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Old 11-19-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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I'm getting a Trader Joe's $9.95 Tofurky for thanksgiving.

I think it would be nice with a potato and sweet potato and salad.

Has anyone tried it?
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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I've had it a few times (in fact, will be serving it again this year) and, well, it's OK. Certainly not the best meal I've ever had, but it'll do -- especially if you want/need to try replicating one of the traditional Thanksgiving foods .....
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:25 AM
 
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My husband and I went back and forth on the Tofurkey issue this year. The one and only time we had was two years ago because A)we were going to a meat-eater's house for Thanksgiving (not a relative), and B) we were moving out of state two days later. So, we were going through what I would make and mentioned these yummy rolls I make, along with the lentil loaf and mashed potatoes and stuffing and etc! Well, the rolls made him think of Tofurkey slices in rolls with a little butter (yes, he was already thinking leftovers), and he tried to get me to make lentil loaf AND tofurkey! For three adults and two children!

So, some people love Tofurkey. I, however, agree with Sqeezeboxgal--it is alright. I mean, its good, but it seemed too salty. But every vegetarian needs to try it once, so go for it! (Oh, and I would personally get the unstuffed one and make my own stuffing)
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:55 PM
 
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Please try QUORN brand turkey before Thanksgiving. I am 99% sure you will LOVE it and serve that instead!!!! I am amazed how good it is- i 'roast' it w/carrots, celeries, and potatoes, etc.
I buy mine at Wholefoods in the frozen section.
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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I am vegetarian, and my husband is vegetarian at home ( ) and I make Tofurkey for Thanksgiving. I don't use soy sauce for basting as recommended but instead use unsalted veggie broth, olive oil and sage. We have wild rice, glazed carrots, fresh whole cranberry sauce...okay, now I'm hungry.

Haven't tried the Quorn brand. Have to check into that one. Thanks!
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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Tofurkey is one of my favorite things to eat. And I'm not even vegetarian.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:45 PM
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You will definitely want some good gravy or sauce. I think cooking it with vegetable broth sounds like a good idea.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:40 PM
 
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I'm getting a Trader Joe's $9.95 Tofurky for thanksgiving.

I think it would be nice with a potato and sweet potato and salad.

Has anyone tried it?
Sorry I'm late with this, but I cook this every year because my relatives refuse to. I bring it with me to whatever Thanksgiving meal I'm attending (I always ask first) and everyone wants to try some.

It's really good, but it's not very "Turkey" like. I usually cook it with a variety of vegetables and use the Gravy container for a sauce and to "baste" it.

I hate that it almost doubled in price at TJ's this year!! I can't live without it in the Winter, so I'll just have to deal.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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I did one for TG, no one but my son and myself appreciated it !
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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Old thread but new questions:
I would be the only one eating it so after I cook/heat it, can the rest be frozen?
How's it taste using it as traditional turkey sandwich; white bread, mayo?
Someone mentioned it's salty, is that the gravy that's with it or the tofurky itself? I don't use a lot of salt.
Any other suggestions on making it? Thanks!
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