I am allergic to soy milk. As confirmed in my doctor's office today, I am not allergic to miso (we used straight miso paste to eliminate any doubts.
It has been claimed that the fermentation process changes the protein enough that it doesn't trigger an allergy. I have considered doing the same test for tempeh but first wanted to see if there were people out there allergic to soy milk but not tempeh, as the prep for the test is quite uncomfortable and I would prefer not to do it if the likelihood of a good outcome is vanishingly small. So, soy allergic MeFites, can you eat tempeh?
posted by rednikki
on Aug 5, 2014 -
I'm having guests over for a clambake and, because of dietary restrictions, will have to use vegetarian sausage instead of linguica or chorizo. I need your help figuring out what brand of vegetarian sausage to use--something that the meat-eaters won't mind. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy
on Jul 28, 2014 -
I'm going to Tokyo in the fall. I'm allergic to soy. It is an allergy triggered by the soy protein, which means that tofu and edamame are not OK but soy sauce is because the protein is denatured. (This is common for people who are allergic to soy - I am no special snowflake.) The easy solution would seem to be to live on yakitori and yakiniku...but I'm also a vegetarian. Difficulty level = 11!
posted by rednikki
on May 25, 2014 -
What are some alternatives to soy sauce that provide the same type of flavor? [more inside]
posted by 517
on May 11, 2014 -
Soy is listed as an ingredient in many processed foods that you might not expect to contain it (major name brands of canned tuna, for example).
What is the purpose of soy in these foods? It is listed as an ingredient in SO many foods, it makes you wonder.
posted by mintchip
on Mar 7, 2013 -
We are going to Portland, Oregon next week. I am a vegetarian. I am allergic to corn and soy. My partner is an omnivore who eats everything except marzipan and raw animal/ocean flesh. What (aside from Natural Selection) are our can't-miss restaurants? Bonus for desserts! A few more details after the cut... [more inside]
posted by rednikki
on Feb 1, 2013 -
Non-dairy, wheat-free, soyless and quick? I'm eliminating soy, wheat, and dairy from my diet and need really quick ideas for meals and snacks. Obviously hard-boiled eggs and peanut butter will feature, but what are some good combinations? I've seen this
askme, but I can still have eggs, and I'm specifically looking for quick things for lunch and breakfast.
posted by yarly
on Nov 24, 2012 -
I drink nondairy milks (mostly almond, some soy) and eat tofu. When I have made these things in the past, I have enjoyed the results but ended up with a lot of dirty dishes. A friend recommended the Soyajoy G3
, which is a countertop electric appliance that heats and grinds the nuts/beans (previously
in 2005, about an earlier model). Does anyone have experience with electric soy/nut-milk makers?
posted by catlet
on Oct 7, 2012 -
What is the best time and temperature for baked tofu? Every recipe I read seems to differ wildly on those factors. I've made some that has worked, and some that hasn't. The one time I got it just right I forgot to make a note of which recipe I used.
I like it crispy on the outside but still a bit soft inside. Thoughts?
posted by furiousxgeorge
on Dec 26, 2011 -
On the menu
it said "Broccoli, soy, chilies & vinegar", and what came out to the table was the crispiest, most delicate, and most delicious broccoli dish I've ever had. Can you help me replicate it? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Mar 6, 2011 -
I would like to make a baby magazine that is the safest and least toxic for babies. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by JiffyQ
on Mar 10, 2010 -
I am trying to get more protein into my diet and have started making smoothies with tofu. Is there any nutritional/physiological reason to use soy protein powder rather than tofu?
posted by ShadePlant
on Feb 4, 2010 -
Where can I find a color-changing soy candle similar to one that used to be available at Target? [more inside]
posted by pitseleh
on Dec 20, 2009 -
Trying to make my own vegan soy yoghourt from scratch, I ended up with an uncultured mess. Please advise on proper microbial use, or improvements upon whatever else it was that I mucked up. [more inside]
posted by monocultured
on Nov 18, 2009 -
Where can I get soy pepperoni? Neither Whole Foods nor Trader Joe's seems to have it. Can I buy it online somewhere?
Alternatively, if anyone knows of any other type of pepperoni which has no cholesterol then I'd be interested in that.
I enjoy eating my cholesterol free sausage pizzas, but I miss pepperoni.
posted by HappyEngineer
on Apr 30, 2009 -
I like Soy Sauce with Wasabi, but sushi is expensive. What quick and simply meals can I have that I can eat with Soy+Wasabi? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon
on Jan 10, 2009 -
My boyfriend is an avowed vegetarian, almost vegan. Out of respect for him (and the desire to live healthier), I have switched to an almost completely vegetarian diet. Now I've gained weight... why? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob
on Oct 14, 2007 -
Any experience with home soy milk makers? Packaged soy milk is so expensive, yet soybeans are pretty cheap, so I'm considering getting a home soy milk making machine
. I did try making soy milk myself, manually, many years ago and was underwhelmed by the result, which tasted more like bean soup than milk, and it took a lot of time and effort and, apparently, skill. But these machines make it seem so easy even a child could do it and so cheap that I couldn't afford not to get one.
posted by TimeFactor
on May 29, 2005 -
I've been interested in the growing chatter about biodiesel. Some friends raised an interesting question, though: peanut allergies are increasingly common and are increasingly lethal. Soybean allergies, although less common, still exist. Will biodiesel emissions from peanut or soybean oil cause negative reactions (like, well, death) in people with severe allergies? If so, what type of regulation on biodiesel is likely?
posted by Alt F4
on Apr 8, 2005 -
Inspired by this article
(NYT, blah blah), I've decided that I'd like to learn to make tofu at home. I've done this very successfully with paneer
(which at least looks
like tofu), so I feel like this shouldn't be a problem. Anyone know anything about making tofu?
posted by scrim
on Jan 6, 2005 -