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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.

uranrising - 30 Apr 2020 15:49:34 (#421 of 530)

Quite, It would appear neither hinders having plans for its predicted arrival.

Rather, I suppose, as we have armed forces in training long before anyone knows when and in what form they will be needed.

JohnIlly - 30 Apr 2020 16:01:55 (#422 of 530)

Yes, good analogy.

As it is, they are being used in the pandemic.

uranrising - 03 May 2020 12:14:28 (#423 of 530)

Another, a journalist in the health field, who predicted the pandemic.

Catspyjamas17 - 13 Jun 2020 09:11:07 (#424 of 530)

Tried some "vacon" with egg on a bagel this morning (IANAV, just don't eat meat), not bad at all. I'm not really into weird meat replacements as a rule as I've really gone off meat but this was ok. Like actual bacon, more bacony in smell than taste, but I quite enjoyed the crispy texture.

MontyPeculiar - 13 Jun 2020 09:17:12 (#425 of 530)

I am also NAV but haven’t eaten meat for some time. And also I’m not interested in meat replacements, but I had one of my daughter’s Quorn Nuggets recently and was amazed how similar to a chicken nugget it was (not sure if that’s a good thing anyway!)

Catspyjamas17 - 13 Jun 2020 09:21:41 (#426 of 530)

Yes, one thing I remember from veggie bacon in the 90s, was that it definitely shared more similarities with the texture of bacon crisps than bacon itself! This one was the same. Which is fine as the texture of meat is the thing I've really gone off.

FGBFGB - 13 Jun 2020 10:22:13 (#427 of 530)

What type of vacon, cats? I like the Waitrose own brand 'rashers' best, and quite cheap.

Catspyjamas17 - 13 Jun 2020 13:29:36 (#428 of 530)

Plant Pioneers. Got them In Sainsbury's, but I will give the Waitrose ones a go another time.

Catspyjamas17 - 27 Jun 2020 10:17:16 (#429 of 530)

I got the Waitrose "This Is Not Bacon". Not bad flavour but I prefer the Plant Pioneers. TINB had too meaty a texture, more like pastrami. Plus it's soya and I eat enough of that in the form of tofu, miso and soy sauce, whereas the PP one is coconut. I prefer my vacon very obviously not actual bacon or like any meat at all!

uranrising - 27 Jun 2020 10:24:09 (#430 of 530)

Morrison's is making headway into the vegan market.

Apart from the usual veggie sausages, they do a dairy-free cheese from Greece, and Hellman's vegan mayonnaise (not to mention racks of gluten-free food.)

esmeralda - 27 Jun 2020 23:16:40 (#431 of 530)

Hellman's vegan mayo tastes nicer than the ordinary kind.

FGBFGB - 12 Jul 2020 19:11:41 (#432 of 530)

Is vegan chorizo worth the bother of making it?

Vegan black pudding is (worth the bother), imo.

thePiMan - 12 Jul 2020 19:51:34 (#433 of 530)

Vegan haggis is also worth it.

nemo75 - 12 Jul 2020 19:54:02 (#434 of 530)

Golly. I hope they were free range.

Catspyjamas17 - 12 Jul 2020 19:58:41 (#435 of 530)

I had meringue made with aquafaba and it was nicer than the egg white kind. Really biscuity.

MaryMC - 12 Jul 2020 20:10:49 (#436 of 530)

It seems really weird to me that a vegan would actually fancy something associated with blood, like black pudding.

JennyRad - 12 Jul 2020 20:13:57 (#437 of 530)

I guess someone who's a vegan for ethical reasons might want to try to reproduce something like the deliciousness of black pudding without the death. I can sympathise with that; I'm not wild about black pudding but it is very nice and it is very unusual - and it is not sort of obviously-meaty-like-steak - so I can understand wanting to reproduce it.

nemo75 - 12 Jul 2020 20:19:39 (#438 of 530)

How many kids first encountering the joy of black pudding know what it is made of.

FGBFGB - 12 Jul 2020 20:27:02 (#439 of 530)

Thank you Jenny. Yes, I like the taste of meat but I don't like killing animals. If the taste/flavour can be replicated without killing, all to the good. BP can be reproduced fairly well. Rib-eye steak, not yet, I'm afraid.

In fairness to Mary, many vegans take her view, mostly members of HM Vegan Constabulary.

JohnIlly - 12 Jul 2020 23:14:07 (#440 of 530)

McSween's vegetarian (nay, vegan) haggis is very nice. It makes a good stuffing for chicken. I always used to stuff them with skirlie but veggie haggis is tastier. M&S sell it.

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