Here is a list with some alternatives/substitutes suitable for vegans. They are divided by type. If you have any product to add feel free to message me and I’ll update the list. Each one has a direct link to the corresponding websites so you can check the ingredients and where those are available.
I over-indulged this week. Had 2 steaks in 1 week! Gah!
First one was last Tuesday. Had the Pepper crusted tenderloin steak from Old Swiss Inn. I was actually pleasantly surprised with this steak. I love black pepper and was happy that they kept true to their word, as the tenderloin was generously coated with it. It was cooked just right – making it very tender and juicy with the right amount of pink for a medium cooked steak :)
Then Friday, JodiesDaddy and I went to I Am Angus (side note: because of the horrible December traffic in the Metro, JodiesDaddy left his car at home and we just walked to I Am Angus from work – talk about working an appetite! And we walked home after ;D). One of the more expensive steak places. We both had the 12oz ribeye. I had mine with onion rings. It was worth the price. Although we were both very happy with our meal, I don’t think we will be going back anytime soon. Yes, it was that pricey haha
I don’t think I will be eating steak anytime this year anymore… oh scrap that.. just remembered, I will be having it again on Christmas eve! haha
This works great as a side dish, quick lunch, or mid-study snack. It only takes a few minutes to put together with a microwave, and the ingredients are really cheap!!
½ Cup dry couscous, the small kind rather than the pearled/Israeli kind. I buy it in bulk for a little over $2/lb at a grocery store near my college.
1 Cup water, chicken or vegetable broth. I like chicken best!
½ Tbsp olive oil or butter
Herbs/seasoning: Recommended combos include basil/oregano, thyme/cajun seasoning, rosemary/black pepper, italian seasoning, or steak seasoning, but you can do your own thing!
Cheese: paaaaaaaarmesan, or gorgonzola crumbles if you’re really fancy.
Sauces: sriracha/garlic powder are a stellar combo!
Combine your water/broth, seasoning, and oil/butter in a microwave safe bowl. Make sure the bowl is big enough for things to not boil over! Boil it. That takes 2 minutes in my microwave, but yours may vary.
Add the couscous to your boiled broth or water. Stir it to make sure all the couscous is wet, then cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
Uncover, fluff with a fork, and add in any cheese or sauce. Give it a little bit to cool and enjoy!