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SOPHIE'S KITCHEN- VEGAN SEA SALT TOONA

December 30, 2018

By Arthur Seidenfeld

One of the most exciting things I do in publishing my Vegetarian Diet Delight website

(www.vegetariandietdelight.com) is discovering vegan "meat" products which simulate the taste

of beef. For me it is most important that they taste good and are low in calories and a low fat alternative to meat products. I firmly believe that sticking to a vegetarian or vegan diet will allow a person to lose excess weight and get more healthy. 


It is all the more exciting when I find a vegetarian item which is produced and sold for a specific purpose, yet has an excellent alternative use. 

I would like to discuss in this blog, such a product. Sophie's Kitchen, a california company with a line ofvegan "fish" products produces a vegan sea salt toona which I use as a tuna alternative.  Today, I discovered it is an excellent beef alternative and becomes a part of a wonderful bolognese sauce for pasta dishes. 


Here is my recipe for a vegetarian pasta (spaghetti or linguine) with bolognese sauce. 


I start with my spaghetti or linguine and I fry in olive oil some leeks (instead of onions), small cherry tomatoes and portobello mushrooms. After cooking about 5-10 minutes, I add Mica's spaghetti sauce and then as that cooks, I add a can of Sophie's Kitchen Vegan Sea Salt Toona. I let that cook together for about 10 minutes and then I add this sauce to my pasta. 


Mica's spaghetti sauce is the best sauce I have tasted. A 1/2 cup of this sauce is 80 calories. It is a little high in salt (295 mg- 12% of the daily recommended level of sodium) and 1 gram of saturated fat. The best part, all the ingredients are Natural- no artificial flavors and no additives. 


Now, let me tell you how good Sophie's Kitchen Vegan Sea Salt Toona is. 

A 6 ounce can is 100 calories. 1/2 gram of saturated fat (3% of the daily recommended requirement), 

no cholesterol, 330 mg of sodium (14% of the daily sodium recommended requirement), 5 grams of carbohydrates- 2% daily recommended requirement), and 9 grams of protein 18% of the daily recommended requirement. The best part, no artificial coloring or ingredients- It is soy free, gluten free, 100% meat and seafood free and cholesterol free. 


On the upper left hand corner of this blog you will see a picture of the product. It is available in major national supermarkets, like Whole Foods and Fairway Market. We offer it for sale on our website: www.vegetariandietdelight.com.  If you click on the picture, it should take you directly to the amazon affiliate website where you can purchase directly. 


Now in full disclosure, I am a consultant to Sophie's Kitchen and sell their toona products under my Amazon's affiliate program. I buy and use the Sea Salt Vegan Toona and I am telling you my experience in using and enjoying this product. Not only good as a fish alternative, but now I find it can serve as a tasty and excellent vegan meat substitute. Give it a try, I know you will enjoy it too!