A few weeks back we mentioned several options for having a meatless lunch. After perusing through Trader Joe's frozen section, we found another lunch meal similar to the Trader Joe's vegetable burrito. It's chopped full of black bean and corn, and even some organic tomatoes and organic tofu intermixed. It's only $2.29, and it comes with a pack of two servings, at 130 calories each, and a sodium level of 230 mg. It heats in less than 4 minutes depending on your microwave, and it's recommended to reduce the power to 50%. The sauce is very tasty to me with a smoky flavor. However, on many vegan blogs, people have downgraded the meal because of the sauce. Try it for yourself to be sure.
A week after Thanksgiving I found myself in the Charlotte, NC area at a local Harris Teeter grocery store. After perusing in their pizza area and not find the dairy-free mozzarella I had a taste for, I found my self in the meat-less area in the produce section. I was immediately fixated by the small Turkey looking meatless option by a well-known company called ToFurkey. It was a picture of small butterball size turkey stuffed with wild-rice and topped with gravy. The only extra I had to consider was the baste which I made with olive oil and fresh seasonings (thyme, garlic salt, black and red pepper) and minus the suggested soy-sauce. I ended up buying two, with one to consume within the next day and the other during Christmas at the beach. It took a little more than two hours to cook, and after one taste, I was in love. It was so good, and if I didn't know it was meatless, I would of thought I was eating real meat. I looked for something similar at my local Trader Joe's and Publix, and could find nothing else like it. The box says it was a holiday special so I'm not even sure it'll be around in a few weeks. I may have to head back up that way to stock up on this delicious find.
What meatless meal have you tried during this Holiday Season?
Rhonda & Sharee Washington