Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tofurky Instead of Turkey?

This delicious, savory little vegan quiche contains no meat, eggs or dairy!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you may be welcoming friends and family to your home for a festive meal. Then you son walks in and introduces his new girlfriend who just happens to be VEGAN!
What are you going to serve HER? You, the consummate host, are unfazed by this last minute menu curve ball. You've planned ahead and have a few of these elegant Tofurky Quiches in the freezer!

The New Vegan Cuisine
I can remember back when a lot of vegan entrees were only available at your local health food store. Many of these products did not taste very good either. Fast forward to now and you'll find a lot of variety that is beyond just palatable, it's downright tasty! Most of us know that we should cut back on the saturated animal fat in our diet but the Tofurky entrees are no sacrifice. Not just for you but for your guests who are vegan or vegetarian. A good host is prepared for such dietary restrictions and have a few vegan entrees available is just smart policy. Either that or have your guest just sit their while the rest of you enjoy that turkey!

Elegant holiday table service at the Lighthouse Restaurant, Chelsea Piers, NYC.
Tofurky Instead of Turkey
I think many people have heard of a Tofu Turkey. Tofurky has been America's leading turkey alternative since they rolled out their first "roast" in 1995. Based on the taste and texture of the Tofurky ingredients, I would definitely give it a try. You may want to have something like this made and served buffet style for your vegan guests. It just shows that you thought ahead.

Tofurky Quiche hot out of the oven.
Tofurky Sausage & Veggie Quiche and Chick'n Pot Pie
The Tofurky Sausage & Veggie Quiche has a delicious sage flavor and the texture of the "sausage" or Tofurky Nuggets has a robust mouth feel. We baked the quiche for 30-40 minutes in a conventional oven but you can also try the microwave method. The texture and crust were pretty near my own egg, cheese & meat quiches so thumbs up there too.

Chick'n Pot Pie This reminded me of a little Banquet Chicken Pot pie! Savory gravy and the usual cubed carrots, peas and potatoes. Surprisingly enough, the crust was actually better than that of the traditional, non-vegan pot pies.

Tofurky Pockets
These are a delicious alternative to Hot Pockets even by teen standards. How do I know? My resident teen prepared these herself. Like the quiche and pot pies, these also contain Tofurky Nuggets, broccoli florets and vegan cheddar cheese wrapped in a lightly herbed whole grain pocket. You get two per package and I could barely finish one of them. The crust is a bit thick, but it needs to be in order to contain the melting vegan cheddar cheese. I perhaps would have liked to have had soy cheese as the cheddar used in this product was tapioca based. With three flavors: Pepperoni Pizza, BBQ Chick'n and Turk'y Broccoli Cheddar you'll have a comparable Hot Pocket assortment to offer your guests. Tofurky is made by Turtle Island Foods.

No comments:

Post a Comment