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    These are actually pretty good. 95% (ish) like real meat.

    3 minutes each side and done.

    They look a little bloody, even when done. Bothers some.

    I haven't been able to get hold of the beast burgers yet.

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    Nah, if I want vegetables (and I really do) I'll eat vegetables.

    If I want a burger, give me that good ol' kill floor skin, butt-holes and eyelids, burnt to a crisp.

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    HEB stopped carrying this stuff.

    I prefer it over real sausage!

    Just slightly.


    You can still get it at Sprouts and Wheatsville.

    Be aware, though that it will soak up practically any amount of oil you use to fry it in.

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    Beyond makes a really good hot dog too.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Nah, if I want vegetables (and I really do) I'll eat vegetables.

    If I want a burger, give me that good ol' kill floor skin, butt-holes and eyelids, burnt to a crisp.
    Yeah....this stuff tastes a lot like beef too...Ingredients-beef, spices....I love Costco.

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    I like some veggie burgers that really don't taste like meat. It's just different and good. Like the one's made from black beans and such. Good stuff. They won't replace a real burger, but sometimes they really hit the spot.

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    SWMBO is a vegan, so I have tried them all. Truth be told, most of the veggie burgers are not that good. These, however:



    Are very tasty.
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    But why.?

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    Don't know about the current crop of veggies burgers, but years ago the trick I found to making them agreeable (texture was mushy) was to fry them good and to serve them with sliced cucumbers and ranch dressing.

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    Tried 'em years ago, when our food co-op first started carrying them. Not so good. Tried every few years for a while. Finally gave up. Perhaps they've finally gotten good?
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    We have cousins who are vegan. Which is fine. Except...

    Every Thanksgiving, when we have to wait for their tofurkey to heat up. Yep. Tofu turkey. Tastes like bad turkey. Loads of things I canít pronounce in it.
    Or at the family reunion, when their tofu dogs have to go on a separate grill. Yep. Tofu dogs. Taste like bad hot dogs. Also loads of odd ingredients. Yes, more odd than ears.
    Or camping. When their vegan marshmallows and carob bars wonít melt right to make símores. Vegan marshmallows have loads of odd stuff, by the by. And melt like carpet or polypropylene rope.

    I have another friend who is a world class athlete and a vegan. There are no meat substitutes. There is just no meat.

    It seems odd, to me, to ditch meat and make food imitating meat.

    By the by, silken tofu, carob powder, and chia seeds a wicked non animal chocolate pudding make...

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    Now Y'all are just being gross!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post

    It seems odd, to me, to ditch meat and make food imitating meat.

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    This.

    We evolved to eat meat, our nearest relatives in the animal kingdom eat meat, so our common ancestor probably ate meat.

    If we did not eat meat, as soon as we started farming and developed weapons all of those herbivores that compete for our food would have gone the way of the aurochs. The world would be a poorer more boring place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    We have cousins who are vegan. Which is fine. Except...

    Every Thanksgiving, when we have to wait for their tofurkey to heat up. Yep. Tofu turkey. Tastes like bad turkey. Loads of things I can’t pronounce in it.
    Or at the family reunion, when their tofu dogs have to go on a separate grill. Yep. Tofu dogs. Taste like bad hot dogs. Also loads of odd ingredients. Yes, more odd than ears.
    Or camping. When their vegan marshmallows and carob bars won’t melt right to make s’mores. Vegan marshmallows have loads of odd stuff, by the by. And melt like carpet or polypropylene rope.

    I have another friend who is a world class athlete and a vegan. There are no meat substitutes. There is just no meat.

    It seems odd, to me, to ditch meat and make food imitating meat.

    By the by, silken tofu, carob powder, and chia seeds a wicked non animal chocolate pudding make...

    Peace,
    Robert
    All of this describes life aside a vegan, except I am a degree closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post

    it seems odd, to me, to ditch meat and make food imitating meat....
    absolutely!!!
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    I poke a lot of fun at her, but in reality, most of my diet is meatless, and we eat very well.
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    I feel the same way about all the gluten free products that imitate gluten products. I get it for those that are gluten intolerant, but for those who simply choose not to eat gluten, eating some raw-bean and seaweed plus a dozen fillers based bread substitute instead of bread makes no sense.
    if you want a burger or sausage, eat a burger or sausage (preferably home-made). If you want bread, eat bread (preferably homemade).

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    Laurel, of "Laurel's Kitchen" fame, wrote that as a vegetarian cook at first she tried to find ways to remake meat dishes with veggies, doing the ersatz thing. But the next step in her thinking was to just let go of meat, and let veggies be veggies. Appreciate them for what they are, rather than try to (poorly) replicate what they aren't.

    We've found that to be Good option, which allows meat to gracefully take second place in your diet, if that's the choice.
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    you can keep the vegan meat junk. more real meat for me.

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    It's nice to have a tasty alternative to beef. For me, healthier. Maybe less polyps. All things in moderation. Also, the whole pink.slime deal put me off hamburger and towards local grass fed, grass finished quality cuts. I'd love to raise my own but she won't let me eat "pets."

    2.5 pounds of feed concentrate into 1 pound of chicken and 3.5 pounds of feed concentrate into 1 pound of pork, but it takes about 6 pounds of concentrate to produce 1 pound of beef. Like all stats, the actual numbers are subject to debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    By the by, silken tofu, carob powder, and chia seeds a wicked non animal chocolate pudding make...

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    Does it GROW on you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Brennan View Post
    Does it GROW on you?
    Chia seeds are a staple of my diet. They are serious energy.

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    A Chia makes a great pet too!
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