Plant Meat – Homemade Vegan Meats

These delicious plant-based meats make it easy to move towards a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. The meat balls in particular are better than any meat I have ever eaten and they are a whole lot healthier!

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 didn’t 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 a slave labor option next to perfectly good alternatives .. there is no away out of the ethics of that decision.
If you want to learn more about ethical/environmental considerations of eating animal products – watch Cowspiracy, Earthlings, Forks over Knives 😀

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…

The Gentle Chef – Seitan –

Vegan plant meat recipe ideas – one using seitan, one using tofu and one using nuts/beans
Sausages Seiten
– 2 cups vital 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
– 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 smoked paprika
– 1 teaspoon chill powder
– 1 tsp garlic salt
– 1/2 tsp black pepper
– optional 1 tsp vegan beef stock or drop of liquid smoke
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

Some purchased vegan meats:
Jerky –
Beyond meat range –

It’s easy to enjoy a better way of doing things, I hope this video was useful X

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