I was really excited to see Ellen DeGeneris and Portia deRossi talking about their vegan diets on yesterday’s episode of Rachael Ray. Although Ellen was skyped into the segment, Portia was there in the flesh looking radiant and healthy! Ellen and Portia’s chef, Roberto Martin, was also on the show promoting his new cookbook called “Vegan Cooking For Carnivores.” Since my teenage sons are carnivorous, I anticipated that this would be a great cookbook for me to buy. After the show, I darted out of the house to Barnes and Noble and, I must say, I am glad I did. The book is beautiful and provides many recipes which appear to be easy to follow. The photos in the book are gorgeous!!!
In any event, watching Chef Martin prepare stuffed mushrooms using Field Roast Grain Meat Sausages reminded me of the very simple meals which I often prepare for my family using Field Roast Sausages. At the outset, let me make it clear that I am not a big fan of fake meat products; however, the Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage Sausages are really, really tasty and easy to prepare. Sometimes, it is just necessary to throw together something quick. Here are two simple meals using the Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage Sausages: a simple stir- fry which I eat by itself or over a bed of brown rice and a delicious hero I make for my sons and husband using the stir-fry, tomato sauce and Daiya cheese.
SIMPLE STIR-FRY WITH FIELD ROAST SMOKED APPLE SAGE SAUSAGES
1 large onion sliced into wedges
Sliced red, green and yellow peppers (I use pre-sliced to make things easier)
One package of Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage Sausages (4 sausages to a package); slice sausages into discs
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Spray large skillet or wok with olive oil and then add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the skillet. Heat up the oil and the skillet over medium/medium high heat. Add the sliced sausages, peppers and onions to the skillet, mixing everything together to coat with oil. Saute and keep mixing for a few minutes until thoroughly heated. Add a little bit of water to the pan while sauteeing, if necessary, to prevent stir-fry ingredients from sticking. That’s it!!! Eat the stir-fry by itself or over brown rice or pasta.
SAUSAGES, PEPPERS AND ONIONS ON CIABATTA HERO
Use the stir-fry from above recipe
Daiya Shredded Mozarella Cheese
Any vegan tomato sauce of your choice
Put the stir-fry on a Ciabatta Hero. Then add tomato sauce and sprinkle with the Daiya shredded mozzarella cheese. Place in the oven until the cheese melts. Voila!!!