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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.

KizzyK - 14 Jan 2020 23:22:57 (#301 of 530)

A vegetarian haggis sounds interesting, I would like to try that thankyou!

KizzyK - 14 Jan 2020 23:26:10 (#302 of 530)

I have never used Bisto. It would never have ocurred to me that it would be vegetarian! Maybe I should try it on Kizzlet. She has quite sophisticated tastes for a kid though, which was all very well back when I cooked lovely meat dishes but my vegetarian cooking is not generally up to the same standard yet sadly!

deadmanwalking23 - 15 Jan 2020 09:25:59 (#303 of 530)

Macsween's vegetarian haggis is great

I'm not that keen on the Macsween's one, I think the Hall's are nicer. I do agree that veggie haggis is good with a roast dinner although I have been criticised for putting (veggie) gravy on haggis.

speckled - 15 Jan 2020 09:29:03 (#304 of 530)

I think the Hall's are nicer. I'll look out for that.

deadmanwalking23 - 15 Jan 2020 09:32:05 (#305 of 530)

A lot of supermarkets in England only stock them around this time of year. I usually buy a few and freeze some.

KizzyK - 15 Jan 2020 16:25:15 (#306 of 530)

Good tips thankyou.

JohnIlly - 15 Jan 2020 17:22:13 (#307 of 530)

M&S sell vegetarian haggis. I think it's Macsween's but couldn't swear to it.

southwesterly - 17 Jan 2020 08:33:10 (#308 of 530)

My vegan January had a relatively successful second week. I think my only lapse was a slice of veggie pizza when out, which seemed to have a bit of cheese on it. It looked vegan when I ordered it.

I will definitely carry on avoiding cheese, dairy milk and eggs, at least at home.

I am not weighing myself, but I am sure I am losing weight - trousers feel loose etc. And definitely feeling that I have a lot of energy, which I put down to the carbs.

At the moment, the only things I can see myself bringing back at home are yoghurt, sour cream and quark, though I may try to avoid them longer as I am not sure I really need them. I also go to the gym and find whey protein much cheaper than the vegan alternatives, but if I can find a reasonably priced alternative, I will try that.

Arjuna - 17 Jan 2020 09:05:12 (#309 of 530)

I had some cheese last night, 16 days and out.

butterflyeffect - 17 Jan 2020 09:10:26 (#310 of 530)

I ducked out a couple of days ago. In fact I was ordered to stop by my partner - "you've been miserable and in pain for the last ten days, why are you putting yourself through this? Just give it up!" - so I did. My energy levels and mood has gone back up and my stomach has stopped hurting. Veganism obviously isn't for everyone.

Catspyjamas17 - 17 Jan 2020 09:19:51 (#311 of 530)

I don't blame you, butterfly. Also though I think it's hard to get the balance of nutrients right when you drastically change your diet.

Shared half a bottle of red wine over lunch yesterday, which I enjoyed at the time, though I felt absolutely mullered and not great later in the afternoon. I hadn't had any wine since Christmas, and have only been having (measured) G&T at home, about 8 units a week, so I'll stick to that. It makes me a bit sad to be generally wine-avoidant but it's probably for the best.

southwesterly - 17 Jan 2020 10:45:28 (#312 of 530)

Also though I think it's hard to get the balance of nutrients right when you drastically change your diet.

I have been eating banana and peanut butter sandwiches (wholemeal) for breakfast. For me, that seems to be a spot-on mix of protein, fats and carbs.

Much more satisfying than just oats or cereal.

KizzyK - 17 Jan 2020 12:13:38 (#313 of 530)

I tried a new (to me, but also relatively new I think) plant based product last night, called!. 'This isnt bacon'. It was really good. I hope they carry on selling it after January.

uranrising - 17 Jan 2020 12:44:19 (#314 of 530)

Perhaps a way to go towards the vegan is gradually rather than all at once?

Vegan products have been pouring onto the market, apparently.

I could do with reading more about it.

KizzyK - 17 Jan 2020 12:46:04 (#315 of 530)

Yes better to be flexitarian with diet I think until you find what works for you best long term but also makes a significant difference to the amount of animal products and carbon footprint of what you consume.

artant - 17 Jan 2020 12:55:31 (#316 of 530)

Yes, I’ve been veggie for decades and just intended to cut down on dairy and eat more plants but it’s definitely making me consider going vegan. I’m still not sure whether I’ll actually go vegan but eating more vegan meals is a good thing. This week I’ve eaten almost all vegan food but I’m making a cake for a party tomorrow and that’ll contain eggs (no dairy though) and I’ll probably have some cheese while I’m there.

Ginmonkey - 17 Jan 2020 13:40:50 (#317 of 530)

It's easy to under eat on a vegan diet I think - meat and diary contain a lot of filling protein. Unsurprising seeing as our ominvore ways are one of the drivers behind our evolution as a species.

Leftie - 17 Jan 2020 14:59:25 (#318 of 530)

My diet is STILL dreadful and will never be any better.

A cheese and mayo sandwich on a brown bun and an apple PASTY! I got the sandwich from Cooplands. The buns are vegan and always have been (according to their posters).


browserbutton - 17 Jan 2020 15:30:41 (#319 of 530)

Bisto is vegan.

Now Oxo, not wishing to be left off the gravy train, are launching their own vegan cube.

JohnIlly - 17 Jan 2020 16:37:26 (#320 of 530)

Bovril went vegetarian in 2004. It tasted much the same but they returned to including beef stock and powdered cow after a couple of years.

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