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#1 Old 02-01-2007, 05:22 PM
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My kids attend a culinary school for children...it's not a veggie school, but their instructor always tells me what to bring to make the recipes veg. She just called and said we need kielbasa for this weekend. Any suggestions?



That's not something we typically eat at home, so I am at a bit of a loss. I Google'd and turned up tofurkey's version, but the reviews were mixed. Any suggestions?
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#2 Old 02-01-2007, 07:55 PM
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Yves makes a bratwurst that's pretty good.That's the closest thing I can

come up with. Good luck.
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Yves makes a bratwurst that's pretty good.That's the closest thing I can

come up with. Good luck.



but yves is owned by a big meat(or was it dairy or egg) industry, the same one that owns silk
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I grew up with old school Polish kielbasas, tofurkey was nothing remotely like them. They tasted more like chewy dense peppery bread. I ended up throwing them out. The closest thing I've encountered are the Boca Smoked sausages. But even they aren't that close and they're not vegan. Do you know what they're going to be doing with these kielbasa? That might affect what you buy.

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but yves is owned by a big meat(or was it dairy or egg) industry, the same one that owns silk



Here is the company that owns yves..... seems ok to me? And they own Soy dream, not silk.



http://www.hain-celestial.com/
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The yves one tastes like burned spicy rubber... (to me anyway).



Boca makes some that I used to LOVE, but they aren't vegan; if you're vegetarian, they're definitely worth a try.



I personally really like the Tofurky ones. So they have a little fat and sodium - it's not REALLY outrageous and if you're eating a balanced diet it's not going to be that big a deal. Supposedly it "cooks" the most like real keilbasa though I have no idea there.



My kids like 'em a lot too. None of us have ever had "real" keilbasa though... so our opinion may not be accurate.
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You guys are awesome...thanks so much!



I am unsure of what they're doing with them, but I'll run to the store in just a bit.
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Here is the company that owns yves..... seems ok to me? And they own Soy dream, not silk.



http://www.hain-celestial.com/



blah, thanks for showing me that. someone told me otherwise.
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I don't really like Tofurkey Kielbasa, but my husband loves it. I think I may just find it to be "too meaty."
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Boca bratwurst is pretty good. That might work.
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I don't like the Tofurkey brats/sausages if you're just putting them on a bun, but they do cook well in other recipes. The texture is decent too.
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www.fieldroast.com they might have something similar!
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I had the Tofurky once. It sure doesn't even resemble anything like the Polish Sausage my mom used to make when I was little. It seemed more like Bratwurst - the German sausage.
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The yves one tastes like burned spicy rubber... (to me anyway).



Boca makes some that I used to LOVE, but they aren't vegan; if you're vegetarian, they're definitely worth a try.



I personally really like the Tofurky ones. So they have a little fat and sodium - it's not REALLY outrageous and if you're eating a balanced diet it's not going to be that big a deal. Supposedly it "cooks" the most like real keilbasa though I have no idea there.



My kids like 'em a lot too. None of us have ever had "real" keilbasa though... so our opinion may not be accurate.



agree the yves one tastes a bit funky to me..Boca makes some good stuff.
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Nothing I've found tastes like "real" keilbasa (I grew up in a Ukranian community). But I like the Tofurkey stuff for its own taste.
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