Long time user of Anova immersion circulator since not far beyond the kickstarter, no appearance on the boards till now due to the lack of android compatible software (I hoped for kindle, that didn’t happen) & finally after spending money upgrading my phone, it still wasn’t compatible, suffice to say, I now have a working phone that has the ability, but now my Anova appears to be the problem with connection issues. so as ever i’m running blind! (since day 1 or thereabouts).
Anyway, Meat, we love it, make our own bacon etc but facing facts that both the planet is having a terrible time of it, are aiming reduce intake of meat as a family & increase our vigour minus “meat sweats”
So, we invested in a big box of “Beyond Burgers” (UK Costco) & oven baked them …tasted good, but the oven is energy heavy (& ovens aren’t insulated so efficiency is literally “out the window” & not favoured)
However, I sous vide alot, tending to get reduced meat & vacuum bag it rather than waste it from the wholesalers & supermarkets, we watched a netflix & you tube available title “The Game Changers” which I recommend to view (there is also a you tube “scrutiny” of the film available to be watched thereafter, which highlights pro-athletes shift to veganism & their base function improvements.
Eating more veg is never a bad idea, so with that has anyone achieved results from sous vide-ing veggie burgers of any brand & able to share tips please? it is absent from the Anova kitchen (if it still exists) as to veggie meat alternatives which have truly hit the market nowadays.
NO, I’m not vegan, I just like “good” food, which is why I originally invested in Anova all those years ago/
A concern is of course (for some) that we use the butter caramelisation for browning / char of a regular veed-ed burger, chicken et al (wonderful “salad chicken” @ 60 C / 140F in this manner last night won the family over incidentally)
Thus in fairness to Vegetarians, & “doing it properly” what alternative processes have folk used when bashing out a burger for a vegan / going vegan friend?
NB I will not be giving up my Berkel slicer, it would be attached at the hip to myself if it wasn’t considered a dangerous weapon, but we do want to up our veg meals intake consumption by a good 40% …not everything can be solved by solar panels & wind turbines, our meat has high carbon footprint “content” so dietary adjustments can go a long way.