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Mar
28
comment How can I add more “chew” to veggie burgers with only vegetables?
@TFD: People like what they like, and when ex-omnivores become vegetarian, sometimes, they want to eat items they were fond of, burgers inclusive. I am vegan, I eat meat-substitute items all the time, no poor reflection on vegetables, just I liked meat, I don't eat it because I consider it wrong and environmentally detrimental, not because I dislike the taste. Can't see anything wrong with replicating the taste/texture, there is no moral problem there.
Mar
27
comment Does anyone know the name of this Mexican Breakfast / Brunch dish?
@Adil: Migas has many, many forms that vary tremendously. They can look as different from one to another as loads of bread can from each other.
Mar
27
comment Why isn't my homemade pepperoni orange?
@Ray: Well, before I posted that article, my first thought was "Paprika?" - which you'll note from what was written causes the orange colour.
Mar
27
answered Does anyone know the name of this Mexican Breakfast / Brunch dish?
Mar
27
comment What is a substitute for celery root in a soup?
@hobodave: Should this be edited to say celeriac as well? In the UK I do not know it as celery root at all, and people might search for celeriac, as it a reasonably common ingredient.
Mar
27
answered Why isn't my homemade pepperoni orange?
Mar
25
comment Effect of pineapple
The pineapple could probably go in quite late to a slow cook, it would not need anywhere near the same duration as the pork. That should reduce any effect.
Mar
25
comment How to cook insects?
Eating bees? Might not be very safe, the stings last. If you can find sufficient bees to be worth considering, then there might be a better food source near by.
Mar
24
comment Why does frozen spinach have so much less iron than fresh spinach?
@Allison: I think vegetarians with low iron counts just have poor diets. I have been vegan for many years, give blood regularly and have never had even the slightest of anaemia issues.
Mar
24
comment Soy Protein Type
@Aaronut: Tempeh has a very, very strong flavour though, even curried you can still tell what it is, and it crumbles up easily due to the structure being composed of many whole soya beans fused together. As they were marketing it as "veggie chicken", I would say it's either some variant of seitan, as stated above. Or the other form of braised gluten they use for the "mock meat" substitutes, doù baō (豆包), made from tofu skin (dried sheets from the skin on soya milk when boiled). I find it amusing that Google Translate renders that as Bean Bag. ;-)
Mar
22
answered Can I substitute Soy Milk when a recipe for cooking (not baking) calls for regular (or 2%) milk
Mar
22
comment Soy Protein Type
@skaz: Given the digestive comment, if you have IBS, Crohn's, or anything like that, gluten and soya are best avoided. Soya should also be avoided if you have any thyroid/endocrine issues, as it is a hormone mimicker.
Mar
22
comment Soy Protein Type
@skaz: It is not, but there are two things to consider there, a) she might not have known what she was talking about, b) the latter stuff I have listed above is all hybrid soy/seitan and makes the best substitutes. Plain soy-based TVP has a very different texture to seitan, if you try both, you would know which you had before. As far as the health aspects are concerned. Soya has as many known allergy concerns as gluten, if not more, if you are allergic to either, avoid them - otherwise should be fine. Some people find both hard to digest, can't say that I have noticed that.
Mar
22
comment Soy Protein Type
@skaz: Quorn is the most popular of the UK vegetarian substitutes, made from a type of mushroom like substance and egg.
Mar
22
answered Soy Protein Type
Mar
21
comment Turtle Caramel Turns to sugar
Moisture? Are they in something airtight?
Mar
20
comment Why buy ground cinnamon instead of cinnamon sticks?
@JYelton: Aye, shards, splinters, it's a right pain to grind.
Mar
18
comment Why buy ground cinnamon instead of cinnamon sticks?
+1 Clean forgot about the varieties, good point.
Mar
17
comment Is it possible to make vegetarian 'prawn' toast?
@nixy: The kelp seasoning will probably be a large part of "the sea" taste.
Mar
14
comment Why buy ground cinnamon instead of cinnamon sticks?
@Aaronut: Depends how fine you want it, tends to go to shards and I meant with a mortar and pestle, if you have decent equipment, anything is easy. I do not attempt it personally.