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Monday, May 23, 2011

This Dinner Freaked Me Out

I thought you would be manna from the Gods. A beautiful plate to behold. A substance to write songs about. A triumphant addition to my vegan universe. I dreamed of dousing you with garlic and lemon and gently tossing you with fresh pasta. I fantasized about vegan tartar sauce, and marinara, and a chopped salad on a kaiser roll with basil and fresh tomato.
But you suck! You were just a fake prawn in the game of life. You looked too much like the real thing. You freaked me out. I could not enjoy our life together. It was not be.
Don't worry I didn't go without dinner. I picked these gargantuan vegan bottom feeders out of the pasta because the sauce was really quite good. Here's a pic with them still hanging out and steaming in the dish.
It was a simple sauce of broccoli, garlic, lemon, vine ripened tomatoes, some olive oil and sea salt.
So vegan reader, tell me...would you be able to partake of these veiny pinky prawns?


  1. Yes. I did. I can tell you it was not a good experience. Truth be told I did try one of there other products a few weeks ago- a battered vegan shrimp (smaller and the pink stuff was covered) so it was somewhat better.

  2. Good to know. I saw them the other day and thought about getting them, but now I think I'll pass. Really, though, I have not liked too many analogues enough to keep buying them. (Plus so expensive!) Except that evil Boca Chik'n. Love that thing. The Gardein stuff was good at first bite, but then about 4 bites in, you're kind of like, meh, I don't want any more of this. Field Roast is good, but I liked the stuffing on the Thanksgiving roast more than I liked the outer part. I don't know. If there's anything I'm learning about this vegan way of life, it's that I really love whole grains, beans and veggies.

  3. Truth. Gotta try the evil chic'n. Tofurkey Italian links are high on my list and TJ's tofu burger. That's about it.

  4. Oh yeah, I forgot about those sausage links. Those are pretty good with spaghetti. If you try the boca, there's an organic version that's non GMO, FYI. I've only seen it at WF, etc., though. Not at mainstream grocery spots, yet.

  5. WOW, these look freaky! I have never had shrimp in my life so I do not know how it tastes, but it looks creepy and even if I was not a vegan I would never eat them, they remind me of sea roaches :-)

  6. Yes, Elisabeth, I tend to agree, sea roaches.