Health & nutrition

  • Companies,  Health & nutrition

    Comparing Impossible & Beyond

    A couple months ago I did a blind taste test between plant-based meat and real meat. Last night, my family and I did a comparison between Impossible meat and Beyond meat. To start off, I compared the color and texture of the two uncooked plant-based meats. Impossible had a dense texture with a red color. Beyond meat had a much different texture because of the white wafer like balls in the meat; the wafers gave the meat a crunchier texture. Beyond meat also had a much darker brown color. The first step was to ball the meat into patty shapes, the patties were a little more thick then regular meat…

  • Environmental impact,  Health & nutrition

    What Are GMOs?

    When the question, “is it safe to have chemicals pumped into the food we are eating” is presented, a lot of people’s initial answer is no. That answer is probably because GMOs have a lot of negative affiliations due to people’s reactions to eat something ‘unnatural’. GMO stands for genetically modified organism, which sounds unnatural; but in the same sense cows and corn are natural, genetically modified food is as well.  Human beings have been harvesting and growing food for thousands of years. At the beginning of those thousands of years food like corn and cattle looked and tasted a lot different than today. That is because over those thousands of…

  • Health & nutrition,  Recipes

    Chili Recipe

    This is my mom’s homemade meat and meatless chili! This chili is so addicting, nutritious and great for cold winter days. It was super fun cooking the chili both ways and visually seeing the difference in the process. I suggest even if you’re hesitant about meatless foods, you give it a try.  Plant-based chili Ingredients (serves 4) 1 lb plant-based ground meat (such as Impossible Burger or Beyond Beef) 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 tablespoon oil (such as vegetable or canola) 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon salt 1 can (28oz) tomatoes, undrained (can be whole or diced) 1 can (6oz) tomato paste…