Vegans on The Great Food Truck Race Show

I am so excited to see a vegan team on The Great Food Truck Race ! For those of you who are not familiar with the show, it airs on the Food network. It involves different teams competing against each other, in a series of challenges, to win $50,000, while traveling through different towns & cities. Each week, one team is eliminated, based on who has earned the least amount of money.

I was thrilled to see the vegan team, named Sol Food Collective, for several reasons. First of all, it feels like it is another sign that veganism is being viewed in a positive manner. I also love that it exposes more people to vegan food. I don’t know about y’all but I have met too many people who think vegan food is boring if it doesn’t involve animal protein of some sort. I try to be a good vegan ambassador and show them that it’s not, without sounding preachy or militant.

On this first episode of this season, which aired June 9th, I was so proud of how the vegan team handled themselves during a challenge. I am about to give some details so if you don’t want to know them, stop reading right now !

There was a challenge in which all the teams were given crab meat and whoever made the most money from the crab-based food would win immunity, no matter how little money they earned from the rest of their menu.The vegan team, Sol, stayed true to what they believe in and turned the crab down. They didn’t want to sell out just for the chance to win immunity. It ended up that they made enough money from their normal menu to continue on in the challenge ! Yay ! I think it was good karma for doing the right thing.

Thank you to the team Sol members for being awesome vegan ambassadors !

Take care y’all !

I wasn’t paid in any form to promote Food Network, The Great Food Truck Race or Sol Food Collective.

Where the hell are the Beyond Burgers at ?!

I found an article that is titled “Beyond Meat’s home in the meat aisle sparks food fight”, that I wanted to share with you. Click here for the article.

I live in the southeast area of Georgia (in America) in a town that has a population of about 30,000 but it feels so much smaller than that. There are only 4 places to go grocery shopping. Each place has a few vegan/vegetarian products but none of them has Beyond Burgers. If I need something like vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, TVP, etc., I have to drive about an hour to Savannah to buy them. While shopping there I have seen Beyond Burgers and they are usually in a stand alone freezer but one place had them in the dairy section. In my area of the South, it is hard to imagine seeing any kind of vegan product in the meat section ! One place, in my town, has Beyond Sausages but it is in a stand alone freezer case that contains thing like 1-2 feet long animal bones, and goat and buffalo meat. It feels like that case is for the “misfit” meat items. Who’s going to look there for a meat substitute ?

With all the various places that you can find the Beyond products in a store, it makes you feel like you are on a frickin’ scavenger hunt ! It would be nice if there was a contract stipulation saying the product has to be in one place for each and every store. I think the meat department would be the best place to put the Beyond Burger and Sausages. I don’t like being in the meat department but I would like to see more people exposed to meat alternatives. If the Beyond Burgers and Sausages were in the freezer section (with the other vegan options), there is a good chance that those who do eat meat, would never be exposed to the Beyond products. In the meat department, the products could show more people how exciting the vegan options are now, compared to decades ago. What do you think?

I wasn’t paid in any form to promote Beyond Meat but I did a hell of a good job though !

Take care y’all !