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    Posted on 20:49:55 - 26/01/16 (8 years ago)
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    Mmm I love cauliflower cheese. Have a few vegetarian favourites. I won't post recipes since google.

    Cauliflower cheese
    Eggplant Parmesan (it's like meaty but no meat yum)
    Omelletes with mushrooms, toms, chives, etc
    Noodles with steamed broccoli
    Vegetable curry with aubergine, potatos and cauliflower
    Okra cooked in coconut milk with a bit of turmeric and chillies
    Coconut rice eaten with garlic spinach or any veg really
    Potato "Rösti" mit fried onions and portabello mushroom
    Pasta with a mixed mushroom cream sauce
    Tempeh

    Then I use a few other tricks like I add an onion and garlic in the rice cooker to give the rice more flavour. Like you mention most emphasis on flavouring the meat.

    I also find asian easier for vegetarian meals so things like a nice coconut soup with lemon grass, tomatoes and vegetables that get nice and soft and soak up flavour so aubergine, spinach, shitake mushrooms, etc

    Mmm vegetables.
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    Posted on 14:50:08 - 22/02/16 (8 years ago)
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    Any hints on decent veggie meals that are easy to cook and still delicious. My friend *Cough, cough* not me- I'm not a hippy *cough, cough* recently gave up eating meat and would like some advice from people that don't write like chefs do (especially vegetarian chefs- cucumber is not a delicious treat, you f**k face).

    I live in a country where meat substitutes aren't really an option. Tofu is an option, but I'm more interested in basic things I can make with straight up veggies.

    edit: He. He's interested in all that veggie shit.
    I am a chef so i will make this simple for you it seems long but its very fast to make id say 10 mins tops, and will make quiet a few veggie burger patties so you can munch on some burgers with your meat lovin mates at the BBQ

    500g chick peas tinned ones works fine - wash under cold water set aside 1/4 of the chick peas, blend the rest to a paste.
    1 red onion - fine dice
    1 red chilli - remove seed, fine dice
    1/4 bunch coriander - wash and rough chop
    1/4 bunch mint - remove leaf from stems, discard stems, rough chop mint
    1 table spn coriander powder
    1 tble spn of garam masala
    1 tble spn of tumeric
    1 tble spn of paprika
    pinch of cayan pepper
    1 tea spn of ginger, minced
    1 tea spn of garlic, minced.
    1 - 2 eggs. beaten
    1/2 tea spn of baking soda
    salt/pepper

    Method:
    Blend 3/4 of chick peas to a paste in a food processor, remove to a bowl and add rest of chick peas un blended this is for textural difference, add mint and coriander, garlic, ginger and rest of ingredients into bowl, season as well, mix very well i find hand works best for this, then add flour to dry up the mix id say about 200grams but add a little at a time so you dont add to much. The mix is able to be worked into shapes in your hand without sticking to it to much.

    Fire up the deep fryer, make the mix into burger sized patties and try a little bit to start with, if the mix vanishes in the oil, add more flour until that stops happening, cook until floating, toast your buns, lettuce, tomato, aioli, onion jam ( brown onion and balsamic vinegar and brown sugar slow cooked till jam consistency ) cheese if you wish, i like to put some grilled zucchini n egg plant on it as well.

    Any questions hit me up in chat if you try it and run into any issues, but very tasty and not your bland average vegetarian meal.
    Last edited by Mr-Fixer on 14:53:12 - 22/02/16

     

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    Posted on 04:04:15 - 23/02/16 (8 years ago)
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    Mr-Fixer [447734]

    I am a chef so i will make this simple for you it seems long but its very fast to make id say 10 mins tops, and will make quiet a few veggie burger patties so you can munch on some burgers with your meat lovin mates at the BBQ

    500g chick peas tinned ones works fine - wash under cold water set aside 1/4 of the chick peas, blend the rest to a paste.
    1 red onion - fine dice
    1 red chilli - remove seed, fine dice
    1/4 bunch coriander - wash and rough chop
    1/4 bunch mint - remove leaf from stems, discard stems, rough chop mint
    1 table spn coriander powder
    1 tble spn of garam masala
    1 tble spn of tumeric
    1 tble spn of paprika
    pinch of cayan pepper
    1 tea spn of ginger, minced
    1 tea spn of garlic, minced.
    1 - 2 eggs. beaten
    1/2 tea spn of baking soda
    salt/pepper

    Method:
    Blend 3/4 of chick peas to a paste in a food processor, remove to a bowl and add rest of chick peas un blended this is for textural difference, add mint and coriander, garlic, ginger and rest of ingredients into bowl, season as well, mix very well i find hand works best for this, then add flour to dry up the mix id say about 200grams but add a little at a time so you dont add to much. The mix is able to be worked into shapes in your hand without sticking to it to much.

    Fire up the deep fryer, make the mix into burger sized patties and try a little bit to start with, if the mix vanishes in the oil, add more flour until that stops happening, cook until floating, toast your buns, lettuce, tomato, aioli, onion jam ( brown onion and balsamic vinegar and brown sugar slow cooked till jam consistency ) cheese if you wish, i like to put some grilled zucchini n egg plant on it as well.

    Any questions hit me up in chat if you try it and run into any issues, but very tasty and not your bland average vegetarian meal.
    This sounds amazing.
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    Posted on 15:52:22 - 11/03/16 (8 years ago)
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    5 months later still a vegetarian?
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    Posted on 04:58:09 - 12/03/16 (8 years ago)
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    Rockem [1639350]

    5 months later still a vegetarian?
    I've taken it a step further and been a vegan for about a month. :)

    I realized all the arguments I had for becoming vegetarian rule out the use of animal products at all. I'm not the strictest vegan that has ever lived- I live in a foreign country and miscommunication isn't rare. If I accidentally get something with egg or milk in, I won't throw it out. If I can't give it to my wife, I'll just eat it myself.

    I'm feeling much healthier, happier and more energetic than I ever have in the past. But that might also have to do with giving up alcohol, smoking and taking up running.
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    Posted on 18:54:35 - 20/03/16 (8 years ago)
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    Rockem [1639350]

    5 months later still a vegetarian?

    CatHead [1581564]

    I've taken it a step further and been a vegan for about a month. :)

    I realized all the arguments I had for becoming vegetarian rule out the use of animal products at all. I'm not the strictest vegan that has ever lived- I live in a foreign country and miscommunication isn't rare. If I accidentally get something with egg or milk in, I won't throw it out. If I can't give it to my wife, I'll just eat it myself.

    I'm feeling much healthier, happier and more energetic than I ever have in the past. But that might also have to do with giving up alcohol, smoking and taking up running.
    Congrats dude!
    Grabbing soy milk off the shelf in the supermarket isn't as hard as people make it out to be :P
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    Posted on 01:25:19 - 21/03/16 (8 years ago)
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    Rockem [1639350]

    5 months later still a vegetarian?

    CatHead [1581564]

    I've taken it a step further and been a vegan for about a month. :)

    I realized all the arguments I had for becoming vegetarian rule out the use of animal products at all. I'm not the strictest vegan that has ever lived- I live in a foreign country and miscommunication isn't rare. If I accidentally get something with egg or milk in, I won't throw it out. If I can't give it to my wife, I'll just eat it myself.

    I'm feeling much healthier, happier and more energetic than I ever have in the past. But that might also have to do with giving up alcohol, smoking and taking up running.

    aerozol [15400]

    Congrats dude!
    Grabbing soy milk off the shelf in the supermarket isn't as hard as people make it out to be :P
    Yeah AND I get to feel really smug!
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    Posted on 09:58:13 - 22/03/16 (8 years ago)
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    cant believe you gone veg Cathead!
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    Posted on 10:06:49 - 22/03/16 (8 years ago)
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    Chibs [1957100]

    cant believe you gone veg Cathead!
    It's really not a big deal. :P
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    Posted on 10:17:08 - 22/03/16 (8 years ago)
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    Chibs [1957100]

    cant believe you gone veg Cathead!

    CatHead [1581564]

    It's really not a big deal. :P
    ofc it is you made a huge change in your life the only change i made this year was to cut down on drinking and gambling
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    Posted on 10:23:24 - 22/03/16 (8 years ago)
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    These guys are pretty awesome:

    http://www.thugkitchen.com/

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    Posted on 10:30:30 - 22/03/16 (8 years ago)
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    Rockem [1639350]

    5 months later still a vegetarian?

    CatHead [1581564]

    I've taken it a step further and been a vegan for about a month. :)

    I realized all the arguments I had for becoming vegetarian rule out the use of animal products at all. I'm not the strictest vegan that has ever lived- I live in a foreign country and miscommunication isn't rare. If I accidentally get something with egg or milk in, I won't throw it out. If I can't give it to my wife, I'll just eat it myself.

    I'm feeling much healthier, happier and more energetic than I ever have in the past. But that might also have to do with giving up alcohol, smoking and taking up running.
    A colleague of mine could get rid of her high blood pressure meds after she went vegan.
    Her skin and hair has also improved a lot.
    Your improved health is most likely a result of all the aspects you changed.

    Since you went vegan: pay attention to your vitamin D and vitamin B12 levels.
    Both are a pain in the ass and deficiencies can caus severe health issues.

    Btw: Vitamin D and B12 deficiencies can also happen to people who eat everything.
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    Posted on 20:41:24 - 04/04/16 (8 years ago)
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    I love this healthy "cheese dip." It's awesome.
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    Posted on 20:50:13 - 04/04/16 (8 years ago)
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    Posted on 13:55:15 - 05/04/16 (8 years ago)
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    I really enjoy a mungbean, roasted garlic, lemon juice dip for veggies. Pizzas made with pita, pesto, tamari broiled mushrooms and onions, topped with brie. 

    Also really enjoying the celery stick with peanut butter and kimchi or the peanut butter, sprout and kimchi/sriracha sandwich. Kimchi pancakes when it starts to lose its freshness.

    textured vegetable protein is alright if done right. Nutritional yeast in soups, or veggie burgers. Baked beans. Marmite and peanut butter/just plain butter on toast is a good breakfast snack.

    Ethiopian dishes are quite nice for lentil dishes.

    depends if you have the room to grow some of your own food or are reliant on the market.
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    Posted on 11:56:35 - 12/04/16 (8 years ago)
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    golden spiced eggplant, cinnamon chickpeas & labne

    golden spice - powdered tumeric, ginger, cummin, salt and peper
    eggplant - cut in half and cut # into it but not all the way through, dust with golden spice, oil and bake in over cut side down till soft
    cinnamon chickpea - diced onion, garlic, olive oil, and a cinnamon quille (stick) - cook till oil splits out of the onion
    add tin of crushed tomato - cook till oil splits out again
    Labne - put yogurt in a strainer lined with cheese cloth over night so it is thick

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    Posted on 11:36:31 - 13/04/16 (8 years ago)
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    So that sounds delicious, I take it you'd use a high fat greek/farm-style yogurt 8-10%MF?
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    Posted on 22:38:33 - 13/04/16 (8 years ago)
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    Saute some button mushrooms, snap peas and scallions in olive oil, some garlic (I use 2 tablespoons of the preminced garlic from a jar), 2 tbs soy sauce. If you like it spicier you can add some crushed red pepper or sriracha (my faaavorite). I f you're wanting protein, throw in some extra firm tofu. Measurements don't matter much, just make it to your taste, it's hard to mess up.

    Takes about 15 minutes, tasty and super simple.
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    Posted on 22:27:40 - 22/04/16 (8 years ago)
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    Rice and beans are pretty much a staple in my household. I usually have it with a meat and avocado, but just forego the meat in your case. I noticed most recipes here are savory, so I hope sweet ones are okay. I actually like to make some vegan desserts since the ones I pick tend to be really easy. Frozen bananas slices dipped in chocolate is one; here's another.

    8 oz (1 cup) dark chocolate
    1 can of coconut milk
    2 tablespoons agave nectar
    --a dash of vanilla extract or mint or anything you like with your chocolate is optional

    --cut up chocolate into small pieces (like chocolate chip sized). Put in blender/food processor
    --heat up coconut milk on stove. Add extract or other things you prefer now.
    --when milk is simmered, pour into blender/processor.
    --blend until liquid-y.
    --Pour off into ramekins. Put in fridge for 4+ hours.

    It gives you a really tasty mousse like treat :)
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    Posted on 22:39:16 - 23/04/16 (8 years ago)
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    We just finished planting a bunch of early greens, several types of kale, mizuna and tatsoi. We grow kale pretty much year round with a couple of cold frames and with a few potted kale plants indoors that we pick at in the winter. 

    Kale chips are pretty easy, we usually just toss in a bit of oil with some red pepper flakes and a bit of sea salt and throw in the toaster oven. You can also roll it around in some nutritional yeast after coating it with oil to get more out of it. I enjoy it with less crunch and closer to just broiled kale.

    If you're making soups, split peas and red lentils will break apart quite a bit and thicken whatever broth you make. We like to throw in brussel sprouts whole as there's nothing quite like it after simmering in a pot of multi-vege multi-bean soup for a couple hours.

    Roasted garlic is super easy and brings out a nice caramel flavour to garlic, just drizzle with a bit of oil, wrap in tinfoil and throw it in the toaster oven for about 20 minutes. Make sure you use a higher temp oil so it doesn't start to smoke half way through and wrap it tightly so the oil doesn't spit everywhere.

    If you can get a bunch opf fresh red chilies, you can hang them up outside/near a heat source in a wrapped up bit of cheesecloth and put em in a sealed jar or crush them and sprinkle them on food. You can also brown them in a pan to bring out more of the heat.

    Mushroom gravy or faux-meatloaf or vege paté is a good way to use up a bunch of mushrooms that may be starting to turn.
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