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Kema (Curried Vegetables)
Spinach-Mushroom Pie
Sloppy Joes
One Pot Pasta

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Kema (Curried Vegetables)

Yield: 6 servings

1 cup TVP granules
7/8 cup Boiling water
1 lg Yellow onion, minced
1 lg Clove garlic, crushed & minced
1/2 tsp. Ginger root, minced
3 tb Tomato paste
1 cup Stewed tomatoes
2 tsp. Curry powder (may use 3 tsp; I use 2 tsp curry & 1 tsp. garam masala.)
1 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1 cup Green peas, fresh or frozen
1 cup Mushrooms, sliced

Combine TVP and water in a bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. In a non-stick skillet or wok, heat 2 tbs. water or other liquid. Saute onion, garlic, and ginger root for 5 minutes. Add TVP and stir constantly another 5 minutes (add additional liquid to prevent sticking, if necessary). Add tomato paste, tomatoes, curry powder, salt,and cayenne and simmer for a few minutes. Add peas and mushrooms, bring to a boil, cover, and simmer over low heat 5 minutes.

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Spinach-Mushroom Pie

Yield: 8 servings


1 tb Yeast
1 cup Warm water
1/2 tsp. Sugar
3 cup Unbleached flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tbsp. Canola oil


1 cup TVP granules or flakes
7/8 cup Boiling water
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Oregano
1 tsp. Basil
1/2 tsp. Fennel seeds
2 cup Mushrooms, sliced
10 oz Frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
6 oz Tomato paste
1/4 cup Water
Soymilk for brushing top crust

Dough: In a large bowl, mix together yeast, water, and sugar. Let stand 5 minutes. Add flour and salt. Knead about 5 minutes into a smooth, elastic ball of dough. (This can be done in the food processor with a dough hook.) Cover and let rise until double in size. Punch down.

Filling: Mix together TVP, boiling water, salt, oregano, basil, and fennel seeds. In a large skillet, saute TVP mixture for a few minutes. Stir in mushrooms, spinach, tomato paste, and water until heated through.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll the dough into a large oblong shape, spread filling evenly on top and roll up like a jelly roll. Brush top with a little bit of soy milk. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. If crust begins to brown too much, cover with foil during the last 5 or 10 minutes. Cut into 16 slices to serve.

Note: A 16-oz. package of frozen bread dough can be used to save time. Or substitute your favorite whole-grain dough for the bread.

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Sloppy Joes

Yield: 4 servings

1 med. Onion, chopped fine
Water for sauteing
1/2 med. Bell pepper, chopped fine
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 can Tomato sauce (15 oz)
1 cup Dry TVP granules
Cayenne pepper and Salt to taste (about 1 tsp. each)

Saute onion and bell pepper in about 1 or 2 tbs. water until almost clear; then add garlic and saute for a couple minutes more. Add tomato sauce, TVP, salt, and pepper to taste. Turn down and simmer 5 minutes (until TVP is soft). Serve on buns, rolls, or bread.

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