Saturday was Day 2 of our 7 Day Vegetarian Challenge. For this day we ate 3 vegetarian meals that included a meat substitute.
Breakfast was eggs and cantaloupe with vege sausage and vege bacon.
The sausage had a very sticky consistency but it fried up pretty well in patty form. It smelled like sausage cooking thanks to the use of the same spices. The finished product looked a lot like a sausage patty and tasted somewhat like it. Although not that great to eat by itself, it would probably be good in a recipe. The bacon on the other hand………THAT WAS AN ABOMINATION! It didn’t look like bacon coming out of the package. It didn’t smell like bacon while frying and it didn’t taste like bacon either. It tasted something akin to dog treats and it’s texture was like rawhide. The family has mutually agreed to never speak of the vege bacon incident again.
For lunch we had Tofurkey sandwiches.
They were fairly decent. The texture was close to deli meat and the flavor was similar although they overcompensated with spices on the cracked pepper version we tried. With avacado and pepper jack cheese, it made a pretty tasty and filling sandwich though.
For dinner we had black bean burgers with Swiss cheese, quinoa, corn, and mushrooms and onions
The black bean burgers were AMAZING! They didn’t taste like any kind of meat but they were really good and really filling. Both Ted and I loved them. The Kiddo didn’t care for them much thou. We’ll try garden vege burgers later this week and see if she likes those better.
This was also the first time I tried cooking quinoa. I made it in the rice cooker and it was pretty good.
Stay tuned for Day 3 of our 7 Day Vegetarian Challenge!