So that's the soy stuff? I've never used any pretend meat things, but I've never had to disguise my meals
That's very beefy looking and I suppose putting the helper flavored stuff through it just triggers a beef association in anyone used to that taste!
tsq, a can of coconut milk is a thing of beauty. You could substitute tofu for the prawns, the pre-fried tofu would work especially well. Or just use all vegies and eat over brown rice and you have deliciousness. I would add coriander on top!
It did help. He was a bit suspicious, but I put that to the fact that his plate had cooled before he ate dinner. It tastes much better warm.