Garden Protein International Inc.

Garden Protein International Inc.

February 10, 2010 11:30 ET

gardein™ Shares its "Love at First Bite" Valentine's Day Dinner, Created by Executive Chef J. Scot Jones of VegiTerranean Restaurant

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2010) - Valentine's Day signifies love and what better way to celebrate with loved ones than with food? gardein(TM), the maker of healthy and great-tasting plant-based foods, has joined with Partner and Executive Chef J. Scot Jones of VegiTerranean restaurant in Akron, Ohio, to provide home cooks with a very special Valentine's Day dinner that is sure to delight the ones you love.

The "Love at First Bite" menu features delicious heart-filled foods that are free of any animal or dairy ingredients, including:

  • Artichoke and tomato bisque
  • Hot Italian banana peppers stuffed with fresh herb risotto and soy mozzarella with fresh basil lime sauce

Complete recipes for "Love at First Bite" are available for download at

VegiTerranean is Ohio's first upscale vegan restaurant that is owned by Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. It serves vegan fare with an Italian flare. To learn more,

About Chef J. Scot Jones

A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Chef J. Scot Jones specializes in regional Italian cuisine with French influence and has more than 20 years of culinary experience. Today, he serves as Partner and Executive Chef of VegiTerranean in Akron—Ohio's first upscale vegan restaurant with Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders. Chef Jones has also cooked for members of the National Football League (NFL) and served on the boards of Chairedible and Meals on Wheels. He holds a degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management from The University of Akron.

About gardein(TM)

gardein(TM) (garden + protein) is a line of tasty plant-based foods with a meaty texture. gardein offers all the health benefits of eating less animal-based protein without sacrificing the texture and taste that many people crave. gardein is a plant-based protein made from soy, wheat and pea proteins, vegetables and grains. gardein is free of cholesterol, trans fats and saturated fats, and the majority of gardein products provide a good source of fiber and are low in fat. Today, gardein is available in the fresh and frozen sections of 8,500 grocery stores across the United States and the fresh sections of grocery stores in Canada. For more information, visit

Editor's Note: food photos and recipes available upon request.

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