#Vegan Q So Good You’ll Wanna Slap A Pig

As I often point out, I’m not a vegan. I’m not even a vegetarian. Charlie and I just don’t eat much meat, and less and less all the time.

One of the things I do miss? Barbecued pork. I do love that stuff.

So I decided to try this and, when I did, the angels sang and bursts of light and cartoon stars whirled around my head. I felt like a Peter Max poster, I swear I did.

Morningstar Farms Hickory BBQ Riblets

The Morningstar Farms page says, “Tender veggie protein slathered with a sweet and smoky barbecue sauce.” Truer words were never spoken, because I’mma tell you what: it made me happy.

Even if you aren’t a tiny little bit veg-anything, give this stuff a try and see what you think. I give it two forks up.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character eats something and then finds out it’s something other than he/she thought. (Meatloaf again?)

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One thought on “#Vegan Q So Good You’ll Wanna Slap A Pig

  1. Dan Antion

    August 3, 2016 at 7:46am

    I love the title. I’m not sure I’ll give these a try. I don’t eat BBQ very often, and when I do, we have two great places nearby to choose from. But, if my daughter ever serves it, I’d happily give it a shot. Then slap the pig.

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      Marian Allen

      August 3, 2016 at 8:19am

      LOL! Yeah, if you eat real bbq and you have great places nearby, you don’t need this product. I was wildly delighted to find it, in my circumstances. 🙂

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  2. Jane

    August 3, 2016 at 8:53am

    My favorite BBQ place used to be at Bardstown and Highland. They made the best, smokiest meats and served the sauce on the side. Yum.

    BTW, the Walgreens’ soda shop, catty-cornered to this store, was where my Mom and Dad met!

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      Marian Allen

      August 3, 2016 at 11:12am

      Mmmm, sounds delicious! I like the sauce on the side thing.

      So did you guys go to the Q place because of the happy associations, or did they meet at the soda shop because they were in the area for the Q?

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      • Jane

        August 4, 2016 at 8:49am

        The Q place post-dated the sacred meet-up by a couple decades, I’d say. Mom worked at the Walgreens and Dad lived a short way up Highland, renting a room. I don’t know where she lived then. Probably nearby?

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  3. Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EA

    August 3, 2016 at 4:22pm

    Just so folks know- Morning Star may not be vegan. (Not just because they lack kosher supervision, but their ingredients fail the test. And, all vegan products would be deemed to be kosher.)
    But, you only wanted a great meal- and your got your multi-colored experience!

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      Marian Allen

      August 4, 2016 at 8:32am

      Roy, according to the label, it IS 100% vegan and it IS Kosher. 🙂

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          Marian Allen

          August 4, 2016 at 12:10pm

          Why do you keep hiding and lurking in my spam filter, Roy? Why? You always have good things to say and are one of the folks I count on to keep me straight, so why all the hiding and lurking???

          And I wouldn’t really expect something that replicated a pork product to be on many Kosher lists, actually. Are Kosher pork-like products really A Thing?

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  4. Alana

    August 3, 2016 at 6:23pm

    Interesting, but I doubt very much they are non GMO (the soy). Someone will find fault with almost every processed product, I know. As I have never been a vegan and lapsed out of vegetarianism years ago, I’ll stick to meat BBQ. But nice to know this is out there.

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      Marian Allen

      August 4, 2016 at 8:39am

      You’re right about the GMO soy, Alana. They’re catching flak for that, but I hear conflicting things about the good/bad/indifferent-ness of GMO. As most commenters on vegan review sites say, though, it’s great for an occasional treat in spite of its drawbacks (high sugar, sodium, cholesterol). A serving is indicated as one of the two packets in the box; my husband and I share one packet between us, just for an accent to our veg. 🙂

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  5. Mary Pax

    August 3, 2016 at 7:03pm

    I like their ‘chicken’ burgers a lot. I’ll have to try those.

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  6. Joey

    August 3, 2016 at 7:28pm

    Ferreal? I will check it out. I loooooove their chik nuggets and patties, and I don’t mind the breakfast ‘sausage links’ either. 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      August 4, 2016 at 8:42am

      Really, Joey? I’ve never had a vegan/vegetarian “sausage” that was tolerable. I’ll have to give theirs a try!

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      • Joey

        August 4, 2016 at 10:34am

        Yes. Now it’s not greasy savory stuff, your mouth won’t be fooled, but it’s pretty tasty.

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  7. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    August 4, 2016 at 1:43am

    Will pass recommendation on to spouse and child. They’re not vegetarian, but they eat a lot of veggie burgers and grilled vegetables and such.

    As you know, some of those are good – and others are awful!

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      Marian Allen

      August 4, 2016 at 8:43am

      Oh, yes, I do know that! I shudder to think of some of them! I hope your spouse and childer enjoy these as much as we do!

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