Tofurky? Really?

I really don’t get tofurky, and I really didn’t get it when I was vegan for two years, either.

If you’re vegan for ethical reasons and don’t believe in eating animals, why would it make sense to eat a fake version of an animal?

Besides that, the taste leaves a lot to be desired, in my opinion.  

Add to that the way one feels after eating this product, a turkey-breast shaped conglomeration of soy, vital wheat gluten, canola oil, rice, bread and assorted bean flours is pretty much the epitome of everything we as humans are meant not to be eating!

Here are the actual ingredients for the ‘roast’ and stuffing:

ROAST:Water, vital wheat gluten, organic tofu (water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride), shoyu soy sauce (water, non-genetically engineered soybeans, wheat, salt, culture), expeller pressed non-genetically engineered canola oil, natural vegetarian flavors, non-genetically engineered corn starch, garbanzo bean flour, white bean flour,lemon juice from concentrate, onion, carrot, celery, sugar, calcium lactate from beets, sea salt.

STUFFING:Organic brown rice, whole wheat bread cubes (enriched wheat flour, water, organic dried cane syrup, sea salt, yeast), onion, celery, water, organic wild rice, expeller pressed non-genetically engineered canola oil, natural vegetarian flavors, garlic, salt, sugar, spices and turmeric (added for color).

I find balance by making sure my bird comes from a reliable ranch where it lived in a pasture, ate what it would it in the wild and was killed humanely.

You can be sure there will be a big one gracing my table this year, a twenty-two pounder, to be exact, amongst a plethora of veggies and other paleo bounty.

A soy, bean, gluten and canola mixture