Another Monday so another Meatless post, where I try and convince you to go meatless one day a week. I’m meatless 24/7/365 but hey I do what I can to help others try a meat-free lifestyle. Today I wanted to talk about roasts. Holidays are a time where people try new things and try and perhaps cater to the ‘token’ vegetarian or vegan at family gatherings. One thing we tried last year was the Field Roast lentil quarter loaf. We’ popped into Whole Foods for the Field Roast apple and sage sausage (awesome btw) and found they were out of stock so we picked up a lentil loaf instead on a whim
The ingredients for a processed product are pretty good, clean and wholesome ingredients! The loaf is a refrigerated product and precooked, you can eat as is, or warm it up for a hot dish. $ servings in the package, 31g of protein per serving!!!! But we’re vegan, where DO we get our protein 😉 Low fat at just 3g per serving and 230 calories.
The loaf itself is pretty dense, slices well and stays together very well unlike your typical lentil or nut loaf. Perhaps the wheat gluten doing it’s job? It is rather bland looking though…
We had it cold in sandwiches, wraps and salads and I tried heating it with a little oil but honestly it goes dry very quickly under heat so my preference would be cold.
The texture is ok, similar to most mock meats or meatloaf type dishes. For me though the dryness was hard to get over, it always needed some kind of dressing or sauce on it. We tried it, we weren’t too impressed. Sticking to the sausages in future 😉