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Ideas for meals and lunch snacks please? cheers
I would strongly advise cooking with Quorn to begin with...the mince especially is pretty good.
ho do i no burn quorn mince?
Chuck in some onions too.
it always burns quickly though, maybe coz i treat it like normal mince and chuck it in at the beginning in the oil at a high temperature. i cook everything too hot though, that's prob it
supermarket own brand stuff is much nicer.
Soya mince is finally widely available in supermarkets and tastes much better/is probably better for you.
Dahl is your friend. Pretty much all Indian food is your friend. You canmake tofu really amazing if you're clever with it. The trick is to create interesting combinations of food. If you're the kind of person who never really saw meat as the central component of a meal then you should be fine. There are lots of lovely veggie and vegan food blogs out there and River Cottage Veg is a great cookbook. Good luck and WELL DONE! X
It's easy to say 'i'm giving up meat' but if you've always had it, it can be hard at first but there's so much food you can eat & the human body is pretty adaptable.
It's the staple, lonely idea for places who have no idea how to cater for people who don't eat meat.
Also, prepare for the regularity. The brutal regularity.
Even now, in a backwater district of Kent, someone is ripping the cellophane off a frozen Mac n Cheese in a pub restaurant.
Variety has picked up in central, but get out of town and it's a problem that continues.
Manchester too. And in my hometown in Wales there's always veggie options, even for Sunday lunch in the pub. My own experience I guess.
I just got back from Paris, now that's a problematic city or a veggie/vegan.
a very long joke about how the atomic clock rings me up to check on it's own timekeeping. I've thought better of it.
Went on a cycling hol in the Dordogne.... Lived on omlettes.
Just come back from Morocco......nightmarish too.....
I just ate baguettes for two days in a row.
Theres a much larger selection of veggie food available...even in pubs.
In the 80's your argument may have been valid. (though it was always Veg Lasagne not Macaroni Cheese)
And it still holds firm. I went to a place in Essex a couple of months back, and they didn't have any veggie options at all. And it wasn't like Big Steve's All Meat Hog Shack or anything.
are the brutally predictable staples of most mid tier restaurants' veggie selections...
as a veggie and became a meat eater when I was eleven.
expensive. They're better than real chicken when you marinade them. They soak up the flavour far better.
those linda mcarthy ones with the cheese on top are really good
that's not like a bean burger or something. my prayers have been answered. whatever happened to the good life ones? they ruled.
and go vegan.
Took them to a bbq last week and they went down well, even amongst meat eaters.
I prefer their mince to the Quorn stuff, and they do meatballs that are great in a pasta sauce.
so much this.
Tempeh is delicious. Chick peas are great too.
I cooked one today, lovely stuff, and easily makes up for lack of meat as central thingy
(and some south indian garlic chilli lamb, woops.)
They have centuries of vegetarian experience
...and how hardcore you want to be about it.
For example, would you object to something being fried / grilled on the same surface as meat?
I meant - ignore that, i didn't read the OP properly. There's loads of stuff you can have for lunch / snacks. My advice is to look towards the middle-east - roast veg / cheese / chickpeas plus loads of delicious salads etc. Going vegan, now that's where it gets tricky...
are some of a number of cuisines that are pretty veggie friendly, or very easy to adapt to become so.
So get cracking with the currys, tagines, enchiladas, pasta etc. Get yourself a few veggie cookbooks and you're away.
I'd cook more vegetarian food but the little'un is not so keen on spicy food, which is my usual way of cooking without meat. (she's okay with different flavours, just not the heat). Any tips on cooking vegetarian for children, beyond pasta?
add all the spices etc.
Maybe aSwedish boy with a bowl haircut.
Use smoked applewood for the cheese. If even bbq spice is a bit too piquant, use paprika instead.
Also: very mild chilli (he loves quorn mince and beans); shepherds pie; broccoli, sweet potato and red onion enchiladas; omelettes, risotto etc.
still am if I cook for myself or eat out a lot of the time to be honest. The key is not to try and think of meat replacements all the time, otherwise you end up eating horrible things like quorn fillets with chips and beans. Meals tended to be curries or stir fries or pasta dishes rather than of the meat-and-two-veg variety. That makes life easier. Go to a good greengrocers and just go nuts a couple of times a week, buy random shit you have never heard of before and make dishes out of them. I was never too strict, eating out in foreign countries was just ridiculous at times, so I realised I'd just be happier eating meat rather than quibbling over the bacon content of a cheese omelette.
after 6 or 7 weeks it is becoming INCREDIBLY boring. i can't eat any more beans man.
veg, yes, but then when that gets boring (i.e. now)? eggs you say? i've eaten a lot of omlettes, it's true.
I recommend butter bean delight.
Keep them in your fridge. Then cook something protein-y or carb-y and put them next to it.
Learn to cook with garlic + chili + spices and learn about dried stuff lke poppy and sesame seeds that you might not have used before.
Besides that you can just do one pot stuff + carbs like pasta or curry or chili whatever.
Also eat tofu, its really good. Just ignore the bacon brigade about it being 'bland' or whatever. Learn how to cook it.
what the hell is wrong with you people? I eat meat and I fucking LOVE lentils. Lentils are so delicious.
Make sure you eat plenty of protien from other sources like beans, eggs, cheese etc http://www.care2.com/greenliving/vegetarian-protein-sources.html