Quantcast

Vegans Chow Down … On Banana Peels?

"I can think of better things to eat." – Allan C. Johnson, Jr. (1921-2020)

THE NEW YORK TIMES – In November, the British cookbook author and food personality Nigella Lawson shocked her nation when she demonstrated a recipe from her latest cookbook, “Cook, Eat, Repeat,” on her BBC television show of the same name.

It wasn’t royal family-level scandalous. Still, based on public reaction, you’d think she’d caused a major controversy.

And all because she’d prepared a fragrant dish of cauliflower — and banana peels.

“I certainly didn’t expect newspaper headlines about it!” she said in an email. “It’s hard to overcome the cultural assumptions about what is and is not edible, and to start eating what we have customarily regarded as waste.”

A few months earlier, another British culinary television star and cookbook author, Nadiya Hussain, had appeared on a “Good Morning Britain” segment on cooking during lockdown.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

“Everyone’s making banana bread,” she explained, offering resourceful tips on using scraps to avoid food waste. “Don’t chuck the peel away. Cook it up with some garlic and onions and barbecue sauce, stick it in a burger, and you’ve got, like, pulled pork, pulled chicken.”

After Ms. Lawson’s show aired, Ms. Hussain’s previous appearance resurfaced, and the peels became a culinary cause célèbre.

Ms. Hussain, whose parents are Bangladeshi, credits her father, a former chef and restaurant owner, for introducing her to cooked peels. In Bengali cuisine, unripe skins are cooked until soft, then puréed with garlic and green chiles, and sautéed with additional seasonings.

In the southwest region of India’s Kerala state, unripe bananas are most commonly associated with a thoran, a type of stir-fry for which they’re soaked then sautéed with a bouquet of bloomed spices and an aromatic, chile-warmed paste of ground coconut.

Some adaptations include the peels, while others feature them on their own … Click here to read more. 

Slutty Vegan to Launch Special Limited-Time Vegan Fried Chicken Menu

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Maxwell Rabb, May 17, 2021

THE BEET – Atlanta fast-food stop Slutty Vegan is looking to rival Chick-fil-a and Popeye’s with a totally plant-based pop-up chicken menu.

The vegan restaurant chain is partnering with Incogmeato – a subsidiary brand of MorningStar Farms – to debut a limited-time vegan fried chicken menu.

The celebrity restauranteur and Slutty Vegan founder Pinky Cole plans to host this special menu on May 19, showcasing a full line of plant-based chicken options for just one day at the Old Fourth Ward location.

The special menu brings three exciting spins on classic fried chicken dishes including an Incogmeato Side Chik Tender Basket, an Incogmeato Mutha Clucker Chik’n Tender Sandwich, and an Incogmeato Chik’n Tender Tac-Heaux. Slutty Vegan’s mission is to encourage people to try the Incogmeato substitute, which claims to taste and tear just like conventional fried chicken.

“I know that vegans and meat-eaters alike will definitely love it whether they are vegan or not,” Cole told Paltrocast. “If you just want to make some chicken tenders at home, if you want to make a sandwich, if you want to make a sandwich, if you want to make a taco you can do that, and not feel like you’re eating meat or feel like you’re eating something vegan that doesn’t taste good. So, I am excited about the partnership that I am doing.”

Vegetarian giant, Morning Star Farms, released its Incogmeat range in 2020, revamping the company’s plant-based chicken offerings.

The company has been moving away from animal products in recent years, previously criticized for using egg whites in some of its chicken alternatives. Last month, the company launched a new Chik’n Tenders in both Original and Sweet BBQ flavors, which can be found in H-E-B, Wegman, Southeastern Grocers, Walmart, and Kroger nationwide.

Cole has partnered with plant-based companies in the past to promote vegan cuisine. Her restaurant’s signature burgers are made with Impossible Foods patties.

The recipe combines the classic Impossible Burger with Cole’s signature Slut Sauce alongside several toppings that include vegan cheese for a traditional cheeseburger experience. Read more here.

- Advertisement -

TRENDING

Vaccinated People Are ‘Just as Likely’ to Spread Covid: True?

The Atlantic – For many fully vaccinated Americans, the Delta surge spoiled what should’ve been a glorious summer. Those who had cast their masks aside...

Biden Admin. Awards $150K To Florida District That Resisted DeSantis

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said on Thursday that it was reimbursing a Florida school district that lost state money for imposing a mask...

Ivermectin: What The Evidence Says

Daily Briefing, September 21, 2021 ADVISORY BOARD – Ivermectin is an anti-parasite drug discovered in 1975. It was initially introduced as a drug for livestock,...

CDC Backs COVID Booster For Millions

AP – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a...

Doctors Charged In Massive Fraud Including False Covid Claims

NBC NEWS – The Department of Justice has announced criminal charges against 42 medical professionals, including 23 doctors, and nearly 100 other people for...

Middle-School Mom Rips School Board Over Anal Sex Reference

FOX NEWS – A Texas school district has removed a book from schools after an irate mother read aloud an excerpt about anal sex...

State Cops Sue Governor To Block Vaccine Mandate

FOX NEWS – The union that represents about 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers went before a judge Wednesday asking for a delay in the...

Vaccine Effectiveness “Appears To Wane Over Time”

(CNN) The protection provided by Covid-19 vaccines appears to wane over time, especially for people 65 and older, a US Centers for Disease Control...

Frozen Shrimp From India? Throw It Back [Check Labels Now]

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Officials say a Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak linked to imported, cooked, frozen shrimp is over, but they are concerned some consumers...

“Biden’s Failure During A National Health Crisis” – Kaiser

KAISER HEALTH NEWS – President Joe Biden’s failure to name someone to lead the Food and Drug Administration, more than 10 months after the...
- Advertisement -