What is better than sausage in every way, is vegan, contains organic, non-GMO ingredients and is locally and lovingly made here in Nashville? Yep, you guessed it! Mary Alice Bishop’s Primm Springs Soysage.
I don’t eat a lot of processed foods, which is a big reason why I love this stuff. (It also tastes great!) Soysage has very few ingredients: Non-GMO Organic Soybeans, Distilled Water, Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Wheat Germ, Nutritional Yeast, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil and Non-Irradiated herbs and spices. That’s it! Plus, it comes in a hot version, and for this spicy-food lovin’ gal, that’s a huge plus.
Primm Springs Soysage is very versatile. You can use it on pizza, in tacos, burritos, sandwiches, salads, etc. One of my current favorite lunches is steamed veggies and brown rice with some cubed Soysage. Yummy. I also made a killer burrito the other day with broccoli, cauliflower, red cabbage, avocado, salsa and Soysage. Mmmmmm. Really good stuff.
I long for the day when the breakfast spots in Nashville (are you listening Fido, Noshville and Pancake Pantry?) offer tofu scramble, vegan pancakes and Soysage. Until that happens, you can buy it at Whole Foods and The Produce Place and experiment in your own kitchen. You can also find Mary Alice selling Soysage and fresh squeezed organic lemonade at the Gardner Grove Farmers Market at the Belle Meade Plantation every Thursday from 1pm-6pm and at the Franklin Farmers Market every Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Also, Puckett’s Grocery locations in Franklin and Leiper’s Fork are using Soysage as their signature veggie burger. It’s great to see a local, vegan product doing so well.
To top all that off, Mary Alice is now doing vegan, vegetarian and macrobiotic catering. Follow the link for contact info.
You have to love the company motto: “Whole hog Soysage…we keep the hog WHOLE!”