Tradisionele resepte

Vrugte as vleisvervanger en meer voedseltendense wat deur Pinterest vir 2017 voorspel word

Vrugte as vleisvervanger en meer voedseltendense wat deur Pinterest vir 2017 voorspel word

Pinterest het 'n lys van 100 opkomende tendense op grond van pinningdata verskyn: Jackfruit en sous vide was boaan die lys

Sê hallo vir gesonde plaasvervangers soos Jackfruit -nachos.

Uit met die oue, in met die nuwe! As 2016 die jaar was van staalgesnyde hawermout, avokado-roosterbrood en reënboogkos, wat wag 2017 vir huiskokke en restaurantliefhebbers? Pinterest voorspel die top 10 opkomende voedselneigings, gebaseer op vasgemaakte gebruikersdata.

Die nommer een -tendens, wat onlangs 'n toename in gewildheid van 420 persent beleef het jackfruit as 'n vleisvervanger. Jackfruit is 'n vlesige vrug wat verwant is aan die vy wat in Suidoos -Asië kom. Baie vegane en vegetariërs gebruik dit as 'n vleisvervanger in geregte soos nachos, waar die vleis van die vrugte die konsekwentheid van tradisionele proteïenbronne ietwat kan naboots.

Ander neigings volgens Pinterest is 'n sous vide -kookstyl wat al hoe meer gewild geword het, selfs in toevallige restaurante, maar dit word nou meer algemeen in huiskombuise. U kan hier resepte kry vir u eie kookervaring.

Boeddha-bakke het ook 200 persent in gewildheid gespring: hierdie vleislose geregte bevat gewoonlik gebraaide groente, rys en peulgewasse, en gaan gepaard met gewigsverliesplanne. Pinterest voorspel ook dat ons teen die volgende somer seekat gaan braai, suur bier drink en gesonde groenteskyfies eet.

U kan die res van die Pinterest -neigings hier kyk.


9 Vegetariese proteïenruilings wat gebruik moet word in plaas van vleis

U wil u vegetariese vriende akkommodeer sonder om iets anders as bykos of 'n saai slaai by u kookkuns te bedien. Maar u wil ook nie 'n hele gereg maak wat slegs een persoon sal eet nie. Wat moet 'n partytjie -kos doen?

Dit blyk dat u net 'n paar vaardige vleisruilvaardighede nodig het om 'n gereg te skep wat u omnivore (en vleisetende) gaste net so gelukkig sal laat maai as u waarderende, wreedaardige vriende. So, wat is hierdie vegetariese vriendelike vleisvervangers? Gelukkig vir u, het ons nege resepte met proteïenruilings.

1. Gebruik jackfruit in plaas van hoender of vark

Ja, dit is 'n vrug, maar jackfruit hou ongelooflik goed in vleisresepte. Dit kan in skywe gesny, in blokkies of selfs in blokkies gesny word (OK, ons bedoel dit in stukke, maar dit rym nie, so ons het besluit om 'n ding te begin en hellip #Fliced).

Omdat dit 'n vrug is, het dit 'n bietjie soetigheid, maar dit is nie noodwendig 'n slegte ding nie, veral as u die braai -roete volg.

Probeer dit met gebakte braai-toebroodjies of gebruik dit in roerbraai, waar die sous sommige van die vrugte se natuurlike soetheid kan weerstaan.

2. Gebruik in plaas van steak portobello -sampioene

Die groot vleisdoppies van die portobello -sampioen het net die weerstandige byt waarna u op soek is as u 'n steak op 'n spies of fajitas eet of dit alleen soos 'n steak kan kook. Hulle smaak nie presies soos steak nie, maar moet nie verbaas wees as sommige van jou nie-groente-vriende hulle eintlik bo die steak verkies (of selfs daarby).

Marineer die sampioene net 'n uur lank in 'n groot, verseëlbare plastieksak in olyfolie, sout, peper en enige kruie en speserye (of gebruik 'n vegetariese steak marinade). Braai of braai dit dan en braai dit vyf tot sewe minute lank hoog. U kan dit op 'n hamburger stapel (probeer hierdie portobello -burger met gerookte provolone en gekarameliseerde uie) of sny dit vir fajitas. Vir spiesies, sit dit op rou en kook dit totdat die ander groente gaar is (jy kan dit nie te gaar maak nie).

3. Probeer boontjies, peulgewasse of lensies in plaas van beesvleis of wors

Bone, peulgewasse en lensies kan vervang word deur beesvleis of selfs wors (met tradisionele worsies). Dit bevat ook 'n goeie hoeveelheid proteïene en ander goeie vitamiene en minerale. Probeer 'n kikkererwtenburger met klapperblaarslaai of maak swartboontjie-enchiladas of taco's vir 'n toevallige kuier.

4. Gebruik wortels in plaas van worsbroodjies

Luister na ons. Ek weet dit lyk vreemd, maar dit is nie net die perfekte vorm en tekstuur nie, maar met die regte toppings is dit ook absoluut ah-may-zing. Proe dit presies soos 'n worsbroodjie? Nope. Sal jy of jou vegetariese vriend AF gee? Nie 'n bietjie nie. Ons hou baie van hierdie idee om blaarslaai in plaas van broodjies vir die gesondheidsbewuste onder u te gebruik. (Pro tip: dit is ook 'n goeie manier om u kinders hul groente te laat eet.)

5. Gebruik blomkool in plaas van steak of pluimvee

U is nie alleen as u voel dat blomkoolblare oordrewe is nie, maar ons is baie opgewonde oor hierdie blomkoolsteaks. Jou vriend met 'n groentekop kry haar veganistiese opsie, en daar sal noodwendig ook kleiner steaks wees vir jou vleisvriendelike vriende. En as u 'n geleentheid soos Thanksgiving of Kersfees aanbied (of net Sondagete), dien hierdie pittige, volgeroosterde blomkool as 'n belangrike aangeleentheid vir u vegetariese BFF en 'n lekker kant vir almal.

6. Gebruik eiervrug in plaas van hoender

Aubergine het 'n taamlike vleisagtige tekstuur, en hoewel dit miskien nie so vlezig is soos ander dinge op hierdie lys nie, is daar tonne entrese en resepte wat almal op u gastelys sal bevredig, dus hoef u nie twee hoofgeregte te maak nie . Beter nog, dit is gewoonlik baie maklik vir iemand wat net begin eksperimenteer met kook vir vegetariese en veganistiese vriende om dadelik in te spring. Probeer eiervrug Parmesaan, gebruik dit in plaas van vleis in 'n roerbraai en meer. U kan selfs 'n voorgereg maak van eiervrugskyfies wat almal sal geniet as u ekstra bonuspunte vir vegetariërs wil hê.

7. Gebruik tofu in plaas van vis of hoender

Tofu is 'n soja-gebaseerde vleisvervanger wat gewoonlik in 'n blok voorkom. U kan dit vind in die verkoelde vegetariese of gesondheidsvoedselafdeling by u supermark of in 'n spesialis -vegetariër of gesondheidswinkel. As 'n vleisvervanger, vermy die syagtige variëteit en kies vir die ekstra ferm, met 'n stewiger tekstuur.

U moet die oortollige vloeistof afvoer en dit dan in 'n skoon, droë handdoek toedraai. Plaas dit op 'n snyplank oor die wasbak om te dreineer, plaas dan 'n swaar voorwerp soos 'n bord of kookboek bo-op en laat dit vir 10 of 15 minute sit. Sny dit dan of verkrummel dit volgens die resepte, marineer dit ongeveer 15 minute en kook dit volgens die resep. Onthou, tofu het nie veel geur op sy eie nie, dus is die marinade die sleutel. As u 'n bietjie inspeksie nodig het, kyk dan na hierdie 23 tofu -resepte.

8. Gebruik tempeh in plaas van spek of beesvleis

Tempeh is op baie maniere soortgelyk aan tofu, maar dit fermenteer, wat dit 'n meer inherente geur gee as die liggeel eweknie. Die vleisagtige tekstuur maak dit perfek om gemaalde beesvleis in dinge soos gehaktballetjies en hamburgers voor te berei, of om jou eie veganiese spek vir hamburgers, BLT's, slaaie en meer te maak.

9. Gebruik in plaas van hoender seitan

Seitan & mdash, ook koringvleis, koringproteïen of koringluten genoem, en mdash is 'n vleisvervanger wat op koring gebaseer is (eerder as soja, soos tempeh en tofu) met so 'n vleisagtige tekstuur, dat jy waarskynlik jou vleisetendste vriende kan mislei. Ja, u kan dit gebruik in skyfies, kerries en tacos en pho. Maar ons raai u sterk aan om na die seitan Buffalo -vlerke te gaan.

'N Laaste ding & hellip

Onthou net dat veganisties en vegetariërs nie dieselfde is nie, maar hoewel 'n vegetariër graag 'n veganistiese bederf met oorgawe teruggee, kan u veganistiese vriend meer beperkings hê, insluitend kaas en ander suiwelprodukte, eiers en meer. As u dus 'n veganistiese nuweling is, moet u eers die bestanddele wat u gebruik, by hulle aanmeld.

'N Weergawe van hierdie artikel is oorspronklik in Julie 2017 gepubliseer.


9 Vegetariese proteïenruilings wat gebruik moet word in plaas van vleis

U wil u vegetariese vriende akkommodeer sonder om iets anders as bykos of 'n saai slaai by u kookkuns te bedien. Maar u wil ook nie 'n hele gereg maak wat slegs een persoon sal eet nie. Wat moet 'n partytjie -kos doen?

Dit blyk dat u net 'n paar vaardige vleisruilvaardighede nodig het om 'n gereg te skep wat u omnivore (en vleisetende) gaste net so gelukkig sal laat maai as u waarderende, wreedaardige vriende. So, wat is hierdie vegetariese vriendelike vleisvervangers? Gelukkig vir u, het ons nege resepte met proteïenruilings.

1. Gebruik jackfruit in plaas van hoender of vark

Ja, dit is 'n vrug, maar jackfruit hou ongelooflik goed in vleisresepte. Dit kan in skywe gesny, in blokkies of selfs in blokkies gesny word (OK, ons bedoel dit in stukke, maar dit rym nie, so ons het besluit om 'n ding te begin en hellip #Fliced).

Omdat dit 'n vrug is, het dit 'n bietjie soetigheid, maar dit is nie noodwendig 'n slegte ding nie, veral as u die braai -roete volg.

Probeer dit met gebakte braai-toebroodjies of gebruik dit in roerbraai, waar die sous sommige van die vrugte se natuurlike soetheid kan weerstaan.

2. Gebruik in plaas van steak portobello -sampioene

Die groot vleisdoppies van die portobello -sampioen het net die weerstandige byt wat u soek as u 'n biefstuk op spiese of fajitas soek of dit alleen soos 'n steak kook. Hulle smaak nie presies soos steak nie, maar moet nie verbaas wees as sommige van jou nie-groente-vriende hulle eintlik bo die steak verkies (of selfs daarby).

Marineer die sampioene net 'n uur lank in 'n groot, verseëlbare plastieksak in olyfolie, sout, peper en enige kruie en speserye (of gebruik 'n vegetariese steak marinade). Braai of braai dit dan en braai dit vyf tot sewe minute lank hoog. U kan dit op 'n hamburger stapel (probeer hierdie portobello -burger met gerookte provolone en gekarameliseerde uie) of sny dit vir fajitas. Vir spiesies, sit dit op rou en kook dit totdat die ander groente gaar is (jy kan dit nie te gaar maak nie).

3. Probeer boontjies, peulgewasse of lensies in plaas van beesvleis of wors

Bone, peulgewasse en lensies kan vervang word deur beesvleis of selfs wors (met tradisionele worsies). Dit bevat ook 'n goeie hoeveelheid proteïene en ander goeie vitamiene en minerale. Probeer 'n kikkererwtenburger met klapperblaarslaai of maak swartbone-enchiladas of taco's vir 'n toevallige kuier.

4. Gebruik wortels in plaas van worsbroodjies

Luister na ons. Ek weet dit lyk vreemd, maar dit is nie net die perfekte vorm en tekstuur nie, maar met die regte toppings is dit ook absoluut ah-may-zing. Smaak dit presies soos 'n worsbroodjie? Nope. Sal jy of jou vegetariese vriend AF gee? Nie 'n bietjie nie. Ons hou baie van hierdie idee om blaarslaai in plaas van broodjies vir die gesondheidsbewuste onder u te gebruik. (Pro tip: dit is ook 'n goeie manier om u kinders hul groente te laat eet.)

5. Gebruik blomkool in plaas van steak of pluimvee

U is nie alleen as u voel dat blomkoolblare oordrewe is nie, maar ons is baie opgewonde oor hierdie blomkoolsteaks. Jou vriend met 'n groentekop kry haar veganistiese opsie, en daar sal noodwendig ook kleiner steaks wees vir jou vleisvriendelike vriende. En as u 'n geleentheid soos Thanksgiving of Kersfees (of net 'n Sondagete) aanbied, is hierdie pittige, volgeroosterde blomkool 'n belangrike saak vir u vegetariese BFF en 'n lekker kant vir almal.

6. Gebruik eiervrug in plaas van hoender

Aubergine het 'n taamlike vleisagtige tekstuur, en hoewel dit miskien nie so vleisagtig is soos ander dinge op hierdie lys nie, is daar tonne entree -en -resepte wat almal op u gastelys sal bevredig, dus hoef u nie twee hoofgeregte te maak nie . Beter nog, dit is gewoonlik baie maklik vir iemand wat net begin eksperimenteer met kook vir vegetariese en veganistiese vriende om dadelik in te spring. Probeer eiervrug Parmesaan, gebruik dit in plaas van vleis in 'n roerbraai en meer. U kan selfs 'n voorgereg maak van eiervrugskyfies wat almal sal geniet as u ekstra bonuspunte vir vegetariërs wil hê.

7. Gebruik tofu in plaas van vis of hoender

Tofu is 'n soja-gebaseerde vleisvervanger wat gewoonlik in 'n blok kom. U kan dit vind in die verkoelde vegetariese of gesondheidsvoedselafdeling by u supermark of in 'n spesialis -vegetariër of gesondheidswinkel. As 'n vleisvervanger, vermy die syagtige variëteit en kies vir die ekstra ferm, met 'n stewiger tekstuur.

U moet die oortollige vloeistof afvoer en dit dan in 'n skoon, droë handdoek toedraai. Plaas dit op 'n snyplank oor die wasbak om te dreineer, plaas dan 'n swaar voorwerp soos 'n bord of kookboek bo-op en laat dit vir 10 of 15 minute sit. Sny dit dan of verkrummel dit volgens die resepte, marineer dit ongeveer 15 minute en kook dit volgens die resep. Onthou, tofu het nie veel smaak op sigself nie, dus is die marinade die sleutel. As u 'n bietjie inspeksie nodig het, kyk dan na hierdie 23 tofu -resepte.

8. Gebruik tempeh in plaas van spek of beesvleis

Tempeh is op baie maniere soortgelyk aan tofu, maar dit fermenteer, wat dit 'n meer inherente geur gee as die liggeel eweknie. Die vleisagtige tekstuur maak dit perfek om gemaalde beesvleis in dinge soos gehaktballetjies en hamburgers voor te berei, of om jou eie veganiese spek vir hamburgers, BLT's, slaaie en meer te maak.

9. Gebruik in plaas van hoender seitan

Seitan & mdash, ook koringvleis, koringproteïen of koringluten genoem, en mdash is 'n vleisvervanger wat op koring gebaseer is (eerder as soja, soos tempeh en tofu) met so 'n vleisagtige tekstuur, dat jy waarskynlik jou vleisetendste vriende kan mislei. Ja, u kan dit gebruik in skyfies, kerries en tacos en pho. Maar ons raai u sterk aan om na die seitan Buffalo -vlerke te gaan.

'N Laaste ding & hellip

Onthou net dat veganisties en vegetariërs nie dieselfde is nie, maar hoewel 'n vegetariër graag met oorgawe 'n veganistiese lekkerny teruggee, kan u veganistiese vriend meer beperkings hê, insluitend kaas en ander suiwelprodukte, eiers en meer. As u dus 'n veganistiese nuweling is, moet u eers die bestanddele wat u gebruik, by hulle aanmeld.

'N Weergawe van hierdie artikel is oorspronklik in Julie 2017 gepubliseer.


9 Vegetariese proteïenruilings wat gebruik moet word in plaas van vleis

U wil u vegetariese vriende akkommodeer sonder om iets anders as bykos of 'n saai slaai by u kookkuns te bedien. Maar u wil ook nie 'n hele gereg maak wat slegs een persoon sal eet nie. Wat moet 'n partytjie -kos doen?

Dit blyk dat u net 'n paar vaardige vleisruil-vaardighede nodig het om 'n gereg te skep wat u omnivore (en vleisetende) gaste net so gelukkig sal laat maai as u baie waarderende vriende sonder wreedheid. So, wat is hierdie vegetariese vriendelike vleisvervangers? Gelukkig vir u, het ons nege resepte met proteïenruilings.

1. In plaas van hoender of vark, gebruik jackfruit

Ja, dit is 'n vrug, maar jackfruit hou ongelooflik goed in vleisresepte. Dit kan in skywe gesny, in blokkies of selfs in blokkies gesny word (OK, ons bedoel dit in stukke, maar dit rym nie, so ons het besluit om 'n ding te begin en hellip #Fliced).

Omdat dit 'n vrug is, het dit 'n bietjie soetigheid, maar dit is nie noodwendig 'n slegte ding nie, veral as u die braai -roete volg.

Probeer dit met gebakte BBQ-toebroodjies of gebruik dit in roerbraai, waar die sous sommige van die vrugte se natuurlike soetheid kan weerstaan.

2. Gebruik in plaas van steak portobello -sampioene

Die groot vleisdoppies van die portobello -sampioen het net die weerstandige byt wat u soek as u 'n biefstuk op spiese of fajitas soek of dit alleen soos 'n steak kook. Hulle smaak nie presies soos steak nie, maar moet nie verbaas wees as sommige van jou nie-groente-vriende hulle eintlik bo die steak verkies (of selfs daarby).

Marineer die sampioene net 'n uur lank in 'n groot, verseëlbare plastieksak in olyfolie, sout, peper en enige kruie en speserye (of gebruik 'n vegetariese steak marinade). Braai of braai dit dan en braai dit vyf tot sewe minute lank hoog. U kan dit op 'n hamburger stapel (probeer hierdie portobello -burger met gerookte provolone en gekarameliseerde uie) of sny dit vir fajitas. Vir spiesies, sit dit op rou en kook dit totdat die ander groente gaar is (jy kan dit nie te gaar maak nie).

3. Probeer boontjies, peulgewasse of lensies in plaas van beesvleis of wors

Bone, peulgewasse en lensies kan vervang word deur beesvleis of selfs wors (met tradisionele worsies). Dit bevat ook 'n goeie hoeveelheid proteïene en ander goeie vitamiene en minerale. Probeer 'n kikkererwtenburger met klapperblaarslaai of maak swartbone-enchiladas of taco's vir 'n toevallige kuier.

4. Gebruik wortels in plaas van worsbroodjies

Luister na ons. Ek weet dit lyk vreemd, maar dit is nie net die perfekte vorm en tekstuur nie, maar met die regte toppings is dit ook absoluut ah-may-zing. Smaak dit presies soos 'n worsbroodjie? Nope. Sal jy of jou vegetariese vriend AF gee? Nie 'n bietjie nie. Ons hou baie van hierdie idee om blaarslaai in plaas van broodjies vir die gesondheidsbewuste onder u te gebruik. (Pro tip: dit is ook 'n goeie manier om u kinders hul groente te laat eet.)

5. Gebruik blomkool in plaas van steak of pluimvee

U is nie alleen as u voel dat blomkoolblare oordrewe is nie, maar ons is baie opgewonde oor hierdie blomkoolsteaks. Jou vriend met 'n groentekop kry haar veganistiese opsie, en daar sal noodwendig ook kleiner steaks wees vir jou vleisvriendelike vriende. En as u 'n geleentheid soos Thanksgiving of Kersfees (of net 'n Sondagete) aanbied, is hierdie pittige, volgeroosterde blomkool 'n belangrike saak vir u vegetariese BFF en 'n lekker kant vir almal.

6. Gebruik eiervrug in plaas van hoender

Aubergine het 'n taamlike vleisagtige tekstuur, en hoewel dit miskien nie so vleisagtig is soos ander dinge op hierdie lys nie, is daar tonne entree -en -resepte wat almal op u gastelys sal bevredig, dus hoef u nie twee hoofgeregte te maak nie . Beter nog, dit is gewoonlik baie maklik vir iemand wat net begin eksperimenteer met kook vir vegetariese en veganistiese vriende om dadelik in te spring. Probeer eiervrug Parmesaan, gebruik dit in plaas van vleis in 'n roerbraai en meer. U kan selfs 'n voorgereg maak van eiervrugskyfies wat almal sal geniet as u ekstra bonuspunte vir vegetariërs wil hê.

7. Gebruik tofu in plaas van vis of hoender

Tofu is 'n soja-gebaseerde vleisvervanger wat gewoonlik in 'n blok kom. U kan dit vind in die verkoelde vegetariese of gesondheidsvoedselafdeling by u supermark of in 'n spesialis -vegetariër of gesondheidswinkel. As 'n vleisvervanger, vermy die syagtige variëteit en kies vir die ekstra ferm, met 'n stewiger tekstuur.

U moet die oortollige vloeistof afvoer en dit dan in 'n skoon, droë handdoek toedraai. Plaas dit op 'n snyplank oor die wasbak om te dreineer, plaas dan 'n swaar voorwerp soos 'n bord of kookboek bo-op en laat dit vir 10 of 15 minute sit. Sny dit dan of verkrummel dit volgens die resepte, marineer dit ongeveer 15 minute en kook dit volgens die resep. Onthou, tofu het nie veel smaak op sigself nie, dus is die marinade die sleutel. As u 'n bietjie inspeksie nodig het, kyk dan na hierdie 23 tofu -resepte.

8. Gebruik tempeh in plaas van spek of beesvleis

Tempeh is op baie maniere soortgelyk aan tofu, maar dit fermenteer, wat dit 'n meer inherente geur gee as die liggeel eweknie. Die vleisagtige tekstuur maak dit perfek om gemaalde beesvleis in dinge soos gehaktballetjies en hamburgers voor te berei, of om jou eie veganiese spek vir hamburgers, BLT's, slaaie en meer te maak.

9. Gebruik in plaas van hoender seitan

Seitan & mdash, ook koringvleis, koringproteïen of koringluten genoem, en mdash is 'n vleisvervanger wat op koring gebaseer is (eerder as soja, soos tempeh en tofu) met so 'n vleisagtige tekstuur; jy kan waarskynlik jou mees vleisetende vriende mislei. Ja, jy kan dit gebruik in roerbraai, kerrie en tacos en pho. Maar ons raai u ten sterkste aan om na die seitan Buffalo -vlerke te gaan.

'N Laaste ding & hellip

Onthou net dat veganisties en vegetariërs nie dieselfde is nie, maar hoewel 'n vegetariër graag 'n veganistiese bederf met oorgawe teruggee, kan u veganistiese vriend meer beperkings hê, insluitend kaas en ander suiwelprodukte, eiers en meer. As u dus 'n veganistiese nuweling is, moet u eers die bestanddele wat u gebruik, by hulle aanmeld.

'N Weergawe van hierdie artikel is oorspronklik in Julie 2017 gepubliseer.


9 Vegetariese proteïenruilings wat gebruik moet word in plaas van vleis

U wil u vegetariese vriende akkommodeer sonder om iets anders as bykos of 'n saai slaai by u kookkuns te bedien. Maar u wil ook nie 'n hele gereg maak wat slegs een persoon sal eet nie. Wat moet 'n partytjie -kos doen?

Dit blyk dat u net 'n paar vaardige vleisruilvaardighede nodig het om 'n gereg te skep wat u omnivore (en vleisetende) gaste net so gelukkig sal laat maai as u waarderende, wreedaardige vriende. So, wat is hierdie vegetariese vriendelike vleisvervangers? Gelukkig vir u, het ons nege resepte met proteïenruilings.

1. Gebruik jackfruit in plaas van hoender of vark

Ja, dit is 'n vrug, maar jackfruit hou ongelooflik goed in vleisresepte. Dit kan in skywe gesny, in blokkies of selfs in blokkies gesny word (OK, ons bedoel dit in stukke, maar dit rym nie, so ons het besluit om 'n ding te begin en hellip #Fliced).

Omdat dit 'n vrug is, het dit 'n bietjie soetigheid, maar dit is nie noodwendig 'n slegte ding nie, veral as u die braai -roete volg.

Probeer dit met gebakte braai-toebroodjies of gebruik dit in roerbraai, waar die sous sommige van die vrugte se natuurlike soetheid kan weerstaan.

2. Gebruik in plaas van steak portobello -sampioene

Die groot vleisdoppies van die portobello -sampioen het net die weerstandige byt waarna u op soek is as u 'n steak op 'n spies of fajitas eet of dit alleen soos 'n steak kan kook. Hulle smaak nie presies soos steak nie, maar moet nie verbaas wees as sommige van jou nie-groente-vriende hulle eintlik bo die steak verkies (of selfs daarby).

Marineer die sampioene net 'n uur lank in 'n groot, verseëlbare plastieksak in olyfolie, sout, peper en enige kruie en speserye (of gebruik 'n vegetariese steak marinade). Braai of braai dit dan en bak dit vyf tot sewe minute lank hoog. U kan dit op 'n hamburger stapel (probeer hierdie portobello -burger met gerookte provolone en gekarameliseerde uie) of sny dit vir fajitas. Vir spiesies, sit dit op rou en kook dit totdat die ander groente gaar is (jy kan dit nie te gaar maak nie).

3. Probeer boontjies, peulgewasse of lensies in plaas van beesvleis of wors

Bone, peulgewasse en lensies kan vervang word deur beesvleis of selfs wors (met tradisionele worsies). Dit bevat ook 'n goeie hoeveelheid proteïene en ander goeie vitamiene en minerale. Probeer 'n kikkererwtenburger met klapperblaarslaai of maak swartbone-enchiladas of taco's vir 'n toevallige kuier.

4. Gebruik wortels in plaas van worsbroodjies

Luister na ons. Ek weet dit lyk vreemd, maar dit is nie net die perfekte vorm en tekstuur nie, maar met die regte toppings is dit ook absoluut ah-may-zing. Proe dit presies soos 'n worsbroodjie? Nope. Sal jy of jou vegetariese vriend AF gee? Nie 'n bietjie nie. Ons hou baie van hierdie idee om blaarslaai in plaas van broodjies vir die gesondheidsbewuste onder u te gebruik. (Pro tip: dit is ook 'n goeie manier om u kinders hul groente te laat eet.)

5. Gebruik blomkool in plaas van steak of pluimvee

U is nie alleen as u voel dat blomkoolblare oordrewe is nie, maar ons is baie opgewonde oor hierdie blomkoolsteaks. Jou vriend met 'n groentekop kry haar veganistiese opsie, en daar sal onvermydelik ook kleiner steaks wees sodat jou vleisvriendelike vriende 'n voorsmakie kan kry. En as u 'n geleentheid soos Thanksgiving of Kersfees (of net 'n Sondagete) aanbied, is hierdie pittige, volgeroosterde blomkool 'n belangrike saak vir u vegetariese BFF en 'n lekker kant vir almal.

6. Gebruik eiervrug in plaas van hoender

Aubergine het 'n taamlike vleisagtige tekstuur, en hoewel dit miskien nie so vleisagtig is soos ander dinge op hierdie lys nie, is daar tonne entree -en -resepte wat almal op u gastelys sal bevredig, dus hoef u nie twee hoofgeregte te maak nie . Beter nog, dit is gewoonlik baie maklik vir iemand wat net begin eksperimenteer met kook vir vegetariese en veganistiese vriende om dadelik in te spring. Probeer eiervrug Parmesaan, gebruik dit in plaas van vleis in 'n roerbraai en meer. U kan selfs 'n voorgereg maak van eiervrugskyfies wat almal sal geniet as u ekstra bonuspunte vir vegetariërs wil hê.

7. Gebruik tofu in plaas van vis of hoender

Tofu is 'n soja-gebaseerde vleisvervanger wat gewoonlik in 'n blok kom. U kan dit vind in die verkoelde vegetariese of gesondheidsvoedselafdeling by u supermark of in 'n spesialis -vegetariër of gesondheidswinkel. As 'n vleisvervanger, vermy die syagtige variëteit en kies vir die ekstra ferm, met 'n stewiger tekstuur.

U moet die oortollige vloeistof afvoer en dit dan in 'n skoon, droë handdoek toedraai. Plaas dit op 'n snyplank oor die wasbak om te dreineer, plaas dan 'n swaar voorwerp soos 'n bord of kookboek bo-op en laat dit vir 10 of 15 minute sit. Sny dit dan of verkrummel dit volgens die resepte, marineer dit ongeveer 15 minute en kook dit volgens die resep. Onthou, tofu het nie veel smaak op sigself nie, dus is die marinade die sleutel. As u 'n bietjie inspeksie nodig het, kyk dan na hierdie 23 tofu -resepte.

8. Gebruik tempeh in plaas van spek of beesvleis

Tempeh is op baie maniere soortgelyk aan tofu, maar dit fermenteer, wat dit 'n meer inherente geur gee as die liggeel eweknie. Die vleisagtige tekstuur maak dit perfek om gemaalde beesvleis in dinge soos gehaktballetjies en hamburgers voor te berei, of om jou eie veganiese spek vir hamburgers, BLT's, slaaie en meer te maak.

9. Gebruik in plaas van hoender seitan

Seitan & mdash, ook koringvleis, koringproteïen of koringluten genoem, en mdash is 'n vleisvervanger wat op koring gebaseer is (eerder as soja, soos tempeh en tofu) met so 'n vleisagtige tekstuur, dat jy waarskynlik jou vleisetendste vriende kan mislei. Ja, u kan dit gebruik in skyfies, kerries en tacos en pho. Maar ons raai u ten sterkste aan om na die seitan Buffalo -vlerke te gaan.

'N Laaste ding & hellip

Onthou net dat veganisties en vegetariërs nie dieselfde is nie, maar hoewel 'n vegetariër graag 'n veganistiese bederf met oorgawe teruggee, kan u veganistiese vriend meer beperkings hê, insluitend kaas en ander suiwelprodukte, eiers en meer. As u dus 'n veganistiese nuweling is, moet u eers die bestanddele wat u gebruik, by hulle aanmeld.

'N Weergawe van hierdie artikel is oorspronklik in Julie 2017 gepubliseer.


9 Vegetariese proteïenruilings wat gebruik moet word in plaas van vleis

U wil u vegetariese vriende akkommodeer sonder om iets anders as bykos of 'n saai slaai by u kookkuns te bedien. Maar u wil ook nie 'n hele gereg maak wat slegs een persoon sal eet nie. Wat moet 'n partytjie -kos doen?

Dit blyk dat u net 'n paar vaardige vleisruil-vaardighede nodig het om 'n gereg te skep wat u omnivore (en vleisetende) gaste net so gelukkig sal laat maai as u baie waarderende vriende sonder wreedheid. So, wat is hierdie vegetariese vriendelike vleisvervangers? Gelukkig vir u, het ons nege resepte met proteïenruilings.

1. In plaas van hoender of vark, gebruik jackfruit

Ja, dit is 'n vrug, maar jackfruit hou ongelooflik goed in vleisresepte. Dit kan in skywe gesny, in blokkies of selfs in blokkies gesny word (OK, ons bedoel dit in stukke, maar dit rym nie, so ons het besluit om 'n ding te begin en hellip #Fliced).

Omdat dit 'n vrug is, het dit 'n bietjie soetigheid, maar dit is nie noodwendig 'n slegte ding nie, veral as u die braai -roete volg.

Probeer dit met gebakte braai-toebroodjies of gebruik dit in roerbraai, waar die sous sommige van die vrugte se natuurlike soetheid kan weerstaan.

2. Gebruik in plaas van steak portobello -sampioene

Die groot vleisdoppies van die portobello -sampioen het net die weerstandige byt wat u soek as u 'n biefstuk op spiese of fajitas soek of dit alleen soos 'n steak kook. Hulle smaak nie presies soos steak nie, maar moet nie verbaas wees as sommige van jou nie-groente-vriende hulle eintlik bo die steak verkies (of selfs daarby).

Marineer die sampioene net 'n uur lank in 'n groot, verseëlbare plastieksak in olyfolie, sout, peper en enige kruie en speserye (of gebruik 'n vegetariese steak marinade). Braai of braai dit dan en bak dit vyf tot sewe minute lank hoog. U kan dit op 'n hamburger stapel (probeer hierdie portobello -burger met gerookte provolone en gekarameliseerde uie) of sny dit vir fajitas. Vir spiesies, sit dit op rou en kook dit totdat die ander groente gaar is (jy kan dit nie te gaar maak nie).

3. Probeer boontjies, peulgewasse of lensies in plaas van beesvleis of wors

Bone, peulgewasse en lensies kan vervang word deur beesvleis of selfs wors (met tradisionele worsies). Dit bevat ook 'n goeie hoeveelheid proteïene en ander goeie vitamiene en minerale. Probeer 'n kikkererwtenburger met klapperblaarslaai of maak swartbone-enchiladas of taco's vir 'n toevallige kuier.

4. In plaas van worsbroodjies, gebruik wortels

Luister na ons. Ek weet dit lyk vreemd, maar dit is nie net die perfekte vorm en tekstuur nie, maar met die regte toppings is dit ook absoluut ah-may-zing. Smaak dit presies soos 'n worsbroodjie? Nope. Sal jy of jou vegetariese vriend AF gee? Nie 'n bietjie nie. Ons hou baie van hierdie idee om blaarslaai in plaas van broodjies vir die gesondheidsbewuste onder u te gebruik. (Pro tip: dit is ook 'n goeie manier om u kinders hul groente te laat eet.)

5. Gebruik blomkool in plaas van steak of pluimvee

U is nie alleen as u voel dat blomkoolblare oordrewe is nie, maar ons is baie opgewonde oor hierdie blomkoolsteaks. Jou vriend met 'n groentekop kry haar veganistiese opsie, en daar sal noodwendig ook kleiner steaks wees vir jou vleisvriendelike vriende. En as u 'n geleentheid soos Thanksgiving of Kersfees aanbied (of net Sondagete), dien hierdie pittige, volgeroosterde blomkool as 'n belangrike aangeleentheid vir u vegetariese BFF en 'n lekker kant vir almal.

6. Gebruik in plaas van hoender eiervrug

Aubergine het 'n taamlike vleisagtige tekstuur, en hoewel dit miskien nie so vleisagtig is soos ander dinge op hierdie lys nie, is daar tonne entree -en -resepte wat almal op u gastelys sal bevredig, dus hoef u nie twee hoofgeregte te maak nie . Beter nog, dit is gewoonlik baie maklik vir iemand wat net begin eksperimenteer met kook vir vegetariese en veganistiese vriende om dadelik in te spring. Probeer eiervrug Parmesaan, gebruik dit in plaas van vleis in 'n roerbraai en meer. U kan selfs 'n voorgereg maak van eiervrugskyfies wat almal sal geniet as u ekstra bonuspunte vir vegetariërs wil hê.

7. Gebruik tofu in plaas van vis of hoender

Tofu is 'n soja-gebaseerde vleisvervanger wat gewoonlik in 'n blok voorkom. U kan dit vind in die verkoelde vegetariese of gesondheidsvoedselafdeling by u supermark of in 'n spesialis -vegetariër of gesondheidswinkel. For a meat substitute, avoid the silken variety and go for the extra-firm, which has a firmer texture.

You’ll need to drain off the excess fluid, then wrap it in a clean, dry kitchen towel. Place it on a cutting board over the sink to drain, then place a heavy-ish object like a dinner plate or cookbook on top and let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes. Then cut it or crumble it as the recipes calls for, marinate it for 15 or so minutes and cook it up according to the recipe. Remember, tofu doesn’t have much flavor on its own, so the marinade is key. If you need some inspo, check out these 23 tofu recipes.

8. Instead of bacon or beef, use tempeh

Tempeh is similar in many ways to tofu, but it’s fermented, lending it more inherent flavor than its pale-colored counterpart. Its meatier texture makes it perfect to sub for ground beef in things like meatballs and burgers or DIY your own vegan bacon for burgers, BLTs, salads and more.

9. Instead of chicken, use seitan

Seitan &mdash also called wheat meat, wheat protein or wheat gluten &mdash is a wheat-based (rather than soy, like tempeh and tofu) meat substitute that has such a meaty texture, you could probably fool your most carnivorous friends. Yes, you can use it in stir-fries, curries and tacos and pho. But we strongly suggest you go for the seitan Buffalo wings.

One last thing&hellip

Just remember that vegan and vegetarian aren’t the same, so while a vegetarian will gladly toss back a vegan treat with abandon, your vegan friend might have more restrictions, including cheese and other dairy products, eggs and more. So if you’re a vegan food rookie, make sure you check in with them on the ingredients you’re using first.

A version of this article was originally published in July 2017.


9 Vegetarian Protein Swaps to Use Instead of Meat

You want to accommodate your vegetarian friends without having to serve them nothing but sides or a boring salad at your cookout. But you also don&rsquot want to make a whole dish that only one person will eat. What&rsquos a party food maven to do?

Turns out you just need some mad meat-swap skills to create a dish your omnivorous (and carnivorous) guests will mow down just as happily as your very appreciative cruelty-free friends. So, what are these vegetarian-friendly meat substitutes? Luckily for you, we have nine recipes that feature protein swaps just ahead.

1. Instead of chicken or pork, use jackfruit

Yes, it’s a fruit, but jackfruit holds up incredibly well in meat recipes. It can be sliced, diced or even fliced (OK, we meant shredded, but that didn’t rhyme, so we decided to start a thing&hellip #Fliced).

Because it’s a fruit, it has a little sweetness, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you’re going the barbecue route.

Try it with pulled BBQ sandwiches or use it in stir-fries, where the sauce can counter some of the fruit’s natural sweetness.

2. Instead of steak, use portobello mushrooms

The large meaty caps of the portobello mushroom have just the resistant bite you’re looking for when subbing for steak on skewers or for fajitas or just cooking it up alone like a steak. They don’t taste exactly like steak, but don’t be surprised if some of your non-veggie friends actually prefer them to the steak (or even alongside it).

Just marinate the mushrooms in a large sealable plastic bag in olive oil, salt, pepper and any herbs and spices you want for about an hour (or use a vegetarian-friendly steak marinade). Then grill or sauté them on high for five to seven minutes. You can stack them on a burger (try this portobello burger with smoked provolone and caramelized onions) or slice them up for fajitas. For skewers, put them on raw and cook them until the other veggies are done (you can’t really overcook them).

3. Instead of ground beef or sausage, try beans, legumes or lentils

Beans, legumes and lentils can be made into substitutes for ground beef or even sausage (by using traditional sausage seasonings). They also provide a good amount of protein and other good-for-you vitamins and minerals. Try a chickpea burger with coconut cabbage slaw or make black bean enchiladas or tacos for a casual get-together.

4. Instead of hot dogs, use carrots

Hear us out. I know it seems weird, but not only are they the perfect shape and texture, but with the right toppings, it’s also absolutely ah-may-zing. Does it taste exactly like a hot dog? Nope. Will you or your vegetarian pal give AF? Not one bit. We love this idea for using lettuce instead of buns for the health conscious among you. (Pro tip: This is also a good way to get your kids to eat their veggies.)

5. Instead of steak or poultry, use cauliflower

You’re not alone if you feel like cauliflower subs are overdone, but we’re super-excited about these cauliflower steaks. Your veggie-head friend will get her vegan option and there will inevitably be smaller “steaks” for your meat-friendly friends to have a taste, too. And if you’re hosting an event like Thanksgiving or Christmas (or just Sunday dinner), this spicy whole-roasted cauliflower acts as a main affair for your vegetarian BFF and a tasty side for everyone else.

6. Instead of chicken, use eggplant

Eggplant has a pretty meaty texture, and while it may not be quite as meaty as some other things on this list, there are tons of entrée recipes that will satisfy everyone on your guest list, so there’s no need to make two main dishes. Better yet, it’s typically really easy for someone just beginning to experiment with cooking for vegetarian and vegan friends to jump right into. Try eggplant Parmesan, use it in place of meat in a stir-fry and more. You can even make an appetizer of eggplant chips everyone will enjoy if you want extra vegetarian-accommodation bonus points.

7. Instead of fish or chicken, use tofu

Tofu is a soy-based meat substitute that usually comes in a block. You can find it in the refrigerated vegetarian or health food section at your supermarket or in a specialty vegetarian or health food store. For a meat substitute, avoid the silken variety and go for the extra-firm, which has a firmer texture.

You’ll need to drain off the excess fluid, then wrap it in a clean, dry kitchen towel. Place it on a cutting board over the sink to drain, then place a heavy-ish object like a dinner plate or cookbook on top and let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes. Then cut it or crumble it as the recipes calls for, marinate it for 15 or so minutes and cook it up according to the recipe. Remember, tofu doesn’t have much flavor on its own, so the marinade is key. If you need some inspo, check out these 23 tofu recipes.

8. Instead of bacon or beef, use tempeh

Tempeh is similar in many ways to tofu, but it’s fermented, lending it more inherent flavor than its pale-colored counterpart. Its meatier texture makes it perfect to sub for ground beef in things like meatballs and burgers or DIY your own vegan bacon for burgers, BLTs, salads and more.

9. Instead of chicken, use seitan

Seitan &mdash also called wheat meat, wheat protein or wheat gluten &mdash is a wheat-based (rather than soy, like tempeh and tofu) meat substitute that has such a meaty texture, you could probably fool your most carnivorous friends. Yes, you can use it in stir-fries, curries and tacos and pho. But we strongly suggest you go for the seitan Buffalo wings.

One last thing&hellip

Just remember that vegan and vegetarian aren’t the same, so while a vegetarian will gladly toss back a vegan treat with abandon, your vegan friend might have more restrictions, including cheese and other dairy products, eggs and more. So if you’re a vegan food rookie, make sure you check in with them on the ingredients you’re using first.

A version of this article was originally published in July 2017.


9 Vegetarian Protein Swaps to Use Instead of Meat

You want to accommodate your vegetarian friends without having to serve them nothing but sides or a boring salad at your cookout. But you also don&rsquot want to make a whole dish that only one person will eat. What&rsquos a party food maven to do?

Turns out you just need some mad meat-swap skills to create a dish your omnivorous (and carnivorous) guests will mow down just as happily as your very appreciative cruelty-free friends. So, what are these vegetarian-friendly meat substitutes? Luckily for you, we have nine recipes that feature protein swaps just ahead.

1. Instead of chicken or pork, use jackfruit

Yes, it’s a fruit, but jackfruit holds up incredibly well in meat recipes. It can be sliced, diced or even fliced (OK, we meant shredded, but that didn’t rhyme, so we decided to start a thing&hellip #Fliced).

Because it’s a fruit, it has a little sweetness, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you’re going the barbecue route.

Try it with pulled BBQ sandwiches or use it in stir-fries, where the sauce can counter some of the fruit’s natural sweetness.

2. Instead of steak, use portobello mushrooms

The large meaty caps of the portobello mushroom have just the resistant bite you’re looking for when subbing for steak on skewers or for fajitas or just cooking it up alone like a steak. They don’t taste exactly like steak, but don’t be surprised if some of your non-veggie friends actually prefer them to the steak (or even alongside it).

Just marinate the mushrooms in a large sealable plastic bag in olive oil, salt, pepper and any herbs and spices you want for about an hour (or use a vegetarian-friendly steak marinade). Then grill or sauté them on high for five to seven minutes. You can stack them on a burger (try this portobello burger with smoked provolone and caramelized onions) or slice them up for fajitas. For skewers, put them on raw and cook them until the other veggies are done (you can’t really overcook them).

3. Instead of ground beef or sausage, try beans, legumes or lentils

Beans, legumes and lentils can be made into substitutes for ground beef or even sausage (by using traditional sausage seasonings). They also provide a good amount of protein and other good-for-you vitamins and minerals. Try a chickpea burger with coconut cabbage slaw or make black bean enchiladas or tacos for a casual get-together.

4. Instead of hot dogs, use carrots

Hear us out. I know it seems weird, but not only are they the perfect shape and texture, but with the right toppings, it’s also absolutely ah-may-zing. Does it taste exactly like a hot dog? Nope. Will you or your vegetarian pal give AF? Not one bit. We love this idea for using lettuce instead of buns for the health conscious among you. (Pro tip: This is also a good way to get your kids to eat their veggies.)

5. Instead of steak or poultry, use cauliflower

You’re not alone if you feel like cauliflower subs are overdone, but we’re super-excited about these cauliflower steaks. Your veggie-head friend will get her vegan option and there will inevitably be smaller “steaks” for your meat-friendly friends to have a taste, too. And if you’re hosting an event like Thanksgiving or Christmas (or just Sunday dinner), this spicy whole-roasted cauliflower acts as a main affair for your vegetarian BFF and a tasty side for everyone else.

6. Instead of chicken, use eggplant

Eggplant has a pretty meaty texture, and while it may not be quite as meaty as some other things on this list, there are tons of entrée recipes that will satisfy everyone on your guest list, so there’s no need to make two main dishes. Better yet, it’s typically really easy for someone just beginning to experiment with cooking for vegetarian and vegan friends to jump right into. Try eggplant Parmesan, use it in place of meat in a stir-fry and more. You can even make an appetizer of eggplant chips everyone will enjoy if you want extra vegetarian-accommodation bonus points.

7. Instead of fish or chicken, use tofu

Tofu is a soy-based meat substitute that usually comes in a block. You can find it in the refrigerated vegetarian or health food section at your supermarket or in a specialty vegetarian or health food store. For a meat substitute, avoid the silken variety and go for the extra-firm, which has a firmer texture.

You’ll need to drain off the excess fluid, then wrap it in a clean, dry kitchen towel. Place it on a cutting board over the sink to drain, then place a heavy-ish object like a dinner plate or cookbook on top and let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes. Then cut it or crumble it as the recipes calls for, marinate it for 15 or so minutes and cook it up according to the recipe. Remember, tofu doesn’t have much flavor on its own, so the marinade is key. If you need some inspo, check out these 23 tofu recipes.

8. Instead of bacon or beef, use tempeh

Tempeh is similar in many ways to tofu, but it’s fermented, lending it more inherent flavor than its pale-colored counterpart. Its meatier texture makes it perfect to sub for ground beef in things like meatballs and burgers or DIY your own vegan bacon for burgers, BLTs, salads and more.

9. Instead of chicken, use seitan

Seitan &mdash also called wheat meat, wheat protein or wheat gluten &mdash is a wheat-based (rather than soy, like tempeh and tofu) meat substitute that has such a meaty texture, you could probably fool your most carnivorous friends. Yes, you can use it in stir-fries, curries and tacos and pho. But we strongly suggest you go for the seitan Buffalo wings.

One last thing&hellip

Just remember that vegan and vegetarian aren’t the same, so while a vegetarian will gladly toss back a vegan treat with abandon, your vegan friend might have more restrictions, including cheese and other dairy products, eggs and more. So if you’re a vegan food rookie, make sure you check in with them on the ingredients you’re using first.

A version of this article was originally published in July 2017.


9 Vegetarian Protein Swaps to Use Instead of Meat

You want to accommodate your vegetarian friends without having to serve them nothing but sides or a boring salad at your cookout. But you also don&rsquot want to make a whole dish that only one person will eat. What&rsquos a party food maven to do?

Turns out you just need some mad meat-swap skills to create a dish your omnivorous (and carnivorous) guests will mow down just as happily as your very appreciative cruelty-free friends. So, what are these vegetarian-friendly meat substitutes? Luckily for you, we have nine recipes that feature protein swaps just ahead.

1. Instead of chicken or pork, use jackfruit

Yes, it’s a fruit, but jackfruit holds up incredibly well in meat recipes. It can be sliced, diced or even fliced (OK, we meant shredded, but that didn’t rhyme, so we decided to start a thing&hellip #Fliced).

Because it’s a fruit, it has a little sweetness, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you’re going the barbecue route.

Try it with pulled BBQ sandwiches or use it in stir-fries, where the sauce can counter some of the fruit’s natural sweetness.

2. Instead of steak, use portobello mushrooms

The large meaty caps of the portobello mushroom have just the resistant bite you’re looking for when subbing for steak on skewers or for fajitas or just cooking it up alone like a steak. They don’t taste exactly like steak, but don’t be surprised if some of your non-veggie friends actually prefer them to the steak (or even alongside it).

Just marinate the mushrooms in a large sealable plastic bag in olive oil, salt, pepper and any herbs and spices you want for about an hour (or use a vegetarian-friendly steak marinade). Then grill or sauté them on high for five to seven minutes. You can stack them on a burger (try this portobello burger with smoked provolone and caramelized onions) or slice them up for fajitas. For skewers, put them on raw and cook them until the other veggies are done (you can’t really overcook them).

3. Instead of ground beef or sausage, try beans, legumes or lentils

Beans, legumes and lentils can be made into substitutes for ground beef or even sausage (by using traditional sausage seasonings). They also provide a good amount of protein and other good-for-you vitamins and minerals. Try a chickpea burger with coconut cabbage slaw or make black bean enchiladas or tacos for a casual get-together.

4. Instead of hot dogs, use carrots

Hear us out. I know it seems weird, but not only are they the perfect shape and texture, but with the right toppings, it’s also absolutely ah-may-zing. Does it taste exactly like a hot dog? Nope. Will you or your vegetarian pal give AF? Not one bit. We love this idea for using lettuce instead of buns for the health conscious among you. (Pro tip: This is also a good way to get your kids to eat their veggies.)

5. Instead of steak or poultry, use cauliflower

You’re not alone if you feel like cauliflower subs are overdone, but we’re super-excited about these cauliflower steaks. Your veggie-head friend will get her vegan option and there will inevitably be smaller “steaks” for your meat-friendly friends to have a taste, too. And if you’re hosting an event like Thanksgiving or Christmas (or just Sunday dinner), this spicy whole-roasted cauliflower acts as a main affair for your vegetarian BFF and a tasty side for everyone else.

6. Instead of chicken, use eggplant

Eggplant has a pretty meaty texture, and while it may not be quite as meaty as some other things on this list, there are tons of entrée recipes that will satisfy everyone on your guest list, so there’s no need to make two main dishes. Better yet, it’s typically really easy for someone just beginning to experiment with cooking for vegetarian and vegan friends to jump right into. Try eggplant Parmesan, use it in place of meat in a stir-fry and more. You can even make an appetizer of eggplant chips everyone will enjoy if you want extra vegetarian-accommodation bonus points.

7. Instead of fish or chicken, use tofu

Tofu is a soy-based meat substitute that usually comes in a block. You can find it in the refrigerated vegetarian or health food section at your supermarket or in a specialty vegetarian or health food store. For a meat substitute, avoid the silken variety and go for the extra-firm, which has a firmer texture.

You’ll need to drain off the excess fluid, then wrap it in a clean, dry kitchen towel. Place it on a cutting board over the sink to drain, then place a heavy-ish object like a dinner plate or cookbook on top and let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes. Then cut it or crumble it as the recipes calls for, marinate it for 15 or so minutes and cook it up according to the recipe. Remember, tofu doesn’t have much flavor on its own, so the marinade is key. If you need some inspo, check out these 23 tofu recipes.

8. Instead of bacon or beef, use tempeh

Tempeh is similar in many ways to tofu, but it’s fermented, lending it more inherent flavor than its pale-colored counterpart. Its meatier texture makes it perfect to sub for ground beef in things like meatballs and burgers or DIY your own vegan bacon for burgers, BLTs, salads and more.

9. Instead of chicken, use seitan

Seitan &mdash also called wheat meat, wheat protein or wheat gluten &mdash is a wheat-based (rather than soy, like tempeh and tofu) meat substitute that has such a meaty texture, you could probably fool your most carnivorous friends. Yes, you can use it in stir-fries, curries and tacos and pho. But we strongly suggest you go for the seitan Buffalo wings.

One last thing&hellip

Just remember that vegan and vegetarian aren’t the same, so while a vegetarian will gladly toss back a vegan treat with abandon, your vegan friend might have more restrictions, including cheese and other dairy products, eggs and more. So if you’re a vegan food rookie, make sure you check in with them on the ingredients you’re using first.

A version of this article was originally published in July 2017.


9 Vegetarian Protein Swaps to Use Instead of Meat

You want to accommodate your vegetarian friends without having to serve them nothing but sides or a boring salad at your cookout. But you also don&rsquot want to make a whole dish that only one person will eat. What&rsquos a party food maven to do?

Turns out you just need some mad meat-swap skills to create a dish your omnivorous (and carnivorous) guests will mow down just as happily as your very appreciative cruelty-free friends. So, what are these vegetarian-friendly meat substitutes? Luckily for you, we have nine recipes that feature protein swaps just ahead.

1. Instead of chicken or pork, use jackfruit

Yes, it’s a fruit, but jackfruit holds up incredibly well in meat recipes. It can be sliced, diced or even fliced (OK, we meant shredded, but that didn’t rhyme, so we decided to start a thing&hellip #Fliced).

Because it’s a fruit, it has a little sweetness, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you’re going the barbecue route.

Try it with pulled BBQ sandwiches or use it in stir-fries, where the sauce can counter some of the fruit’s natural sweetness.

2. Instead of steak, use portobello mushrooms

The large meaty caps of the portobello mushroom have just the resistant bite you’re looking for when subbing for steak on skewers or for fajitas or just cooking it up alone like a steak. They don’t taste exactly like steak, but don’t be surprised if some of your non-veggie friends actually prefer them to the steak (or even alongside it).

Just marinate the mushrooms in a large sealable plastic bag in olive oil, salt, pepper and any herbs and spices you want for about an hour (or use a vegetarian-friendly steak marinade). Then grill or sauté them on high for five to seven minutes. You can stack them on a burger (try this portobello burger with smoked provolone and caramelized onions) or slice them up for fajitas. For skewers, put them on raw and cook them until the other veggies are done (you can’t really overcook them).

3. Instead of ground beef or sausage, try beans, legumes or lentils

Beans, legumes and lentils can be made into substitutes for ground beef or even sausage (by using traditional sausage seasonings). They also provide a good amount of protein and other good-for-you vitamins and minerals. Try a chickpea burger with coconut cabbage slaw or make black bean enchiladas or tacos for a casual get-together.

4. Instead of hot dogs, use carrots

Hear us out. I know it seems weird, but not only are they the perfect shape and texture, but with the right toppings, it’s also absolutely ah-may-zing. Does it taste exactly like a hot dog? Nope. Will you or your vegetarian pal give AF? Not one bit. We love this idea for using lettuce instead of buns for the health conscious among you. (Pro tip: This is also a good way to get your kids to eat their veggies.)

5. Instead of steak or poultry, use cauliflower

You’re not alone if you feel like cauliflower subs are overdone, but we’re super-excited about these cauliflower steaks. Your veggie-head friend will get her vegan option and there will inevitably be smaller “steaks” for your meat-friendly friends to have a taste, too. And if you’re hosting an event like Thanksgiving or Christmas (or just Sunday dinner), this spicy whole-roasted cauliflower acts as a main affair for your vegetarian BFF and a tasty side for everyone else.

6. Instead of chicken, use eggplant

Eggplant has a pretty meaty texture, and while it may not be quite as meaty as some other things on this list, there are tons of entrée recipes that will satisfy everyone on your guest list, so there’s no need to make two main dishes. Better yet, it’s typically really easy for someone just beginning to experiment with cooking for vegetarian and vegan friends to jump right into. Try eggplant Parmesan, use it in place of meat in a stir-fry and more. You can even make an appetizer of eggplant chips everyone will enjoy if you want extra vegetarian-accommodation bonus points.

7. Instead of fish or chicken, use tofu

Tofu is a soy-based meat substitute that usually comes in a block. You can find it in the refrigerated vegetarian or health food section at your supermarket or in a specialty vegetarian or health food store. For a meat substitute, avoid the silken variety and go for the extra-firm, which has a firmer texture.

You’ll need to drain off the excess fluid, then wrap it in a clean, dry kitchen towel. Place it on a cutting board over the sink to drain, then place a heavy-ish object like a dinner plate or cookbook on top and let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes. Then cut it or crumble it as the recipes calls for, marinate it for 15 or so minutes and cook it up according to the recipe. Remember, tofu doesn’t have much flavor on its own, so the marinade is key. If you need some inspo, check out these 23 tofu recipes.

8. Instead of bacon or beef, use tempeh

Tempeh is similar in many ways to tofu, but it’s fermented, lending it more inherent flavor than its pale-colored counterpart. Its meatier texture makes it perfect to sub for ground beef in things like meatballs and burgers or DIY your own vegan bacon for burgers, BLTs, salads and more.

9. Instead of chicken, use seitan

Seitan &mdash also called wheat meat, wheat protein or wheat gluten &mdash is a wheat-based (rather than soy, like tempeh and tofu) meat substitute that has such a meaty texture, you could probably fool your most carnivorous friends. Yes, you can use it in stir-fries, curries and tacos and pho. But we strongly suggest you go for the seitan Buffalo wings.

One last thing&hellip

Just remember that vegan and vegetarian aren’t the same, so while a vegetarian will gladly toss back a vegan treat with abandon, your vegan friend might have more restrictions, including cheese and other dairy products, eggs and more. So if you’re a vegan food rookie, make sure you check in with them on the ingredients you’re using first.

A version of this article was originally published in July 2017.


9 Vegetarian Protein Swaps to Use Instead of Meat

You want to accommodate your vegetarian friends without having to serve them nothing but sides or a boring salad at your cookout. But you also don&rsquot want to make a whole dish that only one person will eat. What&rsquos a party food maven to do?

Turns out you just need some mad meat-swap skills to create a dish your omnivorous (and carnivorous) guests will mow down just as happily as your very appreciative cruelty-free friends. So, what are these vegetarian-friendly meat substitutes? Luckily for you, we have nine recipes that feature protein swaps just ahead.

1. Instead of chicken or pork, use jackfruit

Yes, it’s a fruit, but jackfruit holds up incredibly well in meat recipes. It can be sliced, diced or even fliced (OK, we meant shredded, but that didn’t rhyme, so we decided to start a thing&hellip #Fliced).

Because it’s a fruit, it has a little sweetness, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you’re going the barbecue route.

Try it with pulled BBQ sandwiches or use it in stir-fries, where the sauce can counter some of the fruit’s natural sweetness.

2. Instead of steak, use portobello mushrooms

The large meaty caps of the portobello mushroom have just the resistant bite you’re looking for when subbing for steak on skewers or for fajitas or just cooking it up alone like a steak. They don’t taste exactly like steak, but don’t be surprised if some of your non-veggie friends actually prefer them to the steak (or even alongside it).

Just marinate the mushrooms in a large sealable plastic bag in olive oil, salt, pepper and any herbs and spices you want for about an hour (or use a vegetarian-friendly steak marinade). Then grill or sauté them on high for five to seven minutes. You can stack them on a burger (try this portobello burger with smoked provolone and caramelized onions) or slice them up for fajitas. For skewers, put them on raw and cook them until the other veggies are done (you can’t really overcook them).

3. Instead of ground beef or sausage, try beans, legumes or lentils

Beans, legumes and lentils can be made into substitutes for ground beef or even sausage (by using traditional sausage seasonings). They also provide a good amount of protein and other good-for-you vitamins and minerals. Try a chickpea burger with coconut cabbage slaw or make black bean enchiladas or tacos for a casual get-together.

4. Instead of hot dogs, use carrots

Hear us out. I know it seems weird, but not only are they the perfect shape and texture, but with the right toppings, it’s also absolutely ah-may-zing. Does it taste exactly like a hot dog? Nope. Will you or your vegetarian pal give AF? Not one bit. We love this idea for using lettuce instead of buns for the health conscious among you. (Pro tip: This is also a good way to get your kids to eat their veggies.)

5. Instead of steak or poultry, use cauliflower

You’re not alone if you feel like cauliflower subs are overdone, but we’re super-excited about these cauliflower steaks. Your veggie-head friend will get her vegan option and there will inevitably be smaller “steaks” for your meat-friendly friends to have a taste, too. And if you’re hosting an event like Thanksgiving or Christmas (or just Sunday dinner), this spicy whole-roasted cauliflower acts as a main affair for your vegetarian BFF and a tasty side for everyone else.

6. Instead of chicken, use eggplant

Eggplant has a pretty meaty texture, and while it may not be quite as meaty as some other things on this list, there are tons of entrée recipes that will satisfy everyone on your guest list, so there’s no need to make two main dishes. Better yet, it’s typically really easy for someone just beginning to experiment with cooking for vegetarian and vegan friends to jump right into. Try eggplant Parmesan, use it in place of meat in a stir-fry and more. You can even make an appetizer of eggplant chips everyone will enjoy if you want extra vegetarian-accommodation bonus points.

7. Instead of fish or chicken, use tofu

Tofu is a soy-based meat substitute that usually comes in a block. You can find it in the refrigerated vegetarian or health food section at your supermarket or in a specialty vegetarian or health food store. For a meat substitute, avoid the silken variety and go for the extra-firm, which has a firmer texture.

You’ll need to drain off the excess fluid, then wrap it in a clean, dry kitchen towel. Place it on a cutting board over the sink to drain, then place a heavy-ish object like a dinner plate or cookbook on top and let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes. Then cut it or crumble it as the recipes calls for, marinate it for 15 or so minutes and cook it up according to the recipe. Remember, tofu doesn’t have much flavor on its own, so the marinade is key. If you need some inspo, check out these 23 tofu recipes.

8. Instead of bacon or beef, use tempeh

Tempeh is similar in many ways to tofu, but it’s fermented, lending it more inherent flavor than its pale-colored counterpart. Its meatier texture makes it perfect to sub for ground beef in things like meatballs and burgers or DIY your own vegan bacon for burgers, BLTs, salads and more.

9. Instead of chicken, use seitan

Seitan &mdash also called wheat meat, wheat protein or wheat gluten &mdash is a wheat-based (rather than soy, like tempeh and tofu) meat substitute that has such a meaty texture, you could probably fool your most carnivorous friends. Yes, you can use it in stir-fries, curries and tacos and pho. But we strongly suggest you go for the seitan Buffalo wings.

One last thing&hellip

Just remember that vegan and vegetarian aren’t the same, so while a vegetarian will gladly toss back a vegan treat with abandon, your vegan friend might have more restrictions, including cheese and other dairy products, eggs and more. So if you’re a vegan food rookie, make sure you check in with them on the ingredients you’re using first.

A version of this article was originally published in July 2017.