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Making tofu for mass production and consumption and making tofu at home generally follow the same procedures. Soybeans are soaked, ground, and cooked. The resulting "milk" is separated from the soilds. Then a coagulant is added (either salts, acids, or enzymes depending on producer and type of tofu). Finally, the tofu is pressed. The one difference ...


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In addition to the advice above about not explicitly trying to replace meat, the best advice I can give is to think about two things when cooking vegetarian: Umami. This is the Number One problem most people have (I'm talking to you, work cafeteria) when cooking vegetarian. Meat gives the umami/savory flavor in a dish, and you can't simply replace it with a ...


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This is a non-vegetarian POV: Eating healthier is often just as "easy" as eating less. A good meat substitute would be to replace your meat with: Nothing. Now I don't mean replace all your meat in a dish, just part of it. Just halve the amount of meat you eat and you're already eating healthier. Halve the amount of potatoes you eat too. Keep veggies at ...


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From a commercial/industrial standpoint, there are two sources for TVP that are industry "go-to"'s: CHS Proteins and ADM. In particular, CHS Protein's QR600 line (non-GMO version is QR600N) has the most closest match we've been able to find through sensory evaluations for matching actual meat (cooked from raw ground). If you soak them, spin dry, then mix ...


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Me and my husband cook almost exclusively vegetarian at home, because he simply doesn't like meat very much in general. For the meat we do buy occasionally we value quality over quantity, which tends to get rather pricey and we simply can't afford much of it. However, I grew up on a lot of meat, so at first it was rather hard to come up with food ideas and ...


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Here's my tricks and tips based on 25 years of being a vegetarian and cooking for a spouse who is not: Avoid meat substitutes entirely for most meals. They just don't satisfy, and simply act to remind you of the meat you're missing. Learn to cook & like cuisines that do not require meat, or only require it in small quantities, including Middle ...


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Meat substitutes - a word of warning for someone attempting to replace meat in one fell swoop... I'll leave everyone else to come up with viable meat alternatives, if that's what you actually require, but as someone who once did this & failed miserably, a word of warning. Don't expect meat substitutes to give you the same flavour or texture ...


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