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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. O2.0

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    I haven't used the Happy Pear recipe, but IME you can add texture by not mashing the beans as much, add in something to absorb moisture and add texture, I find rolled oats do well, you may have to process them in the food processor a bit, depending on your preferences, but once added in, they help soak up moisture and add texture. If you're baking in the oven, bake them lower heat for a longer time to help get moisture out too.
     
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    This is a nice recipe for burgers and if you bake them in the oven they come out firmer than when you fry them I always add more spices than they give in the recipe.

    https://hodmedods.co.uk/blogs/recipes/bean-and-beetroot-burgers

    BEAN AND BEETROOT BURGERS

    Have you tried making Schnitzels? They're a good alternative to meat especially when you make them with portobello or oyster mushrooms. Aubergine or celeriac schnitzel are also nice for a change. Oyster mushrooms you can use in most recipes using chicken like a stir fry.


     
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    Thank you for your suggestions everyone. Tried the oats suggestion in a nut and bean loaf last night and they worked a treat. The seasoning still needs some work but we’ll get there. Definitely going to try the schnitzel idea - I make a mean chicken schnitzel so I reckon I could use the same seasoning / coating for an aubergine or mushroom one. We do occasionally use meat replacements - I quite like the Linda McCartney sausages and meatballs. I’m on thyroxine tablets though so I need to avoid too much soya and I always reckon I could make them (not sure I really could )

    Couple of successes though this weekend. We went to our local pub beer garden for something to eat on Friday. Husband ordered a Mediterranean roast vegetable toastie and I meant to order a felafel burger but pressed the wrong button on the ordering app and ended up with a normal burger instead. We cut both in half and husband actually said he preferred the taste of the vegetable toastie! Also, he’s taken a box of oat milk to work to use in his teas and has said he prefers it to normal milk. So we’re going in the right direction- just got to crack his cheese addiction now!
     
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    Just wondering if anyone on here can share any secrets to baking with aquafaba as a replacement for egg? As yet I haven't succeeded in doing it without them sinking and having a very wet texture!
     

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