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Old 11-06-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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I have a vegetarian friend who's picky with food, so I wondered if anyone can give me some recipes using Texturized Vegetable Protein?

This is important to me, because my friend is 17 and seriously ill.


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Old 11-06-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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This is a great vegetarian chili - you could just add some TVP to it:
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/4420
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This is a great vegetarian chili - you could just add some TVP to it:
Thank you so much! I'm most grateful.
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When I was a vegetarian, I didn't touch TVP or other manufactured meat substitutes. I found that I could cook chick peas or beans and then grind them and then substitute them for ground beef in lots of recipes.
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Thank you so much! I'm most grateful.
You're very welcome - I hope it makes your friend feel a little better. :)
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You're very welcome - I hope it makes your friend feel a little better. :)
She has leukaemia. Tragic, especially in someone so young. But she's very positive, especially in wanting to make new things although she's very tired from the chemo.

I've had TVP myself (though not a vegetarian) and really liked it because it took on not only the flavours of other ingredients but also for its nice texture, reminding me of ground beef.

Think I might just experiment in making a carne (chilli), substituting the beef for TVP and see how it comes out. My friend likes chillies.
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Poppi, I'm sorry to hear about your young friend. I'm including a link to a vegetable broth that was created specifically for those going through chemo and other illnesses that upset the stomach. It is supposed to be very nutritious as well as flavorful. I haven't made it myself but have heard good things about it from others.

Soup Recipes: Magic Mineral Broth - Guideposts
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Oh thank you! So much. That's going to be very helpful to her.
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Hey Poppi!
I am not much help with the TVP but i will say some prayers.

I think the idea of treating it like ground beef and spicing it the same will bring familiarity to the dish and comfort.I would consider some TVP and spinach stuffed canaloni in a beschamel or maybe a shepards pie with TVP.I don't know how sensitive your friend is to spices but from I have read blander may the way to go.
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A TVP dumpling soup may work nicely too.She could enjoy the broth and take the dumplings slowly.
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