Fabanaise Chipotle Mayo

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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We were delighted to see a new brand of chipotle vegan mayo out there and immediately brought home this jar of Fabanaise, a new vegan mayo that is made with aquafaba.

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Aquafaba is a miracle in vegan foods, especially for baking. Comprised of the liquid from cooked chick peas, its egglike quality makes it perfect for certain recipes…and, apparently, for mayo.

And this vegan mayo, while a bit thin, does basically have the consistency of the real thing.

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However, we wished the chipotle flavor had more of a kick. (The Vegenaise Chipotle Mayo from Follow Your Heart is still our favorite for its perfect consistency and kick.)

And while Sir Kensington’s has myraid other products available, be aware that not all of them are vegan, which is a shame. We hope to see their Dijonaise, Sriracha Mayonnaise, and other products available soon without eggs and with aquafaba instead.

Daiya Cheezy Mac Deluxe Alfredo Style

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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After tasting Daiya’s Cheezy Mac Cheddar, we were intrigued by this Alfredo-style variety.

Like the cheddar, this is quick and easy to fix (no more than 10 minutes), and the box contains everything you’ll need (well, except the boiling water). And because the macaroni is brown rice pasta, it’s gluten free.

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The sauce for this Alfredo-style variety is a bit stickier than the cheddar style, and it also has a stronger chemical flavor than the cheddar, as well as a slightly sweet, orange-zesty taste as well.

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So while we wouldn’t call this the best Alfredo-style pasta we’ve ever had, we were glad it was in the cupboard for a quick, simple meal.