Friday, November 11, 2011

Sophie's Kitchen Vegan Seafood Review and Giveaway


Breaded Vegan Fish Fillets with boiled potatoes, caraway seeds and fresh parsley


Vegan Prawns with cocktail sauce and lemon


Vegan Calamari with homemade vegan tartar sauce


When I first saw the selection of vegan seafood on Sophie's Kitchen website, I was thinking "No, way! This "seafood" looks way too real for it to be vegan......"
I grew up in a country that is so far away from the sea that we never have any fresh seafood. Seafood in Czech Republic is something foreign and we only serve it at fancy restaurants, or you can buy it frozen at specialty grocery stores. I had many opportunities to try seafood when I traveled around Europe as a child and as a teenager, but I never dared to eat any "creepy ocean crawlers".
I accidentally ate some fried Calamari when I was in Spain. I was about 11 years old and thought that they were fried onion rings or some kind of french fries.......But I liked it :-)
I had always wanted to overcome my fear of eating seafood, but by the time I got to the USA where seafood is plentiful I no longer ate meat and did not want to start eating meat. I make my mock tuna salad with chickpeas, but it does not taste or look like tuna salad. I never thought that there would ever be vegan seafood that would look or taste just like the real stuff. Well, recently, a miracle happened and Sophie's Kitchen revolutionary vegan seafood was born! Thanks to their little daughter Sophie who loves seafood, but unfortunately is allergic to it! Sophie's parents developed a line of delicious vegan seafood for her daughter and for the rest of us who are vegan, allergic to seafood or care about the ocean's resources and the environment (or all of the above). Sophie's Kitchen has the cutest website :-) By the way, they won the Best New Vegan Product award by VegNews magazine at Expo West 2011 :-)
Their line includes: Vegan Calamari, Vegan Shrimp, Vegan Breaded Fish Fillets, Vegan Squid Rings, Vegan Prawns, and Breaded Vegan Shrimp.
I was very fortunate to receive some coupons from Sophie's Kitchen for their awesome vegan seafood. I redeemed the coupons for Vegan Calamari, Breaded Vegan Fish Fillets and Vegan Prawns.
I liked the Breaded Vegan Fish Fillets a lot. I baked half of them at first, but the breading was not as crispy so I fried the other half and it was awesome! I served them with boiled potatoes and a squeeze of lemon juice. Yummy!
The Vegan Prawns had a bit rubbery texture, but a very interesting taste that I could not compare to anything that I ever had. I enjoyed them warm in my Vegan Paella recipe and cold with a cocktail sauce. I love how realistic the prawns look. I even fooled my family with them when I posted pictures of the Paella with vegan prawns on my Facebook wall.
I fried the Vegan Calamari and served them with my homemade vegan tartar sauce. Very good!

Vegan Prawns in my Paella Recipe



I know that you want to try this new vegan phenomenon so Sophie's Kitchen generously offered 2 coupons for their vegan seafood to one lucky reader. Yay!!!

So, who wants to win some cool vegan seafood? You have several ways to enter this giveaway. I will pick one random comment on November 25th, Friday evening. You have to leave a comment for each entry option to count, if you leave one big comment with everything in it, it will only count as one entry. The more comments, the better the chances are to win.

Mandatory entry:

# Leave a comment telling me what would you like to try from Sophie's Kitchen

Extra entries:

# Become a follower (member) of this blog and leave a comment that you did or that you already were a follower

# Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment that you did with your Twitter name

# Follow Sophie's Kitchen on Twitter and leave a comment that you did with your Twitter name

# Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a comment that you did (1 tweet per day is allowed). Include @CzechVegan and @VeganSeafood in the tweets.

# Like Sophie's Kitchen on Facebook and leave a comment that you did

# Mention this giveaway, with the link, in a blog post, and leave a link to the post in a comment

# For extra 5 entries-make any recipe from Czech Vegan blog, and blog about it. Leave 5 separate comments for the entries.

Good luck!

59 comments:

  1. Okay, I liked Sophie's kitchen, I will have some sea food!!!Just kidding:)But, I really do want to try some sea food.

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  2. I would love to try the shrimp, being originally from new orleans I fondly remember the flavor of seafood - hope it comes close!

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  3. I also just followed using the google friend connect.

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  4. Hated shellfish, so I think I'd try the fillets! They look tasty :) I hope I can find their seafood at WF.

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  5. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/EatingKale/status/135361972978987008

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  6. The calamari look fabulous- gimme fried food!

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  7. and I'm currently a follower via Google Reader- yay!

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  8. I would love to try this product! I have never tried anything by her before, it would be pretty awesome to win it :D The fish fillets look delicious.

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  9. I would like to try all of Sophie's Kitchen Products. I'm a member who likes and follows her on FB.

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  10. I had another brand's vegan shrimp and found it bland. This one sounds like it has good flavor! I also definitely would want to try the breaded fish filets!

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  11. Those "calamari" need to seriously jump out of the screen and come onto my plate.

    Like Sophie's Kitchen on FB and already follow you on Twitter :)

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  12. I don't just like you and Sophie's Kitchen... I "like you like you". I follow you both on Twitter and I intend to tweet all about this. I've got a little something planned with Sophie's Kitchen myself, so please give my entry to another deserving seafood free individual :)
    P.S. Your recipes look insanely good!

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  13. I've never actually had calamari, even in my omni life, so i think i'd really like to try the vegan version! thanks for the yummy giveaway!

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  14. i follow you on twitter @ntiveheart!

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  15. i follow sophie's kitchen on twitter @ntiveheart

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  16. i like sophie's kitchen on fb - jayedee halpin dewitt

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  17. i added your giveaway to the linky on my blog

    http://lifeinthelostworld.com/ongoing-giveaway-linky-add-yours-here/

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  18. all of it looks good but would like to try breaded fish fillet

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  19. I followed using the google friend connect.

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  20. I follow u om twitter babymasongrant

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  21. I Follow Sophie's Kitchen on Twitter
    babymasongrant

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  22. I Like Sophie's Kitchen on Facebook

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  23. i also added it to my NEW giveway linky for VEGAN giveaways only....your giveaway inspired me to start one....spread the word!

    http://lifeinthelostworld.com/vegan-friendly-giveaway-linky/

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  24. I really miss seafood as a vegan, this is perfect!

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  25. i'm follwing Czech Vegan on twitter @jandb10

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  26. I'm following Sophies kitchen on twitter @jandb10

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  27. I'd like to try the vegan calamari.

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  28. I follow your blog on Google Reader.

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  29. I follow you on Twitter as @atlvegan.

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  30. I followed @veganseafood on Twitter as @atlvegan.

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  31. I liked Sophie's Kitchen on Facebook

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  32. I would like to try sophie's products, because I have always seen them in store but never bought any. Due to I was afarid, but your review has changed my mind.

    ahudson9988 at gmail . com

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  33. I am a follower

    ahudson9988 at gmail . com

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  34. I am following you on twitter my username is SouthnPurpleVeg

    ahudson9988 at gmail . com

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  35. I am following Sophie's Kitchen on twitter my username is SouthnPurpleVeg

    ahudson9988 at gmail . com

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  36. Tweeted about giveaway username SouthnPurpleVeg

    ahudson9988 at gmail .com

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  37. The prawns--- still on a mission for good vegan prawns!

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  38. I'd love to try the shrimp!

    jordan.dunne21@gmail.com

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  39. Following you on twitter :)

    @j_mosh

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  40. Following Sophie's kitchen on twitter too

    @j_mosh

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  41. I liked Sophie's Kitchen on facebook

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  42. i am so glad i found your website!

    i'd like to try the vegan breaded fish fillet
    sarah at realtorsd.com

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  43. i follow you via gfc as realtorsd
    sarah at realtorsd.com

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  44. i follow you on twitter as sarahndavis
    sarah at realtorsd.com

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  45. i follow sophie's kitchen on twitter as sarahndavis
    sarah at realtorsd.com

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  46. i like sophie's kitchen on facebook as sarah davis
    sarah at realtorsd.com

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  47. Oo I'd try the vegan fish filet. I've been craving seafood lately!

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  48. Iwould like to try breaded fish fillet

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  49. I would love to try the breaded fish fillet. I also would love coupons.

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  50. LOL. As a vegan, I don't want to eat anything that even looks like shrimp or seafood! Yecch. But at the same time, I applaud the creativity and innovation that went into making these. Anything that can help meat eaters transition to a vegan/vegetarian diet more easily is OK with me.

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