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Veggie Brothers Product Review: Black Bean Soup

April 24, 2011 By: Megabeth Category: Product Review, Veggie Brothers Reviews

It’s been a little bit, but I’m back with some more Veggie Brothers reviews. Let’s start again with their Black Bean Soup.
As with many of the other Veggie Brothers products, you simply place the pouch in water on the stove and bring it to a boil. A few minutes later, you get a steaming bowl of soup.

Once again, Veggie Brothers impresses by delivering a flavorful bean soup that features fresh celery, onions and carrots. There are also little bits of jalapenos in the soup that help give this earthy soup a little zip. Overall impression: It’s hard to believe that only a few moments before the soup was frozen.

Sure, you could grab a can of soup off your shelf and heat it up in the microwave. The extra steps are worth it for this soup.

Veggie Brothers Product Review: Tofu Scrambler with Vegan Sausage & Cheese Breakfast Turnover

January 05, 2011 By: Megabeth Category: Article, Veggie Brothers Reviews

It’s breakfast time! And, I have to start this review with one word…Yum.

Seriously.

These turnovers were remarkable in both flavor and texture. But, I get ahead of myself. Veggie Brothers describes this product as, “Organic puff pastry lightly turned over our delicious, nutritious Tofu Scrambler mixed with pieces of skillet fried vegan breakfast sausage and smothered in a delicious vegan mozzarella cheese.”


I may have squished the pastries in the freezer as one of the corners was broken when I opened the package. The crust on the corners is delicate so I’ll have to remember that the next time I get and store these in the freezer. The cooking instructions were to place them in the oven for 15-18 at 350 degrees. I opted to use my toaster oven.
The nice thing about these pastries is that you can stumble to the kitchen, pop them in the toaster oven, then go back to get dressed and get ready for the day. They are done in no time.

The pastry was flaky and light which was surprising considering only a quarter hour earlier they were frozen solid. In fact, both the outside and inside cooked perfectly. The sausage was spicy and closely mimicked the seasonings of real sausage. The tofu scramblers and cheese rounded out the mixture with a nice balance that didn’t make it too heavy for a morning meal. Yes, indeed, these definitely deserve the description of “Yum”.

Tofu Scrambler w/ Vegan Sausage & Cheese Breakfast Turnover

Original Price: $9.99
Serving Size: 6 ounces
Serving Per Container: 2

Veggie Brothers Review: Grilled Mahi Mahi Steak

January 03, 2011 By: Megabeth Category: Product Review, Veggie Brothers Reviews

Grilled mahi mahi steaks are the next to be tried as part of the Veggie Brothers review series. Veggie Brothers describes this dish as “Savory soy fish steaks grilled to perfection and served in a lemon / garlic sauce with fresh rosemary.”

I prepped the frozen meal using the boiling water method.

And, well, let’s just say that the reaction to the taste of this product was the funniest I’ve ever witnessed in my kitchen. My In-house Taste Tester took a forkful of the mahi mahi, put it in his mouth, wrinkled his nose and immediately spit it out into the sink with a decisive, “Yiiiiiick.” Uh-oh.

To be fair, my taste tester never liked fish even when an omnivore so it definitely was the reaction to the fishiness of this product. It does pack some serious fishy taste from the nori that wraps the soy steak. I enjoyed the flavor once I got over the fact that I wasn’t actually eating fish. The sauce was rather buttery and the rosemary added an interesting depth to the flavor profile. I ate the mahi mahi with the Veggie Brothers risotto. I thought the sauce paired well with the risotto.

But, be forewarned, if you don’t like fish…don’t eat this. If you do (or did) like the flavor of fish then you’ll be in mahi mahi heaven.

Grilled Mahi Mahi Steak

Original Price: $9.49
Serving Size 6 oz (168g)
Serving per container 1

Veggie Brothers Review: Escarola con ceci

January 01, 2011 By: Megabeth Category: Product Review, Veggie Brothers Reviews

Now it’s time to try some greens – escarola con ceci – as part of the Veggie Brothers review series.

The description on their website of this side dish is:

Organic escarole brusquely sauteed with organic chick peas, garlic and olive oil for that fresh garden-to-skillet flavor. A little touch of the Italian countryside basking in the Mediterranean sun! High in iron and vitamin A.

I made mine using the boiling method and the greens were steaming as I cut open the packet.

You could definitely taste the garden-to-skillet flavor. In fact, I was amazed that the greens didn’t get too wilty or mushy in the freezing and reheating process. The garlic was very pungent which is a flavor I liked. My In-house Taste Tester found the greens to be a little to bitter for his taste. I tasted the bitterness, but it wasn’t a deal breaker for me. It brought a nice “punch” of flavor.

Escarola con ceci
Original Price: $4.49
Serving Size 5 oz. (142g)
Serving per container 1


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