Something that people bring up a lot if you're a vegetarian is where do you get your protein, for me it comes from things like quinoa, chia seeds, lentils, black beans, spinach, kale etc. But when this Blend Bros parcel landed on my doorstep, I thought they grabbed a great niche in the market. Basically they produce high protein sauces. You see sweet protein shakes time and time again, having a savoury option to pack in that protein with your food sounded like a great idea to me.
I was able to try the Mexican Pibil Stew, Spanish Tomato & Chorizo flavours, as well as the one I'm going to concentrate on in this recipe, Thai Jungle Curry. Other flavours include Indian Kerala Curry and Sicilian Lemon & Oregano. Every serving has 20g of pea protein, you can get the sauces in tins or single serving sachets. I was actually really impressed with the flavour of the Thai Jungle Curry, it had a really lovely flavour that you wouldn't think you could get out of a packet. My only criticism is that the sauce sort of set after a couple of minutes instead of remaining runny, the texture was a little powdery, but coming from a sachet that can be expected, I'm excited to try the other flavours!
100g frozen or tinned sweetcorn, drained
100g green beans
1 red pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
100g Quorn chicken pieces
40g brown rice
1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
1 single serving sachet Thai Jungle Curry mix
1 tablespoon oil for frying
1. Add rice to pan with double quantities of boiling water, boil in pan until soft, about 25 minutes.
2. Meanwhile fry the onion for a few minutes until soft. Add sweet potatoes and cook for a further 5 minutes.
3. Add in Quorn chicken pieces, sweetcorn, green beans and red pepper, continue to cook. Meanwhile mix sauce sachet with 150ml boiled water and stir until all lumps are gone.
4. Once vegetables and chicken pieces are cooked, pour sauce mix into the pan and stir until covering all of the vegetables and chicken. Serve with cooked brown rice!