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Looking for suggestions/alternatives to cheese...

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by hankjam, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a local ethnic store will stock them? Is there a Polish community anywhere nearby? The other jarred salads in the range are good too. Just add that bit of variety and crunch I miss
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    I will look in to it we have a few delis around and I’ll ask about the brand.
    I’m trying carnivore January. So it will have to wait.
     
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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Went to Lidl's this afternoon and came back with this.....

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    Once opened eat within 3 days!!
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I wouldn't believe that part, it's salami. Which is designed to keep meat for a long while without refrigerating.
    How do they even manage to alter salami in such a way that it will go off in a couple of days instead of months?
     
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    I don’t think it would. But there are food safety regulations that require it to be printed on the package in some countries.
    I would just take it as a challenge.
    Salami omelettes, salami lunch, then salami supper.
     
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    Challenge accepted
     
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    we have these. Keeps for weeks in fridge opened. We even eat when skin gets a slight grey bloom. Its fine
     
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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    This!
     
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    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I like a chunk of cheese wrapped in a slice of ham with maybe mustard or mayo! You can also buy in some supermarket snack packs of mini chorizo bites. Try baking slices of chorizo or salami and they are a good crisp substitute and good with a creamy dip. Or for something 'sweet', mix 1 tbsp peanut butter with 2 tbsp double cream and mix well - it forms a kind of fudge substitute.
     
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    I was in Lidl today and saw these. Didn't realise how huge it is! How does it taste?
     
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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Not actually started yet, ploughing through some excess eggs at the moment.

    I will report back when the day arrives. :)
     
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    I come from a country where this is staple food--air dried beef slices-they're very, very good-I found the equivalent method of air drying in bresaola (air dried italian beef slices) at Tesco's online. .Great for just having something in the fridge instead of cheese.
    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/304404829
     
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    It's a bit like 350 million year old Himalayan salt, use by next Tuesday.
     
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    I eat a lot of different cheeses and generally vary what other protein, salad stuff, olives, nuts, etc, I have with them, but I also buy packs of various cooked meats (beef, tongue, chicken, salami, ham - all with as few additives as possible!) or fish, prawns, smoked salmon on offer, and tinned tuna, crab. etc, as non cheesy options.

    My lunches are always bought as part of my regular shopping and I try to get a couple of different options each week and with each order, so I don't get bored - I believe in plenty of variety. :hungry:
     
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