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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Soy Curls and a Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have heard so much about Soy Curls but had never tried them. Unfortunately they are not available at any stores in Massachusetts so I decided to order some to see what the craze is all about.  They are made from Non-GMO soy beans, have a good amount of fiber and tons of protein and the only ingredient is textured soy beans.

After finally trying them tonight I can see why everyone loves them so much! I was a little nervous at first. For the most part, I love analogues and TVP type meat alternatives but sometimes they are too much for me. Almost like they are "too real" and it skeeves me out. These looked like they might have been one of those things that I just can't handle but looks can be very deceiving. . .

They come dehydrated so you have to add them to warm water like you would with TVP and then they are ready to use however you please!

Rehydrated Soy Curls
 I went with one of the recipes included with my shipping receipt, Sweet and Sour Soy Curls. I had pretty high expectations for the Sweet and Sour part of the recipe because sauces like that are pretty damned good. I figured at worst, I would hate the Soy Curls and just pick them out and eat a plate of Sweet and Sour peppers and onions. And even that being worst case scenario, it wouldn't have been so bad. Anyways, I made the recipe as written except I sliced the onions into rings instead of chopping them and doubled the sauce ingredients. I like things pretty saucy! The only thing I will do differently next time is omit the salt. It calls for Bragg's Liquid Aminos, or soy sauce, and they both have a pretty salty flavor already. Other than that, I was really surprised and excited at how awesome and filling it was. The texture of the curls was slighty chewy bu very tender and they took on the flavor of the sauce immediately. This dish would be really great piled on top of some rice to make it more of a meal but I was happy with my plate of soy curls, peppers and onions. I can't wait to use them again!


Now on to the giveaway!



Dan Butler, of Butler Foods, you know, the makers of the delicious Soy Curls has very kindly donated 3 extra bags of the this little gem to be given away on my blog! Yay, my first giveaway!!!!!!!! Anyways, I will be giving 1 bag to 3 winners, unless you win all 3. Hey, it could happen. I will ship anywhere in the US or Canada (sorry overseas friends). You have 3 chances to win. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Comment on this post with your favorite way to use Soy Curls. If you have never had them, tell me how you would use them. 
  2. 'Like' VeganFoodRocks on Facebook and leave a separate comment on this post telling me you did so
  3. Follow VeganFoodRocks on Twitter and leave another comment telling me you did so, with your twitter info.
Winners will be chosen by an online random generator on Monday January 31 at 7:00 pm EST. Results will be posted Tuesday morning so be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky winner! Please no anonymous posters, I don't want to have to hunt you down. Or worse, choose someone else!

Happy posting!!!!!!!

22 comments:

  1. Great use of a rare ingredient. I've never tried soy curls, but you have inspired me. Thanks.

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  2. http://veganyumyum.com/2008/05/sesame-soy-curls-with-asparagus-and-quinoa/

    I saw this recipe on VeganYumYum and really wanted to make it but had no idea where to get the soy curls! Woohoo for your first give-a-way! And just think, if I am lucky enough to win, no shipping involved, haha. :)

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  3. And just for the heck of it, since I'd loooove a bag of these little guys, you know I have already 'liked' you on fb but figured I'd leave the comment anyways to improve my chances! It's sad the things I get excited over, lol.

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  4. I have never tried soycurls. I think I would make a beef n broccoli dish or maybe sweet chili sesame curls!!!! Omg I need to win these!!!

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  5. Following VeganFoodRocks on Twitter! @mmmorgans

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  6. I like VeganFoodRocks on Facebook :)

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  7. I've never had soy curls, but I really want to try them! The sweet & sour sounds pretty good.

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  8. I'm already following you on FB! :)

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  9. ... and now I'm following you on Twitter, too!

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  10. Soy curls are so awesome! When I tried them I soaked them in 'beef' broth, fryed them and used them in udon. I'd really like to try them in BBQ sauce, I had one bag sent to me and I've been hoarding them because once they're gone I can't get anymore, boo.

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  11. I've never seen these in stores around here but I would LOVE to try and make fajitas with them!

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  12. I follow on facebook (Jenna Z)

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  13. I follow on twitter (corgipants)

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  14. They don't sell soy curls near me either. I went to the Boston Veg Fest and bought TWO bags from one of the booths there. Sadly I only have 1/3 of a bag left that I refuse to use, cuz then they'll be gone... lol The last time I used them I rehydrated them in a vegan chicken flavored broth, and then breaded them with a crushed cornflake and spice coating, and baked in the oven. I put the soy curls over a caesar salad, so good! Pic: http://rebekahreid.smugmug.com/Food/Vegan-Cooking-Adventures-Main/DSCF1559/920392580_c3Z8R-S.jpg

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  15. I already follow you on Twitter! I'm going to fan you FB page now :)

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  16. Soy curls in burritos are AMAZING. Sauteed peppers and onions, refried (or black!) beans, Tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, red and green sauce, and SOY CURLS.
    The food of gods.

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  17. i'd make tacos! they don't sell these in my area either -- i'd love to win a bag!

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  18. Just followed you on facebook! (Julie Jay Ogden - also i'm Jay from the above post - different accounts are confusing)

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  19. K. Following you on twitter too. (Jaydock) Weee! I hope I win!

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  20. Yummy, looks great! Love these soy thingis. They are yummy with wine and garlic. :)

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  21. Hi there...
    I must admit that I didn't like soy curls... I LOVED IT !
    Especially with chopped onions and peppers...

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