The Beyond Burger is Bodacious!

It has been just over a year since I ceased eating meat and I could not be happier. Today in America we slaughter on average 75 cows per minute, 24 hours a day and four times as many pigs. My shift came as a result of a growing awareness of the value of life and health reasons. The only thing I have missed eating is a really good burger.

I have now tried dozens of various kinds of patties from quinoa to black beans, garbanzos, soy, oats, seitan and most all other veggie compositions. I finally realized that impersonating a beef burger was not ever going to happen, until now!

The Beyond Burger hit the market months ago at a select restaurant in NY and California then they arrived into Whole Foods in Boulder with the promise of them being in the Texas market sometime this Spring, and they arrived at the WF about an hour away last week. I made my first one last night and you’re going to love them!


I chose to cook them on cast iron, and unlike any other vegan burger, I have ever cooked no oil is required as they contain plenty and the look, texture, and taste is spot on. Compassion never tasted so good! This burger rewrites all the rules for people since unlike animal flesh it does not promote heart disease or cancer.

The manufacturer Beyond Meat has spent years perfecting this amazing burger with the not so secret ingredient plant heme, which gives it the taste and look of beef and is certain to rival beef burgers easily and its main ingredient is pea protein. Non-GMO, soy and gluten free, this burger cooks up in less than eight minutes and my first bite last night was pure pleasure.


For vegans and vegetarians this is a layup and for meat eaters here is an option that tastes amazing, and it didn’t require a poor cow to live in a God forsaken feedlot only to be slaughtered and placed into clean little packages. The Beyond Burgers contain as much protein as beef and zero cholesterol.

This kind of effective meat replacement will change the game, and the cows could not be happier. Enjoy your weekend, pick up a package or two to enjoy, share this as you care to and be well!


Processed meats now categorized the same as asbestos, formaldehyde & mustard gas.

After the review of over 400 studies all processed meats are now classified as Group 1, carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organization so if you’re a consumer of them, please take note. Their classification comes from evidence from epidemiological studies that eating processed meat causes colorectal cancer.

After reviewing over 700 studies, it was concluded that red meat: that includes beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse, and goat would be classified Group 2A, Probably carcinogenic to humans. Yes, they eat horse meat all around the world.

In those studies, risk mostly increased with the amount of meat consumed. In an analysis of facts from 10 studies estimated that each 50-gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by about 18%.

If you are not familiar with the China Study and the movie Forks over Knives, and you care to learn more about the whole meat hubbub then read and watch it. You have a right to know the truths about what you consume and then it is your choice what to do with that information.

As with most studies, we have no idea what their complete lifestyle was outside of the consumption of the processed meats. Far too many variables to pin down accurate numbers in my thinking but the fact is our bodies have zero requirements for processed anything and outside of b-12 no requirements for meat.

Paisley, the puppy, continues to grow and learn and is a true source of joy for us. Almost 13 weeks old she is so much bigger than we got her six weeks ago and so is our love for her. Nutritional Truths is available on Amazon in paperback and kindle as well as on iTunes and Audible in audio version. Share as you wish and Be well!