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Vegan fish And Chips: Report

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 27th of September 2021  Abstract  Fish and chips is a dish that many vegans say they miss, so i decided to make a vegan battered fish that was fun to eat.  In the past I have tried making vegan fish with banana blossom, but did not get overwhelming positive feedback. Even I thought it was lacking in something too!  In response to this, I decided to change the recipe a little and use tofu instead of banana blossom.   I decided to stick with most of the recipe and followed the same method as in the last report.  This worked out fine although the tofu fish, let us call it tofish, was a little thick and would have been better as a thinner slice.  The batter was great though and all things considered it was better than the banana blossom fish.  If I was going to do this again, I would cut a thinner slice of tofu and shape it to look a little bit more like fish.  Index Introduction   Literature search   Procedure Results (This has the finished recipe

Veg in black bean sauce (vegan)

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 20th of September 2021 A good old vegan stir fry is sometimes all you need.  This dish is easy to prepare, tasty and 100% vegan.  The carrots are a great sauce of vitamin A while the cabbage adds some much needed calcium to the days diet.  I have prepared is with mash, but it can easily be served with, rice or even vegan noodles.  Easily customisable.   Ingredients Carrot Parsnip Cabbage Potato  Chilli pepper Sultanas  1/2 Onion 1 glove of garlic Black bean sauce  Paprika  Method  Cube the potato with the skins still on and boil until soft.   Sherd the cabbage and slice the carrot and parsnip into strips then add to a hot frying pan.  Chop the chilli, garlic and onion and add to the frying pan.  Add the paprika and sultanas.  When the veg is cooked, add the black bean sauce and stir in.  Simmer for 5 minutes on a lower heat then serve with the mash potato.  Top Tip To add more roughage, leave the skins on the potato.  Add some vegan gran chorizo for fun.  I

Tuno & Mayo More Like A Tin Of Bogies!

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 17th of September 2021 I have had Loma Tuno before, but it was the chilli one.  This time i decided to try the Tuno and May, but i wished i hadn't!  I had it with a jacket potato and topped it with some olives. Even after adding copious amounts of vegan mayonnaise, and bang bang, vegan salad cream and more vegan mayo i could just about eat it. Nonetheless, I couldn't eat it all.  In the end i got the idea i was eating recycled bogies. Yuk! This is one to avoid! I really hope that you liked this blog.  Please like, share and subscribe.  

Bhuna NotGosht

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By McDonald, T.   |  Updated 30th of  September 2021   Traditionally this dish is made with lamb or mutton, but we are vegan so I will use tofu, but you can use any meat substitute that you like.  If you look around, you will be able to find many different ways to prepare this curry, but this is the way i like to do it because it looks authentic and tastes astonishing.  Notes before you get started It is fine to use vegan cream instead of cashew cream. See how to make the cashew cream here . If you are worried about nutrition particularly B12, you can add a teaspoon of nutritional yeast with added B12 Use a washed out jar to marinade the tofu pieces in.  I used a salsa jar meaning that i didn't need to by a new jar.  Marinated tofu in repurposed jar Adding veg is an option.  I like to add a bit of carrot and broccoli to bulk it out a bit and add more nutrition. Making the tomato sauce is great because if you make a big batch, you can use it in other recipes.  I do this by chopping

Beyond Burger Review

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 10th of September 2021  Last time I tried this burger it was a frozen one.  This time i tried the fresh one, but was it worth the price?  I must be honest, the only reason I tried it at all is because it was going for less than half price.  I resent paying so much for a vegan burger because it makes me feel exploited  by some company instead of valued.  Anyway, I can add that to the negatives at the end, but know this: it is not all bad.    Does it taste like a meat burger? Yes, It tastes like a meat burger.  I loved the way it smells when cooking and I liked the way it cooked too.  I had it in a bun with some tomato, mustard, BBQ sauce, onion and chilli and I could still taste a really great burger through all that flavour.  Obviously, I tried some without the sauce and pickles and it was still great tasting.   What is the issue with the burger? The issue is not the burger because the burger is fantastic!  No, the issue is the price and the fact it c

Yellow Split Pea Dahl

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 6th of September 2021 Dahl means split pulses usually lentils, which can be used in this curry, but then it wouldn't be yellow split pea Dahl!  Instead of using coconut milk, I used cashew cream, which keeps the creaminess but changes the texture. Servers 2 Ingredients  Yellow split peas 1/3 cup Cannellini beans (optional) 1/3 cup Cashew cream ( how to make cashew cream ) Chopped tomatoes 100g Garlic 4 cloves Onion 1/2  Mushrooms x 4-6 medium Cabbage x 60g Bell pepper x 40g Curry powder x 1 tsp Gram masala x 1 tsp Goan spice x 1/4 tsp Brown sugar x 1 tsp Salt to taste Method Prepare the beans. If you have dried beans, they will need to be soaked overnight and boiled for 15 minutes the next day. Fry the mushrooms, onions and garlic in a frying pan.   Add the spices and stir for a minute. Add the chopped tomatoes, cashew cream and little water if needed.  Add the sugar. Leave to simmer for about 20 minutes. Results  Very creamy curry with a mild hea

Caramelised Onion Chutney

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 3rd of September 2021 You are new to cooking and you want to make something different to go in your sandwiches, on your crackers with your vegan cheese or something to add to the side of your plate at dinner time.  Onion chutney , a sweet onion gooey delight, is great for any of those and if you make enough of it, it will last for ages in the fridge.  However, it is best if you leave it for a few weeks before you start consuming it.  Can last for about six months in the fridge. Literature search  The Guardian (2010) ' Caramelised Onion Chutney Recipe '    Guardian News & Media Limited .  Available at https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/aug/03/caramelised-red-onion-chutney-recipe (Accessed on 16/08/21). Palmer, N.   (2021) ' Onion Chutney Recipe ' Good To Know. Available at https://www.goodto.com/recipes/onion-chutney (Accessed on 16/08/21) Tesco (n.d.) ' Caramelised Onion Chutney Recipe ' Available at https://realfood.

How to make cashew cream

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 1st of September 2021       Cashew cream is a great way to make any curry magnificent!   It is very simple to make and boosts the flavour to the next level. In addition, it makes a great dip and you can even add it to your porridge or overnight oats. You can add it to anything that you would cream. However, if you want to make it smooth like cream, you will need to use a high powered blender. Ingredients  Basic cashew cream 1/4 cup of cashews per person Vegan milk, as much as needed for your taste Luxury cashew cream 1/4 cup of cashews per person Vegan milk, about 2 - 3 tbsp 1/2 tsp of nutritional yeast with B12 1 pitted date  1/4 tsp of cinnamon  Method Blend the cashew nuts into crumbs  Cashew before blending. Cashew nuts after blending ready for the soya milk Step 2 Gently pour in the vegan milk until you get the desired viscosity.  Add optional spices, date and nutritional yeast if dimerised.   Results  Yields a very creamy and sweet pale subst