Friday, March 31, 2006

Boca Spicy Chik'n Sandwich

Today's lunchbox is pretty much full of vegan junk-food, but hey it's Friday. To start off, I've got a Boca Spicy Chik'n Pattie on a bun with a couple of pickles and then some Vegenaise in the little blue dressing container. I took the top bun off of the sandwich so you could see the Chik'n Pattie and I put the Vegenaise in the separate container so that my bun wouldn't get all soggy. These Boca Chik'n Patties are extremely good. I probably go through a box or two a week because I have them for quick dinners quite often. They are also nice because they are plainly labeled right on the box, VEGAN. I wish everybody did that. Do be careful though when buying Boca products because a lot of them, even some of their fake chicken patties are NOT VEGAN. But it looks like, on their website, that they are making them all vegan now. It seems like the stores around here have a mix of the new ones, which are vegan, mixed in with some older stock which, if you read the label, are NOT VEGAN. You really have to read the labels on these things.

I didn't want to pack fries or chips again so I decided to go with onion rings. Those are just some cheap Kroger brand frozen onion rings that I tossed into the toaster oven. Again, I read the ingredients carefully, comparing the one or two unknown things to my "vegan no-no" list, and they were fine. I feel bad that some people are allergic to some types of food, but those bold comments at the bottom of an ingredient list where it says contains: wheat and tells you right off the bat if there are eggs or dairy in the product come in awful handy. Anyway, there were no animal products in these onion rings (I have seen several other brands which do contain dairy, but these did not) and they are quite tasty.

I had just a little bit of broccoli slaw left over from where I made it the other day. I went ahead and put that in today's lunch just to get rid of it. Well, it kinda' goes with a "chicken" sandwich anyway.

For dessert, I cooked some brownies from a recipe that I found over at the PPK. They were a little bit of work, but worth it I guess, if you like brownies. They might be a little bit more "cakey" than I would like, but really, is there such a thing as a bad brownie? I think not.

Well, I guess that does it for my second week of posting. As usual, it was fun and I look forward to doing it all again next week. I have been throwing some ideas around in my head for some special stuff that I might do this weekend for the blog. Who knows. There may be some extra stuff on here when you check back in on Monday. I guess it depends on how motivated I am this weekend, and how long it takes me to get the yard into some kind of decent shape. The weather is beautiful here in Tennessee right now. I hope it's nice where you are. Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday! (if not before)


Anonymous said...

Love your blog! This lunch made me so hungry for a spicy Boca pattie that I went out to the store immediately to go get some....but they were the older version (NON vegan!) I was so bummed, I even searched through their entire stock of them, hoping to find a misplaced vegan box. I guess I will have to put my spicy pattie desire on hold for now until I can track the new ones down.

Dilip said...

Thanks for publishing your daily blog! It's good to know that Kroger offers vegan onion rings. I occasionally buy onion rings from Whole Foods. I'm forgetting the name of the brand, but the product is called something like "Onion Rings and Strings".