Scared of Seitan?

I don’t blame you. Fake meat is just….well, for a new(ish) vegetarian or vegan…weird!

Choose wisely

A few things I’ve learned about faux meats:

    • Some people do well with one, and not as well with another. For example, I love tofu, but I don’t digest it as well.

 

    • Different recipes call for different solutions. Seitan played nicely in my vegan chili tonight, but tofu or tempeh might have not behaved as well. For example, some faux meats get tough fast, so you want to add them late in the cooking process.

 

    • The sauce is everything. Faux meats don’t have much taste on their own. They’ll take on the character of whatever sauce is flavoring your dish. Marinating may help!

 

You’ve got choices

Not sure what to try in the faux meat department? Boca Chik’n Patties or Burgers are a good choice for new veggies. Expand your repertoire to include tofu, tempeh, seitan, and TVP (textured vegetable protein).

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