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    Re: Does a tin of baked beans cover all the bases for a complete meal??

    I agree with Pob. Baked beans are not a bad thing in themselves however they are not providing all the nutrients.
    Try having them on baked potatoes or wholemeal bread, with a few vegetables an the...
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    Re: whats you're normal eating plan?

    300 calories is not a lot when you consider the average woman needs 2000 calories per day. Anyway if you eat a whole bag of grapes you could get diarrhoaea.
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    Re: What did you eat today? (14)

    yesterday:
    home made porridge made on the stove with with rice milk, oatmeal, water, soya milk, raisins, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, green figs in syrup;
    toasted peanut butter and banana toasted...
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    Creamy Fakon and Vegetable Soup

    Ingredients:


    2 strips Redwood Cheatin Bacon Rashers;
    1 tablespoon chopped onion;
    1 tablespoon chopped mixed peppers;
    3 sticks chopped celery;
    1 tablespoon split red lentils;
    2 heaped ...
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    Re: Weighing yourself

    I used to weigh myself regularly. I had a set of scales in the bathroom and would often weigh myself.
    Then I started to understand myself a bit more (I am in my 40's and have 2 psychology degrees...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (14)

    I ate 2 items from Linda Majzlic Vegan Taste of the Middle East: Pine Nut Flat Pie; and Pistacio Nut Cake, my neighbour borrowed the book and made them for me. She also made the spinach and bulgur...
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    Re: Co-op goodies...

    Good for toiletries too but the smaller branches often don't have co-op own brand (which are all vegan) maybe just the big brands.
    It is pretty poor for vegan ready meals, deli type stuff meals...
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    Re: Co-op goodies...

    We have about 4 different kinds of hummmus, and you don't get more "up north" than Newcastle!
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    Re: i love co-op

    Here's a link to the co-op funeral bond, to make sure thread stays on topic!
    http://www.co-operativefuneralbond.co.uk/co-op-funeral-bond/index.php
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    Re: i love co-op

    If the deceased has an estate the funeral can be paid for from that.
    However, from what I have read:
    legally once we die as we cease to be a legal entity, we can't have ownership of our body, so...
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    Re: i love co-op

    You can buy a funeral plan with them. I know someone who had one. When he died, his relatives only had to pay a small amount because he'd already paid the majority. They only paid for some optional...
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    Re: i love co-op

    They have Co-operative Funeral Services which is one of the related businesses or co-ops, so if someone dies you can get them to arrange everything to do with the funeral and associated deathly...
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    Re: i love co-op

    I wonder why you didn't get your money back Mr Fibble?
    Perhaps you either didn't use your card or they did not have your correct address to send the dividend to?

    One of these must apply because...
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    Re: i love co-op

    I agree, it only costs 1.00 to join and as well as getting dividend on everythibg you buy there, you also get dividend if you use any of their other services such as the bank etc.
    They also send...
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    Re: Hoummous going fizzy??

    Most likely it has been fermenting, which means it has gone off.
    Usually you can smell a funny smell from it. It could give you an upset tummy if you ate it. Bloating, gas and possibly diarrhoea....
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    Re: sub for Condensed Milk?

    Alpro soya cream is similar in consistency to evap milk but I have never used it in a recipe, just to pour over puddings. If you just want your son to be able to blend in with the other kids I...
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    Artichoke and Tofu Yummy Rice

    I made this at the weekend. It is very delicious!

    Ingredients:

    1 tin Cooks and Co Artichoke Hearts in Brine;
    2 onions (chopped);
    2 trimmed leeks (chopped);
    2 carrots (finely chopped);
    1...
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    Re: Vegan Chocalate

    Can't remember, they have a few tho and they are all big bars in dark wrap.
    http://www.lidltreats.com/images/spec-choc.jpg
    This looks familiar...
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    Re: Vegan Chocalate

    I have found vegan dark chocolate cheap in Lidl. It does not say vegan on the packet but check the ingredients there are no animal fats or dairy in it.
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    Re: i love co-op

    I'm involved in a local members co-op which does a monthly bulk buy direct from SUMA the veggie wholefood wholesaler (another co-op).
    Recently SUMA had special offers on nakd stuff so I bought...
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    Re: i love co-op

    Yesterday I just happened to go to Newgate Street Co-op to get my home delivery (large, heavy multi item food shopping spree).
    It turned out they had closed the shop on Wednesday and done a...
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    Quick and Easy Beef Style Jalfrezi

    Quick and Easy Beef Style Jalfrezi

    You will need:

    3 leeks:
    1 tablespoon frozen petit pois ;
    1 carrot;
    1 pack Grassington's Beef style Veggie "meatballs";
    1 jar Co-op Jalfrezi sauce;
    ...
  23. Re: Help, I end up eating the same stuff all the time

    I'm also in a bit of a food rut, so I went on our local library catalogue and got a list of all the veggie cookbooks (not many vegan ones...) with the word "easy" in them, and asked the librarian to...
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    Re: Any vegan eateries in Durham?

    Newcastle is 10 minutes on the train from Durham and has 3 vegetarian places, Bob Trollops which is a pub on the Quayside, Jack Spratts and Sky Apple Cafe which are both in Heaton, a suburb of...
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    Re: i love co-op

    I tried the bombay potatoes in the ready meals section, the sauce was very nice but I found the potatoes much too firm for my liking.
    Our co-op (Newgate Street) special offers sell fast too, maybe...
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    Re: What did you eat for the first time today?

    Me too, OH and I both like it, he will eat it straight out the tin.
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    Re: My first vegan holiday spread...help?

    This website has everything you should need.
    http://vegkitchen.com/recipes/vegetarian-thanksgiving.htm
    If you are still looking for breakfast recipees try a google search for vegan breakfast.
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    Re: Calcium

    You can make "sesame seed halva" using tahini. Google recipes. You can add it to most dips too if you make your own dips like hummus.
    Tahini is also nice on toast.
    Chick peas are a good source of...
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    Re: Need food and exercise advice

    I suggest you gradually increase your calorie intake but concentrate on healthy wholefoods.
    Eat lots of beans and pulses.
    Introduce a little wholegrain carbohydrate such as brown rice or...
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    Re: I just ate the most delicious...

    The nut loaf was in chunks and there was only about a tablespoon of baked beans. It just added that extra delicious element.
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    Re: I just ate the most delicious...

    I had one of those packets of prepared stir fry vegetables which I stir fried with sesame oil, then I added sharwoods plum sauce, and some leftover chicken style granose nut loaf. I then added some...
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    Re: i love co-op

    Yesterday in Newgate Street Co-op I noticed the baker filling up the shelf with donuts.
    I asked why I had not seen them for ages and she said they baked them every day... maybe they sell fast?
    So...
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    Re: Teetotal, no alcohol - support

    I stopped drinking a few years back because I realised I didn't like the way I carried on after only a small amount of alcohol. I don't miss it at all.
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    Re: i love co-op

    Co-op have stopped some of their vegan labelling due to cross contamination issues.
    I would assume the recipes have not changed.
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    Re: nākd food bars

    If anyone buys direct from SUMA wholesalers they have a special offer on the nakd bars and flavoured raisins, check your catalogue for details.
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    Re: How to use tofu

    And here's a recipe for you
    http://www.vegan-food.net/recipe/1372/Chicken-Fried-Tofu/
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    Re: How to use tofu

    You have to dry it out first by either putting a heavy object on it until the water drains ot, then mop off the excess with kitchen towel.
    Then heat the oil very hot and fry it. You can also bake...
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    Re: I'm Scared Of My Weight Loss

    Also check out vegan lunch box for packed lunch ideas
    http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/
    You don't really need a special box, just save the plastic containers from margarine, ice cream, etc and...
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    Re: I'm Scared Of My Weight Loss

    Check out this web site and fill the form in to have a free vegetarian (mainly vegan) starter kit posted to your home.

    http://support.pcrm.org/site/PageServer?pagename=literature_order_form
    ...
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    Re: i love co-op

    Here's the story on how Somerfield is turning into Co-op:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7508982.stm

    At our co-op today I found various vegan goodies which I thought worthy of comment:
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