Frequently Asked Questions
PLANT PROTEIN MIXES
What are the differences between the plant protein mixes?
We have two main options:
1. Original Mix: Neutral flavor, customize with your favorite seasonings or sauces.
2. Pre-seasoned Mixes: Ready-to-go flavors, no additional seasoning needed.
The original mix offers flexibility while the pre-seasoned mixes provide convenience and already include flavorful seasonings. Choose based on your preference for customization or quick and hassle-free meals. All options are protein-rich meat alternatives.
What is the protein source?
The primary source of protein in our mixes is wheat. Wheat protein, also known as seitan, is derived from wheat gluten, the protein found in wheat. Wheat protein provides a rich source of plant-based protein, making it a great choice for those seeking meat alternatives.
What are the benefits of a shelf-stable mix?
A shelf-stable mix offers several advantages for your convenience and lifestyle:
• Long Shelf Life: Our shelf-stable mixes are designed to have a long shelf life, meaning they can be stored at room temperature for an extended period without refrigeration.
• Easy Storage: With no need for refrigeration, shelf-stable mixes can be conveniently stored in your pantry or kitchen cabinet, freeing up valuable refrigerator and freezer space.
• On-Demand Availability: Having a shelf-stable mix on hand means you can quickly and easily prepare a protein-rich meat alternative whenever the craving strikes or when you need a convenient meal option.
• Portability: Shelf-stable mixes are portable and travel-friendly. Whether you're going on a camping trip or traveling you can easily pack the mix without worrying about refrigeration requirements.
• Reduced Food Waste: Since shelf-stable mixes have a longer shelf life, they help minimize food waste. You can use the mix as needed without the risk of it spoiling quickly. This is not only economical but also environmentally friendly.
A shelf-stable mix offers the convenience of long-lasting storage, easy availability, portability, and reduced food waste. It ensures you have a protein-rich meat alternative readily available whenever you need it, making it a practical choice for a busy and flexible lifestyle.
Do you have to use water?
While water is the easiest option, you can get creative by using other flavorful liquids. Vegetable broth, diluted marinades, sauces and salsa, and even beer can be added to our plant protein mix for enhanced taste. Feel free to experiment and be creative with different liquids to customize the flavor to your liking.
Do I need to add salt?
Our mixes already contain salt, but they are intentionally designed to be lower in salt compared to some other products. If you prefer your foods to be more seasoned, you can certainly add additional salt to the mixture or incorporate a flavorful liquid during the mixing or cooking process. Remember that it's easier to add salt than to remove it, so it's best to start with a conservative amount and adjust to taste as needed. Feel free to experiment and find the right balance of flavors that suits your preferences.
What is the best cooking method?
Once combined with water, the mixture is best cooked in a moist environment to achieve optimal results. Here are some recommended cooking techniques:
• Pan-frying the mixture in a small amount of oil or cooking spray can create a delicious crispy exterior while retaining a moist and tender interior.
• Steaming the mixture is a gentle cooking method that helps retain moisture and preserves the texture of the seitan. It involves placing the mixture in a steamer basket or steaming tray and cooking it over boiling water until fully cooked.
• Braising involves cooking the mixture in a flavorful liquid, such as vegetable broth or marinade, over low heat for an extended period. This slow cooking method allows the flavors to meld.
• Simmering the mixture in a liquid, such as broth or sauce, on low to medium heat can infuse it with flavors and ensure even cooking. This method works well for creating seitan cubes or strips that can be added to soups, pasta dishes, or stir-fries.
Experimenting with different cooking techniques can help you discover your preferred way to enjoy the plant-based protein-rich mixture.
SHIPPING AND RETURNS
What is your shipping policy?
Currently, we only ship to the contiguous U.S. We offer a flat rate of $4.95 for standard shipping (7-10 days). Standard shipping is free on orders over $50.
Can I return food items?
We are unable to accept returns on food products. If you have concerns about your order or are not satisfied, we will be happy to help. Please contact us HERE.
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