Why do the Costco samples usually taste so much better than the product does after you buy it? I have been “caught” by this more than once and now, if I am at all interested, I ask the sample person how they prepared it. Which helps.
So the guys and I all had some “Meatless Ground” and were pretty impressed. (Tomato sauce added)
Joseph bought some for himself for work and I bought a couple of packages. It’s better than most meat-substitutes I have tried. (Do not put Tofu in anything I am supposed to eat. Just leave out the meat if you must). But it seems to really need support from tomatoes. Joseph was pretty disappointed in using it for a cheeseburger. We had it in overly spicy (for me) spaghetti-like stuff. Not bad. Tomatoes and spice (but not quite so much, please) cover a multitude of sins. (and the left-overs heated up well in the microwave for lunch today. The package warns against overcooking and as they recommend you cook it in sauce, I suspect that it will pretty much dissolve if you cook it too long) We think it is probably good for spaghetti and tacos and things like that. I will probably buy it again.
We each of us to varying degrees would like to reduce our meat consumption – for humanity and (supposedly) health. But I really, really like meat. And I know I need protein to feel and function my best.
Do you have any good vegetarian recipes for carnivores?