i'm a holistic health counselor who has been a pescetarian for about 15 years now. i am reading the kind life and would love to lean much more vegan however i'm allergic to soy! i make sure i receive enough protein and occassionally have fish and eggs (straight from the farm stands) however, i would love to be able to eliminate these foods from my diet. i know i can simply elliminate but i would love a replacement option for the recipes listed in the book if you are allergic to soy and tofu!
You could try using Seitan in some of them - it's wheat protein... You can flavor it similarly to tofu and tempeh. See how that works for you. I've also heard of proteins made from mushrooms and other things - but I think it would depend on what is around you at your health food stores. Luckily, I'm not allergic to soy, so I don't have to worry about it. Because I love it - especially scrambled for breakfast with spinach and mushrooms! :)
I'm a vegan and allergic to soy as well. It sends my hormones out of control just even a little bit. I use hemp milk as my milk substitute. It's a complete protein and contains all the omegas. I grind the seeds in my coffee grinder and then blend it up with water in the blender. it's frothy and nutty and not sweet like rice and almond.
I just skip the soy parts of recipes. i love the mushroom pizza and just skip the cheese/soy cream part.
I have always taken a bsupplement b/c our soil just doesn't contain the nutients it once had and with our obsession of cleaning everything we don't get the bacteria from veggies to produce b12 in the gut. We have an organic farm and have to clean things before selling but I try to eat alot out of the garden to get the good bugs to make the b12. I also eat a lot of quinoa b/c it's a complete protein and a better source! the quinoa with pine nuts recipe in the book is my fav!
Alicia what ideas do you have to substitute for the soy in recipes!
thanks so much ladies for the suggestions! i always feel a bit left out when things call for soy cheese or soy milk etc. hemp milk is a great sub (i use it in my smoothies) but i'm very unusure of other alternatives that can be cooked with and used in recipes. i love nut cheeses but again, can't really cook with them (that i know of). has anyone experimented with rice cheese or other soy free vegan alternatives?
Also, I use an altered "real food daily's" cashew cheese recipe with my faux soy sauce and sometimes use white beans instead of cashews for a cheesy bean dip. I don't know the measurements for it cause i do it to taste, but i will try to figure it out and repost.
use rice or almond milk instead of soy milk; there is a nut-based, soy-free tofu on the market. Its called Nufu I believe. Seitan = made from wheat gluten is a good "meat" alterntive in recipes, too. I make a lot of "fke meat" using quinoa, beans and/or vital wheat gluten -- i have a mild soy allergy and my mom cant have it at all. I like to sub beans and greens instead of fake meat usually.
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