A Veggie and Vegan thread

A Veggie and Vegan thread

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petemurphy

5,663 posts

130 months

Thursday 11th July
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Uh oh just seen this tempting me to be unhealthy!



Went to Leon though always good


ZedLeg

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2,369 posts

55 months

Thursday 11th July
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Morrison's have started doing vegan pasties and sausage rolls at their takeaway bit. There was a pasty marked down when I was in yesterday afternoon so I picked one up to try.

It was alright, wouldn't be surprised if the filling was made by Linda McCartney as it had a similar taste to their frozen pies. It had a lot of potato as well so it was pretty filling.

Pastry probably had palm oil (most seem to) so I wouldn't make a habit of buying them but it was pretty decent.

Fast Bug

7,505 posts

108 months

Thursday 11th July
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We're trying to eat more vegetarian/vegan meals. I made this the other evening, it was flipping lovely!



www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/vegan/west-african-s...

Ruskie

2,878 posts

147 months

Thursday 11th July
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ZedLeg said:
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.
I have tried about 4 different creamy/cheesy pasta dishes, annoyingly the first one was best and I can’t find it online again! Used silken tofu for the last one won’t cashew nuts and it was my least favourite.

ZedLeg

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2,369 posts

55 months

Thursday 11th July
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Mines is based on roasted stock veg, garlic and soaked cashews. I liquidise them with a little oil, doesn't have to be really nice. I use rapeseed oil. Put as much Nutritional yeast in as you want, add this before any other seasoning. When you're happy with the cheesiness of it season and add a bit of mustard if you like, I like French's yellow mustard because I'm a trashbag but nicer ones work too.

Add the sauce to cooked macaroni, I melt in a little grated Violife cheese at this point because I think it helps the texture.

It's good to serve at that point but you can bake it in the oven with a layer of herb and garlic breadcrumbs on top if you want something a bit different.


Jack Mansfield

2,856 posts

37 months

PH Community Bloke

Thursday 11th July
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Girlfriend has recently gone full vegan, I'm pretty much there but still really enjoy fish and chips when popping into a nice pub...

All of our meals at home are vegan and are mostly delicious (when the other half keeps her meddling hands out of the kitchen at least).

Didn't take a picture as I've only just discovered this thread, but last night I was supposed to be cooking up a veg, gnocchi and pesto dish, but forgot the bloody pesto (haven't attempted home made pesto yet) and all we had in the cupboard was soy sauce, honey and ketchup etc... Cue making a make shift soy sauce and honey sauce for it - and it was actually really nice! Will be doing it again.

One of our favourite meals at the mo is veggie kebabs, and can definitely vouch for the Vivera shawarma "meat", it's really really tasty. We do it with mushrooms, chickpeas, lettuce, tomatoes, avacado, garlic sauce and sweet chilli sauce in pita bread.

Top tip for vegan garlic sauce - get some plain alpro yoghurt and just mix in some chopped up garlic, works a treat. Helps if you buy the lazy, pre-chopped garlic in the jar though as you can pour in some of the "juice".

ETA old pic of kebabs pre sauce +onion & cucumber, and -avacado & chickpeas...



Edited by Jack Mansfield on Thursday 11th July 14:57

EarlOfHazard

2,206 posts

105 months

Thursday 11th July
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ZedLeg said:
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?
Cool I'll get some yeast in then thumbup . As for the avacado, it makes it nice and cream, like if you added creme fraiche to pesto. Just blitz altogether.

EarlOfHazard

2,206 posts

105 months

Thursday 11th July
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[quote=petemurphy]Uh oh just seen this tempting me to be unhealthy!



Went to Leon though always good

Try their vegan Love burger. Really really nice!

DoodoolTala

1,088 posts

101 months

Thursday 11th July
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I started eating vegetarian due to my girlfriend. I'm a meat lover but always felt conflicted because I love animals, so the gf coming along was a good change I guess.

Anyway I went full vegetarian for around a month but I felt exhausted and every day around 6 pm I would be struggling really really badly. I was also going through a tough time with exams and a big project so I decided to go back to meat.

I'm going to give it another shot but I'm going to transition slowly and take supplements alongside.

21TonyK

6,187 posts

156 months

Thursday 11th July
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DoodoolTala said:
I'm going to give it another shot but I'm going to transition slowly and take supplements alongside.
Before you think about supplements look at the meals you are eating, its very easy to have a good healthy veggie diet with plenty of protein from dairy, eggs, beans/pulses etc

That's not to say stick a pound of cheese on everything which is what one of the women at work does because "being vegetarian is good for you"... not when your 8 stone overweight love laugh

soad

30,449 posts

123 months

Thursday 11th July
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DoodoolTala said:
I started eating vegetarian due to my girlfriend. I'm a meat lover but always felt conflicted because I love animals, so the gf coming along was a good change I guess.

Anyway I went full vegetarian for around a month but I felt exhausted and every day around 6 pm I would be struggling really really badly. I was also going through a tough time with exams and a big project so I decided to go back to meat.

I'm going to give it another shot but I'm going to transition slowly and take supplements alongside.
You need a good breakfast, chap.


ZedLeg

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2,369 posts

55 months

Thursday 11th July
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21TonyK said:
DoodoolTala said:
I'm going to give it another shot but I'm going to transition slowly and take supplements alongside.
Before you think about supplements look at the meals you are eating, its very easy to have a good healthy veggie diet with plenty of protein from dairy, eggs, beans/pulses etc
Aye, the main one is vitamin B12 which you can get from eggs and dairy. You have to find away to get it into your diet if you go vegan. Whether it's fortified foods or a supplement.

If you were feeling tired it was probably lack of protein, iron & zinc. You can get enough of these things just from food but it's not always completely obvious what you should be eating without some research.

People tend to eat a lot of carbs and not much protein when they first start which leaves them crashing a couple of hours after eating.

21TonyK

6,187 posts

156 months

Thursday 11th July
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Recycled stuff from other other day but a nice Greek Salad (albeit went with a lamb burger!)


Ruskie

2,878 posts

147 months

Friday 12th July
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ZedLeg said:
Morrison's have started doing vegan pasties and sausage rolls at their takeaway bit. There was a pasty marked down when I was in yesterday afternoon so I picked one up to try.

It was alright, wouldn't be surprised if the filling was made by Linda McCartney as it had a similar taste to their frozen pies. It had a lot of potato as well so it was pretty filling.

Pastry probably had palm oil (most seem to) so I wouldn't make a habit of buying them but it was pretty decent.
I had a couple of Vegan rolls the other day. Really nice, not as good as Greggs but still very tasty.

Phil.

1,630 posts

197 months

Friday 12th July
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We’ve eaten out as a family a few times recently, so not always the healthiest options but all vegan....
















SOL111

627 posts

79 months

Saturday 13th July
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Is nobody eating seitan? I've been making strip steak, Kiev's and chik'n katsu curry recently. Quite versatile. Would be great to swap recipes if anyone has been making it.

Seitan is really high in protein (about 80%) so a fair amount more than tofu, tempeh etc. Another good source of protein is edamame spaghetti and is good with Bolognese or as noodles in a Thai curry.

My daughter went vegan last year so we've been doing a fair amount of cooking, cakes, cookies, meals etc.

Vegan chocolate sponge biggrin



I've found BOSH a great source of ideas as they're really innovative. For instance, taking a fork to king oyster mushrooms to make shredded style pork or cauliflower for hot spicy wings. They've got some good stuff on YouTube but we bought a cookbook.

https://youtu.be/M_jJuDdDO8s

https://youtu.be/5bZSWRHXNRo



Edited by SOL111 on Saturday 13th July 06:22

ZedLeg

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2,369 posts

55 months

Saturday 13th July
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I’ve had seitan but I’ve not made it myself yet.

Yabu

1,795 posts

148 months

Sunday 14th July
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petemurphy said:
Uh oh just seen this tempting me to be unhealthy!

Seems that Burger King cook it in the same oil as their chicken and fish are cooked in

Greshamst

810 posts

67 months

Sunday 14th July
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This was my hungover breakfast this morning, all vegan


DDg

987 posts

137 months

Sunday 14th July
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Just had Meera Sodha's Thai tomato salad with peanut crumbs. Really interesting and straight on the will-definitely-have-again list.







Edited by DDg on Sunday 14th July 21:33