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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 - 23 Jan 2021 14:30:58 (#501 of 530)

Actually I do like oranges, apples and pears in salads but forget to use them that way. Orange and apple and pear...oh my!

Just making carrot & ginger soup.

I quickly copied down a broccoli slaw recipe this morning off the telly and will try it later.


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The honey may be superfluous, IMO, I'll taste it before adding.

JohnIlly - 23 Jan 2021 15:49:34 (#502 of 530)

M&S hummus is good but I add some roasted and ground cumin to it.

Catspyjamas17 - 23 Jan 2021 16:50:50 (#503 of 530)

Just had some Aldi red pepper houmous with their fake Pringles. Lovely.

artant - 23 Jan 2021 17:52:12 (#504 of 530)

I have some shop bought smoked hummus in the fridge. And I have twiglets in the cupboard in case carrot sticks feel like too much effort.

I always have a jar of chickpeas in the cupboard in case of a hummus emergency though as homemade is also excellent.

FGBFGB - 23 Jan 2021 18:18:01 (#505 of 530)

Smoked hummus sounds rather nice. Alas, I think Asda don't stock it.

Catspyjamas17 - 23 Jan 2021 19:39:42 (#506 of 530)

The slaw is lovely, and I did put the honey in. Delicious.

binturong - 23 Jan 2021 20:55:03 (#507 of 530)

Tesco used to do smoked hummus, but discontinued it a while back.

artant - 23 Jan 2021 22:19:31 (#508 of 530)

Ocado offer a choice of smoked hummuses, two plain, one beetroot and one with chilli harissa. And Abel and Cole have one too so happily I have no shortage of supply!

I have once added smoked water to homemade hummus, which isn't the same but it was still nice. Actually smoking stuff myself seems like too much of a faff.

JennyRad - 23 Jan 2021 22:30:20 (#509 of 530)

I'd assumed smoked hummus simply had liquid smoke added to it - plus probably smoked paprika and maybe smoked garlic, but surely they don't smoke the hummus itself?

nemo75 - 23 Jan 2021 22:46:28 (#510 of 530)

Too wet.

binturong - 23 Jan 2021 22:52:41 (#511 of 530)

Surely if you can have smoked water, nothing is too wet to smoke?

nemo75 - 23 Jan 2021 22:55:00 (#512 of 530)

That was definitely on my mind.

binturong - 23 Jan 2021 22:57:19 (#513 of 530)

Although there is probably a middle ground where something is too wet to be smoked like a dry thing, and too dry to be smoked like a wet thing.

JennyRad - 23 Jan 2021 23:04:53 (#514 of 530)

I think you achieve liquid smoke - which I guess is what people mean by smoked water? - by a different method, though.

Smoked garlic or paprika or whatever, smoked solid stuff, you put in a chamber you fill with smoke for ages for it to infuse. Whereas to get liquid smoke you bubble smoke through water at the right temperature to dissolve the compounds that give flavourings, I think.

artant - 24 Jan 2021 00:10:16 (#515 of 530)

Well presumably you could smoke the chick peas before blitzing them? And you could definitely smoke the garlic. Smoked hummus doesn’t usually contain paprika, although my homemade attempt was sprinkled with it and drizzled with smoked olive oil (I liked smoked things, okay).

FGBFGB - 20 Apr 2021 17:45:28 (#516 of 530)

Greggs are trialling a vegan ham and cheese baguette and a vegan breakfast roll with quorn sausages.

Catspyjamas17 - 20 Apr 2021 18:41:15 (#517 of 530)

No brainer for both, I'd have thought.

JohnIlly - 20 Apr 2021 18:43:55 (#518 of 530)

Unless it's vegan brains.

FGBFGB - 20 Apr 2021 18:53:10 (#519 of 530)

Have you tried making seitan? That's exactly what it is like.

JohnIlly - 21 Apr 2021 11:38:44 (#520 of 530)

From looking at images of seitan, sometimes it looks like brains and sometimes like lungs.


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