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Milliebert 01-13-2010 07:18 AM

Hi again!



We are pretty much snowed in at the minute but OH and me are going to brave it and walk through it to the store. I am a newly converted vegetarian, and didn't think I would ever consider going vegan but...



... I've been reading all the threads on here and think I'll get some products to try in the store. So - how do I know what dairy substitutes are known as in store? I won't be able to go again for a few days so thought I'd try some soya milk etc... what do I look for?



Thanks!



PS - what's rennet? And does vegetarian cheese contain it?



PPS - how do I subscribe to a thread?

penny79 01-13-2010 08:04 AM

I would get some avocados for salad and no cheese. But if a cheese is labeled "vegetarian" supposedly it has no animal rennet in it.



I would try Silk vanilla soymilk.

Poppy 01-13-2010 08:05 AM

Are you in the US? Soy milk is usually in either the dairy or the "natural foods" refrigerated section of most of the big grocery stores in the US. It also can be found in shelf-stable cartons in the Natural Foods sections, too. You may also find options for rice milk, hemp milk, almond milk and oat milk if you are lucky. Some people like one variety better than another and you'll just have to try different kinds to see which suits you best. One word of warning - some people really don't like to drink Soy milk straight - they like on or in something better. I love soy milk on cereal, but not a glass (unless i have cookies, too!).



You need to look for rennet on packaging. It should be listed in the ingredients if it's there.



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Treehugger267 01-13-2010 08:15 AM

Nothing nicer than a big pot of veggie soup when it's cold out!!! I love rice milk and always have it on hand. Salad fixin's. Canned beans are great to add to anything from salads to chilis, stir fries. I can't live w/o canned tomatoes..think chilis and pasta sauce. For quick n easy... peanut butter n jelly



Be careful on your trip, it sounds like you're having some rough weather.

Ashlyn 01-13-2010 09:18 AM

Silk vanilla and very vanilla soymilk is VERY good. They are also making an almond milk that I have tried and think is delicious. Most grocery stores have a case with all these things, fake cheese, fake milk, and the like, and it's usually in the produce or natural sections instead of the dairy section. Good luck!

Milliebert 01-13-2010 10:20 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Treehugger267 View Post

Nothing nicer than a big pot of veggie soup when it's cold out!!! I love rice milk and always have it on hand. Salad fixin's. Canned beans are great to add to anything from salads to chilis, stir fries. I can't live w/o canned tomatoes..think chilis and pasta sauce. For quick n easy... peanut butter n jelly



Be careful on your trip, it sounds like you're having some rough weather.



Thanks, I have a partner who eats tomatoes every day so we always have a good stock of those, and I usually have all the canned beans in for 3 bean chilli anyway. Rice milk I saw when I was out and I'll try that next time - I think I need to assess how long things last etc before I overstock! As for the weather, yes rough by UK standards as the whole country grinds to an unnecessary halt! Get out there people! lol x



Quote:
Originally Posted by Poppy View Post

Are you in the US? Soy milk is usually in either the dairy or the "natural foods" refrigerated section of most of the big grocery stores in the US. It also can be found in shelf-stable cartons in the Natural Foods sections, too. You may also find options for rice milk, hemp milk, almond milk and oat milk if you are lucky. Some people like one variety better than another and you'll just have to try different kinds to see which suits you best. One word of warning - some people really don't like to drink Soy milk straight - they like on or in something better. I love soy milk on cereal, but not a glass (unless i have cookies, too!).



You need to look for rennet on packaging. It should be listed in the ingredients if it's there.



Under the "Thread Tools" button you'll have the option to subscribe to a thread.



Thanks for you reply, that was very helpful and I just caught it before I went out. I bought a variety of soya milk and thought if I don't like it, I'll make porridge with it tomorrow, and try a different brand.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashlyn View Post

Silk vanilla and very vanilla soymilk is VERY good. They are also making an almond milk that I have tried and think is delicious. Most grocery stores have a case with all these things, fake cheese, fake milk, and the like, and it's usually in the produce or natural sections instead of the dairy section. Good luck!



Thank you, I found all the products I was looking for but not in the store. I had to go to a healthfood shop for Tofu and egg substitute. Almond milk sounds good! I got organic soya milk today.

Treehugger267 01-13-2010 11:13 AM

Quote:
Rice milk I saw when I was out and I'll try that next time - I think I need to assess how long things last etc before I overstock!





The cool thing about rice milk is that you can keep it in your cupboard until you are ready to use it. It has a pretty decent shelf life.

auroraglare 01-13-2010 12:52 PM

Chocolate Silk Soy Milk...

andyxcore 01-20-2010 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by auroraglare View Post

Chocolate Silk Soy Milk...



I started salivating by just reading this.


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