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About Ally
Mamma. Vegan. I blog at Made of Stars.

6 Responses to {Vegan MoFo} From falafel chips to coconut spread – vegan and gluten-free products

  1. Lots of great stuff here Ally!

  2. Those smoked chilli sausage are pretty interesting! 🙂 How did you make them before having devoured?

    • Ally says:

      Hi,
      If my memory serves me correctly, I think we had them on bread or bread rolls with cooked onions.
      While I was in Sydney, my sister, brother-in-law and I had some for dinner with cooked onions and a red wine gravy. That was delicious!
      By the way, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how in awe I am of your cupcake baking skills. So impressive!
      I encourage readers to check out Dr Caligari’s Vegan MoFo cupcakes. You will be blown away!

  3. I just noticed this coconut spread the other day for the first time! I definitely want to try it, looks amazing (but as you say, pretty pricey…)

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