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vegetarian tuna ?

NovazMom
Posted by NovazMom at 07/18/2008

Hello All,
My b-friend went veggie (lacto ovo) to join me almost two years ago. He says he doesn't really miss meat; but does miss his tuna salad sandwiches. I was happy to see that the featured food company, May Wah, has a veggie substitute; but sad to find out they won't deliver to canada. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thank you in advance.

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treehugger
treehugger07/20/2008 12:05:22
Ooooh you're in luck - I have a great recipe for Tuna Friendly Tuna (yeah made that name up - cool huh!)

Ingredients
1 Cup Chickpeas (Garbanzos) cooked according to instructions (or a tin of)
Big slice of onion, diced into small bits
2-3 dill pickles (gherkins) diced into small chunks
1-2-3 tbsp Vegan mayo
1-2-3 tsp fresh lemon juice
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Method
Mash the chickpeas with a potato masher - you want this to be lumpy so don't go overboard.
Add the onion and ghekin, give it a mix.
Add the mayo, lemon juice and salt and pepper and Bob's yer uncle!
The mayo, lemon juice and salt and pepper really need to be adjusted to taste and to please yourself.

This is really FAB!!
:)
tatiana
tatiana07/20/2008 15:07:30
Oh my, that DOES sound delicious!

Here's another recipe, for a raw vegan tuna, it's more complicated and specialized, but heck, as long as you're asking, why not!

Save the Tuna Pate (this recipe is from Ani Phyo)

Pate base:
2 cloves garlice
1 tbsp dulse flakes
2 c sunflower seeds
4 tbsp lemon juice (2 lemons)
1/2 c water, as needed

Tuna salad:
pulp from 1 lb carrots
1/2 bunch chopped parsley
1/4 c chopped yellow onion
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 stalks chopped celery

Make pate base: process garlic and dulse in food processor to chop garlic. Add seeds and process into a powder. Add lemon juice and just enough water to make creamy.

Place pate into a bowl, mix in tuna salad ingredients and voila, raw vegan tuna salad.



treehugger, I gotta try that recipe, it sounds awesome!
johnnysensible
johnnysensible07/20/2008 15:49:42
For "quick & easy" go to http://www.dixiediner.com/tuna-salad-p-92.html?osCsid=2c25d2221d608adfdcc4bad2dfb41127

I love their crazy pitch - "Health Food that tastes like Junk Food".

They are a wonderfully eccentric bunch of people - http://www.dixiediner.com/about.php
siue moffat
siue moffat09/17/2008 19:43:18
Also try tempeh instead of chickpeas (my fav) and a raw version from Juliano's cookbook that uses soaked almonds. yum!
HM
HM09/18/2008 03:04:58
I wish they still made TUNO.... Now that was the best!
:(
we should protest their stoppage and get them to make it again.
OR is the recipe for the original tuno out there maybe????
Funny, I've always HATED fish growing up (nasty nasty nasty gross ick) but tuna sandwiches became a craze for me when Tuno was discovered!
johnnysensible
johnnysensible09/18/2008 04:49:58
HM,

Some info / ammunition for you.

You could try "pleading" with them to reintroduce Tuno.

Contact the "Consumer Affairs Department" by calling 800-962-1413 Monday through Friday 8am - 7pm ET, or by writing to Kellogg Consumer Affairs, PO BOX CAMB, Battle Creek, MI 49016.

Tuno - here are the ingredients - http://www.kelloggs.com/cgi-bin/brandpages/fileBlob.pl?md5=1e29de3700ca2a4368433d879f171566

Personally I would not want that to pass through my luscious lips!

.............othertwise.....Dixie Diner's - "Tuna (Not!) Salad Mix" is a fair substitute for Tuno - http://www.dixiediner.com/tuna-salad-p-92.html

Y's.


John
HM
HM09/18/2008 10:28:24
Ok, I'm wondering if I am saying it right. I don't remember Kellogg being the maker. Hmmmm.
I'll look into it.
meow
tatiana
tatiana09/18/2008 11:34:38
You're not talking about Nuteena, are you? I've heard of people using that like tuna.
johnnysensible
johnnysensible09/18/2008 20:54:42
HM,

Kellogg's seem to have "lost their way" a long time ago to become sellers of a lot of sugary trash.

http://www.kelloggcompany.com/company.aspx?id=32

+ Our founder, W.K. Kellogg, had a strong commitment to nutrition, health and quality. His vision continues to drive improvement in our products and processes, with the goal of providing great-tasting, nutritious products that meet the most rigorous quality standards. +

So selling "dairy-free" & mainly "whole" foods would seem to be a great choice for them.

They own the brand names Worthington & Loma Linda - http://www.kelloggs.com/brand/worthington/index.shtml

Detailed history of Worthington Foods here - but only to the early 80's - http://www.soyinfocenter.com/HSS/worthington_foods.php

Article on former Worthington CEO Dale Twomley / the messy take-over by Kellogg's / allegations of insider trading - http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2005/05/16/daily39.html

Tatania - Nuteena is also a discontinued Kellogg's / Loma Linda product I believe.

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Nuteena on eBay ! ! !

http://www.pacificunionrecorder.com/106/6/28889.html

Bids for Nuteena Benefit Church Project
By Don Roth

Just mention the word “Nuteena” at the Calimesa church, and members smile or offer a little laugh. The Nuteena conversation began last October during a sermon series on Adventist Heritage. Chris Oberg, senior pastor, held up a can of Nuteena during a sermon and said, “You might be an Adventist if, when you heard Loma Linda Foods was going to discontinue the production of Nuteena, you ran out and hoarded two cases.”

When church members asked if they could buy the can later, Oberg joked, “We better put this on eBay and raise a little money for our Christmas mission project.” Within a few weeks the finance committee and a couple of members went to work and the Nuteena was available for bidding in early December.

The bidding started at $350, and within a few days the highest bid came in at $540 — for one can of Nuteena! One feature of shopping on eBay is the ability to interact with other bidders, and this happened among those ‘fighting’ for the Nuteena. One bidder challenged another by jesting, “I’m from Oregon — you going to let a guy from Oregon buy your Nuteena?”

The reply to that challenge came from a Calimesa member, “Well, when I successfully purchase this can of Nuteena I plan on donating an equal amount to the building project of our local Spanish Company. Can you match that donation?”

The private jesting ended with the successful purchase by a Calimesa member who remains anonymous. But another church member got in on the fun by purchasing a second can for $1,000 and offering it for resale with the stipulation that the can be sold at a profit.

(And yes, the elderly gentleman did bring a can from home. Several other church members offered to surrender cans they had, too.) When all was finished, the two cans of Nuteena raised $1,540 for the Christmas mission offering.

Oberg said, “This began as a fun and lighthearted way of talking about something uniquely Adventist. Originally I was joking about placing the product on eBay; but the idea developed as one more way of generating enthusiasm for a worthy project. It’s become an inside joke now, so if you come for a visit, you’ll know why we chuckle when we mention that peanut product you either love or hate — Nuteena!”

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UK folk's are somewhat "happier" they can still buy many similar Granose products -

http://www.hain-celestial.co.uk/Page.aspx?s=3
New2Veg
New2Veg12/08/2009 08:10:04
I love garbanzo beans! Thank you for the lovely recipe!!

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