Kale, broccoli, carrots and beets made their way into my cart for roasting tomorrow. Russet potatoes were on sale at 99 cents per pound, but I haven't figured out root storage and the ones I already have are looking wrinkly. Pass. I skipped most of the internal aisles, and found a small "organics" selection where I located my best find and greatest disappointment of the evening.
Best find: Mary's Gone Crackers Original: Tasty little crackers, just fine plain, though I think they'd be good with humus or a tapenade. I'm enjoying them with a kalamata olive spread (thanks, Dad - you brought it back from Greece for me!). A little pricey, but really, there's not much in the processed snack department that is vegan and wheat/soy/dairy-free. I highly recommend these crackers. And, as a Mary myself, I love the name.
INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC SHORT GRAIN BROWN RICE, ORGANIC WHOLE QUINOA, ORGANIC BROWN FLAX SEEDS, ORGANIC BROWN SESAME SEEDS, FILTERED WATER, ORGANIC WHEAT-FREE LOW SODIUM TAMARI (WATER, WHOLE ORGANIC SOYBEANS, SALT, ORGANIC ALCOHOL), SEA SALT.
Greatest disappointment: Quorn ("kworn"), a meat-like fermented mycoprotein, contains egg and dairy. The company makes Chicken-Style Nuggets, Patties, Garlic & Herb Cutlets and Gruyere Cutlets; Chicken-Style Naked Cutlets, Meat-free hot dogs, Chicken-Style Recipe Tenders and Beef-Style Recipe Grounds; a Turkey-Style Roast and meat-free Meatballs. I've had quorn before and loved it as a tasty, soy-free alternative. At the time, I was not eating a vegan diet, so failed to notice the troublesome ingredients. I had been looking forward to some non-chicken nuggets. *sigh* However, I do need to congratulate my rural, small-town grocery store on carrying a soy-free meat alternative product. I would recommend Quorn to ovo-lacto vegetarians as a tasty soy-free option: www.quorn.us