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Vegetarian Plus VEGAN Kung Pao Chicken stir-fry

Published August 7, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

Here’s a delicious frozen product that I made into a homemade meal with a little extra work. If you’re trying to feed yourself quickly, this extra spicy meat substitute is wonderfully flavored and could just be cooked up in a skillet with or without some frozen veggies, and tossed over any leftover grain. In this case, I had some extra time, so I decided to cut up some fresh veggies and aromatics and saute them while my brown rice was cooking.

Vegetarian Plus VEGAN Kung Pao Chicken stir-fry

1 package of Vegetarian Plus Vegan Kung Pao Chicken

1:2. brown rice : water (ie. 1 c. Brown rice: 2 c. Water)

olive oil for misting skillet
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, cut into thin coins
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
1″ piece of fresh ginger, minced

2 tsp. Bragg’s or shoyu or tamari or red sodium soy sauce

5 oz. frozen chopped spinach

Directions:

1. Place rice and water in a heavy pot or saucepan depending on how much you’re making.

2. Spray a large skillet with olive oil and heat to medium. Add onions and carrots, drop heat to low-medium, and cook until onions are translucent and carrots have softened slightly, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook for another minute.

3. Bring heat up to medium and add frozen spinach, break it up and mix. Drizzle Bragg’s over mixture, and cook until all of the frost has melted, stirring to incorporate.

4. Add kung pao chicken and sauce to skillet. Combine well, and cook until most of the moisture has cooked off and chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Serve over whichever grain you like and dig in!

Vegetarian Plus has a whole line of vegetarian and clearly marked VEGAN items. All of the vegan ones I’ve tried have been absolutely fantastic and after looking at their products on the website, I think I’m going to ask my WF if they can carry some more. They even have a very nice looking vegan turkey for Thanksgiving which I will definitely track down for this year’s holiday.

Vegetarian Plus VEGAN Citrus Sparerib Cutlets

Published May 23, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

Previously, I had reviewed Vegetarian Plus’ black pepper steaks and loved them, so I was really excited to try these delicious sounding spare rib cutlets. Much like the steaks, these come frozen in a bag with a really delicious sauce, so there’s not much to throwing a great meal together really fast. I didn’t bother to defrost the bag this time. Instead I just put the bag out on the counter while I began on the rest of the meal. This worked just fine.

I threw a bag of mixed frozen vegetables (in this case onions and red & green peppers) into a lightly misted (olive oil) skillet and turned it up to med-high heat. Once the veggies had defrosted some, and some of the water evaporated I added in the [now] somewhat defrosted bag of cutlets and sauce. I stirred this until the sauce coated everything, and turned it down to medium to simmer. Once most of the liquid evaporated off, I just served it over some leftover quinoa.

These were incredibly tasty and the texture was excellent. I really love their vegan products so far. Be careful though, because they make a whole line of products and only the ones clearly labeled VEGAN, are. Quick, Easy, and Awesome.

Enjoy! : )

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