I saw this new frozen vegan faux meat product at Whole Foods and thought, "sure, the last thing we need is another faux meat" but bought it just the same. Hey I have to know what things taste like before recommending them, right?
This stuff ROCKS. It ranks top 5 (along with May Wah's edibles) for Best Vegan Meat Experience Ever. The soy-wheat protein blend cooks up into chewy, satisfying, non-uniform "cutlets" (more like small, irregular chunks). It's not organic but it is made with non-GMO soy. The sauce is absolutely delectable. The ingredients state that the sauce is just maltose (a sugar), plum juice, and vinegar, but the spices added to the product as a whole end up in the sauce, which is a wonderful combination of sweet, tangy, earthy, and spicy-hot.
I just microwaved it as directed; it was perfect "as is." But this is a fantastic meal starter, perfect for stir fries (I envision snow peas, broccoli, pineapple, carrots, and bell peppers with it); on skewers with grilled onions and bell peppers; chopped and tossed cold with edemame and soba noodles... the possibilities are deliciously endless.
One serving (1/4 of the box -- watch out; it's easy to overdo!) contains 210 calories, 12 grams of protein, 8 grams of fat, 530 mg sodium, 3 grams fiber, and 6 grams sugar.
Brand: Vegetarian Plus
Web Site: vegeusa.com
Item: Vegan Citrus Sparerib Cutlets in Plum Vinegar Sauce
Vegetarian Plus sells other faux meat products as well, some (but not all) of which are vegan.