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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

more tofu entrees

I tried Helen's Cheese Enchiladas with Tofu Steaks in Spicy Red Sauce. It was good for a frozen meal, but I never eat frozen, prepackaged food at home, and this is probably the third or fourth time in a year that I've eaten one at work.
It was delicious, but I kept thinking that I should have been eating the roasted beets-beet green-fresh dill-and-mixed grains salad I brought from home. That will be tomorrow's lunch...
The tofu had a really great, firm, almost dry texture. It was spicy enough, with a good corn taste on the tortillas and plenty of cheese. (Almost too much cheese, but is that a bad thing!?) I want to see more vegetarian entrees at the grocery store, so I'd like to see these in the Cincinnati area soon.
These are organic, GMO-free food, and the sodium levels are lower than most frozen entrees! I ate both, which was 300 calories but two servings. (Who's going to eat just one? If you can, more power to you, but I can't! I think the lure of these frozen meals is that they're single servings and controlled portions, right?)
If you're going to eat frozen entrees, choose Helen's (or Amy's or Linda McCartney, which are available around here... )you can always pronounce the ingredients, and there are no crazy chemicals added! I'll climb down off my soapbox and go to bed now! :-)
So, now, Helen's: When are you going to be available in Cincinnati stores? I'd choose this frozen meal over all others! Way to go with the tofu!


at 5:19 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work at biggs Milford office, and we are trying to get helen's meals into our stores.

at 8:50 AM Blogger Nicci King said...

Fabulous! Keep us posted, Anon!

at 4:40 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just seen the entire Helen's Kitchen product line on the shelves of Giant Eagle. Eat up ladies and gentleman!!! The Biggs folks should contact Helen's to locate a distributor.

at 4:42 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

Yay! Those are really good! Thanks for the update!


at 4:43 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

Oh, wait. I forgot I'm not in Cleveland anymore... Shoot... :)

Sigh... I was just thinking, "I know what I'm eating for lunch next week!"

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