I eat fake meat… so! Look I’m really not one for imitation vegetarian/vegan food. I also think its deceiving and mega disappointing when a food item is called something it really isn’t. Even worse when vegan/vegetarian meat substitutes or imitations taste like paper, cardboard, rubber or some other man made material that doesn’t resemble food. I don’t eat meat and sometimes, as much as I DO NOT want to eat meat, well I kinda want to eat meat. Make sense?! But I won’t and luckily Gardein has come out with a line of perfect replacements for those moments of weakness. The products are all non-GMO and organic. They taste amazing. And they are starting to pop up at grocery stores everywhere. Just recently we received the expanded line of products in Canada that had previously only been available south of the border. Honestly, Gardein makes it easy to become vegetarian without compromising taste, satisfaction, and health. I mean, just like meat, I wouldn’t live on this stuff. It’s still a processed food, but nothing is slit in the throat or submersed in feces to get it to your plate. Just saying. Check out these deceiving vegan meals I made using Gardein, and another incredible product, Daiya.
Beef & Veg Stir Fry
Ingredients: Gardein Homestyle Beefless Tips, various veggies, stir-fried in sesame oil, ginger, garlic, hot sauce and tahini, on a bed of soba noodles.
Meat & Cheese Pizza
Ingredients: Gardein BBQ Pulled Shreds, Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds, gluten free pizza dough, tomato puree, yellow bell pepper, green onion
Chicken Finger Dinner
Ingredients: Gardein Chipotle Lime Crispy Fingers, homemade maple mustard dip, broccoli, smashed sweet potatoes with nutmeg and basil.
Tell me your mouth is watering?! Even my carnivorous man friend I occasionally feed was all over that Beef & Veg Stir Fry and he can hardly tell the difference between Daiya and real cheese. So go ahead and fake it, even for just 1 day a week. Besides these products have far far far less saturated fat then the real thing. Meat and cheese might just be the death of you… but not me.