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Textured vegetable protein

Textured Vegetable Protein is a protein-packed ingredient often made to resemble meat.

Gluten-Free Veggie Burger

Gluten-Free Veggie Burger

Simple, speedy, and satisfying, this patty recipe is made with TVP (textured vegetable protein), which can be found in the bulk section of natural food stores. These burgers get their meaty flavor from dulse, dried seaweed flakes that are a good source of B vitamins and iron.

Vegan "Chicken" Noodle Soup

Vegan "Chicken" Noodle Soup

Although it's quick and easy to make, this soup has a classic taste—like it was simmered for hours—that'll cure any workday blahs. Textured vegetable protein (TVP) is available in the bulk bins or in bags (such as Bob's Red Mill brand) at health food stores. If the soup gets too thick upon standing, thin it out with a little extra broth.

Imperial Chinese Wraps

Imperial Chinese Wraps

This attractive dish calls for nestling the flavorful minced “pigeon” filling—textured vegetable protein (TVP) cooked like ground meat—onto a bed of puffy fried noodles. Look for Peking pancakes at Asian markets.