*This Contest is Closed*
The word “Epic” and “Legendary” are used a little too liberally these days. To paraphrase Louis CK – if you use words like “Amazing” to describe a basket of fried food – you’re setting yourself up for a pretty mediocre life. This is a bad habit I’m guilty of. I mean I’m like a shameless serial offender of painting the world “Amazing”. So one of my New Years Resolutions is stop being lazy with my language. I think this might be harder than reducing salt, sugar and caffeine in life. Days like today make it borderline impossible. See – Today is officially Good News Monday!*
Here’s a bit of good news that happened this weekend : A blogger in China helped rescue over 1,000 dogs who were on a truck in route to a slaughterhouse. In the animal rights movement we don’t get to hear happy stories everyday. It can make you feel helpless and overwhelmed a lot of the time. So this is a story I’m going to file away for bad days. There is always hope and our actions matter.
Here’s some good news that’s happening right now! We’re partnering with Gardein this week for an epic contest! We’re going to be giving away 2 coupons for a Free Gardein Product of Your Choice! To win just leave a comment below telling us which 2 Gardein products you’re going to get and what you’re going to make with them. Then we’ll randomly choose ONE Comment from a Member and send that Member your coupons!
We’re choosing randomly so you can be yourself. In other words, we won’t judge if you’re stocking up on their burgers and plan to eat them all in one sitting. In fact, that actually sounds kinda impressive. Sorry folks you have to live in the United States to win. You also have to be a member so we can contact you later to send you your feast! If you’re not already a member, you can find the button to join in the right hand column. We’ll be choosing the winner on Friday January 27th.
In prime Betty Crocker fashion we’re including in this post the recipe for one of our favorite Gardein Products : Buffalo Wings! These little sliders are more than just tasty and easy. They’re the right amount of spicy and give you a great excuse to make a huge batch of vegan Ranch dressing. These little sliders are perfect for Super Bowl Sunday or can make a snowy Thursday night a little less chilly.
I hope you love these little buddies as much as we do and good luck with the contest! May the odds be ever in your favor!
Vegan Buffalo Slider with Ranch Dressing
(I feel a little weird calling this a recipe – it’s a bit more like an ingredient combo)
6 Whole Wheat Small Sandwich Rolls or Buns (sliced in half)
2 Bags Gardein Buffalo Chicken Wings (defrosted)
2 Large Celery Stalks (chopped)
1 Batch Vegan Ranch Dressing
Olive Oil Cooking Spray
Dash of Liquid Smoke
Spray your favorite cast iron skillet with a heavy coating of Olive Oil Cooking Spray and heat over a medium heat. Once your skillet is hot, toss in your Vegan Chicken pieces, but not the sauce yet. Cook your Vegan Chicken in your skillet until it’s golden brown on both sides. Then add the Buffalo Sauce from the Gardein package and some Liquid Smoke. Continue to cook your Vegan Chicken in the Buffalo Sauce until it reduces a little and the sauce is bubbling.
While your cooking your Vegan Chicken, make your Vegan Ranch Dressing using this recipe.
Now you’re ready to make your sliders! You can make them one at a time or bust them out assembly line style. Just put down some diced Celery, then top with Buffalo Chicken (getting a lot of sauce on there) and drizzle your Vegan Ranch Dressing over the top. Put the top on your slider and enjoy!
* And that’s Amazing!