This is big news veggie lovers! After almost 2 years of limited availability in Canada, Gardein's line of meatless products is back on Canadian shelves. Until recently, I could only find three out of their several amazing products, and those were the fish sticks, the meatless crumble, and some crispy tenders. Although these products are super great, it's tiring trying to incorporate these limited products in to your weekly routine without getting sick of them.
There are quite a few products that I've tried in the past that I'm looking forward to enjoying once again. These include;
There are also quite a few products from their line that I have yet to try, but am looking forward to trying. These include;
For those of you who are not familiar with Gardein's line, visit their website and take a look at the variety of products they carry and where to find them!
Head to the RECIPES page for the recipe!
When I first tried a blended tomato sauce in college, I felt like a whole new world had been opened up to me. I was quite used to enjoying things chunky but blended sauces tend to be much more flavourful, and are also perfect for every kind of pasta out there.
Now, if you wanted a simple marinara, just some garlic and pepper flakes blended up with tomatoes would be just fine, but I like to add more to make the sauce extra flavourful. Using a mirepoix is a guaranteed way to get your sauce boasting some serious flavour. Onions, celery, carrot, and in this case, pepper, are all sauteed until soft, and finished in a crushed tomato sauce until cooked thoroughly. When the sauce is finally blended, it has the most beautiful orangey red colour and tastes fabulous. All of the veggies really helped to spice things up and give this sauce some serious oomph.
Head to the RECIPES page for my super simple blended tomato vegetable sauce gnocchi.
TOMATO VEG GNOCCHI
A good sauce can make even the worst pasta acceptable. I've played around with a lot of different sauces in my recipes but one of my absolute favourites is a blended sauce. Blended sauces always seem to be the most flavourful without having to use the most ingredients.
This batch of sauce is a play on the very first blended sauce I learned in college. Mirepoix with the addition of bell pepper and some pepper flakes for heat, blended until smooth and delicious. The simplicity of this sauce makes it even more special. Add in some tender gnocchi and you've got a meal that tastes like it took ages with minimal effort <3
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Dedicated Foodie. Proud Vegetarian. Recipe Creator. Friend to all Animals.