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^^^ I've only used Bob's Red Mill because that's what is available at my store and the price is good, but I'd be interested in hearing about other brands as well.
 

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that's what our co op supplies also. It's very good in chili, from theHappy Herbivore cookbook. My hubby is requesting I make that one again. He liked the flavor of it with theTVP in it.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Joe</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2875239"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Some sources indicate that "TVP is a registered trademark of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company." So saying TVP may be like saying <b>Xerox</b> instead of <b>photocopy</b>.<br><br>
It's not clear what the "generic" name is--possibly, defatted soy flour.<br><br>
If you do a search at <a href="http://www.recipesource.com/" target="_blank">http://www.recipesource.com/</a><br>
for recipes using TVP as an ingredient, you will find 109 recipes--not all are vegetarian or vegan, though.</div>
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Apparently, all TVP is made by that company and supplied to others.
 

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These are my two favorite recipes for taco filling:<br><br>
1. <a href="http://vegetarian.about.com/od/maindishentreerecipes/r/tvptacos.htm" target="_blank">http://vegetarian.about.com/od/maind...r/tvptacos.htm</a><br><br>
2. <b>Tijuana Taco Filling</b> (serves 6)<br><br>
1.5 C TVP<br>
1 C water<br>
3 T olive oil<br>
3/4 C chopped onion<br>
4-5 cloves garlic, minced<br>
1T ground cumin<br>
1.5 t ground coriander<br>
big pinch of crushed red chilies<br>
3 T soy sauce<br><br>
In a ssaucepan bring tvp and water to boil, turn off heat and cover.<br><br>
In a saute pan heat olive oil and add onion and garlic and cook until lightly browned (4 to 5 minutes). Add cumin, coriander and crushed red chilies. Add tvp and soy sauce and stir well.
 

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It's amazing actually that even after being vegetarian for 2.5 years I've avoided trying new foods, because I always thought they were more expensive, but TVP is actually quite cheap! I bought some Bob's Red Mill TVP at the store recently and look forward to trying it out. Does anyone have a good recipe for tacos, or other uses for it? Does one cup of TVP = approximately one pound of 'meat'? Thanks for any info you can provide.</div>
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thats funny that you mentioned this......I have been a veg for 22 years and never tried it.....well my sweetie (an omni who loves to cook and eat veg) and I were walking round Whole Foods and found this same thing the Bobs Red Mill TVP and my Sweetie Says that he has a taco recipe that he wants to try with this.....we havent yet......but with all the awesome tips on here it sure is gonna be a great meal....thankies everyone<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
peace<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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American Vegan Kitchen has a bunch of great TVP recipes. There's a shepherd's pie type thing that uses tater tots instead of mashed potatoes that's insanely awesome.</div>
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Thanks for mentioning that one. It's got some great recipes. I'm hungry now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Having pasta with red sauce with TVP in it as I type.
 

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I only recently discovered TVP, and love love love it. It's versatile and economical. I made dirty rice using it last week and it was delicious.
 

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I'm finding it costs about 1.00 to make a pound of hamburger equivalent. Can't beat that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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I only recently discovered TVP, and love love love it. It's versatile and economical. I made dirty rice using it last week and it was delicious.</div>
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Oooh dirty rice! that's a great idea! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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I asked Jill Nussinow a vegan RD what her opinion on TVP was on FB last night, and this is her response:<br><br>
"TVP, as far as I know is a highly processed soyfood. It's a step up frrom isolated soy protein. I don't recommend it regularly but there may be other people who know more than I do about it. I eat mostly whole soy foods such as tempeh and tofu, in moderation. I have 1 recipe that uses TVP for a veggie burger but I rarely make it anymore. Anyone else know?"<br><br>
I just wanted to share, because that was my understanding too....in case anyone is concerned about consuming excess processed soy foods. I pretty much stick to tempeh and soy milk also.
 

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Makes sense. I reckon "moderation in all things" applies here as well.<br><br>
Jenbug, it was tasty. I'll send the recipe if you want.
 

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Makes sense. I reckon "moderation in all things" applies here as well.<br><br>
Jenbug, it was tasty. I'll send the recipe if you want.</div>
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Yes, please!
 

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sally....I agree, my hubby likes the tvp occasionally in chili...more in the winter I guess...makes it hearty
 

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I asked Jill Nussinow a vegan RD what her opinion on TVP was on FB last night, and this is her response: [snip]</div>
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While I do agree that TVP is a highly processed product it still has but one ingredient, defatted soy flour, and I don't consider it to be any more deleterious to health than other processed flours that we eat everyday. Lots of veg*ns eat commercial products that contain <i>many</i> more processed ingredients than TVP not to mention a <i>huge</i> amount of sodium. I'd much rather see veg*ns prepare their own food from defatted soy flour, which is a low sodium food, than scarfing down Boca burgers and the like. I also appreciate that TVP is made as a byproduct of soybean oil manufacturing, and that in doing so there is no waste. It's environmentally sound.
 

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i agree Digger....her point is that it is so processed that it's just above soy protein isolates, which those bocca burgers are made of....I only mentioned it because I too had questioned how healthy it is to eat awhile ago, and then there are always questions regarding "how much soy should I eat" that pop up...to each there own to make their own informed decisions, that's all!
 

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I'm finding it costs about 1.00 to make a pound of hamburger equivalent. Can't beat that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"></div>
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And none of the saturated fat! A good deal all around.
 
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