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This post is a work in progress. Mostly for my own reference, but might well be relevant to the interests of others.


Favorites

TaDah Lemony Roasted Garlic Hummus Falafel Wrap
I love these fucking things. They're like two bucks apiece at Central Market, they've got a ton of protein, and they're delicious.

Amy's Bean & Rice Burrito
The filling has a kind of cheesy texture that really works. I eat it with Tofutti sour cream.

Amy's Black Bean Vegetable Enchilada
The sauce on this is frickin' amazing. I put a dollop of Tofutti sour cream on this, too.

Gardein Crispy Chick'n Patties
This is the best meatless burger I've had.

Gardein Chick'n Sliders
Basically the same as the patties, but smaller and complete with buns for the laziest possible meal.

Gardein Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick'n
Little lumps of crack, I swear to god.

Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders
Lots of protein, nice texture.

Sukhi's Samosas & Chutney
These are pricey (7-8 bucks a box) but they're the best non-restaurant-fresh samosas I've ever had.

Shanghai Kitchen Vegetable Spring Rolls With Shiitake Mushrooms
I can't find a link for these. I get them at Central Market; they're super tasty and not as unhealthy as most spring rolls. The sauce they come with is awful, but I like them so much I don't think they need any sauce.


Decent enough

Amy's Chinese Noodles & Veggies in Cashew Cream Sauce
Broccoli gets weird when you freeze it, but other than that this was good. Felt like a really small portion, but maybe I was just hungry.

Amy's Tofu Scramble
Frozen tomato slices are gross, but the hash browns and tofu scramble are both much better than I would expect from a quick-reheat meal.

Amy's Aloo Mattar Wrap
Pretty much what I expected.

Amy's Mattar Tofu
Kinda watery but okay.

Amy's Rice Mac & Cheeze
I wish they did a non-dairy version without the gluten-free noodles, but this actually isn't too bad. Very gluey texture, similar to regular boxed mac-and-cheese.

Daiya Margherita Pizza
I'm not that big on Daiya. Wish the tomato sauce had overpowered the cheese a little more.

Gardein Fishless Filets
These actually have a subtle kind of fishy taste to them. Not sure how they do that. The texture is a little off, though.

Gardein Sweet & Sour Porkless Bites
Not bad. I don't really love the sauce.

Evol Veggie Fajita Burrito
I was surprised at how well the guacamole held up to being frozen and thawed. I don't like peppers and they're pretty discernible in the filling, so I haven't gotten this one again, but it wasn't bad at all.

Sweet Earth Foods Kyoto Burrito
Adzuki beans, edamame, bok choy, spinach, ginger, and mushrooms in a wrap. A little weird, but good, and a solid little chunk of protein.

Tandoor Chef Channa Masala
Stupid high in sodium, so I don't get it often, but it's good.


0/10, would not ingest again

Amy's Thai Red Curry
Yech.

Saffron Road Thai Basil Chili Tofu
I dunno if Thai just doesn't freeze well or what, but both this and the Amy's are inedible.

Simply Balanced Mushroom Miso Meatless Turkey
Doesn't someone put the food in their mouth before they try to sell it? Couldn't anyone at any point in the production of this item have said "yo, anyone notice that this shit is FUCKING AWFUL?" Jesus.

Date: 2016-03-01 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elainetyger.livejournal.com
Flaxseed oil has a fishy taste due to a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, just like fish. Does the faux fish product contain flaxseed oil?

Date: 2016-03-01 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedusor.livejournal.com
No, but it contains "algal oil (plant source of Omega 3 DHA and EPA)"--maybe that's where it comes from.

Date: 2016-03-01 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaberett.livejournal.com
ha, yes, I was going to suggest something seaweedy.

Date: 2016-03-02 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 42itous.livejournal.com
I love Morningstar Farms Mushroom Lover's Burgers. Even Rose (age 3) loves them. Our usual grocery stores (Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Star Market) don't carry them. We used to pick them up at Wegmans whenever we went there, but the other day it appeared they've stopped carrying them. Can you get them where you are? Frozen foods are one of the few things left that one can't order online... or I guess there probably is a way to do so, but I don't feel it's important enough to pay an exorbitant delivery fee.

Date: 2016-03-02 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedusor.livejournal.com
I tend to avoid Morningstar Farms because I get frustrated by how many of their products are almost vegan but not quite, and how subtle the vegan indication on the packaging is. Aaaand yep, just googled the ingredients on the one you mention and it's not vegan. :/

Date: 2016-03-02 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 42itous.livejournal.com
Dislike!

Date: 2016-03-02 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedusor.livejournal.com
(Also looks like they've stopped making that product entirely, so... sorry!)

Date: 2016-03-02 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 42itous.livejournal.com
Double plus dislike!

Date: 2016-03-03 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rikchik.livejournal.com
Oh, this looks handy for my occasional dips into the veg* side. Thank you!

Date: 2016-03-03 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedusor.livejournal.com
Glad to help! I've just updated it, and will probably continue to edit when I try new things.

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