Grilled Cheese Sandwich for Grownups: Aged English Smoked Farmhouse

No matter how old I get, my love for a perfectly browned and crispy grilled cheese sandwich never fades. It seems kind of silly, but even when I found a fancy cheese like Miyoko’s Creamery Aged English Smoked Farmhouse on sale at Whole Foods, the first thing I thought of was making a grilled cheese sandwich!

Grown-up Grilled Cheese with Miyoko's Smoked Farmhouse | Orthodox and Vegan

The round thing that looks kind of like a burger is the smoked cheese!

I grabbed a variety of olives and teeny tiny pickles from the olive bar, and Tofurky Bologna slices. Believe it or not, before I went vegan, I used to love fried bologna and cheese sandwiches (and I also really loved spam). So I think even when I eat vegan junk food it’s a big step up from the way I ate before 😀

The cheese from Miyoko’s Creamery is hardly junk food, though. It’s made with cashews, chickpea miso, nutritional yeast, salt, and cultures to ferment it. Miyoko describes it as “Semi-hard with rich, smoky, sharpness that lingers.”

It’s so good I could just slice it up and eat it on its own. Luckily I saved some for this sandwich, though 🙂

Grown-up Grilled Cheese with Miyoko's Smoked Farmhouse | Orthodox and Vegan
Grilled Cheese Sandwich for When You Adult
2 slices of bread
Approx 1oz Miyoko’s Creamery Aged English Smoked Farmhouse, sliced*
5 slices Tofurky Bologna
1/4 C sliced olives
garlic powder

Lightly spread margarine on one side of each slice of bread, and sprinkle that side with garlic powder. Place one slice margarine side down on a skillet. Layer on half the sliced cheese, olives, bologna, remaining cheese, and top with the second slice of bread margarine side up.
Cook over medium heat until bread is browned, then very carefully flip the sandwich and brown the other side.

*You don’t have to weigh the cheese, just make sure it’s enough to cover each slice of bread.

Cashew cheese doesn’t get gooey when it melts, but it does soften and is delicious warmed, no matter if the box says it’s best served cold or at room temp!

What’s your favorite way to dress up a grilled cheese sandwich?

What I Ate Wednesday: Home Cooking and Whole Foods

Hey guys, it’s time for another round of What I Ate Wednesday!!! Are you ready?!

This past weekend I was blessed to attend the wedding of a dear friend of mine at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Joliet, IL. I would’ve loved to have taken pictures of the vegan options I had during the reception (kalamata olives, lagana bread, horta, fasolakia, and fresh fruit – all delicious!), but sadly my phone died. Although that did allow me to fully enjoy the reception without getting caught up in trying to take pictures of everything. Consequently, I will instead share some of the vegan food I enjoyed while staying at my sister’s house.

What I Ate Wednesday: Homemade Vegan Pancakes with Chocolate Chips & Bananas | Orthodox and Vegan
Saturday morning we were treated to a pancake breakfast, and my sister made these vegan chocolate chip pancakes from scratch. The milk-free chocolate chips are from Trader Joe’s. Instead of syrup, I had mine with maple peanut butter I found in the fridge, and added sliced banana to round things out.
I don’t remember all the beverage options, but I do know there was almond milk, Califia Farms cold brew, and Chai Tea.

I don’t have a picture of this to share, either, but Monday was my nephew’s name day and we were treated to a breakfast buffet. Along with more vegan pancakes, there was a large bowl of fruit and berries, homemade vegan banana bread, and chocolate peanut butter breakfast bars – also homemade by my sister!
Then she sent us home with a little bag of the banana bread, some apples, and a couple Lara Bars. Isn’t she great?

What I Ate Wednesday: Whole Foods Salad Bar | Orthodox and Vegan
Pretty much any time I’m in the Chicago area I like to hit up Whole Foods, especially the salad bar. And every time, I end up getting a huge salad that runs me about $15! It’s because I mix all kinds of random stuff together, I like to try everything. This time I tried to be more careful. Here’s what I ate: A mix of salad greens with a ton of proteins – peas, chickpeas, black beans, tofu, sunflowers seeds, and sliced almond – with onions, bell peppers, and beets. I also added a little scoop of Detox Salad. Then I covered everything in apple cider vinegar and olive oil 😀 If you’re lucky, you might find a Whole Foods location that also offers nutritional yeast at the salad bar.

What I Ate Wednesday: Whole Foods Buffalo "Chicken" Strips | Orthodox and Vegan
And for a special treat I got half a pound of Buffalo Bites from the Whole Foods deli, made with Beyond Meat. I’m sure these are meant to be cooked in some way, but any time I needed a snack I just ate a few straight from the container, cold. They’re flavorful and pretty spicy, and I bet they’d taste great dipped in Follow Your Heart brand Bleu Cheese Dressing.

What I Ate Wednesday: Vegan Cheese and Deli Slices | Orthodox and Vegan
And a few other things I couldn’t help but grab during the shopping trip. I admit I can get the Daiya Cheezy Mac at home and just grabbed it on a whim, although I do think it’s a little cheaper at Whole Foods. The Miyoko’s and Leaf Cuisine cheeses were on sale, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen either of them in Grand Rapids yet. I bought vegan bologna along with a loaf of freshly-baked sandwich bread for a quick snack (after dancing for hours at the wedding reception, we got home at 1am and I made a sandwich with just five deli slices and mustard).

The Leaf Cuisine Garlicky Herb spread is great on toast, and within the week I’ll share a sandwich recipe for Miyoko’s Smoked Farmhouse – you could just eat the Farmhouse cheese plain, though.

Overall I was very well fed this weekend. I’m thankful for family and friends that think of me and always make sure there’s something vegan-friendly on the menu. Do you receive the same kind of hospitality when you stay with family and friends?

Sunwarrior Protein Powder

Sunwarrior Protein Shakes Review & Recipes | Orthodox and Vegan
Recently I received a few samples of Sunwarrior Illumin8 Organic Meal (vegan protein powder) in Vanilla Bean, Aztec Chocolate, and Mocha. And by recently I mean way back during Lent, with the intention of trying them all during Holy Week. Unfortunately I just didn’t have time then to put together some recipes, so I decided to try the Vanilla Bean on its own mixing it only with almond milk.

I am new to protein shakes, so I didn’t know what to expect. I blended the powder with the recommended amount liquid (12oz) and stirred it up. It was a little grainy, which I’m told all protein powder is, but actually kind of tasted like cake batter (yum!). It also had the consistency of cake batter, which kinda freaked me out at first. Welcome to the World of Protein Shakes & Protein Smoothies!

So a couple weeks ago I finally busted out the rest of my samples. The protein comes from peas, flax seed, brown rice, chia seeds, amaranth, garbanzo beans, lentils, and quinoa. You get approximately 20g of protein per serving. I sometimes add a serving of hemp seeds to mine for an additional 10g, and 2 Tbsp of PB2 (peanut butter powder) adds another 5.

I would drink these on their own, blended with just some almond milk and ice if I were in a hurry, but I liked changing the flavors up so I wouldn’t get bored…including adding a cookie one day, which is maybe not the healthiest thing I could have done, but tasted great. I also really wanted to try blending my chocolate caramel cake with the Mocha flavor, but managed to show some restraint.

Sunwarrior Protein Shakes Review & Recipes | Orthodox and Vegan
Coffee Chocolate Chunk
2 C ice
1/2 C frozen chopped banana
1 Just Cookies, Double Chocolate Espresso flavor
1 C almond milk
1 serving Sunwarrior Illumin8, Mocha flavor
optional: 3 Tbsp hulled hemp seeds

Blend EVERYTHING. Then consume! This one is a little thick, you might need to use a spoon.

Sunwarrior Protein Shakes Review & Recipes | Orthodox and Vegan
Raspberries are wonderful with both the Aztec Chocolate flavor and the Mocha flavor. The seeds are kind of annoying, just try not to chew 🙂 I tried them with both flavors using 1 1/2 C frozen raspberries and 1 C almond milk. Simply blend all ingredients.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana
1/2 C ice
1/2 C frozen chopped banana
2 Tbsp PB2 or natural peanut butter
1 serving Sunwarrior Illumin8, Aztec Chocolate flavor
1 C almond milk
optional: 3 Tbsp hulled hemp seeds

Blend all ingredients. Drink!

If you’ve tried Sunwarrior products, what did you think? Tell us below!

Sweet Nothin’: Wink Frozen Desserts Review

Wink Frozen Desserts Review | Orthodox and Vegan
About a month ago I started seeing ads in my facebook feed for Wink Frozen Desserts, a vegan ice cream-type dessert that’s gluten free, soy free, and nut free, with no fat, no sugar, and only 100 calories per pint. I was immediately intrigued because I have a really bad habit of eating ice cream by the pint, usually adding up to about 1000 calories, 50g of fat, and close to 100g of sugar! Yes, even vegan ice cream typically has its foundation in sugar and fat…delicious sugar and fat.

What does ice cream without sugar and fat taste like?

Wink Frozen Desserts Review | Orthodox and Vegan
I started with the Cake Batter flavor. It looked kind of icy on top rather than creamy, I guessed that was because of the lack of fat. It did scoop pretty well and never really quite melted. Instead it got kind of…stretchy?
Now, we were having a hot streak when I bought it, and I admit I did sit down and eat the whole pint (we don’t have air conditioning, so I can live off popsicles for days in summertime). I think I may have also eaten the whole thing just because I could. And to see what would happen to me (nothing happened).

My dad asked how it tastes. “Like the absence of flavor.” And that is the truth. The ice cream is sweetened with monk fruit and stevia instead of sugar – and that would be fine, but you need something to carry the flavors. Fat is a flavor carrier, and without it the taste is just flat.

When I tried Cocoa-dough I discovered it tasted pretty much the same as Cake Batter. Cake Batter basically tasted like vanilla, and Cocoa-dough actually tasted more like vanilla than chocolate, too. I don’t think you can eat this ice cream unless you’ve first been hypnotized by the man with the red eyes.

Bottom line, a sugar free vegan ice cream sounds great, but I’m not allergic to anything and I want fat in my ice cream. Full fat coconut milk would be good. But if I were allergic to every kind of fat that would be good in ice cream, maybe this would do.

Hampton Creek Just Cookies Review

Hampton Creek Just Cookies Review: Orthodox and Vegan
You guys, I think I just found my new favorite store-bought treat: Hampton Creek Just Cookies. I finally found them at my local Target, on sale for $2.99 for a box of 6 (regularly $3.49). Unfortunately they didn’t have Peanut Butter, but the Chocolate Chunk and Double Chocolate Espresso flavors looked amazing. Both are vegan, just like all Hampton Creek products! They do contain wheat, soy, and coconut.

Hampton Creek Just Cookies Review: Orthodox and Vegan
Hampton Creek sells the cookies individually wrapped, ensuring freshness. I love the clean, white packaging, and I was especially pleased to see the easy-tear packs so I could get at the cookies quickly. Once I opened them, the smell was driving me crazy while I took pictures! Plus it was 90 degrees out and the chocolate chunks were getting beautifully melty in the sun (because I just had to photograph them outside, on a rock).

The cookies were soft and chewy, and Hampton Creek did not skimp on the chocolate chunks. I especially liked the espresso flavor, it reminded me of Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy Chocolate Caramel Fudge ice cream 😀 They’re a decent size (38g) and both flavors have 170 calories each, with 6 to 8 grams of sugar. They’re definitely cookies and not any kind of health food, the nutritional value is similar to their non-vegan counterparts – although these are cholesterol free and have less sugar than, say, Chips Ahoy. There is also no hydrogenated oil.

Just Cookies are so good, I’m tempted to head over to Wal-Mart(!) to see if they have the Peanut Butter flavor.

Have you tried Just Cookies yet? What did you think???

Response to Bon Appétit’s VeganEgg Review

Follow Your Heart VeganEgg

Vegan food has come a long way over the years. We’re living in pretty exciting times with the recent explosion of vegan products hitting the market, giving people a huge variety of alternatives to foods made of factory farmed animals. So when a friend pointed me to Bon Appétit’s critical review of VeganEgg, we decided I had to respond.
(It’s possible the review is an attempt at satire, but that should’ve been noted somewhere since this is supposed to be a reputable food magazine)

As soon as I could, I whipped up a beautiful omelet, capturing it all on video for you…an upside-down video because I don’t really have equipment for that sort of thing and I used velcro to attach my tripod to the handle of the microwave that sits above my oven. I really didn’t like that video. So…I tried twice more, forcing myself to eat an omelet each time. The final video, below, is about as good as it gets for me (my camera is perched on an upturned pot), and includes my cat going nuts playing with a pen.

Let’s talk about the review
1. “There are very few things I’m good at: finishing other people’s leftovers, ordering an appetizer so big I’m full by the time the meal arrives, and cooking scrambled eggs, the absolute limit to my culinary skillset.”
Right away he establishes his lack of cooking skills.

2. “I added two tablespoons of powdered egg to half a cup of water”
The water REALLY needs to be ice cold. Was it ice cold water, as directed?

3. “It’s probably three or four rubbery bites, tops.”
But the package clearly states 2 Tbsp with 1/2 C water equals one egg. You made one egg to divide between yourself and two guests.

4. “I made them salty baby food.”
Might have something to do with the “hefty dose of salt” you mentioned adding.

Response to Bon Appétit's Review of VeganEgg

VeganEgg makes a great omelet

On the other hand, one VeganEgg is a great serving size for one person, depending on how you serve it.

Now I admit VeganEgg is a little on the bland side. After all, for baked goods you generally wouldn’t want a strong sulfur taste that is characteristic of cooked eggs. So when you’re simply making a scramble, omelet, or quiche, you may want to liven things up with a little kala namak (black salt) – find it on Amazon. But other than that, I’m calling user error here. I’ve served VeganEgg to several non-vegans. Some knew in advance, some didn’t. They all agreed it had the taste and texture of eggs.

Response to Bon Appétit's Review of VeganEgg

But don’t just take my word for it. Thanks to a few other foodies, we can see just how beautifully VeganEgg turns out when used appropriately. Note: Some of these recipes may require more than one VeganEgg.

Check these guys out on Instagram:

Response to Bon Appétit's Review of VeganEgg
SunnyDazeAhead also made a beautiful omelet, complete with vegan sausage and hashbrowns

Response to Bon Appétit's Review of VeganEgg
_plantbased serves her scramble topped with Daiya shreds, and a side of avocado toast

Response to Bon Appétit's Review of VeganEgg
__lora’s amazing custard & raspberry pie

Response to Bon Appétit's Review of VeganEgg
Scramble on toast with mushrooms & vegan sausage by emmabrindley – I love ketchup on scrambled eggs 🙂

Response to Bon Appétit's Review of VeganEgg
And finally, a giant veggie quiche by vegan_cyclist

P.S. You can follow ME on Instagram @timetovegan

Looking for more recipes?
Vegan Quiche by The Spooky Vegan
Gypseavegan’s Chorizo Omelettes brought to you by the Herbivorous Butcher
Kale & Spinach Spanakopita by Eat Drink Shrink

Review: Vegan Beyond Beef Crumbles

Review: Vegan Beyond Beef Crumbles
This week I tried Beyond Beef Crumbles. I’ve had the Beyond brand Beast Burger, and it is amazing, so I wanted to check out their other products. Beyond Meat products are vegan, gluten free, and soy free. They bulk up the product with pea protein.

Review: Vegan Beyond Beef Crumbles
I bought the Feisty flavor. The stove top cooking instructions are simple: Add a little oil to a pan, and heat until warm. I could smell the seasonings so I thought maybe I wouldn’t have to add anything to the crumbles – especially since the name is Feisty, but after tasting it I realized that was not the case. I added salt, pepper, garlic, and chili powder (besides already having sauteed some onions before adding the veggie meat). Oh, I probably also added a little pinch of nutritional yeast since I add it to practically everything!

Review: Vegan Beyond Beef Crumbles
I made a quick layer dip with refried beans & Frank’s Red Hot Sauce on the bottom, then guacamole, Better Than Sour Cream combined with Follow Your Heart Bleu Cheese dressing, salsa, and finally the Beyond Beef Crumbles.

The texture of the crumbles was not as meaty as the Beast Burger, and they definitely have a more…vegetarian taste. Not bad, just not what I expected after the Beast Burger. The individual bits are also way bigger than, say, Boca brand crumbles. It made them kind of awkward to eat with chips. It’s also disappointing they’re already seasoned but still need to be seasoned! Still, if you’re avoiding soy and gluten, this is probably your best option. I would buy it for my gf friends.

What’s your favorite allergy-friendly vegan meat?

Unboxing Vegan: Greek Pascha Swap with Myrrh from St. Demetrios

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! I’m still recovering from Holy Week, but I thought I better at least share my Vegan Box Swap unboxing with you before we’re out of the 40 day festal period 🙂 I was lucky enough to snag Maria for my first official Vegan Box Swap just in time to fill my Pascha basket with all kinds of treats from Greece! There was so much stuff, I couldn’t fit it all in my basket – and it’s a big picnic basket.

(I’ve done a couple unofficial swaps, I’ll share those later!)

People always ask what I do for Pascha since I’m vegan all year. Usually I splurge on a few special foods, and have a nice glass of Scotch. The swap took care of my special foods this year.

Greek Vegan Unboxing
These items all made it into the basket to be blessed (except the mastic which I used to make Artoklasia Cake for our Pascha celebration)
-Chocolate Covered Orange Marzipan
-Orange Spoon Sweets
-Mastic/Mastika/Mastiha, aka Submarine
-Nut Butter Cups
-Chocolate Covered Cherries – with booze inside!

Greek Vegan Unboxing
Here we have three kinds of cookies, a little orange pie that got thoroughly crushed (and it was near the expiration date, so I split it with my dad before Pascha ((he loved it)), a big round loaf of sweet chocolate bread, halva with cocoa swirls, and baklava with kataifi.

Greek Vegan Unboxing
Gigantes, some kind of puffed snack thing, rusks for making one of my favorite Greek salads, Greek coffee, and tons of herbs including the stuff used to make Greek mountain tea – I love that tea!

Greek Vegan Unboxing
Also included was this lovely postcard with the sweetest turtle ever in the whole world, and when you move the postcard the turtle moves and the fish move!!!!

Here’s my little unboxing video. I’m so awful at these, but they’re really fun to make. However this one is extra embarrassing because I didn’t recognize one of the items in the box AT ALL. I made a special request for it, then forgot about it, and then…I couldn’t get it open, and I thought it was just one of those potpourri satchels. Nope.

Myrrh from the Relics of St. Demetrios in Thessaloniki
It was a precious bag of oil-soaked cotton balls from the myrrh-streaming relics of St. Demetrios.

Myrrh Streaming Relics of St. Demetrios of Thessaloniki
I visited Agios Demetrios, the church built over his crypt, in Thessaloniki in 2013.

Myrrh Streaming Relics of St. Demetrios of Thessaloniki
But although I was able to venerate his relics, it wasn’t until I got home that someone pointed out I could’ve asked for the myrrh. WHAT?! So I asked Maria if she could get some, since she’s in Thessaloniki, and she did! It smells wonderful. We can talk about myrrh-streaming saints and myrrh oil in another post.

Greek Vegan Unboxing
I hope you all appreciate what I’ve had to go through since Pascha. I’m trying so hard not to eat a ton of sweets, which is always hard for me anyway, but now I had no choice because I wanted to be able to tell you about at least a few of them.

Vegan Nut Butter Cups
I think these are maybe not peanut butter because the flavor isn’t very strong – maybe they’re almond butter? Anyway, they’re great. And it’s not just the nut butter covered in chocolate, there’s a thin layer of wafer on the bottom and sides. **Found out they’re hazelnut!

The grape must cookies, or moustokouloura, are basically a soft molasses cookie made with grape molasses.

The vegan baklava and kataifi were completely drenched in syrup, so much so that the inner packaging was already sticky on the outside. I almost forgot what baklava is like…it is good 🙂

The boozy chocolate covered cherries and chocolate covered orange marzipan taste just like you’d expect, like you want to eat them all at once in 3 minutes.

The rest I haven’t gotten into yet. Maybe next week I’ll make dakos (bread salad) with the rusks.

Do you have any suggestions for using my Greek treats? Wanna share a link to your own unboxing? Comment below!

VeganEgg Breakfast Sandwich

Yes, I am still celebrating Pizza Week, but I’ll be posting my pizza tonight. This morning I want to share a review of VeganEgg by Follow Your Heart. I’ve been purchasing it on Amazon since I can get free shipping with Prime (thanks to my brother for sharing access to his Prime account – did you know you can share access with multiple people??).

VeganEgg Breakfast Sandwich
It was selling out fast in the beginning. When I first heard about it, it was out of stock at every online retailer I checked, and I have yet to find it locally. After a week it became available, so I ordered two cartons and sent one to a friend. When my carton was running out, it was out of stock again! So a couple weeks later when it became available, I ordered four cartons all for me 😀 I used it to make scrambled eggs, omelets, a quiche-like dish, and even very experimental sunny side up eggs. I also did a very simple egg sandwich just because I love the taste of the VeganEgg with the VioLife herb cheese.

VeganEgg Breakfast Sandwich
For the sandwich, I poured the mixed VeganEgg into my skillet and let it cook over medium heat until it was firm, then flipped it and cooked a couple minutes longer. I used a biscuit cutter to cut rounds of egg the size of my bagel (I have a lovely antique set with nesting rings of several sizes).

VeganEgg Breakfast Sandwich with VioLife
I put tons of margarine on both halves of the bagel – I’m not vegan for my health! (but you could sub olive oil or coconut oil sprinkled with a little salt)

VeganEgg Breakfast Sandwich with VioLife
Then add a slice or two of VioLife herb cheese. But if, like most people reading this, you are in the United States without access to VioLife (YET), try it with Follow Your Heart’s Garden Herb cheese slices. You could also add your favorite vegan deli slices or vegan bacon.

Does it taste like eggs? YES. Okay, I don’t really know firsthand because I can’t remember what eggs taste like, although the consistency seemed right and I thought the taste was familiar. I made a sort of a quiche dish for a dinner party (recipe coming soon) and told everyone up front what it was. They all said it was like eggs, but in case I ruined it by letting them in on the secret ingredient, someone arrived late and took a big scoop. “Mmmm, who brought the quiche?” “It’s VEGAN.” “WUT.” So yes, I think it’s really similar.

VeganEgg Tips
-The instructions say to mix the VeganEgg powder with ice cold water – and they mean it! Put some water in a glass with ice when you get started, and pop it in the freezer or fridge while prep everything else. Then strain the water when you pour it into the measuring cup.

-If whisking, pour the water in gradually. Start with just enough to make a paste, and whisk to break up any lumps. Add a little more water, whisk until smooth, etc.

-Whisk the heck out of it!

-You can add a bit more water than called for to get more bang for your buck with the same great eggy results. Play around to see what works for you.

-The powder has a very mild/bland flavor on its own because its meant to also be used for baking. Personally, I would never waste it on baking when there are so many cheap alternatives! But due to the mild taste for that reason, I definitely recommend adding kala namak black salt for a sulfurous taste. It’s up to you how much, I usually do about 4 shakes per serving. I also add 1 tsp nutritional yeast per serving.

Overall, yes, this is an expensive little carton of eggs, but it’s totally worth it for a special treat or a shared meal with non-vegans. And it’s super fun to experiment with!

Fatally Yours Valentine’s Day Chocolates by Vegan Treats

Fatally Yours Chocolates by Vegan Treats
You guys….YOU GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUYS, this year I finally broke down and bought myself a box of Fatally Yours Valentine’s Day chocolates from Vegan Treats. I’ve been wanting these for years and years. Every year I tell myself they’re too expensive. Then after a while I think, “Hey, you only live once!” But by then they’re sold out 🙁 But not this year. This year I didn’t even wait to see them advertised on facebook. I looked them up sometime in January and ordered them immediately without thinking twice.

I’ve been kind of obsessed with idea of doing unboxing videos for the blog, so here’s my first! I’ve already made a few others.
I did make a mistake in the video – the caramel oozed out of the big skull and onto the little heart, it’s not coming from the little heart. I’m sure you really care.

Fatally Yours Chocolates by Vegan Treats
It is so lovely a thing, I don’t even regret the hefty price tag. The chocolates are handmade, gorgeous, and delicious! And vegan!!!! And made in limited quantities, so what can you expect? Well, you can expect high quality and fine details, and everything a girl could ever want in a super morbid box of Valentine’s Day chocolates.
The box itself is something I want to keep forever and forever, plus there’s a Vegan Treats postcard, a decal, and two buttons.

Fatally Yours Chocolates by Vegan Treats
I’ve always been partial to skulls, maybe that’s why I like being an Orthodox girl so much 🙂 I don’t know what is wrong with me, but one year when a friend was really hating Valentine’s Day, I made him a card to commemorate the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre instead. It was an awful card, but it was also pretty cool…and Valentine’s Day has never been the same for me. And then I found this!!! Included are:

Fatally Yours Chocolates by Vegan Treats
Two White Chocolate Mummies in a Chocolate Peanut Butter Sarcophagus, Two White Chocolate Humerus Bones

Fatally Yours Chocolate Skulls by Vegan Treats
One Hazelnut Praline Crunch in an Abysmally Dark Chocolate Skull (the little guy), One Caramel Cookie Stix Skull (the big guy) – that’s basically a vegan Twix bar in the shape of a skull!!!! And one Black Coffee Blues Caramel Cup Rose Heart

Fatally Yours Chocolate Hearts by Vegan Treats
Two Anatomically Correct Hearts filled with Marshmallow Chunk Speculoos Filling

Fatally Yours Chocolates by Vegan Treats
Two Magic in the Stars Constellation Chocolate Mousse Soufflés, Two Passionless Fruit and Madagascar Vanilla Bean filled Swiss Chocolates with White Chocolate X

Fatally Yours Chocolates by Vegan Treats
Two Paint Spatter Fluted Chocolates with “Black as Your Heart” Raspberry Filling, and One Moon & Stars Blood Red Velvet

Fatally Yours Chocolate Skeletal Hands by Vegan Treats
Two White Chocolate Skeletal Hands

Fatally Yours Chocolate Planchette by Vegan Treats
One Giant Chocolate Planchette – it’s not mentioned in the booklet, but when I unwrapped it I could smell peanut butter, and it does appear to be filled. Oh, what booklet, you ask?

Fatally Yours Chocolates by Vegan Treats
This very pretty little booklet describing each of the chocolates. But the best way to find out how what the chocolates taste like…

Fatally Yours Chocolates by Vegan Treats
Is to take a bite!

I ate a few pieces this morning for breakfast, everything has been wonderful so far. I’m saving the Twix skull for last, I just know it will be amazing.

Have you tried the Fatally Yours collection? What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day treat?