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vegetarian substitute for beef in stir fry ... but not tofu?

Barbara | Mar 11, 201204:48 PM

Hi all,

I keep trying to go veg, but it never sticks. I have some favorite dishes, one of which is Szechuan dry fried beef with carrots and celery. It is fabulous.

I've tried making it with just the carrots and celery, but it felt like something was missing and didn't feel filling. I can't stand the consistency of tofu so that's out. I once bought trader joe's fake meat strips - don't know what they're made of, but the smell was something out of my nightmares. Had to toss it all.

I feel like there must be a vegetable out there that I can stir fry that seems...substantial, for lack of a better word. I've also toyed with the idea of stir frying nuts in this recipe.

Can you think of anything that is a good meat stir fry substitute? I wonder if I should try and make seitan and slice it in thin strips.


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