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No soy what do I do...? Seitan...

#1 Postby RAINRA » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:06 pm

I just want to know if I stopped eating soy... what alternatives do I such as seitan and that is not super processed? I am looking for something to make a main meal out of, like Seitan?

What name brand is not full of chemicals? and taste great. Never had seitan so I don't know what to expect.


Just want to try soy free for a week.
basically because I rely on soy too much as a staple food.

where is a good place for soy free recipes?

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#2 Postby threeloaves » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:05 pm

But tempeh is soooo good.

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#3 Postby RAINRA » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:52 pm

not going to stop eating soy just want to know what other alternatives if to change it up. :-)

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#4 Postby beforewisdom » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:26 am

Eat low gas, high protein, quick cooking beans ( lentils, mung beans, split peas, black eyed peas ) with whole grains. Toss some seed based sauces in there to add some fat you will not be getting from the soy so you feel full.

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#5 Postby Gaia » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:15 am

I am allergic to soy, so basically I have seiten and beans and nut butters. The seiten in the stores all have soy sauce on them, so I have to make my own from my box of vital wheat gluten. I add cashew cream (blended raw cashews with water or rice milk) to my tomato pasta sauce for an extra protein source for the pasta main meal. I have a dark leafy green added to my bean chili meal to help with digestion and gas (I just chop up kale into fine threads, then wilt it in the chili at the end of cooking). I also do brown rice protein powders and pea protein powders into my meals whenever I have a sauce or liquid component of the meal (though right now I just down it with water - trying to get leaner).

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#6 Postby Marcina » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:49 am

I've been worrying that I eat too much soy too. I like to use hemp more now. I'm gluten intolerant and I've never had seitan. It's too bad cuz I hear it's really good lol

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#7 Postby Gaia » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:40 am

I am laying low on hemp for awhile. The hemp with all that fiber has messed up my bowels alittle bit. Though I was taking it with water 2 to 3 times a day. Bound me up pretty well with all that fiber! And yes, I was drinking my gallon of water a day with it (had no problem urinating constantly thru out the day! :mrgreen: ), and my digestion enzymes! My guess would be insoluble fiber was what I had trouble with. Not that you really need to worry about fiber with a vegan diet of whole foods! Can you get hemp without fiber? :lachmal: yeah, didn't think so.

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#8 Postby xjohanx » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:54 am

seitan is a great, whole foods is better.
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#9 Postby Gaia » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:18 pm

Just a side note that the FieldRoast Company not only does a Celebration Roast, but also sausages! Look in the tempeh, tofu, and other mock meats section at Whole Foods and you will see them (if they carry them!). They are basically seiten with a veggie binder (eggplant or potato) and alot of spices! Italian is my favorite, while Apple Sage is my family's favorite.

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#10 Postby chrisjs » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:48 pm

The FieldRoast stuff is good but ridiculously expensive. :(

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#11 Postby strawberryriddick » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:51 pm

I'm a huge fan of lentils, and there are things like amaranth and quinoa which provide all your essential aminos just like soy.
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#12 Postby GinaKina » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:38 pm

I like seitan and things that are made with a similar principle. I have yet to master it boiled though, so I prefer to bake it. It's pretty easy. I try to get a variety though, I feel like too much wheat gluten can't be that great either.

Nutritional yeast adds a bit of protein, if it's something you like it's a good addition, I think.

I don't know if you do protein powder at all, but I've been using a gemma/rice blend that I made at trueprotein.com, and I am a fan. I'm trying to not have my diet to too heavy on soy either.

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#13 Postby beforewisdom » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:25 pm

strawberryriddick wrote:I'm a huge fan of lentils, and there are things like amaranth and quinoa which provide all your essential aminos just like soy.


It is not enough to just have some of the 9 essential amino acids, but to have all 9 in enough and balanced quantities. Just compliment. It is easy for veganism. There are only 2 rules to remember and it significantly boosts the quality of your protein:

1. Combine legumes with whole grains
2. Combine legumes with seeds

The bulk of a protein in a vegan diet is going to come from legumes, so I like to use a grain based protein powder, like brown rice protein. That way, I *hope*, I will not only get the additional protein from the powder, but the powder will balance out the amino acids I take in from my food.

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