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2023 Vegan Storecupboard Challenge

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  • KajiKita
    KajiKita Posts: 4,165 Forumite
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    jokono said:
    We're both working from home most days, but I will have something from the freezer every time he's not cooking or there are no left overs in the fridge. I decided not to buy any more food except fruit for at least a couple of weeks. We really have more than enough. 

    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll tell him about it. I think he might struggle for a bit as he's never tried eating full vegan before. He's very committed though, I'm very proud of him 😊
    Ah, I hadn’t realised you were eating differently - same here (me predominantly plant based but struggling with protein and hubby fully omni, terrified of pulses … 😉) - it does make it harder. 

    Presumably you or he knows about things like cashew cream for enriching sauces? I think it’s missing textures like that, that make vegan food difficult to take to initially. Also, nooch for the cheesinesses and marmite for Unami. I suspect you know all this already though 😉😊

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  • jokono
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    Haha, yes, mine doesn't eat any pulses except chickpeas, his gut can't take it and he's not ready to start introducing them yet. I suggested lentils before and they were instantly rejected, but the ready made quinoa bolognese sauce he used for the lasagne had some lentils in and he didn't die. So now he's not as against them I might convince him to use half a tin of green lentils in the next batch of lasagne.

    He is a very saucy guy while I am really bland and dry when it comes to eating. 😆 He loves strong flavours and he knows lots of tricks already from his omni cooking adventures, I only had to inform him about the nutritional yeast.

    I am not that fussed about protein, I think the amount I get from eating beans, grains and greens is enough, especially as protein promotes growth and aging and I want to live until 122! 🤣 
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  • jokono
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    How is everyone doing? Running down those cupboards and freezers?

    Mine are still full. 😒 Mr JKN had his 'traditional' bbq on new year's day and I've been eating leftovers all week. 

    I stayed away from Ol!o since xmas - ol!o is one of the reasons my freezers are so full - but this week someone had lots of potatoes so I gave in, had the potatoes and also a punnet of mushrooms. Dinner for me tonight I'm having garlicky mushrooms with greens and pine nuts on polenta, one of my favourite meals.

    Mr JKN is struggling, not feeling full or satisfied eating plant based. I suggested keeping the more processed stuff for the weekend, but he's already had vegan sausages and burgers this week. Not sure what he'll do, we have such different taste buds and preferences, he's not keen on any of my suggestions. I didn't think it would be easy anyway, could've done with more time preparing for it. We'll see how it goes. 
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  • Sun_Addict
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    I made a chestnut, sprout and parsnip hotpot from a Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall recipe that used up some pearl barley, sprouts and parsnip, although I had to buy the chestnuts. It was ok but I wouldn’t bother with it again. Too many delicious recipes out there to try. Mr SA would struggle with vegan, he’s very much a meat, potatoes and veg man. Whatever I make for myself I tend to halve the recipe, eat one and freeze the other. Not that I have any room in my freezer at the moment. 

    You’ve reminded me I have polenta to use up and I saw a nice recipe for it yesterday…
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  • gill5blue
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    Hi All,
    Does anyone make their own milk?
    I have been looking at the salter milk maker and wondered if anyone on here makes their own milk?
    Any advice would br gratefully recieved
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  • jokono
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    I used to make almond milk by soaking one cup of almonds overnight. Rinse in the morning, blend with about 3 cups of fresh water and strain through a gauzy cloth. You can use the pulp to make crackers or "cheesecake" base.
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  • KajiKita
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    Made a successful chickpea flour frittata for lunch today (new recipe to me). I used leeks from the garden and the last of a bag of chickpea flour (a first for me!) served with HM piccalilli and Mr T’s pickled red cabbage. 

    I am looking forward to seeing what it’s like.

    I also want to try a recipe I have found for Ful Medames, so have gone a little off-piste and ordered some dried fava beans 😊

    KK
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  • gill5blue
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    Hi all,
    recently I made a roasted cauliflower shawarma and it tasted really yummy so will make it again.
    I also made miso aubergines with couscous and added a jacket potato , that was also tasty, so will make again.
    Just trying to expand my selection.
    thanks for feedback on the milk maker-I have ordered one and ill let you know how I get on with it
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