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    Does anyone eat quorn on - tips needed

    Just started a new diet today, rmeove all meat from my diet and decided to eat quorn, didnt think it would be as nice as it is, but i can still taste the difference lol

    i was wondering are there any tips to make quorn taste better?

    any supermarket quorn meals i should try - does the quorn mince taste like mince ?

    any advice would be great

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    Love the sausage things, have them with tin of tomatoes with herbs, mushroom and onions and side serving of garlic bread. Yum

    Original Poster

    it suprised me how nice the steak tasted an ex of mine used to eat quorn all the time but i really didnt think it would be as nice as it is, thanks for the tip sheriffWaffles rep added

    hiya personally i hate the quorn mince it tastes weird but the asda meat free mince is really nice in a spag bol,other quorn meals that are not bad are the chilled cottage pie(frozen one tastes a bit funny to me lol) quorn sausages are not bad and very low in fat and the quorn mexican burgers are ok too!!!!
    enjoy

    No tried the steak one. Like the mince one with salsa sauce and peppers, in tacos with salad on top. Usually have the chicken style ones with a mild masala and popadoms.
    Linda mcarteneys lasagne is really nice but high in calories I think. Tesco have got meat free mexican wraps that are nice too.

    quorn pieces are great in fajitha's with a spicy flavour mix,
    quorn fillets are great cooked with a pasta sauce in the microwave,
    cauldron cumberland sausages are soooo tasty ,
    quorn lemon and black pepper escolopes are well flavoured too.
    and a personal favourite look for nigella lawsons 'rudolph pie' recipe....just add quorn mince instead of animals!!!!
    bon appetite

    Original Poster

    thanks for the tips paulam rep added, do u by chance no what the meat free mince is made from lol

    oh dont forget quorn pepperd steaks!!!

    Original Poster

    thanks powerless great advice rep added

    Linda McCartney's quorn lasagna

    mmmmmmmmm

    Quorn lemon peppers are nice with salad and baked potato also try Linda Mcartney pies/spagetti bolognaise and chilli, my o/h prefers the spagetti bolognaise made with quorn than normal. the quorn roat is not that good but I made sweet and sour with quorn pieces and its great. you can also use in fagitas
    the burgers are also good

    buy a taco kit and substitute meat for quorn, im not a veggie but i dont mind it, can be a little dry. lasagne is another good one

    Dub1;2299824

    thanks for the tips paulam rep added, do u by chance no what the meat … thanks for the tips paulam rep added, do u by chance no what the meat free mince is made from lol



    LOL

    rats insides

    numptyj;2299843

    LOL rats insides





    dooyoo.co.uk/arc…83/

    "
    So,What is Quorn?

    Quorn is made from a mushroom protein that is produced naturally called mycoprotein.
    Available in a variety of guises, mince,cubes and assorted burgers or ready meals, it is a meat free alternative. "

    its a mycro protein
    I think made from mushroom
    better for you than steak

    it's actual a mould or fungus and there have been] several warnings about it. Just so you know if you get ill.

    i thought it was made from bean curd

    oh wait, thats tofu (also a good substitute for meat)

    They dont have it in Australia tho, forgot the reasons for this, read it on another thread ages ago.

    Original Poster

    thanks for the idea's everyone - rep added - looks like i will have to do a good shop over the weekend and try some of the idea's out

    Paidia;2299863

    it's actual a mould or fungus and there have been] several warnings about … it's actual a mould or fungus and there have been] several warnings about it. Just so you know if you get ill.



    i've been eating quorn for 2 years now and have never felt i'll from it. i'm sure meats more harmful at the moment and it's much easier to get ill from it such as tape worms, and bird flu...

    if you are going vegetarian you can experiment with making pies and pasties, Bisto in a box is vegetarian, just add water, made from caramel takes ages to thicken but when done use as the sauce for making pasties and pies with quorn
    also another good receipe is vegetarian pasties - Mixed herbs/potatoes and chopped onion folded into a pastry case, lots of low salt and black pepper - I always make these for parties and they go quicker than the meat ones

    pikachu12;2299883

    i've been eating quorn for 2 years now and have never felt i'll from it. … i've been eating quorn for 2 years now and have never felt i'll from it. i'm sure meats more harmful at the moment and it's much easier to get ill from it such as tape worms, and bird flu...



    bird flu
    lmao

    numptyj;2299892

    bird flulmao



    can happen

    Dub1;2299824

    thanks for the tips paulam rep added, do u by chance no what the meat … thanks for the tips paulam rep added, do u by chance no what the meat free mince is made from lol



    hiya just checked in my freezer lol says made from soya and wheat proteins:thumbsup:
    also forgot to mention the asda meat free meatballs always make the kids them and they love them done in a tomatoe based sauce with pasta yum:thumbsup:

    People will always have an allergy to something. Some people cant tolerate milk, gluten etc, but products containing this are not taken off the shelf or complained about.
    We live in a world where one minute something is good for you and the next minute its not. If you like it eat it, if not dont

    Original Poster

    that website about quorn warning's was a bit worrying, but pikachu12 you are right i am sure after eating a chicken i started sneezing once lol no seriously i bet eating most foods in dangerous in some way or another

    Original Poster

    do the kids notice the difference between real meat or have they always just had quorn

    paulam;2299904

    hiya just checked in my freezer lol says made from soya and wheat … hiya just checked in my freezer lol says made from soya and wheat proteins:thumbsup:also forgot to mention the asda meat free meatballs always make the kids them and they love them done in a tomatoe based sauce with pasta yum:thumbsup:

    Dub1;2299921

    do the kids notice the difference between real meat or have they always … do the kids notice the difference between real meat or have they always just had quorn



    nope my kids and are meat eaters but they didnt notice at first and really enjoyed them it was my hubby that told them but they didnt care and still pick the meat free over the mince ones every time:w00t:

    :thinking:i cant help remembering that i once heard that meat can stay in the intestines rotting for ten years....:w00t:. hope all mine has gone now after 12 years meat free.... that includes gelatine!!:oops:

    :whistling:a recent survey showed eating cooked foods was in some way damaging for us......guess thats why we are
    the only species doing it...... play with fire , you'll get ya fingers burnt:whistling:

    numptyj;2299892

    bird flulmao


    Nothing Hensip wont cure


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    All us veggie in here.

    Yeh Quorn mince,its good as spag bol if you like that.
    I particularly like it in a cottage pie with carrots and peas with mash potato on top and ovened and it goes all crispy the mash on top.

    If you go the Quorn website should be some recipes.

    I'm not really into buying ready made meals but the lasagne is ok my partner says and he has the mushroom straganoff.

    Some of the Linda McCartney products are good too,as are Cauldron Foods and Realeat,if you go to Holland & Barratt ( H&B I'll call it )you will find they sell a lot of products not available in supermarkets.H&B do some nice scotch eggs and sausage rolls my kids like.

    Yes,I've heard of a lot meat eaters switch to Quorn for diet reasons,supposed to be lower in fat,they swap chicken for quorn chicken style pieces for stir fries etc.

    I don't mind Tofu either,some of stuff I buy is suitable for Vegans too like in H&B there is Scampi and Fish Fingers.

    Is there any veggie alternative for bacon? that would be my downfall!!!

    harlzter;2300106

    Is there any veggie alternative for bacon? that would be my downfall!!!



    Yes there is.
    Quorn do veggie bacon,fresh and frozen. So do a few other companies aswell.
    Morning Star used to do a great one that was frozen but I don't think you get Morning Star stuff here anymore,only in america i think.

    quorn bugers taste like chicken

    This is a good thread.

    I have been switching to some Quorn items as some of them are syn free on Slimming World.

    I love the burgers (called surprisingly succulent, frozen) they taste like meat.

    I also like the chicken-style slices for sandwich.

    I HATED the steaks with rosemary on, but some people do like them - they are £1.85 for a pack of 2, but Asda are doing 2 for £2 at the moment.

    I have been looking at the chicken pieces and mince but just worry I will hate it, and they ain't cheap!

    The crispy coated fillets are nice,had them tonight for dinner.

    As Mrs.Z says about the deli slices they good too there a few varieties.

    POWERLESS;2299985

    :thinking:i cant help remembering that i once heard that meat can stay in … :thinking:i cant help remembering that i once heard that meat can stay in the intestines rotting for ten years....:w00t:. hope all mine has gone now after 12 years meat free.... that includes gelatine!!:oops:



    I also heard that and its quite a large amount that can stay there too:w00t:

    Now I'm veggie and have been for 18yrs, so I'm not saying the following from a prejudiced viewpoint.

    If you think about it, if meat really stayed rotting in your gut over years then you'd be seriously ill, it's one of those things put about by those with a vested interest in perpetuating myths like that. Gut transit times can be longer with meat, but it's still a matter of hours from the starting line to the 'finish'.

    Anyway, onto the main point of the thread which is going veggie, first of all make sure you get good sources of iron (especially if you're a woman) and try to make it stuff that has good bio-availability, that means how well your body will absorb and utilise it. Red meat is the most bio-available form, but you can get it from vegetable sources, see the vegsoc link for info on that. After 18yrs of being veggie I still give blood every 3-4 months (I'm male so I don't have as much of a requirement as women do due to menstruation), but I've never had an iron deficiency. Also certain B vitamins can be difficult to get on a veggie diet like B vitamins, but you can get most of these from yeast extracts, see this page for more info on food sources for various things.

    vegsoc.org/inf…tml

    Try to include pulses like beans, lentils, etc. even just in soups or I make a lot of curries with them, as they can be a good source of protein. Quorn, etc are great and have really made my life as a veggie so much easier, the chicken (and beef) style pieces are great in stir-frys (and curries) as are the tesco 'beef' pieces. Any chinese/indian dishes you would normally have with chicken or beef can easily be substituted, the texture isn't quite the same, but it's something you get used to. The breaded fillets (with all the different toppings inside) are great too as a 'normal' meal with potatoes and veg on the side. Also look at things like Falafel (Cauldron Foods do them and most supermarkets sell them) as they're one of my favourites, especially in wraps with salad, tomatoes and (low-fat) humus with a bit of sweet chilli sauce, very tasty!

    Also remember there's lots of info you can get from sources like the Vegetarian Society and places like the British Dietetic Association to make sure you get the right things in your diet and for recipes try the BBC websites and the Quorn website too.

    quorn.co.uk/CMS…d=7

    Good luck!

    Original Poster

    Cheers bjmcghee and thanks for the tips im a fella myself but the missus has also started the same diet so will make sure she read's those tips

    Not much I can add to the above - mostly covered. OH veggie so I cook with quorn (and sometimes eat it!)

    Mince - very good!! Use if for everything with mince in basically (chilli/Spag Bol/Pie etc) - suppose that is a pretty straightforward statement!
    The pre seasoned fajhita bits are good - although you could do them from scratch with the quorn bits and a packet mix
    Quorn sausages are ok - but I think there are better seasoned ones on the market.
    Burgers are fine too.

    Dont think I could convert but the taste of the veggie options has definately improved !

    Good Luck!
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