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  • Have you considered reheating only the bit you're going to eat and leaving the rest in the fridge?

    1. multiple reheats are fine.
    2. itsbruce's idea is the most logical.
    3. Make a vegan version of ribollita. It gets better each time you reheat it (within reason).
    1. that's what I thought as well so far
    2. this is not practical, food has to be hot enough and avaiable during a ~4-5 hour timespan
      (people come and get some randomly, when their time allows it during that timespan).
    3. will look into ribollita; never heard of it; thanks for the imput!
  • How about a vegan gumbo? Should not suffer at all from the reheat. Okra in particular is resilient that way.

    http://holycowvegan.net/2014/01/fat-free­-vegan-gumbo.html

  • Looks good!

    Thank you as well for the input!

  • I made this Mac n Cheese this afternoon http://www.theppk.com/2013/10/roasted-re­d-pepper-mac-cheese-video/, except I used buckwheat noodles, mixed in grilled leeks and broccoli instead of the peppers, and added a smidge of mustard to the sauce.

    Oh my :)

  • That looks amazing! I might try making it tomorrow.
    In a couple of weeks I'm riding to Paris and back and I'm a bit concerned about what I'm going to eat, can anyone reccomend any particularly good vegan energy bar type things? I know that some clif bars and some trek bars are vegan and I like both, is there anything else I should be looking at?

  • Make your own!
    So easy:
    Get dates, chop them fine.
    Then your base is Soy Protein powder* + regular porridge oats

    • unsalted unsugared Peanut Butter (slightly heated up to make it more runny, and smooth is much better).
      Get some other dried fruits, and lightly chop these and some extra nuts.
      (an optional extra that is quite handy is coconut oil)
      Add the dates (you need quite a lot of them) and the peanut butter to a trusty blender till quite pasty (add the coconut oil at this point).
      Pour over the oat and soy protein powder, add the chopped dry fruit and nuts, (add any additional flavouring you want), and get stuck in with your hand till its all Clif bar consistency.
      Transfer to a container, squash it right down, and into the fridge for 12hrs.



    *or any vegan protein powder, soy is the least unpleasant I've found so far.

    (rough ideas of weights: 300g peanut butter: 150g protein: 400g oats: 100g(+) dates: 50ml coconut oil. But you need to play and change the recipe till you get the consistency you want (and the flavour))

  • Char is all the rage over at the carnist thread right now.
    I think I haven't bought this stuff for years, but now I did.
    Jesus Christ I mean look at these colours!
    This was just with sautéed garlic & red peppers, dash of olive oil,
    and sprinkled some nutritional yeast and sea salt over it + sesame bread.
    Fucking d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s.

  • Oh, and by the way, if you don't have one already (at least if you're cooking with gas)
    go get yourself a non-stick wok, with a handle like the one above. It's priceless (in fact the one above cost me a tenner, at Lidl).

  • Looks tasty, what's carnist though?

    Picked a load of wild garlic on Sunday, made a putanesca with it last night. The stalks are a great replacement for normal garlic and the leaves work like spinach. My girlfriend bought a julienne peeler and made a load of super thin strands of the courgette that worked like spaghetti. Super tasty.

    I shouldn't really be posting in this thread because I'm not a vegan or a vegetarian but I just feel so much better when I eat like one. Haven't had meat for months, don't eat cheese any more and my only non vegan things (as far as I can tell) are eggs and milk.

  • And beer.

  • Make your own!
    So easy:
    Get dates, chop them fine.
    Then your base is Soy Protein powder* + regular porridge oats

    • unsalted unsugared Peanut Butter (slightly heated up to make it more runny, and smooth is much better).
      Get some other dried fruits, and lightly chop these and some extra nuts.
      (an optional extra that is quite handy is coconut oil)
      Add the dates (you need quite a lot of them) and the peanut butter to a trusty blender till quite pasty (add the coconut oil at this point).
      Pour over the oat and soy protein powder, add the chopped dry fruit and nuts, (add any additional flavouring you want), and get stuck in with your hand till its all Clif bar consistency.
      Transfer to a container, squash it right down, and into the fridge for 12hrs.



    *or any vegan protein powder, soy is the least unpleasant I've found so far.

    (rough ideas of weights: 300g peanut butter: 150g protein: 400g oats: 100g(+) dates: 50ml coconut oil. But you need to play and change the recipe till you get the consistency you want (and the flavour))

    This sounds absolutely brilliant and probably much cheaper than trek bars etc. Should last for ages as well.

  • I might even do a few batches with different flavourings to avoid boredom. Only in the vegan thread will you find someone genuinely excited about eating dates.

  • Looks tasty, what's carnist though?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnism

    ..and it's the "Food" thread to be precise, but in reality it's 95% about steak, burgers and whatnot.

    I'm not a vegan or a vegetarian but I just feel so much better when I eat like one.

    : ]

  • I shouldn't really be posting in this thread because I'm not a vegan or a vegetarian

    Nonsense. :)

  • I made this Mac n Cheese this afternoon http://www.theppk.com/2013/10/roasted-re­d-pepper-mac-cheese-video/, except I used buckwheat noodles, mixed in grilled leeks and broccoli instead of the peppers, and added a smidge of mustard to the sauce.

    Oh my :)

    I just had this for my lunch and really enjoyed it! Which is just as well because now I'm really full and there's at least 8 portions left.

  • ^ Oops! Well, it's not unhealthy :)

    Sorethroat, I had a similar worry when I posted on the mums and dads thread the other day - then thought, I'm not trolling or spamming or anything, and besides, if none of us posted in threads that didn't strictly apply to us, this forum would be dull.

    It's interesting you say you feel better. That's good. What is stopping you from doing it for good?

    I've never really thought about the health benefits, at least, that has never motivated my abstinence from eating/using animal products, though I do find the idea of ingesting animal products pretty disgusting and dirty. My background has taught me that it can be part of a very bad eating disordered lifestyle.

    It is common for people with eating disorders to be vegan or veggie, or say they are, and as a result, when treated in hospital, they are encouraged or forced to eat meat and dairy in order to regain weight. Basically, veganism is part of anorexia, to them.

    Anyone is free to be a 'dietary vegan' rather than an 'ethical' and 'environmental' but I do find it a bit odd when some people use a vegan diet as a weight loss/detox programme without really caring about the animals or environment.

    In fact, it's interesting how much talk there is of food on this thread lately when food is just one facet of the vegan outlook and lifestyle. Not a criticism, just my observation.

  • Whilst I'm in this thread, can anyone reccomend a decent belt? I'm looking for something black, leather looking and plain. I've been using one from vegetarian shoes for about a year and it's getting a bit knackered which I think is a bit soon.

  • I've had a couple of canvass ones that have lasted for years. You don't need to spend a lot on specialist vegan clobber. Most high street stores sell plastic or fabric belts.

  • I prefer the look of leather type ones. I've also gone through a topman one in a few weeks, seemed to be made of wet paper. Recommendations for other options on the high street would be good though!

  • ^ Oops! Well, it's not unhealthy :)

    Sorethroat, I had a similar worry when I posted on the mums and dads thread the other day - then thought, I'm not trolling or spamming or anything, and besides, if none of us posted in threads that didn't strictly apply to us, this forum would be dull.

    It's interesting you say you feel better. That's good. What is stopping you from doing it for good?

    I've never really thought about the health benefits, at least, that has never motivated my abstinence from eating/using animal products, though I do find the idea of ingesting animal products pretty disgusting and dirty. My background has taught me that it can be part of a very bad eating disordered lifestyle.

    It is common for people with eating disorders to be vegan or veggie, or say they are, and as a result, when treated in hospital, they are encouraged or forced to eat meat and dairy in order to regain weight. Basically, veganism is part of anorexia, to them.

    Anyone is free to be a 'dietary vegan' rather than an 'ethical' and 'environmental' but I do find it a bit odd when some people use a vegan diet as a weight loss/detox programme without really caring about the animals or environment.

    In fact, it's interesting how much talk there is of food on this thread lately when food is just one facet of the vegan outlook and lifestyle. Not a criticism, just my observation.

    It's funny, I never felt bad in the first place but my girlfriend is almost vegan (will have eggs/milk occasionally) and my diet naturally fell in sync with hers. I'm pretty sure I will continue eating this way for the foreseeable future but I'm aware that I'm mainly motivated by selfish reasons i.e. the way it makes me feel. Caring about the environment is a separate thing for me and I never thought about how not eating meat or using animal products might be environmentally beneficial but I'm glad it is.

  • This is the vegan thread, not the "vegan because of ethical reasons" thread, don't feel bad about posting here! I feel much healthier being vegan (and generally being quite lazy and not eating all that well) than I ever did eating meat or dairy. My girlfriend went vegan for a fortnight to see if she could and said she felt much better, she's since gone back to eating meat and dairy, just way way less of it because it makes her feel sluggish and crap.

  • really glad non-vegans post in here, of course you're welcome!

    and though i've had flack off oliver before for only ever talking about food when i meet up with other vegan forumers, as an anthropologist it's very interesting to me. veganism is a multifaceted behemoth of a topic and though i think everyone who contributes regularly to this thread is both respectful and articulate, most of the time it's just easier to share or request recipes, talk about vegan food joints in the city, or post poor quality close-up instagram pictures of food (apologies).

    also everyone hates to be this guy, surely

    clockwork_killa had a thought about doing another vegan food ride soon? hit up loads of different places, open to suggestions. it's always nice to pool knowledge re: unexpected or unknown food options in london, makes it easier when going out with friends or family and your options have increased >^.^<

  • It's funny, I never felt bad in the first place but my girlfriend is almost vegan (will have eggs/milk occasionally) and my diet naturally fell in sync with hers. I'm pretty sure I will continue eating this way for the foreseeable future but I'm aware that I'm mainly motivated by selfish reasons i.e. the way it makes me feel. Caring about the environment is a separate thing for me and I never thought about how not eating meat or using animal products might be environmentally beneficial but I'm glad it is.

    Have to say, when you're doing the prep and creating such yummy things it's much nicer/more time efficient to do it for more than one!

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