I’m not a fan of eggplant, but I was approached by Dominex “The Eggplant People” to try their products and write a review. I was curious what I’d get, what I could do with it, and really how it would taste. I received Veggie Fries which were breaded Italian style eggplant and eggplant cutlets. I was very pleasantly surprised to love it and NOT even need to disguise it under a dip or dressing or something.
I made Dominex Veggie Fries with BBQ pork sandwich sliders. My husband and I both loved them and my 2YO ate and ate and ate them up! Shhhhh … don’t tell him they’re eggplant! My 4YO won’t even try them, but that was no surprise as we’re really getting this picky-eater thing from him. I digress; yum! The bag was perfectly enough for our family of four and I would LOVE to purchase these Dominex eggplant Veggie Fries in bulk at Costco! (Did you hear me Costco? Get on board!) Dominex Veggie Fries are available in a 14 oz. package.
Just as tasty we enjoyed some Dominex Eggplant Cutlets for our meatless Monday meal [Louise add recipe link here]. These cutlets are available in 16 oz. packages and in 3 pound “value” packages. As you’ll see in my recipe we enjoyed Dominex cutlets with pasta and a cream sauce.
The fries and cutlets offer the same ingredients. Inside you’ll find no trans fats and no hydrogenated oils. Here is what you do get: Eggplant, Soybean Oil, Wheat Flour, Water, Corn Flour, Salt, Dextrose, Corn Starch, Spices, Garlic Powder, Dehydrated Parsley, Onion Powder, Extracts of Paprika and Annatto, and Natural Flavors. Nothing to hide!
If you’re looking at other Dominex products you’ll find they are also only make with all natural ingredients for convenient, deliciously health dinning. The burgers are available in 11oz packages with 4 patties per package, the parm bites come in either 8oz packages or 2.5 pound “value” packages, and the vegetarian meatballs are offered in 10oz packages. After trying and loving Dominex’s Veggie Fries and Cutlets I’m definitely going to be trying their other products!
Get your own box or bag! Find out where on the Dominex site’s product retail locator. You can also get Dominex right to your doorstep by ordering from Amazon; you can chose from the Dominex vegetarian meatballs, burgers, cutlets, and parm bites.
Do you practice meatless Mondays? This was our family’s first (intentional) meatless Monday. Environmental Working Group (EWG) is partnering with Chef Mario Batali to get 100,000 pledges to skip meat one day a week to improve your health and protect the environment; “According to EWG’s Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change + Health, if everyone in the U.S. skipped eating meat and cheese just one day a week for a year, it would be like pulling 7.6 million cars off the road. At the same time, people — especially kids — would be less likely to develop health problems such as obesity and heart disease.” My husband’s work also promotes this practice and calls the lifestyle “flex-etarian”. If you already practice a meatless day in your house or are making the switch then you can make the meatless pledge now. By pledging you’ll get some added support to help make the change such as recipes and shopping tips.
Many people substitute eggplant for meat because of the fleshy feel to the vegetable. It offers a mental psych-out for meat and offering tummy filling fiber for satisfying meals. If not sure about making eggplant (such as myself because I thought I didn’t like it), Dominex is great for already prepared, quick make, health, vegan options.
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Summer is very active in our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living while cooking up a storm.