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Started by Catspyjamas17 on Oct 16, 2019 11:57:43 AM
The Vegan Thread

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian or just trying to cut down on meat and dairy, trying to life a healthier and/or more environmentally friendly lifestyle this is a place to try, and discuss, new foods and recipes.

Leftie - 16 Oct 2019 11:59:17 (#1 of 530)

Aldi are doing BBQ Jackfruit parcels if that's any use.

Catspyjamas17 - 16 Oct 2019 12:10:22 (#2 of 530)

Thanks Leftie. I haven't knowingly tried jackfruit or seitan yet but will at some point.

I made scrambled tofu this morning which was pretty good, except that I added too much turmeric. Only a pinch is required for an entire pack of tofu. Once cooked it also keeps in the fridge for three days so I cooked the whole pack but probably only at a third of it. Only about 80 calories, if anyone is counting, plus a thick slice of seeded bread. Just as filling as egg and I think it has more protein.

I used plain firm tofu, turmeric, soy sauce and black pepper. Chop the tofu up then mashed it with the other ingredients with a fork in a Pyrex jug. I microwaved it for a minute then mushed it again, then another 30 seconds in the microwave.

Leftie - 16 Oct 2019 12:12:32 (#3 of 530)

I had the cauliflower with crispy tofu at Red Barbecue. That was quite nice if a bit dear.

Catspyjamas17 - 16 Oct 2019 12:16:22 (#4 of 530)

I had a delicious vegan cauliflower and nut burger at a local pub at the weekend. My daughter was slightly dismayed that it had bright yellow vegan cheese on and scraped hers off, but I have to say I found it rather like processed cheese which I actually quite like so it was fine by me!

Leftie - 16 Oct 2019 12:18:11 (#5 of 530)

Some Wetherspoons are now doing vegan burgers.

Catspyjamas17 - 16 Oct 2019 12:18:39 (#6 of 530)

I don't often eat meat-a-like foods but really fancied katsu curry on Friday, and made it with Vivera plant "chicken" goujons, made from soya and wheat, and they were really pretty good. Can get them in Sainsbury's.

Other favourites are Aldi butternut squash and red pepper sausages.

Winner - 16 Oct 2019 12:21:13 (#7 of 530)

The best vegan recipes I’ve come across are found in the Bosch! books. Pretty much everything in them is delicious.

Catspyjamas17 - 16 Oct 2019 12:22:48 (#8 of 530)

Thank you, I hadn't heard of those and will check them out.

Leftie - 16 Oct 2019 12:24:28 (#9 of 530)

Don't know if you go to Iceland but they've got these.

And do "No Bull" burgers.

Catspyjamas17 - 16 Oct 2019 12:24:31 (#10 of 530)

Mods, can someone amend "life" to read "live" in line two of the thread description, if you have a minute? Just spotted that. D'oh.

Leftie - 16 Oct 2019 12:25:17 (#11 of 530)

Catspyjamas17 - 16 Oct 2019 12:26:43 (#12 of 530)

Someone on another vegan forum suggested using black salt Kala namak to make the tofu taste more "eggy".

Winner - 16 Oct 2019 12:29:59 (#13 of 530)

Ive never been much of an egg fan but the scrambled tofu they do in Boston Tea Party breakfast is very nice and there’s a recipe here:

Like with the Bosh books they use onion powder, garlic powder and nutritional yeast for flavour. If you get the Bosh books you’ll probably use those things a lot.

TommyDGNR8 - 16 Oct 2019 12:34:00 (#14 of 530)

I don't think you should be imposing roles or values on threads, guys.

Agaliarept - 16 Oct 2019 12:37:17 (#15 of 530)

I'd just like to say I admire The Vegans though I am not one.

I get so bored of the rhetoric aimed at vegans by meat eaters. I wish I had the will power to join in.

We do a few meat free days a week though..

Leftie - 16 Oct 2019 12:39:51 (#16 of 530)

One of my fucking colleagues sat their bitching at me for eating a Mars Bar. I may or not may not have posted about it but fuck off. Do I look like I give a toss?

"They're not vegetarian". DO tell HR every damn time.

When did things become "plant-based"? It's just some marketing campaign isn't it?

If you don't mind Heather Mills, she is launching some new products.

ZimAgain - 16 Oct 2019 12:41:37 (#17 of 530)

Nice biscuit conditional there, Leftie.

Leftie - 16 Oct 2019 12:44:49 (#18 of 530)

Leftie - 16 Oct 2019 12:46:18 (#19 of 530)

Catspyjamas17 - 16 Oct 2019 12:52:17 (#20 of 530)

I suppose "plant based" sounds nicer than "mass-produced fungus" which is what some of the meat-replacement things are.

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