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I have a bit of a problem guys, it's a case of waste. I heated up a vegetable soup my dad made from scratch for me to eat during the week, but it turns out he has used a vegetable bullion that contains lactose. I really don't want to eat it & I won't make any more, & obviously I'll tell him when he comes home tonight, but since usually I cook for myself he was trying to do me a favour and I have already heated the one bowl up. I feel really wasteful chucking it and I don't know if it will be good to heat a second time. Since the lactose is the second to last ingredient in the stock, and he only used about 2 tablespoons in the entire thing (about 5-6 bowls worth), I feel like I am being a nitpicker... but I was really put off eating it once I found out.

Should I eat the bowl I've heated or do you think I am right in thinking it would be better to not eat it for the sake of "not being awkward" or being wasteful?
 

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How do you feel about it?
 

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Don't throw it out, he obviously went to some trouble for you. Perhaps you can tell him to eat it or freeze it for himself, and explain the "lactose" issue.
 

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I have a bit of a problem guys, it's a case of waste. I heated up a vegetable soup my dad made from scratch for me to eat during the week, but it turns out he has used a vegetable bullion that contains lactose.
I bought some of that accidentally when I first went vegan.

I agree with Poppy. Hopefully he will eat it instead.
 

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Envy - Pretty awful, but torn. The idea of eating it makes me feel a bit nauseated but I was brought up knowing wastefulness is wrong and I definately feel a big moral twinge knowing I'm not eating it.

Poppy - Oh don't worry, I think I can convince him to take it for his lunches or such, it's just the one bowl out of the pot that I've heated up. Can you reheat a soup a second time? I'm just not sure what to do with this one bowl that I already put on the hob :/

Pixie - It's so frustrating! My mum has a lot of allergies so she can't eat stuff like milk by-products or modified maize starch but even though he checks he's always bringing home stuff that mum can't eat. He just gets impatient & can't be bothered checking all the label so he skims it I think :/
but he's making adjustments. I don't think he really understands what vegans can and can't eat even after I explained to him. They're like unicorns up here!
 

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The soup will most likely be okay being reheated twice.
You can save it for someone else to eat.
 

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I have already heated the one bowl up. I feel really wasteful chucking it and I don't know if it will be good to heat a second time.
I never reheat food twice because of the food poisoning risk.
 

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I never reheat food twice because of the food poisoning risk.
If it's handled properly after being heated, it's not a poisoning risk.
 

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I don't agree. Food poisoning is always a risk with reheating more than once. That doesn't mean it will always happen, but the risk is always there.
 

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Aww, I'm sure he feels bad now. When I first went vegetarian (pre-vegan) my dad made me some vegetable soup which I was so thankful for... until I found out he used CHICKEN STOCK. Yuck!
 
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