Sedona Burger + Beanfields Snacks Giveaway

Sedona Burger | thevegancrew.comac

Lately, a sizeable amount of traffic searching for “TGI Friday’s Sedona Black Bean Burger recipe” has hit my site.  I have no idea why this search leads to my site – I haven’t used the phrase “TGI anything” since having sleepovers with friends to watch Boy Meets World and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper on TGIF… 

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Heidi Ho Cheeses |

Heidi Ho Vegan Cheeses

You’ve undoubtedly heard it before, but it’s worth repeating — we are now living in the golden age of vegan cheese. Wait, you haven’t heard that?  Oh, well, it’s true.  And I’m here with a second cheese review in a month to prove it. It wasn’t long ago that, if you went the store-bought-vegan-cheese route,… 

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This & That |

This & That

I started 2014 off with a blogging break and returned briefly only to buy a house and get sucked into five months of non-stop renovations.  After another brief return, I spent four months pushing 60-hour workweeks at my day job.  Many days I’d leave for work at 7:30 am and not get home until after… 

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Gilled Cheese and Cream of Tomato Soup with Follow Your Heart Provolone and Garden Herb Cheese |

New Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheeses

Follow Your Heart recently came out with a new line of cheeses.  They sent a sample pack to me to review, and holy cheese were they good!  I had a feeling I’d like them — from their mozzarella blocks to Veganaise, a staple in our kitchen, I can count on Follow Your Heart for quality… 

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Vegan Cuts February Snack Box |

Vegan Cuts February Snack Box

Stephanie from Vegan Cuts reached out to see if I’d be interested in reviewing their February snack box.  Uh, yeah!  Who wouldn’t want a box of surprise vegan goodies delivered to their door? When I was a kid, checking the mail was one of the best things in the world.  I felt like such an… 

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Roasted Beet Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing |

Roasted Beet Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

With their deep red/purple hue, earthy flavor and textured bite, beets have stolen the spotlight at mealtime this past month.  Pickled, roasted or shredded raw, I just can’t get enough.  It’s almost an obsession.  And it extends beyond mealtime — last week I even made a beet-themed Valentine’s Day card for E. My first foray… 

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Five Years // Top Fives |

Five Years // Top Fives

This past weekend was a milestone for The Vegan Crew.  Five years ago Saturday, I sat at my laptop and clicked “Publish” for the first time ever.  And just like that, my first post, a review of (the now shuttered) Cafe Seed, shot into the blogosphere. I started The Vegan Crew on a whim at… 

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But I Could Never Go Vegan.Caramel French Toast

But I Could Never Go Vegan! Review, Recipe & Giveaway

Hello, 2015!  Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season! 2014 was a sporadic year on the blog.  I began the year with a two-month hiatus, started to get back into the swing of things, and then purchased a house and got caught up in renovations that took months longer than expected. … 

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cups |

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cups

Happy Monday, everyone!  I can’t get enough of the chocolate dessert cups I shared yesterday.  The cups are so versatile that I thought they deserved their own post, but I’m excited to share these babies with you today:  chocolate pumpkin pie pudding cups.  They’re a cute and fun twist on a Thanksgiving staple.