A Veggie and Vegan thread

A Veggie and Vegan thread

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ZedLeg

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2,363 posts

55 months

Monday 14th October
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Looks good Cotty, I'm far too lazy for that type of prep laugh. I usually just chunk my veggies up and get them in the oven when I'm roasting them.

Been quite into cutting a head of broccoli into florets and roasting them in olive oil, garlic and a bit of chilli flake recently.

Roasted chestnut mushrooms are amazing as well.

soxboy

3,224 posts

166 months

Monday 14th October
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I tried a Greggs vegan sausage roll on Saturday, tasted fine and much less greasy than the 'meat' version. If I hadn't have already known it was vegan I would probably be none the wiser.

21TonyK

6,172 posts

156 months

Monday 14th October
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Anyone suggest an easily mass produced vegan-gluten-free Xmas option? Thinking of a wild rice, chestnut and cranberry "something" that I can make and freeze ahead of use.

I'll need between 40 and 50.

ZedLeg

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2,363 posts

55 months

Monday 14th October
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My partner made a mushroom, leek and chestnut pie last year.

It was her first attempt at vegan pastry and it was very short but the filling was amazing. I can see if she wrote the recipe down if you're interested.


21TonyK

6,172 posts

156 months

Monday 14th October
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ZedLeg said:
My partner made a mushroom, leek and chestnut pie last year.

It was her first attempt at vegan pastry and it was very short but the filling was amazing. I can see if she wrote the recipe down if you're interested.

Appreciate anything and everything although don't worry about the pastry, that would be bought in ready made for that sort of quantity.

petemurphy

5,639 posts

130 months

Monday 14th October
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looks good although would have used filo pastry as its vegan and tastes nicer imho!

petemurphy

5,639 posts

130 months

Monday 14th October
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21TonyK said:
Anyone suggest an easily mass produced vegan-gluten-free Xmas option? Thinking of a wild rice, chestnut and cranberry "something" that I can make and freeze ahead of use.

I'll need between 40 and 50.
40 and 50!

am thinking a sikh style curry with some pomegranates to make it christmassy!



Edited by petemurphy on Monday 14th October 19:36

21TonyK

6,172 posts

156 months

Monday 14th October
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petemurphy said:
40 and 50!

am thinking a sikh style curry with some pomegranates to make it christmassy!



Edited by petemurphy on Monday 14th October 19:36
Yeah, I got 250 for Xmas lunch this year, me and one other in the kitchen so I need to have everything but the veg and potatoes cooked in advance.

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

7,272 posts

47 months

Monday 14th October
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21TonyK said:
Yeah, I got 250 for Xmas lunch this year
Kin'ell. You having the whole village over?!

Evanivitch

4,860 posts

69 months

Monday 14th October
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soxboy said:
I tried a Greggs vegan sausage roll on Saturday, tasted fine and much less greasy than the 'meat' version. If I hadn't have already known it was vegan I would probably be none the wiser.
The Vegan sausage roll has a higher protein content than the meat which, which says a lot about the amount of meat in that sausage roll...

Bussolini

6,125 posts

32 months

Monday 14th October
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I'm not remotely a vegan but did have a vegan pizza today: The White Rabbit - Smokey Vegan. It was tasty enough, but the base was a bit soft and gloopy - this may be because it was also gluten free. Healthier than a normal pizza though!


Phil.

1,627 posts

197 months

Sunday 20th October
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Watched The Game Changers on Netflix last night. Their web site is full of interesting recipes:

https://gamechangersmovie.com/food/recipes/


loggo

167 posts

59 months

Monday 21st October
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Watched living better for less on telly yesterday and their food expert said that most ready made pastry is vegan. Better read the labels 1st though !

theboyfold

9,831 posts

173 months

Monday 21st October
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I'm toying with the idea of going veggie, I don't know how I can quite make it to vegan, but the thought is there.

Can anybody suggest a good book that I can look over for food ideas please? Would like to read up on it.

Gameface

10,233 posts

24 months

Monday 21st October
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Evanivitch said:
soxboy said:
I tried a Greggs vegan sausage roll on Saturday, tasted fine and much less greasy than the 'meat' version. If I hadn't have already known it was vegan I would probably be none the wiser.
The Vegan sausage roll has a higher protein content than the meat which, which says a lot about the amount of meat in that sausage roll...
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=205&t=1837108

Davos123

5,715 posts

159 months

Monday 21st October
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theboyfold said:
I'm toying with the idea of going veggie, I don't know how I can quite make it to vegan, but the thought is there.

Can anybody suggest a good book that I can look over for food ideas please? Would like to read up on it.
Love and Lemons is great for vegetarian. I really like the Bosh cookbooks for vegan recipes.

theboyfold

9,831 posts

173 months

Monday 21st October
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Davos123 said:
theboyfold said:
I'm toying with the idea of going veggie, I don't know how I can quite make it to vegan, but the thought is there.

Can anybody suggest a good book that I can look over for food ideas please? Would like to read up on it.
Love and Lemons is great for vegetarian. I really like the Bosh cookbooks for vegan recipes.
Thanks, watched Game Changers on Netflix, and it's very interesting, just need that kick to make the shift. Need to find meals that I can rely on, and want to go back to.

Murph7355

23,357 posts

203 months

Monday 21st October
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theboyfold said:
I'm toying with the idea of going veggie, I don't know how I can quite make it to vegan, but the thought is there.

Can anybody suggest a good book that I can look over for food ideas please? Would like to read up on it.
First veggie recipe book I bought was when I met my now Mrs - asked around for some veggie recipes and was recommended Delia Smith's Vegetarian Collection book.

Was specifically told to look at the oven baked mushroom risotto. Obviously it was my good looks, charm, wit and everything else that converted that first home cooked meal into a wife and two kids etc...but I suspect the risotto didn't hurt. Of course these days you don't have to buy the book - https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/international/... It's still a go to dish when we need something easy but impressively tasty.

And at the risk of coming across as a Hello Fresh salesman lately, give these a go...ignore the ingredients if there are any you think you don't like (I was the same!), just give them a go.

https://www.hellofresh.co.uk/recipes/crisp-caulifl...
https://www.hellofresh.co.uk/recipes/warm-halloumi...
https://www.hellofresh.co.uk/recipes/mexican-spice... (we used tinned black eyed peas instead of black beans if in more of a hurry)
https://www.hellofresh.co.uk/recipes/homemade-rock...
https://www.hellofresh.co.uk/recipes/lentil-vegeta...
https://www.hellofresh.co.uk/recipes/cauliflower-a...


Phil.

1,627 posts

197 months

Monday 21st October
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theboyfold said:
I'm toying with the idea of going veggie, I don't know how I can quite make it to vegan, but the thought is there.

Can anybody suggest a good book that I can look over for food ideas please? Would like to read up on it.
Loads of good recipes on Pinterest. Search under veggie or vegan. You might find some of the vegan dishes simpler and tastier than you think at the moment. Just try a few.

DDg

981 posts

137 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Have a look at Meera Sodha's recipes in the Guardian online . I'm a fan.