Originally Posted by Katie E
LEFSE, I think it's something called "texture vegetable protein." I've seen references to it in other recipes but, since I don't eat vegetarian, I haven't investigated exactly what it is.
Katie, you are correct. TVP is textured vegetable protein, and I have used both dehydrated and hydrated versions. The hydrated protien can have the a texture similar to hamburger and can be used as such. At camp we used a dry version which was seasonsed with Italian spices and added it to vegetables and/or rice to make a quick vegetarian dish. I prefered making my own dishes for my vegetarian crew, but there were times when we would have to resort to a "quick fix", such as a taco filling.
My lentil loaf, does not call for this. I unfortunately am not sure where to post the recipe, so if someone could let me know, I gladly post it.
OOps, sorry GotGarlic, I didn't see your reply when I posted. But I thought I would leave my comments up.