Since I was only able to go to Expo West for two out of the three days, there were inevitably some companies that I missed out on. One of them was Bitchin’ Sauce, which I had heard about online long before Expo began. Thankfully, I was able to contact the company and they were super awesome to send me some samples of their sauces and bars. This is a review of their products as well as some meal ideas if you’re not sure what to do with their sauces. Hint: they go well with just about everything! Continue reading
I ended up trying the Original bars first (they also have a Strawberry flavor) as a quick on-the-go breakfast with lots of water. The bars remind me of larabars, but these are a lot more filling and pleasant to eat. They have a smooth yet chewy consistency and are made with Organic Dates, Organic Coconut, Almonds, Pecans, Organic Pepitas, Organic Flax Meal, Sea Salt.
Some of the sauces I was the most excited about trying initially were their Cilantro Lime, Original, and Bombay. What I love about their products is how clean the ingredients are, along with being non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan. For instance, the Original Bitchin’ Sauce contains Water, Almonds, Grapeseed Oil, Lemon Juice, Nutritional Yeast, Bragg Liquid Aminos, Garlic, Spices, Sea Salt. That’s it! Because of these ingredients, you can either heat the sauce, use it as a dressing, or dip raw veggies into it. One tub goes quite a long way!
One of my favorite meals to make at home are burrito bowls. For these all you need is a base of lettuce, plus a protein, rice and lots of veggies. The Cilantro Lime sauce was just perfect for this occasion, adding a wonderful creamy addition to flavor the vegetables and tortilla I had with the meal. I used Sweet Earth’s Chipotle Style Seitan, and I’ve found that their products are a quick, easy and delicious option to pair with the sauces. I threw the sauce on at the end, but you could also marinate your veggies or cook your rice in it. Either of those ways is sure to pack a ton of flavor in the final meal.
Speaking of Sweet Earth, I’m also in love with their Curry Recipe Seitan. Just as I expected, it went perfectly with the Bombay Bitchin’ Sauce. This easy meal was cauliflower “rice”, underneath some spinach, chickpeas and seitan cooked in the sauce. This was nicely warming and comforting with the curry, spices and garlic flavors. Not to mention filling!
Who wants some Bitchin’ tacos? These were just screaming for some spiced Chipotle flavor. I assembled these tacos with some Sweet Earth BBQ Savory Grounds, veggies, avocado and a coleslaw marinated in the Chipotle sauce. The slaw made all the difference in my opinion, giving a smoky flavor to some veggies that would otherwise be pretty bland. You could also make these and top the tacos with the sauce at the end, but I found that it made an excellent marinade for the veggies.
I discovered Gardein’s new Fishless Fillet at Expo and I was blown away! I decided to make a fish n’ chips style meal with homemade oven-baked fries. Since tartar sauce isn’t vegan (and I didn’t have a vegan alternative on hand), I decided to pair these delightful fillets with the Original Bitchin’ Sauce. Since the sauce has a savory flavor with a hint of lemon juice, I figured that it would make a great substitution for tartar sauce…and you know what, it was even better! I could see this flavor also making a great dip for some carrots, cucumbers or celery as an easy snack or appetizer option at your next get-together. No one would know that it’s dairy-free!
Last, but not least I’ve been craving a BLT. We had some great Veganic bread from One Degree Organics, some Sweet Earth Benevolent vegan Bacon and the Heat sauce that I saved for last. Instead of using mayo, I just spread the Heat Sauce on the toasted bread and it was delicious! Next time I would probably add a little avocado to cool down the spiciness, but luckily it wasn’t too spicy for me.
A big thanks to Bitchin’ Sauce and Sweet Earth for the products featured in this review! Now, after hearing my thoughts are you more excited to try Bitchin’ Sauce for yourself? Check out their store locator to find out where you can pick up your own sauce. Let me know what flavor you’re the most excited to try and what kind of food you would enjoy it with!