Garden Protein International Inc.

Garden Protein International Inc.

November 09, 2009 10:00 ET

gardein™: Tasty Meat-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

Great Tasting 'Stuffed Veggie Turk'y' from gardein™ is Available for Thanksgiving Dinner at Select Whole Food Markets in the United States

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2009) -

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In preparation for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 26, there is a tasty, plant-based, high-protein food from gardein(TM) to adorn the center of dinner plates and accompany traditional favorites like stuffing and mashed potatoes.

Flavorful and fulfilling 'gardein stuff'd turk'y roast' is available now as individual servings in the deli section of select Whole Foods Markets across the United States. The turk'y is breaded with toasted crumbs and is a combination of vegetables and plant-based proteins including soy, wheat and pea. Each roast is stuffed with dried cranberries, seasonings and long grain white and wild rices.

gardein stuff'd turk'y roast may be cooked onsite at Whole Foods Markets or prepared at home.

The cooking instructions are simple. Bake the turk'y from a frozen state at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches a minimum of 165 degrees. To serve, dress with a vegan gravy or cranberry sauce.

For some additional ideas that are animal and dairy free, Celebrity Chef and New York Times best-selling author Tal Ronnen has created an appetizing and fulfilling Thanksgiving dinner menu that includes:

Main course:

- Sage and Pumpkin Seed Encrusted gardein(TM) with Cranberry Cabernet Sauce

Sides:

- Wild Mushroom Stuffing Cakes

- Green Beans with Fresh Cranberries

- Creamy Chive Mash Potatoes

- Sweet Potato Biscuits

Dessert:

- Apple Bavarian Torte

Complete Thanksgiving dinner recipes from Chef Tal are available for download on www.gardein.com/thanksgiving.php.

About gardein(TM)

gardein(TM) 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, trans fats and saturated fat. gardein products are vegan-friendly and the majority are low fat. Today, gardein foods are available in the fresh and frozen sections of 5,000 grocery stores across the United States. For more information, visit www.gardein.com.

Editor's Note: Product samples and additional recipes and photos available upon request.

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