We first saw Gardein products at Wal-Mart. I was immediately drawn to the name, the pictures on the package, and the adventure of trying a new product that was completely vegetarian. The products we initially tried were the Chick ‘n Scallopini, Seven Grain Crisp Tenders, and Marinara Chick’n Good Stuff. The flavors were awesome and they could be eaten out of the package without too much extra seasoning.
The product that really got me excited and thinking about different recipes was the Home Style Beefless Tips. You could use them in all sorts of recipes. I thought of a “guisao” with potatoes, carrots, and a tomato based sauce. I used the product in a gravy sauce accompanied with coconut rice and onions. Later this weekend I’ll provide the recipe for “Gardein Guisao” for the #SabrosoSaturday recipe sharing on Twitter.
From their website, you can view other products they sell whether fresh or frozen and where you can purchase their items. In Puerto Rico, we have only seen the frozen meals at Wal-Mart and El Eden in Ponce. Gardein’s site explains their commitment to better eating and greener living. They participate in #MeatlessMondays, provide recipes, and seminars.
For those trying to spend less time cooking or thinking about what you are going to cook, buy Gardein products.
Have you tried Gardein products at restaurants or home?
What did you cook with the product?