As someone who grew up eating fresh, local, wild-caught crab, I may be considered a bit of a crab snob…so when I saw Gardein’s Mini Crispy Crabless Cakes, I was admittedly skeptical. How could a meatless product be anything like a plump, tender crabcake?
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Looking for a vegan alternative to egg salad? This recipe uses organic extra firm tofu to create a very convincing “eggy” base, with lots of protein and a dash of powerhouse turmeric.
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What part of the chicken, exactly, does the “tender” come from? Yeah, I don’t know, either; I don’t eat factory-farmed chicken, so when I process a chicken I’ve raised, I’m eating the whole bird. Choosing to eat plant-based meals, though, allows me additional choices for occasional convenience foods, like chick’n tenders. This time, it’s Gardein’s Seven Grain Crispy Tenders.
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In my flexitarian pursuits, I’m always on the lookout for a really good meat analog: something that really reminds me of a burger, but is plant-based. I think I may have found my new favorite: the Ultimate Beefless Burger!
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This is the time of year when hearty comfort foods like soups, stews, and chili are particularly appreciated: warming and filling, and so easy to make in the slow cooker. Chili on butternut squash (ubiquitous now, too) is a savory-spicy-and slightly sweet taste experience!
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