A Veggie and Vegan thread

A Veggie and Vegan thread

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ZedLeg

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2,371 posts

55 months

Wednesday 10th July
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I thought as we had big threads for a lot of other general food stuff it might be good to have one for vegetarian/vegan food.

I've been eating vegan since last sept and I'm always looking for new ideas. Here's some of the things I've made recently

Homemade dirty takeaway. Chips and japanese curry with an experiment in making salt and chilli tofu, it worked pretty well.



Gnocchi baked in a fairly simple tomato sauce with fresh basil and toasted pine nuts. We had folk drop by for dinner and threw this together from stuff in the cupboard.



Chipotle smashed tofu tacos with homemade guacamole and salsa, another tofu experiment that was pretty good (idea stolen from Taco Mazama in Glasgow if I'm being honest laugh ).



Spaghetti with homemade pesto and garlic bread. Was trying to see if I could make a decent version of pesto and garlic bread with no dairy.



As you can see, I'm not a great photographer laugh.

21TonyK

6,194 posts

156 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Conicidentally, just made this for the salad bar. Panzanella.


ZedLeg

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2,371 posts

55 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Love a bit of panzanella, is that croutons you've made it with?

We usually use the sourdough baguette from Morrison's, it dries out really well when it goes stale.

Jamp

137 posts

83 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Good thread idea, will follow, but how long till the first 'hilarious' disparaging post or pic..?!

Got a recipe for your pesto? Looks good.

I'm not capable or imaginitive enough to come up with my own recipes but did some mini homity pies to the Hairy Bikers' recipe for a dinner party recently and they went down well. Pretty heavy on the dairy and calories though! https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/deep-filled_hom...

Shaw Tarse

29,284 posts

150 months

Wednesday 10th July
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ZedLeg said:
I thought as we had big threads for a lot of other general food stuff it might be good to have one for vegetarian/vegan food.

I've been eating vegan since last sept and I'm always looking for new ideas. Here's some of the things I've made recently

Homemade dirty takeaway. Chips and japanese curry with an experiment in making salt and chilli tofu, it worked pretty well.



Gnocchi baked in a fairly simple tomato sauce with fresh basil and toasted pine nuts. We had folk drop by for dinner and threw this together from stuff in the cupboard.



Chipotle smashed tofu tacos with homemade guacamole and salsa, another tofu experiment that was pretty good (idea stolen from Taco Mazama in Glasgow if I'm being honest laugh ).



Spaghetti with homemade pesto and garlic bread. Was trying to see if I could make a decent version of pesto and garlic bread with no dairy.



As you can see, I'm not a great photographer laugh.
Why & do you miss bacon/meat?


Bob-iylho

100 posts

53 months

Wednesday 10th July
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My Mrs went vegan this year. So most meals at home are now vegan.
It's easy and tasty, I still eat meat but vegan is fine. I could go full vegan no problem, but I'm not inclined to do so. Therefore still have a sausage sandwich at work and few other bits and pieces.

21TonyK

6,194 posts

156 months

Wednesday 10th July
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ZedLeg said:
Love a bit of panzanella, is that croutons you've made it with?

We usually use the sourdough baguette from Morrison's, it dries out really well when it goes stale.
Yep, only have frozen baguettes or sliced dread in school so hacked up some baguettes, bit of oil and seasoning and chuck then in the oven for 10 to crisp up.

Vandenberg

1,549 posts

80 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Following this one, as some friends have gone vegan and another couple veggie and it's always good to have a few more ideas to throw their way as well as some decent garnish for our food.

DDg

987 posts

137 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Crispy Korean Tofu

It's a thermomix recipe but pretty easy to cook without one. Gochujang (Korean chili paste) should be at your local Chinese Supermarket.
It's easy, delicious and looks just like the glossy pic you see on the internet.




ZedLeg

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2,371 posts

55 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Shaw Tarse said:
Why & do you miss bacon/meat?
Honestly, mostly to see if I could stick with it.

I’ve been mostly veggie since I was a teenager and I have concerns about animal welfare and the environmental damage of large scale farming but it was mostly a challenge to myself.

I’ve never found anything that matches a decent beef burger and I miss good cheese but apart from that I don’t miss anything else.

I was never that fussed about a steak or a big pile of breakfast meat anyway.

There’s a place down south that apparently does really good vegan cheese but they’re pretty pricey so I’ve not been able to justify it to myself yet.

Edited by ZedLeg on Wednesday 10th July 12:59

petemurphy

5,663 posts

130 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Good idea and hopefully we can keep this a food thread and save the “why and what about protein st” for another thread..

I make a great hone made pesto using kale/spinach anything green, nutritional yeast, pine nuts, garlic, lemon, basil, seasoning - my youngest loves it will post a pic next time

ZedLeg

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2,371 posts

55 months

Wednesday 10th July
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petemurphy said:
I make a great hone made pesto using kale/spinach anything green, nutritional yeast, pine nuts, garlic, lemon, basil, seasoning - my youngest loves it will post a pic next time
Yep pretty much that, I never had spinach in mine’s but I might add some next time to bulk it out.

ZedLeg

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Wednesday 10th July
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21TonyK said:
Yep, only have frozen baguettes or sliced dread in school so hacked up some baguettes, bit of oil and seasoning and chuck then in the oven for 10 to crisp up.
Makes sense to use croutons if you’re making a lot. No one needs piles of stale bread lying around laugh.

ZedLeg

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2,371 posts

55 months

Wednesday 10th July
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DDg said:
Crispy Korean Tofu

It's a thermomix recipe but pretty easy to cook without one. Gochujang (Korean chili paste) should be at your local Chinese Supermarket.
It's easy, delicious and looks just like the glossy pic you see on the internet.

Love gochujang, we make something like Buldak chicken but using grilled tofu instead.

I can never really be bothered battering things because as soon as I touch a bag of flour it explodes all over my kitchen.

J8 SVG

1,126 posts

77 months

Wednesday 10th July
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We accidentally eat quite a few vegan meals just because we like them and try not to eat meat every day of the week

Favourite is definitely tarka daal with lots of veggies like sweet potato and butter nut squash in it

A pressure cooker definitely helps with getting as much flavour as possible out of the ingredients or getting flavour from spices into things like daal, chickpeas etc

Ruskie

2,878 posts

147 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Vegan for 14 months now, recipes with the pictures would be very much appreciated thank you!

AndyAudi

2,035 posts

169 months

Wednesday 10th July
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This is my standard base when catering for different dietary requirements. (vegan, dairy, gluten free etc)
https://www.thekitchn.com/slow-cooker-recipe-curri...

It is quite variable depending on the veg, broccoli comes out a bit unusual, baby corn is great. I use less chickpeas & pop in some lentils.
Basil 🌿 does take it up a level too

It’s also easy to add a layer of sliced grilled meat when plating up to a mixed audience



Edited by AndyAudi on Wednesday 10th July 13:35

ZedLeg

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Wednesday 10th July
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I put brocolli in a japanese curry once, it was horrible.

Roasted brocolli with garlic the other night though. That was amazing.

ZedLeg

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2,371 posts

55 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Ruskie said:
Vegan for 14 months now, recipes with the pictures would be very much appreciated thank you!
I tend to play it by ear when I'm cooking so I don't really keep recipes but if there's anything I post that you're interested in I'll try and remember what I did.

Phil.

1,630 posts

197 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Been eating vegan for 3.5 years. Here’s a classic vegan tofu scramble ‘breakfast’. We also like making chick pea or cauliflower curry. Spag bog and chili are easy vegan meals.

There are loads of recipes on Pininterest if you are a beginner smile