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TVP

Last post Fri, Sep 23 2011 10:12 AM by Brandy. 8 replies.
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  • Wed, Sep 21 2011 3:29 PM

    • Brandy
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    I just came across an article that mentions texturized vegetable protein. I have never seen this before in stores. What is it exactly? Is it a healthy and frugal substitute to meat?

    If you use it, what it is your experience with TVP?

     

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  • Wed, Sep 21 2011 9:53 PM In reply to

    Re: TVP

    You can get it Brandy in the area where you find Bob Red Mills products it comes in a bag about the size minced onion maybe a little bigger sometimes you can find it in bulk bins as well ( I find it in mexican stores as well but those pieces are HUGE about this size of small meatballs) I used it mixed with other meats like 7/8 cup of boiling water over 1 cup of TVP it will expand (it is a soy product) I have tried it meatloaf and tacos but it needs to be seasoned.. Usually a bag of Bob Red Mill runs about $2.50- $3.00

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  • Wed, Sep 21 2011 10:56 PM In reply to

    Re: TVP

    Plain TVP is very bland and is supposed to take on the flavor of whatever you mix it with - I didn't find that to be and we don't care for the plain kind.  It doesn't pack together, so the more you use along with real meat, the looser the end product will be.

    We have used lots of flavored TVP and some are pretty good.  We like sausage-flavored TVP the best, especially mixed into breakfast gravy; the chicken flavor is our least favorite.  The beef bits are acceptable, but the brand we tried was very salty...Liz.

  • Wed, Sep 21 2011 11:07 PM In reply to

    Re: TVP

    jayashiangel:

    You can get it Brandy in the area where you find Bob Red Mills products it comes in a bag about the size minced onion maybe a little bigger sometimes you can find it in bulk bins as well ( I find it in mexican stores as well but those pieces are HUGE about this size of small meatballs) I used it mixed with other meats like 7/8 cup of boiling water over 1 cup of TVP it will expand (it is a soy product) I have tried it meatloaf and tacos but it needs to be seasoned.. Usually a bag of Bob Red Mill runs about $2.50- $3.00

    That would be a big bob honking sized meat ball to feed a family of eight fueled with mirico gro plant food hows that.

    Ok kidding aside I didn't know that and maybe its plant and an egg in it to hold the textured soy bean sometimes that happens.

    chrissanne
  • Fri, Sep 23 2011 2:07 AM In reply to

    Re: TVP

    sissy:
    family of eight fueled with mirico gro plant food hows that.
     

    Yikes, sissy, I needed that laugh. You are too funny!

  • Fri, Sep 23 2011 7:32 AM In reply to

    Re: TVP

     It is a soy product like someone else mentioned.  I don't see it in many regular grocery stores.  It is in the vegan/vegetarian meat subs found in the freezer section.  I keep some in the pantry.  I buy Bob's or  Harmony House.  The kids love it!  I will make lentil and barly soup or pintos or veggie soup and add a lilttle in.  You don't want to over do it because it does not have it's own flavor.  It is mostly to add a little protein and the "bite" of meat.  Harmony House has TVP in different textures other than the ground meat texture.  I will keep some on hand and the kids will grab a little to eat like beef jerkey.  

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  • Fri, Sep 23 2011 7:45 AM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: TVP

    jayashiangel:
    it is a soy product

    Ahh. I saw that it was used as a meat substitute but I had no idea what it was made of.

    jayashiangel:
    Usually a bag of Bob Red Mill runs about $2.50- $3.00

    How far are you getting that to spread?

     

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  • Fri, Sep 23 2011 9:00 AM In reply to

    Re: TVP

     We get 4-6 meals (6 people) out of a bag.

     It doubles/triples like beans so don't overdo it.

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  • Fri, Sep 23 2011 10:12 AM In reply to

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    Re: TVP

    2ndGenGranola:

     It doubles/triples like beans so don't overdo it.

    I don't think I will be using it but I was curious about it.

     

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