Friday, December 24, 2010

the great tofurky experiment


Ok, I'll admit it: I'm a Tofurky virgin. The nice folks at Tofurky must have gotten wind, because they sent me a coupon for a free Tofurky Vegetarian Feast. I'm bringing it as my contribution to Christmas dinner tomorrow. My very large, very omnivorous family will weigh in. And like me, they tell it like it is...so stay tuned for the verdict, and for part 3 of my Paris trip. Happy Holidays, amigos!

18 comments:

dreaminitvegan said...

Personally I'm not a Tofurky fan but I know many people that really like it.

Merry Christmas!

Kay said...

Good luck with your family! I love tofurkey, have had it for a few holidays in the past years. My omni fiance likes it too (he will only eat tofurkey deli slices!), and I'm bringing a roast to my family christmas dinner tonight! Maybe they'll try it? They'll probably just look at it and make fun of me, typical :)

Debbie said...

I had tofurkey for the first time at our early family Christmas last week. I loved it and was surprised that both the taste and texture were"turkey-like." A couple members of my omni family dared to try it and said they enjoyed it too. In fact, I having it again for our real Christmas dinner. The gravy that comes with it is way too salty, though, so I'll either doctor it up or make my own.

Kristi said...

Honestly it's pretty yummy, but I really prefer the leftover sandwiches. Try em, you'll like em: http://veggieconverter.blogspot.com/2010/11/vegetarian-turkey-perfect-sandwich.html?m=0

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

I like Tofurkey! I had it on Thanksgiving, and I think they improved the texture. Enjoy and happy holidays!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

Merry Christmas! I'm a Tofurkey Virgin too.. amazing since I have been a vegetarian my entire life.

AW said...

I bought a Tofurkey for Thanksgiving, and didn't read the directions. I thought it would be like any other tofu product that you can nuke for 15 minutes before dinner...not so much with the Tofurkey! I didn't realize it had to thaw and cook for more than two hours...needless to say all I ate for Thanksgiving was some corn and green bean casserole. :) Live and learn, right?

Anonymous said...

i got one of those boxes this year too....it is christmas day and i am going to cook it up and see what happens!

Hecatessence said...

As a french reader who don't have this product in her shop, I can't wait to read the verdict :)

Miss Rachel's Pantry said...

I can't leave well-enough alone, so I roast mine like this (if you're interested!):
Make a layer of thinly sliced red potatoes, mushrooms and carrots in a big casserole pan, then place the tofurkey roast on top. Then pour red wine, soy sauce, chopped garlic, granulated onion and olive oil over top. Cover with foil and bake for 1-1.5 hours. Baste every half hour, and turn the roast a few times. Delish!

Nicholas said...

I'm hit or miss with Tofurky. I've had them really good, and bad. This year I made field roast from the grain meat co. If you haven't tried it, it's awesome.

Mia said...

Oh, Tofurky is so god awful.

Vegetarian Girl said...

Looking forward to hearing what it's like. I'm not really a fan of the UK versions of soy 'turkey'. I prefer a nut roast!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

Kelsey said...

I do like it, served with the "giblet" gravy

Anna said...

Im not a big tofurky fan, to meaty for me (!). But my Sis in law does it up with an awesome marinade...so I thinking dressing it up is the way to go.

Anonymous said...

How'd your dinner with Tofurky go? Happy New Year! -Shaina

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