Thank God for cupcakes!
Look what my wonderful and amazing husband brought home to me this afternoon: Babycakes cupcakes! They totally made my day!
Mal chose two really yummy cupcakes: German Chocolate and Banana Chocolate. Of course, I stole a bite of each before dinner. 😉
I tried something new for dinner tonight: gardein Bqq Pulled Shreds. A few weeks ago, the gardein folks sent me a few coupons to try some of their products.
So, what is gardein?
gardeinâ„¢ is a wholesome range of tasty plant-based foods with a meaty texture. it’s made from soy, wheat and pea proteins, vegetables and ancient grains (quinoa, amaranth, millet and kamut). gardeinâ„¢ is easy to digest and free of cholesterol, trans and saturated fats. the majority of gardeinâ„¢ foods are a good source of fiber and low fat too. gardeinâ„¢ is also animal and dairy free.
The ingredient list on the package was long, but nothing looked too scary, and I could pronounce all of the words.
Verdict: I was pleasantly surprised! 😀
I’m always wary of meat substitutes. Usually, they’re a complete disaster– weird textures, fake-tasting flavors, and hard-to-pronounce ingredients. But, this was not the case for the gardein Bbq Pulled Shreds. They were surprisingly close to the real thing. The shreds were tender and chewy, the smell was bold and authentic, and the bbq sauce was the perfect balance of sweet and spicy.
The Bbq Pulled Shreds even looked like the real thing!
If I hadn’t known already, I would have thought it was a real bbq pulled pork sandwich. I’m a big fan of this product. Mal loved it, too!
For dessert, Mal and I plowed through the Babycake cupcakes. They had no chance! 😉
For accountability’s sake, I ate a small bowl of Uncle Sam’s cereal with walnuts and raisins before dinner.
I was supposed to go out with friends for drinks tonight, but I decided to stay home and be a bum. Mentally, I am just spent. 🙁 Hopefully, an easy night at home will recharge me. I have a busy weekend ahead!
Happy weekend, all! 😀