Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Raincouver, British Columbia, Canada.
TVP doesn't taste like much and shouldn't be considered a meal or food on its own. It comes in little dried up pellets of varying sizes, in flakes or in a coarse grained powder. It is basically for bulking up your dinner. On longer backpacking trips I usually care a zip lock of the stuff and add it to my meal if I'm feeling hungry. I don't add that much, just enough to make my meal go a little farther and make me feel a little fuller.
It is good in stews, soups, pasta sauces, added to boil in a bag foods (add just a touch of extra water and mix really really well) and anything else sort of liquidy that you can think of.