Have you entered the Bob’s Red Mill giveaway yet? If not, don’t worry – I’ve included the Rafflecopter below. Don’t forget you can tweet about the giveaway everyday for an additional entry! On Friday, I reviewed the hazelnut flour and today I have textured vegetable protein. It’s a little unfair to review something I already know I love, but I feel like TVP tends to get a bad reputation and I wanted to tell you all how great it can be.
As far as meat substitutes go, this one is the most versatile. Beans and lentils will always taste like beans and lentils, but TVP tastes like whatever you want it to. You can hydrate it in vegetable, no-beef, or no-chicken broth and have a great meat-substitute in minutes. I know lots of families also add it to ground beef or chicken to extend it cheaply – TVP is very budget friendly! Just make sure you hydrate it in a flavorful broth, or it’s going to be pretty bland. The texture is great and omnivore-Josh has given this his stamp of approval, which is VERY rare for a meat-substitute.
These tacos are my absolute favorite taco in the world, which really says a lot when you’re a taco fanatic like me. Best part? These tacos come together in less than ten minutes! They’re pretty minimally topped in the pictures, but I love to load mine up with vegan cheese sauce, taco sauce, sour cream, and a super ton of lettuce. I’m curious if anyone else has ever tried TVP and what their favorite uses are – let me know in the comments!
I wasn’t compensated for this post other than the free product I received to review and the free product to giveaway to a reader. All opinions are my own.