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No. 181093

A thread for those who are interested in either adopting a vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian lifestyle or just less meat in general.

Please feel free to discuss
>challenges you've faced
>brands you recommend
>alternatives you recommend

Please refrain from turning infighting about ethics

No. 181098

bean chili

No. 181099

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Tofu nuggets are so sexy. My parents are so picky when I cook tofu and don't like it, but they love this recipe

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double freezing is king. I've also taken to shaking cubed tofu in a bag full of cornstarch, then panfrying. Made a sauce of ketchup, gochujang, and honey to coat. So so good. Pic related, that was dinner a while ago

Recently for breakfast I've stopped making breakfast sandwiches and just started eating a bowl of granola. Add oat milk, a spoonful of chia seeds, almonds, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries too. I feel so healthy and like I'm going to make great life choices for the rest of the day

No. 181180

Ooooh this is a promising thread. I haven't eaten meat in maybe 3 or 4 months and before that, I've always tried to grab the veg option too. I don't miss meat anymore after knowing that there are good meat alternatives. For really easy and delicious veg meals, I like to cook some basic Indian food but without ghee and butter. Though it doesn't taste like takeout from the restaurant, it's so yummy especially the leftovers after a few days. Other than Indian food, I also like cooking Chinese and Italian. I do like Korean food but it's hard to veganize it, so I just end up eating namul and tofu a lot.

No. 181186

This week I'll try eating the tofu like that, I'm too used to have it scrambled and it looks amazing nonnie. I also like to cook it a little bit from all sides until it's golden, I add pomodoro sauce and raice and let it boil, it's super good too

No. 181197

The difference between visiting my bf's family and and mine is insane. My family has always had a bunch of vegans and vegetarians so it's felt normal for most of my meals to be plant based even if I didn't stop eating meat myself until 6 years ago. My boyfriend on the other hand has refused to eat meat his whole life and his family still makes jokes and won't accommodate anything. The tried to trick us into eating bacon grease last time we visited. So childish!

No. 181218

>The tried to trick us into eating bacon
WHY do people do this? Apart from being jerks. What do they get out of it?

No. 181260

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Omnis like to think of themselves as good people who care about animals, care about environment or at the very least care about their own health. Vegans are constant reminder of their hypocrisy, of their own lack of discipline and morals, so they want to drag you down to their level.

No. 181278

I don't understand the pic kek it would be a yes if he was vegan and not vegetarian?

No. 181280

What Korean recipes are you struggling to veganize? I only really cook Korean or Japanese food at home and I’ve been a vegan for about two years.
The Korean Vegan has some good recipes, her videos are kinda weird but she has a blog where you can read the recipes. Maangchi also has vegan options on her website. (If it’s the anchovy broth base you’re struggling with, four dried shiitake caps plus 1 piece of kombu plus a handful of fresh seafood mushrooms with half a white onion works great.)

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No. 181290

I want to return to being vegan/pescatarian but the only two foods I have a hard time replacing are chicken wings and salmon. The salmon especially as nothing really seems to rival the inherent fattiness of fish.

Can anyone recommend some recipes for replacements? Preferably higher in protein as well as carbs don't satiate me normally. Right now I'd say about 2/3 meals for me everyday are vegan but if I could just replace the salmon it'd be fulltime.

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>The tried to trick us into eating bacon grease last time we visited

ugh sorry they did that to you. I don't eat out or at other people's houses but I have a fear of others trying to sneak meat into my meals. it grosses me out so much to think that could happen. milk or eggs I wouldn't be too upset but anything meat related I think I'd wanna puke

my dad is really weird about meat. he eats quite a bit, also loves eggs. he's currently on a statin and tablets for his high blood pressure but he still asks me if I want bacon or chicken every now and then. I've been vegan since 2017. I just look at him and say '…. no' if he catches me in a bad mood I casusally mention his medication. bitch move maybe but he's on those medications cause of the food he's trying to get me to eat

I hear so many people say they care about climate change, talk about how they love animals and hate animal cruelty but once you bring up the animal products they consume suddenly they're like picrel

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In terms of taste, I cant think of anything similar. But nutrition-wise, they dont have anything essential. Fatty acids are plentiful in various seeds, nuts and vegetable oils. Chia seeds in particular are rich in Omega-3. Only thing in fish that you wont find enough in vegetable is DHA, which again, is not essential acid. It is found in kelp (that is where fish get it from), so if you want just eat that or take kelp supplements.
As for getting enough proteins, wholegrain foods, seeds, nuts and legunes have you covered. Especially soy, and anything made from it, is great source of complete and highly bio-available protein. Dried soy plates, like picrel, are 50% protein, fantastic when you want to up your protein intake while keeping calories down.

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I highly recommend TVP and soy curls as meat replacements. Picrel is the brand of soy curls that I buy, and I love them. They're so fuckin tender. If you feel grossed out by the feel of meat, then these might not be the best though

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Samefag, I also like this on the rare occasion that I crave fish. Idk if it's a vegan or just vegetarian, but it's pretty good.

No. 181328

Cool thread! So I finally bought myself a tofu press and I wish I'd bought one sooner. It really does make a huge difference to the flavour the tofu holds during cooking, get one if you're going to be using tofu!

No. 181373

Holy fuck, does anyone else eat an unholy amount of rice?

I didn't even realise I was doing it until someone told me the thing that puts them off being vegetarian is being aware of how often I eat rice. And I just "???" and monitored myself for a month. I do. I eat sooo much fucking rice

No. 181374

Grats on your tofu press, anon! I actually hated tofu before a bought mine, 100% worth it if you have the one that acts as a cute little container for the tofu as well.

No. 181375

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Oh yes. I dont like cooking, I try to get it over with as fast as I can. Rice is very convenient for that. Just dump entire bag of into one pot, whole bunch of vegetable into the other, after both are done mix them together and voilà, enough food for next two days. Tastes bland, and by the 7th identical meal in a row I want to cry, but it is nutritious and quick and cheap.

No. 181376

Hey anon, here's something cool that I learned from my mom: cook rice with some stock or other spices, a bit of oil, and whatever else you're eating (like canned beans). One pot, and the flavors meld together into flavortown

No. 181389

Isn't rice just some everyday filler meal, like bread or something? I eat it pretty much daily or every other day and I wouldn't dream of calling that a lot, because it doesn't register to me as something you could eat a lot of (is this explanation understandable? I'm not sure…). It's on the same level as "Oh you drink so much water, having it every day" for me kek.

No. 181429

Yeah, it's a staple food and a lot of meateaters eat it daily too.

No. 181436

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Rice is the best thing ever but if you want, you can replace it sometimes with quinoa. It's very nutritious and a good source of protein, iron, etc

No. 181445

I'm so happy about this thread, thx u to the anon you made it

>I hear so many people say they care about climate change, talk about how they love animals and hate animal cruelty but once you bring up the animal products they consume suddenly they're like picrel
the real difference is that it's easy to say you're all these things and tweet about it but changing your eating habits require actually doing something and challenging your conrtable life. I also hate when people use the "it's expensive excuse". they either eat out every evening or only eat pasta because they can't cook.

No. 181476

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Shakshuka with beans.
I make it without eggs because I don't like how eggs taste with tomatoes. Goat cheese/feta goes really well with it too.
I use the leftovers as a sauce to eat with rice/pasta later.

No. 181484

Sounds amazing! I think I'm gonna make it for myself tonight

No. 181486

but if it doesnt have the eggs…and you eat it with pasta… haven't you made pasta sauce…?

No. 181546

wow anon I literally thought it was another trendy grain with the same nutritional quality as couscous. I'll pick some up soon then

No. 181651

If its worth anything, I started adding a big of quinoa to my rice and salads and its seems my hair has gotten a tad more glossy and my nails a little bit stronger

(Plus it makes my food look cool and sophisticated)

No. 181678

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An absolute queen

No. 181682

thats pretty funny anon… if I ran a quirky grain bowl restaurant I would have a "keen queen" quinoa item.

No. 181742

>They tried to trick us into eating bacon
wow imagine if you were a Jewish person…

Don't have anything to contribute to this thread as I eat mozzarella sandwich toast at the moment

No. 182000

Vegan of 6 years here.. Just wanted to mention that you guys should definitely take a b12 supplement, whether you're vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or omni. It's harder to find B12 in vegan foods and it's an important vitamin. I just take the little dissolvable things daily. You could also try to eat nutritional yeast or something, but you'd have to eat a lot of it and a supplement is easier and more reliable.

The same goes for vitamin D. Everyone should supplement, especially people in colder regions with less sun.

No. 182004

seconding this advice! I would also recommend using spray type/liquid vit d and b12. I found my levels of vit d never improved while taking those in tablet form. my doctor said it could be because they were being destroyed by stomach acid before it could be absorbed into my body. now I use a spray which I let sit in my mouth, for around a minute before swallowing it down. this way helps with absorbtion apparently! I use a brand called betteryou but there are loads on the market

>nutritional yeast

I love nutritional yeast. I always put a generous amount in with baked beans

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Any veg Britbongs I really recommend buying pic rel for a beef substitute, yes it is quite pricey at £3 but it lasts for 2 meals and has very good macros ( 24g protein
for half a pack) also is suuuper delicious.
I get a pack of ramen pimp it out with some veg then plop on some of the beefless pieces and ugh it's perfect.

No. 182311

Any vegan, simple recipes for spicy food? I know the most popular are from asian cuisine but where I live it's so complicated/expensive to find those common ingredients

No. 182316

I'd love to see a vegan version of dakgaejang, sundae, and seolleongtang which are very very meat heavy and the dishes I miss most. I am Korean though and I don't think there would be a veg alternative to these dishes, sadly…

No. 182418

Does anyone here have any recommendations for the horrible gas pains I get after eating greens? I have had a shit diet my whole life and my desire to go vegetarian/generally eat healthier is dwindling because of this pain… Why do veggies hurt me?

No. 182424

I've got a couple lazy go-tos. If you can't find the ingredients irl then you can probably order them for cheap online. Once you manage to get a hold of them then they'll usually last for months too.

Chickpea coconut curry:
>dice onion and garlic and saute in oil
>add curry powder (madras curry powder is my go-to), turmeric, paprika, cumin (much better if you grind it from whole), coriander, a bay leaf
>dump in a can of coconut milk and two cans chickpeas (I add chicken bullion for the shitty chicken taste but you can sub with some MSG)
>optional: add smallish can of diced tomatoes, amchur powder (you can sub with lemon juice), methi, and asafoetida
>add whole orange habanero or scotch bonnet (you can dice if you want extra spicy) or kashmir chilis if you can't get
>simmer and adjust for taste until it tastes good
>eat as-is or serve over basmati rice

Tempeh mapo tofu:
>rehydrate some shitakes; chop and reserve liquid
>simmer crumbled-up tempeh in water, soy sauce, chinese black vinegar, worcestershire sauce if you can get a vegan type I guess. without the worcestershire sauce just black vinegar does the trick, they're very similar
>drain after 20 mins
>follow this recipe: https://www.chinasichuanfood.com/mapo-tofu-recipe/ but sub the tempeh and chopped shiitake for beef and don't reserve either for the end, just saute it all up front + sub stock for reserved mushroom liquid + sub dou-chi with korean black bean paste b/c less hassle
>i like to serve it over straight ramen noodles instead of rice and add a bit of maple syrup while cooking b/c sweet tooth

Sorry if these are too complicated/expensive and imprecise. There are also a bunch of great recipes out there for channa masala and spicy red lentil soup that have more simple ingredients, e.g.

>chop an onion, a knob of ginger (can sub powdered), and garlic

>saute in oil, then add cumin, coriander, and turmeric (or just curry powder) and mix into the onions
>dump in lentils, water or veggie stock, can of diced tomatoes and/or can of coconut milk optional
>add cayenne powder until it's spicy enough
>adjust ingredients + salt to taste
>simmer until the lentils break down

No. 182457

Most probably your gut flora isn't up to the task yet. Bacterial colonies in the gut play a large role in digestion, particularly of plant material. Try taking probiotics, it might help.
Or drink yoghurt, that's what I do. I avoid all animal products but drink yoghurt every day because of the beneficial probiotic cultures it contains and it makes a world of a difference for my bowels.

No. 182485

Been there. Your body is not yet used to it. Eat a small amount of veggies every single day then gradually increase the amount. You could try taking Beano before, see if it helps at all. I also second what other anon said, add some sort of probiotic to your diet

No. 182493

If you only recently went vegan, it will usually take couple weeks for you gut fauna to adjust. Just suffer through it.
Also, legumes can cause bloating. Before cooking them, always soak them in water before to wash out the oligosaccharides. Day before cooking put beans into large pot, fill it with water, and leave it overnight. Usually I also switch the water in the morning and leave them soak for couple more hours to completely get rid of oligosaccharides.

No. 182520

Anon you're amazing! Everything sounds so tasty, thank u so so much

No. 182550

Thanks anon, is there a specific kind of yogurt? I've been making a green smoothie with greek yogurt every day, does that suffice?
I broke down and bought some beano yesterday, it definitely helped. I think I'll take it more regularly just to be safe. I've never had gas pain like that so I thought there was something REALLY wrong with me lol glad it's not out of the norm

No. 182654

Any yoghurt will do, you can try out different types to see which one soothes your stomach best. I have a friend that drinks kefir every day because it's got supposedly even more probiotics than regular yogurt (plus it has yeast) so you can try that.

No. 182657

Also, the friend in question is completely lactose intolerant but can drink kefir with no problem.

No. 182673


I did the third one last night and made a red lentil curry of sorts, didn't know it was this easy! Thanks!

No. 182709

I know OP says not to sperg about ethics but this entire thing puts me in so much distress. It seems like my body is only able to absorb heme iron. I was meat free for 4 years but I constantly had anaemia (that heavy kind that makes you faint) and I tried so many different iron and B12 supplements and of course I had diet rich in plants containing iron and I took extra vitamin C to enhance iron absorbtion etc. but nothing helped. I finally went back to eating meat and after like 7 months I slowly managed to raise my iron and B12 levels, it's still not as high as it should be, but I'm getting there, and I finally stopped feeling so weak and tired all the time. I read that only 2–20% of non heme iron is absorbed by the body, maybe this absorbtion is even more screwed in my case? I have IBS and my doctor suggested I might have poor intestinal absorbtion. I was pumped with antibiotics as a child and it probably killed all the good bacteria in my guts and it looks like it's still not able to regenerate because I have recurring fungal infections. There was a time I was constantly losing weight despite eating like 2k callories a day. It felt like something was eating me from the inside. I also struggled with severe hair loss.
I had doctors telling me that a meat free diet is forbidden in my case. And even with my current diet, which seems good for me, it will take months to get my guts back to optimal form, if that's even possible. I can't eat many things, like fruits (except berries in small amounts), gluten, dairy except for kefir and eggs, sugar, beans, peas, tea and coffee. Those things make my condition so much worse. I can eat only cooked/roasted/pickled vegetables, cooked/roasted meat, eggs, nuts, gluten-free grains like buckwheat, amaranth, millet, quinoa etc. and small amounts of rice and tofu. Eating feels like a chore. I don't know what to do now, it makes me feel terrible because I was meat free for a few years and I always wanted to drop meat for ethical reasons. I would cry eating shit like liver (not to mention it tastes disgusting), I hate the taste and smell of most meats, especially beef. I know that most people can be healthy on a meat free diet but I can't even advocate for it anymore because that would make me a hypocrite. I was a volunteer at a sanctuary for saved animals, I took care of chickens, turkeys and pigs, now just thinking about it makes me want to cry. I hope that when my symptoms get less severe and I manage to raise my iron levels some more, I will be able to go back to meat-free diet

No. 182715

God anon please listen to your doctors. I'm vegetarian but, in my unpopular opinion, veganism/vegetarianism/meat-free diet is a luxury. If you can't afford yourself that luxury for pressing medical reasons then don't do it.

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No. 182734

If you can handle them, canned clams have 220% of your daily value of iron in a 140g serving, and it is heme I believe. They're by far one of the most heme iron rich foods, but obviously… they're not for everyone. But you only need 70g for your daily iron, which is not much more than a shot glass full of pureed clam. Talk to your doctor about it but maybe a daily shot of clam mash could help you? Now clams aren't vegetarian I guess but they are really barely alive, so it's kind of like eating insects which I'd consider ok.

No. 183502

No problem! I would recommend building up your spice + shelf ingredient collection over time; a lot of the best vegan (and non-vegan) recipes are stovetop ones that require a lot of ingredients, but once you get familiar with what the ingredients taste like and how to use them then it becomes as easy as throwing stuff into a pot in a semi-structured order.
Awww anon, don't beat yourself up for something that's beyond your control. Only the most purity-testing asshole would tear you down for eating meat to survive.
Farmed bivalve shellfish are also quite possibly one of the most environmentally-friendly foods out there.

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What’s your fave fake-meats, anons?

Mine is picrel & gardein meatless meatballs. I’m an omnivore but I have been trying to find good meat substitutes and both of these hit the spot while being about as tasty as their meat equivalents.

Had to try a few repulsive meat substitutes before finding these. Granted the quorn nugs have egg in their breading, but I think there’s a vegan version out there too.

No. 183521

Gardein mandarin chicken pieces, Lightlife Deli slices and hotdogs, and the Beyond sausages. Soy curls are also great, but hard to find if you don't order them online.

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I don't really like Quorn, but I haven't had their nugs. Their chick'n patties are so thin and look sad in the box. Gardein fish tenders are my favorite, then pea protein patties like Beyond Meat. Aldi has their own version and they're pretty tasty! For vegan bacon I like Sweet Earth's because they don't make me feel like I'm eating flavored paper

I normally find veg sausage to be repulsive too but Trader Joes's vegetarian version (Italian sausage-less sausage) is not bad at all. The texture is soft and nice

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Samefag, I also really like these with some rice and broccoli.

No. 183525

Samefag, but Fieldroast sausages are also pretty good!

No. 183526

all other anons have given solid advice, I'd also like to add that fermented foods may help build up your gut bacteria. things like saurkraut, kimchi and kombucha.

I love everything by Linda McCartney. the burgers from that brand are delicious. my meat loving dad even says he likes them. I also like the brand Frys.

No. 183529

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These are my favourite Quorn product and meat substitute in general, they're great with broccoli.

Repost because dropped image

No. 183537

Oh look, would you guess that the guy who made this video is also a right wing freak?

No. 183558

Thank you for all the suggestions anons, I’m excited to try these!!

No. 183598

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Seitan based dishes. I love those from deli and restaurants, or from scratch if youre good!

Those prepackaged you can find in the big chain / organic stores can be a hit or miss and if they are plain you have to cook em right, spices and nice cunchy leafy greens or a stir fry

No. 183600

A tip try to get those in big "elastic" chunks rather than round shaped and too firm (unless you are gonna dice them up or used in a sauce)

No. 183797


its not a luxury. maybe not eating eggs is a luxury but meat is literally a luxury. I can buy a gram of b12 for $15 which will last like 1000 days or something.

meat is more resource intensive per calorie,vitamin, and nutrient than plants.

No. 183855

I think the luxury they were referring to is health. Normally I would agree with you but that anon has a serious health condition preventing them from absorbing iron. In their case it's better to listen to doctors and try animal derived iron

No. 183897

I made samosas yesterday, with a salad on the side and it was so good I can't wait to eat my leftovers lol. Highly recommend trying to make some if you got spare time!!

No. 184176

I’m so happy someone made this thread!! Here’s one of my favorite vegan recipes

African Peanut Stew
> Sauté 1 diced onion and 1 diced red pepper in olive oil for u til translucent, then add minced garlic and ginger. Sauté another 2 or 3 minutes
> Whisk together 1/3c creamy peanut butter and 2tbsp tomato paste with some hot vegetable broth until smooth
> Add peanut butter mixture to sautéed vegetables, then add one can of diced tomatoes, one can of strained garbanzo beans, and 3cups water.
>Add vegetable bouillon, lots of thyme, black pepper, salt to taste
>Simmer for at least 30 minutes (I usually wait longer. If you can see red oil separating from the soup then it’s perfect!!)
>Top with chopped cilantro and serve with rice or bread
This recipe is sooooo good but I haven’t had it in a while because it’s not the most diet friendly haha. But I definitely recommend trying it out at least once!

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Does anyone here use an iron fish? I was thinking about buying one.
This sounds delicious! Definitely want to try this

No. 184475

Do vegans even need iron supplements? It is plentiful in various legumes, seeds and nuts, and I found some research paper that states vegan are no more prone to anemia than omnis. Not to mention iron is strong oxidant, so I wouldnt want to take any more of it than necessary.

No. 184477

I'm vegetarian. I should get tested, but I don't feel like I get enough iron so it's just something I'm considering.

No. 184490

The iron in plants is less bioavailable than in meat sources, not to mention other plant compounds (like tannins in tea or coffee) disrupt the absorption of plant-based iron.

No. 184504

Kinda related but this is a stupid question kek is it okayish to "control" your iron levels with your period? I can't afford to get blood tests that often, so I don't worry about iron if my period is normal (I don't take the pill)

No. 185008

my mom gave me one as a present and I hadn't ever used it until I read your post, so I decided to give it a whirl. it scratched my cookware. it rusts almost instantly after you wash it if you don't dry it immediately. you need to apply the lucky iron fish oil on it every time you wash it. you need to boil it for 10 minutes, so it won't work for pasta or anything that requires you to drain the water. it fucked up a recipe that I've been making for years, so now I'm sitting here choking down crunchy rice. 0/10 would not recommend. you might as well take a multivitamin for the exact same effect with much less effort.

No. 185039

Talking bullshit about "oxidants" in food = kook = please leave, we're talking seriously about nutrition. There's a reason the "antioxidant" fad is dead, which is that we don't really know that well how the body deals with oxidative stress - some level of oxidative stress is probably good for you. As just one example, the cells of your body are more able to handle oxidative stress than bacteria or cancer cells. If you see anyone talking like this about "oxidants" you should instantly know theyre a full on gooptritionist and disregard.

Yes vegans need iron supplements, and those don't work well for a lot of people, so a lot of people can't even be vegan healthily.

No. 185161

Hey anon, can I get sources for any of this?

No. 185168

I’ve never heard this before. I thought oxidative stress = inflammation = disease

No. 188449

Anyone else enjoy watching food travel documentary shows but hate seeing how most of the dishes revolve around meat? I wish there was a vegetarian or vegan food show, I bet there's enough dishes from around the world to showcase for at least 1 series.

No. 192471

digits declare this as based

No. 195238

idk, but maybe you could watch episodes that revolve around countries like India, I think they're vegetarian due to Hinduism

No. 195302

I like making my own hummus but using infused sunflower oil (chili garlic is a personal favorite) instead of evoo. Topping it with sun dried tomatoes or diced avocado is great. It goes very well with yellow or red bell peppers.

No. 195304

Samefag but shredded wheat is a good dry snack source of iron.(just have to watch your sodium intake)

No. 195451

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Britanons, what are some non-dairy milk brands that are relatively cheap, doesn't go bad fast, and taste generally good? I plan to use this milk in fairly large quantities (180ml for my morning quaker oats). I get most of my dairy milk from my local corner store for 60p/liter (in 3-liter jugs) and doesn't offer any alternatives. I guess I could buy from Lidl or Tesco. I haven't checked my local Lidl yet, but I've been checking Tesco's options. Most of Tesco's options are either store brand, Alpro, Oatly, and other miscellaneous brands. The price of the store-brand non-dairy milk is a little bit more expensive, but I'm willing to pay (assuming it tastes alright and last a decent amount of time. I'd like to hear other anons experience with store-brand Tesco milk), but the Alpro seems comparatively more expensive (£1.30-80/liter) and I'm unfamiliar with how it tastes. Oatly,from what I've seen online, is very popular, but it also is quite expensive compared to what I'm used to (£1.50-80/liter). Tescos' non-dairy milk lacks the convenience and prices of dairy milk. Is Lidl better, what brands would you recommend from there?

No. 195473

hey anon. I'm mostly an almond milk drinker and I find a bottle in the fridge can last well over a week and a bit. I sometimes still drink it even if it starts to taste a little funky lol. but the amounts your planning to use, you should be fine and not have much/any waste

if you're used to diary milk you may want to use the kind that has sugar in it, for the brand alpro all their milks have sugar as standard, otherwise it states that they're 'unsweetened' on the box. I personally don't mind the unsweetened with cereal but with oats I like the usual kind. just in case you were wondering about that

I've only tried tesco's own rice milk (since my local tesco only sells it's own brand rice milk) and it was quite good!
as for lidl I actually tried an almond milk from a brand at lidl called 'free!' or something similar and it was not very nice, actually the only time I disliked a non dairy milk

they are expensive but you can't go wrong with oatly (oat milk is delcious omg) or alpro and of course alpro does soya, almond, rice, oat and so on. that said, I whenever I get chance to go to an aldi their own almond milk, oat and soya milk is pretty great, and I think it's around 79p a litre. the brand is 'acti leaf' which I think is an aldi brand.

good luck finding one that works for you!

No. 196364

ooh i've seen these and wanted to try them out but i'm retarded and thought they were like a vegan version of chicharrones, idk if you can et these dry like as a pork rind chip esque snack and now i'm craving them and can't have them lol. if any anons know a meatless replacement please lmk!!!

No. 197533

What are some tips for making tofu taste more like chicken? I'm considering following vid rel, but I would like to hear other anons methods as well

No. 197590

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Late reply but, what about Snacklins? I've never had them before, but they're meant to be like pork skins. You don't want to try to eat uncooked soy curls btw, they're hard and have no flavor.

No. 197659

Safe + Fair pea protein chips are a pretty close approximation.

No. 198916

I've been vegan for a month and my period hit me really hard. I was dizzy and nauseous and even now that it's over I still feel slightly faint at certain times of the day. I'm assuming it is iron but I have been taking prenatals that supposedly have a fuckton of iron and eating tons of iron rich food? I'm planning on getting an iron test done soon but just wondering if anyone else experienced this/ is there some other deficiency I should be looking out for.

No. 198935

>is there some other deficiency I should be looking out for.
(It's probably iron, but you should also check) are you having enough salt. I get those symptoms when my salt levels are low. Maybe your new diet isn't as salty as your old one?

No. 204552

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For people who like meat substitutes, I highly recommend the picrel! It taste's super similar to real bacon, it even has "fatty" parts. One of my meat-eater relatives tried it and also said it tastes like bacon.

No. 204553

I hate cooking I would eat rice with salad and lemon everyday if I didn't live with my family who often say "our meat is so yummy!" But alway have a veggie burger or something for me.
Bf got vegetarian recently so now we're looking at eachother saying what do we eat for hours because again, cooking is so hard, I admire you noonies

No. 204690

Vegan hamburgers and tacos are the best.

No. 204691

The problem I have with these substitutes is that they're all made of soybean oil or some shitty seed oils.

No. 204764

I will never understand those substitutes. Why try to badly copy a certain taste when there are so many divine natural flavor profiles of vegan food to explore.

No. 204806

I loved this kind so much, it used to be the norm where I live in the UK but at some point all the major supermarkets stopped selling it and now only sell either Quorn products or their own branded stuff. The coloured stripes made me feel like a cartoon character, I loved it.
Quorn bacon is nice too but it comes in a plastic package so I don't want it.

No. 205142

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I got the wrong order at a fast food place (accidentally had meat) and didn't realize till I got home. I thought I might try to eat it because I felt bad about wasting. It tasted like shit and made me feel sick so I stopped after a few bites. I tried this before a few years back with a messed up order at another restaurant and it was also gross. I feel like even if I wanted to go back to eating meat regularly I couldn't because the taste is just so bad to me.

No. 205168

Oh nonna no don't ever eat meat to avoid waste, I know it sucks but you could maybe give it to someone that eats meat? We lose specialised enzymes so fast and it's not worth the crazy stomachache.

No. 205248

Nonnies I'm so fucking hungry 24/7 no matter what I eat, caffeine doesn't work either is this just the sacrifice you have to make for being a skinny bitch?

No. 205250

Morison cashew milk is probably the nicest cheap plant milk tbh anon, but I only ever buy oatly because it's fucking addictive and delicious.

No. 205251

I'm retarded I meant to post in the diet thread, kek

No. 205275

>We lose specialised enzymes so fast and it's not worth the crazy stomachache.
nta but what…? Does this actually happen? I have been a vegetarian for like 4 years and I ate ham/fried chicken like 5 times through these years because they were laying around in the house and I'm a weak woman sometimes. They didn't do anything to me but maybe it's because I'm not vegan and I still consume animal products?

No. 206765

NTA but it only happens to me sometimes, usually I'm fine (I'm also a vegetarian)

anyway I came here to say I love beans

No. 211624

Does anyone know of more quick weeknight meal recipes to make besides sauteed veges mixed with noodles? I love spinach, garlic, onion, and mushrooms mixed with noodles but vege pastas are the only easy recipes I can find on Pinterest that don't include meat. That and fried rice.

No. 211658

yeah no… I don't think most people ever stop being able to digest meat. Dairy is a different story - after cutting out most dairy for a year or so (not even vegan just changing habits) I now can't eat a pint of ice cream without having awful stinky farts.

I'm sure primitive humans went months or years between finding edible meat at times…you'll be fine. I mean, not to eat a giant steak maybe, but that makes anyone sick who isn't an accustomed big mongo eater.

No. 211659

A good vegetive pasta: olio e prezzemola

- finely chop parsley until you have 1 cup or so
- mix parsley with tbsp of lemon juice, 2 tbsp of olive oil, black pepper to taste, plus tsp of lemon zest or orange liqueur if extra kick desired. Let rest up to 2 hrs to develop flavors
-boil water & cook 1/2 lb spaghetti
-mix spaghetti with herb mixture

I am making this presently, my herbs are resting & my pasta water is boiling. same basic recipe works with many herbs & mixes of herbs, and leafy greens as well, try also with finely chopped basil, mint, parsley & arugula; leave out the black pepper if using more delicate herbs like basil & mint so their flavors come through.

No. 211663

>let rest up to 2 hrs
Thanks for the recipe girl but I feel like you didn't thoroughly read my post at all lol. I work 40 hours.

No. 211666

"let rest UP TO 2 hours" means that you can also use it right away, and it will be fine, although a little better if rested.

please don't ask for recipes then complain. this is a very simple, fresh, healthy, tasty vegetarian meal that can be made in less than 30 min.

No. 211669

What about a nice veggie curry? All you have to do is cut up the vegetables, sautée aromatics, put the veg in, the curry spices, then water, then wait 10 to 30 mins.

No. 211710


girl, it's fucking nutrientless pasta with a tiny amount of green shit. get out of here with your "please be nice to my healthy fresh recipe"

No. 211719

Please don't recommend recipes when you didn't even read my post. I wasn't even asking for pasta dishes.

That's actually a good idea. Thanks, anon! I'll search for some recipes on this.

Lmfao right?

No. 212232

Hey, I’m a different anon, but I’ll throw some ideas out. If you like them, I’ll share the recipes. Since you don’t have much time to cook, maybe you could pre make some dishes on a day off, and use them throughout your busy week?
I’m thinking soups or stews, crockpot situations that you can leave on at work and let it do it’s thing.
You can use jackfruit (canned) and make tacos?
Also, I have a recipe for a black bean southwestern quiche bake with a quinoa crust, and it’s savory, easy and packed with good proteins.
These are a few easy ideas, so let me know if you want the recipes!

No. 214855

I wish McDonald's would add a vegetarian food option where I live already. It seems to be the last major chain with no veggie options. Also almond milk or any other non-dairy milk options for coffee. It's the fast food restaurant I go to the least now but if they added those it'd probably be my #1.

No. 214874

Minestrone soup maybe? You can omit the pasta and eat it with bread instead. I like it with sourdough. You can also freeze this for the future and pop it in a pot for a quick meal.
I would add garbanzo beans and some tomato paste personally but you can do whatever; the recipe is highly customizable.
Also…. add a splash of bbq sauce…. just do it….. I know I'm going to get roasted for this but it is so good.

No. 214926

I have a soft spot for a meatless mac

No. 221234

i've been vegetarian since i was 2016 so around 6 years now and went vegan for a brief period of 6 months in 2018.
for one of my 2022 resolutions i've decided to go fully vegan again, not only for the animals but for my health as well. i have enough resources to make it work so i really have no excuse other than being lazy. looking forward to cooking and trying food that i haven't before!

No. 221235

since 2016* kek

No. 223509

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Canadian anons keep an eye out for these if you're looking for a meaty (not mushroomy) dumpling. Texture and flavour are pretty decent and my brother thought they were regular pork dumplings from a cheap local place.

No. 223696

Which grocery store, anon?!

No. 224760

I've seen them at Save-On in BC and Saskatchewan

No. 224809

Oh ty for responding! Hopefully they have them in Ontario, too.

No. 247314

Just a random thought, but as a vegetarian it always kind of confuses me when meat-eaters ask what I eat. I genuinely don't know how to respond other than "everything you do, just with slightly different ingredients". Do they actually think we only eat salads and green smoothies or something?

No. 247361

yes. it is a little less so nowadays but people would always go for the "you only eat rabbit food" kinda comments.
some people can not wrap their heads around that plant based replacements for things even exist or that people could actually enjoy them or like that people can actually cook well and not just eat plain boiled broccoli like their mom made.

No. 247372

>some people can not wrap their heads around that plant based replacements for things even exist or that people could actually enjoy them or like that people can actually cook well
It's so weird too, because plant-based replacements are becoming more and more popular/mainstream, so you think that more would understand that it doesn't just have to be kale or whatever. It's a work in progress I guess, more people will continue to understand what a vegetarian/vegan diet truly can be.

No. 247408

yeah i have the same problem. it's an annoying question i get all the time. i just tell them i eat everything they do except with different ingredients

No. 248514

Nonners, any good vegetarian pasta recipes?
One of my favourite is cinder pasta, but I like tomato and mozzarella too, do you have any homemade recipes?
And veg/vegan curry recipes?

Greetings from a flexi

No. 248549

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A vegan coworker got a blue apron box once with a vegan alfredo recipe and she made some for me. She altered the base recipe a lot on her own so I didn't get the recipe but I did find this which was similar!


I remember she added some peas and a bunch of other stuff in there too. I don't care for nut milk and you don't taste the coconut from the coconut milk at all.

No. 251014

why does stupid ass milk powder and gelatin have to be added to everything is this god's way of telling me i don't need to eat candy

No. 251043

sour patch kids & swedish fish are my go-tos

No. 251078

Make your own dark chocolate almond butter cups and chill them nonni. Go crazy make muffin sized cups. Have a ball and screw the gelatin.

No. 251118

It was hard for me to avoid gelatin products at first, but over time I just became grossed out by it. Milk powder is a tough one though.

No. 265085

I started cooking my beans from dry to save money but the thing is after I cook them they make my house smell for a day.

No. 271874

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I can't find the vegetarian version of oyster sauce (which is used in a lot of Asian dishes) anymore. I guess due to all the supply chain issues.

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