Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gardein "Chicken" Fingers

Two weeks ago Mike had his wisdom teeth out and then a week later he broke his ankle.  Needless to say, it's been a crazy couple of weeks around our house but Nurse Wendy is finally ready to pay some attention to her sadly neglected blog.  I've written about Gardein products before and today I'm highlighting their faux chicken tenders.  Let me reiterate:  Gardein tastes and looks exactly like chicken.  Seriously.  Make these for your family, keep their true nature a secret, and your loved ones will be none the wiser.  The picture above features the Seven Grain Crispy Tenders (Gardein makes several different kinds).  You can buy a bag of these babies from Whole Foods in the freezer section for less than $5.00.  These are a regular at our house; they're fast, delicious, and nutritious!  Also pictured is a Sweet and Spicy Mustard Sauce that I whip up for dipping.  This recipe comes from Amy Green's cookbook Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free.  It was worth buying the book for this recipe alone.  It's so, so good.  Many sauces you buy ready-made are full of corn syrup and other unsavory ingredients.  You can feel good about serving this one.

1/2 cup Dijon mustard
4 Tbsp honey or agave (I prefer agave)
4 tsp soy sauce
4 tsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper

Whisk all together and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Note:  If you need to be gluten-free, you can substitute Bragg's Liquid Aminos for the soy sauce, which tastes exactly exactly the same.