Category Archives: TVP

Tips for Cooking with TVP, and TVP taco soup

Caveat: I wrote this several years ago in reply to somebody asking, “What do you do with TVP?” I no longer cook with TVP except on the rare occasion somebody gives us some. It’s not a real food. It is, however, a cheap ingredient, and if you need to drastically lash your budget, then maybe […]

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Asian Spiced TVP and Beans

Asian-spiced TVP and beans Put one cup of dried beans (half and half navy and red beans or any other combo- I used Anasazi and black, and cooked them separately at first so the colors stayed distinct) in a pot of water, bring to a boil, boil five minutes, turn off heat, cover, and let […]

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TVP patties

As I’ve posted elsewhere, TVP is not a real food and we no longer buy it, although I have cooked it when I have been given some. It can help a grocery budget in the short term. TVP patties Brown 2 cup TVP granules in a pan along with 1 /2 t. each oregano, marjoram,and […]

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TVP Stuffed Onions

 Caveat: TVP isn’t a ‘real’ food and I no longer buy it.  But if you are desperately needing to save money or if somebody has given you a bag of the stuff, I have plenty of ways to use it. Baked Stuffed Vidalia Onions (or stuff any vegetable, or use as sandwich spread) 4 Onions1 […]

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Tvp ‘meat’ balls

usual caveat: TVP is not a real food and we no longer buy it. however, you might want to use it short term to cut back on the food budget or you may find it useful for emergency food storage. NeatballsSaute in skillet (If you are not vegetarian, using leftover grease from meats will give […]

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