Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Butter

Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English.

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Butter can be another one of those items that’s tough to veganize — as usual, Miyoko Schinner has outdone herself, and this Cultured Vegan Butter from Miyoko’s Creamery is the very best vegan butter we’ve had.

IMG_8110Probably the best thing about this butter is that it contains no palm oil, which is used by many vegan butters out there (if you don’t know why this is a problem, learn more here, and here).

But even better, this butter is absolutely delicious. It’s thick, creamy, and has just the right balance of salty and sweet. We chose to spread it onto warmed bread, where it melted beautifully, and it was perfect.

IMG_8116We imagine it would also be great to cook with, but it’s so amazingly good you could also just eat it with a spoon. Or, on bread, baked potatoes, popcorn….

This is another one of those popular Miyoko’s items that sells out very quickly, so pounce while you can. Even better, this month, Miyoko’s is donating a portion of online sales to the amazing organization Animal Place — so order soon!

Daiya Margherita Pizza

Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English.

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When we saw this in the freezer section, we couldn’t resist. Every once in a while, you just need to make something quick and easy … and Daiya always delivers (Daiya’s Cheezy Mac is another great quick meal).

IMG_9912This pizza was remarkably flavorful, and its simple and delicious basic ingredients make it perfect for adding fresh veggies.

IMG_9913The cheese melts and browns beautifully, and the crust was thin and crispy.

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I highly recommended keeping this fast and yummy meal in the freezer for those times when cooking isn’t possible (or when you’re just feeling lazy…like me). There are many other varieties (including spinach & mushroom, fire-roasted vegetable, and “cheeze lover’s”), and we look forward to sampling them all.

Miyoko’s Double Cream Roasted Garlic Peppercorn

Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English.

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As we’ve advised before, Miyoko’s cheeses are so wonderful and so popular that you have to act quickly if you find one you like. We loved this limited edition Double Cream Roasted Garlic Peppercorn — and are eagerly awaiting its return.

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In the meantime, we’ll tell you all about it. As fans of all of Miyoko’s double-cream cheeses, we couldn’t wait to try this one — and we were not disappointed. This delectable soft cheese is creamy and bursting with flavor.

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We paired this cheese with Trinity Oaks Pinot Noir, which is not only smooth, delicious, and vegan but very affordable. (Which is good when you have this much cheese-tasting to do.)

Keep an eye out for the reappearance of this incredible cheese … and snap it up as soon as you can.