Vegan 101: Vegenaise

For today’s installment of Vegan 101, I want to introduce you to one of the greatest vegan products out there: Follow Your Heart’s Vegenaise!  If you’re vegan, you probably already love this stuff, and if you’re not, you need to try it to taste for yourself how amazing it is.  I like the reduced fat version, mainly because I eat a lot of this stuff.  I think it tastes just as good as the regular versions, but there are lots of different types of Vegenaise out there for you to try if the reduced fat isn’t your thing.

Trust me when I tell you that it’ll do you right for all your mayo needs.  This stuff is amazing in dips and sandwiches, particularly this delicious vegan BLT featuring the tempeh bacon I showed you in the last video.

Guys, go get an heirloom tomato while they’re still in season and make one of these sandwiches!  It’s easy, it’s tasty, and it’s a BLT that’s actually GOOD for you and totally free of cholesterol.  Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too – what’s the point of cake if you aren’t going to eat it?!  C’mon now.

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25 Responses to “Vegan 101: Vegenaise”

  1. Gosh, I love Vegenaise. Before I was vegan, I used mayo on everything. I’m so happy there was an incredible substitute when I made the switch. I really do like Vegenaise better than the mayo I remember. I even dip fries in it!

  2. I love the reduced fat kind! And I almost never buy low fat stuff, but this is so so good. The BLT looks great!

  3. I just discovered that you are making videos! I read your posts in Google Reader and so I didn’t notice that there was a video embedded.

    They are so fabulous – wow! You are so charismatic and seem like you must be an actress because you are so comfortable on camera. You make me laugh out loud. I hope you do many more of these; you’re very talented! I just thought I would chime in and let you know.

  4. Hi, Karmalily – I like it so much better too! I used it before I even went vegan. Vegenaise-dipped fries sound amazing!

  5. Hi, Valerie! Thanks SO MUCH for your kind words! You made my day!

  6. i wish i could like veganaise because i miss mayo soooooo much but i find the stuff to be completely nasty.

  7. I am surprised at how much I like Vegenasie. I used to hate real mayo, but I love the vegan stuff. I love putting it on veggie burgers.

  8. Ok, I am loving your cute videos! I looove veganaise! It is a staple for sandwiches!

  9. I loved this video, too! I’m already a big vegenaise fan, but now I’m a big kim fan, too.

    nicely done.

  10. Thanks, Morgan! And thanks, Kittee! You guys are too sweet :)

  11. after seeing this post, I immediately made a tomato/vegenaise sandwich on toast. :)

  12. veganhomemaker 19. Aug, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I love these videos! Please keep them coming. The bacon one was especially hilarious. I make those BLTs all the time but I add avocado to them.
    You do a great job, your a natural.
    I wanted to let you know that Vegenaise also has an organic version.(you probably already knew that:))

  13. Hi, veganhomemaker! Avocado sounds like a great addition. And I did know about the organic vegenaise, but I use the low-fat because I somehow feel it makes up for the amount that I use!

  14. Tabasco’s vegan, right? My brother invented our new favorite condiment: Tabasco mixed with mayo. I’ve never been a fry dipper in mayo, but mother of God it’s delish with the Tabasco in it. I’m going to try that Vegenaise. You try it with Tabasco!

    P.S. Best video yet. You can’t be funny if you’re food ain’t good. That’s a pretty solid argument for veganism.

  15. You inspired me! I’ve been vegan for quite a while and never tried tempeh bacon. But this thing looked so good, I had to try it! I made exactly this (except I used ezekiel bread) for the girlfriend and I before heading out to the river Saturday morning, and wow! Simple shouldn’t taste so good! Tempeh bacon may replace Field Roast sausage as my favorite faux meat.

  16. I would die without Vegenaise!!!! I love your site & these videos are so darling & informative! I just featured them on my blog!

  17. Hi, Melissa! Thanks so much for the write-up on your blog! I really appreciate your kind words!

  18. I used to eat this stuff by the jar and had to stop because it padded me out. I’ve gone back to recently it as a new vegan (following 23 years as a vegetarian) and have found it is a great condiment for everything from samosas to field roast patties to coleslaw. I buy the organic shredded brocc/carrot colelsaw mix and toss with vegenaise, Braggs aminos and cilantro salsa and it’s divine! I still have to pace myself though since it is on the fatty side. =)

  19. Hi, Heather! I could definitely eat this by the jar, which is why I only use the low-fat version now. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s really good. I can’t tell a difference between it and the original.

  20. Hi Kim, I haven’t tried the LF version yet — weird that it uses agave vs. brown rice syrup. It’d be nice if they did unsweetened but it might be too tart. I pretty much avoid all sugars (even organic/unrefined), so that alone would make me pace myself on the LF. I like the Odwalla protein bars and they have BRS, so my body’s already used to processing that. Any other sugars tend to put weight back on me.

  21. Hey, Heather! I wasn’t even thinking about the sugar, but that’s a good point!


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