I do not love fake meats. Most do not taste very good and have far too many processed ingredients in them. I have found that I like most Gardein products. They do not have a weird, processed after-taste and their ingredients are pretty nutritious.

I have been loving the beefless tips lately and have been eating this meal about once per week.

gardein I found some beautiful asparagus at the farmer’s market last week, and sautéed them lightly in olive oil green onion. I only had them over heat for about ten minutes to maintain their crunchiness and nutrients. I sprinkled sea salt and added lemon zest on top before serving.

asparagus As another side, I sliced up two yams and lightly drizzled grapeseed oil on top. I sprinkled cinnamon, chili powder and cumin, mixed it all together and popped them in the oven at 375 degrees to bake for about 25 minutes.

The beefless tips already have a nice seasoning on them, so I just warm them through in a non-stick pan.

I made a quick sauce by whisking together vegan worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, tamari and grapeseed oil.

marinade I served up the yams, asparagus and beefless tips and topped it all off with the sauce.

relish This meal is comforting, filling, hearty and pairs wonderfully with a rich Syrah. It’s a great meal if you are craving a steak house type of meal, with no harm involved.