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#1 Old 08-11-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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Because of some cancer issues, I can not use soy. anymore.  I have eaten so much  hummus that I NEED a change. 

 

Now I am a 'top of the stove cook' - prefer not to cook at all if the truth be known.  Sandwiches have been my food of choice for over 70 years.  Anyone with easy to prepare suggestions?

 

 

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#2 Old 08-11-2013, 12:10 PM
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I've seen garbanzo tofu at my NFS, never tried it as I love tofu, and I also love garbanzo beans.

Here's a recipe for it:

 

http://www.girlcooksworld.com/2013/03/burmese-chickpea-tofu.html

 

Really easy- sounds much like polenta but I can see how it would have a tofu like consistency.

 

Beans, lentils, whole grains- no need for soy. We have a lot of members who shun it either because of need or dislikes.

 

As much as I like it I don't use it much. A typical meal is some kind of grain with sauteed veggies. Or patty. or pasta...

 

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#3 Old 08-11-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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Great ideas above - I'd suggest trying the old grain, protein and veggies approach, i.e. pick a grain, from quinoa to rice to pasta (there are HEAPS of fun ones to experiment with, try googling a list of grains for inspiration), add a protein source (beans, lentils, nuts - some grains like quinoa are also good protein sources) then throw in any veggies you think would go well and a simple sauce/seasoning. There are so many possible combinations and you can make it as simple and easy as you like.

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#4 Old 08-11-2013, 08:51 PM
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I've seen garbanzo tofu at my NFS, never tried it as I love tofu, and I also love garbanzo beans.

Here's a recipe for it:

 

http://www.girlcooksworld.com/2013/03/burmese-chickpea-tofu.html

 

Really easy- sounds much like polenta but I can see how it would have a tofu like consistency.

 

Beans, lentils, whole grains- no need for soy. We have a lot of members who shun it either because of need or dislikes.

 

As much as I like it I don't use it much. A typical meal is some kind of grain with sauteed veggies. Or patty. or pasta...

 

Welcome! I'm sure you'll find lots here to help you.

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#5 Old 08-11-2013, 09:44 PM
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I've been practically living on veggie sandwiches these days.  I just can't stop eating them :).  I like to use bread with lots of seeds in it, vegenaise, tomatoes, red onions, pickles, olives when I have them, and avocado or quacamole.  

 

I tend to avoid soy because I have a sluggish thyroid.  I do sometimes use a splash of soy sauce, but I try not to.

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I'm pretty much a top of the stove person too, when I cook at all, but I love my little toaster oven too.  I make a lot of baked potatoes.  

 

Dr. McDougall believes that if you're getting enough calories from whole foods, you are pretty much getting enough protein, so you might try looking at the totality of your diet and all your sources of protein - maybe you're getting enough from other sources and don't need to be so concerned about replacing the hummus?  See:

http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2007nl/apr/protein.htm

 

If you want an easy sandwich spread you can also use seed and nut butters.


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I'm not a huge bread person, but on occasion I do make sandwiches.  Here are some of the sandwiches I enjoy:

 

  • marinated portabella mushroom sandwich with onion slices
  • grilled avocado and tomato sandwich
  • roasted vegetables and chickpeas (garbanzo beans) in a pita or wrap with a vegan yogurt or pineapple sauce
  • beet burger
  • carrot lentil burger
  • sloppy joes made with bulgur wheat (very quick and easy to cook on the stove) and tomato sauce/paste/homemade bbq sauce and throw in some onion and green pepper; can add red lentils for an extra boost of nutrition
  • wild rice burger
  • white bean nutritional yeast "cheese" spread in sandwich
  • spicy kidney bean spread in sandwich (with spices like chili powder, cumin, cayenne, tomato etc)

 

The bean spreads can be made with canned beans and there is no cooking involved.  I use a blender but you could even just mash them by hand.

 

I don't know where you live (I live in the U.S.), but there are products made by Fantastic World Foods for sandwiches that are extremely easy to mix and you can find them in mainstream grocery stores.  They will say vegan on the package if they are vegan.  There is a falafel mix that you just add water to a powder form of chickpea with spices and let it thicken and then shape it into a patty, heat it on a dry skillet on the stove for five minutes and you have a tasty sandwich ready.  You can add a sauce or condiments to it also.  They have bean mixes and sloppy joe mixes too. 


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#8 Old 08-13-2013, 05:22 PM
 
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I like a whole grain pita or whole wheat pocket stuffed with lettuce, tomatoe, sprouts, cucumber and avocado, that is my go-to sandwich. my son likes cheese on it,I don't , though,  I have never tried vegan cheese, so I don't know about that. you could try vegenaise or just mushing the avocado with a little olive oil to moisten it up.

 what about a tomatoe sandwich on toast and some soup.

or else  fortified whole grain pasta and with a simple sauce of garlic cooked in olive oil  and with whatever fresh veggies you have on hand.

for protein--  a can of black beans over rice is easy. i like mine with a dash of vinegar and hot sauce and chopped raw onion.if you like fried plantain you could have that on the side.

do you have a rice cooker? I have a cheap black and decker one and it even cooks brown rice right.

microwave baked potatoe with chili beans or  microwaved sweet potatoe

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http://www.girlcooksworld.com/2013/03/burmese-chickpea-tofu.html

 

Really easy- sounds much like polenta but I can see how it would have a tofu like consistency.

 

 

Yea, the cooking method is the same as polenta. Looks a little finer though. Can't wait to give it a try.

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#10 Old 08-13-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone.  Good sandwich ideas here and that is nice.  I had found that Tasty Bite, which sells Inidan food in pkts also sells direct on line. I like their ginger rice a lot.  But you have offered ideas for sandwiches and that is what I was looking for. Thanks.

 

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