Archive for the condiments Category


Posted in breakfast, condiments, dinner, holiday, lunch on October 31, 2009 by nosferatofu

brot horiz

This morning I went to Eschenburg’s, the local German deli to pick up some of my favorite things to eat.  I got 2 Salzstangen (translated as salt sticks) or as my family calls them, Salzstangl.  I also picked up a type of pretzel bread (pictured on the right) which I always forget what is called.  I already ate the pretzel bread and one of the Stangen!  They are so good.

I also bought some of my favorite tea, pictured in the left.  It is a nice soothing tea to drink before bed called Gutnacht-Kräutertee.  Very delicious with a mix of various herbs including….er…..not sure what many of these are called in English, except for the Anis, Camomile and Peppermint.  It also contains Ringelblumen which is like a  miracle herb.  It works great for many things.

I am making for tonight, Krapfen (aka Berliner) and a Kugelhupf cake (pound cake or bundt cake I think it is also called), which I will share in a future entry!

I hope everyone has a very happy Halloween!


Lazy Summer Hot Dogs!

Posted in condiments, dinner, lunch on August 7, 2009 by nosferatofu

summer hot dog

I’ve been on a hot dog hiatus for a long time now. I’ve been burnt out, but in the past few weeks, I’ve fallen back in love with the simple joy of a delicious hot dog with all the fixin’s on a warm summer day.

Its especially satisfying after a good swim.

I made some guacamole and bought some delicious locally made tortilla chips. I also love the relish I’ve been using, Bubbies.

I sat down to enjoy my dinner with a cool breeze wafting through. No TV, just some relaxing music to enhance the experience. I try to practice cooking as meditation, but maybe I can develop eating as meditation too 🙂

Dr. Cow Nut Cheese

Posted in condiments, dinner, holiday, lunch on May 13, 2009 by nosferatofu

nut cheese (close up)

A few days ago, inspired by the entry over at Awesomel Vegan Rad, I ordered a wheel of the aged cashew & brazil nut cheese, and it arrived today, along with my veggie cevapcici, which I’ll save for a future entry.

I’ve been very curious about this nut cheese for some time now, so needless to say, I was excited to finally taste it!  It is made using a traditional cheese making process, which intrigued me.  I can say it is absolutely DELICIOUS.  It was much smaller than I expected, which was the only drawback.  The photos on the web site make it look about the size of your palm.  So it is a bit pricey for the size, but worth trying it out, although I know I’m going to be craving more.

There are only a few places where this cheese is available, and only one place on the west coast……Seattle……another reason I’m glad to be moving there soon 🙂

If you are curious about trying the dr cow nut cheese, I’d say it is definitely worth a taste.  I would buy it much more often if it were locally available, but I can’t justify shipping it from the other end of the country just for that tiny bit of cheese.  I ordered mine from Pangea, but there are a few other sources on the dr cow site as well.

packaged nut cheese


Posted in condiments, drinks with tags , , on July 11, 2008 by nosferatofu

Masala Chai Tea

I just had a delicious cup of Masala Chai Tea. I’m not used to high-caffeine drinks, so when I have even a bit, I’m bouncing off the walls. I can barely sit still at work this morning. Thankfully, I’m sitting on my yoga ball, so I’m putting my energy to good use.

Ingredients to make the best Chai tea EVAR:

Chai tea (of course)

Silk vanilla soymilk creamer

Generous helping of raw agave nectar

Something to munch on….I’ve got almonds (this is optional!)

My most favorite tea in the whole world:

Jasmine Pearl Green Tea

Jasmine Pearl Green Tea

I drink this pretty much every night. Just the smell of it puts me in a coma, its that good. I put a dab of raw agave in it to enhance the flavor, and that’s all it needs. My family calls me Mr. Tea whenever I make a pot. I pity the foo who’s never tasted this tea!

Happy 4th of July!

Posted in condiments, dinner with tags , , on July 5, 2008 by nosferatofu


I hope everyone had a great 4th of July, and a safe one! I drove out to my friend’s house in Riverside to enjoy the holiday. We were treated to 2 different fireworks shows, all from the comfort of his backyard! Great conversations, great company and great food…..didn’t leave their house till 2 in the morning…..late night for me, I’m usually in bed by 10 pm!

What does this statue have to do with 4th of July? Absolutely nothing, but I love it and had to share it =)

While my friend and his wife are omni, they were very considerate in providing vegan options for me and also for my friend Matt, and so I had a vegan boca chik’n burger (which Matt brought) with hummus, avocado, onions, and corn. Sooooo good! It was getting toward night time, so the pictures of the patties on the grill didn’t turn out very well but I got some good shots of the condiments….and fireworks!


Favorite Condiments

Posted in condiments with tags , on February 12, 2008 by nosferatofu

Here are a few of my current favorite condiment type products…….all 100% cruelty-free!

Agave Nectar – superior to honey in every way. Everyone I know who has tried it has ditched honey in favor of this wonderful sweetener. Great for: tea, oatmeal, toast, etc.


Soy Cream Cheese – in my opinion (and a few others I know), it tastes better than
actual cream cheese, and is so much healthier.

soy cream cheese

Soy Butter – this stuff is awesome: it melts, it tastes so
much better than butter and margarine, and it is much
better for you too!

Whole Earth Soy Butter