Tuesday, April 17, 2012


TVP (textured vegetable protein, in soy or non-soy varieties) is an easy, delicious meat replacement - best to make in advance, as the longer it has to absorb the spices and flavours, the better - but can be made in a real hurry as well!

1 c medium coarseness dry TVP (available at A Votre Sante, Frigo Verte, others)
1 1/2 c tomato juice (or water, or natural meat stock)
1/4 c butter or oil

--> combine and let simmer until tender throughout.

3 c mixed veggies
1/2 c shredded cheese
salt, pepper, crushed red chili pepper, cumin, oregano, whatever else tickles your fancy

--> let simmer.

Yummy with pasta, couscous, quinoa, rice, whatever! You can also use half TVP and half ground meat to stretch your budget and get some of that meaty flavour in there.


  1. whoa! I have never heard of the stuff! def in my shopping cart next time!

    looks sooo yummy.

  2. Although what looks in the pot looks real tasty, Im kind of creeped out by TVP. Maybe because I havent tasted any.

  3. I'm made TVP pasta sauce before. It turned out pretty good. It's definitely not meat, but a good substitute.