Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Figuring It Out

Well, tonight we made a wonderfully delicious vegan meal that we thought up all.by.ourselves!! That's right. It was so awesome. It was TVP reconstituted in equal part vegetable stock with onion powder, garlic powder, cumin and chili powder. I added 8oz tomato sauce to the TVP mixture. I then heated up a skillet and added the TVP mixture, a can of black beans (drained), a can of Mexican corn and a can of Rotel. I cooked it until it was warmed through. We put it on whole wheat tortillas and topped it with shredded green cabbage, diced mushrooms and fresh avocado. Hubby topped his with jalapenos. It didn't even need cheese. It was wonderful and delicious!! We are feeling much more confident about eating a purely vegan diet. It has been almost a full week since we had any meat or dairy. We both feel much better and the pounds are just a falling off!

It even looks like meat!

Hubby and I had a conversation about the difference between TVP and ground beef, taste wise. If you think about ground beef, you ground it and it takes on the flavor of whatever you flavor it with or add it to. Well, TVP is the same exact way. It has a meaty texture and is very nutritious. Yay for a healthier way of life.

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