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Meat re-placers are hot
Meat re-placers are hot
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Are we getting more aware about less meat?

The turnover records fly through the roof in the world of meat substitutes!

Since 2015, production has risen by more than 30 percent! The rise of imitation chicken, minced meat and schnitzels can no longer be stopped. No steak, but a vegetarian lentil burger or a lupine wurst. Sales of meat substitutes rose by nearly 35 percent in three years, Green Protein Alliance reports.

The cooperative alliance is committed to fewer animal products and more vegetable nutrition.

It is National Week Without Meat and it seems as if there is more awareness in the Netherlands about meat consumption. You can eat meat substitutes to replace meat. A good alternative, says Guido Camps, researcher and nutritionist at Wageningen University. "You really do not have to eat meat every day." It's about the proteins What you have to pay attention to in meat substitutes is the composition, which is different than with regular meat. In vegetable nutrition there are also proteins, but as a human being you get something different than from animal products. 'If you do not have the right amino acid profile, you can not make a hundred percent equivalent protein from a hundred percent plant product.'

Anne Myrthe Korvinus

The best veggie burger you'll ever make!
Cauliflower veggie burger with bread and vegetables on a plate
Photo: Food Monster Recipes

Only five ingredients! A burger made with roasted cauliflower and lentils, topped with a homemade maple tahini sauce.

Cauliflower veggie burger (vegan) Dairy free!


1 Cauliflower (cut into florets and roasted for 20 minutes)
1/2 cup lentils
1 cup bread crumbs (gluten-free optional)
1 tablespoon tahini sauce (optional)
1 teaspoon curry paste

Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Tahini sauce

3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons tahini paste


In a small bowl, whisk together tahini, maple, and water.

To make the patties: 

Preheat oven to 390°F.
Wash the cauliflower and cut into florets.
Put on a baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
When cold, transfer to a blender, add remaining ingredients. Process until you get a chunky mixture.

Form patties and either fry or bake them.

Nutrional information:

Total Calories: 1244. Total Carbs: 209 g. Total Fat: 33 g. Total Protein: 42 g. Total Sodium: 815 g. Total Sugar: 54 g.

By: Food Monster Recipes