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    • icontinuetodream
    • By icontinuetodream 25th Oct 11, 9:27 PM
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    Vegan Store Cupboard Challenge
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    • 25th Oct 11, 9:27 PM
    Vegan Store Cupboard Challenge 25th Oct 11 at 9:27 PM
    I hope no-one minds but I decided to start this new thread as the store cupboard challenge seems quite weighted to the omnivore diet.....

    I have decided to stock my cupboards and want to make this last for as long as possible with as many different vegan meals as possible....I am hoping not to have to buy anything other than soya milk, fresh fruit and veg for the next six months!!

    I am starting on 1st November 2011 and will post here at least once a week to show what I have cooked!!

    Would love to have others along for the ride.....feel free to suggest, join in or question!!!

    So, here is my current store cupboard list.....I have left some things off as I am looking at my recent purchases and haven't added things that I already had....I will add them later....once I have counted them....

    TINS

    CHICKPEAS - 12 X 400G
    SWEET CORN - 12 X 326G
    TOMATOES- CHOPPED - 12 X 400G
    TOMATO PUREE - 12 X 200G
    COCONUT MILK - 6 X 400ML
    Water Chestnuts
    Sliced Carrots in Water
    Marrowfat Processed Peas
    Stuffed vine leaves
    Bamboo Shoots
    Pease Pudding
    Bombay Potato
    Chick Pea Dahl
    Mixed Beans

    DRIED BEANS

    BLACK BEANS 1KG
    CANNELLINI BEANS 3KG
    CHICK PEAS 3KG
    DARK SPECKLED LENTILS 3KG
    RED LENTILS 3KG
    RED KIDNEY BEANS 3KG - 3 KG

    GRAINS & PASTA ETC

    PORRIDGE OATS 10KG
    POLENTA 5KG
    COUSCOUS 3KG
    QUINOA 1K
    WHITE BASMATI RICE - 20 KG
    WILD RICE - 6 X 125G
    SHORT GRAIN RICE 3KG
    WHOLEWHEAT NOODLES - 8 X 300G
    WHITE MACARONI - 12 X 500G
    WHOLEWHEAT SHELLS - 12 X 500G

    DRIED FRUIT,SEEDS & NUTS

    APRICOTS 1KG - 1 KG
    CRANBERRIES 1KG - 1 KG
    CURRANTS 1KG - 1 KG
    DATES - 1 KG
    FIGS 1 KG - 1 KG
    PAPAYA 1KG - 1 KG
    RAISINS 1KG - 1 KG
    ALMONDS 1KG - 1 KG
    BRAZILS 1KG - 1 KG
    WHOLE CASHEWS - 1 KG
    HAZELNUTS 1KG - 1 KG
    HEMP SEEDS 1KG - 1 KG
    GOLDEN LINSEED 1KG - 1 KG
    PUMPKIN SEEDS 1KG - 1 KG
    SUNFLOWER SEEDS 1KG - 1 KG

    SUNDRIES
    MARIGOLD VEGAN L/S BOUILLON - 1 KG
    CHEEZLY MOZZARELLA BLOCK - 6 X 190G
    PASTA FLOUR - 5 X 1KG
    WHITE SPELT FLOUR - 5 X 1KG
    Organic Flour Plain
    Organic Flour Self Raising
    CHERRIES & BERRIES SPREAD - 6 X 284G
    Red Wine Vinegar
    Cider Vinegar
    Canadian Maple Syrup
    Redcurrant Jelly
    Peanut butter - smooth
    Wheat Bisks
    Cranberry Sauce
    Mint Sauce
    Ginger Preserve
    Brown Sauce
    Sliced Beetroot
    Sweet Pickled Onions
    Olives Garlic Stuffed
    Baby Beetroot
    Sweet Piquante Peppers
    Black Pitted Olives
    Vegetable Oil
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Stand & Stuff Tacos
    Nacho Dinner Kit
    Silken Tofu Firm
    Longlife Soya Cream Single
    Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe Mix
    Gravy Granules

    DRIED HERBS
    Somaq
    Basil
    Oregano
    Mint
    Thyme
    Mustard Seeds
    Sage
    Whole Cumin
    Ground Coriander
    White Wine Vinegar
    Smoked Paprika
    Dried Mixed Herbs
    Ground Cinnamon
    Ground Turmeric
    Ground Cumin

    FROZEN
    Crinkle Cut Oven Chips
    Okra - sliced rings
    Oriental Vegetable Stir Fry
    Freshly Frozen Baby Carrots
    Parsnips
    Peas
    Rustic Mini Roasting Potatoes
    Field Fresh Country Mix
    Hash Browns
    Button Sprouts with Chestnuts & Red Onion

    FRESH FRUIT,VEG & HERBS

    Growing Coriander
    Growing Flat Leaf Parsley
    Growing Basil
    Growing Parsley
    Celery
    Ginger
    Courgettes
    Leeks
    Chillies Mixed
    Sweet Potatoes
    Cabbage Savoy
    Spring Onions Jumbo
    Cauliflower
    Garlic
    Cabbage Red
    Onions
    Broccoli
    Carrots
    Avocado Baby
    Oranges
    Tomatoes
    Potatoes
    Lemons
    Kiwi Fruit
    Banana
    Melon Galia
    Melon Cantaloupe
    Pomegranate

    I am really looking forward to this...maybe it will keep me motivated!!

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    • pumpkinlife
    • By pumpkinlife 28th Mar 17, 12:53 PM
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    I've managed to tame my storecupboard now and generally only stock what I know I will use, and I top it up a little each month. I'm compiling a list of staples I need to keep stocked each month.

    I still have a bag of cous cous to use up, we just don't eat it at any time of year.

    These threads are normally full of recipes and wisdom, so following...
    • K9sandFelines
    • By K9sandFelines 30th Mar 17, 11:47 PM
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    I have bought lots of fruit and veg on Monday but also used the last of butternut squash fries, a packet of fishless fingers, and bread in varying quantities.

    I made scones with some cherries and ground almonds which have nearly all been eaten.

    I have also used the last of the frozen cauliflower, some sprouts and frozen carrots, sausages and some old mushrooms. Have ran out of a few things but they'll wait. Last of normal vegan milk which was stock piled, so only have chocolate milk in ... no good in mash, and almond yoghurt didn't taste great!

    I will try and be more consistent with posting during April.
    I have shoppong coming tomorrow, but it's classed as an April shop not March. It is mostly handwash on offer at Ocado and washing up liquid. I have just bulk bought shower gels and shampoo and conditioner from Superdrug. The rest is yoghurts and a few veggie items for daughter, and a mixture of veggie and frozen vegan bits. Ordered the new Swedish Glace Almond and Cocoa ice cream to try. Does anybody know of any with no palm oil? Seems impossible to avoid unless you make your own.
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    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 31st Mar 17, 3:22 PM
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    I have shoppong coming tomorrow, but it's classed as an April shop not March. It is mostly handwash on offer at Ocado and washing up liquid. I have just bulk bought shower gels and shampoo and conditioner from Superdrug.
    Originally posted by K9sandFelines
    How funny. I have my Ocado delivery tomorrow and I've just bought the same stuff in bulk as you from Superdrug. They are both good shops for vegans, although Ocado is pricy. It's good quality though.
    "It doesn't cost any more to dream big."
    • chirpycheap
    • By chirpycheap 1st Apr 17, 1:40 AM
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    Looking forward to following this thread. My cupboards are considerably less full since becoming vegan but meal ideas are always welcome.
    This week we have had baked sweet potatoes with a kale and black bean topping and cashew cream, chick pea curry, lentil stew and soy mince bolognese.
    Finding simple vegan recipes can be a challenge. I bought some of the vegan magazines but found the recipes really complicated with a zillion ingredients most of which you wouldn't find round my local shops.
    Where do other people find recipes from? I have been compiling a book of tried and tested simple recipes. Tomorrow I must face the very large butternut squash that I have been avoiding all week. I will roast it and make it into a soup. It will be delicious I'm sure but preparing butternut squash is like trying to tame a turtle!
    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 1st Apr 17, 9:42 AM
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    Wednesday2000
    Finding simple vegan recipes can be a challenge. I bought some of the vegan magazines but found the recipes really complicated with a zillion ingredients most of which you wouldn't find round my local shops.
    Where do other people find recipes from? I have been compiling a book of tried and tested simple recipes. Tomorrow I must face the very large butternut squash that I have been avoiding all week. I will roast it and make it into a soup. It will be delicious I'm sure but preparing butternut squash is like trying to tame a turtle!
    Originally posted by chirpycheap
    I'm not exactly much of a cook, but I look on Pinterest for easy vegan meal ideas.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 1st Apr 17, 4:42 PM
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    Enjoying the thread.

    I am looking to get back on the vegan wagon, and googling the calcium content of foods like crazy. I don't see how I'm ever going to meet the RDA without using a supplement because I physically can't eat that much! Nothing vegan and unprocessed seems up there with milk and cheese. Correct me, please?

    Ditto iron.
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    • K9sandFelines
    • By K9sandFelines 8th Apr 17, 12:54 AM
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    How funny. I have my Ocado delivery tomorrow and I've just bought the same stuff in bulk as you from Superdrug. They are both good shops for vegans, although Ocado is pricy. It's good quality though.
    Originally posted by Wednesday2000
    Too good to miss in the long run as you just end up paying more out in the long run!

    For first week of April these have been roughly what has goine in and out.

    Ocado shop as mentioned above in on 31/3, and the rest of the week fruit and veg, pop, bud light cans, bread, walnuts , and icing and cake ingredients for daughter's birthday cake

    Out last of okra, peppers, onions, burgers, burger buns, two bags of chips, peas, rice, corn on the cob, linda mccartney scampi, quorn risotto, coconut milk, last of massaman curry paste, edamame beans, quinoa bites, wraps, bread, avacado, crisps, snacks, cereal, fruit .... and fish /chicken for youngest cat, as just been castrated yesterday

    Has anybody got a meal plan in place for next week?i now have my rota for the next month at work so can plan meals a bit better. I will be trying meatless meatballs from walnuts and mushrooms, also need to use up some peri peri sauce i've had in cupboard forever. Other than that, i'm unsure
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    • K9sandFelines
    • By K9sandFelines 12th Apr 17, 7:33 PM
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    Has anybody got a meal plan in place for next week?i now have my rota for the next month at work so can plan meals a bit better. I will be trying meatless meatballs from walnuts and mushrooms, also need to use up some peri peri sauce i've had in cupboard forever. Other than that, i'm unsure
    Originally posted by K9sandFelines
    I've done a mealplan now ...
    Monday Meatless balls with pasta
    Tuesday Vegan cheese and ham salad bagels
    Today Piri Piri chicken potato bake ... This was way too hot (using bottles gifted to someone else that were extra hot) , and i had to rinse the sauce off and have it plain and follow with an ice cream
    Tomorrow Vegan duck pancakes/wraps
    Friday Curry and rice
    SaturdayTacos or Burgers
    Sunday Sauasage, veggies and mash

    Food

    IN
    Shopping from Asdas, and last night some bread and doughnuts from work. Then this morning i went to the local Food Club shop and Morrisons. There i got biscuit spread x 2, roasted peanuts, tinned tomatoes, potatoes and kidney beans, pretzels, cranberry juice, chilli chocolate, dates and pain au chocolate (think that was it). From Morrisons, i got spring onions, YS mushrooms, courgettes, cauli, two pepperes, lleeks, swede, bananas and YS mini weetabix and violife

    Out parsley and kale in the bin (both gone off), small amount of walnuts/breadcrumbs/herbs and spices for meatless balls, pasta, last of violife, last of vbites ham, bagels, tin of soup, half a bag of quorn hotdogs, tin of spaghetti hoops, spread, two bottles of piri piri sauce, half a bag of quorn pieces, several onions, half a pepper, last of violife sausages, two potatoes, last of sweetcorn, handful of green beans, several ingredients for Bosh vegan cake which has been made into cupcakes and almost all gone, pizza and more birthday cake.
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    • K9sandFelines
    • By K9sandFelines 19th Jul 17, 5:15 PM
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    Anybody still about on here. I haven't posted since March
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    • Molillie
    • By Molillie 20th Jul 17, 7:29 AM
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    I'm trying to eat more vegan meals now, having been vegetarian for years, and like Pick up Limes and Liv's healthy life on You Tube. They both have a lot of simple recipes and tips, and I always enjoy watching food being prepared! I've never used things like coconut aminos or nutritional yeast, but at least the vegan channels clarify what they look like and what they do. I still haven't found a non-dairy milk that tastes good in tea and coffee, but have got more used to them over time, and tend to buy whichever is on offer, apart from Soy, which I dislike.
    Will look forward to reading this thread
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 20th Jul 17, 8:18 AM
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    Thanks for those two YouTube channels to investigate.

    Just had a very quick flip to a couple of Pick Up Limes to see if I might watch them - and, thank goodness, not another "Ditzy Delilah" doing girly gestures of widening eyes/having a little dance/oh-I-am-so-girly stuff and chit-chatting for some time before the video proper starts on the one hand. On the other hand - a "serious" presenter that I take literally one look at/spot they are several stones overweight and think "That must mean what they eat ain't what I want" and switch off on the other hand.

    So that "pick up limes" presenter looks/acts more like I'm looking for.

    So all the links possible to "for real" YouTube websites are good - ie they look slim and healthy (ie "this diet works folks") and are generally "serious" and not girly-girly would be welcome.
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 20-07-2017 at 8:23 AM.
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    • squirrelgirl
    • By squirrelgirl 2nd Sep 17, 5:12 PM
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    I haven't posted for ages either!!

    I have job loads of stock left in my cupboards but our eating habits are appalling....most of the time we just don't bother or grab a sarnie....I am definitely not going to continue down this path though - I need to use up what I have before it becomes wasted.

    I will have another look at what I have left tomorrow - complete an inventory and post it here. I will be cooking at least twice a week using a minimum of 80% of storecupboard ingredients. It's my new pledge to myself - it's about time that I started taking better care of my health and also minimise my spend - this seems the best way forward
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    • pipkin71
    • By pipkin71 2nd Sep 17, 8:41 PM
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    I have a question which I'm hoping one of you may be able to help with. I've bought some g/f TVP and was hoping to make a dish with it tomorrow.

    So for the base, the TVP, onions, mushrooms, carrot and sweetcorn, some spices and a vegetable stock. On top of that, I was thinking sliced potatoes. Where I'm stuck, is in adding a sauce. Cheese substitutes are out due to fat content and I don't have dairy so no milk or cream. Cream substitutes are no good either due to fat content.

    So would a tomato topping work or would that be better in the base, instead of vegetable stock? Would the potatoes dry out during cooking if they aren't covered in anything? I could slice tomatoes to top the potatoes with.

    I've done mash toppings before so was trying to think if something different. Never had TVP before either so will be interesting with regards taste
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    • squirrelgirl
    • By squirrelgirl 23rd Sep 17, 6:18 PM
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    Not sure how you got on pippin but I would just make a gravy

    Well, I've been away for a while but have got myself organised...

    Dinner tonight is vegan sausages and beans.... some left in a packet in the freezer. Tomorrow is vegan haggis with potatoes, swede and peas....all from the freezer.
    Monday will be leftover haggis etc
    Tuesday will be sushi with beetroot and carrot salad
    Wednesday pasta with olives tomatoes and capers with a beetroot and apple salad
    Thursday will be injera and wats
    Friday I'm out and dh will have leftovers
    Saturday will be raw vegan pizza and salads
    Sunday will be vegan Spanish potatoes and artichoke with cannellini beans

    That's my week ahead and it means no further shopping this week!!

    Lunches will be leftovers-I have frozen sweetcorn, broad beans, beetroot, carrots, onions, peas, celery, olives, apples, lemons, limes, oranges, oils and vinegars so salads will be made from a variety of those as well as the produce that is donated (if any). I also have bread flour if we need it and enough almonds and soya beans to make any milk I may need. I am giving myself £10 for anything that may come up that I need
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    • squirrelgirl
    • By squirrelgirl 4th Oct 17, 2:58 PM
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    Well, I spent £15 on nuts yesterday but it will give me 3 'sausages' of 'goats' cheese (I've made 1 today) each one of which lasts me around 2 weeks so its worth it!!

    I've made Moroccan lemon & potato casserole today using up garlic, potatoes, lemons and onions; I've also made a sweetcorn, orange, grapefruit and pomegranate salad; a broad bean, mint and lime salad and roasted red onions with maple syrup and wholegrain mustard all from stores! I have caramelized some shallots which I will make into a filo tart or into 'jam' for later in the week. All in all, it's going pretty well!
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