Why this blog?
For me, being vegan is a continual journey. Every day I find out something new about the things I use in my ordinary daily life. I am interested in finding new ways to enhance the vegan-friendliness of my life through the products I use, eat, wear or otherwise consume. Locating vegan goods can be confusing, and at times, even expensive. Ultimately, I would like everything I use to be as vegan as possible, from dish soap to makeup, to the shoes I wear, to my hair care products, and everything in between. I would also like to share with you information about what I try and what I discover along the way, in the hopes that it may be useful to you. I am also open to suggestions if you have anything you recommend, or if there is something you have always wondered about and would like me to check out. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And thanks for reading!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Vegan Shrimp from Sophie's Kitchen
I have been excited about trying some of the vegan "seafood" from Sophie's Kitchen since I first read a press release about this product a long time ago. My husband, who eats vegan most of the time, still eats fish occasionally, and I was particularly interested in having him try some of the Sophie products as well.
The last time we were in Seattle, we popped into Whole Foods and were able to find a number of Sophie's Kitchen seafood items. We decided to try the breaded shrimp, and one night a couple of weeks ago, we cooked it up with some over fries and paired it with a nice green salad for a tasty comfort-food meal.
The shrimp are soy free and the primary ingredient is konjac powder, which comes from a low calorie high fiber plant, that helps created a texture that is very reminiscent of seafood. (BTW the non-breaded shrimp are also wheat and gluten-free.)
When you stop to think about the pollution in our oceans, the high mercury concentrations found in seafood today, the dangers to our environment as a result of over-fishing, there are a number of good reasons for consuming less seafood even if you aren't vegan. And if you are looking for a tasty alternative, Sophie's Kitchen has a lot to offer!
I can't wait to try their other products and I only wish we could get them locally here in Bellingham. I hope to write to the Co-op and see if it is something they could start carrying. My husband and I were both impressed with the vegan shrimp, and I encourage you to try it if you get the chance!