Vegan Creamer That Actually Tastes Good

by HEAB on August 31, 2009

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Winners of the Jay Robb rice protein samples:

  1. Rosey Rebecca
  2. Whole Body Love
  3. Garbanzo Girl
  4. Following Foodie
  5. Honey Nut Lo

Congrats winners! Please email me with your addresses, and your Sexy Hot protein powder is on its way.

My brother collected our mail while we were away, including opening any packages that arrived.  Thanks Scottie! When he told me the following samples were waiting for me, I could not wait to get home and try them.

MimicCream

MimicCream

MimicCream is a non-dairy, non-soy, gluten-free substitute for cream made with purified water, almonds, cashews, dipotassium phosphate, bicarbonate soda, rice starch, and salt. Check out the nutrition stats:

unsweetlabelNice, huh?  Y’all know my love of coffee in the mornings, and although I’ve given up most dairy products, I’m still doing cream in my coffee.  I’ve tried every substitute out there, and in my opinion, nothing tastes as good as half and half.  I woke up yesterday ready for a cup o’ joe and immediately made a pot of decaf.  My morning mug usually looks like I poured a bit of coffee into my cream, and I had to use more than 1 serving of MimicCream – maybe about 2 or 3 TBSP to get it creamy enough. I also added a few dark chocolate stevia drops.

Almost...but not quite.

Almost...but not quite.

The verdict?  Well, the MimicCream is 100 x’s better than almond milk or any other non-dairy creamer I’ve tried.  It’s no half and half, but it’s pretty darn close.  If the company’s products were available in Nashville, it would definitely be my creamer of choice…especially after yesterday’s lunch…

Creamy Dreamy Alfredo Sauce

Creamy Dreamy Alfredo Sauce

This bowl of pasta was one of the best meals I’ve made in a while, and I can’t wait to make it for CD tonight.  No worries CD – I won’t make you eat tempeh. :) Loosely following a recipe for Alfredo sauce sent with my MimicCream samples, I melted 1 TBSP soy free Earth Balance over low heat.  I then cooked 1 clove minced garlic in my butter and slowly stirred in 1/2 cup MimicCream.  To it, I added 2 TBSP of Marissa’s Vegan Italian Spice Parm (AMAZING RECIPE by the way.  Thank you Marissa!), & salt and pepper.  I topped my pasta with some roasted tempeh marinated in Bragg’s.  Wow!

After a 3 mile walk with the pups, trips to Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Target, and Whole Foods and making this lunch, I was exhausted and in need of some yoga love.  So, I opted for an evening Yin Yoga class. 90 minutes of connective tissue work. Perfect. Came home to  a light dinner and a night in front of the TV with CD. Go Bears!

Want to try some MimicCream for yourself?  Click here to find if there is a retail location near you, and if not, you can click here to order online.  Many thanks to the company for allowing me to review your product…you have a new fan. :)