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1 hour ago, Redoptics said:

I have done one day yay lol I find a lot of vegetarian dishes nice, just wondering what these meat substitute are like. Anyone tried them , or are they a waste of time or ermmm taste.

I'm not picky. I've enjoyed a variety of vegan meats, veggie burgers etc. 

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Just now, Redoptics said:

Hmmm very interesting,  still have not tried meat substitute,  and it wouldn't be a daily thing even if I did. 

My mum used to make soya chunks in a thuri,  which was pretty nice. But I have been a meat eater all my life, was watching this program about undigested meat that is just stuck in your body. So thought I'd give up on the meat or try at least.

You should watch some of the videos on Net and documentaries which show how cruelly/badly treated these farmed animal are. 

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1 minute ago, kcmidlands said:

There's a lot of Vegan alternatives now, some are pretty decent and other's are trash but it all depends how you cook them. We don't use many Quorn products anymore, their Vegan range aren't really that good, our kids like the Birds eye Vegan range, they do fake chicken peices and thing's that could pretty easily replace meat in any Daal/Sabzi, if you cook them the way they tell you they end up being pretty bland, the Beyond Meat stuff is really nice but it's pretty expensive but if you're coming from a meat eating background then they are probably more appropriate because they are aimed at people wanting to reduce meat in-take.

It's mostly highly processed soya. I am vegetarian but I don't think these products are good for the health much. Quorn use egg a lot I think (if you don't eat egg)

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1 hour ago, Premi5 said:

It's mostly highly processed soya. I am vegetarian but I don't think these products are good for the health much. Quorn use egg a lot I think (if you don't eat egg)

A lot of the new stuff is based around wheat protein but a lot of meat alternative is still soya based, Quorn have introduced their vegan stuff that doesn't have egg in it, we tried it and didn't like it but then we don't eat a lot of their products anyway.

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On 1/27/2022 at 11:46 AM, kcmidlands said:

A lot of the new stuff is based around wheat protein but a lot of meat alternative is still soya based, Quorn have introduced their vegan stuff that doesn't have egg in it, we tried it and didn't like it but then we don't eat a lot of their products anyway.

The wheat protein stuff has been around for years.. its called seitan (its the stuff they use for mock meats in chinese take-aways). Its made from wheat gluten... sorry to break it to you but they will be using the cheapest wheat (GMO stuff) to get the gluten, then they hyper-process it to get the chewy meaty stuff. Given that people's intolerance of modern wheat (high protein/gluten GMO wheat) is rising, you aren't going to do well on this if you eat it regular. 

The one I can just about tolerate these days is the Green Cuisine range as mentioned above. Its similar to higher protein meat alternatives that I had in France. Its based on Peas. It tastes nice too (not trying to be overly fake meat).

But then again Jhatka Goat blows this fake stuff out of the water. You can look into how to getting it in the UK via Nihang types.

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On 1/26/2022 at 7:32 PM, Redoptics said:

Hmmm very interesting,  still have not tried meat substitute,  and it wouldn't be a daily thing even if I did. 

My mum used to make soya chunks in a thuri,  which was pretty nice. But I have been a meat eater all my life, was watching this program about undigested meat that is just stuck in your body. So thought I'd give up on the meat or try at least.

good luck with your journey, and remember its just that 'a journey'. Some stuff you'll like at different stages of it, the more in tune you become with your body, the more you'll understand what it needs, and then you'll provide that. Unfortunately, things these days aren't as black and white (as they were in the Guru's days) when food was organic and grown with love and compassion. 

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