Company’s Vegan® Cream Cheese to be Served Up at Breakfast and the Star Topping Ingredient of the Galaxy Carrot Cake
North Kingstown, Rhode Island — January 30, 2012 — Galaxy Nutritional Foods, America’s leading producer of cheese alternatives, will once again be part of the annual Holistic Holiday at Sea cruise scheduled for March 3-10, 2012. This year Galaxy is providing its new soy-based Vegan Cream Cheese alternative to the cruise’s head baker, Carolyn Trompeter, to create a dairy-free cream cheese frosting for a dessert named in honor of the company called the Galaxy Carrot Cake. Galaxy’s Vegan Cream Cheese Alternative in Classic Plain will also be served up each morning and paired with organic bagels as part of the breakfast buffet. In past years, Galaxy Nutritional Foods has provided Rice Vegan Blocks for the cruise line’s pizza party.
The 2012 Holistic Holiday at Sea: A Voyage to Well-being is a seven-day holistic cruise which departs from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, stops at exotic ports of call and combines gourmet vegan meals, luxury, fitness, knowledge and entertainment all into one incredible trip. Designed with vegetarians and vegans in mind, the cruise offers a wide variety of lectures, workshops, and private consultations by more than 30 leading authorities in the fields of alternative health and holistic healing.
This cruise will feature Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study; nationally known best-selling author and medical nutritionist. To view a complete list of presenters, visit: http://www.atasteofhealth.org/events/presenters.htm. Past cruises have featured cooking classes by the likes of Isa Chandra Moskowitz; the author of Vegan with a Vengeance; and Bryant Terry; food justice activist and author of Vegan Soul Kitchen; Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine.
Galaxy Nutritional Foods will send 150 pounds of its delicious vegan cream cheese to meet the dietary needs of passengers along with product information and coupons. The vegan carrot cake recipe which will be served on the Holistic Holiday at Sea cruise has been adapted for individual use and is below:
Holistic Holiday At Sea Galaxy Carrot Cake
Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Oil and flour a 9-inch springform pan and set aside. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and spices. Add carrots, nuts and raisins. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, maple syrup, non dairy milk, vanilla, lemon juice and zest. Add to the flour mixture and stir well. Pour into the prepared pan.Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes before removing sides of cake pan. Cool completely and then frost.To create the frosting, cream the margarine and Galaxy Vegan Cream Cheese together then add remaining ingredients.Galaxy Nutritional Foods Vegan® Cream Cheese Alternatives are sold in natural food and health food stores. Additionally, individuals can find the company’s Veggie Cream Cheese alternative in supermarkets across the country. The ingredients in the company’s Veggie Cream Cheese alternative are exactly the same as the Vegan brand but the packaging is green. The product is available in the United States and Canada ($3.99/8 oz.). Individuals can find a store near them by visiting: www.galaxyfoods.com.
About Galaxy Nutritional FoodsOver the last 25 years, Galaxy Nutritional Foods, based in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, has forged innovation in the lactose intolerant and diet related products industry. Galaxy’s Veggie brand cheese alternative is the leading seller in the nation and is sold in the produce section of the most major supermarkets in the United States and Canada. Galaxy’s popular cheese alternative brands available in natural foods stores nationwide, include soy-free Rice, soy-based Veggy, dairy-free Vegan, and dairy- and soy-free Rice Vegan. For the millions of Americans suffering from dairy allergies, Galaxy developed its allergen free (soy and dairy free) Rice Vegan brand and the soy-based Vegan brand, which cater to the vegan lifestyle and dairy restricted diets. The company’s newest product introductions, Veggie and Vegan brand cream cheese alternatives, have won numerous awards for taste, texture and functionality and are dairy free. Galaxy is a national multi-site silver sponsor of the FAAN Walk for Food Allergy, which take place in more than 40 locations across the country. For information, please visit www.GalaxyFoods.com.
About Holistic Holiday at Sea Chosen by National Geographic Traveler as one of “the 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life.” The annual Holistic Holiday at Sea sets sail from Ft. Lauderdale, FL each winter for a 7-day circumnavigation of the Caribbean. The cruises originated as a project of Taste of Health, a nonprofit educational foundation established to teach people the benefits of a natural, simpler lifestyle through organic whole foods, natural products, and environmental awareness. Over the years their concept has evolved into creating vacations that promote healing from within as well as an opportunity to enjoy beautiful and exotic places. For more information visit http://www.atasteofhealth.org/events/.