It’s time to welcome back our Guest Blogger, Maddy Bellcroft. In this article, Maddy writes about the Tofurky products, that you can buy at Fresh Choice Nelson. Take it away Maddy…
There is so much choice in the veggie and vegan chilled section at Fresh Choice Nelson; it’s impossible to write about everything in one article. So, this week the spotlight is firmly on Tofurky. These guys make plant-based alternatives to meat, ranging from sausages to tempeh. The base of most of their products is a mixture of tofu and seitan or wheat gluten, which is the main protein found in wheat. When cooked or added to recipes wheat gluten becomes surprisingly like meat. It has a chewy, dense texture and takes the flavour of whatever you cook it with.
Some of the Tofurky products instore at Fresh Choice Nelson include:
- Original Beer Brat Sausage – These are made with microbrewed ale from the Hood River in Oregon. Try this wrapped in your favourite bread or bun, topped with mustard, tomato relish and some Living Goodness sauerkraut. Or grill then add to a rich tomato and onion sauce and serve on top of mashed kumara.
- Smoked Maple Bacon Marinated Tempeh Strips – Tempeh has been around since the 12th century and is made by fermenting soy beans. It’s a great source of protein and fibre and is also low in saturated fat. Pan fry or oven bake your tempeh and add to stir fries, burgers or salads.
- Slow Roasted Chick’n– This is a flavourful plant-based product that is great in burritos and tacos, or added to your favourite baked potato fillings. You can also use it as an addition to veggie kebabs.
Tofurky also has a range of deli slices that go well in sandwiches or wraps. If you haven’t stopped by the veggie products aisle and you’re wondering where it is, you’ll find it down the back of the meat section on the left-hand side; the range is ever changing and expanding!