Garden Protein International Inc.

Garden Protein International Inc.

December 14, 2009 12:00 ET

gardein™ Introduces New Meat-Free Recipes Perfect for Holiday Meals

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2009) - The holidays are traditionally a time to celebrate with family and friends and what better way to do so do than with delicious foods that taste good and are good for you?

The makers of gardein™—a line of great tasting high-protein, low-fat, plant-based foods—and Los Angeles-based Celebrity Chef Tal Ronnen have created two new holiday recipes that are well-suited for people looking to eat healthier and add more veggies to their menus this holiday season.

gardein™ pot pie is a tasty and hearty take on a traditional winter favorite. It is also the perfect 'comfort food' for a cold winter night. This recipe uses gardein chick'n scallopini (frozen) or gardein chick'n filets (fresh), instead of chicken. This vegan-friendly dish includes sautéed gardein, puff pastry, onions, carrots, peas, thyme and sage and then baked.

On Friday, December 11, this recipe was featured on "The Ellen Degeneres Show." On the show, Ellen's personal chef Roberto Martin made a vegan pot pie recipe featuring gardein chick'n scallopini. Ellen Degeneres said, "gardein is the greatest product that came along." To view the segment online, http://ellen.warnerbros.com/videos/?mediaKey=b56f09e0-1a8a-4184-abdd-2a9eb41486fc&isShareURL=true.

holiday stuffed gardein™ scallopini is a delicious meat-free main course that is sure to be a new classic. It features gardein chick'n scallopini to provide a tasty protein source. Two gardein scaloppinis are joined together and then stuffed with sautéed onions, celery, wild mushrooms, French bread and seasoned with sage, thyme and rosemary. The stuffed chick'n is then breaded and baked in the oven.

Both recipes may be downloaded at www.gardein.com/holiday.php.

About gardein

gardein™ (garden + protein) is a line of tasty plant-based foods with a meaty texture. It is made from a blend of soy, wheat and pea proteins, vegetables and grains. gardein is high in protein and easy to digest; the majority of gardein products provide a good source of fiber too. gardein is free of cholesterol, and trans fats. gardein products contain no animal or dairy ingredients and the majority of products are also low fat. Today, gardein foods are available in the fresh and frozen sections of 5,000 grocery stores across the United States and the fresh sections of grocery stores in Canada. For more information, visit www.gardein.com.

Editor's Note: gardein samples available upon request.

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