This week on the show we'll talk loaded baked potatoes, Dave's favorite banh mi, and try Kite Hill sour cream.
Y'all, our quest for a good, store-bought vegan sour cream has been long, so we were incredibly excited to find Kite Hill sour cream at the store! Let's talk about it.
Kite Hill sour cream review
We tried this sour cream on baked potatoes and then the next evening we had them on tacos. You know, for science.
I was a big fan of Kite Hill's sour cream, y'all. I thought it was rich, creamy, and tart in a way that other vegan sour creams I've tried just haven't been. It made my loaded baked potato super special, and it took my plate of spinach tacos straight over the top.
Dave liked it too, but he wasn't as enamored as I was. He described the taste as a bit "watery" and didn't think it was rich enough at all. He preferred it on the tacos over the potatoes, but he also heaped it onto those baked potatoes, so that may have been part of why he didn't like it as much that way.
Our final verdict was that we'd get it again, but we are also still looking for more vegan sour creams to try. Know of a good one? Let us know!
Loaded baked potatoes
These loaded baked potatoes are a new fave for sure. I used my friend Cadry's recipe to cook the potatoes, and then we loaded them up with the Kite Hill sour cream and lots of toppings:
- Bacos (Yes, they're vegan!)
- chopped tomato
- air fryer broccoli
- chopped green onion
It was such an easy meal, and it is already a regular part of our meal rotation.
This week, we got takeout from Dave's favorite spot: Pho Nam in Krog Street Market. They only have two vegan items on the menu:
- the banh mi (Order it with no butter.)
- the vegetable spring rolls
Y'all, these banh mis are a true delight. The bread is crispy on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside. They layer on salt and pepper tofu, pickled carrots and daikon, and plenty of fresh jalapeno and cilantro.
The spring rolls are basically the banh mi filling, minus the jalapenos, stuffed into rice wrappers with rice vermicelli. They come with a sweet dipping sauce.
My favorite thing to do when we get Pho Nam is to cut my sandwich in half, then stash the half sandwich and one of the spring rolls in a lunchbox for the next day.
The other half sandwich and spring roll make kind of a light supper, but it's worth it to have banh mi leftovers for lunch the next day!
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