The meatless revolution is coming and we are here for it! If you are vegan, vegetarian, thinking about introducing meatless meals, or always on the look out for great new recipes, the explosion of amazing meatless recipes and ingredients means even the most dedicated carnivore won’t be able to resist them.
We are embracing the meatless movement and have been trying out a new range of mixes put together in Auckland at Heavensent Gourmet.
Each pack retails for $6.95 and you can use it as a healthy meat replacement for 4-6 people. You just rehydrate them and use them as you would meat. So simple!
Here are 3 of our fave meatless recipes.
Meatless super vege burger patties
Add a cup of grated beetroot (or something like broccoli, spinach or zucchini), 1/2 tsp of salt and mix with 1 cup of HEAVENSENT Meatless™ Burger Mix. 3. Stir into the dry mix, and leave to sit for 20mins per the recipe. Add up to 1/3 cup of boiling water if needed to enable you to make a soft patty mix able to be put spooned into the pan and flattened.Cook per the instructions on the pack. Serve with your favourite burger ingredients or as a rissole.
Meatless Mince Curry
Put 1 tablespoon of oil or combination of oil and butter in a pot, and 1 tablespoon of your favourite curry powder and saute on a low heat until the aroma starts to rise (10 seconds of so). Add a cup of the HEAVENSENT Meatless™ Mince Mix, stir in and saute in the spiced oil on low for a minute or so.
Add three cups of water and bring to a boil. Add up to 2 cups of diced mixed vegetables such as kumara or pumpkin, cauli, cabbage, carrots, peas, spinach, kale. Put lid on and simmer for at least 30 minutes, adding more water if needed for desired consistency. Season to taste, and serve as you would a curry.
Meatless Kofta with a vege twist
Take 1 cup of the HEAVENSENT Meatless™ Kofta Mix and add 1 cup of grated cabbage or cauliflower. Add ½ tsp of salt, stir and leave to sit for 20mins. Put a drizzle of olive oil in the pan then drop heaped teaspoons full on mix into the pan. Shape into a patty shape 1cm thick.
Cook 4-6 minutes on medium to low heat on both sides until golden. Serve on wraps, or with a salad or, as in the image above, replacing meatballs in your favourite meatball recipe.
Written by Sophie Aaron
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