Category Archives: Reviews

New! Silk Caramel Almond Creamer

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Silk outdid themselves with this Caramel Almond Creamer!

I saw it in the refrigerated case and said to myself ” oh please please please let this be as good as I’m hoping it is”!

Guess what…it is!!!!

It has a wonder  caramelly taste and has only 15 calories per Table spoon.

Free of dairy, Gluten, soy, cholesterol, and carrageenan, what more could you ask for?!

Well, I have more. I love this Creamer, so I thought it would probably go well with my other love that comes out this time of year.

You guessed it, well maybe you didn’t, but anyway

Drum roll please

 Barnie’s Santa’s White Christmas Coffee

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These two where made for each other !

So good you don’t even need to add sugar.  Now this is  all coming from someone who isn’t a big coffee fan. I’m telling you you really need to try this. It’s like drinking a dessert.

It’s Christmas in a mug, warm, smooth, and soothing, it even smells heavenly.

I’m going to go and make myself a mug of heaven now

⭐️Hope you enjoyed this post⭐️

If you try the Creamer or the coffee, or both let me know what you think

❤️love hearing your comments and answering any questions you may have❤️

Shine!

Linda

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Peppermint Almond Beverage

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There’s a new beverage in town giving Eggnog a run for it’s money!

🎁Trader Joe’s Chocolate Peppermint Almond Beverage!🎁

I was so excited when I saw this in the refrigerated section!  I grabbed it and did a happy dance💃🏻 I couldn’t wait to get home and try it. I was so hoping it would live up to my expectations. The carton said it was Smooth and Creamy with a rich cocoa and Peppermint flavor.  I had to see for myself.

I opened the carton, it smelled chocolatey and Pepperminty. Off to a good start.

Poured some in a fancy glass, it looked Creamy and chocolatey.

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Now for the moment we’ve all been waiting for…

YUM! It is Creamy and chocolatey and pepperminty!

Its pretty darn good!

You can serve it cold or warmed

It’s Gluten free, Lactose and Dairy Free, Soy free, and Vegan

Perfect for the Holidays

⭐️Hope you found this post useful⭐️

If you try the Chocolate Peppermint Almond Beverage, let me know what you think

Thanks for reading my little vegan blog😊

Shine!

Linda

Look What’s Growing In Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Patch🎃

img_1336🎃Pumpkin pumpkin everywhere 🎃

I found a nice round up of pumpkin beverages at Trader Joe’s and I thought I would share them with you.

I’ve  personally tried them all. So I can honestly say they are worth buying👍

🍂First up is the Pumpkin Almond Milk🍂

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It’s creamy and smooth and orange.  What’s not to like?

It’s Almond milk meets pumpkin pie. It’s thicker then regular almond milk and a lot sweeter. It definitely has a pumpkin taste. I’ve  used it in oatmeal, coffee, and just by itself. It’s higher in calories than regular Almond Milk, but we all deserve a little indulgence now and then!

🍂Next up Pumpkin Spice Coffee🍂

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This coffee actually taste and smell ( it’s like aroma therapy) like pumpkin spice❤️

Its a Medium Dark Roast with orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, ground vanilla bean, and pumpkin spice. Aaaah!

🍂Last but not least Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Tea🍂

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Who doesn’t  love a hot cup of tea on a cold autum day?!

This tea will definitely awaken your senses. It smells so good!

Each little triangle pouch contains Rooibos tea with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.

This tea is perfect just the way it is, no need to add anything to it. You are more then welcome to add anything you like to it though.   Hmmm, how about a pumpkin tea latte with Pumpkin Almond Milk!

🎃Hope you enjoyed this post🎃

Feel free to leave comments  and question

🎃🍂Have a pumpkintastic day! ( sorry I had to)🎃🍂

Shine!

Linda

Vegan Popcorn Love!❤️

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❤️Is it possible to be in love with popcorn?  Yes, yes it is!❤️

I confess, I am in love with Trader Joe’s Bollywood Popcorn!

Now this is no ordinary Popcorn. This is Popcorn with Vegan Tikka Masal seasoning.

One  bite of the popcorn and I was hooked. The smell alone is heavenly. Each little puff of corn is seasoning with Tikka Masal.  The sea salt, turmeric , paprika, mustard seed, garlic, and onion all blend so well together to create this spicy salty goodness. I can’t help licking my fingers while I eat it. I even love the package it comes in, so bright and festive!

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I try to eat only whole unprocessed food on a daily basis but sometimes I do enjoy a salty spicey treat.  So I guess you could say Trader Joe’s Bollywood Popcorn is my favorite little indulgence!

Oh and it does have 2g of fiber and 2 g of protein (and no sugar) per serving.

So if you want to add a little spice to your life Bollywood Popcorn is the perfect way to do it.

If your looking for the perfect drink to go with your Popcorn. Look no further, I’ve got you covered😀

Vegan Matcha Superfoods Latte with Tahini

❤️Hope you enjoyed this post❤️

If you try the Popcorn let me know what you think!😀

Shine!

Linda

So Delicious Dairy Free Walnut Almond Milk

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So Delicious Dairy Free Walnut Almond Milk!

I found this the other day at Target. I love walnuts and almonds so I knew I had to give it a try!

I always check the ingredients and labels on products before I buy them. I know So Delicious is a good company, but I still check you don’t want to bring something home and realize it has some stuff in it you weren’t expecting.

My number one bit of advise…always check labels.

No fear I did the label checking for you on this one😀

The first thing I look for when buying non dairy milk is if it has Carrageenan in it.

Ok here we go

  • 45 calories per 8 oz serving
  • 5 grams of sugar
  • soy free
  • dairy free
  • carrageenan free
  •  Non-GMO project verified
  • certified vegan

It has a similar taste to Almond Milk with a hint of Walnut.  Neither one of the flavors over powered the other.  It’s the same thickness as almond milk and has a tanishy ( is that a word) color.

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So now am I not only getting all the health benefits of almonds I’m  getting the benefits of walnuts as well.

So Delicious  Dairy Free Walnut Almond Blend is a good addition to smoothie, oatmeal, cereal, baking, and anywhere you would use non-Dairy milk.

I know it’s my new favorite !❤️

Hope you found this post useful

If you try So Delicious Dairy Free Walnut Almond Blend let me know what you think👍

Beachbody Challenge! This Vegan Girl Is Taking Care of The Inside and Outside of Her Body

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I know I haven’t been posting as much as usual. I’m sorry,  I feel like I’ve been neglecting you and my blog☹️

But I do have a really good reason why !

About 3 or 4 weeks ago I decided to get my body in shape. Yes I know I eat well. Good clean eating. I feel good. I’m not overweight.

But I just wasn’t happy with the shape I was in. My body had no tone or definition.

I just didn’t feel like I was in the best shape I could be.

I learned about Beachbody from two wonderful friends of mine…thanks Christine and Michael. It just seemed to make sense to me. I saw first hand the results they  got from the program. So I decided to give it a try. Now I’m proud to say I’m hooked. I like working out . I do it in the privacy of my home. Don’t need any crazy equipment. I actually look forward to working out everyday.

Michael is my Beachbody Coach and along with His wife Christine they keep me motivated.

We along with others in our group are into our second week of the Beachbody Challenge. We have an app we log our workouts in everyday. If we stick to our required workouts at the end of the challeng, October 4th, we are all eligible to win money!

I can feel the change in my body.  It feels good, more limber and strong at the same time. Ive been doing PiYo which is a combo of yoga and Pilates, think yoga and Pilates on steroids😄

So wish us all luck!!!❤️

I promise I will start posting more😀

I have a few recipes I want to share with you. Quick and easy ones…our favorite kind, right?!

❤️Thank you for your support, your patience, and for sticking with my little vegan blog❤️

Oh. One more thing. Hi mom, I’m ok! Love you❤️❤️❤️

Shine!

Linda

CJ Acers…Compassion At It’s Best!

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Just found out about this wonderful place right here in Florida!

CJ Acers Aminal Rescue Farm in Keystone Heights Florida, It’s a non profit, all volunteer organization

Their Mission Statement

Non profit, all volunteer organization that exists to rescue, rehabilitate and reintroduce abandoned, abused and neglected animals while promoting compassionate animal care to the community.

Just recently they had a charity event

That was a big success !

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My friend Micheal Garrett, owner of Vegan2go, had the great honor of being asked to cater the event with the best vegan food in Gainesville

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Michael at CJ Acers

This is a great organization with a wonderful mission and wonderful people.

These people volunteer their time to care for these abandoned and neglected animals

They are the voice of the voiceless

Help spread the word about this awesome group of people spreading compassion for animals

Please check  them out and like them on Facebook. Share their page with friends and family.

You can be apart of spreading the compassion too🙂

And that’s always an amazingly wonderful thing to do

Thank you CJ Acers Animal Rescue Farm for all your care, kindness, and dedication to bettering the lives of animals!❤️

Go to Facebook and type in search for CJ Acers Animal Rescue Farm…remember to like them👍

Shine!

Linda

There’s A New Vegan Frozen Dessert In Town!

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Have you heard about Wink!

It’s new, it’s non dairy, it’s vegan!

It’s  Wink

I haven’t tried it yet but wanted to share it with you.

You can go on their website, click on the link above, to find stores, or order it online.

Can’t  wait to try it. It comes in 10 different flavors!

I will be tracking down some and start doing reviews.  It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta to do it😂

If you have tried Wink, leave me a comment and tell me what you think about wink…sorry I had to😄

Shine!

Linda

Trader Joe’s Soy Creamy Frozen Non Dairy Dessert. Cherry Chocolate Chip

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Frank and I were in Trader Joe’s  last night and decided to check out the ice cream section.

This is what I found. Trader Joe’s  Soy Creamy Non Dairy Dessert

They had it in Vanilla and Cherry Chocolate Chip. I first reached for the vanilla…yes I’m a vanilla kind of girl😄

Then I decided to live on the edge and go with the Cherry Chocolate Chip.

Got it home and immediately thought I need to do a review on this!

Drum roll please….

The most important part, the uncapping

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Next the first spoon full

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I was very, pleasantly, surprised with the amount of Cherrys  and chocolate chips that were in this frozen dessert .

The Cherrys and the chocolate chips were throughout  the entire container. It had a really nice creamy texture. The taste was good, like good good. I was actually surprised at how good it was. Definetly competition for the name brand big guys…you know who I talking about. I give this frozen dessert two thumbs up 👍👍

But wait! It’s not just the taste, texture, and the amount of Cherrys and chips that make this dessert great. It gets better. All this creamy goodness comes in a 1 quart container, that’s 32 fl oz. for, wait for it…$3.49!

So to sum it all up. Trader Joe’s  Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip Non Dairy Dessert gives you a lot of bang for your buck!

Hope you enjoyed this post and found it enlightening🤔

If you give  Trader Joe’s  Non Dairy Frozen Dessert a try let me know what you think😀

Shine!

Linda