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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    I've used them too but I still find a fair bit of product near the top of the plastic tube if I cut it open after the squeezer won't squeeze any more out, for toothpaste about enough for 3 or 4...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    If you try to cook dried beans wih salt they won't cook properly, you have to leave the salt out until the end, it stops them absorbing the water.
    Same with lentils, chick peas, etc. Pulses in...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    At the risk of sickening you all of this bean issue, Piggy's point has some logic.
    If you are only going to need a very small qantity of beans once in a while you may not want to bother doing the...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    I do sympathise with your feelings on this. There have been times when I have wanted a bean dish and have forgotten to soak beans, so no bean dish!
    I do sometimes soak some chick peas or kidney...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    Yes.
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    It's probably been said before but do you all know that dried pulses (beans, lentils etc) are a lot cheaper than tinned ones? There is a big variation in price too depending on where you buy the...
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    Re: Skint & Hungry - ideas for cheap & healthy (low fat, no refined carbs etc) m

    Buy a large bottle of vegetable oil, a large bag of red split lentils, some brown onions from the greengrocer or Lidl (check out their half price fruit and veg day) scrounge some salt and spices from...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    I just look at my freecycle group via its web site when I want to freecycle an item. I don't get email from them unless its an admin post or someone asking for something I offered. I only use it for...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    Have you found Lidl own brand choco and plain soya milk?
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    I too huy new before I have finished the one I'm using. However as I don't like to waste anything I always get the last drop out before I throw it away.
    Toothpaste: When I am unable to squeeze any...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    Do you have gas central heating with a hot water tank? If so try turning down the thermostat on the hot water storage tank, this reduces the temperature of the water coming out of the hot tap, I did...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    It's years since I bought an envelope. I buy re-use labels and stick them on the envelopes which come through the door. I even stick them on the addressed envelopes which come with begging letters...
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    Re: eating cheaply

    Shortly after I became vegan I realised I would save a large amount of money and not have to worry about checking ingredients if I did this. I have probably saved a few hundred £££'s by now.
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