Fake Meat On A Stick!

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Posted August 10, 2010 by Marta Holmberg

Lemme guess: When you tell people you’re vegetarian or vegan, they tell you, “I can’t believe you can’t eat [insert something that an animal was killed for] anymore! I could never be vegan.” The truth is, these days, you can make pretty much everything vegan. Deviled Eggs? Check. Stuffed Crust Pizza? For sure. Lasagna? Duh.

More proof that all those dishes you might have thought you could never eat again can, in fact, be made vegan? The Betty Crocker Project, an endeavor that peta2’s own Dan Shannon and his wife Annie have taken on to veganize every recipe in The Betty Crocker Cookbook. Daunting? Yes. Awesome? Of course!

I was lucky enough to get my obsessed-with-vegan-food hands on a Betty Crocker Project creation recently when Annie and Dan made ribs and corn on the cob. Yup, vegan ribs. I may or may not have eaten just as much as the dudes did. Just sayin’. Check these babies out:

The texture was great, and though the vegan version looks different than the standard flesh on a bone, I like that about them. These little numbers were made with Match Meats, an awesome vegan meat alternative, and three different glazes. The recipe can be found here. If you’re the type of person who likes to get a little messy when eating, then slather these bad boys up with your fave BBQ sauce (and lick the extras off your fingers). YUM!

Check out more of Annie and Dan’s awesome creations here. And tell me: What food were you surprised to find out could be made vegan?



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  • 1791 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    I was surprised to see vegan ‘fish’ fingers! I’d only ever seen mock meats and never mock seafood.

  • TW

    1791 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Those look scrumptious, though actually they’re not “fake”, just made from plants instead of animal parts. The original definition of “meat” was “anything not drank” or something along those lines. Using the word “fake” just kind of degrades the food, which is exactly what the animal-meat/dairy folks love to see.
    Veggie-meat or vegan-meat are much better, and more accurate, descriptions. Thanks !

  • 1792 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    tiramisu! my favorite dessert everr can be vegan! 8D

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