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9 REASONS HELLOFRESH IS CHANGING THE WAY PEOPLE EAT in San Antonio

https://www.hellofresh.com

Greenling produce, spices

Burpy--HEB or Whole Foods. Burpy delivers in 78230. Set selection and prices.

At Burpy, we offer same day grocery delivery service from HEB, Walmart, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Costco, Central Market, Sam's Club and Target. We have over 50,000 products you can choose from. Simply, add the products to your shopping cart and checkout. A personal shopper will then grab the products for you and deliver it straight to your doorstep! It's easy as that! (from email greetings)

What is Burpy?
Burpy is a same day grocery delivery service for anything and everything that you use in your home and that fits in a grocery bag. We do the shopping for you and deliver your goods and groceries to your doorstep within three hours.

What are Burpy's hours of delivery?
Burpy is open from 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. every day.

Is there a fee to shop in more than one store?
There is a fee of $6.99 for any additional store you shop at. Shopping at one store is completely FREE!

What can I buy from Burpy?
At Burpy, you can buy almost anything that you can use in your home and that fits in a grocery bag! We offer beverages, health and beauty products, groceries, snacks, candies, and even household essentials. We source our products directly from HEB, Kroger, Whole Foods, Central Market, Target, Trader Joe's, Sam's Club, and Costco, so our products are fresh! Our inventory is expanding on a daily basis. If anything else is needed, you can put in a special requestiont through our website.

Who will be delivering the goods?
Burpy has trained individuals that are ready to deliver your products. These individuals will bring the groceries to your door. Once you place an order, we will match your with a Personal Shopper. You will receive an email as to who your Personal Shopper is.

What is the deadline to place an order so I can receive same day delivery?
The deadline is 6 PM on the day if you want same day delivery.

Where do I contact Burpy?
Burpy has multiple sources of contact. You can contact us via chat, email, or phone. You can call us at (866) 925-1338. You can email us at sales@burpy.com

How will I know if an item is out of stock or unavailable at the moment?
If you see the product on our site, it's in stock. If in a rare case the item is not available, you can select a replacement product on the checkout page.

How do I obtain a coupon?
Login to your account and look under the "Refer a Friend" tab on your shopping list. Is there any way I can contact the shopper for special instructions?
Yes. On the checkout page, there is a place where you can put special delivery instructions.

Can I trust Burpy to choose fresh foods, meats and produce?
Yes. Our Burpy agents are trained to pick high quality goods. Also, our agents have the proper equipment to keep your goods fresh during the delivery process.

Can I purchase alcohol or tobacco?
No, we currently do not sell alcohol or tobacco.

Is there a way to choose a specific delivery time to have an order delivered?
Yes. After the delivery is placed, call us immediately to change the delivery time.

Is there a way I can get periodically needed products automatically?
Not yet. Our team is currently working on this functionality. When we implement this, we will inform you.

Do I need to be home for a delivery to be made?
Yes. Someone must be able to answer the door and accept the delivery. It can be any household member.

Can I tip my delivery person?
Yes, we accept tips for our agents' services. However, you are not obligated to tip our agents. When the delivery is complete, you will receive an email with a link where you can tip your shopper with credit card.

Do you accept returns?
Yes. If you are not satisfied with the product because of a defect, please notify us within 24 hours, and we will have our agents pick up the product.

EATING OUT:

Eat Out In $15 minimum

Black-Eyed Pea [Fried green tomatoes, deep fried mushrooms & sauce, Classic Vegetable Plate, Red beans and rice, Fried okra, Baked squash casserole, Turnip greens, Cornbread dressing],

Chuy's [Veggie Fajitas, Veggie Enchiladas, Vegetarian Combo #7, pico de gallo],

Alamo Cafe [Veg. quesadillas, Bean & cheese nachos, Spinach & mushroom quesadillas, spinach & mushroom enchiladas],

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill [Veggie plate, Portabello Mushroom plate, mushroom gyro, mushroom salad, mushroom wrap],

India Palace [Aloo Gobi [cauliflower & potatoes], Vegetable Biryani, Vegetable samosas, Peas Pulao, Vegetarian dinner, many vegetable dishes, many breads, mango chutney]

Luby's [Vegetarian Four side Combo, Sides=pasta salad, pea salad, spinach, fried okra, cabbage; cornbread]

Little Italy [stuffed mushrooms, spinach saute, garden salad, caesar salad, Capresi salad, Fettuccini Pomodoro, Fettuccini Provenzole, Fettuccini Primavera, Linguini with pesto, Penne All'Arrabiata]

Muncius Hunan [Lo mein w/ veggies, mixed vegetables, tofu & vegetables, eggplant]

P.F.Changs [Shanghai Waldorf Salad, Veg. Lo Mein, Stir fried eggplant, Buddha's feast, Cocanut Curry Veg's, Veg. Spring Rolls, Butternut Squash Dumplings, Garlic noodles, Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Pad Thai]

Thai Topaz [Panang curry with vegetables & tofu, veg. pot stickers, Summer roll, Golden curry with vegetables and tofu, Spicy Basil Fried Rice with tofu & veg's, House Salad, Spicy Crazy Noodles with veg. & tofu, Red Green Golden or Panang Curry with veg. & tofu, Cashew or Ginger or Sweet & Sour Stir Fry with veg. & tofu, Mixed veg. stir fry with veg. & tofu, side of mushrooms]

Bavarian Bauhaus $50 minimum [Veggie sandwich, Four Saladd, Taco Salat, Sides=red cabbage, Bratkartoffeln, potato salad]

The Deliver Ring Phone 210-607-9413. info@thedeliver-ring.com

Turquoise Grill Turkish--appetisers Falafel, Rus Salata, Kisir, Babaganoush, Ezme, Patlican Soslu, Entrees Vegetable Kabob, Umam Bayildi, Green Salad

Yaya's [Sweet & Sour stir fry [pretty good], Tempura eggplant [very good], Fried Tofu, Num Prik Pao, Eggplant Delight, Thai Basil Fried Rice [Absolutely amazing!], much more]

Panera Bread, West, 11075 IH10. [just past Huebner on the right] Greek salad, Caesar salad, Classic salad [balsamic vinaigrette], fresh baked breads, Butternut squash ravioli, Pasta primavera, Mediterranean veggie sandwich,

P.F.Changs at the Quarry Shanghai Waldorf Salad, Veg. Lo Mein, Stir fried eggplant, Buddha's feast, Cocanut Curry Veg's, Veg. Spring Rolls, Butternut Squash Dumplings, Garlic noodles, Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Pad Thai,

Green Restaurant, 10003 NW Military Zagat: A "welcome oasis in the carnivore-happy state of Texas", this Five Points cafe (with a newer North Central branch) is San Antonio's only strictly vegetarian and kosher restaurant, proffering "playful" items like ‘neatloaf' and Buffalo tofu wings; factor in a funky feel and low prices, and fans only wonder why it isn't more "crowded."

Green Menu


Mailorder

Vitacost canned goods, Milk substitutes, spices

Liver Support by Cultao order Amz.

Spork Foods a Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company.. Other services include vegan recipe or menu development, video content and television representation for vegan food companies as well as vegan non-profit organizations.

Jenny and Heather are Chef Ambassadors for Follow Your Heart®. Follow Your Heart® produces branded products, such as VEGENAISE® and VEGAN GOURMET® DAIRY ALTERNATIVES in a state-of-the-art, SOLAR-POWERED manufacturing facility called EARTH ISLAND®. They are committed to demonstrating leadership in the ethical, social, and environmental responsibilities of operating a business.

Vegan Essentials cf. to Vitacost

My Spice Sage

My Spice Sage free shipping on all orders and returns... We set out with the intention of bringing once unattainable ingredients to your kitchen in just a few clicks. With over 500 products, you’ll be sure to find everything you need for whatever project you’re cooking up in the kitchen...Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee means that we’ll make sure you’re completely satisfied with your order, including free returns on all orders. We also provide our customers with the comfort of complete secure checkouts,.. we offer free shipping on all orders across all 50 states... a bit pricy but free shipping. Signed up for acct.

Starlight Herb Co. Unique: Dip mixes; Combine with sour cream, mayo, yogurt or cream cheese.

"All Starlight products are 100% chemical and pesticide free, dried using our exclusive low temperature small lot process to maintain the plant's moisture and essential oils. The result is a product that is truly superior to commercial brands in terms of flavor, color, aroma and shelf-life."

Chevre Log, Curry Crazy, and Dynamic Dill dip mixes have no dairy/vegan. All items have ingredient list.

"Site offers the option of subscribing to our Starlight Insiders Club. Subscribers will receive a number of benefits, including pre-release updates on new products, regular "subscriber only" product specials, advance notice on special events, promotional codes for discounts, and notification of specials our retailers are offering. Our current Insider Club special is a 10% discount on all orders placed here through the end of the year. Of course, shipping on orders of $50 or more is always FREE, and you can opt out of your subscription at any time if you aren't completely satisfied."

Local Japanese foods Natural Import

Natural Import Company
9 Reed Street, Suite A
Asheville, North Carolina
28803 USA
800-324-1878 or 828-277-8870

MexGrocer for hard to find ingredients

MexGrocer for hard to find ingredients .. a nationwide bilingual online grocery store for hard-to-find, non-perishable authentic Mexican food, household products, cooking tips, Mexican recipes, Mexican cookbooks, religious goods and jewelry from Mexico. We offer more than 3,000 specialty Mexican and Latin products from imported and national leading brands... founded in early 2000 in San Diego, California. Has a great glossary. Pay less shipping! Checkout our new lower shipping rates for lightweight products, to check your shipping and handling cost before payment, select the ground shipping option, then press apply to obtain the new lower shipping cost.

Medjool Dates http://www.medjooldates.com/Organic_Medjool_Dates_Pitted.asp $7.50 for 1 lb. shipping 5.78---ordered 1 lb for 12.28 total

Dateland, Arizona Dates are a sweet snack alternative for health conscious consumers. Low in fat, and sodium, they contain no cholesterol, and are high in fiber and magnesium. Dates contain more potassium then a banana, and are rich in iron! So good for you, yet they taste like candy... Nature's Candy!

Sami's Bakery all whole wheat... Metanoia76&... Ordered 11, shipping 12... Pita bread, Almond biscotti, Baklava

The E.G.G. $3.75 shipping. Ordered 3/26/15. $13.70 total.
How the EGG Works
STORING PRODUCE
Recommendations for Maintaining Postharvest Quality
Fruit & Vegetable Postharvest & Storage Information

Jyoti Foods

Dr. McDougall Foods

Shamra Middle Eastern Grocery shipping $6.99 for up to 10 lbs.

Dayna's Mediterranean Foods Shipping & Handling Rate begins at $24.99

Kalamala free shipping for orders over $100

Tulumba: Turkish Food Free Shipping when your order is over $35 and under 3 lbs. Free Shipping when your order is over $100 and under 25 lbs (or over $200 and under 50 lbs, and so on); Ground Fanugrek, Linden leaves

Zamouri Spices free shipping over $100

Specialty World Foods shipping free over $100. Pricey. Has dried mushrooms and tomatoes, chilies and fruits.

Pitted Dates 2 lb shipping is $9.62

Pitted Dates shipping $9.99

Slap Ya Mama Seasoning et al. Mardi Gras Outlet

Nutritional yeast seasoning

Bulk Nutritional Yeast bought here

Spicy World

Thai Kitchen

Korean--Annie Chun meat free = miso soup bowl, Udon Soup Bowl, Spring Vegetable Ramen, Korean Sweet Chili Noodle Bowl, Kung Pao Noodle Bowl, Pad Thai Noodle Bowl (fish sauce), Peanut Sesame Noodle Bowl, Teriyaki Noodle Bowl, Udon Soup Bowl, Sprouted Brown Sticky Rice, Pad Thai Sauce (fish sauce), Shiitake Soy Ginger Sauce (low sodium), Teriyaki Sauce (low sodium), Thai Peanut Sauce (low sodium), Gochujang Sauce

Korean--TriFood Korean cuisine is exotic; it derives its flavors and tastes from various combinations of sesame oil, soybean paste, soy sauce, salt, garlic, ginger and, most importantly, chili pepper, which gives it its distinctive spicy taste. In fact, Korea is the largest consumer of garlic, beating out Italy. The types of food vary seasonally and relies much on pickled vegetables which are preserved throughout the year... Many recipes and ingredients.

Milkimchi (Mother-in-law's kimchi) Gochujang Collection - Paste, Tangy, Sesame and Garlic... Use as you would tomato paste in cooking, dips, sauces or sandwich spread for spicy umami flavors. Our signature Gochu (chile) Jang (fermented paste) is made by using time honored traditional methods with no high fructose sweeteners or msg. Prices high.

Crazy Korean Shopping Shipping $6.90 flat fee for entire order. Has black bean paste, gochujang, and recipes and fresh burdock root.

Zion Market Korean food discount. Site in Korean. Have to translate.

Olive Tap vinegars, spices

Spices for Less flat 6.95 shipping fee.

Savory Spice Ship NY. Really like. Free shipping with $50 order

Spicely Organics WE BELIEVE IN SHARING QUALITY ORGANIC PRODUCTS THAT YOU CAN ENJOY WITH CONFIDENCE. Santa Fe, Tulsa, Albuquerque... free shipping over $39--good prices and info.

Fresh Direct online grocery in NY. Not available yet in SA.

Cuisine-Japonaise en Francais

Wasabi: Ecole de Cuisine a Paris en Francais

Shizuoka Blog Namastey! This blog will serve as an umbrella blog for already existing blogs for sake, shochu and sushi made and savoured in Shizuoka Prefecture, and all other aspects of Shizuoka Gastronomy, such as beer, liqueurs, wine (only one!), restaurants, bars, produce and so forth!

Bento, Boxed Lunches Japanese

Weave a Thousand Flavors Indian food explaines

Vegan Dashi video dehydrated shiitake mushrooms,

The Vegan Corner videos

Gin's Eat Healthy, Eat Happy big section on vegan

50+ Places to Buy Groceries Online

GoBio organic foods. Free shipping for $85. Mostly in Canada. Narrow selection

Japan--Asian Food Grocer Numerous items from Japan offered for shipment in the USA.

Ethnic Grocer Delivering foods from around the world to customers in the United States.

Indian Blend Indian food for customers in the USA, offers free shipping on orders over $98

IndoMerchant Indonesian foods delivered around the country, including frozen goods

Indian Grocery: Thokalath Carries a wide assortment of goods from India for delivery in the United States


Other

Research Details Deluge of Spending by Opponents of GMO Labeling For the third election cycle in a row, biotech corporations and large agribusinesses narrowly defeated statewide citizen initiatives that would have mandated the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients on food packages... Opposition to the state food labeling measures came from giant biotech companies (DuPont, Dow and Monsanto) and consumer packaged food companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kraft, and General Mills... The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)... Many of the major manufacturers opposing passage own leading brands in the natural/organic marketplace — More than 60 countries around the world require the labeling of foods containing GMO ingredients. “Interestingly, in Europe where GMO labeling is required, consumers overwhelming choose to buy organic and non-GMO products,” ... The biggest single donor to the “NO” vote is biotech giant Monsanto, having poured more than $6.3 million into the state campaigns. Pepsi has donated $2 million and General Mills has donated more than $1.5 million. Other heavyweight opponents include Kraft, Dow AgroSciences, J.M. Smucker, Land O' Lakes and ConAgra.

12 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ‘INDIAN’ FOOD BEFORE YOU SEEK IT, COOK IT & EAT IT BY DEVAKI India is a country of 28 states and 18 official languages (not including dialects). Each of these states are poles apart in culinary styles, languages and customs.

Traditional Foods from India are rooted in Ayurveda.

The truth is, the use of spices in foods of India are steeped in the 5000 year old knowledge of Ayurveda (ayur = life, veda = knowledge) Recipes are passed down from generation to generation not through books & written records - but through practice.

Though the knowledge of its medicinal properties of the herbs & spices have been lost to most of us, with flavor & palette taking the forefront, the fact remains that locked in traditional recipes are age old secrets of the benefits of herbs & spices.

Here are naming a few -

Cumin seeds - It is a wonderful, aromatic & pungent spice. It promotes digestion & is known to relieve upset stomachs.

Cardamom - It has wonderful sweet & pungent flavors & is believed to promote digestion. It is good for the heart, and as an added benefit is used as a natural breath freshener.

Cinnamon - Its flavors are bitter, sweet and pungent all at the same time. It relieves thirst and is also believed to aid against cholesterol.

Turmeric powder- It's properties as an antiseptic is well known for thousands of years. It is also believed to aid against diabetes & promotes good digestion.

Dried Ginger - It is pungent, spicy & strong flavored. It is very effective against colds & flu symptoms. It also promotes good digestion, and is thought to be a detoxifying agent.

Quorn Quorn products are made from Mycoprotein. Mycoprotein is a nutritionally healthy protein source that is meat free and naturally low in saturated fat and high in fiber.

Mycoprotein Mycoprotein, also known as fungal protein, is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as "the albuminoid which is the principal constituent of the protoplasm of the cell." "Myco" is from the Greek word for "fungus". Mycoprotein means protein from fungi. The main mycoprotein on sale in Europe and North America is called Quorn. It was originally developed as a food source to combat food shortages.[1]

Quorn is the leading meat free brand within the UK and Ireland [2] and is currently on sale in 15 countries worldwide.[3] All Quorn products contain mycoprotein which is derived from the fungus Fusarium venenatum [4] The fungus is grown in vats using glucose syrup as food. A fermentation vat is filled with the growth medium, and then inoculated with the fungal spores.

About one in 140,000 consumers are sensitive to mycoproteins.[5][6] The Center for Science in the Public Interest claims this may result in "vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, hives and potentially fatal anaphylactic reactions."[7] For comparison, per 140,000 people approximately 70 have allergic reactions to peanuts according to data from the National Health Service of the United Kingdom.

It is a pale yellow solid with a faint taste of mushrooms.

Quorn's "Mycoprotein" Not Safe, CSPI Tells FDA, Again Once harvested from the tanks, the material is heat-treated in order to remove its excess RNA, and then dewatered in a centrifuge. Combined with egg albumen and other ingredients, it is then “texturized” into various meat-like shapes.

Ajawan Seed. Some Indian recipes call this spice Lovage. Before using Ajawan seeds, crush them to release the flavor by rubbing them together with your finger tips. Ajawan is very popular in Indian cuisine and popular with bean and lentil recipes for their ability to relieve flatulence.

Fenugreek is native to India and Southern Europe. It is highly aromatic with a smell of curry. It is rich in protein, minerals and vitamins. It is a staple in Indian vegetable, dhal dishes, and goes well in spiced fish dishes. It combines well with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, fennel seeds, garlic, nigella, and turmeric. Is said to lower blood sugar.

Biryani Veg. recipe explanation of dum Pukht.

Kurakon kombu info.

Considered sacred in ancient times, dates were mentioned more than 50 times in the bible. Dates are the oldest fruit cultivated by man, and there are over thirty known varieties. Here in Dateland, we grow eight of those varieties... Our specialty, the Medjool Date, is considered to be the very finest date grown in the world. Because of their fragile nature, everything must be done by hand. They demand an incredible amount of work throughout the year. Grown exclusively for royalty in ancient times, our Medjool Dates will delight even the most discriminating connoisseur.

Sucralose/Spenda:

Prevention News: Is Splenda Really Safe? Experts used to think so—but scary new findings say otherwise... Reduces good gut bacteria, Makes meds less effective, Sucralose can alter insulin responses and blood sugar levels, has been associated with inflammatory bowel disease, and may even alter genes.

Is Sucralose a Dangerous Sugar Substitute? One study on sucralose showed an increase in glycosylated hemoglobin (meaning damage to the oxygen carrying part of a red blood cell)... Up to 40 percent shrinkage of the thymus gland. (Critical for the response to disease – the ‘heart’ of our immune system); Enlarged liver and kidneys; Atrophy of lymph follicles

How Safe Is Splenda (Sucralose)? Splenda (sucralose) is being downgraded from "safe" to "caution" after an Italian animal study linked sucralose to a higher risk of developing leukemia... the more sucralose they consumed, the higher their risk of leukemia.

Agave: You don't get its raw nectar. Much like high-fructose corn syrup, it's highly processed before you can add it to your tea, top your pancakes with it, or get it in an energy drink, bar, or other product.

Agave has about 60 calories per tablespoon, compared to 40 calories for the same amount of table sugar. So to save on calories, you'd need to use less, which should be possible, since agave is sweeter.

Seitan Wheat gluten is an alternative to soybean-based foods such as tofu, which are sometimes used as meat substitutes. Some types of wheat gluten have a chewy or stringy texture that resembles meat more than other substitutes. Wheat gluten is often used instead of meat in Asian, vegetarian, Buddhist, and macrobiotic cuisines. Mock duck is a common use for wheat gluten.

Seitan becomes surprisingly similar to the look and texture of meat when cooked, making it a popular meat substitute. Seitan is also high in protein, making it a popular protein source for vegetarians-- has recipes

Seitan - The Vegetarian Wheat Meat Vegetarian Resource Group. When simmered in a traditional broth of soy sauce or tamari, ginger, garlic, and kombu (seaweed), it is called seitan.

Commercially prepared seitan is produced by White Wave and Lightlife Foods as well as regional manufacturers. You will find it in tubs or vacuum packs soaking in marinade in either the refrigerator or the freezer section of many natural food stores. You may also find frozen or fresh gluten in Asian markets by the name Mi-Tan.

Other ready-to-eat forms on the market include Ivy Foods' burgers, sausage-style and chicken-style Wheat of Meat Products, lunch-style "meats," fajita strips, and slices. (Ed. note: Ivy Foods products are now being manufactured by White Wave.) Gluten seems to be cropping up in more products these days and is often a key ingredient in "not-dogs." Once made, seitan can be stored in broth in the refrigerator for up to about a week.

As gluten is a low sodium and extremely lowfat protein (containing around 10 mg. sodium, 0 g. fat, and 7.5 g. protein per ounce in its raw state), additional processing is what may add unhealthy attributes. Most of the commercially prepared seitan contains a considerable amount of sodium (up to 100 mg. per ounce).,P. Has several recipes

Achiote (the Nahuatl word for the shrub) = Bixa Orellana, Aploppas, uruku (or roucou), annatto, Recado rojo (achiote paste is a popular blend of spices) Savory Spices Shop--achiote paste New York


AC Filter

MERV means Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value which was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioner Engineers - ASHRAE. MERV values vary from 1 to 16. The higher the MERV value is the value the more efficient the filter will be in trapping airborne particles. MERV Rating Chart PDF

Discount Filters MERV 13. $9.62 Per Filter, Sold in cases of 6 for $57.69 per case. 16 pleats per foot - 25% more media for better airflow and dust loading. Made in USA. Free shipping. Order no. 4365110, placed 7/10/15.


Additives

Erythritol

Rarely, erythritol can cause allergic hives (urticaria). When compared with other sugar alcohols, it is also much more difficult for intestinal bacteria to digest, so is less likely to cause gas or bloating than other polyols, such as maltitol, sorbitol, or lactitol. (Wikipedia)

Erythritol – Like Sugar Without The Calories. Too Good to be True? It’s natural, doesn’t cause side effects and tastes almost exactly like sugar without the calories.

Common sugar alcohols include xylitol, sorbitol, maltitol, to name a few. But erythritol appears to be quite a bit different than the others.

To begin with, it contains much fewer calories:

Table sugar: 4 calories per gram.
Xylitol: 2.4 calories per gram.
Erythritol: 0.24 calories per gram.

Due to its unique chemical structure, our bodies don’t break it down.

It goes pretty much unchanged through our system, without causing any of the harmful metabolic effects of excess sugar… or the digestive issues associated with other sugar alcohols.

Erythritol Does Not Spike Blood Sugar or Insulin

Humans don’t have the enzymes to break down erythritol.

It gets absorbed into the bloodstream and is then excreted unchanged in the urine.

When healthy people are given erythritol, there is no change in blood sugar or insulin levels. There is also no effect on cholesterol, triglycerides or other biomarkers.

There is one major caveat to most sugar alcohols… they can cause digestive issues.

Because the body can’t metabolize all of them, some travel to the intestine where they get fed to the bacteria.

But… again, erythritol is different.

Most of it gets absorbed into the body way before it gets to the colon, where most of the bacteria reside.

From the small intestine, it travels into the bloodstream.

There it circulates for a while, until it is eventually excreted unchanged in the urine. About 90% of erythritol gets excreted this way.

However, one study showed that 50 grams of erythritol in a single dose did increase nausea and stomach rumbling (10).

Unless you’re eating massive amounts of it at a time, then it’s unlikely to make you sick or have to run to the toilet.

Take this with a grain of salt however, as this can vary between people.

Overall, erythritol appears to be very safe. Multiple studies on metabolism and toxicity have been performed in test animals. Despite long-term feeding of high amounts of erythritol, no negative effects have been discovered.


Agave Nectar: A Sweetener That is Even Worse Than Sugar It is claimed to be natural, and marketed as a diabetic-friendly sweetener that doesn’t spike blood sugar levels.

However, if you ignore the marketing claims and take a look at what Agave nectar really contains, you will learn that it is actually even worse than plain sugar.

when the product is processed and refined it tends to lose some (or all) of these beneficial health effects. This appears to be the case with the refined Agave sweetener that people are consuming today.


How to avoid buying non-vegan products

Vegan Trademarks & Products Could not find Tasty Bite or Dr. McDougall. Also tried Dr. McDougall's All Natural Asian Pilafs Masala Lentil with no results.

Comforting Vegan Blogspot

"What's Pickapeppa Sauce?"

Honey Bloch, Fairport, New York (and many, many other readers have also asked)

A. Pickapeppa Sauce is a sweet, faintly hot, slightly tart tamarind-based sauce, used at both table and to season food during cooking (which is virtually the only way I use it).

It is basically used as a favor amper-upper, much like Worcestershire Sauce, to which it bears a close resemblance. I use it because, unlike Worcestershire, it is anchovy-free and thus vegetarian, and I like its taste better than the various vegetarian Worcestershires out there (though they're okay). Many mainstream markets carry it, and you'll find it near condiments and such --- mustard, Tabasco, etc.

It's made in Jamaica, and has a charming buff-colored label, with a green and red parrot on it. You can read all about it, and order it, online at www.pickapeppa.com.

Vegetarian Oyster Sauce Sources:

Healthy Boy brand vegetarian oyster sauce also called Mushroom Vegetarian Sauce
Lee Kam Sheung they sell only in food-service sizes. Vegetarian Mushroom Flavored Stir-Fry Sauce
Asian Food Grocer: Vegetarian Oyster Sauce 17 oz
Vegetarian Oyster Sauce The vegetarian oyster sauce is made by Lee Kum Kee - a company founded by Lee Kam Sheung - the inventor of the original oyster sauce. The chef from Guangdong was cooking an oyster broth in 1888, when he accidentally let it caramelize, only to discover what delicious flavours it created. The company has continued to grow over four generations and has won several awards for the quality of its sauces.
Vegetarian Stir-Fry Sauce

Vegan Oyster Sauce recipe


Vegan

How I Maintain a Very Humble (Low) Budget Eating Vegan, Without Any Sacrifice

Support Brands That Participate in TerraCycle With These 12 Vegan Products We live in a world of packaging. Unless you buy every single food item in bulk, never buy pre-made snacks or meals, and never grab a snack on a whim at a nearby bodega, there’s a very good chance you have a decent amount of packaging in your house. While some things, like cardboard cereal boxes, Tetrapacks, and glass bottles, are a bit easier to sort, there are other items like chip bags, juice pouches, and bar wrappers that don’t seem to belong in any particular recycling bin.

With this problem in mind, TerraCycle was born. This innovative recycling program allows consumers to send in material they can’t recycle on their own and allow TerraCycle to take care of it. While TerraCycle has programs that require consumers to purchase special boxes where they can send waste in, the company also partners with different brands and companies to offer free recycling programs. Pretty much what this entails is TerraCycle sending a packing box or envelope to your home, you filling it up with the waste from a particular brand, sending it back for free, and subsequently feeling good about helping bring down the amount of trash that ends up in landfills. Then TerraCycle finds better uses for the material. Pretty good deal for all! Want to participate? Check out these 12 brands that have partnered with TerraCycle to get started. Happy recycling!

Garden of Eatin’ Chips

Next time you’re online and shopping for snacks to buy in bulk, consider checking out Garden of Eatin’ Blue Chips. This gluten-free and non-GMO product is made with organic blue corn, expeller pressed canola oil and/or safflower oil and/or sunflower oil, and sea salt. Reviewers are saying that these chips are tasty, thicker than your typical tortilla chip (a.k.a perfect for dipping), and are not overly salty. These chips are part of the Hain Celestial Group, a brand that participates in Terracycle, so you can recycle the bags! This particular posting is for a 22-ounce bag for about $4.50, but just so you know, Terracycle also accepts Garden of Eatin’ individual snack bags, and the bulk multipack bags.

Capri Sun Variety Pack

Most of us grew up drinking our juices out of aluminum pouches, and more often than not, those pouches were Capri Sun. If you want to relive some nostalgia (or stock up on some yummy juice for your kids) consider checking out this Capri Sun Variety Pack. This bulk pack is for their new formula which has 25 percent less sugar than the original and includes four different flavors: Strawberry Kiwi, Wild Cherry, Pacific Cooler, and Fruit Punch. This juice is made from concentrate and natural flavors and does not contain any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Reviewers are reporting that this juice is on the healthy side (especially since they lowered the amount of sugar), convenient, and very tasty. Capri Sun has partnered with Terracycle, so you can recycle these aluminum pouches as well as ones that come with spouts. You can get this pack of 40 six-ounce pouches for about $22.

Clif Bar: Chocolate Chip

Considering protein and energy bars are typically eaten on-the-go, it’s no surprise that most people find it easier to simply throw out the wrapper while they’re out. However, if you buy Clif Bars, that may not have to be the case. Clif Bar: Chocolate Chip is made primarily from organic brown rice syrup, soy rice crisps, organic rolled oats, and vegan chocolate chips. They also contain 23 vitamins and minerals. Reviewers are saying that these bars are very tasty and filling, although admittedly high in sugar. Clif Bar has partnered with TerraCycle so, if you decide to buy this product, make sure you save the wrapper when you’re out so that when you get home, you can send it back for recycling! While reviewers point out that you may be able to find these bars cheaper at places like Target or Walmart, if you don’t live near one of these establishments, it may be worth the money. You can get one six-count package for about $6.

Ella's Kitchen Organic Fruit Smoothies: The Red One

Ella’s Kitchen Organic Fruit Smoothies: The Red One is a blended puree of fruits that comes in a portable squeeze pouch. Specifically, The Red One includes organic bananas, organic strawberries, organic apples, organic raspberries, and less than 1 percent of organic lemon juice concentrate. This product is non-GMO and comes in BPA-free packaging. Reviewers are saying that this blended fruit puree is tasty and healthy, very convenient, and although it is marketed specifically as a children’s food, several reviewers point out that this is a wholesome snack for people of all ages. Ella’s Kitchen has partnered with TerraCycle so that these pouches and caps can be reused and not end up in a landfill. To try these out and participate, you can get a pack of six, three-ounce pouches for $7. Just remember, if you wash out the pouches, they must be dry when shipped to TerraCycle.

Bear Naked Granola: Triple Berry Fit

There are so many granolas on the market nowadays, it can feel close to impossible to choose one. Next time you’re online shopping, though, you may want to consider Bear Naked Granola: Triple Berry Fit. This vegan and honey-free granola is made with whole grain oats, brown rice, syrup, whole grain crisp rice, oat bran, dried cane syrup, ground flax seeds, freeze dried raspberries, freeze dried strawberries, freeze dried blueberries, natural flavors, and monk fruit extract. Reviewers are saying that this granola is a delicious and healthier alternative to many of the sugary granolas available today, that the fruit in it is very fresh-tasting, and that it makes a very filling breakfast. Bear Naked has partnered with TerraCycle to recycle their pouches of granola, as well as their granola bites. You can get one 12-ounce bag for about $3.50.

Sensible Portions Veggie Straws

Sensible Portions Veggie Straws are a gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and non-GMO snack made primarily from potato starch, potato flour, corn starch, tomato paste, spinach powder, beet powder, turmeric, and salt. Reviewers are reporting that they are the perfect snack for people with several food allergies, they are much healthier than the typical potato chip, and are deliciously addicting. Sensible Portions collaborates with TerraCycle so you can recycle these bags. You can get six one-ounce bags for about $4.

GU Energy Labs: Sports Nutrition Energy Gels

If you’re an avid runner, you may just want to consider investing in some GU Energy Labs: Sports Nutrition Energy Gels. According to GU, this product was designed to “promote higher, ongoing glucose levels” and contains a complex-to-simple carb ratio meant to help athletes “perform their best.” Specifically, each one of these gels is 85 percent carbohydrates and 15 percent simple sugars. Each 100-calorie pouch also has 20 milligrams of caffeine and 100 percent of the daily allowance of vitamin C and E. Reviewers are saying that this product is excellent for pre or post workout consumption, is a bit on the sweet side but can be adequately diluted with water, and is energizing (thanks to the caffeine). This variety pack includes the following flavors: Chocolate Outrage, Salted Caramel, Vanilla Bean, Jet Blackberry, Tri-berry, and Strawberry Banana. GU Energy Labs has partnered with TerraCycle to recycle the pouches, drink mixes, and gel chews. You can ship them in or check on the TerraCycle website for possible drop off locations in your neighborhood. You can get this 24 pack of pouches for about $25.

Terra Sweet Potato and Beets Chips

Terra Sweets and Beets is a no-salt-added chip product made from a blend of sweet potatoes and beets, expeller pressed canola and/or safflower oil and/or sunflower oil. Reviewers are saying that these chips are very tasty, have a unique color and flavor, are definitely healthier than your run-of-the-mill chip, and go great with a sandwich since they have no salt added. Terra is also part of the Hain Celestial Group so after you’re done with these chips, you can recycle them! You can a get a pack of 12 six-ounce bags for $30.

LARABAR Cashew Cookie Bar

There are tons of snack bars on the market nowadays. Unfortunately, many of them are only masquerading as healthy and are actually laden with sugar, additives, and preservatives. If you’re the kind of person who likes their snack bar to be simple but nutritious, check out LARABAR Cashew Cookie Bar. This bar is made from just two ingredients: cashews and dates. Each bar provides 23 healthy and energizing carbohydrates, six grams of protein, three grams of fiber, and 340 milligrams of potassium. Reviewers are reporting that this bar is “just sweet enough,” perfect for curbing cravings, and wholesome. LARABAR is a participant in TerraCycle and accepts any foil-lined energy wrapper for recycling. You can get 16 1.7-ounce bars for $16.

Luna Bar Lemon Zest Bars

Luna Bar Lemon Zest Bars provide a refreshing option in a sea of chocolate covered energy bars. These gluten-free and non-GMO bars are made primarily from soy rice crisps, organic toasted oats, organic dried cane syrup, and organic roasted soybeans. Each bar provides nine grams of protein. Reviewers are saying that these bars are nutritious, more sweet than sour (lemon-wise), and “doesn’t taste like it’s gluten-free.” Luna Bar is actually a product under the Clif Bar brand, which participates in TerraCycle, so you can also recycle these wrappers. You can get 15 bars for about $14.75.

Late July Tortilla Chips

For a tortilla chip that is a little more wholesome than most, consider checking out Late July Chia and Quinoa Tortilla Chips.While most tortilla chips are made with solely GMO corn, these are a healthier alternative. These non-GMO and gluten-free chips are made from organic whole ground corn, organic expeller pressed sunflower oil and/or organic expeller pressed safflower oil, organic chia seeds, organic quinoa, and sea salt. Reviewers are reporting that these chips are great quality, fresh-tasting, and definitely healthier than some of the other salt-encrusted tortilla chips on the market. Late July Snacks has partnered with TerraCycle to recycle any of their snacks, so while this particular posting is for their tortilla chips, you can also send in other products from their line. You can get a pack of nine bags for a little more than $35.

GoGo Squeez Fruit and Veggie Pouches

GoGo Squeez Fruit and Veggie Pouches are the #1 best seller in Amazon’s fruit snack cup and pouch section. This product is exactly what it sounds like a puree of blended fruits and veggies in a convenient to-go pouch. This particular posting is for a two-flavor pack which includes eight Boulder Berry and Pedal Pedal Peach. Each flavor contains organic apple and then depending on the flavor, either contains peach and sweet potato or raspberry, blackberry, and strawberry. These fruity snacks are also gluten-free. Reviewers are saying that these snacks are wholesome, filling, and tasty, although some have said that they wish that they were a bit larger.

15 of America’s Favorite Condiments Made Vegan and Available Online! If there’s one thing that Americans love as much as food, it’s condiments. After all, what good is a bowl of fries without ketchup to dip them in, a potato salad without mayo to make it creamy, a taco without some nacho cheese, or a veggie platter without some creamy ranch? Condiments are a great way to spice your meals up quickly. While many condiments contain dairy, honey, and even fish, with more and more people looking to keep dairy and meat off their plates more often, nowadays you’ll also find vegan versions of your favorites!

There is steak sauce without the anchovies, honey mustard without the actual honey, and ranch without the buttermilk, just to name a few. And because these products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients, they are naturally cholesterol-free! These products are popping up in stores more and more often, and you can even find some of them online! Here are 15 to get you started.

Muir Glen Organic Tomato Ketchup

Ketchup may just be American’s most beloved condiment. There’s a bottle of it in everyone’s fridge at one point or another, diners have it on every table, and french fries just seem weird without it. Considering tomatoes are often on the list of vegetables you should always try to get organic, it makes sense to also try to get organic tomato-based condiments, like Muir Glen Organic Tomato Ketchup. This ketchup is 100 percent organic and is flavored primarily with sea salt, onion, cayenne, clove, cassia, and celery oils. It has no trans fat or cholesterol. Reviewers are reporting that this ketchup is thick, similar in taste to Heinz, and healthier than many ketchups on the market since it contains no corn syrup. To try them out for yourself, you can get one 24-ounce bottle for a little under $4.

Follow Your Heart Vegan Honey Mustard

Americans are huge mustard fans. Why brown, yellow, and Dijon are definitely all solid options, Americans seem to love honey mustard. Follow Your Heart Honey Mustard is made with maple syrup and a delicate balance of mustard, vinegar, and pepper, this mustard dressing can be used to dress up sandwiches or as one reviewer put it, “make a bland salad superb.” To try it out, you can get this pack of three 335-milliliter bottles for a little under $60.

Organicville Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

Whether for dipping broccoli or french fries, Ranch dressing is another classic condiment choice by Americans. While traditionally made with buttermilk, nowadays there are plenty of dairy-free alternatives. Organicville Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing, for instance, is made with water and the following organic ingredients: expeller pressed soybean oil, soy milk, white vinegar, agave nectar, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, xanthan gum, tofu powder, parsley, and black pepper. Reviewers are saying that this dressing is very tasty, made from wholesome ingredients, and tastes like Kraft dressing (which is good if that’s the type of Ranch you’re craving). A few have noted that the bottle is rather small, though. If you’d still like to try it, you can get one eight-ounce bottle for a little under $4.

Nacheez Mild Nacho Sauce

Whether it’s layered in a burrito, drizzled on some loaded nachos, or served as a dip, nacho cheese is beloved by Americans. Looking for a healthier nacho cheese that is free from dairy and all of the additives processed dips usually have? If so, you should check out Nacheez Mild Nacho Sauce. This gluten-free and soy-free product is made primarily from cashews, red bell peppers, roasted green chilies, and jalapeño peppers. It is also low-calorie (each eight-ounce jar is only 140 calories), low-fat, and rich in B vitamins -6 and -12. Reviewers are liking that this sauce is made with all real ingredients, and have been using this sauce to spice up veggies, baked potatoes, broccoli, and of course, chips. You can get one jar for $10.50.

Hampton Creek Just Mayo

Mayonnaise comes in handy for all sorts of American comfort food favorites. After all, what is a burger without a dollop of mustard or vegan mayonnaise, and a potato salad is simply not the same without the creaminess made possible by mayo. Hampton Creek Just Mayo is an eggless and dairy-free spread made primarily from canola oil, water, and white wine vinegar. It’s free of gluten and soy, is non-GMO, and reviewers are saying this spread tastes great “if not even better than real mayonnaise!” You can get one 30-ounce container for $11.

Stubb's Original Wing Sauce

Cook-outs just aren’t the same without a really delicious BBQ sauce. While Stubb’s Original Wing Sauce is marketed for use on chicken wings, reviewers have also been using this spicy condiment for barbecue goodies, wraps, chilis, and pizzas. So, what’s the difference between this sauce and any other on the shelf? Well, for one, Stubb’s uses real habaneros to make the zesty mixture. Not only is it nice to know that the company is using a real ingredient, but this ensures that the condiment is, in fact, spicy, meaning you don’t have to douse your food in this sauce to get some flavor. It also uses a minimal amount of salt and sugar, letting the peppers and tomato paste do much of the work. Just be careful, reviewers are saying this sauce is pretty darn hot! To try it out for yourself, you can get a pack of six 12-ounce bottles for about $33.

Daiya Blue Cheeze Dressing

Do you love the creamy, robust, and tangy flavor of blue cheese sauce, but are trying to avoid dairy? If so, consider checking out Daiya Blue Cheeze Dressing. This dairy-free and egg-free sauce is made from non-GMO expeller pressed canola oil, water, white vinegar, cane sugar, sea salt, vegan natural flavors, potato starch, potato protein, whole algal flour, vegan cultured dextrose, xanthan gum, lemon juice concentrate, onion, and spices. Reviewers are saying that this dressing is very creamy (not chunky like some blue cheese dressings), tastes “absolutely amazing” and “just like blue cheese,” and is a much easier alternative to making blue cheese dressing from scratch. You can get one 8.36-ounce bottle for a little over $5.

Andria’s Steak Sauce

Although steak sauce is obviously marketed for use on steak, it can also be used for giving veggie patties a smoky flavor, dressing up veggies, or dipping fries in. While many steak sauces on the market contain anchovies, Andria’s Steak Sauce is an alternative for those looking to keep theirs fish-free. It is made primarily with water, onions, garlic, wheat, soybeans, salt, caramel, carrots, celery, parsnips, turnips, parsley, and spices. Reviewers are saying that this sauce is a “must-have pantry staple,” is great for marinating vegetables, and is quite thick and gravy-like. To see if you like it, you can get one 15-ounce bottle for $16.

Natural Value Organic Sriracha Chili Sauce

When it comes to adding a spicy kick to meals, Sriracha is one of American’s favorite hot sauces to reach for. While other Sriracha brands out there list the top two ingredients as chili and sugar, Natural Value Sriracha Chili Sauce is made primarily from red jalapeño purée and water. It also does not contain any of the additives that other brands sometimes use, such as potassium sorbate and sodium bisulfite. Reviewers are reporting that this product tastes just any other Sriracha, if not better, and are enjoying the fact that it is organic. It does have more salt than the original Sriracha, but as one reviewer points out, this is added for preservation purposes and to avoid the use of additives, and suggests using a bit less of the sauce than you would normally. You can get one 18-ounce bottle for $10.

Follow Your Heart Horseradish Sauce

Horseradish sauce is a creamy condiment usually made from sour cream, grated horseradish, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, and black pepper. Americans usually add this sauce to steak, but it also has been shown as a zesty addition to vegetables, grains, and salads. Follow Your Heart Horseradish Sauce keeps most of the traditional seasonings the same, but replaces sour cream with their dairy-free mayonnaise. One tablespoon of this soy-free and gluten-free sauce has about the same number of calories as the traditional variety, but only half of the sodium. Reviewers are saying that this sauce tastes exactly like the dairy version and have been using it on tuna salad and potato salad seamlessly. To try it out, you can get a pack of six eight-ounce jars for a little under $50.

Moore's Buffalo Sauce

Buffalo sauce may be often used for chicken wings, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add this flavorful sauce to other things, be it pizza, vegetables, or salad. While many buffalo sauces use butter, Moore’s Buffalo Sauce uses a vegan liquid margarine, instead. Specifically, it is made with cayenne peppers, distilled vinegar, liquid margarine (hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, stabilizers, lecithin, butter flavoring), natural gums, garlic and beta carotene. It is also gluten-free and MSG-free. Reviewers are saying that this buffalo sauce is definitely “hot” but is still flavorful, can be “poured on everything,” and adds a slight saltiness to dishes because of the vinegar. Several of the reviewers have pointed out that you can get this sauce for cheaper in stores, but if your local groceries don’t offer it, you can get one 16-ounce bottle online for $10.

Watcharee’s Thai Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce may be an Asian cuisine staple, but Americans have fallen in love with this condiment. You’ll find it on Thai menus, but those who enjoy this sauce are likely to keep a jar of it in their pantry as well. Watcharee’s Thai Peanut Sauce is a non-GMO and gluten-free sauce made primarily with coconut milk, coconut sugar, peanut butter, key lime puree, curry paste, and lime leaves. Reviewers are saying that this sauce tastes just like one you’d get a Thai restaurant, is an excellent way to spice up a plate of veggies, and is an easier alternative than making peanut sauce from scratch. A couple of reviewers said that they felt this sauce was a bit too spicy, but both added some of their own peanut butter to balance out the curry paste. To see how you feel, you can get one 11.75-ounce jar for $13.

Annie's Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire Sauce is a fermented liquid that Americans often use to add a savory, umami flavor to their meals. It is typically made primarily with barley malt vinegar, spirit vinegar, molasses, sugar, salt, anchovies. Annie’s Worcestershire Sauce leaves out the fish but, according to reviews, keeps the flavor of traditional Worcestershire sauce intact. Instead, this organic sauce uses water, apple cider vinegar, molasses, soy sauce, and tamarind. Reviewers describe this sauce as tasty, a nice organic alternative, and just as flavorful as regular Worcestershire sauce, if not more. You can get one 6.25-ounce bottle for about $8.

Daiya Homestyle Ranch Dressing

You can never have enough Ranch dressing options. Daiya Homestyle Ranch Dressing is a gluten-free and soy-free dressing. It is made with non-GMO expeller pressed canola oil, water, white vinegar, cane sugar, sea salt, potato starch, potato protein, whole algal flour, vegan natural flavors, vegan cultured dextrose, xanthan gum, lemon juice concentrate, spices, and garlic. Reviewers are saying that this Ranch is good quality and tasty (although it doesn’t taste exactly like the dairy version). One reviewer feels that the bottle is a bit too small considering the price. You can get one 8.36-ounce bottle for a little over $5.

Tessemae's All Natural Whole 30 Pack

Want to get a good deal of your condiment shopping done at once? If so, consider investing in Tessemae’s All Natural Whole30 Pack. “Whole 30” is a diet plan that puts an emphasis on eating whole, natural foods that use minimally processed ingredients. This variety pack comes with eight different bottled condiments: Yellow Mustard, Organic BBQ, Organic Cracked Pepper, Organic Balsamic, Organic Ketchup, Organic Lemon Garlic, Hot Buffalo Sauce, and Southwest Ranch. They are all vegan. Reviewers are saying that this variety pack is delicious, very healthy (especially since they’re sugar-free), and makes life easier for people trying to eat whole foods. You can get this eight pack of 10-ounce bottles for $52.


Colby Glass, MLIS


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