Thursday, March 9, 2017

Eton on Chagrin, Miyoko's Vegan Cheese, Vegan Mushroom Melt at Melt Bar & Grilled, Another Vegan Dipping Sauce, & Leucistic Red Tailed Hawk...

I've been telling you bit and pieces of my trip to Trader Joe's and other places in and around Woodmere, OH, which is near Mentor, OH.  We usually go to the Whole Foods Market out there when we do go but I wanted to specifically stop at Trader Joe's this time around!  It's was INSANELY busy!

This Trader Joe's in Woodmere is within a shopping development called Eton on Chagrin Boulevard.  If you have a minute be sure to check out the website...the design of the shopping center is STUNNING!  I wish I had more time to visit the other stores.  Hopefully in the spring.

I've also been chatting about the Whole Foods Co-Op in Erie, PA, the last few days and I forgot to tell you that they now carry Miyoko's Vegan Cheeses.  I was able to grab this one!  It's the first of the Miyoko's I have been able to try and I have to say I'm in LOVE!  It was on sale for $2 off!  It's expensive but a little bit goes a LONG way!  It's creamy and much more of a spread than a hard solid cheese.  The flavor is very rich and flavorful!  I'm so grateful I was finally able to locate it and purchase it!

I couldn't help but try it with pasta!  I added a few table spoons of the vegan cheese and melted it with a little Earth Balance and Almond Milk.  It was tasty!

Also I have been telling you more about our latest trip to MELT Bar & Grilled!  I was telling you about their Mushroom Melt I brought home.  This is one of their graphics - of course I opted for the VEGAN one!  The Caramelized Onions really took it to the next level flavor-wise!

Last night for dinner I had the Anasazi Burrito from Sweet Earth and I made a Peanut Dipping Sauce for it.

Again...not the BEST photo of the sauce...but you get the picture!  Here's the recipe...

About 1 C Peanut Butter
1/4 C Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 C Water
5 Squirts Bragg's Liquid Aminos
4 T Agave Nectar
1 Garlic Clove, Minced
Lemon Pepper to taste
More Water if needed

On our way home I saw something beautiful!  Something that I don't ever remember seeing before!  It ended up being a Leucistic Red Tailed Hawk.  This photo isn't mine but it's very close to the bird I saw!  You can read more about these birds HERE.


  1. I love Miyoko's cheeses, but for some reason, they're still not available in Memphis. I typically stock up when I visit Little Rock or Nashville, both of which are a couple hours away. I usually eat the garlic-herb on bagels, but I MUST try it on pasta!!! Looks amazing! Also, I love this Sweet Earth burrito dipping sauce trend you're starting!

    1. Starting a trend, eh? I didn't think of that but glad you did! LOL - I will have to keep at it, then! Yup! I'm officially HOOKED on Miyoko's Cheeses and now need to find more!

  2. I want to dive into that pasta!!! The mushroom melt looks amazing, caramelized onions make everything better!!
    I've never had the Anasazi burrito, but the sauce sounds tasty, and I agree with Bianca!

    1. I totally agree about the caramelized onions! They are wonderful, aren't they? The Ana Burrito (as I like to call them) are pretty good. I think I like the Big Sur's the best so far...I was able to grab 2 of those too!

  3. The only Miyoko's cheese I've tried with pasta is the sundried tomato garlic; it was amazing! I usually have the garlic herb with crackers, but I'll have to try it with pasta next! So cool about seeing the hawk! :)

    1. The Sundried Tomato Garlic sounds AMAZING I will have to keep an eye out! Last night I had some with corn chips (instead of crackers) It was great!

  4. Great finds and our local Trader Joe's is always nuts too! Awesome about Miyoko's cheese, I love it and always buy for special occasions and holidays, not cheap but worth it!

    1. It's lasting me a while! I'm surprised - so this means that a little bit goes a long way! I'm VERY happy about that! I would AGREE that it's totally worth it!