31 July 2013

Quorn Samosas

'Covered' by Macy Gray
Let me tell you something about Quorn, it's pretty amazing as a meat alternative and incredibly low in fat.
What’s the big deal?
Imagine you're thinking of preparing a dish that requires red meat for dinner. Without taking into account the sauces, sides and carbohydrates that accompany the dish let me fill you in with a few facts from reliable nutritional sources.
100g of Quorn mince contains:
2g of fat
100g of lamb mince without cooking it in oil:
19.9g of fat.
100g of beef mince:
19.8g of fat.
If like me you are hoping to look good in a bikini or just in general then make the healthy choice!
 I was on a creative streak and wanted to impress Quorn with something different, so I combined a snack from my Indian heritage with their vegetarian mince product, and I created these delicious spicy samosas.
 My grandma is renowned for making the best samosas at all family functions, and my mum learnt from her how to continue this tradition. As a child I remember watching my grandma in awe at how these addictive spicy triangles were made by her hands. I would grab one samosa that had just been cooked and run out into her garden, watch the hot air fly out the top of the triangle and take large bites. Boom! Three bites and on to the next one! It was like eating the top of a golden pyramid and the taste inside was unreal. Hopefully my sister and I can also continue making amazing samosas in the future. My mum normally fills her samosas with chicken or lamb mince, and I thought it was about time to mix things up a bit!
I've always been a Quorn lover, maybe it’s because I'm always looking for healthy alternatives to most ingredients. Lamb is the only red meat I eat and don’t tend to eat it regularly, so having Quorn at the ready in the freezer is always handy. As a teenager I found my love for Quorn one afternoon when rummaging through the freezer and finding a pack of their sausages. To this day I make sure I'm stocked up and value its fat and protein content alongside my active lifestyle. 

Does Quorn taste like meat?
Honestly, if you cook it with similar sauces as you would with normal meat or chicken then it’s not far off.
Big up Quorn! Don’t be a hater, be a lover of what’s good for you (and think of the holiday photos!)
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