Monday, July 30, 2007

tastes like chicken

here's a great dish introduced to me by my friend nicole about a month ago.

goat cheese cranberry quorn goodness (by nicole)
place cutlet on a pre-heated cookie sheet and bake for 18 minutes at 425°

i vary this recipe slightly by skipping the baking step and instead microwaving the cutlet on high for 2 minutes. although the quorn packaging warns that microwaving is not recommended, i'm convinced that if they truly meant that they wouldn't have gone so far as to provide microwave heating instructions on the box. besides which, i could stand to cut down on some of the B12 content in that goat cheese.

i paired the cutlet with a gorgonzola and walnut salad. i prepared this by purchasing a premade gorgonzola & walnut salad from trader joe's, removing the lid, and dumping it on my plate. i did however substitute annie's natural low fat gingerly vinaigrette for the balsamic provided since i simply don't understand the concept of a salad dressing with more than 10 grams of fat. pre-made salads like this are really fantastic as they eliminate all the pesky busy work like removing leaves of lettuce from the head and washing them. the time i save frees up the rest of my evening to concentrate on my more serious gastronomical masterworks. i was concerned for a brief moment that there only appeared to be one tomato in the salad when the packaging clearly advertised "gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, and grape tomatoes on salad greens," but thankfully i found the second tomato hiding in there as well.


Anonymous said...

That sounds delicious, but I'm concerned about the level of work involved in finding a Trader Joe's. I plan on substituting Shop*Rite--I'll let you know how it goes!


whatevah said...

WOW! this is the most brilliant blog I've ever read! I can't wait to wake up tomorrow and try your breakfast for the busy gal. I'm a busy gal too! Also, I recommend a healthy choice microwavable cutlet from your local organic cvs. Works wonders and says microwaveable right on the box!

Jill said...


debbie, you win. you absolutely totally win.

Anonymous said...

wow. so what does this chik'n taste like? anything like chicken?