Have you ever had soy curls before? They are truly magical ingredients and are so much fun to cook with! If you’re new to a plant-based diet, then soy curls will become your absolute favorite thing! They are a great meat replacement while not being overly processed or having too many crazy ingredients. This soy curls recipe is not only incredibly delicious, but it’s also packed with nutrition, as soy is one of the most nutrient-dense foods: iron, calcium, protein, and lots of fiber.

Easy Healthy Orange Chicken [Vegan, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 package soy curls
  • 2 cups orange juice, freshly squeezed (approximately 3-4 oranges)
  • 1/2 medium orange zested
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted


  1. Soak soy curls until they are fully submerged in filtered water for about 10 minutes to 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all orange sauce ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until completely smooth.
  3. Pour sauce into a pot, and squeeze water from the soy curls using your hands. Throw soy curls into the pot, and mix very well with the sauce.
  4. Cook soy curls in the sauce on high heat for 10-15 minutes, or until all sauce is absorbed by the soy curls.
  5. Serve over brown rice, and top with black sesame seeds.


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