A Veggie and Vegan thread

A Veggie and Vegan thread

Author
Discussion

dickymint

17,200 posts

205 months

Wednesday 10th July
quotequote all
For what it's worth I did Vegan back in the late 80's and I mean proper Vegan as in cream crackers not allowed as contains whey powder!!

After about 16 months i had a nervous breakdown due to lack of certain essential minerals needed for proper brain function yikes

i vividly remember my Mother sitting me down and virtually spoon feeding me with corn flakes with milk.


Apparently I'm better now nuts

Phil.

1,630 posts

197 months

Wednesday 10th July
quotequote all
It would be great just for once, if as the OP intended, we could discuss veggie/vegan food without the questions and opinions about why, what eating veggie/vegan means to you or others, now or in the past.

For example, people don't’ question those who publish their dirty take-a-ways on another thread. People aren’t constantly called out for eating crap food, quite the opposite, they are celebrated for it.

Let’s focus here on sharing some good veggie/vegan food and nothing else, please.

petemurphy

5,655 posts

130 months

Wednesday 10th July
quotequote all
dickymint said:
For what it's worth I did Vegan back in the late 80's and I mean proper Vegan as in cream crackers not allowed as contains whey powder!!

After about 16 months i had a nervous breakdown due to lack of certain essential minerals needed for proper brain function yikes

i vividly remember my Mother sitting me down and virtually spoon feeding me with corn flakes with milk.


Apparently I'm better now nuts
Sigh

ZedLeg

Original Poster:

2,369 posts

55 months

Wednesday 10th July
quotequote all
At least it managed to get off the first page, I’m just sad they reminded me of all the cream crackers I can’t eat frown.

petemurphy

5,655 posts

130 months

Wednesday 10th July
quotequote all
ZedLeg said:
At least it managed to get off the first page, I’m just sad they reminded me of all the cream crackers I can’t eat frown.
Are they not vegan a quick google suggests they are?

eharding

9,832 posts

231 months

Wednesday 10th July
quotequote all
Phil. said:
It would be great just for once, if as the OP intended, we could discuss veggie/vegan food without the questions and opinions about why, what eating veggie/vegan means to you or others, now or in the past.

For example, people don't’ question those who publish their dirty take-a-ways on another thread. People aren’t constantly called out for eating crap food, quite the opposite, they are celebrated for it.

Let’s focus here on sharing some good veggie/vegan food and nothing else, please.
This. Times 10.

As a devoted carnivore, I still enjoy dishes which qualify as both vegetarian, vegan and are also delicious. Bring it on, with recipes if possible.

TVR_Steve

2,597 posts

112 months

Wednesday 10th July
quotequote all
I'm living on my own so rarely bother with presentation!
However I've just batched up a spicy beany chilli, so that's a load of dinners sorted on the cheap yum

ZedLeg

Original Poster:

2,369 posts

55 months

Wednesday 10th July
quotequote all
Another late night homemade takeaway. Vivera shawarma and chips with a bowl of guacamole.



Not the most inspired meal but the vivera stuff is good if you just want something quick to eat.

EarlOfHazard

2,205 posts

105 months

Wednesday 10th July
quotequote all
petemurphy said:
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
You can also meke a nice pesto with avacado, pine nuts, salt, olive oil and basil leaves. I myself have not added nutritional yeast to it but I imagine that you could.

48k

5,792 posts

95 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
I'm a carnivore but really interested in this thread for ideas and recipes of decent veggie and vegan dishes for when veggie friends visit that aren't just clichés (no nut roast so far which is good!)

EarlOfHazard

2,205 posts

105 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
48k said:
I'm a carnivore but really interested in this thread for ideas and recipes of decent veggie and vegan dishes for when veggie friends visit that aren't just clichés (no nut roast so far which is good!)
You're an omnivore at best. Carnivores eat only meat.

Jamesgt

632 posts

180 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
Good thread. I’m always interested to see vegan and veggie recipes. We live near some good butchers and farm shops. Consequently all our meals seem to have meat. We should cut down. I do like falafels but since my mixer broke we haven’t made them.

BigMon

1,760 posts

76 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
I'm not vegan either but all the dishes posted so far look delicious and I'd enjoy eating them.

Keep up the good work! At the very least if someone is thinking about going vegetarian or vegan and is worried about it being bland it will give them some inspiration.

jas xjr

11,306 posts

186 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
Take a look at Indian recipes, many are vegetarian. There are things that you can cook at home that do not appear on many restaurant menus. Such as curried aubergine,which if done right,tastes amazing

dickymint

17,200 posts

205 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
Breakfast in work just now.....






Teddy Lop

1,875 posts

14 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
Phil. said:
It would be great just for once, if as the OP intended, we could discuss veggie/vegan food without the questions and opinions about why, what eating veggie/vegan means to you or others, now or in the past.

For example, people don't’ question those who publish their dirty take-a-ways on another thread. People aren’t constantly called out for eating crap food, quite the opposite, they are celebrated for it.

Let’s focus here on sharing some good veggie/vegan food and nothing else, please.
to be fair, if you posted a thread in general gassing wanting advice advice on which new suv with under 150gram carbons was best you'd have suggestions ranging from 12 cylinder barges to fool fat range rovers. Baiting vegans is just the culinary equivalent, and that's without opening the whole "ethically better" can'o worms tongue out


ZedLeg

Original Poster:

2,369 posts

55 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
EarlOfHazard said:
petemurphy said:
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
You can also meke a nice pesto with avacado, pine nuts, salt, olive oil and basil leaves. I myself have not added nutritional yeast to it but I imagine that you could.
I'd really recommend the nutritional yeast, it gives the pesto a similar umami flavour to what you'd get adding parmesan. Also gets some vitamin B12 into the dish (which is what you need if you don't want to have a vegan mental breakdown wink ).


Not convinced about the avocado though, doesn't it make it quite thick?

petemurphy

5,655 posts

130 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
ZedLeg said:
I'd really recommend the nutritional yeast, it gives the pesto a similar umami flavour to what you'd get adding parmesan. Also gets some vitamin B12 into the dish (which is what you need if you don't want to have a vegan mental breakdown wink ).


Not convinced about the avocado though, doesn't it make it quite thick?
Not tried avacado will give it a go although like the fact I’m getting kale and spinach into my daughters diet! Used cashew nuts before which are good but u have to soak them and I never remember to do it in time!

ZedLeg

Original Poster:

2,369 posts

55 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
Aye it's the annoying part of my macaroni cheese recipe.

Cannae just decide to make some at the last minute when you need to soak your nuts for an hour laugh.

Bikesalot

1,303 posts

105 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
I often have some veggie / Vegan meals - not because I am but because they look/sound rather nice and I always like to try new things.

Last night was a Joe Wicks / Gousto meal.

Smoky Tofu nuggets
Chips and bbq beans

No pictures unfortunately but it was very nice. Following this thread for ideas as I generally cook a veggie or vegan meal once a week.