Anberel

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  1. Here is a tempeh made from yellow peas. It’s not tofu, but it might be right for some of you. It includes only 3 ingredients and no special equipment needed so it’s minimally processed.

    https://www.westonaprice.org/yellow-pea-tempeh/

    I also found this chickpea recipe that can be cooked, unlike the cold tofu recipe above. The honey in the ingredients list is just for the sauce. You can make the tofu with just chickpea flour, spices and water. This looks so easy I might try it just to see how my body reacts to the chickpea flour.

    https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/burmese-chickpea-tofu-spicy-dipping-sauce

  2. I found this in the notes for the second recipe.

     

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    For vegan options: Dissolve 1 tsp agar agar powder with 1 cup hot boiling water. Skip 1 tbsp coconut or cassava flour in the recipe. And use either finely ground cashew flour or macadamia flour. Agar agar has stronger gel consistency than beef gelatin so you will not need coconut or cassava flour to bind the ingredients. 

     

  3. I am coming from traditional Whole30 and I also know that I need to avoid soy because of my many endocrine system health problems so I’m looking for soy and grain-free meat replacements. Personally I also cannot eat beans because of bloating and gas, but some of you might be able to so I thought I’d share my findings.

    This recipe is for any beans. It uses cornstarch but you may be able to experiment with alternative starches. If you do I’d love to know what worked for you.

    https://www.kqed.org/bayareabites/118116/diy-soy-free-tofu-yes-you-can-make-tofu-from-any-bean-youd-like

    I also found this recipe that uses cashews, but it also uses beef gelatin which is not plant-based and I’m not sure what would be a good substitute. I wonder if maybe tapioca starch could work or if there’s a plant-based gelatin anyone could recommend?

    https://iheartumami.com/paleo-cold-tofu-substitute/

  4. @ladyshanny, I feel like we’re missing a general discussion forum where we can swap tips and tricks, share our meal plans and grocery hauls, show off pictures of our meals for the day/week, and share our trials and triumphs. I wanted to start a thread asking what pant-based stuff everyone gets at Trader Joe’s and Costco but there isn’t a forum where that really fits. I think having that kind of space is important to building community which is probably why people aren’t posting much here.

  5. I’m newly trying to go vegetarian and I have zero experience with meat alternatives. I really want to make this recipe: https://whole30.com/plant-based/spiced-sweet-potato-soup#recipe. Unfortunately the recommended brand of chorizo is only sold in two stores in my entire state and it’s a 5 hour round trip. My local store doesn’t have a compliant equivalent. Does anyone have a compliant recipe? I feel like this shouldn’t be hard to make if I only knew how.

  6. I was semi-veggie most of my adult life. I would eat meat sparingly and really didn’t like it. When I had a thyroidectomy, my suppression therapy kicked off a muscle wasting disease and I started craving meat all the time so I was eating more and more of it. After finally being diagnosed with the muscle wasting disease and two years of recovery I’m back to not liking meat again (yay!). I’ve been doing Whole30 since June 2019 so I am so happy to see this vegetable-based version.

    I would really like to discover a healthy way to eat vegetarian. Prior to cancer my veggie diet was very bean and grain heavy. I never liked tofu so I used beans and rice or quinoa as my protein source. I’m really hoping to find good recipes that allow me to maintain the health I’ve gained from eating Whole 30 and exclude the foods I know aren’t good for me from previous reintroductions.
     

    My husband has no interest in vegetarianism or Whole30. He did my first round with me but didn’t like eating so many vegetables. I will probably still cook “normal” meals for him, but I’d like to explore veggie alternatives for myself. Since I was never a committed vegetarian before I don’t really know how to make much that would be compliant and because of my health issues I don’t have much energy so I’m looking for quick/easy recipes and hacks to sub veggie protein for my half of dinners.

    I’m really happy to see Whole30 resources for plant-based diets. Being veggie and still Whole30 would be amazing.