This week on the show, we talk about beefy vegan potato casserole, our favorite sandwiches from Candler Park Market, and eat Incogmeato Chik’n Tenders.
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News: Gavin Rossdale's vegan bolognese
Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale shared a vegan version of his family's bolognese recipe, and it looks good!
In the video, he also shares a peek into his fridge, which is packed with vegan goodness.
Rossdale hasn't gone vegan, but it sure looks like he's cutting back on meat a-plenty, and that's great news for animals!
Beefy vegan potato casserole
This week's new recipe is a spin on my loaded baked potato casserole. I altered the recipe to use what we had, which included a bag of vegan ground beef.
Here's what I did:
- diced up 4-5 red potatoes, 1 sweet onion, and 1 bell peppers
- sprayed with oil, sprinkled with lots of garlic powder, and air fried at 400° F for 20-25 minutes, shaking every 5 minutes
- steamed 8 cups of baby kale in the microwave and then thawed the vegan ground beef in the microwave, then tossed those with the cooked potato mixture in a greased 9x12" pan
- covered with vegan cheddar and baked for 30 minutes at 350° F
It was so simple and SO GOOD!
News: Impossible Foods in school lunches
Dave busted in with a breaking news story: Impossible Foods is now certified to be served in school cafeterias. What great news for animals and for vegetarian and vegan kids!
Their foray into school lunch will start with tacos and spaghetti. The pilot program is launched this month in a handful of school districts.
Atlanta Public Schools, I hope that you're all over this for next school year!
Sandwiches from Candler Park Market
Dave has loved being able to feel safe inside of businesses again, and this week, he took Friday off of work to hike Stone Mountain and eat lunch at the top.
On the way out to the mountain, he stopped at Candler Park Market to pick up his favorite sandwich: a veganized version of their Californian (cue SNL jokes).
The Californian is normally a turkey sandwich, but they'll sub tofu for the meat on any of their sandwiches. So, his sandwich was tofu, avocado, cucumber, shredded carrots, and sprouts. He left off the cheese to make it vegan and added their sriracha Vegenaise. A real treat!
I couldn't come on this hiking adventure, but I did get to reminisce about my favorite CPM sandwich, based on their Reuben, but very much not a Reuben. My favorite sandwich comes on marbled rye with tofu, sauerkraut, avocado, sprouts, and sriracha Vegenaise. Then, they grill it, so everything gets all warm and melty.
Y'ALL. It may not be a Reuben, but it's ah-mazing.
If you're in Atlanta, I definitely recommend hitting up the Deli at Candler Park Market for a quick lunch. It's at the back of their shop, so you can grab a few groceries and special drinks while you're there.
Incogmeato Chik’n Tenders
There are not words for how much I missed leisurely browsing in a grocery store. The new finds are always so much fun, and these Incogmeato Chik’n Tenders were something I stumbled upon in the freezer section.
Incogmeato is a new line from Morningstar Farms. They make sausages, burgers, grounds, and a bunch of different nuggets and tenders. Including Mickey Mouse Tenders, which I am definitely getting next time. How much will the kid love that??
Y'all, I'm not going to beat around the bush here: we all loved these tenders. They are our new favorites! The protein had an amazing texture. The breading was perfect. And they hit a protein-to-breading ratio that both Dave and I loved, which you know is a feat!
I made these to go on top of rice bowls, and we devoured them. Normally, I like a sauce for my nuggets or tenders, but I found myself eating these plain, because I was enjoying them so much. Another absolute feat!
Truly, these tenders were 10/10, and I can't recommend them enough.
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