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2023 Vegan Storecupboard Challenge

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  • KajiKita
    KajiKita Posts: 4,431 Forumite
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    I have been down to the cellar (aka The Shop! 😂) to ferret out a jar of plum jam, made by my MiL from our plums to have with my breakfast. I can report that it is lush ❤️

    KK
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  • KajiKita
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    Made a chickpea flour pancake for dinner, with poppy, cumin and chia seeds and after the batter soaked for an hour or so, added some chopped homegrown shallots 😊 Served it with chopped, fried, left over chestnut mushrooms into which I mixed grated smoked tofu to which I added a little miso. Had all that with tinned plum tomatoes on the side. Really nice 😊 

    The good thing about all this is that I have nearly got to the end of my chickpea flour and it’s still in date! (That doesn’t keep beyond date - I find it goes rancid.) Quite chuffed 😊

    KK
    As at 15.05.24:
    - When bought house £315,995 mortgage debt and end date at start = October 2039 <gulp>, now £251,152 end date brought closer by 2 months  
    - OPs to mortgage = £6,785 , Interest saved £2,522 to date
    - LTV 51% @ccord, 51% Yopa
    Fixed rate 2.17% ends October 2024

    Read 29 books of target 52 in 2024 (as @ 8th July)
    Produce tracker: £111.19 of £300

    Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your reality. 
  • Sun_Addict
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    edited 31 December 2022 at 10:02PM
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    I’ve got a bag of chickpea flour to use up, might need to check the date 😬
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  • weenancyinAmerica
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    My problem is that I don't like any foods - I have a terrible time cooking. I am very interested in vegan recipes, but I just can't make myself prepare much. If I have oatmeal for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and a jacket potato with something on it, I have reached my limited. What would you recommend for someone who is just beginning to cook vegan meals?
  • Sun_Addict
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    My problem is that I don't like any foods - I have a terrible time cooking. I am very interested in vegan recipes, but I just can't make myself prepare much. If I have oatmeal for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and a jacket potato with something on it, I have reached my limited. What would you recommend for someone who is just beginning to cook vegan meals?
    I would say have a look at the Deliciously Ella website to get a few ideas. Also the Happy Pear. 
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  • weenancyinAmerica
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    @Sun_Addict. I will check them out. I actually have 4 roommates, but we never eat together because of strange work schedules and weird food habits. So making food for one hasn't worked too well for me. People on here are so enthusiastic about cooking and seem to enjoy it. 
  • KajiKita
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    My problem is that I don't like any foods - I have a terrible time cooking. I am very interested in vegan recipes, but I just can't make myself prepare much. If I have oatmeal for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and a jacket potato with something on it, I have reached my limited. What would you recommend for someone who is just beginning to cook vegan meals?
    What sort of flavours and textures do you like? Rich and dense with heft, or light and refreshing? Spicy or subtle? Chilli or not?

    KK
    As at 15.05.24:
    - When bought house £315,995 mortgage debt and end date at start = October 2039 <gulp>, now £251,152 end date brought closer by 2 months  
    - OPs to mortgage = £6,785 , Interest saved £2,522 to date
    - LTV 51% @ccord, 51% Yopa
    Fixed rate 2.17% ends October 2024

    Read 29 books of target 52 in 2024 (as @ 8th July)
    Produce tracker: £111.19 of £300

    Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your reality. 
  • weenancyinAmerica
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    Rich and dense in winter (lots of thick barley soup this year), light and refreshing in summer; not too spicy or the hiatal hernia acts up, love onions if cooked - raw are a problem, and the doctor tells me to try and avoid chilli or anything really spicy. What do people start with? What you recommend if a teacher asked what to cook for a school lesson that it is not too hard? I'm 75, but still really at the learner level when it comes to cooking. Or maybe back to it, as tired of cooking most of the time.

  • KajiKita
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    Let me know how you get on with the masking tape 😊

    I am feeling virtuous. I have a Jack Monroe(ish) ‘chilli non carne’ for work lunches bubbling away on the hob with two tins of chopped tomatoes, a tin of aduki beans (out of date), butter beans (also ood and I didn’t have any kidney beans 😉🤷‍♀️), 2 packets of shredded Jackfruit (also ood) and two homegrown onions, all out of the cellar or store. The only recently bought ingredient is the garlic. All the spices, vinegar and chocolate came from various scattered stocks I already had and the red wine came from the bottle Mr KK got from his boss for Christmas, that apparently isn’t that good …. 😉

    KK 
    As at 15.05.24:
    - When bought house £315,995 mortgage debt and end date at start = October 2039 <gulp>, now £251,152 end date brought closer by 2 months  
    - OPs to mortgage = £6,785 , Interest saved £2,522 to date
    - LTV 51% @ccord, 51% Yopa
    Fixed rate 2.17% ends October 2024

    Read 29 books of target 52 in 2024 (as @ 8th July)
    Produce tracker: £111.19 of £300

    Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your reality. 
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