March 17, 2008

Alphabetical index of plant-based whole foods

Alphabetical index of plant-based whole foods:
Whole foods are those that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible before being consumed. They typically do not contain added sugar, salt, fat, or chemicals.

* Adzuki beans
* Alfalfa sprouts
* Almonds
* Amaranth
* Apple
* Apricot
* Artichoke
* Arugula
* Asparagus
* Avocado - see also Hass avocado
* Azuki beans

* Bamboo shoots
* Banana
* Barley
* Beans
* Bean sprouts
* Beets
* Bell pepper
* Berries
* Black bean
* Black-eyed peas
* Blackberries
* Blueberries
* Bok choy
* Boysenberries
* Brazil Nut
* Broccoli
* Brown rice
* Brussels sprouts
* Buckwheat
* Butter beans
* Butternut squash

* Cabbage
* Cantalope
* Carrot
* Carob
* Cashews
* Cauliflower
* Cereal
* Celery
* Chard
* Cherries
* Cherry tomatoes
* Chickpeas
* Chinese cabbage
* Coconut
* Corn
* Cranberries
* Cucumber

* Daikon
* Dates
* Dulse

* Edamame
* Eggplant
* Endive

* Fava bean
* Figs

* Garbanzo beans
* Garlic
* Gim
* Ginger
* Grapes
* Grapefruit
* Green beans
* Guava

* Hass avocado
* Hazel nuts
* Honeydew melon
* Huckleberries

* Kale
* Kiwifruit or Kiwi
* Kombu seaweed

* Leeks
* Lemon
* Lentils
* Lettuce
* Lima beans
* Lime

* Mandarin orange
* Mango
* Melon
* Millet
* Mung beans
* Mushrooms
* Mustard Greens

* Nectarine
* Nori seaweed
* Nuts

* Oats
* Olives
* Onion
* Oranges

* Papaya
* Parsnip
* Peas
* Peach
* Peanuts
* Pear
* Pecans
* Pepitas
* Persimmon
* Pine nuts
* Pineapple
* Pinto beans
* Pistachios
* Plantain
* Plum
* Pomegranate
* Potato
* Pumpkin
* Pumpkin seeds

* Quinoa

* Radish
* Raisins
* Raspberries
* Rice
* Rutabaga

* Seaweed
* Seeds
* Sesame seeds
* Shallots
* Soybeans
* Spelt
* Spinach
* Split peas
* Squash
* Strawberries
* Sunflower seeds
* Sweet potato

* Tangerine
* Tomato
* Triticale
* Turnip

* Wakame
* Walnuts
* Water chestnuts
* Watermelon
* Wheat
* Wild rice

* Yams
* Yellow crookneck squash

* Zucchini

March 15, 2008

Foods Vegans Do Not Eat

What vegans do not eat are any foods that contains animals or is a by product of animals. Such as all meat, dairy (and it's byproducts such as whey & butter), sea animals, eggs, honey.

For detailed information:
Animal Ingredient List A-Z
Animal Ingredients
Criteria For Vegan Food
Questions About Food Ingredients
Which E-numbers and additives are from animal origin
Stumbling Blocks
Hidden Non-Vegetarian Ingredients

March 10, 2008

Vegan Cheese

Go back to: How Animal Milk Is Harmful

Vegan Cheeses:
Vegan cheeses can be made from soy, rice, nutritional yeast, tofu, oils, flours, pimentos, red bell peppers, nuts especially cashews, xanthan gum, vegetable glycerin, carrots, and potato.

Vegan Gourmet
Galaxy Foods
Ste Martaen
Reedwoods Cheezly
Galaxy Vegan Parmesan Alternative
Vegan Gourmet Cream Cheese

Vegan Mascarpone
Vegan Cheese Recipe – Make Your Own Dairy Free Cheese
Vegan Cheese Sauces
Vegan Pizza Cheese Recipe
Tofu Cheese
Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
Swiss Cheeze, Mostarella Cheeze, Colby Cheeze, Monterrey Jack Cheeze, Muenster Cheeze, Gooda Cheeze, Bree Cheez
Dairy-Free Vegan Ricotta Cheese Recipe
Vegan ricotta cheese substitute
Vegan Food Cheese
Organic Vegan Cottage Cheese
Dairy-Free Cottage Cheese (Vegan)
Creamy Cottage "Cheese"
Raw Vegan Cheese Recipe
Vegan Goat Cheese
Vegan Herbed Goat Cheese
Vegan Hard White Cheese
Vegan Parmesan Cheese
Vegan Parmesan
Almesan - Vegan Parmesan
Vegan Parmesan Recipe
Formaggino di soia
VegWeb Cheese Alternatives
Uncheese Cookbook
Creamy Cottage Cheese
Vegan Parmesan Cheese Recipe
Raw Vegan Macadamia Nut Cheese
Raw Vegan Cheese
Brie Cheeze
Vegan Cheeses
Not So Queso Dip
Queso Dip with Raw Cashews
Easy Vegan Queso
Non-Dairy Swiss Style Cheese
Cheeze Ball, Original Flavor
Cheeze Ball
Cheeze Ball, Smokey Cheddar
How To Make Vegan Cheddar Cheese - Video
Vegan Colby Cheese Dip
Vegan American Cheese
Smoked Pine Nut Farmer's Cheese
Vegan Explosion Queso
Vegan Queso
Vegan Chile Con Queso (Chile With Cheese)
Dairy-free Queso Dip
Mock Feta Cheese
Vegan Feta Cheese
Vegan Feta
Chez Whiz
Vegan Cheese Ball with Vegan "Chipped Beef," Mushrooms, Green Onions and Black Olives
Vegan "Cheese" Ball with Smoked Almonds, Scallions and Olives
Low Fat Vegan Nacho Cheese
Vegan Nach Yours Recipe
Nacho Cheese For a Crowd
Raw Vegan Nacho Cheese
Nacho cheese (Salsa con Queso)
Killer Vegan Nacho Cheese
Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce
Cheeze Ball, Original Flavor
Vegan Gruyere Cheeze
Tofu Cream Cheese
Raw "Cheese"
Cheddar (Vegan)
Vegan " Sharp Cheddar Cheese"
Vegan Cheddar Cheese Brick Substitute
The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook
How To Make Vegan Cheddar Cheese - Video
Vegan Cheddar Cheese

March 9, 2008

Vegan Foods, Part 2

Go back to Vegan Foods.

Vegan Foods, Part 2
This is a list of the variety of foods and drinks that plants & grains can make including animal product substitutes. Including recipes, suggestion, tips, and meal ideas. Click the header links for more information and for the recipes, suggestions, & tips.

List of unrefined sweeteners:
Dry sweeteners:

  • Cane sugar (unrefined sugarcane or refined without using animal bones)
  • Beet sugar
  • Date sugar
  • Stevia powder (can also be found in whole leaf or liquid form)
Liquid sweeteners:
  • 100% Fruit juice concentrate
  • Agave nectar
  • Barley malt syrup
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Molasses
  • Maple syrup (free of animal products)
  • Date Syrup
  • Honey substitutes
Dairy substitutes:
Meat substitutes:
As in texture, taste, and appearance wise, when cooked a certain way
  • Seitan (wheat gluten)
  • Tempeh
  • Tofu
  • Beans or Legumes (especially black beans and chickpeas)
  • Mushrooms (especially portobello)
  • Falafel
  • Okara (soy pulp)
  • Textured vegetable protein (TVP)
  • Seaweed
  • Eggplant
  • Nut
  • Yuba (tofu skin)
  • Chestnuts (roasted and peeled)
  • Veggie burgers (can be made from vegetables, tofu, seiten, soybeans, tempeh, TVP, beans mostly black beans & chickpeas, or portobello mushrooms)
  • Imitation/mock meats (Such brands as Gardenburger, Yves Veggie Cuisine, Lightlife, Morningstar Farms, Boca Burger, Amy's & Tofurky)
Egg substitutes:
In baking:
  • Applesauce
  • Banana
  • Egg substitute/replacer
  • Flax seeds
  • Psyllium
  • Tofu
  • Tahini
  • Whole peanut butter
In cooking:
  • Tofu
  • Chickpeas
  • Potatoes
More Foods:
Vegan Recipes
Vegan Cookbooks

Vegan Food Brand

Brand/pre-made/processed foods that offer vegan options

Tasty Bite has mostly Indian and Thai foods which most of their products are vegetarian (containing ingredients such as eggs and dairy), and few vegan. Their food options include Pilafs, Soups, Indian and Thai entrees such as Yellow Curry Vegetables & Jasmine Rice, Bombay Potatoes, & Spinach Dal & Basmati Rice.

Amy's has a wide selection of foods that are organic, mostly vegan, and some vegetarian (containing ingredients such as eggs, honey, and dairy). Their food options include burritos, pizza, pockets, pot pies, bowls, soups, veggie burgers, beans, chili, whole/personal meal entrees, oatmeal, even kid meals.

Gardenburger has mostly veggie burgers and meat alternatives, which most of their products are vegetarian (containing ingredients such as eggs), and some vegan. Such foods include BBQ Riblets, Breaded Chik’n, Veggie Breakfast Sausage, California Burger, & Flame Grilled Burger.

Yves Veggie Cuisine has mostly meat alternatives and some meal entrees, which most of their products are vegetarian (containing ingredients such as eggs), and some vegan. Such foods include Chili, Lasagna, Mac & Cheez, Deli Slices, Burgers, Canadian Bacon, Breakfast Patties, Hot Dogs, Wraps, and Grounds.

Lightlife has mostly meat alternatives and meal starters, which most of their products are vegetarian (containing ingredients such as eggs), and few vegan. Such foods include Smart BBQ, Tortilla Wraps, Deli Slices, Strips & Tenders, Smart Bacon, Grounds, Smart Links, Organic Tempeh, and Pepperoni.

Morningstar Farms has mostly meat alternatives and some meal starters, which most of their products are vegetarian (containing ingredients such as eggs), and some vegan, and some organic. Such foods include Veggie Burgers, Strips, & Crumbles.

Boca has mostly meat alternatives, which most of their products are vegetarian (containing ingredients such as eggs), and very few vegan. Such foods include veggie burgers, and chili.

Tofurky has mostly meat alternatives, which most of their products are vegan. Such foods include Deli Slices, Sausages, Beer Brats, Veggie Burgers, Franks, Tempeh, Jurky, & Tofuerky (Turkey alternative with stuffing and more)

gardein has mostly plant meats, which some of their products are vegan, and all vegan. Such foods include tuscan breasts, chickn strips, chickn marsala, bbq skewers, bbq pulled shreds, beefless tips, buffalo wings, beefless burger.

Health Valley has mostly soups, chili's, and cereal; some products are vegan.

Eden Foods has beans, chili, pasta, rice, teas and more. Products are %99.9 vegan.

Thai Kitchen has Thai cuisine. A lot of the products are vegan. Such foods include Thai Peanut Take Out Meal, Garlic & Vegetable Instant Rice Noodle Soup, Spring Onion Instant Rice Noodle Soup, Rice Noodles, Coconut Milks, Sauces (Peanut Satay Sauce, Sweet Red Chili Sauce, Spicy Thai Chili Sauce). see diet & allergy information here

Simply Asia A lot of the products are vegan. Such foods include all Noodles & Sauce except Roasted Peanut; Noodle Bowls, all Noodle Soup Bowls except Miso Tofu. Take Out Boxes: Spicy Kung Pao, Szechwan Garlic Chow Mein, Sweet and Sour Chow Mein see diet & allergy information here

Imagine has mostly organic soups, which some of their products are vegan, and some non-veg. Such foods include Broths, Soups, Stocks and Bisques.

Fantastic has mostly organic grains, meal entrees, and soups, which some of their products are vegan, and most vegetarian. Such foods include Sloppy Joe Mix, Spicy Thai Soup, Falafel, and Basmati Rice.

Sol Cuisine has mostly meat alternatives, which most of their products are vegan. Such foods include Veggie Burgers, Falafel, Ribz, Grounds, Hot Dogs, and Tofu.

Nate's has mostly meat alternatives, which most of their products are vegetarian with few vegan. Such foods include Meatless Meatballs, Nuggets, Tacos and Veggie Burgers.

Cedarlane has mostly meal entrees, which most of their products are vegetarian (containing ingredients such as eggs and dairy), and very few vegan. Such foods include Black Bean and Tofu Enchilada Meal.

Mon Cuisine has mostly meal entrees, which most of their products are vegetarian with few vegan. Such foods include Vegan Pot Pie, & Vegan Meatless Italian Shell Pasta

Worthington & Loma Linda has mostly meat alternatives, which most of their products are vegetarian with few vegan. Such foods include Frank, Links, Veggie Burgers, Chili, Steaks, and Rolls.

LaBriute Meals has mostly meal entrees, which most of their products are non vegan, with the vegan option of Vegetarian Stuffed Shells in Sun Dried Tomato Sauce (Pareve).

Vegan Meal Ideas

Meal Ideas for Vegans.

All can be with a side of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, breads free of animal products (i.e toast, bagel, english muffin, biscuit with vegan butter/margarine, nut butter (peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter), jams, vegan cream cheese, etc.), nuts or seeds and a beverage (water, coffee, tea, fruit juice (orange juice-without vd3, apple juice, mango, etc) plant milks, etc.)
Vegan versions
Pancakes or waffles
Yogurt, pudding, mousse, or parfait
Oatmeal or other hot cereal
Fortified breakfast cereal with fortified plant milk
Tempeh bacon, soy sausage, etc
Protein and seed bars or shake
French toast
Hash browns or hash brown casserole
Breakfast burritos
Latkes/Potato patties
Breakfast quesadillas
Fruit smoothies
Vegetable juices
'Egg' type recipes such as tofu scramble, benedit, omelttes, etc

vegan breakfast recipes at ChooseVeg
Vegetarian Breakfast Tips
vegan and breakfast recipes at RecipeZaar
Breakfast recipes at FatFree
Breakfasts and Breads at FatFreeVegan
Breakfast recipes at Vegan-Food
Breakfast recipes at VegCooking
Breakfast recipes at VegWeb
More recipes

All can be with a side of fresh vegetables, bread, and water, tea, plant milks, etc, to drink.
Vegan versions

Sandwiches such as Tempeh, Lettuce, and Tomato; grilled vegetables; BBQ; tofu, tvp, seiten, or tempeh; avcado, etc.
Pizza with vegetables such and without or with vegan cheese such as FYH.
Pastas such as vegan mac and cheese, alfredo, etc.
Cooked potatoes such as scalloped, mashed, hashed, oven-roasted, frieed, twice baked, baked, casserole, etc.)
Tofu - barbecued, fried, breaded, etc
Rice, couscous, pilafs, quinoa, other grain mixed with veggies and beans
Veggie wraps
Dinner pies
Burritos and/or tacos
Meat substitutes/alternatives such as vegan crab cakes, shrimp scampi, lobster bisque, chicken wings, etc.
Frozen or pre-made dinner such as Amy's or Tasty Bite, etc.
vegan lunch recipes at ChooseVeg
Lunch recipes at VegCooking
More lunch recipes
vegan dinner recipes at ChooseVeg
Dinner recipes at VegCooking
More dinner recipes

More links:
Two-Week Sample Vegan Menus from VegCooking
Oprah Menu Plans
Recipes and meal ideas from VegSoc
Vegan Meal Plans
Vegan meal and menu ideas
Vegan menus from BBC
Menus from Vegan-Food
vegan meal plans from VeganAction
Quick Vegan Meals from forum
Meal Ideas from forum
Easy Vegan Meal Ideas
Low-Cost Vegan Meal Plans
Veggie Meal Plans
Quick and easy low-cost vegan menus
autumn express:: 101 simple vegan meals ready in 10 minutes or less
summer express :: 101 simple vegan meals ready in 10 minutes or less™
vegan mMake A Vegan Meal Plan With Our Vegan Meal Plannereal plans
Vegan Menu for People with Diabetes


Vegan desserts made with vegan ingredients.

Fresh or baked fruit
Vegan baked goods
Banana bread or other sweet breads
Pies and tarts
Soy/rice/hemp/almond ice cream, yougurt, sherbet
Vegan pudding, custard, or mousse
Banana pie - mash soft bananas with any chopped dried fruit, seeds and nuts; whip together into a mixture and freeze until pie-like.

Desserts recipes at VegWeb
Desserts recipes at VegCooking
Desserts recipes at FatFreeVegan
Vegan desserts at RecipeZaar
Desserts recipes at All-Creatures
Desserts recipes at Vegan-Food
Desserts recipes at FatFree (near bottom of page)
More vegan desserts


A condiment is a prepared edible substance or mixture, often preserved or fermented, that is added to foods (or on the side) in variable quantities, for taste. Here are some vegan options when it comes to condiments. Most of these should be sutible for vegans, make sure to check the ingreidents for hidden animal products!

Herbs & spices (Salt, pepper, basil, cilantro, chives, bay leaf, cayenne pepper, thyme, chili, clove, cumin, garlic, etc)

Nut butters (Peanut, almond, etc)
Yeast extracts (Marmite, Vegemite, etc)
Vegan myonnaise (Nayonaise, Vegenaise, etc)
Mustard (free of honey and other animal products)
Vegan margarine and butter (Earth Balance, etc)
Vegan cream cheese
Fruit butters (apple, etc)
Fruit preserves (Jelly, Jam, etc)
Vegan chocolate spreads
Vegan pâté
Vegan spreads

Vegan steak sauce (Worcestershire sauce - free of anchovies)
Soy sauce
Barbecue sauce
Teriyaki sauce
Hot sauace
Marinara sauce
Plum sauce
Vegan tartar sauce
Vegan fish sauce
Duck sauce
Vegan caramel
Vegan sauces

Vegan sour cream
Vegan queso
Vegan chili con queso
Artichoke and spinach
Vegan dips

Salad dressings:
Balsamic vinegar
Follow Your Heart Organics and Fresh & Naturals
Nasoya- Vegi-Dressing -Creamy Italian, Thousand Island, and others
Vegan salad dressings

Vegan parmesan cheese
Pico de Gallo
Relish (Pickle, cucumber, onion, carrot, etc)
Mixed pickle

Dips, Dressings and More recipes at VegWeb
Condiments and Seasonings recipes
at FatFreeVegan
Condiments recipes at Vegan-Food
Vegan and condiments, etc. recipes at RecipeZaar
Condiments recipes at FatFree (bottom of page)
Vegan condiments

E-mail me me if you know anything that is missing from this list.

Snacks & Appetizers

Snacks & Appetizers mostly suitable for vegans

Dried and fresh fruits
Nut butters (almond, peanut)
Pretzels hard and soft pretzel
Seeds (such as sunflower pumpkin)
Vegan yogurt
Chips (potatoe, corn, tortilla, kale, etc)
Trail mix
Breaded mushrooms
Stuffed vegetables and fruits
Salads (greens, potatoe, vegan chicken, vegan tuna, cole slaw, etc)
Corn nuts
Rice cakes
Lettuce/vegetable wraps
Pudding (rice, etc)
Vegan sushi
Mini quiches
Beans &/or rice
Pita bread & hummus
Small/mini sandwiches
Hash browns
Vegan granola bars
Baked sweet/regular
Dark chocolate
Mashed potatoes
Coconut with nuts and dates roll
Vegetable kabobs
Spring rolls
Vegan chez chips
Potato/vegetable pancakes
Spicy chickpeas
Baked tofu
French fries
Onion rings
Salsas and dips
Vegan fajitas
Vegetable tempura
Luna Bars
Clif Bar Nutrition Bars
Certain unfrosted pop tarts
Oskri Organics Bars
Betty Lou's Balls & Bars
Nana's Cookies
Teddy Grahams
Original Graham Crackers
Peanut Chews
Banana bread
Bars (seed, protien, etc)
Desserts (vegan cookies, cakes, brownies, donuts, muffins, pies, tarts, pudding, custard, mousse, sobret, sherbret, vegan ice cream, scones, biscottis, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls/buns, fudge, chocolates, candies, etc)

Links to recipes:
Vegan Appetizers
Vegan-Food Appetizers
Appetizers and Dips
Vegan appetizers at Epicurious
Vegan appetizers at RecipeZaar
Dips & Spreads recipes
Vegan Candy
Appetizer Recipes HappyCow
VegWeb Appetizers
EatingVegan Appetizers and Dips
Vegan Snacks at VegCooking
Vegan snack recipes at ChooseVeg
Super Bowl Appetizers
More appetizer recipes
More snack recipes

Note: Check the ingreidents!


Beverages mostly suitable for vegans

100% Fruit juice (orange, apple, etc)
100% Vegetable juice
Smoothies & shakes made with vegan ingredients
Plant milks (made from nuts, seeds, legumes, or grains, such as almonds, soy, oats, hemp, or rice)
Vegan wine, beer and other alcoholic drinks
Vegan hot chocolate or cocoa
Vegan egg nog
Some energy drinks
Capri Sun
Flavored soy and plant milks (Nog, Chocolate, Vanilla, Pumpkin Spice, etc)
Ginger Ale
Fruit punch
Some sodas
Icees & Slurpees made with vegan ingredients

Vegan Beers
Vegan Wine Guide
Vegetarian food, beer, cider and wine
Vintage Roots Organic Wines

Bevereage recipes from:
More recipes

Note: Check the ingreidents! Some soft drinks or diluting juices may contain animal-derived colourants, such as cochineal, and some orange coloured drinks may contain beta-carotene held in a gelatine suspension.

Egg substitutes

In baking:

  • Egg substitute/replacer - such as Orgran's No Egg substitute mix or Ener-G Egg Replacer.
  • Flax seed - egg replacer: 2 Tablespoons flax seed powder + 3 Tablespoons water = 1 egg (let sit a few minutes before adding to baking)
  • Psyllium - egg replacer: 1 Tablespoon Psyllium seed husks + 2 Tablespoons water = 1 egg (the longer they sit in water the "eggier" they become)
  • Applesauce - egg replacer: 3 Tablespoons applesauce = 1 egg (when a fruit flavor is acceptable)
  • Banana - egg replacer: 1/2 banana blended or mashed well = 1 egg (when a fruit flavor is acceptable)
  • Tofu - 1/4 cup blended soft or silken tofu = 1 egg
  • Tahini - thicker when raw, more egg like when diluted with water and stirred vociferously
  • Whole peanut butter see Tahini
  • Eggless Binder Powder: In most cases, this mixture should be whisked with a water-based wet ingredient like plant milk prior to going into the main recipe. This is important so the Eggless Binder incorporates into the recipe mixture as much as possible. Dough made with Eggless Binder should not sit any longer than is absolutely necessary before going into the oven for baking. The recipe below is for a large batch that can be used for many recipes.
    2 ½ cups arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
    ½ cup non-aluminum baking powder
    1 Tablespoon guar gum powder or xanthan gum powder
    Whisk together the arrowroot powder or tapioca starch, baking powder and guar gum powder or xanthan gum powder in a large mixing bowl. Transfer this mixture to a glass jar and shake vigorously so it's thoroughly mixed. Label the jar accordingly.

    1 ½ Tablespoons of Eggless Binder whisked in 3 Tablespoons of soy milk equals 1 egg.[source]
  • For egg whites: 1 tablespoon of milled flax seed with 3 tablespoons of water for each egg white you need, mix well, let sit for 1 to 2 minute.
More on egg substitutes
Baking without eggs, milk and buttah
Replacing Eggs

In cooking:
  • Tofu - can be used to make scrambled 'eggs', benedicts, omelets, boiled 'eggs', 'egg' drop soup, 'egg' salad, deviled 'eggs', poached 'eggs', etc when cooked accordingly.
  • Chickpeas - can be used to resemble scrambled 'eggs'.
  • Potatoes - can be used to resemble scrambled 'eggs' and such.
Tofu Scramble and "Egg"-type Recipes
More vegan egg recipes
Vegan Egg Replacer Substitute Recipe
Vegan recipes (search and browse through categories)

  • For egg nog, you can search for recipes to make your own, as well Silk has an egg nog flavored milk that is delicious, called Silk Nog.
Vegan Eggnog recipe
More vegan egg nog recipes

Meat substitutes

Seitan (wheat gluten) is a food made from the gluten of wheat, that is can used as a substitute for meat, which is high in protein and other nutrients. In meat substitutes seitan can be made to resemble chicken, beef, pepperoni, ribz, steak & duck.

Tempeh is a fermented food made by fermenting soybeans and grains and then forming them into a cake, also is high in protein and other nutrients. Tempeh can be used a meat substitute, mainly to resemble bacon.

Tofu is a food made by coagulating soy milk, and then pressing the resulting curds into blocks. Tofu can be made into almost anything. It is at times used as a meat substitute in certain recipes. It has a lot of protein, as well as other nutrients. In meat substitutes tofu can be made to resemble chicken (sticks, nuggets, wings, broiled, fried steak, etc), ribz, bacon, burgers, etc.
Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)/Textured Soy Protein (TSP) is food that is used as a meat substitute made from defatted soy flour. It is quick to make, is high in protein & fiber, and low in fat. It commonly used to make tacos and chili (the 'meat').
Beans and legumes are a food that is high in fiber and other nutrients, and can be made into a variety of food, when cooked certain ways to resemble meat. Beans are the seed part of a plant, and legumes are plants. Mostly black beans and garbanzo beans are used for meat substitutes in recipes, especially in making burgers.
Mushrooms are the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. Portobello mushrooms are commonly used for portobello burgers, stroganoff or steaks.
Okara (soy pulp) is a white or yellowish pulp consisting of insoluble parts of the soybean which remain in the filter sack when pureed soybeans are filtered in the production of soy milk. It is used as a meat substitute to make patties and crab cakes.
Falafel is a fried ball or patty made from spiced fava beans and/or chickpeas. Sometimes eaten alone or made into a sandwich.
Seaweed is a large sea plant in the category of benthic algae. Seaweeds especially raw, are highly nutritious. Seaweeds are sometimes added to foods such as tofu having it resemble fish.
Nut roasts are commonly made with any variety of nuts, but typically Brazil nuts and cashew nuts and eaten as an alternative to a roast dinner.
Eggplant is a large edible purple-colored vegetable like fruit. Eggplants can be made in many different ways, in casseroles, patties, stuffed, patties, etc.
Veggie burgers can be made from vegetables, tofu, seiten, soybeans, tempeh, TVP, beans mostly black beans & chickpeas, or portobello mushrooms). A burger is a sandwich consisting of a cooked patty served on a bun, often with other ingredients. A Veggie Burger is like a 'ham'buger but made without the meat and either a meat substitute or a cooked patty is used in place.
Imitation/mock meats: There are vegan versions of pretty much every animal product out there, some just are accidentally substitutes/imitation like such as the ones listed above, and others are made specifically like a certain animal product. There are veggie burgers, veggie dogs, lunch 'meats', and much more. Some popular meat substitute brands include:
  • Gardenburger - has BBQ Riblets, Breaded Chik’n, Veggie Breakfast Sausage, Chik’n Grill, Herb Crusted Cutlet, Burgers: GardenVegan, Veggie Medley, California Burger, Black Bean Chipotle, Flame Grilled.
  • Yves Veggie Cuisine - has Chili, Lasanga, Deli Slices: Ham, Turkey, Smoked Chicken, Roast Beef, Salami, Pepperoni, Bolonga, Burgers: Chicken, Beef, Canadian Bacon, Breakfast Patties, Doz: Hot Dog, Good Dog, Tofu Dog, Jumbo Brat, Veggie Brats Classic, Veggie Zesty Italian Taco Stuffers: Turkey, & Original.
  • Lightlife - has Smart bacon strips, Smart BBQ, Smart Deli slices (Roast Turkey Style, Baked Ham Style, Bologna, Santa Fe Chick'n Style), Chick'n Strips, Steak, Gimme Lean, Sausage Style, Gimme Lean, Ground Beef Style, Smart Links Country Breakfast Style, Organic Tempeh (Fakin' Bacon strips, soy, garden veggie, 3 grain, wild rice, flax), & Pepperoni Style slices.
  • Morningstar Farms - has Meal Starters (Veggie Steak Strips, Chik'n Strips, & Sausage Style Recipe Crumbles), & Grillers Vegan burger.
  • Boca - has mild Chili, Original Vegan burger, Roasted Onion burger, & Roasted Garlic burger.
  • Tofurky - has deli slices (Hickory Smoked, Philly Style Steak, Italian, Cranberry & Stuffing, Original, Peppered), Sausages (Italian sausage, Kielbasa, Beer Brats), SuperBurgers (Original, TexMex), Franks (Chipotle, Breakfat links, Tofurky Franks), Tempeh (The Original Multi-Grain, Soy, Spicy, Veggie), Tofurky Jurkys (Original, Peppered).
  • Amy's - has All American Veggie Burger, Texas Veggie Burger, Bistro Burger, California Veggie Burger, Quarter Pound Veggie Burger, & Breakfast Patties.
  • Nate's - has Meatless Meatballs Savory Mushrooms, & Mini's Crispy Tacos Portobello Mushrooms.
  • Worthington - has Chic-Ketts.
  • Sol Cuisine - has Vegetable Burger.
  • has Vegetarian Lobster Balls
  • has Vegetarian Salmon
  • Natural Touch has Tuno
  • Food Fight Grocery has Soy Caviar
  • Now & Zen - has Unsteak, UnRibs, UnChicken, & UnTurkey.