Vegtastic Voyage: Smorgasbord

AVOID THE "FAKE-UN" AT ALL COSTS.

Quick poll: How many of you, upon reading the headline including the word “smorgasbord,” immediately flashedback to the musical number by Templeton the Rat in Charlotte’s Web? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Anyway on to our main point: We’re 11.5 days through our Vegtastic Voyage, and I’ve eaten some interesting stuff. Emphasis on both “interesting” and “stuff.”

(See other Vegtastic Voyage entries hereherehere and here)

Here is some what’s been filling the menu lately and some of what we left on the shelf:

This stayed on the shelf in the "health food" section of Hy-Vee and didn't make it into our baskets. It's bread based on the recipe God gave Ezekiel 4:9: "Also take wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt. Put them in a single container and make them into bread for yourself." Look how expensive it is for a half-loaf!

"Crumbles" being prepared for taco night. THEY. WERE. TERRIBLE. They were mostly vegetable protein. If I only make it through one-and-a-half tacos, something is wrong.

I was very intrigued about the idea of the meat-less burger and it was surprisingly good. I was very impressed. I will probably eat this again this month. It's mostly gluten and soy.

We used sliced "chik'n" breast to make quesadillas. They were just OK. The chik'n looked mostly like chicken (I forgot to take it's picture). It's made of mycoprotein, which is a type of fungus.

Veggie Deluxe Pizza from IMO's: For when you want your veggies, but you don't want it to be healthy...

Really? Waffles are already meat-less... I don't need/want them to be healthy. Assuming hemp is healthy...

I actually really liked these. Way to go, Quorn! If I were a permanent vegetarian, these would def be a mainstay. Like the other chik'n, it's soy-free and is made of mycoprotein, a type of fungus.

The Boca-burger from Red Robin. It wasn't bad and had a pretty good meaty texture, but the odd tan color is a little unappetizing. I'm not sure why they don't add in a little food color. I appreciated that the restaurant had a vegetarian option, but it's far from healthy; We kinda threw that out the window when we parked at the place that hangs its hat on unlimited fries. Mine was boring with just plain ol' American cheese, but Megan had the Banzai Burger, which was marinated in teriyaki sauce and topped with a pineapple.

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2 responses to “Vegtastic Voyage: Smorgasbord

  1. Count me among those who thought of Templeton!

  2. :-) the reference also works because I’m pretty sure Wilbur, Charlotte and whole gang would have been in favor of vegetarianism/fake-un.

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