Thursday, March 29, 2007
A QUICK VEGAN SNACK; AND I'M OFF TO GRAND RAPIDS
Well, I'm off to Grand Rapids, MI for the Vegetarian Awakening chef's conference on Saturday at the crack of dawn! (You can see photos from last year's conference here, and read my impressions of the conference here.)
I've been busy getting ready, and I'm still not packed, so this is going to be short! I wanted to quickly recommend (this is totally unsolicited!) a vegan product that I hadn't tried before, but we have recently found makes an inexpensive, delicious, and healthful snack. For less than the price of a vegan organic chocolate bar, you can munch on some delicious flavored tofu.
It's called "Pete's Tofu2Go", but in Canada (the company is Sunrise Soya Foods, a Vancouver company) there are a couple of other varieties called "Pete's Soyganics" (both varieties are made with certified organic soybeans). The tofu (6 oz. size) comes ready to eat in a sauce or marinade, and the calorie content of half the package is only 130-170 calories, depending on the variety, and you get about 12 g protein.
You can eat the tofu cold as a snack, or heat it in a wrap for lunch. I don't buy packaged foods very much, but I got some of the Teriyaki (sorry, in Canada only!) when I was in town and starving and didn't want to eat junk. It was a perfect pick-me-up, and, as I said, cheaper than a good chocolate bar!
We have only tried the teriyaki, Sesame Ginger, and Szechuan (pictured above) so far, but I intend to try the others (Thai Tango, Mambo Italiano and Lemon Pepper). DH wants me to keep a couple in the fridge for him to take for lunch if there's no leftovers around.
I'll post when I get back next week!
All the best!