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MorningStar, Pinky Cole Release Plant-Based Valentine's Menu

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MorningStar Farms is partnering with Pinky Cole of Slutty Vegan and Bar Vegan, to share recipes that they say take the stress—and the meat—out of Valentine's Day, and #MakeItEasy to eat meat-free.

The menu consists of two vegan recipes—The Irresistible Chick, and The Sausage Sweetie—that couples can cook on their own with minimal hassle using MorningStar Farms products and accessible ingredients.

"I'm so excited to share the love this Valentine's Day with the perfect low-key menu to make at home with your special someone, whether they're a plant-based eating virgin like my guy, or a seasoned pro like me," said Cole, a Jamaican-American restaurateur, community activist, and owner of the Slutty Vegan restaurant chain and Bar Vegan in Atlanta, Georgia. "I'm a fan of the Incogmeato Chik'n Tenders and MorningStar Farms Veggie Original Sausage Patties on their own, and love how versatile the food is, which lets me jazz it up and spin them into something new and naughty, like we did here."

The vegan Irresistible Chick recipe features crispy Incogmeato Chik'n Tenders, tangy kimchi, and sweet teriyaki mayo on a slider bun. The Sausage Sweetie is for those who prefer a breakfast-in-bed option—or breakfast for dinner—featuring MorningStar Farms Veggie Original Sausage Patties and vegan eggs, sprinkled with Cole's Slut Dust seasoning, topped with warm vegan cheese and sandwiched between warm Hawaiian bread.

”At MorningStar Farms, we make it easy to incorporate plant-based eating into everyday life," said Heidi Ray, marketing director, plant-based protein category of Kellogg Company, in a statement. "We're proud to partner again with Pinky Cole to give couples everywhere delicious and creative recipes they can make and enjoy together this Valentine's Day.”

Details for the recipes will be shared on MorningStar Farms' Instagram and Facebook, as well as the MorningStar Farms' website.

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