Vegans rejoice! My friends in this plant-based posse that is veganism have recently been inundated with meat-like offerings; sausages in disguises, bean-based ground chuck- more and more processed foods keep making their way into the mainstream, but the question is- is that what you actually want? Most vegans I know don’t want to replicate meat, they don’t miss the stringy texture or the juicy greasy runoff from a burger. Enter Sorry I’ve Got Plants, a new meal kit delivery that puts plants in the spotlight.
The kits are similar to other kit delivery company’s service, you choose from a few options like Thai Red Curry Soup, Chickpea Shawarma Bowl, or Mushroom Ziti. Sorry I’ve Got Plants kits start at about $10/plate and are ready in under 20 minutes. Ingredients come pre-measured, and while there’s some minimal prep to do, it’s nice to feel invested in the process, even if chopping scallions makes you weepy. The doorstep delivery comes in a thermal tote that can be returned and reused, including the ice packs. The food is packaged minimally, so green goddesses can feel guilt-free about the garbage.
Every week is a new menu, and the hearty recipes come in biggie-sized portions that celebrate veggies, instead of hiding them. I’m not vegan, nor ever plan on being, but do love incorporating a few meals a week that don’t feature meat- I like to give animals a night off now and again, including giving my insides a chance to process that 6 oz filet from the night before. We all should be doing more ‘half-your-plate‘ eating, and kits like this make it easy to accomplish.
Some assembly required, the meal came together in a snap. Boil water, chop ingredients, and garnish. The only bit of mystery was the sauce, a stroganoff-style creamy base that magically brings it all together. The garnishes give it that restaurant feel with pretty-plating on point.
But how did it taste? Creamy, rich and filling! The recipe was spot on in terms of cooking times and temps and my crew of carnivores devoured it without asking, “where’s the beef”– Success!
Get the latest menu and find out about grocery and pantry add-ons here.
All photos by Libby Roach.