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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:49 pm 
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I've got some of the mandarin chikin. What should I do with it?


I usually bake it on parchment (longer than instructed), toss with the sauce, and serve with rice and steamed or pan-fried broccoli with garlic.

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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:10 pm 
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I found a few safe products for me (free of quinoa & amaranth). We have tried the crumbles - good, the fresh patties - a boyfriend fave and the orange chicken bits - good but needs more sauce!

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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:40 pm 
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I'm a bit less freaked out about trying the buffalo now that I've tried the seven grain and realized that they're good (though easily over-baked) and what freaking Veggie Grill - and maybe Native Foods? uses. I know that CA-based, but I'm shocked more people don't mention this connection!


No, I have met both the owners of Veggie Grill and Native foods, and they make thier own faux chicken product. I think both of thiers is better than Gardein though. Similar, but better flavor. But yeah, really similar.



are you sure veggie grill doesn't use gardein? it tastes exactly the same and i just looked at the ingredients of veggie grill's chicken and also some gardein chicken products and they look too similar to be totally different.

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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
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I'm a bit less freaked out about trying the buffalo now that I've tried the seven grain and realized that they're good (though easily over-baked) and what freaking Veggie Grill - and maybe Native Foods? uses. I know that CA-based, but I'm shocked more people don't mention this connection!


No, I have met both the owners of Veggie Grill and Native foods, and they make thier own faux chicken product. I think both of thiers is better than Gardein though. Similar, but better flavor. But yeah, really similar.



are you sure veggie grill doesn't use gardein? it tastes exactly the same and i just looked at the ingredients of veggie grill's chicken and also some gardein chicken products and they look too similar to be totally different.



Yeah, I don't mean to be ridiculous here, but I've also spoken with the owners of both chains (and I dig both so much) and I know the VG guys have a technicality where it's called a "third party chickenless product" or something silly, and kinda wink that it is Gardein.

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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
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I wasn't too fond of their "full meal burgundy tips" or what it's called. But after reading your reviews here I might give their frozen products a second chance. Crispy tenders just went onto the shopping list.


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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:56 pm 
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Well, the manager at veggie grill (this was like 2 years ago) said that they made thier own chicken product from scratch. But she was not the owner or cook, just a manager.

I have been to a few native foods demos and asked the owner/chef/creater Tanya about the chicken product, just out of curiosity, and she claimed it was her own as well. I asked her once alone, not in front of the class, and another demo another person asked in front of the class, and she answered the same both times.

I think veggie grill tastes a LOT like Gardein. I think maybe the manager didn't know and just said it was house made. I can't imagine that the owner of Native Foods would have lied about it and not just say that it was Gardein. She said that they use Daiya (the used to use Teese before Daiya). That was a couple of years ago too

but, you know that is just what I was told, maybe neither place wants to claim it's commercial, or maybe they can't claim it for some reason. I like the chicken at both places either way....They do good stuff with it! I don't really care where it comes from as long as it is vegan. Weird though to get different answers...


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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:21 pm 
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I wasn't too fond of their "full meal burgundy tips" or what it's called. But after reading your reviews here I might give their frozen products a second chance. Crispy tenders just went onto the shopping list.

I like them, and I don't generally like fake meat products.

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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:16 am 
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I tried the terikyai strips today at VegFest and yuck. It was like, pure sugar sauce. Not for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
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I found a few safe products for me (free of quinoa & amaranth). We have tried the crumbles - good, the fresh patties - a boyfriend fave and the orange chicken bits - good but needs more sauce!
The orange chicken is super popular at our house, but I always doctor the crepe out of it as follows (bear in mind I usually make 3 or 4 packages at a time because my house is full of hungry menfolk):

While the "chicken" is baking, sauté some minced garlic and grated ginger in sesame oil; add a good shot each of tamari and hot sauce, then add the orange sauce packets and 1-1.5 cups orange juice mixed with a teaspoon or so of cornstarch. Cook a few minutes until thickened, then add a few chopped scallions, the chicken, and a handful of broccoli florets; cook a few minutes more until the broccoli is bright green and everything is hot. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds et voila: better (and cheaper) than Chinese takeout!

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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:02 pm 
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Desdemona wrote:
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I found a few safe products for me (free of quinoa & amaranth). We have tried the crumbles - good, the fresh patties - a boyfriend fave and the orange chicken bits - good but needs more sauce!
The orange chicken is super popular at our house, but I always doctor the crepe out of it as follows (bear in mind I usually make 3 or 4 packages at a time because my house is full of hungry menfolk):

While the "chicken" is baking, sauté some minced garlic and grated ginger in sesame oil; add a good shot each of tamari and hot sauce, then add the orange sauce packets and 1-1.5 cups orange juice mixed with a teaspoon or so of cornstarch. Cook a few minutes until thickened, then add a few chopped scallions, the chicken, and a handful of broccoli florets; cook a few minutes more until the broccoli is bright green and everything is hot. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds et voila: better (and cheaper) than Chinese takeout!

Now that's something I might try! I'll have to go buy some oj.

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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
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Is this really our only generic Gardein thread?

Anyway, look what I found:

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They are delicious and soft and aren't even on the Gardein website!

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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
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mrsbadmouth wrote:
Is this really our only generic Gardein thread?

Anyway, look what I found:

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They are delicious and soft and aren't even on the Gardein website!


Sooooooo, I think I have to go to every grocery store in my town until I find these. (Sometimes the local stores are, oddly, more reliable for Gardein than Whole Foods and Target!)

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OMG my husband's tongue just hung out of his mouth about a foot he wants those bbq pockets so bad.

It's funny, we have nearly opposite taste in Gardein products. He loves the fish filets, stuffed turky and beefless burgers. I think those are all gross!

I like the crispy fingers or tenders, orange chikn and beefless tips. Luckily he will eat whatever I make, but I won't eat his.

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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
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those look GOOD!
I have finally located the fish fillets (at Fairway in Douglaston, Queens for any NYers) and am beyond excited to try them. Perhaps one lunch this weekend will be fish and chips.


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 Post subject: Re: Gardein
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I found this bbq pocket meals around a month ago at Walmart.


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Yeah those look crazy good.

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I found this bbq pocket meals around a month ago at Walmart.

I didn't want to admit it, but that's where I found them too. I got to Walmart approximately once a year, and my stomach told me to go look at the freezer case.

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I tried those a few weeks ago and we're all huge fans! I hope Publix starts to carry them soon.

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I used the chicken from the teriyaki to make shawarma! Saved the teriyaki sauce for some veggies later. The shawarma style chicken was soo good. My omni SO loved it and his omni friends online were sayin how good it looked without knowing it was vegan.


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I found this bbq pocket meals around a month ago at Walmart.

I didn't want to admit it, but that's where I found them too. I got to Walmart approximately once a year, and my stomach told me to go look at the freezer case.

Hey, Walmart is awesome for Gardein. They're the only place I've seen like "family size" packages!

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Has anyone found them somewhere besides Walmart? We don't have any Walmart's here and I've been dreaming of eating these ever since I saw the photo.

Also, I had no idea they sold family size packages of Gardein! Do they sell a family size of the fish fillets?

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Now I'm sadder than ever that Gardein only gave the UK market about 5 months before giving up and leaving us again.

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I just had the chicken burgers and they are super good! I like them much better than the other ones I've had in the past.


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Also, I had no idea they sold family size packages of Gardein! Do they sell a family size of the fish fillets?

I haven't checked, but since they're newer. . . I doubt it. It's mainly the basic stuff. I'm pretty sure they have the 7-grain chicken strips and maybe meatballs?

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