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  1. Thread: Green Smoothie

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    - or replace blackberries with strawberries, for...

    - or replace blackberries with strawberries, for instance - much sweeter. Vanilla and/or cinnamon will also take the edge off sharp flavours.

    I would suggest varying the greens you use from one...
  2. Ah - I was assuming you didn't have enough money...

    Ah - I was assuming you didn't have enough money for green veg. If you have, hooray, and it saves you searching for a local nettle patch.

    Sprouting - not for the sake of removing toxins, but for...
  3. I think given the limits of your finances and...

    I think given the limits of your finances and vegetarianism, you're doing brilliantly. If you want to turn limited cash into as many healthy calories as possible, I can't think of anything much...
  4. I would say - based on people I know of that age...

    I would say - based on people I know of that age and what they say they can and can't digest - no salad. If the 'new food' makes her feel ill, I don't expect she will be willing to experiment again....
  5. Thread: the tofu issue?

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    Huh? Meat is much quicker and easier to cook than...

    Huh? Meat is much quicker and easier to cook than tofu. You don't have to marinade it to make it taste of something, to start with. (And I seem to remember that to get the tofu to absorb any flavour...
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    I'm just impressed (not the right word) by the...

    I'm just impressed (not the right word) by the number of recipes that include something like 'one packet white cake mix' as an ingredient.
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    A FB friend has an endless supply of these - ...

    A FB friend has an endless supply of these -
    Salted Pretzel Caramel Brownies – Food Recipes
    - for instance. Sometimes I feel I am on the wrong planet.
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    Could this be the answer?...

    Could this be the answer?
  9. Thread: Chlorophyll?

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    Nettles sting with the fibres on the leaves and...

    Nettles sting with the fibres on the leaves and stems (and roots, sometimes... ask me how I know...) that 'inject' the acid into your skin. When thoroughly blended, with no fibres intact, there's no...
  10. Thread: Chlorophyll?

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    Somehow I assumed any Youtube link would be to...

    Somehow I assumed any Youtube link would be to this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRZ-IxZ46ng
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    So we blame the xanthan gum? OK. (Still weird,...

    So we blame the xanthan gum? OK. (Still weird, though.)

    Shall ask husband if he'd like to finish up the other packet, since they don't bother him at all.

    (Can't blame the sugar, as I can eat...
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    I think you're doing a sterling job. More power...

    I think you're doing a sterling job. More power to your (not really nihilistic) elbow, I say.

    I think so long as we all keep treating food and health as more of a great experiment than a...
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    No. The best you can hope for is to do good. ...

    No. The best you can hope for is to do good.



    Hm. Yes, there are more important things in my life than being as physically healthy as possible. Being physically healthy makes it possible for me...
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    Cornflour - every time I thicken gravy. Xanthan...

    Cornflour - every time I thicken gravy. Xanthan gum, don't know, maybe never.

    Not legal; not likely. Unless the unspecified 'vanilla flavouring' is something really evil. I suppose if it were...
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    What is wrong with these biscuits?

    This is ridiculous. I have cast-iron digestion, nothing is ever wrong. Except that these biscuits I bought to take along to a gathering give me rampant acid reflux. And it is definitely the biscuits...
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    Ovation. Mm. I would find it unethical to...

    Ovation.


    Mm. I would find it unethical to pretend I could remove myself from the process. I'm one of a lot of animals living round here, and as an omnivore I eat some of the other species. There...
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    What is a 'vegan cookie'? It sounds as though it...

    What is a 'vegan cookie'? It sounds as though it would be a cookie without butter, but that can't be right.
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    It's true you don't have to combine proteins in a...

    It's true you don't have to combine proteins in a single meal, but you do ultimately have to eat all the essential aminos regularly. All legumes except soya are missing some amino acids, so legumes...
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    Yes. As a vegetarian I was pretty healthy, on the...

    Yes. As a vegetarian I was pretty healthy, on the whole. I'd have described myself as healthy, certainly. No major problems, just overweight. I would have admitted that my joints hurt, my hair was...
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    Depends what you mean by 'plant based', doesn't...

    Depends what you mean by 'plant based', doesn't it? If by 'plants' you mean pasta, more pasta, rice, quinoa, nuts, beans, beans and beans then yes, veganism is a plant-based diet.

    If you mean...
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    Thank you. So glad it's low fat. (I like...

    Thank you. So glad it's low fat.

    (I like "culinary marvels of terror that look like a Circus threw up," though.)
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    Huh. 'Health food shop' here in the UK means...

    Huh. 'Health food shop' here in the UK means 'vegetarian (+ fish oil hidden away in capsules)'. It's where you go to buy your soya milk, gluten meat replacement and soya fake cheese, along with a...
  23. I wonder what you've replaced the dairy with as a...

    I wonder what you've replaced the dairy with as a source of protein? Extra nuts and seeds? Those would be less digestible.
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    You haven't suddenly started eating large...

    You haven't suddenly started eating large quantities of coconut, have you?
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    Experience so far - maybe we can save each other...

    Experience so far - maybe we can save each other some failed experiments here...

    Note to self: I need to remember to allow time for the cooker to come to full pressure (at least 10 minutes,...
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