Do you love Taco Tuesday? If so, have you ever felt guilty for eating one more taco than you should have? Not to worry! Bold Life host Oni Higgins has Angela Yvonne, the founder of Vegan Pop Eats, on to give you some vegan meat alternatives! When something is vegan, it means that it has absolutely no animal product in it whatsoever. Yes, that even includes the smallest bit of butter! Yvonne went raw vegan, which means that she couldn’t eat any food that was over 104 degrees. Being vegan is hard enough, but also finding meals that are under 104 degrees Fahrenheit is even more difficult. What does one do when you’re craving meat, but can’t have it? What if you’re on a raw diet? Yvonne and Higgins have got all your questions covered!
Making meat vegan-friendly
When Yvonne was on her 30-day raw vegan diet, she discovered a new way to make “meat.” A raw vegan diet means that her food could not be over 104 degrees and can’t be cooked past 120 degrees. These are tough requirements to have when you’re trying to cook meals for yourself. The answer to that dilemma? Walnut meat. You can eat this raw or you also can cook it! Best of both worlds. Not only can you use it for tacos, but for all the pasta lovers out there, she added it to her spaghetti sauce!
How to make walnut meat:
- Get the ingredients. Walnuts, pecans, amino acids, garlic, and peppers.
- Chop it all up. Yvonne uses a food processor to make sure everything gets sliced and diced the perfect amount!
- Add the seasoning! Feel free to add whatever seasonings you prefer. It all depends on if you like things spicy or more on the mild side.
For more vegan recipes, check out this video.