I know it’s been quite some time since I blogged for sure.
Life happens, you know.
I sure have missed my creative time writing, practicing my photography and, of course, cooking!  Don’t worry – I will be back on a consistent schedule now!

After the first of the year, I started a new workout program that took a lot of my side time. However, due to some medical issues in April and May, I’ve had to take it easy for a little while which has given me more of my time to be back with y’all sharing all things VEGAN!  As a part of my New Year’s Resolutions, I have decided that 2018 is the year for me to go fully vegan – 100%. With that goal in sight, I will be testing more and more products to find my essential, must have foods. Cheese and ranch dressing are the last non-vegan items that I eat so I’m almost there!

Beyond Meat Sausages

I feel like every time I go the grocery store I find a new vegan product on the market. It truly is so easy to be vegan in today’s world. A few weeks ago, we were finally able to score some of the brand new Beyond Sausages! I was so jealous reading the reviews of other bloggers, but they aren’t available in my rural part of the world.  My husband and I traveled over an hour to get a package of the Holy Grail of Vegan Sausages.

It was totally worth it.

First of all, the Beyond Sausages are available at most Whole Food locations.  They are available in 3 flavors – Bratwurst, Sweet Italian, and Hot Italian.  We decided to try just one package at a time so we went with the traditional Bratwurst option.  (Spoiler – We have packages of the Sweet Italian and Hot Italian in our freezer as I type this.)  They don’t have a sour smell like I thought the Beyond Meat Burgers had, but the texture out of the package is slightly different than traditional sausages.  I think the best cooking method for this product would be a grill, but we couldn’t wait to try them and cooked them on the stove top due to rain.  It turned out OK – they were still amazing!

Now, I haven’t had meat since 2015, so sometimes my taste buds can be a little deceiving to those of an omnivore.  However, my husband, the omnivore, and I had the same reactions and love for the Beyond Sausages.  I chose to dress mine with the classic Dijon mustard while my husband likes just ketchup. The Bratwurst flavoring is very authentic to its traditional counterpart and it even has the classic *snap* you hear as you take your first bite of a fresh sausage.  My husband tasted a hint of lemon which we later read was an actual ingredient on the label, but I did not taste it.  The only negative was that cooking it on the stove top resulted in a lot of grease that cooked out of them.  I don’t think this would be a concern when grilling out with these tasty treats!  These sausages will be a staple at our summer cookouts this summer for sure!

Wannabe Vegan: 10/10  ~  Omnivore: 9.5/10

 

Bye ya’ll!