Talkin' Tofu

Talkin' Tofu

The show where a couple of vegans talk about what we ate. Becky and David Striepe have a problem: we can't pass a new vegan item at a grocery store or restaurant without trying it. On the podcast, we talk about what we're eating. Got a favorite vegan treat that you think we should cover on the podcast? Send your suggestions to talkintofupod@gmail.com! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Episodes

May 27, 2022 48 min

This week on the show, we talk about Morningstar Farms Spicy Popcorn Chicken, Becky's new favorite order at El Myriachi, and eat Quaker Sweet & Spicy Chili Rice Crisps.


Show notes:

  • The show we talked about is called The Wilds.
  • News: Lakeland business owners get vegan desserts in Publix Greenwise Market
  • Here's the recipe for stacked enchiladas that Becky mentioned.
  • The vegan white cheddar popcorn we got for Popcorn Day was Sk...
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    This week on the show, we talk about Katjes Plant-based Gummies and try the new oat milk chocolate bar from Lindt!


    Show notes:

  • The race Dave ran was the Kirkwood Spring Fling 5K.
  • The movie with the terrible treatment of animals was Milo and Otis.
  • The comic strip we talked about was Arbuckle.
  • News item: Coors enters the plant-based milk industry with Golden Wing, a vegan barley milk with a malty sweetness.
  • The caterer who made that delici...
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    This week on the show, we talk about Gardein Ultimate Plant-Based Chick’n Filets and trying Dandies brand new maple mini marshmallows!


    Show notes:

  • This is a picture of the trick Becky was trying to do when she fell while rollerskating.
  • This week's podcast recommendation is Behind the Bastards.
  • News item: Dunkin' and Beyond Meat hit with lawsuit by Philadelphia company over vegan sausage sandwich slogan
  • The vegan chicken that the...
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    May 6, 2022 52 min

    This week on the show, we're talking about our trip to New York City and all of the incredible vegan food that we ate there.


    Places we talk about:

  • Takumi Taco at Chelsea Market
  • Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company
  • Planta Queen
  • The cookies that we got to snack on late-night at the hotel were Nutter Butters and Lorna Doons. We also got Ruffles.
  • The reality show we watched late night while we ate cookies was Below Deck.
  • The hot drinks so...
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    This week, we’re talking about the classic, 2003 infomercial for the Magic Bullet. And we’re going to eat vegan versions a few of the recipes they demonstrated. 


    Show notes:

  • If you've never seen this informercial, you can watch it on YouTube.
  • The Amazing Pasta Pot was the infomercial that Becky referenced.
  • Here's the 6-minute vegan queso I mentioned that doesn't use a blender at all.
  • We used Tofurky chicken-style seitan for ...
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    This week on the show, we talk about Good & Gather Buffalo Queso Dip, lunch at My Parent's Basement, and try Ocho Coconut Minis.


    Show notes:

  • The show that had us screaming at the TV was Severance, a show that is just incredible.
  • I got my leather-free roller skates on the Target website. We were not paid to say so.
  • Our late-night takeout was from Surin of Thailand, and we are obsessed with their sticky rice.
  • This week's To-ne...
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    This week on the show, we’ll talk about Purple Carrot frozen meals and vegan pho at VietVana and try the new vegan spreads from Growee Foods! 


    Show notes:

  • Grindhouse is the place where Dave and his friends had dinner and drinks. They have vegan burgers, but only their gluten-free bun is vegan.
  • We teasedHere's the VegNews April Fool's headline that fooled Dave.
  • The noodle place we ate at for Becky's birthday was VietVana at ...
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    This week on the show, we talk about VFC Popcorn Chicken and try Vegan Rob's Cheddar Puffs!


    Show notes:

  • The kale caesar I had in Miami was at Dr. Smood. Just don't get the tahini banana bread. It's awful!
  • The vegan spots we mentioned in London were: Crank's, Wagamama, and Yo! Sushi.
  • Here's the vegan shepherd's pie recipe I created based on my memory of the one from Crank's.
  • Right now, you can get VFC in the U...
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    This week on the show, we'll talk about brunch at Cafe Sunflower and Simple Truth Cheezy Puffs and try the Oat Milk + Dark Chocolate bar from Endangered Species Chocolate.

    Show notes:

  • This week's podcast rec is Depresh Mode.
  • To-News item this week: Burger King is testing an all-vegan menu in London.
  • You can't review podcasts on Spotify, it turns out. You can only leave a rating. Which we'd appreciate very much! 5 st...
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    This week on the show, we talk about plant-based breakfast sausage from Ozo, eat dinner at Yeah! Burger, and try Little Secrets Mini Crispy Wafers.

    Notes:

  • Here's a great primer on B12 from The Vegan RD. She's my go-to for vegan nutrition information.
  • The recycling inspector is real.
  • The restaurant with a vegan cheese plate and kombucha is Cultured South.
  • This week's podcast recommendation was Fallen Angel.
  • News item: Applebee...
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    This week, Andrew and Larisha from Make it Dairy Free join us to eat just a whole ton of vegan gummy candies and choose our faves!

    Episode Notes:

  • The gummies we tried (in no particular order): 365 Gummy Bears, Sour Patch Kids, Project 7, Jelly Belly Vegan Gummies, YumEarth Organic, and 3 kinds of Smart Sweets
  • Not all Smart Sweets gummies are vegan! The vegan ones have a small Plant Based logo on the front.
  • Make it Dairy Free's firs...
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    This week on the show, we talk about our trip to Disney and vegan brunch at Winter Park Biscuit Company!

    Notes:

  • The breakfast we talked about that the kid likes is oatmeal with maple syrup and frozen berries. The berries cool the oatmeal, and the oatmeal partially thaws the berries! I also sneak some flax meal in there.
  • Yes, we cal our dog, Jenna, Dinkins. She's a good girl.
  • The two vegan theme park bloggers we mentioned are Vegan ...
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    This week on the show, we talk about Wholly Veggie! Mozzarella Sticks and eat Biena Ranch Chickpea Puffs.

    Episode Notes:

  • The cocktail Dave was drinking was a Boulevardier: rye, sweet vermouth, Campari, and an orange twist.
  • This week's podcast recommendation is The Sloppy Boys.
  • The shrub that we talked about was a grapefruit-jalapeno shrub from Crude Bitters.
  • We said we'd talk about Winter Park Biscuit Company, but we didn't....
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    This week on the show, we eat Good & Gather Buffalo Cauliflower Wings and try Chomp! Nutpucks!

    Episode notes:

  • News Item: Americans will eat 160 million vegan wings during the *BLEEP*.
  • The vegan drive through that Dave mentioned is Faux Real Burger. It's in Smyrna, and we need to go there asap!
  • We cooked the wings in the air fryer at 400° F for 10-12 minutes.
  • The salad dressing we mentioned is Boar's Head Deli Dressing. It...
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    February 11, 2022 60 min

    This week on the show, we ate all the vegan Valentine's Day candy I could find at our neighborhood grocery store.

    Episode notes:

  • The pizza that Dave and the kid got was from Junior's Pizza in Atlanta, which rules.
  • This week's podcast rec is Lovett or Leave It, a comedy news podcast that is not xenophobic, despite how the name makes it sound. It's great! Listen to it!
  • News item: Vegan Fridays at NYC Schools
  • The podcast Da...
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    This week on the show, we drink Vina Sodas and eat Christie's Chips!

    Episode Notes:

  • You can see the old Butterfinger ads with Bart Simpson here.
  • The restaurant with great kombucha cocktails is Buchi Bar in Asheville, NC.
  • Pret a Manger is the place with vegan meatball wraps.
  • Earl of Sandwich also has a new vegan meatball sandwich, which we learned about from Vegan Disney World.
  • Thank you so much for listening. We record these episodes...

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    This week on the show, we talk about scones and Wholly Veggie Cheddar Style Jalapeño Sticks and try Trupo Treats vegan Mylk Chocolate Bars.

    Notes:

  • This is the tour of the Disneyland-themed Animal Crossing island that we talked about.
  • The sodas that Dave loves are Avec Blood Orange Jalapeño and their Grapefruit & Pomelo.
  • Here's the spicy gin gimlet recipe that Dave was talking about.
  • This week's news item was about Cinnaholic...
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    This week on the show, we try Follow Your Heart Feta and snack on Pig Out Salt and Vinegar Pigless Pork Rinds.

  • Contrary to Becky's prediction, school was open on Tuesday. 
  • The new word we learned from this week's review was badinage. It means banter, and I love it! Thank you, MrPinkPhone!
  • To-News: AMC Theaters is going to offer Impossible Nuggets!
  • A Stromboli is a rolled up pizza, and a calzone is an inside-out pizza. 
  • The lasag...
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    This week on the show, we watched Revenge of the Nerds 2, so you don't have to. We also ate just a whole bunch of vegan Nerds candy.

  • Corrections: In When Harry Met Sally, the woman in the diner who says, "I'll have what she's having." is Rob Reiners's mom, not Billy Crystals. We also mispronounced the name of Metuchen, New Jersey in a previous episode, and thank you to listener Dianne for writing us with the ...
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    This week on the show we try Sweet Earth Mindful Chick'n and snack on Gardein Ultimate Plant Based Jerky!

    Show notes:

  • Here's the link on YouTube for the Pure Moods CD commercial from the 90s, as promised.
  • This is the VegNews story about Starburst Vegan Gummies.
  • The risotto we made with the Sweet Earth Chick'n used this Instant Pot risotto recipe and just subbed the chicken for the beans. 
  • Thank you so much for listening. We ...

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