Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Quorn & Campbell's

First I want to just say how amazing my father is. A few weeks ago, I had one of the worst days at work that I've had in a long time. Just "one of those days". I was so glad when it hit quitting time. All I wanted to do was come home. I stopped to check my mail and there was a puffy envelope in the box from my dad. Hmmm....what could this be? Maybe another CD of my brother's band? A game? A cool program he'd found? Lo and behold! He sent me DVD copies of

Bryan Adams Live at Slane Castle & Bryan Adams Live at Budokan

along with a note saying "Thought you might like to have these." AWESOME! I heart my dad! XO


Onto food.

Years ago, there used to be little recipe cards at the grocery stores put out by Campbell's Soup. A lot of the recipes involved meat, but I was a meat eater then, so it wasn't an issue. I tried quite a few of these recipes and found them to be quite tasty, quick and easy. Somewhere along the line I also acquired a few Campbell's soup recipe booklets. I've been able to adapt a lot of them to vegetarian very easily and this one is a dish I really like. I used Quorn Naked Cutlets and Imagine No-Chicken Broth in place of chicken and chicken broth.


Heat 1 tbsp. vegetable oil at medium-high in a large skillet.

Add 4 Quorn Naked Cutlets and cook until browned on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside.

Stir in 1 1/4 cups
Imgaine No-Chicken Broth or vegetable broth of your choice, 3/4 cup orange juice and 1 medium onion, chopped. Heat to boil.

Stir in 1 cup uncooked long grain rice, 1 1/2 cups fresh (cut up) green beans and 1 tsp. grated orange peel.

Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook about 10 minutes.

Return Quorn cutlets to skillet. Simmer covered until rice has absorbed most of the liquid - about another 10 minutes. Remove Quorn and keep warm.

Stir 3 tbsp. chopped parsley into the rice mixture. I then put some rice on a plate and nestle a Quorn piece into it.

Voila! Dinner is served in 30 minutes. And it's quite tasty.


Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

I've tried those Quorn cutlets and they ARE pretty good. It would be better to try it IN a dish like you did instead of straight up. Good idea!


lacochran said...

Thanks for sharing. The pictures are most helpful and enticing! Must try this!! :)

Harmonia said...

Hi! Great pics! YOU know how I LOVE Bryan Adams! That is very cool!!!

Anonymous said...

Bryan!!!! YAY! Your dad is awesome to send you those. I love Bryan Adams, and that would be quite a great package to get in the mail!! I KNOW you will enjoy them!

Dinner looks great too! Hey, isn't Bryan Adams vegan? You need to make him a vegan dinner!!

Anonymous said...

My mom always used to make those recipes from Campbell's soup...and got those 'brand name' recipe cookbooks. Just looking at that reminds me of childhood!

Bryan Adams is a secret love of mine. If he were vegan, it would be even better!

R2K said...

Why arnt you on tv?

Carrie™ said...
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Carrie™ said...

I wrote a post that was full of mistakes, so I'm giving it another go.

Crystal, I've had great success using Quorn cutlets in recipes that call for chicken breasts. I also like the Quorn chunks that come in a bag. Great for stir-fries, pad thai, etc.

Locohran, thanks for the comment. I'll have to pop over to your blog and see what's going on with you.

Harmonia, got your e-mail. Hope all is OK girl! Keep in touch.

Candi, yes Bryan is vegan and yes I SHOULD make him a vegan dinner. What could be for dessert? hehehe (naughty, naughty)

Nikki, my crush on BA is no secret. Even Jim knows about it. Bryan and I go waaaay back. First saw him in concert when he was an opening act for some crappy Canadian band. I think it was 1981. I've seen him many times since, so we have history.

Alex, good question?! Rachel Ray would be shaking in her boots. As a break in the cooking show, I could have you as a guest host doing bathroom highlights. We'd kick ass!
Let me know if you wake up to no smiley face. Fate. I'm tellin you, you can't change it.

funwithyourfood said...

wow it looks SO much like chicken. It's scarey