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So I bought some faux chicken today and it looks like barf/turd.. as do the other faux meats.. I bought faux balonga before and thought it was pretty nasty , I tried eating it in a sandwich and didn't like the taste at all, I even tryed frying it and it didn't help. Is the taste some thing you personaly just took-to when you first tried it or did you have to get used to it?<br><br>
So I was also wondering if anyone had good recipes with faux chicken..?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":help:">
 

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Faux meat is generally pretty gross and I don't find it necessary because I don't miss eating dead animals at all. I like trader joe's meatless meatballs though. I've never tried faux chicken, but smart dogs and boca burgers were nasty.
 

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I tried faux Italian sausage, which neither I nor my husband liked, so we just decided not to eat sausage of any kind. I haven't tried other faux meats, they just seem way over processed and energy-intensive. My husband says he'd rather just eat vegetables and such things closer to their natural state. I'm mildly curious about faux meats but imagine they are super high in sodium and other unhealthy ingredients (just my impression of processed foods in general).
 

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I only like some. Mainly I eat Morningstar Farms Veggie Crumbles and Boca chick'n burgers. Sometimes I have the Morningstar Farms chik'n strips.<br><br><br><br>
Other than that, all the fake meats I've had have been pretty gross.
 

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I have tried a lot of brands, and I highly recommend the <b>vegan Boca burger</b>, it is scrumptious, doesn't taste dead like meat does, yet it doesn't taste "weird". They are perfect and relatively healthy. WEll, a lot more healthy than the real meat at least. if you are lacto-ovo veg, the Morningstar Farms "Chicken" nuggets rocked my socks, again, the flavor is much improved from the original, and you don't bite into an occasional tendon or whatever. but then I found out they had eggs and milk in them , so I had to stop eating them....and the veggie corn dogs, too. Ummm...let's see....the fake bologna and ham and stuff are kinda gross, they taste plastic-ey....<br><br><br><br>
Did you buy the Morningstar Farms chik'n strips? Cause I have those and they taste too much like real chicken for my liking, but the second time I tried them in a salad (I actually prepared them correctly) they were really good!<br><br>
Moral of the stroy: Boca Burgers rock!
 

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I tend to enjoy meatless meat products, but i find them best when their flavor is enhanced (like ketchup, mustard and relish on a hot dog).
 

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I think there are so many options you just have to find the right ones. I think a lot are good plain, alot are better in stuff, some are better cooked and then cooled. It just depends.
 

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I have a <b>great</b> recipe for faux chicken.<br><br><br><br>
Don't buy any.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Most of the meat analogs I've tried tasted like dropped ass and the rest are not quite as flavourful, so do yourself a favour: learn to live without them.<br><br><br><br>
Your tastebuds will thank you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Most of the faux meats I like do not taste much like meat at all... I like gluten a lot, which is often shaped like some kind of meat but really has no flavor of its own. It's always best with a good sauce. I like a lot of tofu skin products but have only had them in restaurants and have not mastered using them in my own cooking.<br><br><br><br>
I love Quorn, but it gives me bad heartburn. I like most Tofurkey products, but depending on how long you've been without meat, they might not taste like meat to you.
 

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I like the Amy's California burgers... they're not really 'faux meat', they're soy-free and full of grains and veggies, rather than fake meat flavourings (bleeggh).
 

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I dunno any recipes for faux chicken (maybe sautee it-strips- w/some garlic, onion, tomato, misc veggies, olive oil and toss into a leafy salad, or pasta salad)<br><br><br><br>
I just wanted to say, that Boca Burgers are awesome IMO! Everyone i've got to try them loves them, too! You can use them for anything... I haven't tried the boca crumbled "hamburger" (i forget what it's called) because I'm not sure if it's even vegan or not... but regular patties can be crumbled into chili, into tacos, on top of a spaghetti casserole, etc... as well as made into a yummy burger... they're sooo good.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, just try different types of faux meats, figure out how you can make them taste good to you, get creative, add seasonings, make grilled kabobs w/them, etc... and if you don't like them, don't eat them!<br><br><br><br>
*ETA... I wouldn't expect anything you try to actually taste like meat*
 

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Most of the faux meats I like do not taste much like meat at all... I like gluten a lot, which is often shaped like some kind of meat but really has no flavor of its own. It's always best with a good sauce. ....</div>
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Yeah, I tend to prefer the homemade gluten/seitan products because I can make them taste however I want... Some of the Chinese/Buddhist faux 'meats' and tofu skins (like froggy said) from restaurants, are really super yummy-licious and NOTHING like meats...
 

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Guess I'm in the minority here, surprisingly. I've always liked lots of the imitation meats. Tofurky slices are great, especially the hickory. Cut 'em up and add them to a salad, it's great! Tofurky roasts though, BLECHHH. I like most of the msf/boca stuff. My favorite veggie dogs were smart dogs or tofu pups. They didn't have the weird slime like the MSF hotdogs. I've always liked lots of condiments on my hotdogs/hamburgers, though. Meat isn't really a taste. It's a texture. The taste comes from the spices and stuff you put on it, real meat or analog.<br><br><br><br>
Oh, a guy I know (the ONE person who's ever turned veg from being exposed to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">) would just open my refrigerator, take out a raw Smart Dog and eat it. Oh. My. God. His breath was rank.
 

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I like trader joe's meatless meatballs though.</div>
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I don't really miss those because I don't crave the dead animal flesh.<br><br><br><br>
I do like most other forms of faux meat though.
 

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hmmm.. well, they taste good when you add some seasonings/flavorings... but other than that, i try not to eat too much of it.<br><br><br><br>
Be creative with your vegetables and eat it! :p
 

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I like veggie burgers.<br><br>
I also like riblets. (i'm surprised no one has mentioned those yet!)<br><br>
I like almost all of the Tofurkey products, especially their sausages.<br><br>
Morningstar sausage links are pretty good for breakfast.<br><br>
I also like the Boca spicy buffalo wings.<br><br><br><br>
So yeah, I guess I actually like faux meats. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I agree with OA. Gardenburger Riblets are AWESOME-- hands down the yummiest faux meat out there-- and I can't believe it took two pages for them to be mentioned. Everyone seems to like them.<br><br><br><br>
But basically, some are good, some suck, and everyone likes different ones. So there's no substitute for doing your own experimentation. I find that keeping notes in my journal helps me remember which ones I've already tried and disliked so I don't make the same mistake twice.<br><br><br><br>
I also love Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Chick'n and Steak Strips. Great in a stir-fry or fajitas. Love Quorn nuggets and patties-- the Naked Cutlets are just so-so.
 
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