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does anyone successfully eat vegan AND gluten free?

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nellythegoat Thu 18-May-17 10:17:01

I feel a little like I am going round in circles rather, I can eat GF and vegan for a while but then just seem to run out of ideas and get ravenously hungry.

Fortunately I love curry! also fortunate is the fact that when I do eat GF and vegan I feel great.

Any ideas or great books? Not surprisingly I have 'Deliciously Ella' already. TIA

Todayisanewday75 Thu 18-May-17 10:58:48

Me! Have been gluten free for a while now as my tummy just feels better without it. Only recently vegan. I do like Deliciously Ella's idea but usually tweak the recipes to add onion and adjust the spices a bit. Have a look on Madeleine Shaw's website, select vegan in the recipes section and there are loads of nice ideas.
I have mostly been eating beany stews/chillies with rice/quinoa/buckwheat. And using lots of tahini, makes everything taste nicer!

PhoenixJasmine Fri 19-May-17 08:14:25

Most of the time. I am gluten intolerant rather than coeliac and when eating out if it's a choice between vegan or gf I will eat gluten to keep vegan. At home it's much easier. However the only vegan gluten-free bread products I've found are BFree brand, they do good sliced loaves, rolls, bagels and wraps, i order them monthly direct from their website and freeze them as they can be difficult to find.

Also disappointed to not be able to experiment with seitan and other gluten-based fake meats, but meh, it keeps me away from processed crap I guess.

savagehk Fri 19-May-17 08:25:23

Doves farm flours (some of their cookies etc are also vegan)? Rice (obvs) and potatoes, nuts.
Stir fry with rice noodles. We have a recipe for a sort of stirfry with broccoli, butternut & cashews which is lovely (serve with the rice noodles). Lots of new gf pasta options too.

stationtostation Fri 19-May-17 08:34:17

Bfree pittas and things are now being stocked in Asda and Tesco if that helps. They are the only gluten free pittas that I like.

Todayisanewday75 Fri 19-May-17 09:38:06

Profusion chickpea pasta is nice, I prefer it to brown rice pasta

Todayisanewday75 Fri 19-May-17 09:47:05

Have just added a loaf of bfree bread to my sainsburys order! Am contemplating the sweet potato wraps too, has anyone tried them?

Veterinari Fri 19-May-17 10:21:42

Yes and they're good - especially warm for fajitas

nellythegoat Tue 23-May-17 10:04:45

Thank you for the tips! and the web site Todayisanewday75. RL has been a little stressful so I have not had a chance to get onto MN and reply.

In the meantime I typed 'vegan' into the ocado search and came up with some good food, I also bought the Soupology cook book which advertises itself as plant bases and gluten free, but it is effectively vegan.

Todayisanewday75 Sat 27-May-17 07:54:05

I have just tried the bfree bread, had a sausage (vegan obviously!) sandwich for breakfast, it was really tasty - tempted to have another one now ...

HSMMaCM Sat 27-May-17 13:32:01

Nelly I love it when you type vegan into the search and it comes up with things like carrots. Do people really need to be told that vegetables are vegan? Or am I missing something?

nellythegoat Sun 28-May-17 15:53:22

It makes you wonder. Are some people expecting to see non vegan carrots?

That said I did once feel very pleased with a few vegan looking purchases only to discover a knob of herb butter hidden in among a tub of ready meal veg. This was near the beginning of my vegan eating, I am a bit more thorough with reading labels now.

SophieCatScribbles Mon 03-Jul-17 17:17:51

Hi, I'm a coeliac with a chronic nerve disease and I'm wanting to try to go vegan...
Things are already tricky with being GF, but I eat really well...but cutting meat, fish and dairy out feels like a huge step! I've looked online but what I'm really hunting for is a kind of gentle guide to becoming vegan. I've got a husband and daughter who won't be going the whole hog yet, although they'll be cutting some things and eating more veggies smile
A lot of 'easy' vegan recipes have loads of new, strange (to me) things and I don't think I'll be able to dive in quite that drastically, so to speak. I'd rather climb down the steps and immerse myself slowly lol!
I've read that protein isn't a worry with being vegan, but B vitamins are. Anything else I need to know?
Any guidance very gratefully received smile

dangermouseisace Sat 08-Jul-17 20:02:13

I cook quite run of the mill stuff for my kids and 'veganise' it for me.

E.g. they have pasta and meatballs and tom sauce- I have same sauce and pasta but olives instead.

They have chicken fajitas, I have tofu which has been marinated in the same stuff as the chicken (different bowl obviously!)

They have macaroni cheese… I do a white vegan sauce with unsweetened soya milk and some chestnut mushrooms/spinach etc.

Subbing red lentils instead of mince works well e.g. in lasagne/spag bol and chickpeas are good to use in stews etc that would ordinarily use chicken.

If you are coeliac and want to be vegan it might be a good idea to embrace tofu if that's on your 'strange' list. There are lots of different brands. Some are gross. Some are delicious.

SophieCatScribbles Sat 08-Jul-17 20:42:26

Thanks dangermouse, that's really helpful! Do you use tinned twenties and chickpeas? smile

PumpkinSpiceEverything Sun 09-Jul-17 09:36:34

Try Pinterest for ideas, I find it really helpful.

Also shopping at Asian supermarkets is a great place to get gluten free ideas, like rice noodles or rice flour, chickpea flour etc.

SophieCatScribbles Sun 09-Jul-17 10:05:25

Thanks. I'm fine with the gluten free side of it and getting different things like rice products etc as I've been a coeliac for a long time and home cook, but I've never cooked with chickpeas or lentils so was wondering if tinned is best or to use dried lentils?

dangermouseisace Sun 09-Jul-17 10:11:21

Red lentils you can cook straight from the packet (wash first) in about 20 mins so no need for tins. I always use tinned pulses like chickpeas though.

SophieCatScribbles Sun 09-Jul-17 22:08:59

Thank you dangermouse, that's really helpful smile I'll give them a go...

Sukitakeitoff Fri 14-Jul-17 13:59:30

I would recommend buying this Madhur Jafffrey book:

Not all vegan, but a high proportion are, and so easy and varied and delicious.

Sukitakeitoff Fri 14-Jul-17 14:00:45

Thai curries would also be good, with coconut milk in them and served with rice.

clairethewitch70 Sat 15-Jul-17 16:38:05

Nelly is the Soupology cookbook good? Have you made any recipes from it?

PhoenixJasmine Sun 16-Jul-17 07:31:39

Ha, having said keeping vegan & gf keeps me away from the processed crap, found these beauties in the co-op!

SophieCatScribbles Sun 16-Jul-17 13:23:09

Some good ideas, it's really interesting...
Are there any good 'becoming and staying vegan' books with recipes in?

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