Have you ever tried anything made by Seattle-based company Field Roast? If not, let me put in a word for them. A very good word. Field Roast makes what they call “grain meats” which are vegetarian/vegan meats using grains. They are….delicious.
I had the pleasure of touring the company a few years back and was so impressed! First off, the place just smells AH-MAZING when you walk in – sort of like the holidays, or something yummy baking away. They also work in small batches and use real ingredients! Wherever possible, they source their ingredients locally, too.
In the photo above, a Field Roast employee lovingly packs up my favorite Field Roast item – their Celebration Roast! Here’s a description, to get your mouth watering this morning:
Roast grain meat, fresh cut butternut squash, mushrooms and granny smith apples seasoned with a blend of rosemary, thyme and sage. We then surround the stuffing with our most luxuriant grain meat seasoned with rubbed sage, garlic and lemon juice.
This would be suitable to serve your vegan pals in lieu of turkey at the holidays! It’s so full of flavor and tastes exactly like what you want to eat around the holidays. YUM!
The folks at Field Roast sent me some coupons recently to try their newest product:
Yes, that’d be vegetarian frankfurters, folks! At first I was thinking, really? I honestly wasn’t so sure about this. But I also know I’ve adored everything I’ve ever tried from Field Roast.
The instructions say you can snip them apart and either boil them with the casing on or remove the casing and pan fry/grill them. I opted for the boiling method.
If you’re wondering about what on earth ingredients you’d use to make a vegan frankfurter, I thought I’d fill you in:
Pretty much grains, oil, and seasoning! Nothing weird! Oh, and lest you think vegans don’t get enough protein? Check out that nutrition label – one serving provides a whopping 21 grams of protein! It also provides you with 4 grams of fiber…try getting that in your regular frankfurter! You’ll also see these are low in fat and saturated fat, too and have 0 grams of cholesterol. I think these make a great alternative to regular old hot dogs!
Here’s how I enjoyed mine at lunch yesterday:
I served mine with a couple heirloom cukes from my garden as well as a jar of homemade ambrosia. Let me tell you, I LOVED the Field Roast frankfurter! It has the consistency that reminds you of meat and the flavors that remind you of summer.
I am looking forward to enjoying another one for lunch today!
Wondering where you can try Field Roast products? They sell an extensive line at Whole Foods Market (which was the ONLY place I found the frankfurters in my area), but I’ve also seen products at Marlene’s, QFC, Safeway, and Fred Meyer. Look for them in the section that sells vegetarian meats. To learn more about Field Roast, please visit them online.
Enter the Giveaway
SEVEN lucky Coupon Project readers will each win a coupon good for a FREE pack of Field Roast Frankfurters (value approx $7). Before you enter this contest you should note: the coupon is good through Dec 31, 2012 and the only place I was able to find this product in my area was Whole Foods Market. If you have a Whole Foods near you or one you can get to by the end of the year, you should be golden.
To enter, simply leave a single comment on this post telling me why you’d like to try this product. I’m also curious to know if you’ve ever heard of Field Roast or tried any of their products before?
Winners will be randomly selected this Friday, September 21st at 12pm and notified by email.