I already know what you’re thinking because I was thinking the same thing. “Isn’t SPAM already vegan?”
Despite the fact that it looks like something run through a blender, that luncheon meat product as well as all the others contain animal parts. Still, when I saw this can of vegan weirdness beside the vegan tuna, I frowned. I mean regular luncheon meat is pretty gross and I thought so even when I had no choice but to eat it as a kid, yet I knew that I had to give it a try.
So I decided to try it. Okay, the truth is that my hubs loved this stuff when he first left Romania and ate it often and he put it in the cart–2 cans of it, in fact–and so I figured I’d have to share at least one recipe with you.
So…here we go.
I decided on something simple. My first option was burgers because I used to do that as a kid because there was so much fat on that luncheon meat that it crisped up nicely so you could slather it with ketchup and mustard and pretend it was a much better burger.
But there was a problem; this vegan luncheon meat wasn’t quite as malleable as it’s more famous non-vegan cousin. It was next to impossible to mash up with a fork so I knew that wasn’t going to work. Instead I had to grab a knife and chop it up and that’s when it hit me, Vegan Corned Beef Hash.
Of course this wasn’t even vegan corned beef but it was close enough and I paired it with vegan mashed potatoes and peas to give it that old school Americana recipe appeal.
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Who remembers being a kid and constantly craving fish sticks?
Not me and that is the honest truth. I barely tolerated them even back then and not because I was some budding little gourmand, but because they were always…off. The breading would be super crispy but bland and the fish parts in the middle were always dry. So dry that you couldn’t eat them without drowning them in ketchup or tartar sauce.
I do not have fond memories of eating fish sticks as a kid.
So why, you might ask, would I dare bother to test out vegan fish sticks the moment they hit the shelves in my local grocery store? Honestly? I guess maybe I am a glutton for punishment or maybe I just love to see if the vegan version can make me love something I previously tolerated.
Or maybe I’m just crazy. Who knows?
The point is that the same brand that makes a delicious vegan canned tuna, has some out with breaded fish, white fish and now fish sticks and I decided it was worth the price of admission to give it a shot. The real question is, was it worth the calories on my backside?
Keep reading to find out!
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When it comes to vegan food products, I am always on the look out for something new. And when I say new I mean something that is new to the market or simply new to me. So when I walked through the aisles of Carre Four and I found these vegan white fish fillets, I knew that I had to try them.
Before we go any further I have to tell you that I am NOT a vegan who needs for my vegan alternatives to taste exactly like the dead animals they’re replacing. In fact, I’d prefer they not to because if we’re all being honest with ourselves, there were things about that we all found unpalatable. So personally, I prefer the alternatives to have an ‘essence’ of the old while being something totally new and delicious.
I had…hopes, we’ll say, about how I thought these Unfished vegan fish fillets would taste. High hopes.
Such high hopes that I paired it with one of my favorite comfort meals from my grandmothers on both sides of the family. Fish and mac & cheese.
I won’t get too much into the recipe but you can go here for a super delicious vegan mac & cheese recipe.
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