The butter, margarine and oils category reported a volume sales loss of one percent between 2008 and 2013. According to the Mintel report Butter, Margarine and Oils, an uptick in healthier eating trends is partly to blame. In fact, 86 percent of Americans express concern about the nutritional content of the food they eat.1 Product innovation with improved oils may help food companies regain market share….
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- 2 large onions, chopped
- 1 each large green and red sweet peppers, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 can (15 to 16 oz.) tan soybeans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cans (15 to 16 oz) black soybeans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with chiles
- 5 cups tomato juice
- 1 cup Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP or TSP) *
- 2 tablespoons corn meal
- shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped onion
- In a large Dutch oven cook meat, onion and peppers until meat is browned.
- Add chili powder, oregano and garlic salt; stir to blend.
- Stir in beans, tomatoes and tomato juice.
- Add TVP, stir.
- Bring to boiling, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Sprinkle cornmeal over top of chili.
- Stir in and continue simmering 10 minutes.
- Serve with favorite chili toppings.
- Yield: 6 to 8 servings
- *TVP will rehydrate in the tomato juice. If more liquid is needed, add more tomato juice or water.
- If desired you can use ½ ground turkey or beef with TVP. Use ½ pound browned ground turkey or beef and ½ cup TVP …add after tomato juice, continue with recipe.
Winning recipe from Chef Dominic Iannarelli of Splash Seafood Bar & Grill in Des Moines, Iowa
- 1 ½ cups soft tofu, pureed
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
- 3 tablespoons tapioca flour
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon agar powder
- 3 slices heirloom tomato
- 3 slices tofu mozzarella
- 3 basil leaves
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Balsamic reduction
- Tofu Mozzarella Caprese Salad
- Soak cashews 4-5 hours or until soft. In a blender, add tofu, cashews, sea salt and tapioca flour; blend until smooth. Put into a container and let sit 12-24 hours. In a medium sauce pan, add water and agar powder, bring to a boil; let simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add tofu mixture. With a wooden spoon stir mixture until smooth and glossy. Remove from heat. Scoop 8 ounce mozzarella balls. Set into a salted ice bath, let sit in ice bath for 2 hours to set up. Remove from ice bath and keep in refrigerator for 12 hours to finish setting up.
- On a plate, layer tomato, mozzarella and basil until all slices are gone.
- Serve with steak, fish or other entree.
- 2 tablespoon of olive oil
- 4 cups sliced leek
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh minced thyme
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 (14-ounce) sausage-style soy crumbles
- 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 10 sheets of 11-inch long phyllo dough
- vegetable cooking spray
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add leeks, soy crumbles, thyme, and oregano. Sauté 10 minutes.
- 3. Arrange a sheet of phyllo dough on the counter. Spray lightly with vegetable cooking spray. Repeat this process until the five sheets are stacked up. Spread half the leek mixture across the phyllo in a 2-inch wide strip from left to right, approximately 2 inches from the side closest to you. Sprinkle with half the feta cheese.
- 4.Fold in the ends and roll up the strudel. Moisten the seam with a bit of water to seal. Arrange on a baking pan with the seam side down. Spray the top of the strudel with vegetable cooking spray. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Slice and serve. Yield: 2 strudels, 8 slices each. Serving size: 2 slices.
- CALORIES 308 (44% from fat); FAT 15g (sat fat 3.5g, mono fat 5.3g, poly fat 3.2g); PROTEIN 9.6g; CARBOHYDRATE 11.7g; CHOLESTEROL 17mg; IRON 2.6mg; SODIUM 690mg; CALCIUM 172mg;
This month we share why we are #SoyInspired about Textured Soy Protein! Also known as TSP or TVP, we are inspired by this soyfood because one serving is only 80 calories, zero fat and packs four grams of fiber! It’s a perfect pantry staple because it’s shelf-stable and can be used in a variety of foods including burgers, tacos, Sloppy Joe sandwiches, chili, cookies and more! (Checkout our recipes here!)
About the #SoyInspired Campaign
We are inspired by the nutritional powerhouse, and versatile, soybean! The #SoyInspired campaign is a public education effort designed to put out solid, factual information on the soybean and to share simple ways to incorporate healthy soyfoods into your diet. Find out what’s new on our #SoyInspired page!
Soybeans are uniquely rich sources of isoflavones, which have been studied in connection with a variety of health benefits. There is also reason to think that isoflavone consumption could be beneficial for overall quality of life because they sometimes have estrogen-like properties. Estrogen decline in postmenopausal women is implicated in several age-related physical and psychological changes, including decreases in perceived quality of life. Several trials with hormone therapy showed beneficial effects on quality of life parameters. However, because of known or suspected serious side effects of conventional hormone therapy, there is a need for alternatives….