Sunday, October 21, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: Non-dairy yogurts

My daughter's college roommate is vegan, meaning she doesn't eat or use any animal products. So when we visit my daughter in California, we make it a point to find foods and eateries her roommate can enjoy with us. Sometimes it's not easy, even in a vegan-friendly state like California. This week, I searched locally for some of the same foods. The variety of vegan products can be limited in grocery stores that carry them, but one exception is yogurt. We found nine brands of nondairy yogurt and asked our tasters to give them a try. While none of our panelists are vegans or vegetarians, they managed to find a few vanilla-flavored, nondairy yogurts they really enjoyed.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

Taste test: Pumpkin spice cereal

Taste test: Pumpkin spice cereal

Our panelists spent a lot of time this season sampling pumpkin spice-flavored foods.
Published: 10/15/18
Taste test: New jarred pasta sauces

Taste test: New jarred pasta sauces

When one family member eats only chicken, you learn to cook a lot of poultry recipes. Lately, one of my go-to dinners has been chicken marsala. When I saw that Prego had recently rolled out a jar of marsala sauce, I was delighted. No more chopping mu...
Updated one month ago

One of my new go-to side dishes is Italian rice or risotto. I usually buy boxed mixes for quick fixings and add herbs, mushrooms, green vegetables or other flavorings to jazz it up a bit. The rice in risotto seems a little more al dente than traditio...
Published: 09/26/18
Updated: 10/08/18