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Please post recipe ideas! We have a large bag of TVP and I have not cooked with it in years. I have a tendency to make up recipes and not write them down, and then when I have not made something in awhile I am a little lost. It has been at least 5 years since I have cooked with TVP.

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  1. Isn't it odd, that the same thing happens to others at the same time. I was just looking into that the other day. I found a few ideas and some information at about.com ...I'm sure there are dozens of sites that would be helpful. I often find that so many get a little too...well too, if you know what I mean. I usually just want recipes, and info on HOW to use it. I've yet to find anywhere that tells me the proportions of TVP to liquid, to simple reconstitute it. I have lots of ideas on how to use it, in the same way as I'd use any ground meat, if I could find an answer to that question, of proportions.


      1. re: link_930

        Try recipezaar but don't type in the abbreviation, type in "textured vegetable protein" and then check the TVP box.

        1. re: MysticYoYo

          No luck using that, Mystic. I understand that some people have been experiencing a LOT of trouble with the recipezaar site, lately. Maybe I am too, as nothing shows up.


      2. Veggie Chorizo. I haven't made this exact recipe (got one from vegan w.a vengance), but in general it's a good, healthy thing you can use in any type of mexican dish (taco, burrito etc).. even scrambled eggs. it freezes&reheats well.


        1. The same thing has been dogging me for a year! I have a bag of Bob's Red Mill TVP that my husband bought accidentally and I can't remember how to use it, except in chili. I'm so glad this came up!

          I'm going to try the chorizo recipe.

          1. I haven't used TVP in awhile - lately I'm using Yves Veggie Cuisine Veggie Ground Round.... however TVP was a staple in my chili and tomato sauces.

            Vegetarian Times is usually a good resource for me... I did a quick search and pulled up four recipes searching TVP: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe...

            HTH :)

            1. This is our annual Christmas Eve dinner. It dirties every pot in the house. It's not going to use a lot of TVP, but it will take care of some of it.
              Shepherd's Pie

              6 medium potatoes
              1/2 c buttermilk
              2 T parmesan
              boil potatoes, drain and return to pot. Mash, add buttermilk and cheese.
              2/3 c water
              1/2 sun dried tomatoes
              2 t oil
              1 onion
              1 red pepper
              2 cloves garlic
              1 t oregano, basil
              1/2 t cumin
              2 T soy sauce
              1/2 c tvp
              3/4 c water
              Place tomatoes in a pot with 2/3 c water, simmer 5 minutes. Drain, reserving water. Chop tomatoes. Heat oil, saute onion, garlic and spices. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 15 minutes.
              1 t oil
              1 large onion
              2 med. carrots
              2 - 4 T water
              2 c cooked lentils
              1/2 t oregano
              1 t worcesteshire sauce
              Saute onion, add carrots and water, cook 8 minutes. Stir in lentils and rest of ingredients, cook for 2 minutes.

              Set oven to 350. Place "hash" in 2 qt dish, cover with "gravy" and then the mashed potatoes. Bake for 30 minutes.

              1. I haven't made this tourtiere with TVP yet but it's my goal before the holidays are over.