The Secret of Textured Proteins

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WTF Textured Protein Primer: Picking Plant-Based Proteins

Textured proteins are a great base for plant-based recipes, but not all textured proteins are created equal. The most popular versions, Textured Vegetable Protein and Textured Wheat Protein, contain allergens that certain people need to avoid. Scott and Janie review the unique properties of our textured proteins, introduce a new allergen-free textured pea protein to our lineup, and share the most mouthwatering recipe for plant-based empanadas… on this week’s WTF.

Product Links:
Textured Pea Protein
Textured Vegetable Protein
Textured Wheat Protein

Recipe Link:
Plant-Based Empanadas
Kitchen Alchemy DIY Plant Based Burger
New England Plants-Based Baked Haddock
Plant-Based Golden Chikn Nugget with Sweet and Sour Sauce
Plant-Based Cornish Pasties
Plant-Based Sausages

References and Other Links you Might Like!
WTF – Plant Based Sausages
WTF – Plant Based Ground Meet
WTF – Textured Wheat Protein
WTF – Textured Vegetable Protein

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    May 19, 2021 11:28 am

    Hi. I’d like to see the nutritional values for your recipes, specifically the sugars, carbs, and protein. Thank you.

  • Cheryl Dunham
    May 19, 2021 11:33 am

    I’d like to see a recipe for plant based sausage.

  • Malcolm Windham
    May 19, 2021 11:54 am

    I would like to see a vegan burger-quick mix that required at most water and maybe oil that would bake or griddle within 20 minutes. Other types of analogues desirable too. Perhaps packaged for for 4 or more servings for fast family use. Like Bisquick for vegan meat.

    • That would be cool but we don’t focus on commercial type of products… that’s a whole separate world

  • Carol Bradstreet
    May 19, 2021 9:49 pm

    I’d like a recipe for sausage, as well. Not the tubular kind, but the patties. That would be awesome with my tofu “eggs”.

  • Alan Jackson
    May 20, 2021 11:25 pm

    Chinese Beef and Broccoli. Seems like the wheat protein would be perfect.

  • Molly Drozda
    May 23, 2021 10:03 am

    I have already made Cincinnati Skyline 5-Way Chili with your TVP. It’s fantastic! Still working on getting the cheez right. Any MP recipes for a vegan cheddar-like block that shreds very finely? Sloppy Fauxs (I so want to call them Sloppy Jains, but using garlic and onions, I just shouldn’t) are easy and delicious, too. The TWP in my cart has phish tacos in its future. And pulled porq sammies!

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