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Organic Bistro gluten-free meals ... continued

rworange | Jun 14, 2008 04:04 PM

OK, I really, really liked and was impressed by the Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Cakes with Ginger-Bean Medley and Confetti Pilaf

As much as I liked that, the second dinner was pretty bad and had this been my first OB dinner, I probably would have never bought another ... three more sit in my freezer.

Savory Turkey Breast in Rosemary Mushroom Sauce with Green Beans & Lentil-Quinoa Pilaf

The six slices of of shiitake mushroom were good. That was it. The beans had that frozen green bean taste. Looking at the box, I was surprised to see there was sauce because it tasted pretty much like plain white turkey meat that was frozen and reheated ... frozen poultry without any sort of apparant sauce is not a pleasant thing.

The lentil-quinoa pilaf was downright awful. It could have been the rosemary mushroom sauce that made it watery. And it was too, too black peppery.

So thumbs way up on the salmon cakes ... skip thie turkey.

I started a new topic because the first report got off on whether these dinner were REALLY healthy or not.

Sure, if you compare them to a home-cooked meal that is prepared with health in mind ... nope.

However, in the genre of frozen meals, they are one of the better options in terms of ingrediants, calories and sodium. They are on the high side fat-wise ... but we are talking organic olive oil for the most part... so there you go.

I don't care if they are gluten free or not ... I'm just putting it out there for those who might be interested.

My kitchen was over run with ants today and I can't cook without risking Raid contamination. . I don't have time to go out and eat. I don't want to take the calorie hit of delivered food.

Right now ... even though this wasn't as good as the salmon, it was a good fall back for me. I am interested to see what the other three dinners sitting in my freezer taste like.

Since these are pricy for frozen dinners ... about $6 ... I'll let you know how I like them and if IMO they are worth the expense.

The real plus for these are that they are filling. Unless I get one of those super-duper Hungry Man meals. frozen dinner don't fill me up unless I add a substantial salad. One of the Organic Bistro dinners are a filling meal. There's not too much or too littlle.

I know it is absurd ... since I'll drop $100 on a meal and not blink ... but I kept passing by these meals for quite a while when grocery shopping and wouldn't pony up the $6 until they went on sale one week. There wasn't much about them on the web ... so for anyone else interested ... I'll let you know how I like them.

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