Gardein, the vegan meat alternative company that’s been around for 25 years and created popular meatless protein products like the Seven Grain Crispy Tenders and Fishless Filets will be expanding to the United Kingdom beginning January 2019. Earlier this year, Gardein released their skillet meals which make quick and easy vegan dinners. More recently, they also released single-serving microwaveable meals. Now they’ll be taking their products across the pond.
Gardein created a @gardeinuk Instagram account and posted various announcements, including the flavors that will be available: Seven Grain Crispy Tenders, Fishless Filets, Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n, Sizzling Szechuan Beefless Tips, and Classic Meatless Meatballs. The products will be sold at Sainsbury‘s, one of the UK’s largest grocers who also recently announced plans to release their own line of meatless protein products.
In an Instagram caption, Gardein stated, “We’re bringing a whole new world of vegan-friendly food to the UK very soon. For clean eating, guilty pleasures, and everything in between, there’s Gardein. Our awesome plant-based alternatives are good for you and good for the planet too! Gardein has 90% less impact on the planet and uses fewer resources in production.”
Make Your Own Meat Alternatives
If you aren’t able to purchase Gardein products or are just interested in making your own from scratch, we have some amazing recipes for that! Here are three delicious meaty, but meatless recipes from our Food Monster App.
1. ‘Chicken’ Tofu Strips and Waffles
These breaded ‘Chicken’ Tofu Strips by Kiran Shahbaz are warm and textured, flavorful thanks to basil and thyme, and very dip-able, just like your typical chicken strip. Serve these with waffles for a vegan version of the comfort favorite or with fries for a classic diner dish.
2. Swedish Veggie Meatballs
Source: Swedish Veggie Meatballs
These Swedish Veggie Meatballs by Philipp Ertl are really easy to make and you can get all the ingredients in your local supermarket! The taste is slightly meaty and very rich in flavor. Combine it with a very nice savory cashew sauce and you won’t be able to tell it’s not dairy.
3. Coconut-Crusted Fishless Sticks
Source: Coconut-Crusted Fishless Sticks
Since fish is such a unique texture and flavor, it’s a hard one to mimic, but this one has got it. This Coconut-Crusted Fishless Sticks recipe by Rosie Newton and Dillon Sivyour uses hearts of palm, that is harvested from palm trees is easily found in tins, probably next to the artichoke hearts that also create that seafood texture. These have a flaky texture that has the taste of the sea. For a more powerful taste of seafood, add kelp powder or finely chopped seaweed.
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