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Re: TVP recipes

my TVP recipes
tvp (like meat) sauce:
I like to use the large tvp.  Put some in a cup, add water so that the water
just covers the tvp.  Let stand for about 10 minutes.  Add a little more
water if the tvp is still dry.  The tvp should absorb all the water, if not
you can drain it or just cook it depending if you care if there is a little
extra water.  Then stir the tvp into your favorite spaghetti sauce.
Shepard's pie with tvp:  Saute the tvp in a pan till brown.  (Hint: add just
a little mustard, while it is saute-ing.)  I like to mix straight tvp with
some sort of veggie burger mix, like better than burger.  The mix is mostly
tvp too, but with seasonings added.  Then put the saute'd tvp on the bottom
of a lightly "greased" or non-stick baking pan.  Next add mixed veggies, such
as carrots, peas, corn, and green beans.  I usually use frozen veggies for
this.  I let them thaw a little while the tvp is reconstituting saute-ing.
But if they are still a little frozen it does not matter.  Sprinkle the
veggies on top of the tvp.  Next, the mashed potatoes.  However you make them
is fine.  I like to use red potatoes.  Leave skins on, cut into chunks, boil.
Drain, mash, add nayonaise, and regular unflavored soy/rice milk, etc.  (I am
vegan so no dairy.)  Spread mashed potatoes on top of veggies.  Bake the
whole thing in oven at around 350 degrees for around 45 minutes, until the
top is light brown and the inside is hot.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brendan Gunning" <Brendan.Gunning@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <fatfree@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 8:24 AM
Subject: TVP

--- You wrote:
I made chili yesterday with a package of chili mix and substituted TVP
for the meat.  It was very good and I'm sure that most carnivorous people
wouldn't know the difference.
--- end of quote ---

Hi.  I've been lurking on the list for quite a time now, hoping somehow that
I could make life-style changes simply by reading the posts.  I'm beginning
to accept that I'm going to have to do more than just read.

I think I would like the chili mentioned.  What chili mix do you use?  And,
more inportant, how do you use the TVP?  Is it necessary to reconstitute it
first?  Then saute with onions as I would hamburger and add it to the mix?

I appreciate any suggestions on how to use TVP as a substitute for ground
meat.  I'm really trying this time to eat healthier.  Next to stopping
smoking, changing my diet is the hardest thing I have ever done.