New labels and new stores!

Little by little, and thanks to you, our cashew cream cheese is expanding!

When we started our little cream cheese making for a bagel shop down the street in early 2014, we never realized where it would take us. We now have four flavors, Original, Chive, Garlic & Fines Herbes and our latest Smoked, and we get emails every week from happy customers! We are still very small but thanks to you we are getting bigger and more viable, slowly but surely.

We announced a little while back now that we changed the recipe to a gluten free one, by making our own amaranth rejuvelac instead of using cultured wheat berries. Since then, we have been working on purifying our recipe even more, leaving out ingredients like agar, nutritional yeast and agave nectar, to bring you the most simply indulgent cashew cream cheese you've ever tasted.

We are in the process of relaunching it with a new name, new labels and its own website and social media page. We hope you will like the new identity as much as we do!

New website for the cheese: http://www.fromagerieesseme.com/

New fb page for the cheese: https://www.facebook.com/fromagerieesseme



Eating our way to the Los Angeles vegan beer and food festival 2014!

May 17th was the LA vegan beer and food festival!

We seized the opportunity to take a few days to fly down to OC to visit relatives and be closer to LA, and try to eat as much vegan food as possible. We were posting some of these fine eats on our IG and someone smart suggested we compiled all of them somewhere. So here it is.

Note: This is just a written list of those places, and what we had there (provided that we can remember). Please check out our instagram @smvegan for photos of the eats and places we tried out (we'll be adding more soon if we find some pics had been hiding in our phones this whole time). Feel free to add suggestions in the comments!

You might notice that we gave in to a little Reuben-mania during our stay. There's an explanation: ordering the same item at different spots usually offers a fair point of comparison. It also made ordering much easier and you can't really go wrong with it. Now, sure, when trying to get a taste of as many places as possible there probably (certainly) are lighter options to save up on stomach space, but hey... So each time we saw a Reuben on a menu, Reuben time it was.