Thursday, January 28, 2010

Buzzito Review on Get Sconed!

Check Out Jess' awesome review on Get Sconed! of the Vegan Buzzitos & Hummus!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Absolutely delicious! This fall weather makes oatmeal raisin cookies sound so good! Made this recipe last night, and they were fantastic! Crispy around the edges and chewy in the middle...

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (makes 24)

1 cup flour (spoon flour into dry-measure cup and level off)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons refined coconut oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1½ tablespoons water + 1½ tablespoons oil + 1 teaspoon baking powder mixed together (this is in lieu of an egg)
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1/3 cup dark raisins

1/3 cup golden raisins

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and set one rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and granulated sugar until smooth. Mix in the brown sugar, then the egg substitute, applesauce, and vanilla.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients, then the oats and raisins.
  5. Drop the batter by rounded teaspoons 2-inches apart on the baking sheets lined with parchment or a silicone liner (I heart silpats) and use a fork to gently flatten the dough.
  6. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. Rotate baking sheets during baking for even heating.
Storage: Once cool, store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature if you have not eaten them all by the following morning, like my family and I did...


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Review of The Higher Taste on Yelp!

YUM YUM YUM. I am totally hooked on The Higher Taste sandwiches! I love the BBQ and Golden Slice the best, and I mean LOVE. Which is also a key ingredient in the sandwiches :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Amazing deal at!

This just in from the Mystic Trader! A longtime friend of ours is in the business of finding amazing one of a kind items from around the world...and selling them via paper catalog and a website. This time, they decided to not send out a catalog, go paperless and pass the savings on to their customers. The offer in the link is for 50% off everything they sell until October 11th. Feel free to pass it on....what a deal!

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Buzzito Man Van

Have you seen The Buzzito Man Van? (even more fun to say with a Rastafarian accent "The Burrito Mon Von") There are a couple of them cruising the Portland Metro area to bring you delicious vegetarian foods!
Kudos to Miracle Sign Company for doing an amazing job on the graphics!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

PDX Veg Fest this Saturday!

Portland Veg Fest is this Saturday at the Convention Center...check out the link for $1 off admission coupon!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Have you tried the two new Buzzitos yet?

It's not too often that we bring out new products, so when we do, it's certainly something to get excited about! Our two new Buzzitos are no exception! FYI Buzzito luvas, here is the Press release about our new additions:


Portland-based small business creates two new vegan burritos incorporating a local and innovative soy product.

In the midst of many people striving to make more sustainable lifestyle choices, numerous have recognized the power of acting globally through both thinking and supporting locally. Recently, a couple of Oregon small businesses teamed up to create two ready-to-eat, vegan burritos that can help this be both a simple and delicious task.

The Higher Taste™, a local family-run business that has been producing ready-to-eat vegetarian foods in Portland for over twenty years, added two new Buzzitos™ to their popular line of fresh vegetarian foods. Both new burritos, the Ya-Hoo! Bar-B-Q and the Fiesta Fajita use an innovative new soy protein, Butler Soy Curls™, developed and produced in Oregon by another small business, Butler™ Foods.

The protein strips are made using only whole, non-GMO soybeans, nothing added to the soybeans and nothing taken out, so the nutritional values remain intact. The soybeans are processed in a manner that creates a shape and texture similar to that of a chicken or beef strip. Yet, by being made solely with soybeans, the curls are a considerably healthier and more sustainable alternative to many

conventional protein products.

One might ask why soy proteins are a more sustainable option than conventional animal based proteins. Recently, the USDA estimated that to produce one pound of beef, it took seven pounds of feed. With that alone, soy proteins look at least seven times more sustainable! That is not even taking into account the land use, water use, and carbon emissions that are a result of raising livestock. So, by even minimally replacing some animal proteins with soy proteins it can be an easy way to make a large impact on sustainability.

In the new Buzzitos™ the curls are seasoned and combined with fresh veggies, brown rice and delicious sauces to create two delectable taste experiences wrapped up in a whole grain flour tortilla. The Higher Taste™ products,

including the two new burritos, are available at all New Seasons stores, as well as Portland-Metro and Vancouver area Whole Foods stores.