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QUORN.......Say what? 
Jun. 13, 2012 2:53 pm 
Updated: Jun. 24, 2012 8:42 pm
I have been attending cooking demonstrations at the local organic grocery store.  I was given a few coupons for free agave syrup and something called Quorn.  I went to the frozen food section and found a case full of "fake chicken cutlets".  Priced at $6.99  for two cutlets Gotta tell ya, if I did not have the coupon, I never would have done the deed.  I chose the cutlet stuffed with goat cheese and cranberries.  Tonight I cooked up a cutlet, if you can call it cooking.  Placed it on a pre-heated cookie sheet and baked for 20 min. at 425 degrees.  IT WAS OUTSTANDING, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.  Under 300 calories, no soy products (yes there is wheat in there) and delish.  Crispy crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside, flavor excellence.  Certainly not economical for a crowd, but if you are short on time and energy and looking to try some vegetarian foods, try it out.  I am told the chicken tenders are the bomb.  Never to old to learn sumthin' new.
Jun. 13, 2012 3:02 pm
I would need a $6.99 Coupon.
Jun. 13, 2012 4:48 pm
I don't have time to read the blog right now but so want to. I loved what you had to say on your last one! I'll be back :)
Jun. 13, 2012 5:24 pm
I'm glad that you liked it, but I don't think I could eat something that I don't know exactly what is in it. Maybe I'll try it someday. Very unlikely, but I might.
Jun. 13, 2012 5:27 pm
Also, if people obsess over how real the fake chicken tastes, why not eat real chicken? It's a valid question...
Jun. 13, 2012 5:42 pm
Agave syrup-what to do with it? I have some and bought because of a coupon. Fake chicken-I am curious-what other ingredients are in fake chicken?
Jun. 13, 2012 6:15 pm
I actually saw Agave syrup at walmart about 6 months ago, and I bought a bottle, just to try it, I really did not care for it.
Jun. 13, 2012 7:31 pm
KingSparta, not many people like agave syrup and truthfully, I don't blame them.
Jun. 14, 2012 4:44 am
Good morning, covergirl! I will pay the higher price for wholesome food with the intention of creating something like or similar to the item I bought. ... I haven't found any organic stores in our area. We have a few supermarkets that have organic displays but they are only a small spot that is over-priced.
Jun. 14, 2012 4:47 am
CG... I think I want to try that! I may have to attend a class to get that coupon though!
Jun. 14, 2012 5:20 am
They certainly have been coming out with more & more varied vegetarian options. The frozen veggie burgers of days gone by don't compare to our choices today. As for Agave, I still have to try it. It seems to be a staple of a lot of "clean" recipes.
Jun. 14, 2012 8:01 am
The ingredients are listed on the package, it is mainly mushrooms. I see the point of why get something that tastes like chicken when you can get chicken. In this case, it was just to branch out and try something new (for free), but there are many people who won't eat flesh that are very happy to eat these products. Truthfully, it was probably one of the best "chicken" cutlets I ever ate so I guess if I buy it again it will be BECAUSE IT TASTES GOOD AND I LIKE IT.
Jun. 14, 2012 12:03 pm
Good information, Thanks. I recently read an article by a dietician who did a comparison of the varied vegan and vegetarian products and quron was one she liked quite a bit, but cautioned it is not for those with wheat sensitivity. I'm not sensitive so I think I will try it on your advice.
Jun. 14, 2012 4:49 pm
Big Shots, please log in to this blog if you can find it in the future or write a new one when you try the Quorn products. I am very interested to hear what someone else thinks. I did note in my blog that it contained wheat as I know some of us are sensitive to that or can't tolerate it. I for one will buy this product again and have it on hand for a quick supper on a night I have not planned a meal and am short on time or have an impromptu guest. I think it is good enough for company.,
Jun. 14, 2012 7:13 pm
I use agave as a sweetener in place of honey. My family likes the taste.
Jun. 15, 2012 2:03 pm
CG, what's the name of the company that makes those cutlets? I'd like to see if I can find them here in Florida. Btw, Quorn is very popular in England but I was too scared to try it. LOL :o)
Jun. 16, 2012 3:58 pm
cheepchick It is Quorn Foods, Inc. Westport CT quorn.com
Jun. 16, 2012 7:37 pm
Covergirl, I buy the Quorn crumbles all the time. It is a replacement for ground beef. I cannot tell the difference! Great substitute. Lower in calories, fat, and cholesterol. i use it in spaghetti and casseroles where one would need browned ground beef. I highly recommend it!
Jun. 17, 2012 7:42 am
Paula thanks for the tip, I will try them. Cheepchick I live in FL also and get them at Whole Foods.
Jun. 24, 2012 8:42 pm
Thanks sweetie, I'll check it out. I don't have a Whole Foods near me but maybe Fresh Market has them. :o)
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