I was about to purchase a veggie bowl at Whole Foods the other day. They had brown rice, tofu, brussel sprouts, green beans, and several other items to add. Everything was great until I asked how the tofu was prepared. I was disappointed to find out that it was cooked in the same oil as the meat items. This should not be! Needless to say, I walked away and decided to make my own stir fry instead. I found the perfect veggies for my family meal, and picked up some Gardein Chick'n to add to the recipe as well.
Gardein products are absolutely superb. Before my husband became vegan I would use Gardein products in my recipes, and he didn't even know he was not eating meat. When I talk to people about becoming vegan, one of the excuses I often hear is "but I can't live without meat!" It doesn't phase me, and I assure them that they can. I tell them that they like the taste of meat and like how it's seasoned and prepared. Then, I usually explain how true carnivores in their natural habitat don't season their meat. They catch their meat with their teeth and claws while ripping through fur and crushing through bones. Those are true meat eaters. They don't season their meat with herbs and spices made from plants.
There are hundreds of vegan products on the market today that look and taste like meat. You can have the taste without the cruelty or animal abuse involved. Some of my favorites are Tofurky, Beyond Meat, Hilary's, and Dr. Praeger's products.
Protein-packed, colorful, savory, and only six ingredients!
Author: The Sensible Vegan
Recipe Type: Entree
About Tabatha James
Tabatha James is a wife, mom, and children's book author who loves creating vegan recipes with 10 ingredients or less!