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Questions tagged [meat-substitutes]

vegetarian and vegan products that are designed to mimic the taste, texture and appearance of meat.

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What meat substitutes can be used in donairs?

Donairs were a favourite of mine before I went vegetarian, and I haven't been able to figure out what I could use as a meat substitute in it. There are a lot of options, but I just don't have the ...
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What vegan food could substitute for chunks of beef in stew?

I made a pretty good vegan Moroccan stew recently, and it reminded me a lot of the stews I had in my childhood. But the stews I had in my childhood had large chunks of beef that were very chewy, and I ...
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Why did Gardein remove most of their products from Canada?

Gardein, a company that produces meat alternatives, suddenly pulled most of their product line from Canadian shelves in early 2017. The total product selection went from over 20 options to just 4. Now ...
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Reasons why a Vegetarian/Vegan would eat a meat-substitute food

By meat-substitute, I mean something that is intended to look or even taste like meat, without being meat, such as Quorn. Being a Vegetarian, people constantly ask me "Why would you eat something ...
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Are there any “Vegetarian fish” products?

How hard would it be to develop Quorn fish? How far are we from developing a vegetarian version of fish. I was thinking of factory synthetization of fish nutrients, which would then be integrated into ...
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Alternative meat imitation protein options that are GF and soy-free

Are there any affordable alternative meat imitation protein products that are both gluten-free and soy-free in the United States?
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Difference between flour and wheat gluten when making seitan

I am looking into making my own seitan, but every recipe/video I see is talking about 'vital-', 'whole-' or just 'wheat gluten'. What exactly is the difference to normal typical flour? And if it is ...
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What are some natural, non-animal sources of heme?

Recently Pat Brown introduced the Impossible Burger with the "magic" ingredient of heme, a naturally occurring bio-chemical in animals, that makes meat smell, taste and bleed like meat. What are the ...
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Is it advisable to avoid seitan?

Many vegans and vegetarians use seitan (wheat gluten, see this answer) as a substitute for meat, since it has a similar texture and is high in proteins. However I've recently heard some skepticism ...
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Are meat substitutes necessary for a vegetarian lifestyle?

I've found that many pre-made fake meat (vegetarian "burger" or "sausages") products are very expensive relative to other foods. Are these necessary for a vegetarian diet? What alternatives are used ...
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Which fake meats are healthy? [closed]

I've heard that not all foods veg*n foods styled to resemble meat are healthy; some are quite processed, high in sodium, etc. What are the main health concerns when eating fake meat? How can I ...
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Is eating lab-grown meat vegan?

Considering the technology advancement where you could have meat grown in a lab, would it be considered vegan (since it is not a animal product)? Would it depend whether the lab-grown meat was ...
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What is Seitan? How do I get it?

I've heard of a vegetarian / vegan meat substitute called seitan. What is it, and can I make it at home? Do I just prepare it in the same way I might cook chicken or beef?
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What is Tempeh?

I've seen tempeh in my vegan cookbook and hear that it comes from the soy plant. How does it vary from tofu if so? Is it something I can make at home or would I probably have to buy it?
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For a recipe that contains fish, what could be a vegetarian substitute that somewhat retains taste?

My wife finds that the marinated tofu we add to our pasta tastes pretty similar to meat (I am vegetarian but she is not, so I wouldn't know, but I take her word for it). When a recipe contains fish, ...