Peripatetic philomaths…focusing on what's really important, eating ethically and cleanly, fermenting, foraging/wildcrafting, practicing herbalism, and being responsible stewards of our land. Sharing our photos, musings, and learnings. Still seeking our tribe.
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?
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.
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!
You may have seen an earlier post in which we discussed that we’re not vegetarians (No, We’re Not Vegetarians…), but still often choose to eat vegetarian or vegan meals – and how people seem to have difficulty wrapping their heads around the idea that we don’t eat just any meat: we’ve elected to only eat meat sourced from farms that value humane animal husbandry and processing of their animals’ meat. We often encounter people – in work settings, for example – who either look completely confounded or even annoyed by our explanation for why we won’t eat an item from a fast food place.