So, do you remember how I loved “Chicken Nugget Wednesday” as a kid? Well, every year, there would come the one day when we'd have fish sticks instead of chicken nuggets...
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That day was Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, a day of fasting and no meat (the Catholic Church not considering fish to be “meat” never made sense to me, but oh well). I was always so bummed about not getting to have chicken nuggets, and I really didn't like the taste of fish. Needless to say, eating fish has never been something I've missed as a vegan.
I have, however, heard good things about the Gardein fishless filets, so I figured this would be the perfect time to try them. I baked the “fish” and the fries in the oven for 10 minutes at 425°F, flipping them midway through, and serving them with carrot slices and grape tomatoes.
They had a definite fish-like taste and texture to them, but they were much more enjoyable than the fish sticks of my childhood. While they weren't my absolute favorite thing from Gardein (that's still the Mandarian orange crispy chick'n), they were really good, and I'll probably get them again.
In other MoFo news, I've been so excited to see people blogging about Polish foods! I have a couple planned for this month, but here are the ones I've seen so far by other bloggers: A Spin on Vegan Kapusta and Pierogies - Vegan and Gluten-free. (Let me know if I've missed any; I would love to check them out!)
Tomorrow will be another Veganlist post, so stayed tuned for that!
Here's a pic of (blurry) Leela and (distant) Buttons from a month ago; this was taken at night during their routine of hanging out in the hallway during thunderstorms; it's where they seem to feel safest.