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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.

Catspyjamas17 - 04 Jan 2020 10:47:35 (#101 of 530)

I've got some jalapeño Scheese at the moment which I find quite tasty, but prepared for others to find it dreadful.

Catspyjamas17 - 04 Jan 2020 10:50:25 (#102 of 530)

Er, wrong thread carter ?

Tenesmus - 04 Jan 2020 10:50:56 (#103 of 530)

I'm doing Stiltonuary. With port.

butterflyeffect - 04 Jan 2020 11:49:22 (#104 of 530)

I had vegan macaroni cheese last night - it tasted almost, but not quite, entirely unlike cheese sauce but was quite tasty in its own right. I rounded it off with a big vegan Bailey's left over from Christmas....

Catspyjamas17 - 04 Jan 2020 12:11:05 (#105 of 530)


uranrising - 04 Jan 2020 12:36:45 (#106 of 530)


There's more than one sort of vegan cheese, shirley.

uranrising - 05 Jan 2020 10:56:04 (#107 of 530)


Catspyjamas17 - 06 Jan 2020 08:51:04 (#108 of 530)

Oatly Barista in coffee is not bad. I've cut out sugar so the slight sweetness is welcome.

butterflyeffect - 06 Jan 2020 09:29:43 (#109 of 530)

Day 6 and I'm fed up and dreaming of crackly roast chicken skin. I assume it will pass. The thought of more lentils is giving me the rage.

Catspyjamas17 - 06 Jan 2020 09:58:40 (#110 of 530)

Perhaps some vegan bacon or a Greggs vegan sausage roll might help. The Vivera products in Sainsbury's seem pretty good.

JohnIlly - 06 Jan 2020 10:15:27 (#111 of 530)

uranrising - 06 Jan 2020 10:52:34 (#112 of 530)

When I was first ibtroduced to vegetarian cuisine, it was like rediscovering food. Being reminded of just how many vegetables there are, how many sorts of beans there are available, of the joys of pastas of all sorts, of the usefulness of rice, of the many uses of nuts et cet e ra.

It would also be a help to look at the some veggie and vegan recipe sites and open up to whole worlds beyond lentils, beyond parodies.

Catspyjamas17 - 06 Jan 2020 11:40:01 (#113 of 530)

I've just bought the Vegetarian Athlete's cookbook by Anita Bean (great name!) and have made a couple of the dishes - chickpea burger and a lentil and green veg pilaf, which were both tasty. Many of the recipes are vegan and you certainly don't have to be an athlete to enjoy them. There is a focus on filling, nutritious food rather than them being very low in calories and there is a good section on nutrition at the front.

Dinner tonight is black bean tacos.

Can't find the recipe on her website but there are a few others on there

butterflyeffect - 06 Jan 2020 11:42:24 (#114 of 530)

I had a Waitrose vegan sausage roll yesterday. It was the driest thing I have ever tasted. It sucked all the moisture out of my mouth.

I had a nice satay yellow curry with butternut squash and sweet potato last night, I have ras el hanout couscous and roasted pumpkin salad for lunch, and I had coconut yoghurt with nuts and banana for breakfast. I'm not living on lentils. I just don't deal well with being told what do to, even when the person telling me what to do is me. Hence the grump.

I had some tofu thing the other day and the tofu was very much the texture of paneer, so I think I'm going to try a saag tofu this week. I also want to try Fuschia Dunlop's veggie ma po tofu.

butterflyeffect - 06 Jan 2020 11:43:51 (#115 of 530)

Oh and I should make the chocolate bourbon pecan pie that I got the ingredients for. I suspect that much of my grump is from accidentally cutting right down on sugar because most sweet things I like either have dairy or gelatine in.

thePiMan - 06 Jan 2020 11:47:18 (#116 of 530)

Subway have expanded their range. Walking past this morning there was board outside advertising Vegan Meatball Marinara with vegan cheese. Sounds good. I like the regular one so will give this a try at some point.

thePiMan - 06 Jan 2020 11:48:57 (#117 of 530)

In the absence of KFC Vegan burger the other night, I had a Ginsters Vegan Pastie found in Tesco and it was really very nice. It had the nice quorn "beef" chunks in. Recommended. Haven't tried the Ginsters Moroccan Vegetable one yet.

butterflyeffect - 06 Jan 2020 11:49:02 (#118 of 530)

There's a 100 mile stretch of water between me and the nearest Subway or Greggs, chiz chiz.

butterflyeffect - 06 Jan 2020 11:52:08 (#119 of 530)

I'm not doing this for ethical reasons, but I did have to wonder when I was buying stuff for pastry the other day. The only vegan butter alternative (hard butter, not spread) was Trex. After I bought it I noticed that Trex is mostly palm oil, and now I feel like I have personally punched a baby orangutan in the face. How can that possibly be better than butter from one of the very happy cows a mile up the road?

FGBFGB - 06 Jan 2020 11:55:21 (#120 of 530)

Are they happy when their calves are taken away from them and (in the case of males) quickly killed for dog food? Are they happy with the mastitis brought on by constant attachment to milking machines? Will they be happy when, their milk producing days done, they are taken to a stinking abbatoir and shot in the back of the head with a bolt gun before being turned into pet food?

Your view of the dairy industry is somewhat naive.

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