Posts tagged ‘Gardein’

February 28, 2012

Gardein on the go? Yes! Lean Cuisine has it.

by jem614

By Jessica Michael

Although I don’t encourage everyone to go out and stock up on a month’s worth of Lean Cuisine (frozen dinners are great if they are a once a week habit or if you’re strapped for cash one week and need to eat), I would say go out and try the new Gardein VeggieCuisine from Lean Cuisine.

I have been waiting for these little meals for months now- since the news came out that Gardein was pairing it’s “meatless” meat with LeanCuisine.  I’m a go-go-go person and sometimes need something that I can pick up and throw in the microwave.


I would encourage you to be careful if you have to watch your salt intake as LeanCuisine can tend to be very high in sodium and preservatives are not the greatest thing for you either.  But I love the fact that I can now go find something with more substance in the freezer isle.  These will never take over my love for Amy’s but they are a good alternative when needed.

Be aware that these are NOT vegan and I know alot of people are unhappy about that but give them some time.  This is an incredible step in the right direction!

The Roasted Redpepper Fettuccini was really tasty and there was a good bit of chikin in there to make it more filling.  Alot of garlic but that seems to be LC’s signature taste.

Let us know what you think!

November 17, 2011

Yardhouse and Gardein Make a Splash in South Florida!

by jem614

By Jessica Michael

Yard House in Hallandale and Merrick Park in South Florida have a variety of delicious dishes to choose from.  One surprise on the menu?  Gardein burgers, pasta, sandwiches, and more.

Finally, a restaurant that doesn’t just offer salad and pasta for it’s vegetarian patrons!  They also carry a great selection for our flexitarian friends as well.

I have been there twice now and I can say the following:

The Gardein Chicken Sandwich is delicious topped with cheese and avocado with a side of sweet potato fries (hint: try the truffle sauce with your regular fries).

The Gardein mini sliders were absolutely phenomenal.  I liked them better than the sandwich because they are more “beefy” (I mean that in a texture sense more than a taste sense).   I would compare it to almost the taste of a rib sandwich or some really fantastic mushrooms without being overwhelming.  Absolutely tasty.

Whatever you do, make sure you stop by either of these two stores for a fantastic meal that everyone can enjoy!

Orange Peel Chicken Photo Courtesy of Yard House

Disclaimer: This is the regular Orange Peel Chicken- Yardhouse provided the photo but they have assured me that the Gardein version looks exactly the same.  Apologies if we offend anyone but we wanted to make sure we were honest with our readers!

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