Cookbook Winner! + An Unsolicited Sausage Review


Maple Apple Raisin Bread

Congratulations to #58, Sophia! The Random Generator is shining it’s light on you today. Please send me your mailing address and I’ll get 1000 Vegan Recipes in the mail to you. The book is mighty. It might help to do some arm exercises to prepare. Thank you very much to everyone who entered. I wish I could send each and every one of you a copy. Since I can’t, be sure to check out the sample recipes over at Robin Robertson’s blog. Best of luck in the next book contest, coming soon!


This is a food blog, so let me give you a little more food content. This is a new (to us) vegan sausage. Don’t be fooled, you may have seen it since the company has been around since 1991. While we like Gimme Lean products, we were excited to see this Twin Oaks Sausage in the refrigerated case at our co-op. This weekend we put it to the test alongside some maple apple raisin french toast. We were too hungry to take photos, but here’s our take on it. This sausage is drier and it’s slightly more subtle in flavor. It’s less in-your-face with spices and the mouth feel is less oily (win!). The slices crumbled a little more during cooking because it doesn’t really lend itself to shaping, but that didn’t bother us. Overall, we preferred it over the Gimme Lean. We also picked up one of the chorizo style, too, and look forward to giving it a try.

Coming soon: Buffalo Wing Pizza – just in time for the Super Bowl! And of course, another book contest. Check back.

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8 Comments

  1. Posted January 19, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    That bread looks great, Tami!

  2. Posted January 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    I have never seen or heard of that sausage before…thanks for posting about it–I am going to check out the website!

    Courtney

  3. Posted January 19, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Ohhh..that bread looks delicious! I’ll have to look for that sausage–I don’t think that I’ve seen it.

  4. Posted January 20, 2010 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    Oooh, that bread looks delish!

  5. Posted January 21, 2010 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    I like Gimme Lean, though it seems to have disappeared from stores around here – will certainly try this if I find it. Can’t wait to see the buffalo wing pizza! If my Vikings make it, I’d love to bring it to a party :)

  6. Posted January 21, 2010 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    oh my gosh! hooray and thanks so much! i’ll email you my address right now, maybe lift some weights to prepare myself in the meantime. thanks!!!

  7. Posted January 26, 2010 at 2:30 am | Permalink

    Oh how exciting, I’m an Australian currently in Charlottesville visiting friends becaue I was here on exchange two years ago, and Twin Oaks is just outside Charlottesville! I love their sausage products and flavoured tofus, and in fact was planning to buy some tomorrow. Such a fun coincidence seeing it here!

  8. Posted February 2, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Mmm veggie sausage. Looks great :)

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