3Chef's Note: Texture vegetable protein, TVP for short, is a high-fiber, high-protein meat substitute made from soy flour and available in a variety of flavored and unflavored varieties, as well as different sizes, from large chunks to small flakes.
Most grocery stores sell TVP.
4Mix the tamari sauce with 1 cup of boiling water.
5Pour the tamari/water mixture over the TVP and stir well.
Set aside for 10 minutes.
6In a sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat until hot, but not smoking.
7Add onion and sauté until onion is well cooked, but not browned, about 5 to 6 minutes.
8Add the garlic and stir in until fragrant, about 45 seconds.
9Add TVP to pan and mix with the onion.
10Add taco seasoning, and the tomato paste.
11Mix to combine thoroughly.
12Add additional olive oil to keep the mixture moist.
13Take off heat, add to taco shells, and dress up.
14Chef’s Note: Taco shells, shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream … it’s up to you.
15Chef's Tip: Add to that some of your favorite salsa. Enjoy
16Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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