Down to Cook

Plant-based meal starters that transform fresh veggies into protein-rich patties, balls or crumbles

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Plant-based meal starters that transform fresh veggies into protein-rich patties, balls or crumbles
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Trishna Saigal
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Down to Cook is committed to making healthy and accessible plant-based products for fresh veggies through their Adda Veggie Protein Mixes. These plant-based meal starters transform fresh veggies into healthy, satisfying meals. Available in four varieties - Original, Herby Roasted Garlic, Chipotle Adobo and Indian Masala, Adda Veggie Protein Mixes are all gluten free, soy free, vegan, Non-GMO and contain 11g of plant protein per serving.

founding story

Down to Cook Founder and CEO, Trishna Saigal, started her healthy eating journey in college. Campus food made her sick so she had to figure out how to eat well on a tight budget. Each week she would take her suitcase down to the local health food store and stock up on what she could find in the reduced and damaged section. Then the experiments began! Mushy mangoes became yummy granola bars. Whatever misshapen veggies she could find became ingredients for a pot of Indian food.

Her love of experimenting with food transitioned to her studies, where she went on to earn a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, specializing in complex fluids and emulsions. Her research dealt with how food is structured – how the proteins interact with fat and how the texture of food affects flavor. This led to her first job formulating, of all things, ranch dressing! She discovered how to reduce the fat content, while maintaining the creamy goodness, which is no easy feat!

From there, Trishna joined the plant-based food movement at a vegan food startup, where she made vegan milks, yogurt, cheese and fake meats. These products were highly processed, which made them expensive, and they often were not very healthy. That was when it hit her: shaping plants to try to mimic animal products was unnatural. It always felt off. It was time to accept plants for who they are and to get back to her veggie-loving roots, so she started Down to Cook.

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Products

Original Blend (3 Pack)

Original blend is a balanced and versatile mix that is perfect for burger patties, meatless balls, or a crumble. It works well with broccoli, riced cauliflower, zucchini, mushroom, and more. Each pack in this 3-pack makes 1 pound of ground meat alternative.

Soy free, Gluten free, Non-GMO, Vegan, 11 grams of pea protein per serving

Original Blend (3 Pack)

$
18.00
Description:

Original blend is a balanced and versatile mix that is perfect for burger patties, meatless balls, or a crumble. It works well with broccoli, riced cauliflower, zucchini, mushroom, and more. Each pack in this 3-pack makes 1 pound of ground meat alternative.

Soy free, Gluten free, Non-GMO, Vegan, 11 grams of pea protein per serving

Details:
Pea Protein, Corn Starch, Psyllium Husk, Organic Corn Meal, Lemon Powder, Tomato Powder, Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Oregano, Parsley, Garlic Powder, Toasted Onion Powder, Yeast Extract
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Herby Roasted Garlic (3 Pack)

Just add veggies to create a delicious ground meat alternative that you can swap in as the center-of-plate protein in your favorite recipes. Herby Roasted Garlic mix is packed with zesty herbs and a punch of garlic. Perfect for Italian and Mediterranean-style dishes. Works great with eggplant, zucchini, riced broccoli, spinach, and more. Each pack makes 1 pound of ground meat alternative.

Soy-free, Gluten free, Non-GMO, Vegan, 11 grams of pea protein per serving


Herby Roasted Garlic (3 Pack)

$
18.00
Description:

Just add veggies to create a delicious ground meat alternative that you can swap in as the center-of-plate protein in your favorite recipes. Herby Roasted Garlic mix is packed with zesty herbs and a punch of garlic. Perfect for Italian and Mediterranean-style dishes. Works great with eggplant, zucchini, riced broccoli, spinach, and more. Each pack makes 1 pound of ground meat alternative.

Soy-free, Gluten free, Non-GMO, Vegan, 11 grams of pea protein per serving


Details:
Pea Protein, Corn Starch, Psyllium Husk, Organic Corn Meal, Garlic Powder, Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Oregano, Parsley, Lemon Zest, Citric Acid, White Pepper
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Chipotle Adobo (3 Pack)
Just add veggies to create a delicious ground meat alternative that you can swap in as the center-of-plate protein in your favorite recipes. Chipotle Adobo blend has a medium spice level with citrus and smoky notes. Our go-to for meatless Mexican food. Use it in tacos, burritos & bowls or to spice up any vegan meal! Works great with mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potato, and more. Each pack makes 1 pound of ground meat alternative.

Chipotle Adobo (3 Pack)

$
18.00
Description:
Just add veggies to create a delicious ground meat alternative that you can swap in as the center-of-plate protein in your favorite recipes. Chipotle Adobo blend has a medium spice level with citrus and smoky notes. Our go-to for meatless Mexican food. Use it in tacos, burritos & bowls or to spice up any vegan meal! Works great with mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potato, and more. Each pack makes 1 pound of ground meat alternative.
Details:
Pea Protein, Corn Starch, Psyllium Husk, Organic Corn Meal, Lime Juice Powder, Tomato Powder, Salt, Mexican Oregano, Garlic Powder, Toasted Onion Powder, Chipotle Powder, Sunflower Lecithin, Lime Zest, Yeast Extract, Cumin, Black Pepper.
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Chipotle Adobo (3 Pack)
Just add veggies to create a delicious ground meat alternative that you can swap in as the center-of-plate protein in your favorite recipes. Chipotle Adobo blend has a medium spice level with citrus and smoky notes. Our go-to for meatless Mexican food. Use it in tacos, burritos & bowls or to spice up any vegan meal! Works great with mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potato, and more. Each pack makes 1 pound of ground meat alternative.

Chipotle Adobo (3 Pack)

$
18.00
Description:
Just add veggies to create a delicious ground meat alternative that you can swap in as the center-of-plate protein in your favorite recipes. Chipotle Adobo blend has a medium spice level with citrus and smoky notes. Our go-to for meatless Mexican food. Use it in tacos, burritos & bowls or to spice up any vegan meal! Works great with mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potato, and more. Each pack makes 1 pound of ground meat alternative.
Details:
Pea Protein, Corn Starch, Psyllium Husk, Organic Corn Meal, Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Salt, Toasted Onion Powder, Ground Coriander, Ground Cumin, Amchur Powder (Green Mango), Sunflower Lecithin, Ginger Powder.
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