Sometimes it’s nice to look beyond our shores, to see what environmentalists are up to abroad! Abbot’s Butcher is one such case. This is not a real butcher, it’s a family-owned company in California that makes and sells wonderful plant-based meats that are hugely popular. All the ingredients are responsibly-sourced and high in protein, and free from soy and gluten.
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Made from a blend of yellow peas, vegetables and extra virgin olive oil, this is high-quality vegan meat, as opposed to some of the cheap analogs sold in our supermarkets. The added herbs, spices and vinegars give real umami-taste that would rival any restaurant meal.
The company (named after the 19th century conservationist Abbot Kinney) began selling at farmers’ markets. As popularity grew, the brand began to work with top chefs, and is now sold nationwide. across the USA, including wholesale. It recovers all its waste materials and donates a portion of sales to animal welfare charities. In addition, its plant-based meats contribute from 84% to 90% less carbon emissions and 75% to 89% less water, compared to animal agriculture. The range includes:
Ground ‘beef’ is made with onion, thyme and porchini mushrooms, a real umami flavour to use in shepherd’s pie, spaghetti bolognese and enchiladas.
Chopped Chick’n’ pairs a mild flavour with a product that browns nicely in the pan with marinades, spices and seasonings to use in favourite dishes. Fajita-style is seasoned with garlic, onion, cumin and a hint of chilli, perfect for salad, or in crispy tacos, enchiladas or fajitas.
Plant-based chorizo is crafted with garlic, chipotle peppers and Spanish-smoked paprika for a zesty smoky heat, ideal for breakfast scrambles and burritos, or empanadas and enchiladas.