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For a recipe that contains fish, what could be a vegetarian substitute that somewhat retains taste?

For "fish pie", for example, I use a combination of oyster mushrooms, tofu and torn sheets of seasoned sushi nori seaweed. Mushrooms mainly for texture tofu mainly for protein seaweed mainly for ...
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Are meat substitutes necessary for a vegetarian lifestyle?

No, these fake meats are not necessary for a good vegetarian diet. In my opinion, they are mostly not tasty, fatty and not healthy. Also, heavily processed food, like they often are, reduces the ...
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Reasons why a Vegetarian/Vegan would eat a meat-substitute food

(icluding vegans when I speak of vegetarians) There is no contradiction between being vegetarian and liking the flavor/texture of meat. There are many reasons for stopping to eat meat, only one of ...
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What is Seitan? How do I get it?

Seitan is a meat substitute made from wheat. It has a meaty, almost beef-like texture and is very high in protein at 75g of protein per 100g of seitan. It is also known as wheat gluten, vital wheat ...
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What is Tempeh?

Tempeh is a fermented soybean product, which is typically bound into a cake-like form by a type of fungus (Rhizophus oligosprorus). To create tempeh the beans have to be incubated and steamed. ...
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For a recipe that contains fish, what could be a vegetarian substitute that somewhat retains taste?

A lot of the fishy taste comes from the Omega 3 fats which are abundant in fish. Fortunately, fish is not the only source of them, and you can substitute them. The best substitute is probably seaweed....
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Difference between flour and wheat gluten when making seitan

Gluten is the main protein component of wheat. You can use ordinary flour and process it into seitan yourself by washing the starch out of it, or you can buy gluten powder, which might be sold as "...
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For a recipe that contains fish, what could be a vegetarian substitute that somewhat retains taste?

As a supplement to the great answer by Zanna - seaweed is a great way to fake fishy sea flavour - you can sometimes fake the flavours around fish without actually having fish. For example, a store-...
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Is it advisable to avoid seitan?

Your concerns about GMOs and food processing apply more broadly than this specific food, and I would recommend looking into each issue in general rather than in regards to seitan specifically. Seitan ...
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Is it advisable to avoid seitan?

Seitan is made by the simple process of washing the starch out of wheat dough, leaving the gluten. It should be remembered that seitan, although this name for it is new, is a traditional food in ...
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What set of vegetarian foods can fully replace the need for a meat diet?

Vegetables have relatively low concentrations of protein. Rather than trying to replace lean meat with vegetables, one would typically try to replace them by eating more pulses such as beans, ...
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Are there any "Vegetarian fish" products?

Quorn do fishless fish fingers, as do Vbites, who also do fishless steaks and fish-free smoked salmon slices.
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For a recipe that contains fish, what could be a vegetarian substitute that somewhat retains taste?

To add to the other answers, depending on where you are located, it could be worth checking out Quorn Fishless Fingers product. These are vegan and very fish-like. Unfortunately, they come already ...
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What is Seitan? How do I get it?

Seitan is a substitute mainly made of wheat gluten (so be sure to not have any allergy in this area). I mostly buy it in dried form and then water it (see the product you choose for more details). ...
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Are meat substitutes necessary for a vegetarian lifestyle?

No, meat substitutes are not necessary nutritionally nor socially. Socially Grilled vegetables are great at a BBQs! Veggies The following items are great on the grill. Either put a fine metal mesh ...
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Alternative meat imitation protein options that are GF and soy-free

Below are some soy and gluten free imitation meat products made by two brands that can be found in the US. Products that are vegan are italicized. Beyond Meat: (supposedly very similar to actual meat)...
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How can I become vegetarian/vegan when I have allergies to many fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and spices?

With such a long list of allergies, you should seek professional advice rather than hope to find it on the internet. Certainly, this long list of allergies will mean that becoming vegetarian or ...
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What set of vegetarian foods can fully replace the need for a meat diet?

The "incomplete" nature of some (but not all) plant proteins that people talk about is far less important than it's made out to be. Actually the plant proteins, when broken down by your gut, ...
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Synthesis of fish oil without killing animals

There's actually some good research that's being done on the best ways to synthesize omega-3 fatty acids, which is the key ingredient in fish oil that folks want. Check out this academic review from ...
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Are there any "Vegetarian fish" products?

There's a company called Finless Foods which plans to use cellular agriculture (aka "lab meat") to create vegan fish products. Finless Foods is an early-stage biotechnology company whose mission is ...
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What meat substitutes can be used in donairs?

Seitan would be a great substitute, one of the recipes I use can be found here. You can spice the seitan appropriately for the recipe by adjusting the spices in the seitan recipe. You could either ...
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What vegan food could substitute for chunks of beef in stew?

It seems to be generally felt that seitan does a decent job masquerading as beef, and it's the chewiest meat substitute I know of. Here's a recipe based on the seitan recipe used in The Best Veggie ...
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Reasons why a Vegetarian/Vegan would eat a meat-substitute food

For me, I don't like being left out. So if I can sit down with my friends and also have a burger or sausage roll that looks like meat then I don't feel left out. I'm vegan for the animals not health ...
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What are some natural, non-animal sources of heme?

Heme is a chemical compound most widely known because of it being a part of hemoglobin - the oxygen carrier in our bodies. It is, however, found in other hemoproteins such as myoglobin (muscle tissues)...
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What is the nutritional profile of A&W plant-based nuggets?

The nutritional info is at https://web.aw.ca/en/our-menu/chicken/beyond-meat-nuggets Calories 300 Fat 15.6 g Protein 18 g Serving Size 120 g Nutrition Contents Sugar ...
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Are meat substitutes necessary for a vegetarian lifestyle?

Of course they are not necessary. It really narrows down to how you're going to arrange your food. If you refuse to eat fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and beans, then you would probably need ...
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For a recipe that contains fish, what could be a vegetarian substitute that somewhat retains taste?

I make vegetarian "fish and chips" by cutting halloumi into cubes, dipping it in batter and then deep frying it. You can make a batter from from sparkling water, flour and optionally egg. Some ...
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Difference between flour and wheat gluten when making seitan

As mentioned, flour is only about 12% gluten (for AP. more for bread flour.). If you follow the traditional method of making seitan, this would end you up with at most ~100g dry mass of seitan, and ~...
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How can I become vegetarian/vegan when I have allergies to many fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and spices?

There are tests for allergies in a lot of countries, you should check with your personal doctor or if there is any clinic close to you that provide them, That should be your first step, even if you ...
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Which "fake meats" are most nutritionally similar to meat of animal origin?

This Wikipedia article is worth reading Complete protein. In particular, this quote: "In fact, the highest PDCAAS scores are not given to commonly eaten meat products, but rather to animal-derived ...
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