Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mochi and Yogurt...not together, though.

So my post today isn't really about anything I created or made, but these were some good treats, nonetheless!
First, a product review: So Delicious Coconut Milk yogurt! I know several people have blogged about this stuff already, so I may just be reiterating what they have already said. Anyway, I love this stuff! As far as vegan yogurts go, I still like the So Delicious soy yogurt better in terms of texture and creaminess, but this coconut version has a wonderful flavor and is surprisingly light and refreshing. I also like the nutritional aspect, as it is made with very few ingredients and has the great fatty acids that coconut provides. And it's soy-free if you are sensitive AND it has probiotics! yay! I would eat this everyday if it weren't so pricey :)
Out of the few flavors I have tried, I like this plain (which I guess would be coconut then...) and the Passionate Mango flavors. If you have a place near you that sells these, give them a try!
Another new-to-me treat that I tried last night was this Mochi that Steve brought me back from his trip to Colorado last week! I have had mochi once before, a few years ago, but this particular brand is different than what I have previously eaten. This is Harvest Moon brand, made and sold in Boulder, CO, so it was a local product when he was visiting there! He picked up two different varieties: the one we tried last night was the Sesame and he also got a cinnamon raisin, which will get eaten soon, I'm sure!
Here it is in the package, pre-baked (the label was foil, so it would NOT photograph well! ah!!)

And here it is all baked and puffed up. The directions say to cut it into strips so it would puff up properly, so I sliced it into french fry-like shapes, and it worked great!
I served them with some almond butter for our dipping pleasure...yuuuuuum city, u.s.a, population: me!!
I will tell you how the cinnamon raisin variety is soon! I'm sure it won't disappoint...


Mihl said...

I think coconut yogurt sounds like the best idea ever. Here in Germany there's "only" soy, but I might give this a try myself. (I have a yoghurt maker)

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

Nice to "meet" a fellow CoMo veg*n, one who works at the "famous" lone veg restaurant here, no less. I am still upset that Main Squeeze got rid of the black bean burger by the way, it was one of my favorite things - period. I've tried to re-create it at home, and it was pretty good, but not the same. Anyways, sorry for the rant, it's not your fault. ;-)

Thanks for the review on the yogurt, I don't really like soy much - beyond soy sauce, tofu sour cream, and edamame, so I am always interested in alternatives. I might have to check it out - though you say it's pricey AND tasty, maybe I shouldn't tempt myself, eh?

What is Mochi exactly?

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Hi! So nice to meet another MO vegan.

Anonymous said...

Huh, commercially made mochi available in the states? Now I've seen everything! (And it's very encouraging, too! I haven't had it since being in Japan over a year ago.)