Sometimes I need food really fast (but not fast food). Today I was famished after grocery shopping, so I headed home and popped some of these Gardein strips into the toaster oven. I first heard about these strips in The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen. These are pretty new at the co-op and so far I've only moderately enjoyed their products. I thought the buffalo style nuggets were weird and the sauce was like overly spiced ketchup.
These strips are really tasty, though! While not organic, they do use non-GMO soy and I can recognize and pronounce every single ingredient listed on the package! These are great when you need some serious protein really quickly.
I served them with homemade ketchup and kale chips. If you haven't made kale chips before, then go get a bunch of kale right now and preheat your oven to about 450. Rip off the stem of the kale and lay it in a single layer on a baking sheet. Spray with olive oil and drizzle with tamari, Bragg's or umeboshi plum vinegar. Or sprinkle with salt. Then bake for about 6-10 minutes or until the kale is crispy. Then sit yourself down and eat an entire bunch of kale. This is so quick and so easy. I think even kale-haters would love these chips.