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#1 Old 10-03-2006, 10:45 AM
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Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up and I was wondering if anyone had any tips for cooking my Tofurky. This will be my first one and I am eagerly anticipating some faux-turkey goodness!!
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Yeah. Don't.



No, seriously, you might like it. Just follow the directions on the package and you'll be golden.



Cheers!

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I have never had one before so I can't give you any advice, sorry. I have been told they are good though. Let us know what you think of it after you try it. Happy Thanksgiving!
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#4 Old 10-03-2006, 11:11 AM
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Yep, just follow the directions! Tofurky is so yummy! I generally cook a Tofurky and a nut loaf with gravy for Thanksgiving.



Look what you've done...now, you've made me hungry.
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So how closely does the Tofurky resemble real turkey?
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So how closely does the Tofurky resemble real turkey?



About as much as a garden hose resembles a snake.
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I thought it tasted like the turkey that came in tv dinners (when I was omni) tasted like.
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I was wondering about this too. Do you think non-veg*ns would like it?



I think Thanksgiving is going to be a time of famine for me and my hubby at our families' houses.



But maybe I can bring my own stuff.
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I thought it tasted like the turkey that came in tv dinners (when I was omni) tasted like.



That sounds about right. If you were a fan of the moist white turkey meat then I suggest you seriously lower your expectations. If you prefer institutional grade meats or insoles, then Tofurkey is probably a good fit for you.



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I've noticed that Tofurkys have 2 different sets of instructions, using totally different ingredients. Sometimes you get one set, sometimes the other.

Anyone else noticed this? I really prefer one over the other.
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I've been told that the Unturkey tastes more like real turkey.
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#12 Old 10-03-2006, 01:58 PM
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About as much as a garden hose resembles a snake.

LOL! You really crack me up. I love your sense of humor.
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I think the Quorn Roast is much better than the tofurkey, but it has eggwhites, so its unsuitable for vegans. But for vegetarians, its actually quite good, and my omni friends liked it (once they got over its shape....)
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I think it's all about the mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy. The fake turkey is just a side dish to me.



Here's a great, EASY gravy recipe:



Into a saucepan put:



1 package Hain Brown Gravy mix

1 cup water

1 can cream of mushroom soup



Mix and bring to a boil.

Then add enough water to thin it down to your liking.
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I gotta say, I don't much care for the gravy that comes with Tofurkey.



This is much better:



http://images.netgrocer.com/jpegs/5100002555.JPG



Franco-American Mushroom Gravy.
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I think tofurky tastes like old shoe.



I think a stuffed squash or two is the way to go for a "main" dish. you can do one sweet and one savory.
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My dad offered to fashion a block of tofu into a dead bird and press a few strands of cooked spaghetti (to resemble veins) onto it so I could have my own vegetarian turkey and not miss out on the whole thanksgiving experience again this year.



I said that I would pass, but he was very sweet to offer.

He looked crushed that someone had already though this up (minus the spaghetti vein part) in the form of a tofurkey.

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Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up and I was wondering if anyone had any tips for cooking my Tofurky. This will be my first one and I am eagerly anticipating some faux-turkey goodness!!



My tip is to leave it in the grocery store's freezer. Blech.
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I agree don't bother, I thought Tofurkey tasted awful,

If you want a faux turkey roast try the Worthington Dinner Roast, it is really really good.....we are having it for our thanksgiving dinner.

http://www.kelloggs.com/cgi-bin/bran...372&company=41
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Tofurky is okay, but very salty, and I don't think it's worth the price.
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just a thought, and this isn't what you asked, but...



sometimes you don't need to 'replicate' the meat item, but replace it with something good in its own right, i guess depending on how flexible your family is. trying to imitate something, and to have it be not as good as the original, might disappoint - but if you make something else there's nothing to compare it to



elsewhere troub suggested this delicious looking dish-

http://www.care2.com/channels/solutions/food/1713



in general using seasonal veggies like squash stuffed with vegan stuffing sounds like it would satisfy anyone, veg or otherwise. good luck
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I really like Tofurky. Last time we made it with a sour cherry glaze, which was super awesome and covered up some of the saltiness.
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I did have the quorn roast before, and thought that was pretty good. Although as someone mentioned, I believe it has eggs.
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I like this quite a bit:http://www.celebrationroast.com/

I usually just slice it & eat it cold with *creamed* potatoes & a green veg.

It feeds 4 and at $5 - $6 is a lot better deal than a Tofurky or an Unturkey.
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I've noticed that Tofurkys have 2 different sets of instructions, using totally different ingredients. Sometimes you get one set, sometimes the other.

Anyone else noticed this? I really prefer one over the other.



Here are the instructions on the Tofurky website:

http://www.tofurky.com/recipes.htm



To the person who asked if omnis would like it, this guy seemed to: http://www.8bitjoystick.com/archives...rian_roast.php
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I LOVE Tofurky, especially in Tofurky leftover sandwiches I would suggest using the soy sauce & orange juice basting method over the olive oil or jam one (it's the one I prefer in any case). I've always wanted to try the Unturkey by Zen & Now but unfortunately I can't find it anywhere in Canada, or at least on the lower mainland. I was planning on trying to make my own Unturkey with a recipe I found, but I'm still having the good old Tofurky as a back-up
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I really like Tofurky. Last time we made it with a sour cherry glaze, which was super awesome and covered up some of the saltiness.

That sounds delicious. May I have the recipe?
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#28 Old 10-08-2006, 12:57 PM
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anyone else use celebration loaf? I've looked it over in store.
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Celllllllllllllllllllllllllllebrate good times, C'MON!
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Here are some tips:

1. Don't expect the taste of a turkey

2. Don't think of it as Turkey



Tada! Now you can eat a tofurky and say.. "Gee that tastes like a good tofurky!" When I went vegetarian I loathed tofu and soymilk. It didn't taste like meat or cows milk. It's because in my head I was expecting the taste of cows milk and meat. Now I expect the taste of soymilk and tofu and love the stuff. I am going to blend my tofu with spices and stuff and then freeze it. I think I will have to do a few tries before the holiday to make sure the final is good for omni consumption.
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