Tofurkey – 4 Ways to Stretch the “Meat”

When we visited Athens, Georgia (USA) this past weekend, I was lucky enough to be near a Trader Joe’s in order to pick up a few items in order to make our “final” weekend meals for October.  Including: 2 pounds apples, 1 pound kale, 1 pound baby carrots, one sweet onion,  7 ounces arugula, 4 ounces pea shoots, a 14.5 ounce can garbanzo beans, 2 boxes of cereal, 8 ounces vegan cream cheese, 64 ounces almond milk – my $32 was also used to purchase a package of Tofurkey Italian Sausage.  At $2.99 per container, Tofurkey Italian Sausage costs $0.75 per link; more than the price of one onion, two more than the price of one pound of carrots.

So – in order to take full advantage of my purchase, I had to get creative, which – of course – included a few soups.  It is October, after all.

But… along with the soups – I also threw in a pasta salad and a BBQ lentil stew, for good measure.  Thankfully, one link packs a pretty zesty punch.  Enjoy!

Note: each recipe below includes one link of Tofurkey and makes four (or more) servings.

Easy Black Bean SoupEasy Black Bean Soup

Pasta Salad with Chickpeas and ArugulaPasta Salad with Chickpeas and Arugula

Almost Boston ChowdahAlmost Boston Chowdah

BBQ Lentil Stew

BBQ Lentil Stew

How do you stretch your Tofurkey?


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