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Hey! Does anyone know of a good pork substitute? I know there are plenty of "rib" products on the US market from places like Gardenburger and No & Zen, but they're grossly saturated in barbecue sauce. I'm a fan of Morningstar too, but their "pork" products start and end with their bacon strips. I know that Yves and Lightlife offers things, but they're deli-style slices and sausages. And as far as I know, Veat, Boca and Tofurkey don't produce anything pork-like. Quorn (which I love) does offer dry pork "riblets," however that product does not retail in the United States.<br><br><br><br>
I'm looking for something that's like a roast, filet or a "pork chop." I've seen things like that on the menu in vegetarian restaurants, but I never came across them in supermarkets. Any suggestions? I'm in the NYC metro area if anyone knows of local stores.<br><br><br><br>
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Asian markets offer a "ham" substitute, not sure that's what you're looking for though. There's some frozen products made by...(I think??) Worthington foods that may be more what you're looking for? Also some canned gluten (seitan) products by Companion foods which are similar to what are sometimes erved in Asian restaurants.<br><br><br><br>
Bryanna Clark Grogan has some "pork style" seitan recipes that you could try too. Her recipes are long and wordy but usually turn out wonderful!!<br><br><br><br>
OK, I'm actually no help here, since I have been veg. since a child and don't know exactly the look, texture and definitely not the taste you're missing or wanting to sub.
 

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From La Dolce Vegan: Prepare homemade seitan (stir together 1/2 cup gluten flour and 1/2 cup water, knead for 5 minutes). Mix in a large saucepan:<br><br>
2 cups water<br><br>
1/4 cup tamari<br><br>
2 tsp vegan Worchestershire sauce<br><br>
1 tsp liquid smoke<br><br>
2 tbsp nutritional yeast<br><br>
1 tsp onion powder<br><br>
1 tsp garlic powder<br><br>
1 tsp salt<br><br>
1/2 tsp ground black pepper<br><br>
1/2 tsp dried oregano<br><br>
1/4 tsp dried sage<br><br>
Slice the gluten as desired. Bring the broth to a boil, and drop the pieces of gluten into the broth. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 50-60 minutes (stirring occasionally, every 10 minutes or so) until the broth has completely reduced. Use immediately, refridgerate, or freeze for use in the "ham" dish of your choice. For a chewier texture, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes in a lightly oiled baking dish.<br><br><br><br>
I've definitely never tried this (faux meats and I don't get along well), but it might be what you're looking for?
 

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There are gluten pork substitutes canned in Asian markets. They are alright texture-wise and the taste could come close by adding some salt. I have not tried it out in terms of making vegetarian posole (a soup with pork and hominey that I ate as an omni), but that might be interesting getting closer to Christmas. The canned stuff is in bits, like you would put in a stir-fry or soup.
 

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Have you tried VegeCyber? They have a lot of mock meats/seafood online, but I haven't ordered from them myself (because of the shipping costs to California). By the way, most of their mock seafood items look like they're vegan; a lot of the mock meats seem to contain egg or dairy.<br><br><br><br><b>VegeCyber, Inc.</b> <a href="http://www.vegecyber.com/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#800080;">http://www.vegeCyber.com</span></span></a><br><br>
Offers vegetarian, <b>organic,</b> vegan international food products including a large selection of frozen gourmet, vegetarian foods, <b>organic</b> grains and cereals, tea and herbals, and vegetarian snacks.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
210 Centre Street<br><br>
New York, NY 10013<br><br>
Phone: 212-625-3980<br><br>
FAX : 212-625-8893<br><br>
e-mail: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>
 
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