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The Vegan Experience, Day 5: Say No To Faux

The Vegan Experience J. Kenji López-Alt 119 comments

I can't stand faux meat. I just can't abide by the stuff. I understand the appeal, and it's precisely because veganism is a diet of moral rationale that mock meats exist. Folks don't want to eat animals because it automatically implies exploitation, yet they grew up with delicious bacon and don't want to give it up. It's a trade-off that some people are willing to make, yet deep down (or even just below the surface), I think pretty much every vegan knows that no matter how great those new soy-burger patties are, they'll never compare to the real thing in flavor. My question is, why even bother? More

Cook the Book: Pan-Fried Mung Beans with Tempeh

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 2 comments

I chose this recipe for Pan-Fried Mung Beans with Tempeh to round out our Super Natural Every Day week as a bit of an experiment. On paper, this is a health food recipe through and through. I mean mung beans, tempeh, and broccoli are the stuff 1970s-era hippie health jokes were made of. I was dying to see if this could actually be tasty in the deft hand of Heidi Swanson. And sure enough, it is. More

Black-Eyed Pea and Tempeh Beanballs

Serious Eats Caroline Russock Post a comment

[Photograph: FotoosVanRobin on Flickr] Whether you eat meat, dairy, or no animal products at all, no one should have to go through life without meatballs in some form. And it was with this in mind that I decided to tackle... More

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