CEO of Lightlife and Field Roast, Dan Curtin

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What’s the BEST plant-based ingredient to cook with?  It is the one that has paved the way for the plant-based revolution we have today. Dan Curtin, CEO of Field Roast and Lightlife, joins me on the podcast to discuss my all-time favorite product: Tempeh. As Lifelight celebrates 40 years, we dish on the history and the future of the plant-based foodie movement!

Elysabeth Alfano and Dan Curtin

The most unprocessed food in the soy family, I use this organic product as a base for all my “Meat” dishes: Pasta Bolognese, Stuffed Peppers, Lasagna and more. All of these recipes, which are available at, are PERFECT dishes for the holidays. Lightlife tempeh, when seasoned and sautéed, makes a perfect meat base – if you are craving that kind of thing or if you want recipes that you grew up on, minus the meat. Plus, dishes like my plant-based Lasagna and Stuffed Peppers are perfect to cook for a group because they all freeze well.Lightlife Burgers

And if you don’t feel like cooking, Field Roast’s Roast is also pretty delicious and, relatively speaking, a healthy alternative. Dig into this interview for some juicy inspiration!

Smithfield. ADM. It seems that everyone is trying to get into the plant-based space. Dan Curtin gives his take on competition in the plant-based burger space, and I give my prediction for the future of burgers in the grocery store. Check the breakout link above. We live in exciting times!

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