For the past 3 weeks, the church I go to has been doing a series on “Life Hacks”…
Or ways to make this crazy life a little more understandable.
Each week, the series opens up with a short clip of a “life hack” such as (1) spearing the filling of an Oreo with a fork before dunking it into a glass of milk to keep your hands free of milk and for equal dunking of the whole Oreo as well; and (2) cutting off and using the bottom half of a cupcake to sandwich the frosting so that the frosting doesn’t end up everywhere on your face.
Food analogies make all things understandable to me!
This week, one of our pastors spoke about favoritism and conscious and unconscious bias and about treating people more vulnerable than us, with grace; and along the way, stories were related to illustrate. One of the leading stories was about a basketball coach here in Georgia, who extended an invite to a boy with MS who was bound to his wheelchair to join the team – without judging him and ruling him out because of his physical attributes. And another story was about another pastor who, every time he left a hotel room, straightened up the room as he wanted to make the job of the person cleaning up after him – easier. What a way to add value to someone’s life!
Aaaand – speaking of adding value to someone’s life…I was given the opportunity to try out Beyond Meat’s Beefy Crumbles this past week and they are one of the best plant based meat substitutes I have tried! After having enjoyed their chicken substitutes in this Stir Fry and this Cashew Curry, I was not disappointed by their beef-less beef crumbles! These beef-style crumbles have all the protein of real ground beef and are ready in minutes on the stovetop, and in seconds in the microwave! And, they’re 100% vegan, as well as non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, and kosher certified!
I used a gluten free partial-beet crust as the base (you could use this beet crust or any other pizza crust of your choice) to a heap of caramelized onions and spiced up “Beefy Crumbles” – and a simple and quick and easy AND delicious dinner was polished off by us gals!
Beyond Meat’s Beef-Free Crumbles come in two flavors – Beefy (classic ground beef style, which I tried) and Feisty (with a tad more spice and kick!), and are available at select Publix, Whole Foods and Target stores.
Beyond Meat supplied me with samples of their Beefy Crumbles. I received no other compensation. All opinions in this post are 100% my very own.