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Forum: Vegetarian 11-19-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 45,151
Posted By penguinpower
Wow, sounds like a lot of work to me, Nigel! Are...

Wow, sounds like a lot of work to me, Nigel! Are you going to stain the cabinets or paint them? My DH just installed a kitchen in a house we are fixing up for rental, but we got finished cabinets. ...
Forum: Vegetarian 11-09-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,681
Posted By penguinpower
I just have to take a vegetable dish, and I'm...

I just have to take a vegetable dish, and I'm going to make jem's zucchini patties!
Forum: Vegetarian 11-06-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
I think it would be hard to find a meat...

I think it would be hard to find a meat substitute that doesn't have grain, unfortunately :( The gluten seems to be necessary to create a sorta meatish texture. I don't think there is any non-grain...
Forum: Vegetarian 10-30-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
We had a big greek salad and a big batch of...

We had a big greek salad and a big batch of oven-fried potatoes. Hit the spot!
Forum: Vegetarian 10-29-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
For lunch today we had leftover portobello...

For lunch today we had leftover portobello reubens and for dinner leftover Creamy Curried Kale and Chickpeas. Love leftovers! I also made a big pot of split pea stew to eat for lunches during the...
Forum: Vegetarian 10-29-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
Tapioca starch will give cheese "stretch". ...

Tapioca starch will give cheese "stretch". Carrageenan makes it firm. Some use agar agar powder instead of carrageenan - I prefer the texture of the carrageenan. If you want to make a "melt" type...
Forum: Vegetarian 10-27-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By penguinpower
That's a great tip about the cream soups, jem! ...

That's a great tip about the cream soups, jem!

I am soaking garbanzos right now because I'm planning to make FFV's Creamy Curried Kale and Chickpeas tomorrow.

I just love my Instant Pot for...
Forum: Vegetarian 10-27-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
Jenn - I make a bunch of different cheeses but...

Jenn - I make a bunch of different cheeses but this one from the Avocados and Ales website is so easy and it's probably my DH's favorite with Crunchmaster crackers. It does require lactic acid and...
Forum: Vegetarian 10-27-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By penguinpower
The fatfreevegan website has a lot of really good...

The fatfreevegan website has a lot of really good bean recipes. (Lots of really good vegan recipes in general - we'ved liked everything I've made from the site) This is one of our favorites - The...
Forum: Vegetarian 10-25-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
Big salad, cauliflower "wings" and a sweet...

Big salad, cauliflower "wings" and a sweet potato. I bought some marble rye today and will make portobello mushroom reubens tomorrow if I have a chance to make some cheese.
Forum: Vegetarian 10-22-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,791
Posted By penguinpower
Ive only used canned young jackfruit in brine - I...

Ive only used canned young jackfruit in brine - I have never seen fresh jackfruit for sale in our area. The only time I ate it fresh was in Jamaica and I loved it. Ive made the crab cakes, and...
Forum: Vegetarian 10-22-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
yesterday was the hubsters birthday and he wanted...

yesterday was the hubsters birthday and he wanted to go to the casino buffet - oh my, I cannot believe what I ate :( Oh well back on track today. I wasnt hungry all day, and made an easy mushroom...
Forum: Vegetarian 10-11-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
jem, I'm in a timeshare that has a full kitchen. ...

jem, I'm in a timeshare that has a full kitchen. We have a few timeshares that we got on Ebay for virtually nothing, and I love exchanging into different places. Over the years I've learned how to...
Forum: Vegetarian 10-09-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,791
Posted By penguinpower
Belated happy birthday, jem! That cake sounds so...

Belated happy birthday, jem! That cake sounds so good.

I often make the Aquafaba Mozzarella from the Avocados and Ales website. It is extremely easy to make, and we like it better than any of...
Forum: Vegetarian 10-09-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
Traveling again - tonight I made oven "fries" and...

Traveling again - tonight I made oven "fries" and took a chance on a jar of red cabbage with apples from the Dollar Store, and it was good! I will have to run back over there tomorrow to see if they...
Forum: Vegetarian 09-26-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
Thanks for mentioning that site, Jem! Some yummy...

Thanks for mentioning that site, Jem! Some yummy sounding recipes on there, and the Ital stew does look very good. I was expecting it would be an Italian recipe lol. I am definitely going to try...
Forum: Vegetarian 09-23-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 43,750
Posted By penguinpower
I bought some Califa almond milk Coffee Creamer -...

I bought some Califa almond milk Coffee Creamer - very expensive, and did nothing for my coffee. I would not buy it again.
Forum: Vegetarian 09-23-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
Back home again - had a really nice time in...

Back home again - had a really nice time in Michigan but ate way too many non-veg things. I went to Mackinac Island and visited the Grand Hotel, enjoyed touring that lovely facility and saw the...
Forum: Vegetarian 09-18-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
Same here, Nigel! There's a restaurant chain...

Same here, Nigel! There's a restaurant chain here called Doublewide Grill and they have the only vegan mushroom stroganoff that I've liked, and I LOVE mushrooms! I've tried an number of recipes...
Forum: Vegetarian 09-18-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
I'm in Michigan right now - gosh, it's a...

I'm in Michigan right now - gosh, it's a beautiful state! I am planning to visit Mackinac Island while I'm here, and the "concierge" type gal suggested I wait until Wednesday or Thursday because...
Forum: Vegetarian 09-12-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
DH took me out to lunch today and we had a yummy...

DH took me out to lunch today and we had a yummy mushroom stroganoff. I've tried to make this at home, and I come close, but I can't quite get it. I'll have to keep trying. It's a long drive to...
Forum: Vegetarian 09-10-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
The Jason's Deli salad bar is very good, Nigel,...

The Jason's Deli salad bar is very good, Nigel, and they have some vegetarian soups and sandwiches as well. We don't go often, but we always enjoy it when we go.

Nothing exciting foodwise today. ...
Forum: Vegetarian 09-09-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
Glad to hear you can order those crusts, Nigel. ...

Glad to hear you can order those crusts, Nigel. I'd absolutely do that if our stores didn't carry them.

No cooking today. We went to Jason's Deli and enjoyed their terrific salad bar. I was a...
Forum: Vegetarian 09-09-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,791
Posted By penguinpower
I looked at that famous online auction site Nigel...

I looked at that famous online auction site Nigel - hahahaha, maybe I should list my stash of Yoo Hoo and take a trip to Hawaii with the proceeds.
Forum: Vegetarian 09-08-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,791
Posted By penguinpower
Coffee - I love it! Drinking it without dairy...

Coffee - I love it! Drinking it without dairy has been a challenge, and about a year ago I found something that sort of worked for me. I got these YooHoo Chocolate Drink Mix singles at Rite Aid! ...
Forum: Vegetarian 09-08-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
Nice to see you too, jem! I haven't been...

Nice to see you too, jem! I haven't been visiting boards much lately. Every once in a while I get anti-socialmedia lol.

Our Dollar Tree always has the crusts here, Nigel but it seems like they...
Forum: Vegetarian 09-07-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,311
Posted By penguinpower
]I was oven-roasting roma tomatoes, and made up...

]I was oven-roasting roma tomatoes, and made up another tray of sliced mushrooms, peppers and onions to roast too and decided to have Dollar Store pizza tonight. The Dollar Store sells these very...
Forum: Vegetarian 03-10-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 43,750
Posted By penguinpower
Aldi has vegan hotdogs and "meatless" Italian...

Aldi has vegan hotdogs and "meatless" Italian sausage at $2.99 a pack! There are 5 hot dogs in a pack, and 4 sausages in a pack. I picked up one of each and they were quite good, as good as the...
Forum: Vegetarian 11-03-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 43,750
Posted By penguinpower
I bought a Ronco "Chiptastic" microwave chip...

I bought a Ronco "Chiptastic" microwave chip maker on Amazon - it's great!

I mostly use it to make tortilla chips out of no-oil-added tortillas. I cut up a stack of six tortillas into six...
Forum: Vegetarian 11-03-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 45,151
Posted By penguinpower
Hey Nigel! How do you like the air fryer? Sorry...

Hey Nigel! How do you like the air fryer? Sorry I haven't been around much. I've been doing a lot of traveling. I've also been working my eating plan really hard - I had a long, long, long...
Forum: Vegetarian 08-26-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 45,151
Posted By penguinpower
I'll have to check out that group, thanks jem. ...

I'll have to check out that group, thanks jem. I've been keeping my IP going like crazy and avoiding the oven as much as possible since it's been so stinking hot here. It's supposed to be 91...
Forum: Vegetarian 08-26-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 77,339
Posted By penguinpower
If you have a Whole Foods and a printer, you can...

If you have a Whole Foods and a printer, you can get the Tofurkey slow-roasted "chicken" for free up until September 13. I haven't ever tried this product and usually avoid the fake meats, but might...
Forum: Vegetarian 08-26-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 77,339
Posted By penguinpower
It's hard around here, too. As far as chains, we...

It's hard around here, too. As far as chains, we do Chipotle's and Qdoba, with our favorite being...Golden Corral. They always have rice, beans, baked white and sweet potatoes, steamed cauliflower...
Forum: Vegetarian 08-25-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 77,339
Posted By penguinpower
I love Chipotle's too. I always eat the whole...

I love Chipotle's too. I always eat the whole thing too, it's so good. The last time I had a crowd over, I made a Chipotle buffet - cooked up the rice, beans and sofritas, and also set out bowls of...
Forum: Vegetarian 08-25-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 45,151
Posted By penguinpower
Air fryer! I have to haul mine out of the...

Air fryer! I have to haul mine out of the basement and give it another try. I bought it a couple of years ago when I was still doing LC, and used it exactly once (cooked a chicken). I didn't like...
Forum: Vegetarian 06-26-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,521
Posted By penguinpower
I used my IP as a crockpot today to make a...

I used my IP as a crockpot today to make a portabello mushroom recipe, but added a handful of soy curls on a whim and it turned out really good. I forget where I got this recipe, but since I have...
Forum: Vegetarian 06-26-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 45,151
Posted By penguinpower
I have a blueberry plant in a pot. Last year, it...

I have a blueberry plant in a pot. Last year, it produced four blueberries lol - and the birds got every one of them. This year there are about 20 berries, and the birds were already checking them...
Forum: Vegetarian 06-19-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 45,151
Posted By penguinpower
I've used the jackfruit in the cans, never the...

I've used the jackfruit in the cans, never the fresh. I like it okay but can't say I rave over what I've made with it.

I picked up some great fruit deals this week too, Nigel - raspberries and...
Forum: Vegetarian 05-19-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 77,339
Posted By penguinpower
Jem told us about coconut bacon - I've been...

Jem told us about coconut bacon - I've been making Rice Paper Bacon - this is good as a snack, crumbled up on a salad, on an avocado sandwich, etc.

The original recipe was from Denmark, I believe,...
Forum: Vegetarian 05-19-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,691
Posted By penguinpower
Nigel - we follow the McDougall "Starch Solution"...

Nigel - we follow the McDougall "Starch Solution" plan, which is a complete 180 from the low-carb diet I followed for many, many years. It required a seismic change in my dearly held beliefs about...
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