Food can be so fun, am I right? I love discovering new plant-based foods...it feels like Christmas when I find a new one that I love. Then, add in a food that makes creating new recipes exciting *happy dance*
A friend told that I had to try the new craze...soy curls! I'm picky...I needed some more information before I just went all willy nilly buying these things. I went to the source www.butlerfoods.com.
“Butler Foods LLC is an independent, family owned business. We were privileged to live in Africa for years and assist in small scale sustainable organic gardening, reforestation, and community health. In seeking to alleviate starvation and famine, we came to the conclusion that a natural, whole foods, plant based diet is the answer for health, peace and for feeding the world. Our products are plant based and animal free. Butler Soy Curls™ can fill an important place in your favorite dishes as you follow an eco-friendly, plant based diet. Remember, our products are made with special care and love.”
Their soy is NON GMO!! AND is NOT sprayed with any chemical pesticides! You can not ask for a better product! So what are these “soy curls”? Soybeans! That's it! No added fillers or chemicals, just dehydrated soybeans. I was so happy to find these amazing products! Yes, products; plural...you HAVE TO try the soy jerky! So delicious/addictive!
Now that you know what soy curls are, let me give you a crowd pleasing recipe that even a meat-eater will love!
The first step is to soak your soy curls (they are dehydrated soy beans). For this recipe we will use half of a bag or about 2 cups. Put them in a bowl of warm water for about 10 minutes.
While the soy curls are soaking...slice up 1 green pepper and 1 yellow onion. Saute them with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce until they soften, about 8-10 minutes.
Drain the soy curls and squeeze out some of the excess water. Then add in 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of vegan Worcestershire sauce, and 2-3 drops of liquid smoke. Stir it all up and let it sit for a few minutes while you tend to the veggies.
Now, add the soy curls to the vegetables and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Add more vegan Worcestershire to taste.
Add your favorite vegan cheese and stir. Scoop your mixture onto your favorite bread. Looks like meat, right?!
I used Daiya cheese this time because I got lazy and didn't want to make the nacho cheez sauce. My family was upset...they love my nacho cheez sauce and aren't big fans of Daiya cheese. So my recommendation is to make the nacho cheez sauce and the recipe is here.
This is seriously, super easy and my family loves it. Go order your soy curls and get busy making Philly Cheez Soy Curls!
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