Nearly 85 million Americans eat fast food on any given day, and as of 2016 we averaged 55.6 pounds of beef a year. Given apprehensions about the environmental and health impacts of red meat, there’s plenty of reason to be interested in the new generations of plant-based “meats” like the Beyond Burger and Impossible Foods.
But you don’t have to go to a fast-food joint to eat them. A trip to Gelson’s, the only local store that carries both products, and I had both Beyond and Impossible to use in cooking Isaan Thai-style laab at home. The dish worked well with both products, though I slightly preferred it with the Beyond “meat.” The texture was a bit firmer, crumbled better and the slight coconut flavor of the Beyond worked well in the Southeast Asian milieu.
For the rest of the article and the recipe go to http://sdcitybeat.com/food-drink/the-world-fare/the-taste-of-a-new-generation/