OK, I'm concerned about the lack of posts on Veg. & Vegan! Let's make a concerted effort to amp things up. Ideas? Post in this thread, if so!
Some of my ideas include:
Best ever vegan baking recipes (one thread for summer, one thread for winter)
Best vegetarian versions of typical italian meals containing meat (i.e., meatball copycats)
Best vegetarian meals featuring unusual vegetables, whatever that may mean for you
... some of these might seem a little lame, but I think all we need is a little discussion spurred on my some intriguing topics! let's get going! Who's with me?
Those 13 and other mixed beans are a bad idea. The beans have varying cooking times, and they all lose their color anyway, leaving you with differing sizes and slightly differing shades of brown.
I like to use a few colors of beans to add to tossed salads. I soak a cup each of black, red, and white beans which are the same size, in separate 28oz tin cans that originally contained tomatoes. Then I set the cans on a rack in a pressure cooker, with a scant inch of water in the bottom. Each can has ample water covering the beans. Pressure cook for 8 minutes followed by a natural release. Drain the beans and add them to your otherwise-completed soup. As long as you don't continue cooking them for long, they'll retain their color.
I'm glad there's enthusiasm for this board, and I hope traffic and posts continue to increase. I think all of the thread ideas mentioned so far are great....so I think you should just start them. None of the ideas are lame at all!
It's always helpful to remember that all boards get more readers than posters, and the more things that get discussed, the more likely people are to see a discussion of interest and join in!
On a related note, we've made a change to the Chowhound dropdown at the top of every page: It now includes the Vegetarian & Vegan board. We're hoping that this might drive more people to this board, since it's still relatively new, and some users may not even know about it.
Thanks again, and looking forward to reading these threads,
I'll chime in more often. I tend to not follow recipes unless I am baking, though, so won't be too helpful there.
I have a topic but I am a little timid about posting it here - because I'm not sure if it belongs here or on the Special Diets board. So, here goes: low-carb vegetarian.
I tried going low carb a few months ago and it was as dull as dull can get. Part of the problem is l need one pack-able, non refrigerated (and importantly, not any chance at all of leaking or oozing and it must be compact) meal four days a week for school. I ended up eating cheese and celery with a few almonds. I love celery but I started to absolutely despise it.