Grocery Hunting, A Pizza Parlor, And Vegan B&J’s Sorbet

April 3, 2010 by Keri

This morning (I think it’s technically yesterday morning now, but you know what I mean) I woke up with a really bad headache and I didn’t even want to think about food.  I was supposed to go ingredient shopping for tomorrow’s family lunch bright and early with my mom, but we had to postpone until my headache eased up a bit.  When we finally got going it was almost noon and pouring!  Our trip to Meijer for ingredients to make our vegan dishes went well, and with only a few things left to find, we headed to a local health food store.  There I picked up nutritional yeast, tahini, and brown rice syrup.  By the time we got home it was definitely past lunch, so I warmed up an Annie Chun vegan noodle bowl. We made plans to have an early dinner at a local pizza place, in hopes they would make something tasty for their vegan friends (us).

Vegan Pizza

When my mom asked for a vegetarian pizza with no cheese and then inquired about hidden milk or egg ingredients, the waitress asked, “Allergic or vegan?”  I said vegan and she smiled and told us she has 6 kids- 2 vegans, 2 vegetarians, and 2 meat-eaters.  It proved handy that she has vegan kids because she knew exactly what we wanted!  The vegan pizza was really quite good, not my favorite pizza ever, but loaded with veggies and very filling.  To me, it tasted like a salad on pizza crust (minus lettuce).

Vegan Pizza

After getting our toddler to bed, we decided to go see How To Train Your Dragon 3D because it had received such amazing ratings (don’t worry- there were still people in the house while he slept!).  I really enjoyed the movie and fell in love with Toothless, but someone brought a baby under 2 to the movie and he cried, screamed, and ran around the theater; he really didn’t want to be there!  I’m not sure how old is appropriate when it comes to taking children to a theater, but he definitely wasn’t ready or having a good time!  If you have kids, what age did they start going to movies?  After the movie, we stopped at the store for some snacks and I came across Ben & Jerry’s Berried Treasure Sorbet.

Vegan Ice Cream

This vegan-friendly frozen treat is so good, complete with swirls of sweet berry and tart lemon.  I was really surprised to find it in the freezer section because I’d never heard it mentioned, but a quick Google search brought up a few vegan blogs talking about the Ben & Jerry’s sorbets.  It’s also really pretty and the back features a recipe for a berry smoothie using the sorbet.  I’d definitely love to see them release more flavors of the vegan sorbet variety.

Vegan Ice Cream

Sorbet aside, tomorrow I’m making Vegan Yum Yum‘s Red And White Cauliflower Bake for my family to try, as well as Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar‘s Caramel Pecan Bars.  I really think they’re going to like them, but if not, I don’t mind eating it all!  The small humans are also going to hunt Easter eggs and my mom was so understanding about putting vegan snacks like peanut butter sandwich crackers and Newman’s Own ABC cookies in the plastic eggs. It’s so nice not to stress over what’s in there (and literally take candy from a baby!). I hope you had a great Saturday!

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  1. Danielle (Coffee Run) says:

    I didn’t know Ben & Jerry’s made sorbet?? I’ll have to look out for it!

    That pizza looks sooo good. I love how it’s piled high with the good stuff 😀

  2. Jessie (Vegan-minded) says:

    Love veggie pizza! I had no idea that Ben & Jerry’s made vegan-friendly sorbet. I will have to look for it soon, it seems like the perfect summer treat. 🙂

  3. McKella says:

    That pizza looks yummy. I’m cutting way back on animal products and I haven’t tried cheeseless pizza because I’m pretty skeptical. I’m gonna try it now though, and I hope it looks that tasty.

  4. Keri says:

    I didn’t know Ben and Jerry’s made sorbet either so I was excited to find it!
    I love homemade pizza with Daiya shreds, Teese, or FYH, but I’m glad to know I can order cheeseless many places to create a vegan pizza! 🙂

  5. Michal says:

    OMG! Vegan stuff from Ben and Jerrys? 😀
    This excites me so much!

    • Keri says:

      Yeah, apparently they’ve made the sorbets for a long time, but I had no idea! I was standing there in the store on my blackberry Googling it and coming up with vegan blogs talking about them!