Aug 1, 2020

Spending time at home 24/7 can mean home-cooked meals—a blessing if you ask me especially if the ulam is an elaborate or even comforting Filipino classics like menudo, afritada, kare-kare, mechado, adobo, bulalo, sinigang—you name it!

But for vegetarians and vegans used to eating out and having their meal plans delivered—a rarity these days given we have so much time on our hands, enough to learn how to prepare our own food—this can be a nightmare. Especially if you are the lone plant-based eater in the family.

[READ: It’s official: the vegan luncheon meat will be available in the PH]

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Welcome to Nolisoli’s Lunch Table featuring leftover salad leaves, or as we like to call it, “Wilted Arugula Pasta.” Take some peppery arugula and make it the center of your lunch, just like Oprah who loves a quinoa salad with arugula. Or Michelle Obama whose favorite meal is steak and arugula. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The Atlantic called it ”the best tasting, most versatile, and easiest to prepare of the common greens.” On arugula’s hardworking qualities: “It’s great as a crunchy topping for sandwiches, piled atop a Neapolitan pizza, or as a nutritious base for a salad.” ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Here you’ll find arugula the center of a light pasta dish, accented with fresh tomatoes, a zing of lemon and parmesan, lots and lots of parmesan. ⁣ ⁣ Nolisoli Lunch Table comes out every Saturday.⁣⁣ #NSLunchTable #nolisoliph

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If you have five minutes, check out our easy meat-free lunch recipe ideas like this here.

But just as ready-to-cook meals for omnivores are available in the supermarket (even those from your favorite restaurants!), there are now vegetarian frozen packs for the plant-based eater at home courtesy of Veega, a new line of meat-free ready-to-cook meals by San Miguel Foods.

Made with plant-based proteins such as mushroom, soy and wheat, Veega’s selection of comfort food like sausage, burger patty, nuggets, meat(less) balls and giniling(!) are made with egg whites and spices without preservatives.

Posted by Veega Meat-Free on Sunday, July 26, 2020

Where to get it

As of writing, Veega’s meat-free frozen packs are available at the following supermarkets and groceries:

  • All Day Supermarket
  • Ever Supermarket
  • Fishermall Supermarket
  • Hi-Top Supermarket
  • Landmark Supermarket
  • Market-Market
  • Merkado Supermarket
  • Metro Gaisano Supermarket
  • Puregold Price Club
  • Robinsons Supermarket
  • Rustans Supermarket
  • SM Supermarket
  • SM Hypermarket
  • South Supermarket


Header photo courtesy of Veega Meat-free Facebook page

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It’s official: the vegan luncheon meat will be available in the PH

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TAGS: Filipino Food giniling grocery meat-free plant-based ready-to-cook supermarket veega vegetarian