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Homemade Walnut Meat

Updated: Mar 20

An amazing plant-based, vegan-friendly, soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free Homemade Walnut Meat recipe that makes approximately 4 servings and takes about 30 minutes to prepare, with an additional 10 minutes for cook time.


I wasn't a red meat eater, even before I went plant-based. I guess that's a good thing considering meat consumption is consistently associated with diabetes risk, as are other animal by-products such as dairy consumption. Meat consumption is a risk factor for diabetes and isn't just limited to red meat consumption, as most think (1). According to U.S. News & World Report, the worst cancer-causing foods are red meats such as beef, veal, pork, lamb, and goat and processed meats such as hot dogs, luncheon meats, ham, and bacon (2). Processed meats have been linked to chronic diseases such as high blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (3). Research also suggests that highly processed foods are tied to higher cancer risks. Breast cancer, in particular, was associated with greater consumption of mass-produced, ultra-processed foods because these foods may often be loaded with sugar, salt, and fat while lacking vitamins, fiber, and other nutritional value (4).