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Commonly Asked Holiday Roast Questions
How to cook our holiday roasts, which items are Kosher, legacy recipes!
1. What if I forgot to thaw my roast?
A. You’re likely fine to add an hour to the cook time, making sure that it’s a toasty 165F all the way through.
2. Which Holiday Item(s) are Kosher?
A. Our stand-alone stuffy Holiday Turk’y roast is certified Kosher. (Items that may come in kits such as: gravy or brownies are not Kosher.)
3. Can I cook two Roasts at a time?
A. Of course! Depending on your method of preparation you’ll likely want to add at least 30 minutes cook-time to your baking plan.
4. Can I cook my Tofurky Roast in the Crock Pot?
A. Yep. Here’s a recipe for Aunt Jean’s Crock Pot Tofurky with Cranberry Sauce.
5. How do you recommend I baste my roast?
A. Our new Ham roast comes with a fantastic Beer Glaze – baste away and enjoy.
B. For our traditional Tofurky roast we have some trusty stand-by recipes:
Tofurky Baste – option 1:
3 tablespoons olive oil (or other vegetable oil)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
Tofurky Baste – option 2:
1/8 cup orange juice
1/8 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sweetener of your choice.
Tofurky Baste – option 3:
1 tablespoon apricot jam or spread
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons water
Do you use Genetically Modified or GMO Ingredients in your products?
GMO = NO!
The Tofurky Company has been a long time opponent of the use of genetically engineered foods (aka “foods produced using biotechnology.) We vigorously source certified non-genetically engineered ingredients from all of our suppliers. Everyone deserves to know what’s in their food. We only use non-GMO ingredients, period.
Are your products vegan?
Yes, all of Tofurky's chilled and frozen products are 100% vegan.
We work closely with our suppliers to ensure their products and methods for preparing and storing our raw ingredients are 100% vegan in nature.
Which Tofurky Products are Gluten Free?
We've got pizzas, burgers, grounds and tempeh for the wheat-free crowd.
Thanks for asking, we’ve got your back on the gluten-free front. Please enjoy the following items from our gluten free line-up:
Pizzas: Pepp’roni + Mushroom, Pesto Supreme, Barbecue Chick’n
Burgers: Spicy Black Bean, White Quinoa, Hearty Hemp
Tempeh: Organic Soy and Five Grain Tempeh cakes and our Coconut Curry Strips
Grounds: Chorizo and beef crumbles
Are your Tofurky products Kosher
80% of our products are certified KSA. The list below provides exceptions to our largely Kosher family.
The following Tofurky products are NOT certified Kosher:
- Gravy (that accompanies our Roasts)
Can I freeze my Tofurky products?
Yep, freeze 'em up - they should be good for up to one year.
Once you have safely thawed your Tofurky product in the refrigerator, it should be stored in an air-tight container and consumed within 3-4 days.
Are Tofurky products organic?
We source only organic and domestically grown soy beans for our entire product range. Some of our products are 100% organic. Read on for a list.
Our Soy and give grain tempeh cakes are USDA certified organic. We use other organic ingredients wherever supply and costs make it feasible. Our manufacturing facility in Hood River, OR is certified by Oregon Tilth as an organic food processor.
What is tempeh and should it have black spots?
Tempeh is a fermented soy product -- a cultured cake of soybeans and/or grains. Black “spots” on your tempeh (and white stuff in-between) are both mold, entirely normal and perfectly edible.
Tempeh is a fermented soy product, inoculated with Rhizophus oligosprorus, which is the species of mold used to ferment tempeh and bind the beans together. After we inoculate and incubate the beans, we steam the tempeh before we package, refrigerate and ship our tempeh. Tempeh’s fermentation process and its retention of the whole bean give it a higher protein content, dietary fiber and vitamins compared to tofu, as well as firmer texture and stronger flavor. Because of its nutritional value, tempeh is used worldwide in vegetarian cuisine.
Can I eat un-cooked Tofurky products?
Cook up those products, they'll taste better and we like that.
All chilled Tofurky products are pasteurized to ensure product safety. However we do not recommend eating any chilled or frozen product without cooking according to packaging instructions.