Thursday, June 26, 2008

Chili Dogs


This is the most unhealthy meal that's been served in my house in quite some time.........but oh was it good!! Onion rings aside, it wasn't really all that unhealthy, or at least not as unhealthy as it's disgusting meat filled counterpart. OK, so heavily processed soy topped with processed soy isn't really healthy, but hey, at least it won't give me cancer or clog my arteries, right? And, there were no unmentionables in our wienies!!

Our chili dogs consisted of grilled Tofu Pups, WFM 365 brand vegetarian chili (which is mostly beans and relatively little TVP), sliced pickles, sliced onions and classic yellow mustard. The kids really loved these. I told Rob that all we needed was a delicious vegan milkshake along with dinner and it would have been like eating at a vegan DQ ;)

3 comments:

Jenny said...

They look yummy. You know I'm gonna have to try the pickle on the dog, what a great idea.

Jenny said...

Yes, you gotta give the kids some vegan junk every now and then. Well, the adults need it too! We haven't tried the tofu pups yet, but they are in my fridge just waiting for us! Maybe 4th of July...

carrie said...

The Tofu Pups are pretty similar to meat hot dogs. The texture is a bit off, but the flavor is right on. In any event, they are a good substitute.

The package says they aren't recommended for grilling. However, I've found that if you cook them over a very low flame and use lots of non-stick spray they do just fine on the grill, and actually taste more hot dog-y.