dont know if you are vegan or not, but there is a vegan boullion out there at wild oats/whole foods that i soak mine in to rehydrate before putting in things like sloppy joes etc. there are also not-meat broths in aseptic containers tho i dont buy them so do not know if they are vegan. but, they also have spice packets, that from what i can tell, they are vegan--stuff like, fajita mix, chili, sloppy joe and on and on--so add this to the watter you are using to rehydrate the tvp. works for me!!