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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
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
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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.
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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>>181197>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>>181260
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.
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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.
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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
I'm so happy about this thread, thx u to the anon you made it>>181295>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.
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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.
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)
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An absolute queen
>>181197>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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Thanks anon, is there a specific kind of yogurt? I've been making a green smoothie with greek yogurt every day, does that suffice? >>182485
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
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 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.>>182709
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.>>182734
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.
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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.
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.>>183519
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.
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These are my favourite Quorn product and meat substitute in general, they're great with broccoli.
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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
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.
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Does anyone here use an iron fish? I was thinking about buying one.>>184176
This sounds delicious! Definitely want to try this
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.
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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?
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!
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
"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.
Please don't recommend recipes when you didn't even read my post. I wasn't even asking for pasta dishes.>>211669
That's actually a good idea. Thanks, anon! I'll search for some recipes on this.>>211710
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!
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. https://momsdish.com/minestrone-soup-olive-garden-copycat#jump-to-recipe
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.
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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.