Not Again… This Time It’s ‘Vegan Nacho Sauce’. Come on!
Just when you thought you’d seen the most obscene example of food porn, along comes something that takes the gluten-free cake.
What on earth is the point of vegan nacho sauce? Yes, I get the ethical implications of not eating dairy but one of the main facets of a vegan approach is the quest for better health, is it not?
In actuality, a vegan approach is not that different than a Paleo approach if you really compare apples to apples or…kale to kale (had to get in a mention of my favorite leaf!).
Both are plant based and both focus on incorporating a balanced approach with healthy fat sources from olive oil, avocado and coconut oil.
Obviously where the difference is great is the source of protein, but if the real vegan diet is followed or if a True Paleo approach is implemented, that’s the sole difference.
What else do they have in common? They can both be easily done incorrectly.
Enter the adulteration using ingredients that either used to be Paleo or used to be vegan. As in, they might be derived from real foods but have been so highly processed, I’d be hard pressed to still refer to them as food.
As if by adding the word ‘vegan’ or ‘paleo’ or ‘gluten-free’ for that matter, it would automatically make the (faux) food item listed after that word a healthy option!
This article is particularly interesting as it goes into detail as to all the experiments the author did to sort out how best to mimic a traditional cheese sauce with one that doesn’t contain animals products.
That’s the differentiation; it doesn’t contain animal products. Is it healthier simply because it’s dairy free?
Hardly…unless your idea of health includes hydrogenated oils in the ratio of 6 tablespoons of liquid and ingredients whose sole purpose is to add “gooeyness” or “stretchiness”.
I’d prefer not to eat things that are gooey or stretchy, actually.
Wow. I don’t really know what to write here. Kinda gobsmacked….
How about just eating fresh, real food that is so lovely on it’s own that it doesn’t need to be doused in something gooey or stretchy?