Saw someone post about the vegan company, 'Field Roast.' Has anyone ever tried any of their products? My mother and I recently went vegetarian and questions about things like Thanksgiving have been coming up among others. I'm thinking ordering something like this could work for us. I noticed they have a celebration roast. I believe they are made with grains. Mock meats make me nervous and I'm wondering if this is any different? Thanks :)
Field Roast make some excellent products - we really like them. Unlike a lot of other "mock meat" products, they really aren't trying to taste like meat, I don't think, which appeals to me. They are made with grain rather than soy, so if you are worried about getting too much soy in your diet, they are a good choice (but if you're needing to be gluten-free, not so much). We have their regular Celebration Roasts once in awhile (my kids like to make sandwiches out of them too). They make a special roast around the holidays that's wrapped in a pastry crust that was REALLY yummy. And their "sausages" - so good!
which is basically a homeade version of the celebration roast. We use the field roast chorizos for tacos and I think they are really wonderful. There is no isolated soy protien like in other mock meats and they use really good quality ingredients. Also they are a cool company because they purposfully use the word grain meat and not "fake" meat.
I tried the italian field roast sausages, and was a little disappointed - they were just like really, REALLY seasoned. I love the fennel/italian seasonings flavor but it was pretty intense for me. Maybe if I had incorporated them into a sauce rather than grilling on its own I would have liked them better. Has anyone else tried other flavors that are a little milder? I'd give them another shot.
The Smoked Apple Sage is by far my favorite field roast sausage too. The Chorizo is pretty spicy but my husband loves them. I agree the Italian is extremely seasoned - we usually have them in something like spaghetti or lasagna, which works well.
Thanks for the feedback everyone! I'll definitely have to give it a try....looks like people love the smoked apple sausage. I'm drawn to the grain idea of it all. So great to have a place to come to since I'm brand new at all this. Claire, that's an impressive spread you made!