Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Lightlife Porn and a lasagna story

I was thrilled to get this huge package full of great Lightlife products to sample... The tempeh variety is the most thrilling to me! I already eat the ham... and love it. I will try everything, but I can guarantee you that some of the products I won't like because they will be too "meatlike" to me.. which is GREAT for many other vegans out there.. or vegetarians or even meat eaters who want to incorporate meatless meals into their lifestyles. My kids and EX will be happy testers for many of the products as well... my kids are vegetarians and my EX eats meat... and all give their very honest opinions on anything I cook... so the reviews will be coming...
Of these products, I can already say I love the bacon and tempeh smoky strips. In fact, I ADORE the tempeh smoky strips.. as do many customers of the restaurant I work in. The Gimme Lean is SOOO meatlike it freaks me out, but my family LOVES it. I look forward to trying the chorizo style 'sausages..
Wait.. there's more! Cutlets.. they sure look chickenlike from the packaging... I'll photograph the actual product and give my honest review... and the italian style sausages.. I am very much looking forward to tasting these!... along with the stuffers.. and I think I'll try to make a meatloaf out of the ground round to see how that works...
This had to be the STRANGEST lasagna I've ever made.... it was a clean out the fridge meal on CRACK! Chickpeas that needed to be used up.. hummus, yes.. but not regular hummus.. roasted red pepper hummus with sesame seeds instead of tahini... veggies, tofu ricotta, lots of cauliflower that was turned into a soup with the hummus that topped the lasagna... and so on..

It was good and that's all that matters. I couldn't make it again if I tried... but it served my mother and I well for several meals..
100 calorie snack of the said hummus and low calorie pita..

I weighed in this morning... and on my scale, I have lost 5 lbs in the last month... so I am on track. Woohoo! The next weigh in will May 1st.. once a month is much better for my mindset. For those who don't know, my goal is to lose 1 lb a week.

17 comments:

  1. Lightlife tempeh is the best-it's the only kind I buy. I also love the Smokey Tempeh Strips. I can never get my homemade tempeh bacon to taste that good! I have never tried any of their other products, so I am very excited to hear your reviews.

    oh, and MMM hummus :]

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  2. lots of Lightlife goodies!!!

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  3. Look at all those goodies you get to try! SmartBacon and GimmeLean Sausage are so good it's crazy. I didn't know Lightlife had all those varieties of tempeh though, interesting!

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  4. Oh you're so lucky to get that box! I adore the bac'on tempeh strips too, and I like the gimme lean (haha, you're right-- it DOES taste scarily meat-y). I've never seen the tenders before-- I'm off to their website now to check that out!

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  5. Anonymous10:13 PM

    I can't wait to try tempeh bacon, I've just recently heard about it and it sounds really good.

    I know what you mean about veggie products that taste or feel too much like meat. I feel that way about Boca Burgers.

    Let us know what you think - it sounds fun to have all of those products to try!

    - Michelle

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  6. Lots of nice products to try out. Some of it does look very meaty!

    I think the hummus lasagna looks terrific.

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  7. Hi Melody:

    Just wondering - NO eggs in the faux chicken products photographed? Qorn, Boca, MornStar Farms all have whites in them & I'd really like to find a "breaded chicken product" that doesn't - otherwise I'll have to make my own :) !

    Thanks!

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  8. Lots of yummy goodies there Melody. I can't wait to see what you're going to make with them.

    Hope you're having fun with the new job!

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  9. yes i'm cureious to know what you thin kof the chicken strips.

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  10. The Gimmie Lean is my fave!! But I've never seen the Chorizo style franks. I've gotta find some of those! I also love the faux deli slices. I'm kind of a faux meat-aholic.

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  11. Don't ya just love those clean-out-the-fridge kitchen experiments? They are often wayyy tastier than recipes too :)

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  12. Congrats on the weight loss! Your STRANGEST lasagna looks divine. I love, what people come up with when there's the need to clean out the fridge.

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  13. Congrats on your weight loss! And I am soooo jealous of your Lightlife products! Can't wait to see how you use them...

    Courtney

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  14. more stuff...damn! I would love to find a box of tempeh on my front door!

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  15. Congrats on the weight loss!!

    And lucky you, getting all those lightlife products!! I am the same way about some things that are too "meaty"... grosses me out.

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