The following definitions may be helpful in your dietary planning:
Edamame (eh-dah-mah-meh) – Japanese soybeans rich in calcium, protein, and vitamins A and B. It has a mild flavor and smooth texture. It is often mistaken for lima beans at first glance. Look for this protein on our salad bars.
Falafel – A middle-eastern sandwich alternative made from a deep-fried combination of chickpeas, bulgur wheat, and exotic spices, then wrapped in a pita and dressed with lettuce and tomato.
Pad Thai – Sweet and spicy, this elegant dish is a great example of Thai cuisine combining peanut oil, garlic, soy sauce, and limes with colorful vegetables, pasta, tofu, and cashews.
Seitan – A vegan product derived from the protein component of wheat shafts. It has a meaty texture and hearty flavor.
Smart Dogs™ – A fat-free vegan alternative to the hot dog, made of soy protein, wheat gluten, and spices. Available from our Natural Life refrigerators for you to prepare in our dining room microwaves.
Soymilk/Soy Beverage – A milk-like liquid made from soybeans used as an alternative for dairy milk. Original-flavored, Vanilla, and Chocolate Silk™ are available in our Natural Life refrigerators.
Tahini – A thick smooth paste with a nutty flavor made from ground sesame seeds. Often used as a sandwich spread or as a component in other recipes.
Tempeh – A nutty-flavored product derived from fermented soybeans and often grains, rices, or nuts.
Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) – Derived from soy, this wholesome, versatile product has a firm, meat-like consistency, and is perfect as a meat substitute in recipes typically made with ground beef.
Tofu – A soft, custard-like curd made from soybeans – but without much flavor of its own. Tofu takes on the flavor of any accompanying ingredients.
Tofu Scrambler – A dish comprised of chopped tofu and spices, grilled as a vegan breakfast alternative. Available upon request at breakfast and brunch in the Dining Commons.
For more information on these definitions, contact Michele Newhard at: 814-863-1255.