Questions tagged [vegetarian]

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Can I add body to vegan stock with carrageenan?

Carrageenan, a seaweed extract, is used frequently in vegan cheese and other vegan and vegetarian preparations as a thickening agent. However, I have never seen it recommended as a way to add "...
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How to make a facsimile of corned beef from (plant-based) ground?

I became vegetarian about a year ago, and one thing I still crave constantly is corned beef hash. I've found that impossible meat has been a fairly good substitute for when I really crave a dish with ...
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Chinese dumplings vegetarian style - mushrooms raw or cooked?

I recently started making Chinese steamed dumplings (Jiaozi) with cabbage and beef mince. In this version I simply mix together all the ingredients for the filling (cabbage, onion, beef) when they're ...
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Why remove the vegetables from vegetable stock? [duplicate]

Most meat stock is based on boiling bones, so it's not hard to imagine why you'd want to remove the bones before using the stock. Vegetable stock, on the other hand, is broadly similar to the mirepoix ...
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Vegetable suet without the palm oil, or an equivalent?

I use Atora vegetable suet* to make Christmas pudding. I might be giving it to vegetarians, at least in a normal year, and I'd rather avoid unnecessary meat products myself. With the leftover suet ...
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How to make vegetarian meat substitute that's more firm and browned on the outside?

I've eaten in some vegetarian places where they use what I guess are TVP (textured vegetable protein, i.e. soya) chunks as a substitute for meat, which was quite convincing. One place made them into '...
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Is using hot water to make chapathi dough a good idea?

One of these days, I accidentally used hot water in place of cold water on wheat flour to make chapathi dough. Coincidentally I found the dough to be much softer than usual. Also the kneading process ...
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Cream of Tomato with garlic + cilantro stalks aroma

I've been trying to crack this Cream of Tomato recipe for many decades now that is served in almost all Indian five star hotels and professionally managed kitchens. At the end when it's served, it has ...
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What if I microwave Beyond Meat?

I have a bag of Beyond Meat crumbles. Before reading the bag, I microwaved the crumbles in a bowl until they were thoroughly heated. ...Then I noticed that the bag says "DO NOT MICROWAVE". ...
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Adding a smoky flavour without adding spiciness

I rather like a strong smoky flavour in some of my food - I've tasted some rather lovely smokey vegetarian Mexican bean wraps for instance. However, I've struggled to replicate this in my own cooking ...
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Is pizza sauce vegetarian [closed]

I’m going vegetarian for lent and want to know if I can get pizza we’re going out with my friends, But I’ve heard that sometimes there could be no products in the pizza sauce
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Can I make vegetarian soup dumplings?

Soup dumplings, or xiao long bao, are made by combining ground pork with chilled gelatinized pork stock inside a dough wrapper. When steamed, the gelatin stock melts, so that the diner bites into a ...
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Storing vegetarian sausages

I often eat Linda McCartney sausages: Linda Mccartney 6 Vegetarian Sausages 300G ...but, as I don't own a freezer, I have to store them in the fridge. As the sausages come frozen, I imagine that ...
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baked seitan left out [duplicate]

So I left my baked seitan out for 3 to 4 hours today. I was going to toss it but then I was like wait.. it's a dry product much like bread.. is my thinking ok and it's fine still? I bake it in a non ...
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What is the name and preparation style of this type of tofu?

I am looking for the name of and the preparation style of a type of "shredded tofu" found in Vietnamese vegetarian style garden/spring rolls. This is the style of roll I am talking about. Shredded ...
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Ramen Broth Varieties

I'm trying to gain some variety to my ramen by producing different types of broth. Mostly veggie based, however I'm open to other ideas. I have one type of ramen broth that we like but so far every ...
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How to remove the distinct flavor of vital wheat gluten when making faux meat?

How do I remove the distinct protein flavor of vital wheat gluten when making faux meat?
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Matzah meal as a binder in veggie burgers

I'm experimenting with veggie burgers, and I keep seeing rolled oats and breadcrumbs in recipes such as this one. However, I grew up in a Jewish home where the binder in recipes such as this one would ...
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When making Vegan Carnitas, BBQ, & etc., is canned green jackfruit superior to fresh green jackfruit? What about frozen?

weI have seen a lot of debate regarding the use of green/young jackfruit as a meat substitute in vegan cooking, but the opinions i find on the subject are all simply reading copy, or incorporating ...
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Substitute for eggs in Macarons (No Legumes)

My absolute favorite things to bake are French macarons. I make them for family gatherings, potlucks, or just to give to my public library. A huge issue, however, is that often times I just make them ...
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What can be added to veggie burgers to increase texture?

I add chopped onions, garlic, grated carrots, some flour and spices to pre-soaked TVP. Onions add a bit of texture but after baking tvp densifies becoming like soft rubber. I think mushrooms, beans, ...
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How to cook tofu without burning?

I've been trying to eat tofu lately (not using much oil to cook it) and I don't mind it, my only problem is that I can't seem to cook it without burning the pan and setting the smoke alarms off (twice!...
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Grilling veggies & meat on same surface for vegetarian guests

If I grill veggies and then grill meats (or vice versa) on the same surface, is heating and brushing the grill an adequate method to assure I haven't offended a vegan or vegetarian?
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Flavour Enhancer 635 and Vegetarian

The flavour enhancer E635 is a combination of E627 (disodium guanylate) and E631 (disodium inosinate) and is in Fantastic Noodles (Chicken). If I am correct, the flavour enhancer 627 is isolated from ...
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Is there a good way to make vegetarian carbonara?

My partner is now a vegetarian, and one food I miss cooking for dinner together is spaghetti carbonara. What would a good substitute for the pancetta/bacon be? The role of the pork is not just the ...
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What are the ingredients that make vegan meat taste like real meat?

I tried making a vegan burger in my kitchen before, and it turned out all right. However, when I taste a vegan burger or a vegan hot dog at restaurants or in frozen foods, it seems much closer to the ...
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Name of Vegetarian that Eats Insects

There are different type of vegetarians, such as Lacto ovo vegetarian, Lacto vegatarian, and Vegan. Some cultures eat insects, which may violate the naming of these rules. I'm curious if there is a ...
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How should “vegetarian duck” (seitan) be pre-prepared to substitute into a duck recipe

So, I have a large can of "vegetarian roast duck" (actually braised gluten), and while I can find many recipes to put the stuff into, I'm wondering about how important the physical properties tend to ...
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Air Fryer effect on Vegetables?

Does the Philips Air-fryer work as well as a standard deep-fryer? Most of what I've been reading about Air Fryers is centered on: Potatoes/ Fries Some of fish/ chicken/ meat dish Being a veggie, I ...
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How to reproduce meat flavor

Recently I have become a vegetarian. I have always loved hamburgers, but the taste of vegetarian hamburgers isn't anywhewre close. I would like to know if there is any way to reproduce the flavor of ...
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What can I use to substitute for Italian sausage to make it appropriate for vegetarians?

I want to make a butternut lasagna which calls for sausage. Is there something I can substitute the sausage with to make it vegetarian that will still taste great??
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How finely chopped should vegetables be when making stock?

I've watched several YouTube videos now to learn how to make vegetable stock. Most of these videos show the vegetables being chopped into relatively large chunks - for example, carrots and onions ...
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Cook lentils before or after shaping into veggie meatballs?

I would like to make vegetarian meatballs out of green lentils. Will I get better results by grinding the lentils first into lentil flour and then forming into meatballs, or only grinding them after ...
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Make homemade seitan taste like commercial

There are some wonderful brands of commercial seitan. One that I particularly love it Ray's Wheat Meat, which has the consistency of pulled chicken and a savory, bready flavor. Almost all homemade ...
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Vegetarian replacement for pork mince in Chinese style stir fry

In Chinese cuisine it's very common to start a vegetable stir fry with a bit of minced meat, typically pork, to give the dish a deeper flavor. To make a vegetarian version I usually just leave this ...
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What do you call people that eat fish but not meat?

Is it proper to identify people who eat fish but not meat as a class of vegetarians, or is there a better word to describe these group of people (who generally find pulses including beans, broad beans,...
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What is the diference between a quinoa burger, a quorn burger, and a soya burger?

I would like to know, what is the difference between a quinoa burger, a quorn burger, and a soya burger? Are their ingredients all different, or are some of these in common to the above? What about ...
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How do I make my Thai curry with paste taste better? [closed]

Looking for simple tips to improve my curries made from paste. I know of a few answers I've learned, but looking for others... Thanks! Original curry recipe: Fry tofu in oil in a non-stick pan. ...
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How can I start down the path of eating less meat? [closed]

Recently I've been giving more thought to the idea of moving toward a more vegetarian diet. The trouble I've encountered, though, is that it seems hard to find recipes and eating suggestions that are ...
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Is there a way to tone down the flavor of celery in an Oyster Mushroom Chowder?

I just created an oyster mushroom chowder with a cashew-cream base for my vegetarian wife who can't do dairy. It turned out OK, but I overdid the celery and it tested strongly like cream of celery ...
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How to replace Bouillon cubes without making them on my own

As far as I noticed the Combination consisting of Bouillon Cube, Wine and spices can make up a good basis for many vegetarian dishes, for instance with Pasta or Rice. I am using a particular sort of ...
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How to achieve more solid consistency when preparing seitan from wheat flour?

I'm making my own seitan from wheat flour, rather than using vital wheat gluten. I usually do about 4-5 washing steps when preparing my seitan. It is good, but I would like it to be more stiff/solid (...
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Should I avoid meat broth when cooking for vegetarians?

Yes, cuban rice and beans is usually cooked with meat... or at the very least with the broth of it. If I'm cooking for a vegetarian I don't know, should I avoid the meat broth? Is there anything ...
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How can I fix a bitter raw leek soup?

My son just got his braces adjusted and in a panic to make him a lunch for school, I made the following soup in my vitamix with what I had on hand. The problem is that the soup is very bitter (raw ...
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How to make beans more neutral tasting?

I am looking for a way to process beans, or a variety of bean that is as flavourless as possible, to get a "clean slate" for making vegetarian cutlets
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Alternative milk Bean curd

Can milk from beans other than soy be curdled to make a tofu-like product? I know that black beans work, but I am wondering about kidney or pinto for example (or any other). Has anyone experimented on ...
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How do I make tasty seitan in a pressure cooker?

Today I made my first seitan. I mixed gluten some spices and herbs with cold water and kneaded a bit, then boiled in broth for 40 minutes; I failed to leave it undisturbed. When done, the chunks were ...
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Is there an edible, vegetarian substitute for sausage casings?

My research(basically wikipedia) shows that natural sausage casing is made from a layer from the intestines of animals such as sheep and cows. The alternative to natural casings are artificial casings....
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Ma Po Doufu without Pork

In China there is a famous dish called Ma Po Doufu 麻婆豆腐 and most of the recipes I find online have pork. I was wondering if anyone knew if pork was an essential part of the dish (in terms of flavoring)...
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Substitute for chicken broth in tomato soup

In this recipe, how can I substitute chicken broth?