Any Vegans here?

For Xmas brunch I fried Beyond Bratwurst in Vegan Butter for the vegetarians. They were delish. Even the carnivores liked them.

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That’s like my youngest son. He’s not a big dairy lover but he’ll eat it. He wants to give up eggs, but 1) he hates the taste of fake eggs. 2) He works out a lot and needs a lot of protein to keep from losing weight. Yes, I wish I had that worry.

I used to think if I became a vegetarian I would eat a lot of beans, lentils & sides and not the processed fake meat stuff. But those Beyond Sausages were f-ing good.

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I think the radicchio dish at Angler is vegan (or at the very least vegetarian) and could very well be the best veggie dish of last year in my opinion. Could someone fact check me on that? I recall something about the radicchio being slow roasted by the hearth for 6 hours and the “XO” sauce being comprised of the juices the radicchio leaked out during that time + sherry. SO DAMN GOOD, I think I need to make a reservation after this.

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@Luluthemagnificent The faux chicken/beef that most of those Thai or Asian restaurants are using are usually made from soy or wheat gluten. You can find similar mock meat products in most Chinese or Vietnamese supermarkets. Just be careful because sometimes they may contain egg.

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I avoid processed food with ingredients you wouldn’t find in grandma’s or Nathan Myhrvold’s kitchen, but the Beyond Meat slider I had at a company party was tasty. I’m never touching that Impossible Frankenburger, though.

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The Beyond taco at Del Taco is so good, I think it’s better than the regular tacos. They make burritos also, but I haven’t tried those.

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So impossible is worst than Beyond? good to know.

Ok, will check that out for sure. Thank you.

what else did you do with it? Miyoko’s butter is delicious btw. A friend said her mozzarella is good too, but I haven’t tried it yet.

will make a serious note of this when i’m in need for something quick.

Also for anyone who might know, A friend said that costco has impossible “meat”, but I looked it up online and it looks like it’s only beyond “meat.” Can anyone confirm or deny?

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Cofax has an Impossible version of their breakfast burrito that is fantastic. And I’m a fan of Fatburger’s Impossible Burger as well.

Doomie’s in Hollywood has been around forever, cooking up vegan comfort food (i.e., not healthy but satisfying). Their fried chicken is remarkably reminiscent of the real thing.

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with cheese or without?

Just checked. It comes with cheese, egg, pinto beans, tater tots, jack cheese and a fried egg. I bet it would still be solid if you removed the latter two ingredients, but haven’t tried it that way so not sure…

These cheese is what makes their burrito’s the bomb! That’s why I was asking. oh well. I’ll go cry now.

Is it, though? I’m open to believing this but at least some pros and cons would be helpful. A very quick (and not fact checked) search shows some differences in saturated fat, sodium, etc. in which Beyond Burger comes out on top but it’s not head and shoulders different.

However, if @robert is taking exception to the GMO element of the Impossible Burger that’s also an important consideration. Beyond has no GMO ingredients whereas Impossible has at least one GMO ingredient (the heme that mimics the red juice from a meat burger).

EDIT: I’d heard Impossible reformulated a year or so ago so I wasn’t sure if they nutrition had changed. Apparently they had with Impossible and Beyond being much closer with minor differences in fat and sodium. I’m not making health claims either way, just linking to the nutrition labels.

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Not to derail this thread, but there is zero evidence GMO’s are harmful and, to the contrary, could be a powerful tool in the fight against malnutrition and in reducing our reliance on pesticides.

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I didn’t want to derail, either, but for full disclosure I should mention I have worked with GMOs and I’m not anti-GMO. I’m also not explicitly pro-GMO mostly due to the way it’s been employed by big agricultural concerns but I also believe that it’s a very, very important tool that needs to be better understood beyond the frequently partisan talking points in both the pro and anti communities.

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Strictly flavor wise i prefer impossible to beyond.

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Agreed! Flavor and texture wise I prefer it but I don’t have a large sample size and I’m not vegetarian/vegan so that’s probably better argued by others.

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Definitely not a vegan. But, I really enjoyed the Impossible Burger at Mendocino Farms. I was unsure of the vegan cheese, but that was really tasty. Also the Impossible Burger at Buddy’s in downtown is good. Add tater tots (which I assume are vegan), and you’ve got yourself a happy meal!

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Might be worth checking out this vegan cheese shop in West Hollywood. It certainly doesn’t compare to the real thing (in my opinion), but it might scratch the itch when you’re craving cheese. It also holds up well when using it for texture on sandwiches and wraps.

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Nothing, I just fried and served it with scrambled eggs. Use it like any sausage - in a hotdog bun, sliced up in pasta dishes, etc. My sister likes their Italian Sausage. What I like most about Beyond Sausage - aside from the taste & texture which is really good - is the casing got crispy & snappy on the outside like a meat sausage. I’ve heard good stuff about Miyoko’s dairy products but haven’t tried. I used Melt Organic (nice & buttery). I think it’s sold at Target.

http://meltorganic.com/

They’re both highly processed foods, but Beyond doesn’t use GMO ingredients and Impossible uses more chemistry-set stuff you’d never see in a kitchen. Personally if I wanted a veggie burger I’d look for something made from whole beans, grains, and vegetables, like I’d use to make my own.

Beyond Burger: Water, Pea Protein, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Refined Coconut Oil, Rice Protein, Natural Flavors, Cocoa Butter, Mung Bean Protein, Methylcellulose, Potato Starch, Apple Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Vinegar, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Beet Juice Extract (for color).

Impossible Burger: Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, 2% or less of: Potato Protein, Methylcellulose, Yeast Extract, Cultured Dextrose, Food Starch Modified, Soy Leghemoglobin, Salt, Soy Protein Isolate, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Zinc Gluconate, Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12.