Check Out This Slideshow for 11 Foods That You’d Swear Were Meat

I have to admit that I lean more toward simply vegetarian dishes, as opposed to meat substitutes and “faux meat” fare. This isn’t any kind of a philosophical thing; I just find that I want the substitutes less and less as I go along. However, there are times when I really want a burger or something else traditionally made with meat and I love finding new foods that take the place of those dishes without tasting horrid.

Huffington Post has a new slideshow they’ve put up called “11 Foods You Won’t Believe Aren’t Meat” and I have to admit that the pictures and descriptions left me hungry!

Here are some of the foods they highlighted:

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Oven-Barbecued Seitan Ribs:

I haven’t tried cooking with vital wheat gluten, but I have to say that these barbecued “ribs” look scrumptious. HuffPost says,

Savory seitan sponges up your favorite sweet and/or spicy barbecue sauce, guaranteeing a finger-licking good meal.”

Vegan Sloppy Joes:

Never, ever thought of doing this!

Who says you need meat to make a Sloppy Joe? Tempeh, garlic, onion, and jalapenos come together with a medley of other spices to recreate the robust flavor of a normal napkin-needing sandwich.”

Tomato, Onion and Glazed Tofu Kabobs:

This will have me trying tofu on the grill.

Tofu joins the usual suspects in onions, peppers and the succulent flavors of soy, lime juice and ginger for a recipe refresh next time you reignite the backyard grill.”

Fajitas made with LightLife Smart Strips:

I’ve never tried Lightlife Smart Strips, but these fajitas look amazing. Vegans can sub vegan cheese for regular cheddar and ditch the sour cream.

Vegetarian Spaghetti and Meatballs:

Meatballs made with cabbage, cauliflower and chickpea flour? They look delicious! This is one I will definitely be writing down.

Mexican Stuffed Peppers:

These look wonderful and we love us some Mexican food around here. These are made with another LightLife product, called Mexican Ground. I need to find this product line locally.

By the way, the recipes for all of these dishes are located right beneath the descriptions, so be sure to scroll down to get the instructions. And do let me know if you try any of them!

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One Response to Check Out This Slideshow for 11 Foods That You’d Swear Were Meat

  1. Jenny Sangler December 11, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    Have you tried one of the recipes yet? Please let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you.

    – Jenny Sangler

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