I'm not even remotely close to what you might call a health nut although I might occasionally splurge on trips to Whole Foods or local health supermercado. Funny that I should find myself so utterly addicted to Kashi's Mayan Harvest Bake these days. In between snarfing down a plate of seven layer nachos, I have found something which may be healthier but still satisfies my cravings.
I'll be perfect honest & say that I haven't liked every frozen entree or dish that Kashi produces so I was initially reluctant to purchase the Mayan Health Bake. After some procrastination, I decided to proceed with purcashing one box the other evening expecting a very bland & uninteresting dish which would probably need to be doctored up quite a bit. You can just imagine how pleasantly surprised I was after retrieving my dish from the faithful microwave. I couldn't wait to taste the aromatic dish & had trouble watching the DVD film as the food had my undivided attention.
The Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake consists of yummy plantains with roasted sweet potato, black beans and kale. In addition to these enticing goodies, the dish is served with a spicy ancho sauce with pumpkin seed garnish served over Kashi seven whole grain polenta plus amaranth. Admittedly, all of those flavors are taste bud teasers for sure but I couldn't have ever imagined how good this combination would truly be until I took the first bite. Needless to say, I managed to wolf it down in a matter of just minutes although I would normally savor such perfectly seasoned food. In fact, I was quite tempted to get up out of bed & run back to the 24-hour Wal-Mart just to purchase a few more boxes of this wholesome goodness.
That's saying quite a bit as I HATE Wal-Mart although the convenience of an all-nite supermercado is always a plus.
I can't really say that I was still hungry after the meal but I found it increasingly difficult to think of anything else afterwards. I almost felt a tad bit guilty to admit that food was all of a sudden some therapeutic device that I couldn't imagine living without. After having been exposed to this warm & inviting treat, my mind wandered for most of the evening & I found myself imagining a new world of exquisite beauty. I envisioned myself totally submerged into the art & culture of Maya if only for that one night. Sadly, the dream comes to a screeching halt when you realize that it's way past your bedtime & you have to remove yourself from such far-fetched wonder.
Personally, I am as far removed from Vegan as Heaven is wide but I will make this a regular staple in my freezer from now on. Bon Appetit.