Plant Based Nutrition

Using Meat Alternatives 

Tofu ~ Seitan ~ Tempeh

Jack Fruit ~ Soy Curls ~ Beans

 

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Just what IS a Meat Analogue?


Seitan is is often called 'wheat meat' or the vegan meat substitute.  It is pronounced as 'SAY-tan' and has been used for centuries in Buddhist tradition and adopted in many Eastern countries like Japan, China and more.  Buddhist monks have been credited for it's invention and stories abound on it's history. Suffice it to say that it is a form of vital wheat gluten and is prepared in a variety of ways, methods and techniques.

 

Although it is made from wheat, seitan has little in common with flour or bread. Also called “wheat meat”,  seitan becomes surprisingly similar to the look and texture of meat when cooked, making it a popular meat substitute. Seitan is also high in protein, making it a popular protein source for vegetarians and vegans alike.

 

We suggest using seitan and meat analogues as 'transition' foods to help people migrate away from their meat based diets.  Making your own seitan is more cost effective and healthier than store bought varieties (with preservatives and other stuff).  They provide a great way to enjoy 'meat' the way you were used to but the variety of Plant Based Cuisine is so varried and delicious we hope you don't over use seitan.

 

As healthier alternatives to many recipes, replace the meat with beans or lentils.  There is a huge variety of different colors, textures and flavors in the legume family you can explore and enjoy.  Tofu is another wonderful food with a huge variety of uses and application as a meat or egg replacement.  Soy curls are an interesting addition to the meat analogue world as is jack fruit.

 

Using Plant-Based Meat Analogues

 

Glossary & Discussion

What is 'Wheat Meat'

Making Simple Seitan

Uses and Recipes for Your Seitan

Tools & Equipment

 

Preparation Techniques for:

 

Tofu

Tempeh

Seitan

JackFruit

Soy Curls

 

Storage and Presentation


Classes taught by:

Nancy A. Stein


Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition

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