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Vegan/Vegetarian Products You Love and Recommend Trying!

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by Marie 2, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am planning on trying Tofu for the first time this week. Any particular type or form good for a newbie Tofu eater in the UK?

    I have issues with fungi and fungi derivatives, so am a bit wary of quorn type things.
     
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  2. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd get the Cauldron either plain or pre-marinaded. Be sure to cook it with flavoursome herbs/sauce/whatever. Tofu has no natural flavur and will take on the flavour of the food you cook it with.

    https://www.cauldronfoods.co.uk/pro...MIsd2BnqSq4wIVrL3tCh1gyg7kEAAYASAAEgI-BvD_BwE

    You can dust it with flavouring, marinade it, anything you like really.

    Quote from the site:

    "Ready to eat from the pack or try hot. Remove all packaging. Draining and pressing will give extra firmness to the tofu and allow it to absorb flavours. Press for a minimum of 10 minutes, up to 20 minutes. Preheat 1 tbsp of oil. Fry over a medium heat, turning frequently. Check product is piping hot before serving."
     
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  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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  4. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  5. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I just cut an extra firm one into cubes or chips, dust with whatever flavour I fancy and fry it in coconut oil until crispy. Aaaaaaaaaaaand that’s what I want for dinner now :D
     
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  6. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi, I have a question if anyone can help. About 3/4 years ago my daughter was vegetarian and I bought a veggie chicken roast joint for our Sunday dinner, it looked, smelled and tasted great, but a couple of hours later, I was continually sick/vomiting ( I have coeliac) I'm sure it wasn't Linda McCartney, but I can't remember what the name of it was, so is this a tofu product, also I had no change in my usual veggies, gravy or potatoes ?
    TIA :)
     
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  7. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Quorn do one - could it have been that?
     
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  8. dms1

    dms1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I like the Tofoo brand available in Sainsbury's because it is firmer than Cauldron. I cook with the plain variety but often eat the smoked as it is, in salads or on a (low carb bread) sandwich - TLT is good! (tofu, lettuce and tomato)
     
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  9. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I suspect it could have been seitan. The major ingredient of seitan is vital wheat gluten.......
     
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  10. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Robinredbreast I make tofu and its just coagulated wholebean soymilk; no gluten ivolved and not really the sort of thing I'd use as a joint.

    Thi is the description of quorn mince

    "Mycoprotein (93%), Rehydrated Free Range Egg White, Natural Caramelised Sugar, Firming Agents: Calcium Chloride, Calcium Acetate; Gluten Free Barley Malt Extract. For allergens, including cereals containing glutens, see ingredients in bold."

    So it could have been that, but I make seitan and it always involves a fair bit of vital wheat gluten and I thought of you when I first made it, and how ill you'd be if you ate it.
     
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  11. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Thanks @WuTwo , It was the Quorn family roast and it would be the mycoprotein, as the product says Gluten free, so it's the mould spores.

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  12. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Robinredbreast - Good that you know. so that you don't ever have it again. Pretty wretched way to spend an afternoon!
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Yes I found it thnaks Mel, it's the mycoprotein that would of caused the bad reaction.
     
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  14. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @Robinredbreast

    Beyond Meat has gluten free chicken and beef products, you might check out the ingredients for next time. It's a pea protein base.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Thanks, I am okay with pea protein as I have eaten a snack which is pea protein, GF, and really nice. I am moving more towards the veggie options, so lots to think about.
     
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  16. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @lucylocket61
    The mistake most people make when trying tofu at first, is not realizing it doesn't really have any flavor. So trying a flavored one at first is a good option. My newest find is to take the pre cut squares and shake nutritional yeast on them and bake, pretty easy and wonderful add to salads and veggies, or just snack on. I'll leave the brand recommendations to the others before me as we seem to not have a lot of the same companies in common.
     
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  17. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @Robinredbreast

    Lol, I have to add I thought someone mentioned once you have Beyond Meat in the UK, but I don't know so maybe someone here can let you know.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Err no they don't..
     
  19. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    They are not in the Uk or? Because I had one in my freezer that I was looking at that says gluten free and read the ingredients.
     
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  20. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I thought they were no soya, no gluten products. Did I miss something, BB?
     
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