November 18, 2013

Field Roast "Cooks in the Field" Recipe Contest: I won and stuff!

I am BEYOND excited to announce that I've been chosen by Field Roast Grain Meat Co. to develop ten vegan recipes using their wonderful selection of products! The "Cooks in the Field" Recipe Contest is an amazing opportunity for three different styles of cooks - Grill Master, Urban Foodie, and Healthy Homemaker - to share their recipes with the Field Roast community. I submitted my entry recipe a couple weeks ago, crossed my fingers, and waited for the winners to be announced. When I got the call last week that I had been named "Urban Foodie", I was all:

Seriously, you guys, I was pumped (Sidenote: I'm pretty sure Jennifer Lawrence is my spirit animal). The initial burst of excitement has mellowed to a more manageable level over the weekend. Now I'm mostly:

Which is good, because I have a LOT of cooking to do.

If you're not familiar, Field Roast is an American company located in Seattle that produces insanely delicious vegan "grain meats" (a.k.a. seitan). I have adored them for years, ever since I discovered their Smoked Apple Sage Sausages at the Ann Arbor Whole Foods. Field Roast merges modern European flavors with traditional Asian seitan craftsmanship, and the results are incredible. Which is why I am so honored to be chosen as their "Urban Foodie" recipe developer!

Here's the deal: I will be creating ten original recipes that feature one (or more) of Field Roast's delicious products. One recipe will be published each month on the Field Roast website from December 2013 through September 2014, but I'll also share them here shortly thereafter. As their "Urban Foodie", my goal is to create modern, full-flavored recipes that embrace current food trends in an accessible way. Field Roast will be sending me a box of products to cook with this coming week, and I cannot wait to get started! The first round of recipes will be posted on Field Roast's website and blog around December 15th, but you can read more about the winners and see our entry recipes this week!

I'd like to give a shout out to my fellow "Cooks in the Field" recipe developers, "Grill Master" Adam Rosen of Hold the Pigskin, and "Healthy Homemaker" Sarah Creighton of Veggie Kids. Congratulations, guys!

I am thrilled to be working with Field Roast as a "Cooks in the Field" recipe developer. Please note that my contract with Field Roast does not include any sponsored posts on Braisen Woman - all words and content of this post are my own. In accordance with FTC guidelines, any and all sponsored content will be clearly disclosed as such. 


  1. Thanks for the shout out! Looking forward to that package...!

    1. Me too! My UPS guy is going to be really confused when I hug him.