Veganuary 2021

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  1. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I love Marmite. And I use it often in a bolognaise or chilli or the suchlike.
     
  2. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I’ve been a fan of nutritional yeast for ages- it’s the bollocks. And it is relatively low fat and calorie. I must attempt a cheesy style sauce with it at some point.
     
  3. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Tonight’s dinner was chimichurri cous cous from the Speedy Bosh book. Made and took it to my Mum’s who loved it, even though she claimed to hate tofu. It really was rather delightful, I have to agree.

     
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  4. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    What do the vegan bacon alternatives taste like? I'm not really interested in texture, as I'm thinking of using it in a lentil soup where I'll pulse it down to pretty much nothing anyway.
     
  5. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    So far majorly disappointing. I’ve not found a decent one at all. The Ooomph bacon pieces weren’t BAD, but I’m yet to find a really good alternative.

    I am not THAT bothered by bacon generally, but I do miss a good amatriciana so badly,
     
  6. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Do you think they would work in a soup where they are a background flavour rather than being the star of the show, though?
     
  7. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Possibly worth a try. The texture let them down but the soup thing might change that...
     
  8. Mats

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    could a few pinches of smoked paprika do the trick?
     
  9. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I love smoked paprika but it SURE AIN’T BACON
     
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  10. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    My favourite spice - I already use loads of it!
     
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  11. Mats

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    neither is fake bacon!
     
  12. Jacques

    Jacques doing it for my lover

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    I'm a big fan of the THIS Isn't brand for bacon, really enjoy it in a fry up or BLT. I wouldn't say it's majorly realistic but I like the taste of it. I also loved the Plant Pioneers pigs in blankets at Christmas, reminded me of the bacon bits you get at a salad bar.

    I've been veggie for over two years now and would say probably at least 90% of what I eat is vegan as my boyfriend is vegan and he does all of our cooking and even though it was kinda forced onto me to begin with, I don't miss meat at all. The non-vegan stuff I still eat is mainly sweet stuff like chocolate/biscuits, or the odd pizza with actual cheese. I could make a conscious effort to be totally vegan for a month, but I don't know if I want to do it during my birthday month :eyes:
     
  13. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    :D

    Well, no! But I did already say that it was all shit in fairness.
     
  14. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I love the This Is chicken bits but the bacon was “meh”. I was so excited to try it too :(
     
  15. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Those salad bar bacon bits- I know they’re vegetarian, but are they vegan? Cause they’re magnificent...
     
  16. Mats

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    I bought four kinds of substitute to try out yesterday from Hälsans Kök which seems to be sold under the name Garden Gourmet in the UK. is it good? is it shit? IS IT BACON? we do a meat free January every year but unlike Mr M who will settle for shredded cabbage salads, I really need something a bit more substantial to bite into to feel alive
     
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    You can buy liquid smoke, which would probably work just as well as replacing the 'flavour' of bacon in a soup or sauce.
     
  18. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    I’m not vegan but I am trying to cut out processed meats and I just wanted to pop in to say the Heck sausages are a real find. They taste amazing.
     
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    Star Homo Secretary (OB)

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    The nicest IMO are the Cauldron ones.
     
  21. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    ooh you just reminded me that Tesco have started doing these vegan health pots which they’re advertising as all of your 5 a day. Most soups are only usually 1 or 2. They do lentil & tumeric and Mexican bean burrito and they’re both gorgeous and not too heavy.

    not heard of them! Love a good veggie sausage. I’m amazed now how much they’ve changed recently and are really starting to taste like proper sausages. Really juicy and herby.
     
  22. Nancy

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    I am cooking one of my favourites right now - Chickpea, Tomato and Spinach Curry.
     
  23. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    The M&S cooked “chicken” pieces are the most like chicken I’ve ever tasted. Big thumbs up.
     
  24. Mats

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    the "chicken" strips I got from this Garden Gourmet were OK, a bit on the dry side maybe and of course needed a good kick of flavouring. worked well in a Thai salad

    then yesterday I made pad krapow with soy granules(?) that needed rehydration before cooking. the smell when I rehydrated them wasn't promising :D it turned out very well though, and again worked well with a heavy seasoning

    I am cooking a lot from my new book these days which is mostly vegan (and whenever it's not, it's easy to make it so)

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  25. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I like dehydrated soy stuff but it gives me terrible farts.
     
  26. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I remember from living with Epponnee that his wind was AWFUL. All those fermenting onions, APPARENTLY.

    HOT SHIT CHAT ALERT

    Sorry to be VULGAR, but I can only say that since I've reduced the meat (I've had meat and fish once each so far this year) that my poo seems to smell a lot less. And I've been far more regular.
     
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    My poo sInce becoming vegan is one of my BEST QUALITIES
     
  28. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Since being a veggie, my poos are VERY satisfying. Great big LOGS.
     
  29. SDF

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    I had the Tesco Wicked Kitchen chorizo style sausages for lunch today and they were magnificent.

    ODD that some of the reviews for these on Tesco's website are poor, they were the best vegan sausages I've ever tried.
     
  30. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I like them a lot- great on a BBQ.

    They're TERRIBLE cold though, I find.
     
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    I am cooking Caponata with Borlotti Beans for dinner .... one of my favourites! Although I have replaced the courgette with mushrooms as GAY SAINSBURY’S didn’t have any.
     
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  32. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Brexit. They still have them, they are just called baby marrows now.
     
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    Kate she's for the streets BITCH

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