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Hello friends. Today was seriously the Mondayest Monday I’ve had in a LONG time. I slept so poorly last night and was CHUGGING coffee this morning in order to get myself going for the day. Surprisingly the bags under my eyes were much less noticeable than I thought they would be, though. I am trying out a new under eye cream, so I’ll be sure to review that once I’ve sufficiently tested it.
However, today is not about eye creams. Today is just a short and sweet post about something so glorious that I’ve recently discovered: Vegan salad dressings that are almost decently priced (they’ll generally run you about $7-$10 per bottle depending on where you buy) and these products actually taste pretty good. I never thought there would be a time in my life when I’d be able to say that!
I am not vegan, but I am not really supposed to eat dairy or eggs, so vegan dressing is where it’s at for me! Back in April my friend Brittany from Worth The Whisk introduced me to Daiya’s Caesar dressing, which is vegan and gluten-free. It. Is. So. Good. However, the grocery stores near my place either didn’t have it, or had it tucked away in the back somewhere where I couldn’t find it. BUT finally the Save-On-Foods near my house is carrying the Daiya caesar dressing and two other Daiya dressings and I’ve had a chance to try them all… so I want to just quickly let you know my thoughts. This post isn’t sponsored by Daiya… I’m just stoked on life that this exists haha.
Also, let me just say this: I am not a foodie, I am not a chef or expert food person. I’m just a regular woman with way too many dietary restrictions, who really wants to have a decent salad once in a while haha. So take these thoughts as they are: my unbridled opinions on something that should usually be pretty mundane.
Daiya Vegan Caesar Dressing
YUM. Tastes very similar to the “real thing.” Quite flavourful, good consistency, doesn’t have an “artificial” taste as far as I can tell. I’ve tried it with traditional caesar salad and fixings, some random salad with random fixings, as a pizza dip and as a veggie dip, and it holds up. Every time. This dressing is a gift from above. And the best part is that I don’t have to worry about upsetting my stomach by eating it, AND I’m encouraged to eat veggies because I have this delicious stuff to put on top.
Daiya Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing
YEAAAAAAaaaaahhhhhhhh NO. I went out on a limb with this one. I really thought this could be an interesting flavour to try. Something new to spice up my life. But alas, it tastes quite artificial in my opinion, which kind-of ruins the flavour. I think this could be OK for someone who likes blue cheese in general, but for someone who was sort-of on the fence about it before, this just won’t do it for you. Sorry. Better luck next time.
Daiya Vegan Homestyle Ranch Dressing
Another home-run for Daiya with this one. Delish, goes on anything, not too much of an artificial taste (though more than the caesar dressing does, I will say). I have also used this on several types of salad, as dip for pizza and veggies, and have always been happy with how it tastes.
Honestly, there’s not much to say about it other than it tastes like a good ranch dressing, but without the dairy or eggs. Which is actually one of those little things in life that makes you wanna do about 50 fist-pumps in a row. It’s OK. You can go ahead and do it. I know I did.
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