Scientists are using the stem cells of animals, fish etc, to grow meat and fish or anything else, for human consumption. In this way, animals et al, will not have to be slaughtered, or killed. Many people have become vegetarian or vegan because they are repulsed by the idea of killing animals. This poses an interesting question, would they return to eating meat/fish if lab grown meat became available? I would welcome this move to eliminate the slaughter of all, and enjoy a guilt free steak. Would it be cheaper or more expensive to produce, and what will we do with the excess of farm animals, fish etc? A veritable Pandora's box!
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As a retired chef it horrifies me to see and hear of food dumped due to poor planning, I am not talking about long, complicated menu plans, but simple cost-effective use of leftover ingredients. Correctly storing and date labelling leftover food is essential for this. Check fridges and freezers for those items that were put away during the past two or three days, or longer if frozen. Added to a little rice or pasta, a few herbs and spices a special savoury dish costs pennies to produce. Try a simple fried rice. Ingredients: 4oz of any leftover meat. 1 small onion. 1 stick of celery. 1 medium tomato. 4oz long grain rice. Method: Boil rice until just cooked, 15-20 mins, wash off starch. Chop meats and veg into small strips or chunks. Quickly fry in a little vegetable or olive oil until just cooked. Now add a little curry powder or your choice of spices. Add the rice and finish seasoning for a quick cheap meal. Waste food a thing of the past.
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I have been vegan for 22 yrs my reasons are :- 1 I dislike of how animals are treated and killed. 2 Concern for the Environment 3 Concern for the hungry 4 My health What are your opinions about vegans and veganism?
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A friend is coming to visit in a couple of weeks and he has gone from vegetarian to vegan , so has anyone some recipe ideas for a nice lunch I can prepare which is tried and tested? Thank you
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Hi Everyone! This may seem like a strange request, but I am researching alternative culinary uses for Pot Noodles. Just a bit of background : I am writing a book called 'Meals Without Wheels'. It is aimed at the 50+ age group who have an interest in eating healthily but not spending a lot of time doing complex recipes. All the ideas and recipes are built on available items - like making the most of Cup-A-Soups, things to make from ready-made meals etc. So I am now looking at 6 different cartons of Pot Noodles and thinking what can be done with these? Last night I made a Pork and Broccoli Noodle dish from Nissin Soba Yakatori flavour. 10 minutes from start to on the table - no effort What I would love to hear from you is your imaginative uses for Pot Noodes please? Any thoughts? Best wishes Irene
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** Hands out a cup of (e) tea and a selection of biscuits **
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A tin of rice pudding is less than 10% rice!
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I wish to do a beginners cooking course in the Hackney area. Any ideas?
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It took a whole lot of soul searching. Um'ming and ah'ing and watching the Shopping channel before I eventually bought one. But I've got to honestly say, I'm glad that I did.. It really does cook the most amazing stews, risottos, roasts. All comfort food that we love. And a chicken tikka masala too die for! It has preset settings for different types of food and best of all. It turns itself off when the jobs done. They are not cheap but the amount of use ours gets makes it worthwhile. It steams vegetables and cooks rice, all in no time at all.
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How I wish that suppliers of cakes and biscuits etc. to shops and supermarkets would stop using oil in their products instead of butter. The taste is awful , an excuse to use cheap products in order to make profit. And Palm oil is a disgusting way to deprive wildlife of their natural habitat which endangers certain species . Like home bakers of the past I will remain healthy by using butter but eating small portions.
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