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My Top 5 Favorite Goodies

My Top 5 Favorite Goodies

Cookbook, YouTube Stars, Nonstick Pans, and Vegan Dairy

Compiled by Lisa Anderson

In our February/March 2021 issue of the magazine, we explored our writers’ and recipe developers’ favorite foods, recipes, and places to eat. Our editor in chief, Lisa Anderson, chimed in with a few of her top 5 favorite goodies in our Vittle Bits section.

Here they are in no particular order:

1. Cookbook: Cravings Made Vegan

Cravings Made Vegan by Bianca Haun and Sascha Nadere

Why She Loves It

“I went plant-based for my health, but I grew up eating and enjoying foods that my current diet no longer allows. When I stumbled upon this cookbook on display at a bookstore, I crossed my fingers and made the purchase.

It was love at first bite. Haun and Naderer not only provide fantastic recipes that satisfy non-vegan cravings, but they also give you the tools to learn how to create your own flavorful dishes.”

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2. Nonstick Pans: Misen

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Why She Loves It

“I was introduced to Misen by purchasing their chef’s knife. While I really love working with the knife, my top-the-charts product from them is their nonstick pans. These pans have been an irreplaceable addition to my array of cookware. Everything I make slides perfectly out of the pan. You can feel the quality just by picking them up, and I simply love their signature blue color handles.”

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3. YouTube and Website: Downshiftology

Lisa Bryan | Photo from

Why She Loves It

“Lisa Bryan’s website has been a go-to site since the YouTube gods put one of her videos in my feed. She helped me pick a Vitamix, and has been the source of recipe sharing between my mom and me on a regular basis.

We both cannot get enough of her delicious recipes. I am hard-pressed to think of any that have not knocked it out of the park. If you think I am recommending just one more vegan product, think again. Bryan’s site is full of recipes for an array of dietary needs.”

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4. YouTube and Website: Pick Up Limes

Sadia Badiei, BSc, Dietetics | Photo from Pick Up Limes

Why She Loves It

“Sadia Badiei, BSc, Dietetics soothes you with her voice as she teaches you how to prepare healthy meals and snacks that are both satisfying and delicious.”

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5. Vegan Dairy: Miyoko’s Creamery

Photo courtesy of Miyoko’s Creamery

Why She Loves It

“How many times have you said or someone you know has said, ‘I could never give up cheese?’

With plant-based diets and dairy allergies on the rise, a superior brand like Miyoko’s was desperately needed. This is the brand of plant butter I turn to when I am making ‘butter’ rolls. Before the pandemic hit, I used to serve their cheese wheels to guests who frequently ate cow’s milk cheese and they never guessed it was vegan until they saw me eating it.

I really could go on and on about the many reasons I love Miyoko’s products, but you should try them for yourself. Use their store finder to locate their products near you, or simply order directly from their website.”

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Lisa M. Anderson
Editor in Chief, Creative Director at | Website | + posts

Lisa is the creator, editor in chief, and creative director of The Chews Letter magazine. Lisa's work has been featured in Designer Original, In Fitness and In Health, and several community magazines.

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