Product Type: Linda McCartney Ready Meals
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Slightly messy Veggie Lasagne anyone?
Linda McCartney Vegetarian Lasagne
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Linda McCartney Vegetarian Lasagne
Advantages: Nice enough in flavours
Disadvantages: Not great microwaved, pasta bland, filling isn't enough
I am not a Vegetarian. However I do like to choose meat free options whenever I can simply for a change. I'm one of those people that goes through phases with meat, whilst I love a beef Sunday lunch and bacon sandwiches of a morning if I sit down and think about eating the flesh of living things I put myself right off it!
So like I say I do consume alot of Vegetarian foods and recently I spotted this one costing only a pound in my local Farmfoods store to which I had gone there for a look around with a mate.
I chose this not only because of the fact that with Vegetarian and cheap but with recently moving I wanted some foods easy to pop in the oven or microwave with minimal fuss as I haven't been on top form at all really lately and rather under the weather.
The lasagne comes in a large black plastic tray with a see through plastic pull off to remove lid and within a box. On the top of the box we are shown a photograph of the cooked lasagne and told that it is Linda McCartney 'Food To Come Home To', Vegetarian Lasagne and that it is made from free range egg pasta and is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, that it weighs 360g and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. On the back of the box other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, a full nutritional chart is shown, we are told how to cook it (in the oven for about 45 minutes or in the microwave for about 10 minutes and both ways from frozen) and contact details for Linda McCartney foods are listed. Nice enough informative box this is.
The Lasagne Itself:
Well what you get is a rather large in appearance square of lasagne. I microwaved mine and it didn't bake as such and was a little wet in appearance so I do imagine putting this in the oven would 'bake' it somewhat and may be better and brown it slightly and so on!
What you get is a layered looking lasagne. Starting at the top of it you get a layer of gooey Vegetarian Cheddar cheese which I felt to not be too strong in flavour but a little creamy and then under that a pale and stiffish pasta sheet which contained little flavour really and was very firm and held together well and needed me to cut through it with a knife. Under that you get soya pieces that look like mince beef blended in a tomato and onion red sauce that has a hint of a garlic and nutmeg flavouring to it.
There is no quibbling that this is a high quality food product and I didn't think it tasted awful at all. However I found the sauce and soya bits to be lacking considering that this was the filling and that the pasta was very plain and although not chewy or anything adverse like that it was just rather bland. The cheese flavouring was nice enough though but like I stated earlier I would pop this on the oven and not do as I did and be lazy and microwave it!
Nutritional Information Per Lasagne:
Available in most good supermarkets at around £1.50 a lasagne or in Farmfoods at the minute this is only a pound a time!
Summary: So so, I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this meal again though!
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