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Plant based/Vegan/Vegetarian or just after some new ideas?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rottiepointerhouse, Jun 11, 2017.


  1. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    @catz4m8z I bought this hand blender from Argos:

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    Cookworks hand blender set £19.99


    Brilliant gadget!
     
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    Boots used to do a sandwich like that which tasted amazing. I used to get it all the time (even before I knew what veganism was!!).


    looks good! Not sure yet if I want something that will chop larger amounts of stuff too. But I do like window shopping for kitchen gadgets!LOL:D



    Corner shop fully stocked today so I have loads of salad bits, havent had a nice stonking big salad in ages.:) Also going to do a pasta bake for tea, lots of veg, wm pasta, tomatoey sauce and some cumberland sausages chopped up.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    I’m a twonk!

    Just made another batch of vegan scones as they were so tasty last time.

    Even bought strawberry jam (and clotted cream for OH and DS).

    But for some strange reason, used water instead of milk to make them!

    They look OK - wonder what they’ll taste like?

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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Surprisingly tasty! Thankfully ;)

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  5. Magyarmum

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    TOMATO SOUP

    Free from gluten and milk
    Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

    Don't know if this has been shared but here you go

    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/tomato-soup

    It's quite tasty. Will need to blend it really well or use a strainer to remove big bits but if you like it slightly lumpy then you don't have to.

    It's also quite cheap and easy to make.

    I couldn't resist tasting it before taking the photo lol
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    Mary Berry lemon drizzle recipe substitute three teaspoons of ground flaxseed/linseed or a tablespoon apple sauce( you can purée an apple or two) plus a tsp more of baking powder instead of eggs Delicious
     
  8. Lurcherlad

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    Saw this tip the other day for an egg alternative in baking:


    Use half a very ripe mashed banana to replace one egg.

    Haven’t tried it in a cake, scone, or pancake recipe yet, but the banana bread I make doesn’t have eggs in.
     
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    My dinner last night. Roast portobello mushroom, roast cabbage and tomatoes with (bought) potato pockets stuffed with feta!

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    _20200515_164708.JPG Roasted veggies for me too last night.

    Cauli, broccoli, chickpeas with cumin garlic and chilli. Was lovely but wind picked up later :oops:
     
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  11. catz4m8z

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    Hey! I had roasted broccoli and cauliflower too!:Woot
    Clearly roast veggies is a popular choice.:Smug
     
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    Does anyone know if it’s possible to overdose on friendly bacteria supplements?

    This plant based diet malarkey reeks havoc with my insides! :oops:

    Instead of one capsule a day (which does nothing) I’m tempted to down a handful! ;):D
     
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    Probiotics?
    Everything I read says they're mostly useless as most don't survive the stomach acid. So I don't imagine a handful will hurt you :)
    Pre-biotics - foods that encourage the growth of good bacteria can help. I hear homemade sauerkraut is easy. @Magyarmum makes it I think.

    I find when my gut is being weird that pineapple helps, especially if I eat the core part too. It has something in it that helps digestion.
     
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    I’ve had a jar of Sauerkraut in the cupboard for ages ..... haven’t braved it yet!

    I might risk a handful of Acidophilus bacteria capsules (it says they survive the trip the gut on the bottle) and cross my fingers ).

    Got a jar and a 1/4 to use before end of May so .....

    Just took 6 :Woot
     
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  16. Magyarmum

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    No I don't make sauerkraut but we can buy fermented veggies in any supermarket over here.

    I was given PPI's after I'd had a ruptured peptic ulcer and told I would have to take them for the rest of my life. Me being me, said "Like hell I will" and proceeded to wean myself off them.

    What I did was to keep a dairy of everything I ate during the day to find out what caused gas and acid reflux.Turns out one of the worst offenders was and still is paprika, which is rather ironic living in a country where everything is paprika flavoured! Having a pretty good idea what upsets me allows to plan my meals accordingly. It doesn't mean I don't eat dishes with chili or paprika in them but I am careful what I combine them with!

    I don't whether it would help you but it might be worth giving it a go!
     
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    huh, didnt realiese paprika could upset you! I love the stuff and would probably have ODed on it years ago if you could!LOL:D

    I quite like kombucha when it comes to fermented things, it is quite hard to get sauerkraut round here and Im not brave enough to try and make it yet.:Shy
    Im taking probiotics at the moment myself. I dont usually but when I had coronavirus it wiped out the good bacteria and ruined my digestion.:Shifty Its more or less back to normal now but I figure a couple of months of them will be an extra help.


    Having a chilled out relaxed sunday today. I have a pile of trashy novels to read and a garden to sit out in, just made wholemeal seeded onion bread and chocolate and walnut loaf (banana is so last month):Hilarious.
    Books and baked goods.....doesnt take much to keep me happy!:Smug
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    I should do a food diary but it usually only lasts a day or two.

    I’ll have a word with myself! ;)
     
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    Oh I tried so hard to like kombucha but :Yuck:Yuck:Yuck tastes like feet!!
    Sauerkraut I'll eat all day though. I've found a brand that just has cabbage and salt (as it should, not the weird vinegar stuff they try to pretend is sauerkraut) but I do need to learn to make my own. It's supposed to be super easy.
     
  20. Magyarmum

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    Has anyone made Burmese Tofu?

    I don't tolerate soya very well and so many recipes contain tofu.so when I saw the how simple Burmese tofu is to make, thought I'd have a go. Last night for dinner I had rest of the rice, buckwheat, black bean and veggie risotto I'd made the night before with some battered courgettes, aubergine, cauliflower and the tofu. It was really delicious, crispy on the outside and soft and creamy inside.

    Definitely something I'll make again!

    https://www.veganricha.com/chickpea-flour-tofu/
     
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