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  • Jacq_quiJacq_qui Member Posts: 331 Member Member Posts: 331 Member
    Vegan sausages made from soya protein.

    I've always avoided vegan food and meat substitutes, but I'm starting to change my mind. They taste as good as pork sausages, but are healthier - I base my food choices on taste and nutritional information, I'm not bothered whether I eat animal products or not. But I've actually been eating vegetarian now for 5 weeks.

    UK based? we're loving the richmond veggie sausages at the moment. Tried the linda mccartney ones and the birdseye ones, but richmond are our faves. We are also eat meaters, well low-meat I guess compared to some - love good pork sausages but they really do bump the cals up :D
  • chris89topherchris89topher Member Posts: 283 Member Member Posts: 283 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    Well I agree with what you are posting. Personally I love tofu, tempeh and edamame. I generally do not eat meat substitutes, but when I do or if I did I do go for plant protein from pea, rice protein, etc. I stay far away from gluten for sure.
    Do what works for YOU. What one person considers healthy is often different than another person. Avid meat eaters will usually think meat is healthy while most vegetarians would not

    Tempeh looks tricky to source around these parts, but tofu seems in abundance.

    I've never cooked with tofu, but I understand it's more of a flavour carrier than something with a strong taste in its own right? I'm thinking maybe if I fry the extra firm kind and add soy sauce, garlic, honey and sesame seeds, that might taste alright? What's your favourite way of cooking with tofu?

    I'm from a family of die-hard carnivores, so I've tried every new veggie thing with trepidation... The instinctive reaction from my childhood is 'that must taste terrible, it's not meat', but I've been pleasantly surprised so far. :)

    There are dozens of recipies on line, vegan cookbooks and plant based groups.
    Scrambled tofu is a favorite to many. Curried tofu,
    blackened baked and marinated. Your idea sounds good
    I'm very strange in that I like mine in a bowl with just cocoa powder or cinnamon and stevia and or sugar free Skinny Syrup.
    Hdmp is another great options. I just hot sunflower protdin too

    OMG another sweet tofu eater! I dip mine in zero calorie syrup. It's like a dessert! Or French toast I guess. Yum!
  • thelastnightingalethelastnightingale Member, Premium Posts: 536 Member Member, Premium Posts: 536 Member
    jacqQ2017 wrote: »
    UK based? we're loving the richmond veggie sausages at the moment. Tried the linda mccartney ones and the birdseye ones, but richmond are our faves. We are also eat meaters, well low-meat I guess compared to some - love good pork sausages but they really do bump the cals up :D

    Yep, takes one to know one. ;) I haven't tried the Richmond ones yet - thanks for the recommendation. :) I'm currently super obsessed with Plant Chef (it's the vegan range at Mr T). I knew the range was vegetarian, but it took me a while to read the packaging properly and realise it's all vegan. Blew my mind.

    Back in the days when I went into the office (I can barely remember those), they did a really nice hummus and red pepper sandwich in the meal deal. The frozen sausages are my faves, I've also tried the veggie burgers and veggie fingers. I have my eyes on the sweet potato falafel, sweetcorn fritters and pea protein sausages next time I do a shop (and have enough freezer/fridge space).

    Plan to try The Tofoo Co next - I know Cauldron do tofu, but I'm not blown away by their falafel, so I thought I'd give another UK brand a go when venturing into tofu territory. I've always been really reluctant to try tofu, but if I do stick with a mostly vegetarian diet, I need to get some more protein into what I'm eating and it sounds really popular...
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,350 Member Member Posts: 1,350 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    Well I agree with what you are posting. Personally I love tofu, tempeh and edamame. I generally do not eat meat substitutes, but when I do or if I did I do go for plant protein from pea, rice protein, etc. I stay far away from gluten for sure.
    Do what works for YOU. What one person considers healthy is often different than another person. Avid meat eaters will usually think meat is healthy while most vegetarians would not

    Tempeh looks tricky to source around these parts, but tofu seems in abundance.

    I've never cooked with tofu, but I understand it's more of a flavour carrier than something with a strong taste in its own right? I'm thinking maybe if I fry the extra firm kind and add soy sauce, garlic, honey and sesame seeds, that might taste alright? What's your favourite way of cooking with tofu?

    I'm from a family of die-hard carnivores, so I've tried every new veggie thing with trepidation... The instinctive reaction from my childhood is 'that must taste terrible, it's not meat', but I've been pleasantly surprised so far. :)

    There are dozens of recipies on line, vegan cookbooks and plant based groups.
    Scrambled tofu is a favorite to many. Curried tofu,
    blackened baked and marinated. Your idea sounds good
    I'm very strange in that I like mine in a bowl with just cocoa powder or cinnamon and stevia and or sugar free Skinny Syrup.
    Hdmp is another great options. I just hot sunflower protdin too

    OMG another sweet tofu eater! I dip mine in zero calorie syrup. It's like a dessert! Or French toast I guess. Yum!

    Yay! I do sugar free chocolate too. I want to make a vegan tofu cheesecake
  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 5,067 Member Member Posts: 5,067 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    Well I agree with what you are posting. Personally I love tofu, tempeh and edamame. I generally do not eat meat substitutes, but when I do or if I did I do go for plant protein from pea, rice protein, etc. I stay far away from gluten for sure.
    Do what works for YOU. What one person considers healthy is often different than another person. Avid meat eaters will usually think meat is healthy while most vegetarians would not

    Tempeh looks tricky to source around these parts, but tofu seems in abundance.

    I've never cooked with tofu, but I understand it's more of a flavour carrier than something with a strong taste in its own right? I'm thinking maybe if I fry the extra firm kind and add soy sauce, garlic, honey and sesame seeds, that might taste alright? What's your favourite way of cooking with tofu?

    I'm from a family of die-hard carnivores, so I've tried every new veggie thing with trepidation... The instinctive reaction from my childhood is 'that must taste terrible, it's not meat', but I've been pleasantly surprised so far. :)

    There are dozens of recipies on line, vegan cookbooks and plant based groups.
    Scrambled tofu is a favorite to many. Curried tofu,
    blackened baked and marinated. Your idea sounds good
    I'm very strange in that I like mine in a bowl with just cocoa powder or cinnamon and stevia and or sugar free Skinny Syrup.
    Hdmp is another great options. I just hot sunflower protdin too

    OMG another sweet tofu eater! I dip mine in zero calorie syrup. It's like a dessert! Or French toast I guess. Yum!

    Do you cook or bake it first? I'm not vegan but I need to add more soft foods to my diet. I also don't cook and dipping in syrup sounds easy! 😀
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 4,104 Member Member Posts: 4,104 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    Well I agree with what you are posting. Personally I love tofu, tempeh and edamame. I generally do not eat meat substitutes, but when I do or if I did I do go for plant protein from pea, rice protein, etc. I stay far away from gluten for sure.
    Do what works for YOU. What one person considers healthy is often different than another person. Avid meat eaters will usually think meat is healthy while most vegetarians would not

    Tempeh looks tricky to source around these parts, but tofu seems in abundance.

    I've never cooked with tofu, but I understand it's more of a flavour carrier than something with a strong taste in its own right? I'm thinking maybe if I fry the extra firm kind and add soy sauce, garlic, honey and sesame seeds, that might taste alright? What's your favourite way of cooking with tofu?

    I'm from a family of die-hard carnivores, so I've tried every new veggie thing with trepidation... The instinctive reaction from my childhood is 'that must taste terrible, it's not meat', but I've been pleasantly surprised so far. :)

    There are dozens of recipies on line, vegan cookbooks and plant based groups.
    Scrambled tofu is a favorite to many. Curried tofu,
    blackened baked and marinated. Your idea sounds good
    I'm very strange in that I like mine in a bowl with just cocoa powder or cinnamon and stevia and or sugar free Skinny Syrup.
    Hdmp is another great options. I just hot sunflower protdin too

    OMG another sweet tofu eater! I dip mine in zero calorie syrup. It's like a dessert! Or French toast I guess. Yum!

    Oh no, I didn't read this the first time, I bet sweet tofu would be awesome! In maple syrup with cinnamon! I'm definitely buying more tomorrow! And baked apples!
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,350 Member Member Posts: 1,350 Member
    *NEW* Natural Zing brand Raw Sunflower Seed protein. Wow! I made it with Vanilla almond milk, Truvia and water. I add glucomannan powder to thicken ( I use it in all my protein and green drinks for density and fiber) heated up. Its heavenly
  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 5,067 Member Member Posts: 5,067 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    Well I agree with what you are posting. Personally I love tofu, tempeh and edamame. I generally do not eat meat substitutes, but when I do or if I did I do go for plant protein from pea, rice protein, etc. I stay far away from gluten for sure.
    Do what works for YOU. What one person considers healthy is often different than another person. Avid meat eaters will usually think meat is healthy while most vegetarians would not

    Tempeh looks tricky to source around these parts, but tofu seems in abundance.

    I've never cooked with tofu, but I understand it's more of a flavour carrier than something with a strong taste in its own right? I'm thinking maybe if I fry the extra firm kind and add soy sauce, garlic, honey and sesame seeds, that might taste alright? What's your favourite way of cooking with tofu?

    I'm from a family of die-hard carnivores, so I've tried every new veggie thing with trepidation... The instinctive reaction from my childhood is 'that must taste terrible, it's not meat', but I've been pleasantly surprised so far. :)

    There are dozens of recipies on line, vegan cookbooks and plant based groups.
    Scrambled tofu is a favorite to many. Curried tofu,
    blackened baked and marinated. Your idea sounds good
    I'm very strange in that I like mine in a bowl with just cocoa powder or cinnamon and stevia and or sugar free Skinny Syrup.
    Hdmp is another great options. I just hot sunflower protdin too

    OMG another sweet tofu eater! I dip mine in zero calorie syrup. It's like a dessert! Or French toast I guess. Yum!

    Yay! I do sugar free chocolate too. I want to make a vegan tofu cheesecake
    glassyo wrote: »
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    Well I agree with what you are posting. Personally I love tofu, tempeh and edamame. I generally do not eat meat substitutes, but when I do or if I did I do go for plant protein from pea, rice protein, etc. I stay far away from gluten for sure.
    Do what works for YOU. What one person considers healthy is often different than another person. Avid meat eaters will usually think meat is healthy while most vegetarians would not

    Tempeh looks tricky to source around these parts, but tofu seems in abundance.

    I've never cooked with tofu, but I understand it's more of a flavour carrier than something with a strong taste in its own right? I'm thinking maybe if I fry the extra firm kind and add soy sauce, garlic, honey and sesame seeds, that might taste alright? What's your favourite way of cooking with tofu?

    I'm from a family of die-hard carnivores, so I've tried every new veggie thing with trepidation... The instinctive reaction from my childhood is 'that must taste terrible, it's not meat', but I've been pleasantly surprised so far. :)

    There are dozens of recipies on line, vegan cookbooks and plant based groups.
    Scrambled tofu is a favorite to many. Curried tofu,
    blackened baked and marinated. Your idea sounds good
    I'm very strange in that I like mine in a bowl with just cocoa powder or cinnamon and stevia and or sugar free Skinny Syrup.
    Hdmp is another great options. I just hot sunflower protdin too

    OMG another sweet tofu eater! I dip mine in zero calorie syrup. It's like a dessert! Or French toast I guess. Yum!

    Do you cook or bake it first? I'm not vegan but I need to add more soft foods to my diet. I also don't cook and dipping in syrup sounds easy! 😀

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10594981/simple-vegan-pudding-easy-4-ingredients-and-low-calories#latest

    Your optimism that I can operate a blender without any kind of mishap is so so so soooooooooo adorable. :)
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,350 Member Member Posts: 1,350 Member
    Sunflower seed butter
  • 12Sarah201512Sarah2015 Member Posts: 1,127 Member Member Posts: 1,127 Member
    mie goreng fried noodles
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,350 Member Member Posts: 1,350 Member
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
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    you're gonna hate me but I dislike sunflower seeds lol
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,350 Member Member Posts: 1,350 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
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    you're gonna hate me but I dislike sunflower seeds lol

    Thats sad but more for MEEE! 😋😉
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member
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    whipped honey butter!
  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 5,067 Member Member Posts: 5,067 Member
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    whipped honey butter!

    On Marie Calendar's corn bread.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member
    glassyo wrote: »
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    whipped honey butter!

    On Marie Calendar's corn bread.

    I use it on homemade graham crackers
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,350 Member Member Posts: 1,350 Member
    glassyo wrote: »
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    whipped honey butter!

    On Marie Calendar's corn bread.

    I use it on homemade graham crackers

    You are seriously bringing back memories! Yes yum.
  • ChrissyChickieChrissyChickie Member Posts: 182 Member Member Posts: 182 Member
    Figs. I have quite the variety growing in my yard.
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 8,845 Member Member Posts: 8,845 Member
    Figs. I have quite the variety growing in my yard.

    om...that would be so epic...where I'm at, there's absolutely no 'fig growing' going on around here😥
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member
    Olives, Goat Cheese, & Flaxseed Crackers

    yes to all of these!
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