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Vegetarians: What have you eaten today?

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by Enclave, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Marie 2 - I’m curious about the gravy - is it a homemade recipe and would you share if so? I can think of a few recipes I have that gravy would be nice with.
     
  2. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @Walking Girl
    Road's End Organics, they make 3 different flavors?

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    It's instant gravy. I use it all the time!

    Here is how I make gravy.

    I do routinely make my own using some flour, margarine. Heat and make a paste.
    Then you slowly add plain plant milk for a white sauce or water for a gravy, letting it thicken each time you add. If it gets to thin, you have to mix water and flour separately and slowly add it in or it will get clumpy.
    A can of mushrooms blended (just put the mushrooms and the water in the blender, keep some aside if you want) adds flavoring for either sauce and miso or aminos help add flavor or darken for a brown gravy.
    I love adding mushrooms, I have a mushroom paste I love to add that I am out of at the moment, I do have a powder though.
    Also veg boullion helps add flavor if you want. I have also used corn starch and arrowroot as thickeners, arrowroot is much trickier.

    Gravy brings an extra flavor to a veggie bowl! So it helps change it up off and on.

    EDIT There are a couple of companies that make a premade pourable vegan gravy in different flavors in aseptic packaging, I have found them to be pretty tasteless. I haven't tasted them for a couple of years though.
     
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  3. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B: yogurt and strawberries
    L: salad off the salad bar at work. So, iceberg and some limp veggies. (My manager was in town for the first time in 6 months, so I’ll suffer the terrible cafeteria at work for a chance to bend his ear face 2 face)
    D: out with friends. Roasted cauliflower tacos with slaw, cilantro and comeback sauce (it’s a Southern U.S. thing). 1 glasss wine
     
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  4. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Marie 2

    Thanks! Sound like it’s right up my alley - some custom additions but not all day in the kitchen. I’m a big fan of dry frying mushrooms in my cast iron skillet until they are a lovely brown. Bet those would be great with the gravy!
     
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  5. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    That sounds good! I have never dry fried mushrooms!

    I always fry them in margarine or oil and when I was younger red wine or burgundy added was pretty good. I love sliced fresh mushrooms marinated a few hours in Italian Dressing.
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I want to eat everything you post. You have style @WuTwo Missing you. Hope you and your family are ok. Worried prayers.
     
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  7. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Broccoli over cauliflower rice with melted Daiya cheese and Braggs aminos spritzed over the top. With sliced marinated seitan on the side.
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Veggie bowl with seitan and parmegan
    vegan cinnamon roll
    Snacks
    Guacamole and tortilla chips
    Watermelon
     
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  9. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B: chia seed pudding with peanut butter and 3/4 large banana. I’ve been avoiding bananas worried about “the spike”. It tasted awesome. 130 (7.2) at the peak. Yay.
    L: big salad with romaine, 1/3 cup quinoa, toasted almond, salt cured olives, sun dried tomatoes, cucumber and avocado.
    S: 2/3 cup oatmeal made with almond milk, the rest of the banana before leg day at the gym.
    D: Gafell pasta (soybean) with kale pesto, pine nuts and plenty of blistered cherry tomatoes. Carrots with hummus.
     
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    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Traveling and for some weird reason not prepared. I’m an utter mess today, capped off by a client who wanted to eat at Red Lobster. Really? <end whining rant>

    B: almond milk latte.
    L: starving, small bag of nuts in my purse. Almost missed flight due to hang up in security.
    D: 2 glasses of white wine, 1 side salad with massive globs of dressing. If ever forced to eat at Red Lobster “dressing on the side” is a phrase you need to remember. Side of broccoli and limp asparagus. Ick.

    :(
     
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  11. Diakat

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    My food has recently been bad as I have been busy so fasting this morning and then ... no idea! Must be more organised in coming days.
     
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  12. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Fasting is good! Red Lobster isn't!
     
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    The fast the other day ended up lasting all day as I wasn’t that hungry- then had Wasabi’s vegan sushi for dinner.
    So far today I have had tea and a flatbread with soft French cheese.
    Not sure when/what lunch will be as have to get daughter to a dance class around lunchtime.
    Dinner- got some tofu that needs eating and there is Thai curry paste in the cupboard so curry seems likely.
     
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  14. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I had one of the new Morning Star Vegan Burgers with all the fixings. They are supposed to rival the Impossible Burger. Since I haven’t tasted the Impossible Burger yet I have no idea.

    They seemed like they had a more definite beef flavor although not strong, which is good as I’m not sure I would have liked that. But I can’t tell if they are truly similar as I haven’t had meat for over 50 years, so maybe not a good judge.

    But I like the Beyond Meat.Burgers better.
     
  15. Walking Girl

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    B: chia seed pudding with peanut butter and blueberries. Almond milk latte.
    L: salad with Panera ff poppy seed dressing, avocados, a sprinkle of dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds and quinoa
    S: olives
    D: broccoli cheese soup, stone ground crackers. Strawberries. It’s not yet getting cold, but I had a soup craving anyway.
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    L Pineapple, A Salad and Beyond Meat sausages.
    D A small bowl of mixed veggies
    And lots and lots of pineapple all day long. Lol, it was a particularly good one and I think I was aiming to finish the whole pineapple in a day and managed to save some for the next day.
     
  17. Guna108

    Guna108 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Missed breakfast as went to temple.
    Lunch- soup made from a vegetable stock cube , 2 bran crispbreads and cheese triangle
    Dinner- steamed kale, brocolli and paneer . Some raspberries and cream.
    I came off the Newcastle diet shakes and am now on low carb , but fairly low calorie (well, except for my treat of dessert tonight) :)
    I tried a stir fry with Oumph last night and really didn't like the texture. Last week, I made chana masala using lupini beans instead of chickpeas and cauliflower rice instead of basmati and it turned out well and didn't raise my bg very much.
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    What's a cheese triangle?
     
  19. Guna108

    Guna108 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is cheese spread in a foil covered triangle shape. [​IMG]
     
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  20. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Ah, we have them here as well! I like them but forgot about them. They're very convenient to take with you, and they taste of wonderful camping trips as a child as well :)
     
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