Finally, the diet rules have relaxed, and a dash of hedonism has snuck back in. With a firm focus on flavour, the new way to eat is all about feeling good- but without abandoning a focus on overall health. Foods like hamburgers, pizza, ice cream and chocolate have been firmly in the ‘treat’, or even ‘not at all’ category. Now they’ve been reimagined, with a healthy spin.
Start up company Impossible Foods have indeed done the incredible and created a burger patty made entirely from plants. Vegetarian or vegan burger options are, of course, nothing new, but the Impossible Burger takes it one step further. Their patty isn’t just a good dupe in taste and texture, it even bleeds, giving you the complete burger experience, in a way that’s kinder both to the cows and to the environment.
Of course, we don’t want anyone to be left out. There is a growing number of people who are electing not to eat gluten, or who are unable to enjoy it. Rather than opting out, new creations are making all the treats accessible for them. It’s all about being creative with ingredients and options, and it doesn’t hurt if some extra vegetables also find their way in. Pizza bases are made from whipped cauliflower, which also makes a surprisingly good alternative ‘fried rice’.