I recently ate at Which Wich? after reading this article about its vegan offerings.
I have to say, Which Wich? Has a LOT more and better vegan options than many of its competitors (like McAlisters, Sweet Peppers, Firehouse, or … yick … Subway).
Their samdwiches are great, but beware their hot pepper blend … when they say hot, they mean it.
Their house chips are awesome, a top notch salt and pepper style.
They also have a light and refreshing sweet green tea.
Give them a try the next time you want a deli sandwich.
So my sweet, smart, and wonderful wifie figured out how too make vegan pierogies. They were very good, but they took a long time and a lot of attention.
Then, she decided to modify the recipe, making a casserole with biscuit dough and pierogie filling (black beans, red bell peppers,red onions, potatoes,spices).
It was much faster and extra yummy.
Oddly enough, the meats I missed most were not steaks, burgers, or even bacon. It was hot dogs and lunchmeat. Basically, the trash foods that hardly taste like meat anyway.
When I first went vegan I avoided fake meats and cheeses while I got “clean” so to speak. I then got into Boca burgers and “chick’n,” which are convenient and helpful, but not meatlike.
But now I’m so far in that I hate the scent of actual meat and even cheese. I’m not worried about going back.
And so I get to have HOT DOGS! And LUNCH MEATLESS!
These hot dogs tasted just like regular hot dogs, but without the nasty meat smell. They also have much less fat and zero cholesterol. I like them on buns with catsup and Just Mayo.
The fake turkey lunch meatless actually tastes like bologna to me, but again without that noxious dead animal smell. I’m loving them, on white bread with a little Just Mayo.
So this is my favorite Chinese buffet around.
Why? It is very vegan-friendly if you don’t mind a shared hibachi.
Their make your own has not only soba but udon, glorious udon! As well as a good selection of vegetables and sauces.
Also, they have two vegan sushi types, plus seaweed and edamame on the buffet.
For dessert, they have fresh fruit. The pineapple is my favorite.
I can eat myself silly with yummy food I know is safe.
So yesterday was the one year anniversary of me going vegan: the first Sunday of June, 2016.
I’ve always fallen off the diet or health trend wagon much faster than this. I doubt I’ve even made it 6 months before. But right now I’m a year in and have no desire to change.
I’m 25 pounds down from where I started, but much more importantly, my blood pressure and cholesterol are dropping, too.
Okay, I can do better than The Phantom Menace:
There, that’s better!
Deviled Eggless Tomatoes!
My wonderful wife made the most delicious treat for our Easter lunch with my parents. They were amazing! They tasted almost just like deviled eggs, but lighter and brighter, if that makes sense.
They were so pretty on the plate, and the contrast between the chickpea deviled dip and the halved roma tomatoes just made it so wonderful.
Plus, they were made with love, and that’s the best thing of all.
Babalu Tacos and Tapas is positively great. They have a few vegan things on the menu, including their outstanding guac and their black eyed pea hummus.
But I got a couple of almost-vegan items made vegan: the vegetal taco (just ask them to hold the cheese. It is delicious!) and the black bean burger, which came with guac, onion, arugula, and a delicious sauce.
They normally fry the black bran burger, which requires an egg bath, but for vegans, they skip the egg bath and grill it instead. It was outstanding.
Their iced tea was also good. Ask for it with lime, for an unexpected treat.
They have locations in Jackson, Memphis, Knoxville, Birmingham (Alabama, not England), and Charlotte.