One thing about KeepinitHoT is not being afraid to experiment with food to find the right combination. Well this one was a winner. Taco meat (kind of) made with a few left over beans some diced cauliflower, diced tofu and some Textured Vegetable Protein. Sauté some onion, add the aforementioned ingredients and season with Braggs, chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Keep it moist like stewed meat by keeping it boiling in water with some olive oil. At the end, it gonna give you the taste and almost the texture of ground meat (or at least pretty close). I could have done without the TVP but just wanted some more protein. I think you’ll really dig this one. KeepitHoT. #braggs #taco #mexicanfood #cauliflower #texturedvegetableprotein #tvp #tofu #oliveoil #onions #tomatoes #lettuce

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So today I made vegetarian spaghetti and ‘meatballs’. For the balls I wanted to make them out of TVP, but I did not have any so i made them out of shredded zucchini, carrots and potatoes. I added a couple of eggs, breadcrumbs and seasonings and made them into balls. I covered them in seasoned breadcrumbs, then panfried them. I made a sauce, spaghetti and then Ate them. They are a little bland, but i would recommend them to somebody who wants to cook something strange, or if you are a vegetarian who does not have TVP.
(I managed to convince my bro and his friends to eat them, hahaha)

I’m all new to the healthy eating world. So what do I do, find documentaries on netflix! Yesterday evening I watched “Fork over Knives” and “Vegucated”. I thought they were quite informative. I’m always a skeptic about things, and really want to dig into all the studies more. But for now, I’ll go ahead and agree that whole foods lifestyle is healthier than a meat-filled diet. Wth that said, I started to look for some vegan recipes to try out for when I’m done Juicing. BTW I’m considering vegan over vegetarianism because of the films. Animal product all together are “bad” even milk and cheese. 

The first thing people do when crossing over to this side do is, find substitutions. Soy egg, cheese, etc. Fake meat is probably most desirable. So, on allrecipe website come across vegan chilli. And I do love myself some good chilli. In it they use a “texture vegetable protein” for the ground beef. I went to amazon, because I buy everything from Amazon, and they had one that was highly rated and reviewed, Bob’s. Aspiring to be healthy and not just earn the title Vegan or whatever, I decided to find out more about it. So, I googled it. Here’s what I found:

 http://evolvingwellness.com/posts/3530/what-you-need-to-know-before-you-eat-textured-vegetable-protein-tvp/

This is one review that I read. I obviously have to do more reading about it. Also there might be a good “meat” replacement out there that covers all the bases. At any rate this is a nice review on the product with great explanation. This might change your mind if you just saw all the good reviews at Amazon.com. I’m probably going to pass on textured meat for now. 

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