Eat good, feel good, and take one step towards living sustainably.
You may have seen Quorn while perusing the supermarket aisles, but haven’t tried it yet because: 1) what is that, even 2) No one’s getting between you and your meat 3) You need your protein. We get it. But we’re here to broaden our culinary horizons – and fill you in on an ingredient that’s fantastic for your fave dishes, but has a much lighter environmental footprint than meat. Here are some great reasons why you should try this meat free alternative that’s been popular in the UK for over 30 years ago…
It’s a meat free alternative that’s full of the good stuff
First up, if you’re interested in what goes into your body and the environmental impact of the produce you eat, know that Quorn is non-GMO. And while it does have a similar taste, appearance and texture of meat, it doesn’t share any of the less desirable elements. What you get is an ingredient that’s high in fibre, low in saturated fat, contains essential amino acids, has zero cholesterol and is soy-free.
Go plant-based and get a good dose of protein
Yes, really. Quorn provides a healthy source, called Mycoprotein – and studies suggest this may help to keep cholesterol levels and blood glucose levels in check. But what is it actually made of? Watch this little video to find out!
The range currently available in Singapore spans 16 products, including versatile Meat Free Mince to family favourites like Crispy Nuggets and Swedish Style Balls.
One meat free meal, one step towards a sustainable lifestyle
And here’s something we need to talk about: by introducing Quorn to your diet you’re also making the conscious effort to be kinder to the environment. Quorn mince, for instance, produces a whopping 90% less greenhouse gases than regular beef mince. The company is also the first and only global meat free alternative brand to receive third-party certification of its carbon footprint figures.
Not everyone wants to cut meat entirely out of their diet, and there’s no judgment there. But by just replacing a meat dish a day (or even a week, for baby steps), you’re already treading more lightly on your ecological footprint.
Hell yes your comfort foods can be guilt-free
Quorn is fantastic in dishes like bolognese, stir-fries, over nachos and alongside risotto (there’s also a great selection of recipes to get you inspired). And here’s a treat: even fried chicken restaurant 4Fingers has introduced ‘meat free’ options of Quorn Chickless Wings and Quorn Crispy Nuggets!
We’re suggesting the family favourite lasagne as a way to get things rolling in the kitchen.
Quorn Meat Free Open Lasagne
Preparation Time: 15 mins
300g Quorn Meat Free Mince
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, very finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
100g mushrooms, thinly sliced
4 tbsp red pesto
2 tbsp red wine
400g tomato passata
1 vegetable stock cube
Ingredients for the Ricotta Topping
4 large, fresh lasagne sheets, each cut into 2 pieces
2 tbsp fresh basil, shredded
250g ricotta cheese
2 tbsp water
¼ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
50g vegetarian Parmesan cheese, grated
- Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Cook the lasagne sheets for 4 minutes until al dente.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oil in a frying pan over a medium to high heat and fry the onion gently for 3 minutes until beginning to soften, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook for a further 2 minutes.
- Stir in the red pesto, wine, tomato passata and crumbled stock cube. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer gently for 2 minutes then stir in the Quorn Mince. Cover and cook for a further 8 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper as required. Stir in half of the basil.
- Preheat the grill to a high setting.
- Mix the ricotta with the water, nutmeg, salt, pepper, the remaining basil and half of the cheese, cover and microwave for 30-40 seconds to warm through.
- Place four pieces of cooked lasagne sheet on a heat proof sheet. Place a quarter of the Quorn lasagne filling on each one, cover with a second piece of lasagne pasta and top with a layer of the ricotta mix. Sprinkle over the cheese and grill for 1-2 minutes to lightly toast the cheese topping.
Serve with salad leaves or steamed vegetables.
Need a further incentive to get experimenting? Key in the promo code 2QUORN to enjoy $2 off a minimum purchase of any two Quorn products on FairPrice Online. This discount code is valid until 15 December 2018, so start hitting the virtual shopping cart.
Quorn is available in Singapore via FairPrice Online and RedMart. Selected products can be found at Cold Storage, Market Place, Sheng Siong, NTUC FairPrice, FairPrice Xtra and selected FairPrice Finest supermarkets.
This article is sponsored by Quorn