Tags: tofu

30 Oct 2009, Comments (4)

Amy’s Kitchen Non Dairy Pot Pie

Author: healthnuttxo

my love

I’m putting this one up here because Amy’s Kitchen Non-Dairy Pot Pie it is one of my FAVORITES. It’s a staple in my house. Literally, I panic after I eat one because that means I have to run up to the store and buy another one ASAP! 🙂
This one is relatively low in fat (especially saturated fat), only 360 calories and packed with veggies and ooey gooey pot pie deliciousness. All without milk or other dairy, so those of you who don’t do dairy can enjoy! (This is even VEGAN!)
So let us begin the review, shall we?
I cooked this  in the microwave for 3 1/2 minutes and then just a littttttle bit in the toaster oven to crisp up the crust.
Anywho-
The Crust is delicious. And I’m glad it is- what’s a pot pie without a yummy crust? It’s flaky and crisp, and I love breaking off a piece of the top and scooping up some of the veggie mixture. Speaking of veggies, the peas and carrots are crisp and sweet, the potatoes are little square chunks that are very fluffy, and the tofu is amazing. My favorite part of the whole thing. I love amy’s tofu in every meal! The tofu is soft and so flavorful- i just love love love it! The veggies are in a creamy sauce as well, that only tastes buttery! 🙂
Overall, this pie rocks. You saw it coming, 5 stars. It also doesn’t leave you with that heavy feeling some other meals can leave you with all the saturated fat and unneccessary ingredients. I feel good eating this pie!

1 pot pie is 360 calories, 13 grams of fat (only 1.5 saturated), 50 grams of  carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, and 10 grams of protein. Satisfaction at it’s best.

 (VEGAN) ORGANIC WHOLE WHEAT AND WHEAT FLOUR, FILTERED WATER, ORGANIC POTATOES, ORGANIC CARROTS, ORGANIC TOFU (FILTERED WATER, ORGANIC SOYBEANS, NIGARI[MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, A NATURAL FIRMING AGENT]), RICE FLOUR, ORGANIC ONIONS, ORGANIC PEAS, EXPELLER PRESSED HIGH OLEIC SAFFLOWER OIL, SOY FLOUR, ORGANIC TAMARI, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, SOY LECITHIN, BAKING POWDER(CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, BAKING SODA, CORNSTARCH), SEA SALT, ORGANIC AGAVE NECTAR, SPICES, YEAST EXTRACT, TURMERIC.

Hey guys- you all know my love for Amy’s. Their birthday is coming up soon (22!!) and they are holding a slogan contest. Create a rhyme, jingle or phrase, 15 words or less, and send it in here for a chance to win $500 worth of Amy’s stuff. Any hey– if you aren’t too fond of Amy’s but have a good idea, let me know and I’ll enter for you!!! 😉

19 Aug 2009, Comments (3)

Seeds of Change Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles

Author: healthnuttxo

Normally I pop something by Amy’s or Kashi in for my frozen dinners, but i was feeling something different. So shopping at Whole Foods (where else do i shop!?!), I picked up Seeds of Change Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles with Vegetables & Tofu. It looked pretty good, pretty much all of the ingredients were organic, and it looked healthy. Like there was a good amount of vegetables in there too, and since I LOOVEE peanut butter, I thought I couldn’t lose!
So how was it?
Well, after cooking it for 5 minutes in the microwave, my kitchen had the aroma of a Chinese food restaurant.
As for the taste?

In a word, SPICY. WOO. Have some water/milk near by. It’s not SOOO spicy that it’s overpowering, but you will feel a burn on your lips, in your mouth, and as the food goes down your belly. Or at least i did. I was happy I had some water near by, needless to say 🙂

The noodles are cooked perfectly. Not too chewy, and not too hard either. There was a lot of them too. I almost wish there was more vegetables than noodles, but that’s personal preference, I’m just not a pasta person. I also wish they were whole grain noodles 🙁 .
The peanut sauce is so yummy. It has the consistency of an alfredo sauce, it’s creamy and has a hint of sweetness, and then a KICK of spice. I’m going to hold the cayenne pepper responsible for that! It has a nice peanutty taste to it too, and I even found a few peanut chunks in the dish as well.
The tofu was my favorite part. It soaked up the peanutty taste, and was perfectly cooked. Yum. How come when i cook tofu it never comes out as good as this (or Amy’s tofu!?) ?!
Lastly, the veggies. There are carrots, broccoli, onions and red peppers. The carrots were sweet and crunchy, which was good because it toned down the heat of the dish. The broccoli was delicious. Perfectly cooked, not mushy at all, and bright green. Ah, so good. The onions added a nice flavor to the dish, and the red peppers were good as well. They still had a crunch to them, I’m not really a red pepper fan, but these weren’t bad. They were a bit sweet too.

Overall, it was a good dinner. I probably wouldn’t buy it again because I’m not one for spicy, but if YOU like spicy, i would definetely invest in this dish. It’s healthy, unique and nutritious. If i’m ever craving some heat, i know where to look! I also like the quality of this dish- I’m excited to try their other meals!

One entree is 350 calories, 9 grams of fat, 51 carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, and 17 grams of protein.

Cooked linguini (semolina wheat flour),water, tofu [filtered water, soybeans, nigari (magnesium chloride, a natural firming agent)], broccoli, soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, alcohol), onions, red bell peppers, carrots, peanut butter (roasted valencia peanuts, salt), agave syrup, Grade A pasteurized cream, nonfat dry milk, apple juice concentrate, soy bean oil, corn starch, roasted sesame seed oil, natural cream flavor, garlic, red chilies, ginger, ginger powder, locust bean gum, cayenne pepper.

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