These delicious plant-based meats make it easy to move towards a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.
Plant meats are a great tool. We have been so heavily normalised to the taste of meat that it can be really hard to let go of it completely. As I say in the video, most vegans and vegetarians didn't stop eating meat because they didnt like the taste, they (generally) did it because; - Ethics - Meat means killing animals unnecessarily - Environment - meat is unsustainable to produce - Health - meat is linked to a number of serious health conditions
There is no doubt that eating meat is almost always unethical - possibly not by the standards of our prehistoric ancestors, but definitely within the context of modern society - we now have the scientific insight to know we don’t need meat, we have the technological advancement to make awesome alternatives and we have the global awareness to understand the negative consequences of eating meat… and within those parameters to choose to eat meat is sort of like choosing to buy the lave labor option next to perfectly good alternatives .. there is no away out of the ethics of that decision.
Plant options for 'meatiness'; - Tofu, Tempeh - Mushrooms - Eggplant - Jackfruit - Beans, lentils, chickpeass - Nuts Any of these things can make a meal meaty and are much healthier alternatives. It really just comes down to what you marinade your veggies in; liquid smoke, balsamic vinegar, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, chili, thyme/rosemary/oregano, smoked paprika
Vegan plant meat recipe ideas - one using seitan, one using tofu and one using nuts/beans .Sausages Seiten -2 cups gluten flour -1/2 onion -3 garlic cloves, minced -1/2 tsp dried oregano -1/2 tsp rosemary -1 teaspoon paprika - 1 teaspoon garlic salt, pepper - ¼ cup olive oil - 1 cup stock - veggie or vegan beef - 2 tablespoons soy sauce - 3 tablespoons tomato paste - 1 tbsp nutritional yeast broth - 4 cups stock - can use vegan beef or vegetable - 1 tbsp tomato paste - 1 tbsp soy sauce - optional some onion/garlic Separated into sausages and tied up in cheesecloth simmered for 40min Mince -ground beef - 1 packet non-GMO firm tofu (press water out) - 2 tbsp olive oil - 4 tablespoons soy sauce - 1 tsp paprika - 1 teaspoon chill powder - 1 tsp garlic salt - 1/2 tsp black pepper - optional 1 tsp vegan beef stock Bake 180c 2x 20mins Nut Meatballs - 1 can pinto beans or chickpeas - mush or blend - 1/2 cup walnuts & cashews -blended to crumbles - 1/2 cup bread crumbs - 1 cup mushrooms - 1 small onion (saute with mushrooms) - 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes - chopped - 2 tbsp flax meal & 2 tbsp water (egg replica) - 2 tbsp olive oil - 2 cloves garlic - 1 tbsp nutritional yeast - 1/2 tsp paprika - 1 tsp salt, pepper optional bread crumbs, nutritional yeast & garlic salt to roll them in before frying or baking
It’s easy to enjoy a better way of doing things, I hope this video was useful X
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In a recent speech on 'moonshot' technologies, Schmidt cited cultured meat before 3-D printing and self-driving cars. Plus, its wide support could help lower global warming and feed the hungry.
You'd be forgiven if you missed this year's Milken Institute Global Conference. The think tank drew speakers from Kobe Bryant and Tom Hanks to Al Gore.
Though many events were invitation-only, the lunch talk in the video below, by Eric Schmidt of Google and its parent, Alphabet, highlighted his view of the top technology trends from one of the most rarified perspectives in the tech world.
He describes several "moonshots"--technologies that would improve the state of the art by 10 times, and that have the technology and investment to make them plausible now. Many moonshots fail, but some succeed.
The first he mentions is what he calls "Nerds Over Cattle"--also known as cultured meat or meatless meat. He's talking about "assembling" meat from amino acids and other building blocks of life.
Pointing out that cows produce "up to 15 percent of global warming," Schmidt says using plants exclusively, instead of animals, would help global warming and lower costs of food throughout the world.
Note that he mentions cultured meat before other moonshots you're probably more familiar with, like 3-D printing, virtual reality, self-driving cars, and improving education through technology. Bill Gates has already stated that "Remaking meat is one sector of the food industry that is ripe for innovation and growth."
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The industry has moved far beyond veggie burgers. In London in 2013, a team from Maastricht University demonstrated a burger they made from cow stem cells, which chef Richard McGeown then cooked. Food critic Hanni Ruetzler described it:
There is really a bite to it, there is quite some flavor with the browning. I know there is no fat in it so I didn't really know how juicy it would be, but there is quite some intense taste; it's close to meat, it's not that juicy, but the consistency is perfect. This is meat to me.... It's really something to bite on and I think the look is quite similar.
That was a €250,000 burger, funded, it turns out, by Sergey Brin. Support for cultured meat comes from many places, including PETA, which had offered $1 million to a company that could create lab-grown chicken by 2012.
Estimations based on current technologies say the cost of in vitro chicken meat could be about double the cost of conventionally grown chickens. Mark Post, the leader of the Maastricht team, estimates the marginal cost of the €250,000 burger was about €8.
Though most of the market is looking at food, there are many other openings (I'm personally hoping for a lab-grown fur coat that never harmed a mink). Who knows what pick axes this gold rush of a burgeoning burger market will need?
The opinions expressed here by Inc.com columnists are their own, not those of Inc.com.
While we love the chance to cook in a new-to-us kitchen, the last thing we want to do on vacation is prepare a meal that creates a lot of extra work and dishes. That's why we gravitate toward one-pot meals.
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If you prefer your meals a little hotter than most, you're in for a treat. Just in time for scorching temperatures across the UK, Tesco has today announced it will be selling the Carolina Reaper - the world's hottest chilli pepper - in its stores from tomorrow.
Beware though, these fiery peppers must be handled with care: wear gloves while prepping, or you could get a painful shock if you touch your eyes and skin. The Carolina Reaper is not meant to be eaten raw, or whole - just a tiny sliver is needed when cooking.
Some of those who have over-indulged in the Carolina Reaper have experienced nasty side-effects: chilli fans report severe heartburn,stomach cramps and diarrhea, usually sustained after Man v Food-style eating competitions.
Different outlets give conflicting reports of just how hot the pepper is, with the Guinness Book of Records measuring it at an impressive 1.5 million Scovilles - the official scale used to assess chillies' heat - while a recent independent test recorded a heat level of an incredible 2.2 million Scovilles.
To put it in perspective, the more common Jalapeno pepper measures in at just 3500 Scovilles.
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