I’m not the biggest fan of Gardein’s chick’n products. (Their beefless tips are my fave.) Mostly because they remind me of eating somewhat overcooked chicken. Surprisingly (to me) though, it’s actually a big hit with ex-chicken lovers, or lovers of vegans who are also lovers of chickens. (Note: I stopped eating chicken a full year before going fully vegan, and it’s not something I ever miss. The only exception is Foodswings (nyc – vegan) southern style bbq drumsticks. Man, those things are good.)
Anyway, back to the BBQ wings! ; ) These were really easy to make and done in a jiff. They tasted awesome, but that’s never a problem. Gardein does a really good job with all their seasonings and sauces. I just wish they’d make the texture on these things a little less dense! I made them in the toaster oven, and ate them straight outta the pan with a fork and knife. I know, I know, but cooking for just me is not all that inspiring. It’s more like, look, I fed myself, done.
Amy’s came out with a great new veggie burger recently that’s sure to be a big hit with a lot of people. Not only is it vegan, and thus dairy free, but it’s also soy and gluten-free as well. So what is it made of? Veggies, Quinoa & Walnuts. So not good for those with a tree nut sensitivity, but a great option for just about anyone else.
I didn’t get to dress them up as pretty as the serving suggestion on the box, and ate them straight off the plate instead. Still good, but I think they’re right, they’d probably be amazing with some avocado in sandwich. I tried them with balsamic dressing, ketchup and hot sauce, and mustard, (not all at the same time!) and they were also delicious on their own.
If you like quinoa, you’ll definitely like these, as that’s the most prominent flavor. Here’s a link to the nutritional facts.
Have you tried any of Moo Moo’s Vegetarian Cuisine? I saw these at my Greenwise Publix and decided to give them a shot. It’s too bad microwaved food never even remotely looks like the luscious pictures on the box, huh?
I like to have a couple of frozen meals stashed in the freezer at work, and that was my intent when I bought this. However, I was both hungry and lazy when I got home today so I decided to give this one a whirl. It was either that or a Taco Bell fresco bean burrito on my way home.
Honestly? Next time I will opt for the fresco bean burrito. This was kinda bland. I jazzed it up with some bottled chunky hot salsa. And at 4 times the price of the fast food burrito, I really expected more.
I still have the Sweet ‘N Spicy Curry Tofu one to try, so I’ll letcha know about that. I hope I like it. It’s always nice to have more convenient vegan options.
I decided to just come back and up date now that I tried both entrees. Turns out this one was just horrible! The combination of flavors was so bad that I took a bite, and almost spit it out. I was starving, however, so I just picked out the tofu pieces and ate them, and then tossed the rest.
How very disappointing! : ( I would definitely stick to my favorite Amy’s frozen meals in the future. Oh well, it was worth a shot.
Just a quick post about a yummy product and some news! I GOT A NEW CAMERAPHONE! I used last night’s super fast dinner as an excuse to test out my new phone’s camera capabilities and I’m happy to report I will be able to bring you a bit better of camera quality from now on. It’s my first “smart” phone and I’m still figuring out all the bells and whistles, but you can see by this [random] one how impressive the detail is…
So back to the vegan pepper steaks! : ) I had these once before and remembered they were super yummy. I cut up about 1/3 cup of onion and threw them into an oiled skillet over low-medium heat to cook for a few minutes. Then I added some frozen pepper strips and turned up the heat to medium to cook out the moisture.
I had microwaved the bag of pepper steaks & sauce for 30 seconds to thaw, and then I added them with everything else in the skillet, lowering the heat to low-medium, and cooking them though a few minutes on both side.
I served these on toasted sprouted grain bread with tofutti american singles.
The box says 4 servings, but it’s a lot more like two. They’re really high in protein, have an awesome texture and the sauce is really nicely seasoned and yummy!