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JUICEFAST999 Posts: 19
4/22/16 11:32 A

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The thing about tofu is that it is a completely tasteless food. It will taste like whatever is cooked with it, whether that be some other food or seasonings. Tofu CAN taste good if cooked right but the problem is it is super hard to cook right.

As a suggestion: a restaurant i go to for lunch a lot is called Chipotle. They do mexican food. One of the "meat" options is Sofritas which is made out of Tofu. There are recipes out there, just google how to make Chipotle Sofritas and you'll probably find several. This stuff is good. Give it a try.

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4/18/16 8:25 P

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As another posted, I have good luck with Gardein products - had a "chicken" patty for lunch today that was very good. Lightline has some good products too. Tonight we did a cauliflower & chickpea curry that was easy to make and delicious. Found the recipe at Meatlessmonday.com

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4/9/16 7:58 A

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Hi: Try Gardein or Morningstar products in the grocery store's frozen food section. I love Gardein's Soy Fish and Chicken strips but there are other faux meats as well such as crab, etc.

You can then add to this by learning to make vegetarian entrees such as bean burgers, lentil loaves, falafel, etc. There are several cultures that feature vegetarian options such as Indian, Thai as well as Italian, Chinese and Mexican versions of classics.

Have fun visiting vegetarian restaurants for ideas. Visit Amazon and other bookstores for cookbooks. Subscribe to Vegetarian Times and visit online sites for recipes. Check out Happy Cow for news re: domestic veg foodie conventions and member rated domestic/non-domestic restaurants.

In summary there is an exciting veg world waiting to be explored. Enjoy! :-)

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4/8/16 9:33 P

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You have the entire family of legumes at your disposal: edamame, lentils, mung beans, chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, pinto etc. I often make stir fried vegetables and add a can of rinsed chickpeas to it.

You can also look for seitan and tempeh. If you have more questions leave a message on my page. I have been a vegetarian for over fifty years.

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4/8/16 9:33 P

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How about beans? Red beans, black beans, lentils, and chickpeas are nice foundations for meals. Or try the meat substitute products like the ones from Quorn, Morningstar Farms, Amy's, Fieldroast.

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MOMYUAG2001 Posts: 3
4/8/16 7:14 P

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I just don't know what to replace meat with I have tried tofu but don't like it at all any suggestions to help me out

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