Soliciting Soysage Suggestions

Oh boy, was I ever a good girl about my soy products this weekend. From the okara leftover from my soy milk and tofu, I saved enough to make SusanV’s Okara Crab Cakes tomorrow AND I made Soysage from the New Farm cookbook with the rest of it! Oooooh, AND my tempeh turned out. The one problem, though, is I didn’t think ahead and decide what to DO with the soysage. So now I have a couple pounds (and that was halving the recipe!) of vegan “sausage” and no idea what to do with it.

Here it is in all its glory:

I’m pretending it does NOT look like cat food. Anyway, this is where you guys come in. What should I do with all this soysage?!

(Doesn’t it look a bit like Tigger is pliéing in the background? Is pliéing a word? Firefox says no.)

In other news, this post is little more than a sneaky way to force you to look at some of the pictures I took in the park this morning. I have all the photos ready for an entry on sourdough bread, but the thought of writing up the post leaves me exhausted. It’s been a great weekend and I’m tired. Anyway, it will take you five days to make your starters, so I figure I have another four days reprieve! I thought maybe it would be wrong to make a post that had nothing to do with food, then I wandered into the kitchen, saw the soysage cooling and figured that would be a good excuse for a post, then I’d tack on the nature photos. But I really do want soysage suggestions! THAT’S SO MUCH SAUSAGE!

Now that that’s out of the way, look at how cute these ducks are!!!!

Mark and I were walking a trail that claimed to be wildlife-intensive and I’d been griping about the distinct lack of wildlife. Since we were by water, I said, “I wish there were otters,” because I think after cats, otters might be the cutest animals ever. No sooner did the words leave my mouth when baby ducklings swam into sight! Not otters, but CUTE!

It’s relevant to the blog because they are eating food.

I had to be very patient, but I finally got a picture of a dragonfly:

So how about it? What to do with all the soysage?


  1. Cecilia Said,

    July 13, 2008 @ 11:42 pm

    Nice pictures you have there. About the soysage – maybe you can crumbled them into stir fries, soup, sandwiches, burrito and make them into burgers? …. ah! as if you haven’t thought of that, sorry I’m not a great help!

    I think Vegan Dad has lots of awesome ‘soy-meat’ related recipes so maybe you can consult him?!!

  2. renae Said,

    July 14, 2008 @ 12:25 am

    You can’t go wrong with Vegan Dad, so that’s definitely a good idea. And I guess I hadn’t thought about just eating it as a burger: that’d be easy and Mark likes “sausage” so he’d be happy!

  3. Alexis Said,

    July 14, 2008 @ 1:57 am

    Red beans and rice with soysage!

    We have ducklings here too, in the pond in the nearby park. I need to go and visit them — I forgot to this weekend!

  4. Sarah Said,

    July 14, 2008 @ 2:28 am

    I definitely think of meaty marinara or a burrito. Or I agree some soup would be great, like Italian Wedding Soup.

    cute pictures and an amazing shot of the dragonfly!

  5. Charley Said,

    July 14, 2008 @ 5:30 pm

    I was thinking Italian wedding soup too! Or how about stuffed bell peppers? Rice, tomatoes, onions, seasonings, and sausage. Sounds tasty to me! Pizza? Lasagna? Irish coddle. Stuffed potatoes? I’m totally making this up as I go.

  6. Mallory Said,

    July 14, 2008 @ 7:35 pm

    biscuits and soysage gravy?

  7. renae Said,

    July 15, 2008 @ 2:43 pm

    Ah, so many great suggestions! I combined two of them last night and stuffed bell peppers with rice and beans, and I bought ingredients for Italian wedding soup to make tonight!

  8. happy Said,

    January 31, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

    very good pics and sausage…i surfing to find receipe for soysage from the farm cook book that i tried years ago, then i found your page with the pic of it.. looks so good to eat( been craving some)..i use it to make sandwiches…on pizza…in enchilads…gift it to friends that still use meat sausages…anyways i just finished making soy milk and now need receipe for the soysage would you be so kind as to email it to me?? thank you, happymiles

  9. beth Said,

    May 11, 2009 @ 4:44 pm

    i would also love to have that recipe for soysage! i just got a tofu press and am looking for ways to use the okara i’m going to have on hand!

  10. renae Said,

    May 11, 2009 @ 5:09 pm

    This is the recipe for soysage:

  11. AuroraDizon Said,

    January 1, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

    Pizza! Make fresh dough in a bread machine.

  12. Vickie Said,

    July 24, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    We have been making tofu and looking for recipes for okara. Thanks for sharing yours. The okara is so much like a sponge I have wondered if it could be useful in environmental clean up of things like oil spills.

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