Whole Wheat Quick Bread With Banana and Slivered Almonds
Enjoy the benefits of whole grain with this easy-to-make quick bread! Homemade Banana-Nut Whole Wheat Bread takes about an hour from start to finish.

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Hamburger and an eqal amount of textured vegetable protein.

Hamburger Supplement

This recipe mixes TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein), 10-ounces (Pack of4) with ground beef. If you are not completely a vegetarian, this recipe will help cut fat and calories. And it will also stretch your ground meat to save you money. Once prepared, you can freeze the raw mixture as you would regular ground meat. To prepare, use just as you would in any of your favorites using ground beef.
Textured vegetable protein in a bowl.

How to Prepare Textured Vegetable Protein (T.V.P.)

This is a basic preparation for TVP (textured vegetable protein). Once prepared, you can eat it plain if you desire. However, this recipe is the starter for other uses of TVP such as patties, balls, veggie loaf, etc. You can also chill and sprinkle this recipe over tossed salad for an extra dose of protein. There are several TVP products on the market, including online. The very best, in my opinion, and the only one that I use after first trying it years ago, is Bob's Red Mill TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein), 10-ounces (Pack of4) because it is always consistent in texture and it tastes really good.
Fresh strawberries recipes.

Luscious Strawberries

Fresh strawberries are a wonderful way to satisfy your sweet tooth without the having to do double time on the treadmill. Here are some delicious ways to add variety and extra nutrition to these tasty berries.
Veggie burger recipe.

Martha' Tofu and Green Onion Veggie Burger

Marth Volz, Guest Author
Here a simple and quick recipe to get a good meat substitute, the Tofu and Green Onion Veggie Burger. This healthy tofu based veggie burger receive an additional nutritional boost from wheat germ. This recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.
Soy burgers made with textured vegetable protein (t.v.p.).

Soy Burgers

This recipe shows you how to make soy burgers using textured vegetable protein (t.v.p.). In addition to patties, you can use this recipe to form balls (to add to your favorite tomato sauce and pasta) and to form a loaf (to replace traditional meatloaf). Download my free recipe (in pdf file) with complete instructions here or go to my web page for the shorter version here.
Red, white, and blue cupcakes.

Tips for Making Easy Red, White, and Blue Desserts

Karien Jones, Guest Author
Be the hit of your Fourth of July celebrations with these very simple dessert ideas. From cakes to cupcakes, you will not miss a beat of the excitement with these time-saving tips. Never mind if you are not a baking expert: these creative desserts use cake mix, frosting mix, and food coloring. To make it really easy, you can also just pop open a can of canned frosting.
Wheat gluten resembles sausage patties, here with eggs for breakfast.

Wheat Gluten, The Other Vegetarian Meat

This recipe shows you how to make a very good meat substitute using vital wheat gluten. What is great about vital meat gluten, as compared to TVP, is that you can make an excellent sausage substitute for breakfast. Although vital wheat gluten can be stored safely in your cupboard, I store mine in my freezer compartment.
Whole wheat quick bread is made with baking powder.

Whole Wheat Bread Quick Bread

Because this bread is made with baking powder instead of yeast, it is called "quick bread." Time-wise, however, it will take about an hour from start to finish which, compared to yeast bread taking over two hours, is faster to make, if not quite "quick." Any quality 100% whole wheat flour will do. I use either King Arthur Flour Premium 100% Whole Wheat Flour or 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flour, 5lbs. I add mashed banana and slivered almonds to sweeten and moisten the bread. This is totally optional. You can also add apple and chopped nuts, or other fruits, etc., or you can make it plain.

Did you know that textured vegetable protein has more protein than beef?

That's right. A one ounce serving of top round* has approximately 8. grams of protein. A quarter cup serving of textured vegetable protein (t.v.p.)** has 12 grams of protein. An additional benefit is that t.v.p. contains no saturated fat (the beef has over one gram of saturated fat).

*SOURCE: USDA, 1 ounce, beef, round, round steak, separable leand and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled.

**SOURCE: Bob's Red Mill TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein), 10-ounces nutritional label for 1/4-cup dry.