July 11, 2013
My son and daughter-in-law were on the East Coast last week visiting family and friends, and they just returned home. We stopped over at their house to say hi to Miss E and her parents because we hadn't seen them in so long, and we were presented with two spreads from the Regal Vegan that they had packed in ice and brought back with them.
It turns out that Taryn has been friends with Ella Nemcova, founder of The Regal Vegan, since their college days, and Ella came up from New York to visit Taryn in Connecticut. She brought Taryn a lot of samples of her signature food products, and Taryn was kind enough to bring some home to share.
Honestly, I don't know how she resisted eating all of it before she returned home. It's absolutely fabulous. There are currently two varieties — Faux Gras™ which is made from walnuts, lentils and slowly caramelized onions blended with a few other wonderful ingredients, and Basilicotta™, made with fresh basil and raw cashews. Both spreads are perfect, creamy mouthwatering and satisfying toppings for crackers or crudities.
I loved both versions, but my favorite was the Faux Gras™. It was the best of the best walnut-and-lentil paté I've ever tasted, and I just wish it were available in Seattle.