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Jan. 19th, 2009



yummy innocent veg pots

Just thought I'd mention quickly that two of the innocent veg pots are now vegan. They are the Moroccan squash tagine and the Sweet potato chilli. The Moroccan squash tagine comes with a massive pile of coriander leaf (a.k.a. cilantro for North Americans) on the top - bleh! but this is easily removable before cooking. They cook in 4 minutes in the microwave and I can assure you that both of them are delicious.

Depending on your income, you may find ~£3 expensive, but for me it's worth it. The pot is enough for a meal by itself, although you could add crusty bread or a salad to bulk it up if you're extra hungry. And it's just so nice to have a source of vegan ready meals - not just soup - in the normal supermarkets.

Currently there is an offer of 1/3 off in Waitrose (making them £2.32, iirc) or £1 off in Tesco.

Jun. 17th, 2003



Ready meals?

I've just taken the liberty of promoting this community in some of the vegan communities on LJ, mostly because I only stumbled across this place by accident, I think it's a brilliant idea and it needs more members.

So here's my first UK specific question, I'm dealing with a joint condition at the moment which makes preparing any food more complicated than ready meals very difficult, can anyone recommend any vegan ready meals or convienience foods? I have occasional access to Safeways and I online shop at Tescos and Sainsburies.

I know that some of the vegetable curries the supermarkets sell happen to be vegan but they're not exactly ideal seeming to all contain lumps of potato that never have the cooked texture of curry house curry no matter how long they're microwaved.

Everything else seems to have cheese in it. Supermarkets seem obssessed with cheese. Oh and pies, why can't mushroom support its own pie? Why does it always have to be chicken and mushroom or quorn and mushroom, why not just mushroom?!

I happened to stay in Oakland California for a month last year and there was a variety of vegan ready meal products, I think I could quite easily maintain a vegan diet there even when I can't chop or stir fry foods. Back in the UK I'm at a loss. I can manage sandwiches, cereal with soya mile, lots of fresh fruit, some degree of salad on a good pain day, but when it comes to cooked foods I can't find anything. Potato waffles with baked beans isn't my idea of a good meal. Help!