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Old 02-19-2009, 09:38 AM   #1
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TVP - Anyone use it?

Textured Vegetable Protein - does anyone use it as a breading or use with hamburger for meatballs or meatloaf, etc?
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:59 AM   #2
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Textured Vegetable Protein - does anyone use it as a breading or use with hamburger for meatballs or meatloaf, etc?
I use it as a topping for mach apple crisp (using chaoyte squash).
I cook butter, sweetner, cinnimon and tvp for the topping. I love it.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:03 AM   #3
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Yep, I use it like a hot cereal, add some Vanilla Soy Slender, or you could use Vanilla Almond Breeze, heavy cream, etc... little bit of sweet and low (love the pink stuff) and nuke and its so good.
Never used it as a filler in meats/meatloafs, their hard little balls, but if you re-hydrate them, maybe you could
Maybe KevinPa will come along, I know he uses TVP.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:28 AM   #4
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I used to use it, when I did WW and ate soy products, neither of which I do now!

I used to rehydrate it with boiling beef broth and taco seasoning and use it for taco salads, burritos, and tacos. My stepson, who was a teen then, never knew it wasn't MEAT! LOL!

I also used it for a crisp topping and as a filler in regular meatloaf and burger patties.

You can crush it and use it as a pie crust too, like crushed graham crackers. It doesn't have much flavor on its own so I used to add cinnamon and sweetener and softened butter to it.

It's quite versatile, if you eat soy products.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:58 AM   #5
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I use it for meatloaves and meatballs...you dont need to rehydrate it to use it...

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Old 02-19-2009, 02:53 PM   #6
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I used to use it, when I did WW and ate soy products, neither of which I do now!

I used to rehydrate it with boiling beef broth and taco seasoning and use it for taco salads, burritos, and tacos. My stepson, who was a teen then, never knew it wasn't MEAT! LOL!

I also used it for a crisp topping and as a filler in regular meatloaf and burger patties.

You can crush it and use it as a pie crust too, like crushed graham crackers. It doesn't have much flavor on its own so I used to add cinnamon and sweetener and softened butter to it.

It's quite versatile, if you eat soy products.
as a topping, do you have to re-hydrate it, say for apple crisps? thanks
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:02 PM   #7
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I used to use it as a rice sub, back in the old days when I first did LC.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:18 PM   #8
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I have used it at Thanksgiving to help bulk up low-carb dressing. Worked great!
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:37 PM   #9
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Here are a few ideas.

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...al-cookie.html

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...ml#post7797231

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...ml#post7678707

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...rn-squash.html
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as a topping, do you have to re-hydrate it, say for apple crisps? thanks
No. Just mix it with softened butter, cinnamon, chopped nuts if you want, and sweetener of choice.
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I've used it to make No Bake Chocolate cookies.
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