Trying faux meat

Today was a bit of a hectic day.  I know Tim has elsewhere expressed his consternation toward “faux meat.”  😉 But, we are, in fact, working through this issue separately, though we are co-blogging our experiences.  So, I gave the stuff a try today.

For one thing, I was a bit intrigued.  For another thing, I thought it might be easy to try faux meat with my kids one day since it at least looks like food that they are accustomed to rather than reducing meat altogether.  As to that, we may see …

My faux meat experience was in the form of a Boca Chik’n Patty.  I suppose this is a bit of what the American diet is about.  We have been raised on fast and easy.  And, this certainly was on a bit of a hectic day.  Our oldest is in ballet camp and my wife is in midst of rearranging the house while I’m working (no summer off for me – my wife works as a school librarian).  On top of that I think the two year old is teething.

My impression was this – it wasn’t so bad, but certainly not the kind of thing you could live on.  Also, it is the kind of thing that is fine on a bun, but taken on its own I don’t imagine it would have been quite as palatable.  No wonder most of the faux meat offerings are burger shaped.  I realize that’s not quite a stellar review, but I realize not every meal is going to be ideal.

I’ll probably make use of the patties again if in a pinch, but I don’t think I could make a habit of it.  My next project is going to be trying to work my way through some recipes in The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen.  I actually bought the book a while back, but it lead to a fairly frustrating experience that I do not wish to detail.  But, I wanted to pick it up and give it another shot.  There are some really tasty looking pictures in there at least.  I’ll let you know if any of those work out.