The Beet Veggie Burger – frankly, I’ve never been much of a fan of veggie burgers. I’m a meat and potato girl. But I do like pure, fresh food, and this was part of the MealKu-Mark Bittman #VB6 week, so I accepted it with open arms.
I was surprised that the burger had a lot more of other veggies mixed in than I anticipated. Once again, because the meal had just been cooked (the MealKu advantage) it was fresh, and I could really taste the fresh ingredients. The salad that accompanies the burger was fantastic. It had a great dressing on it, and that makes all the difference.
Thursday was pasta with lentils and veggies. I’m not a huge pasta person, but it was good. Again, because it was fresh. The ratatouille though from Monday (and mentioned in Park 1 of the #VB6 post) was my favorite. Second to that though was this:
Lentil Salad. I was nervous about a whole lentil salad for lunch. What I did enjoy about it specifically was the other ingredients. Loved the chopped celery (a great crunch), the chopped red onions and red peppers, and especially the dill. The dill took me by surprise, and I noticed that my tastebuds are changing. I thought it added a ton of extra flavor to the salad. In all, I liked it. The MealKu portion the cook sent over was huge. I used the remainder of the lentil salad that night as a side to my entree (which did happen to be a steak — what? it was after 6pm! This was Vegan BEFORE 6 week ya know.
What I did learn from last week’s experience is that Vegan before 6 is a smart strategy, and actually in line with what I’ve been doing for lunch most of the time anyways. I just never called it vegan. I had heard of MealKu before, but never used it. I would hands down recommend it to anyone who’s too busy to cook or not in the mood to cook. It’s the easiest thing, and you get a home cooked meal. And it’s not just for vegan food, it’s all types of food. Someone in my office even ordered Oxtail. Now how about that!?