Gardein Skillet Meals Review(Video)

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When I started my vegan journey back in 2010, I didn’t cook from scratch much, so I wasn’t sure how to put a vegan meal together for the fam.

I appreciate brands like Gardein, because they make super convenient options for folks who don’t cook or those who don’t feel like cooking.

I’m all for making this journey simple, delicious, long-term, and fun!

When I heard released Gardein’s four flavors of skillet meals, I had to review it on my YouTube channel.

Check out the full video below...

**The actual review starts at 1:32**

I tested out all four flavors after picking them up at Target & Harris Teeter.

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The current options: Chick’n & Fried Rice, Chick’n Florentino, Italian Style Rigatoni n’ Saus’ageChick’n & Fiesta

Cost: $7.50 at Target & $7.99 at Harris Teeter

Overall thoughts: The package says it serves two but the serving size seems much smaller than that. I love that each skillet only takes about 10 minutes to make.

Is there a favorite one? I enjoyed the Chick’n & Fried Rice the most.

Will I buy it again? Probably not. Even though I wasn’t the biggest fan of the skillet meals, I’m excited this option is available. Plus, since it’s a new concept for Gardein, I know they will improve it like so many of their other products.

Visit gardein.com to see where you can pick up these vegan skillet meals near you. 

Have you tried the Gardein skillet meals yet? What did you think?

FTC: Not sponsored -- I spent my own coins and this is my honest review.

Field Roast Hand-Formed Burger Taste Test Video

When I started my vegan journey back in 2010, I remember not being the biggest fan of veggie burgers made from beans. The mushy texture just wasn't my style and I wanted something more familiar. 

These days it's easy to find burgers with a firm texture and delicious flavor.

I was excited to see the whole line of Field Roast vegan products at Safeway (a regular grocery store) last week.

It's good to know that Field Roast products are becoming more accessible because I remember you could only find them at Whole Foods and other health food stores.

Their products are just too good to be a secret!

In this video, I try their hand-formed burger on camera for you. :-)

Watch it here...

When you're ready to transition your family to more vegan meals, it's helpful to have good meat and cheese alternatives to make this lifestyle change possible.

All three of my kids love this product, so I will definitely buy it again!

I paid about $6 for four patties at Safeway, so I will say this product is pricey for a family (we need 2 packs for our family).

Field Roast Hand-Formed burgers are juicy, flavorful and have the firm texture that we expect from a burger.

Using a little oil, It takes less than 6 minutes on medium heat to fry up these patties.

Simple. Familiar. Delicious.

 

Resources mentioned in the video:

Find Field Roast products near you at fieldroast.com

Just Mayo is the vegan mayo I used -- You can find it at Target.

My fave homemade vegan burger is here

 

Have you tried any of their products yet? 

Which is your fave?

Vegans Can Eat Scrambled Eggs, Too! Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg Review

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Can vegans eat scrambled eggs? Yes ma'am! 

I remember hearing rumors about a vegan scrambled egg about 2 years ago and Follow Your Heart finally launched it!

 

So why not just scramble a chicken egg?

  • Vegan eggs are more sustainable - 1 dozen chicken eggs = 6.6 worth of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Eating eggs is animal cruelty - This article breaks down the horrors of the egg industry
  • High in saturated fat & cholesterol; which increases your chance of heart disease & diabetes This video sums up (in 60 secs) why eggs aren't healthy...

 

What is the Follow Your Heart vegan egg made out of? The first 3 ingredients are whole algal flour (ingredient derived from algae), whole algal protein and modified cellulose 

The product is gluten-free, non-GMO and soy-free

 

Where can you order it? I purchased mine from Amazon but Rabbit Food Grocery (vegan grocery store in Austin) has it too.

 

I will say that I've never been a fan of scrambled eggs, so my opinion may be biased because of this. lol

Many people in my YouTube comments had great success with the product, so if you're a egg lover this may be perfect for you. 

Watch me prep, scramble and eat the scrambled eggs with my kids below...

Some tips:

  • Use a blender to make "fluffier" eggs
  • Black salt will give it more of an "egg" flavor
  • Be sure to also use other seasonings that you would typically use when making your eggs
  • Make sure you're using COLD water to make the eggs
  • Practice makes perfect - don't give up if it doesn't work the first couple of times.

Check out my previous review with using the vegan egg in baking recipes here 

Have you tried the Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg yet? What did you think?

Does the Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg Work? | Review (VIDEO)

I haven't baked in forever, but I had to dust my cupcake pan off to test out the new Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg.

What's the biggest difference with this egg replacement? You can actually scramble it like chicken eggs! Crazy, huh?

Even though I haven't scrambled them yet (not a fan of scrambled eggs), you can see The Sexy Vegan make it here), I had to test the vegan egg in bang bang cauliflower and cupcakes.

All you need is 2 tablespoons of the vegan powder (main ingredients are algal flour & algal protein - see the other ingredients here), 1/2 cup cold water and a whisk (or blender) per egg.

This product is gluten-free, non-gmo and soy-free

Here's the review video....

Products mentioned in the video:

Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg - I purchased mine from Amazon (usually sold out fast) but rabbitfoodgrocery.com has it.

Cake mix is from Immaculate Baking Company - I purchased it from Target and used almond milk instead of dairy milk and Earth Balance vegan margarine instead of dairy butter.

Recipe for the Bang Bang Cauliflower - the original recipe is vegetarian and from Kirbie's Cravings. I switched out a few ingredients (and omitted one) to make it vegan.

Bang Bang Cauliflower

by Brown Vegan

Prep Time: 10

Cook Time: 20-30

Keywords: snack vegan

Ingredients (2-3 servings)

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into bite sized florets
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs (check label to ensure it's vegan)
  • 2 vegan eggs
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional, for garnish)
bang bang sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo (Just Mayo is a good brand)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400F.

In a small bowl, dip cauliflower pieces in vegan egg.

Place panko crumbs in a second bowl and then roll in cauliflower until fully coated.

Place on baking sheet.

You will need to use your fingers to press on the coating to help it to stick to the cauliflower bites.

Repeat until all cauliflower is coated.

Bake for about 20 minutes (bake longer if you prefer a crunchy and/or darker coating)

While cauliflower is cooking, make the bang bang sauce.

Add all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until uniform and no mayonnaise lumps remain. Drizzle over finished cauliflower, reserving additional for dipping.

Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

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