Gardein Stuffed Turkey Plate

GARDEIN STUFFED TURKEY PLATE aka THANKSGIVING DINNER With my trimmings of course! I already had the PECAN RAISIN RICE along with the FRUIT GRAVY to top the rice and the FRUIT AND NUT CRUMBLE to top it all off. Oh, I had the BLUEBERRY TARRAGON SAUCE done and chilled (I could just as easily haveContinue reading “Gardein Stuffed Turkey Plate”

Ultimate Get Off Your Can And Cook Sauce

ULTIMATE GET OFF YOUR CAN AND COOK SAUCE How easy can it be. No slicing, dicing, peeling. Just empty the cans, bottles, packages and let the stove do the rest. GET OFF YOUR CAN AND COOK . It’s an idea I had decades ago for a cookbook. To serve this hearty and inspiring antipasto beanContinue reading “Ultimate Get Off Your Can And Cook Sauce”

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have a new foe in the plant-based burger wars: the Ultimate Burger

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have a new foe in the plant-based burger wars: the Ultimate Burger Brian Sozzi It’s ultimately not meat. But the Conagra Brands-owned Gardein brand hopes its new plant-based Ultimate Burger wins over Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods loyalists in 2020. Gardein, acquired in Conagra’s 2018 acquisition of Pinnacle Foods, willContinue reading “Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have a new foe in the plant-based burger wars: the Ultimate Burger”

White Wine Mushroom Gardein Chick’n

Who says canned foods can’t taste good? Not me, not when we’re talking quality. Not all canned foods are alike. Campbell’s and Pennsylvannia Dutch did it right! Oh yeah, and about that gardein animal-free chick’n? A true delight. Nobody suffered and that is always a welcome relief. These unbreaded cutlets are my favorite of allContinue reading “White Wine Mushroom Gardein Chick’n”

Fried Barley (Vegan) Pork Rice

FRIED BARLEY (VEGAN) PORK RICE More complicated than most fried rice stories, but definitely worth the effort! If rice can be a moan and groan dish, this is it! Makes almost 8 cups

Barbecue Chick’n Green Beans – gardein

BARBECUE CHICK’N GREEN BEANS Gardein Chick’n Strips sauteed with green beans, green peppers, roasted red peppers and onion with a Coffee Barbecue Sauce! Serves 4

Crabless Cake Bites – gardein

CRABLESS CAKE BITES Now this is an easy appetizer when you don’t want to start from scratch. And why not impress your guests and make your appetizer the talk of the meal! Makes 18 bites 

GARDEIN MEATLESS MEATBALLS

This is such a no-brainer. Steve sautéed some mushroom, onion and green pepper, then added a homemade marinara sauce we had frozen. Then added fresh garlic and basil. Open the package of frozen meatballs, add to simmering sauce, cover and cook about 15 minutes or till heated all the way through. Serve over pasta orContinue reading “GARDEIN MEATLESS MEATBALLS”

LIQUORED UP MARYANNE AND MIKE MARINARA – gardein

LIQUORED UP MARYANNE AND MIKE MARINARA ‘Snowy’ sweet onion and garlic simmered with mushroom in a smoky tomato sauce flavored with red wine and Marsala wine! We served it over linguini topped with a veg chick’n cutlet steeped in Marsala, then topped with skillet-fried marsala mushrooms. Top it off with fresh basil if it makesContinue reading “LIQUORED UP MARYANNE AND MIKE MARINARA – gardein”

VEGGIE LEGUMES & BEEFLESS GROUND – dog food – gardein

VEGGIE LEGUMES & BEEFLESS GROUND Fresh cooked green beans and baby carrots mixed with split green peas, lentils and Gardein Beefless Ground. Seasoned with turmeric, allspice, smoked paprika and sage! Makes 11-1/2 cups

ORANGE PAN VEGGIE CHIK’N – gardein

ORANGE PAN VEGGIE CHICK’N Gardein Crispy Chik’n Manadarin-style pan-fried till charred, cooked in an orange marmalade apple cider vinegar mustard sauce, then combined with broccoli cuts! Serves 4

GARDEIN GOLDEN FISHLESS FILETS

Although the package instructions suggest micro-waving the frozen filets for 1 minute, before cooking in non-stick skillet with no oil, I do not have a microwave nor a non-stick skillet. I also don’t have a deep fryer or a toaster oven, and I didn’t want to oven-bake them for 24 – 28 minutes, after preheatingContinue reading “GARDEIN GOLDEN FISHLESS FILETS”