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(Fast Company)   Sales in plant-based "meat" industry up 24% from the year prior after two one-dozen packs of veggie burgers accidentally purchased by drunken grill-master   ( fastcompany.com) divider line
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2018-08-08 09:15:03 PM  
Real seafood is gross enough. Who would want a fake version?
 
2018-08-08 11:04:53 PM  
Cannot wait for come nice vegan rainbow trout deliciousness. Every time i see anyone eat vegan fish they ALWAYS have to add lots of mayo and other stuff to make it "seem" fish-like. Probably rather eat bugs than eat vegan fish-be a tough choice, but probably.
 
2018-08-08 11:05:47 PM  
I'm not going to eliminate meat from my diet, but I'm all for more good tasting vegetarian options.

Seafood does tend to be something I eat because I should rather than because I want to. But it's complicated by problems with some kind of fish being caught in non-sustainable ways and by high mercury content in some kinds of fish.

So having a safe and eco fish substitute that goes well with the fish based recipes that I've accumulated would be nice.
 
2018-08-08 11:11:27 PM  
It's not seafood but I know a vegan place that serves a wickedly delicious Mongolian "Beef" ( they call it Wonder which itself is kind of cool ) that beats most of the Chinese-style places doing the real thing. It's really quite good with a strong smokey flavor, a texture reminiscent of pork and a flavor to match. It's honestly sorcery. One of the best dishes I've had in town in years.

/ It blew my mind to be honest and I prefer this place over most of the Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese-American places.
 
2018-08-08 11:34:38 PM  
Is it tasty and nutritious? That's all that I care about. If it is and it's grown on a tree or in a lab, that's fine with me. Food is food.
 
2018-08-08 11:41:38 PM  
never ate a veggie burger.  how do they taste
 
2018-08-08 11:48:48 PM  
You are going to see me eating seafood, real or fake, but I have found the bean burgers at CostCo to be quite good.
 
2018-08-08 11:50:50 PM  
Do not like "fake food".  Indian cuisine does vegetarian very nicely.  Learn from that.
 
2018-08-08 11:59:31 PM  

ltdanman44: never ate a veggie burger.  how do they taste


I once got a bunch of buffalo-flavored veggie patties (from a church pantry right after I quit a job) and they were pretty good but any vegetarian who tells you it tastes anything like meat is insane or just forgot what meat tastes like. Tastes like beans.

I would never buy pre-made beef patties from the supermarket anyway, seasoning the meat is like half the fun for me.
 
2018-08-09 12:22:17 AM  
nothing beats imitation crab legs. and i literally mean eating nothing is better.
 
2018-08-09 03:01:06 AM  

ltdanman44: never ate a veggie burger.  how do they taste


They're pretty good.  I actually like them for the most part.  They certainly in no way taste like a beef burger, but, as the occasional alternative, they aren't bad.  If you accept that, you'll enjoy them too.  It's when some vegan teys to tell me that their alternative "meat" product tastes "exactly the same" that I get annoyed.  Or whhen they demand you provide a vegetarian/meat alternative if you invite them over, but don't ooffer the same courtesy when you go to their place that I get annoyed.
 
2018-08-09 07:21:41 AM  
ltdanman44: never ate a veggie burger.  how do they taste

There are all sorts of veggie burgers.  Some are good. Some are bad.  Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger try to seem like meat.  Most do not.
 
2018-08-09 08:32:16 AM  

dywed88: You are going to see me eating seafood, real or fake, but I have found the bean burgers at CostCo to be quite good.


As have I.

ltdanman44: never ate a veggie burger.  how do they taste


Not sure if edgy, but veggie burgers can be awesome. We had catered meatballs at work a while ago, and I thought the veggie balls were better than the meatballs. Kind of like an Italian spin on falafel.
 
2018-08-09 09:29:14 AM  

ltdanman44: never ate a veggie burger.  how do they taste


Like chicken
 
2018-08-09 11:53:49 AM  
WHAT PLANT?!?!?


A&W | The Beyond Meat Burger
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2018-08-09 01:39:37 PM  
The first and only commandment of Tangentism:

I.  False meat shalt not touch the grill.
 
2018-08-09 03:44:22 PM  

davidphogan: Real seafood is gross enough. Who would want a fake version?


I did some work at a plant that makes imitation crab for Walmart. The root password for the entire network: pollack.
 
2018-08-09 05:13:04 PM  

Mr.Tangent: The first and only commandment of Tangentism:

I.  False meat shalt not touch the grill.


If it is stuff pretending to be meat, I agree. That is almost universally garbage.

But if it is a similar plant based product that can act as a substitute, it can be fine. A pattie is a pattie be it made of beef, chicken, or rice and beans.
 
2018-08-09 06:13:02 PM  
The thing is, there are some great plant protein products out there, but you have got to stop thinking of them as "meat substitutes," because they're NEVER going to be the same as meat.

For example, I love all things ground/chopped/minced meat - hamburger, sausage, even scrapple - but I also enjoy the breakfast patties put out by Morningstar Farms. They're tasty. They're not meat, mind you, and won't replace a proper sage-loaded breakfast sausage, but they're tasty all on their own.

You're opportunistic omnivores, damn it. It's OK to eat plant proteins (and animal proteins, for that matter) without having to somehow confirm or deny an ideological stance to do so.
 
2018-08-09 06:15:15 PM  

dywed88: Mr.Tangent: The first and only commandment of Tangentism:

I.  False meat shalt not touch the grill.

If it is stuff pretending to be meat, I agree. That is almost universally garbage.

But if it is a similar plant based product that can act as a substitute, it can be fine. A pattie is a pattie be it made of beef, chicken, or rice and beans.


Exactly. I'm fond of the old, original Boca Burgers, and Morningstar Farms puts out a few things I enjoy.
 
2018-08-10 10:15:20 AM  
Best vegetarian "meat" food I've tried is Gardein meatless meatballs. Get some sauce and cheese on them, I don't even want "real" meatballs.

Gardein meatless meatballs nutrition (85 grams) / Mama Lucia's meatballs (90 grams):
Fat 7 grams/12 grams
Saturated fat 0.5g/12g
Sodium 340 mg/510 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg/50 mg
Carbs 9g/5g
Fiber 4g/1g
Protein 15g/13g
Calcium 4% rda/6% rda
Iron 20% rda, 10% rda

The vegetarian meatballs have half the fat, 30% less sodium, no cholesterol, the fiber of two slices of whole wheat bread, and more protein and iron than the meat option. More carbs though, so if you're on Atkins you should choose meat (duh).
 
2018-08-10 10:28:58 AM  
I will also occasionally eat veggie burgers. Just don't expect them to taste like meat. They taste like a veggie patty - black beans, chick peas, soy, corn, onion, garlic, pepper, etc. Sometimes I'll fry up a couple and eat them with some salad dressing.

I eat meat regularly, btw. And I've tried vegetarian "meat" products that I just didn't like. But there's some stuff out there that's not bad, and a lot healthier.
 
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