Impossible Burger Taste Test


This past weekend I got the awesome and honor to try a pre-release Impossible Burger. (See Impossible Foods)

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The Impossible Burger is strictly plant based with the ability to bleed like a real burger. On first inspection the color and texture will really surprise you; bright pink and squishy. Also it was a little slimy feeling, the kind of slime you would feel if you were touching raw beef. Well that’s promising.

Once thrown on the grill, it’s hard not to notice it really does brown like a meat burger. Just from looking at the process you might be confused, or doubt this is not meat.


So how does it taste? Well they say you eat with your eyes first, so on that note, my instincts were to think this was beef. The texture was definitely like beef. As for the taste… It was like eating a really lean burger, almost like a turkey burger.  I can honestly say it was one of the best meat alternative burgers I’ve tried. Watch the video below for the entire process.

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The Mayflower Mule- A Holiday Twist on the Moscow Mule

Add a little taste of the holidays to your cocktails this year. Start with The Mayflower Mule. With a splash of Pomegranate Juice, and equal parts Ginger Beer and Apple Cider you’ll keep your guests warm and toasty. Just make sure they don’t hit Plymouth rock.



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You Will Need:
Apple Cider
Pomegranate Juice (or cranberry)
Ginger Beer

Easy Macaroons

Macaroons are trendy, look good, but can be costly. Some as much as $1 each. Make your next party awesome without breaking the bank, with this easy Macroon recipe.

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2 egg whites
dash of salt
dash of cream of tartar
3/4 cup almond flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
food coloring

2 egg whites
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Blueberry Puree
1 cup unsalted butter
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Whole Wheat Garlic Noodles

Garlic noodles pair nicely with many things, they are mixture of spicy, salty and sweet, packed with Umami. For some reason my garlic noodles just taste better with whole wheat spaghetti. Something about the texture and the consistency makes them perfect for absorbing the garlic.

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Happy Dragon Boat Festival. On one of my travels to Taiwan, during the Dragon Boat Festival, I learned the art of making Zongzi. While my wrapping could use some practice, my flavor is there! Also I would suggest getting large bamboo leaves.

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Sticky Rice
Soy Sauce
Rice Wine vinegar
Mushrooms (all kinds)
Green Onion
Bamboo Leaves
Chinese 5 Spice
Garlic Powder

Bisquick Coconut Pandan Waffles (the green ones)

Tired of the same old waffles? Mix it up a bit by substituting milk with coconut milk, and coconut flakes. What makes this waffles green? What is Pandan? Pandan is a leaf found in tropical Asian climates. Using this extract makes baked goods green, while adding a little flavor.

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2 cups Bisquick
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 can coconut milk
1 egg
Pandan Extract
Coconut flakes (optional)

Handmade Fettuccine

Impress your guests with freshly made pasta! It’s a lot easier than you think. With just 2 ingredients and a lot of love, you can whip out this delicious fresh pasta in about 3o minutes. Taste the difference of fresh from the dry packaged pastas.

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4 cups flour
4 Eggs
(water if necessary)

7 Ingredient Ketchup

Ketchup is the American way. We put it on everything. Fries, eggs, spaghetti, fish, cake… probably? Well if you’re trying to change up your meals, here is an easy, customize-able ketchup to help get you going. Just in time for grilling season.

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5 Tomatoes
1 head of Garlic
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup agave
1 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp pepper
1 tbsp garlic powder

Eggplant Torta

In honor of Cinco De Mayo, forget the burritos and the tacos, go for the Torta! This delicious sandwich offers the authentic taste of Mexico with a slight Asian Twist. Pairs perfectly with Michelada.

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Poblano Pepper
Bell Pepper
Refried Beans
Green Onion
Fire Eater Hot Sauce (Recipe)
Soy Sauce
Garlic Powder
Chili Powder

Fire Eater Hot Sauce

Melt your face with my Fire Eater Hot Sauce- made from the slow burning  Habanero Chili Pepper. Actually this hot sauce isn’t as bad as it sounds, it leaves you with a lingering mouth tingle, rather than a gasping for water burn. Never the less I suggest mixing this with other sauces, like ketchup or pasta sauce.

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20 Habaneros
1 head of garlic
1 onion
3 cups apple cider vinegar
3 cups water