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  1. Forest Nymph

    What Did You Cook or Bake today?

    Hey cool! I was picking up items today to make a whole-foods vegan shepherd's pie (probably won't make it until tomorrow...) and found myself casually hunting for all things pumpkin. I did find an actual pie pumpkin but I didn't feel like carrying it on the walk home along with a heavy bag of...
  2. Forest Nymph

    Just had the "impossible" burger - Avoid!

    That's exactly what I thought. If you order one from Burger King I think they're totally upstaged by the fries. It's because without the fat from animal products (mayo, cheese) the Impossible Burger alone is pretty dry and meh. I didn't find it gross, I just didn't find it particularly good. I...
  3. Forest Nymph

    What Did You Cook or Bake today?

    Thank you for the info! I should eat them pretty soon. I over-seasoned the first batch so nibbled on them slowly throughout the day, my roommate had some and said it "tasted like a biscuit" (I'm guessing one of those restaurant biscuits that have rosemary and stuff on them???), and then today I...
  4. Forest Nymph

    What Did You Cook or Bake today?

    I excitedly purchased some Butler Soy Curls after learning they were not just TVP re-packaged. Fortunately, I only fully prepared 1/4 of the bag, because I used way too much seasoning lol. Live and learn!
  5. Forest Nymph

    Rice

    Plus any methane emissions by rice are substantially dwarfed in comparison to any meat or cow's cheese.
  6. Forest Nymph

    Rice

    This is all very silly. You can purchase non-gmo and organic rice, and rise/soak/rinse to remove any traces of heavy metals. FTR, there's more bioaccumulation in animal products, the further up the "food chain" you eat the more toxins you are consuming. Yet another environmental reason to...
  7. Forest Nymph

    Beyond Meat Burgers

    I tried the original "brat" Beyond Sausage because they were on-sale for labor day. Delicious! I love them better than the Beyond Burgers, very subtly spiceful (as opposed to hot n spicy, it's more like a mild fennel flavor) paired with sauteed onion and bell pepper on a French roll with my...
  8. Forest Nymph

    What Did You Cook or Bake today?

    I'm marinating dried pitted prune pieces in a cup of hot earl grey tea with orange peel overnight. I'm excited to try this tomorrow morning in a bowl of oatmeal along with cinnamon, maple syrup, and plain coconut yogurt. I'm gonna have gourmet oats.
  9. Forest Nymph

    Supper/Dinner Time! What's on the menu ?

    Whole-wheat fusilli pasta Sauce with marinara, fresh cooked spinach and great northern beans Balsamic vinegar and fresh basil (that I grew myself) as the finishing touches
  10. Forest Nymph

    What Did You Cook or Bake today?

    Many cultures of people use oils in cooking or as flavoring. It is not "sad."
  11. Forest Nymph

    What Did You Cook or Bake today?

    A big stir-fry of tofu, baby corns, watercress, and lots of fresh spinach, with a tiny bit of oil and maybe 1/4 cup of vegetable broth. I intentionally made it without seasonings so I can eat it for about 3 meals with different seasonings according to mood. I ate a portion of it with scallions...
  12. Forest Nymph

    Help-Looking for vegan versions of these specific things?

    Goat's cheese: Heidi Ho Ne Chevre, It's hands down the best. I prefer the kind with black lava salt. It's usually in major cities in CA, you might be able to order it on-line. There is a sunflower seed vegan cheese from a brand called Spero, in a shiny blue package called "the goat." I honestly...
  13. Forest Nymph

    Chinese Bean Curd

    The mustard is apparently vegan, but "tare" is eel sauce so that is mostly not vegan except in the Japanese brand with the green label, supposedly, included in this photo: The kind I bought was made in California (this is one of the many benefits of living in a state full of Asians and...
  14. Forest Nymph

    Chinese Bean Curd

    I'm pretty sure we have natto at the co-op where everyone speaks English. I just have not been brave! I want to make it in the traditional Japanese way - with whatever spices or sauce - so it will be optimum, and not a disconcerting or less-than-ideal experience (you know, like those people who...
  15. Forest Nymph

    Chinese Bean Curd

    We have a tofu shop here and they sell tofu sticks that are extremely firm for snacking. I usually get their Extra Firm when I buy a regular block for cooking. Best tofu I've ever had in my life, no more mystery about how tofu is so great in nice restaurants. I have not bought this dry Chinese...
  16. Forest Nymph

    Non Processed Snacks for Kids

    Granola or muesli can be bought or homemade minimally processed. It's got oats, sometimes other whole grains, dried fruit, nuts and occasionally some other goodies like cinnamon, vanilla, or cocoa powder. I think muesli is less processed than granola across the board, but granola isn't bad as...
  17. Forest Nymph

    Whatcha Eatin?

    I've just made some vegan cashew pesto (with cashews instead of pine nuts, nutritional yeast instead of Parmesan - but the same fresh basil, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil) and am boiling some potatoes I'm going to slice and bake in the oven, so I can drown them in this pesto! Very excited...
  18. Forest Nymph

    Breakfast?

    Huge smoothie of frozen banana, vanilla soy milk, peanut butter, a bit of cocoa powder, a splash of real vanilla, sweetened with maple syrup. And coffee! ☕
  19. Forest Nymph

    What Did You Cook or Bake today?

    Baking chocolate banana bread! I "cheated" I am using the Kodiak whole grain chocolate cake mix. But I added two mashed bananas, olive oil, oat milk, and some aquafaba (drained from the chickpeas used in my chickpea "tuna" salad I'm refrigerating overnight for tomorrow's meals) for the egg...
  20. Forest Nymph

    Supper/Dinner Time! What's on the menu ?

    Two days ago I made tacos with: Warmed corn tortillas, slathered with plant-based butter Canned, drained pinto beans, cooked with fresh cilantro Lettuce, fresh tomato, guacamole and a dash of salt "Sour cream" made from cashew yogurt with a squeeze of lime juice They were so delicious, but...