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Slim-line Hugh.

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:31 pm

Did anybody see the slim-line HFW on tonights prog? Is this connected to his meat free vegie series and had the doctor given him a lose weight or else lecture..........or am I barking up the wrong conclusion :scratch: Just a coincidence perhaps but makes me wonder.
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Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:57 pm

or was it just the hair cut hehe
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Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:19 pm

Yes, it was a bit severe :oops: .
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Post: #246798 bonniethomas06
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:12 am

I think he lost weight a few series ago, but the haircut has just emphasized it now that we can see his chops a bit more.

What a hero... I really like this veggie series, although not sure that eating pomegranites, lemongrass and all manner of tropical veg is any more ethical than eating locally grown meat?

Very inspirational though, I will definitely be buying the book and giving some of the thai recipies a go. It is true that when cooking veggie you are forced to be more inventive with veg.

Don't want to start the Hugh debate again though!
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Post: #246805 Green Aura
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:46 am

bonniethomas06 wrote: It is true that when cooking veggie you are forced to be more inventive with veg.


Unfortunately not Bonnie, although I wish it were. I'm not convinced it even makes you eat more veg, no matter how creatively prepared!

Many of the vegetarians, and indeed vegans, that I know eat just as much processed and junk food as omnivores. Before my gal moved up here she was flat broke and more or less lived on A$da's instant noodles for 9p a packet - no wonder she was so ill when we finally fetched her!

Since "coming home" she's lost 3 stone and is much healthier, mentally and physically. But she still has an unhealthy liking for veggie burgers and sausages!
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Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:35 am

Don't tar us all with the same brush GA, whilst there are some veggies who live off processed crap and meat alternatives, I'd say the majority eat very well indeed. I've been veggie for over 30-years and I'm pretty sure it's made me more inventive in the kitchen (compared with my siblings who have a limited range of meat and two veg dishes) . Like many veggies, I too went through the teenage 'not very sensible diet'. But you soon learn you that can't live off stir-fry and beans-on-toast and so become more adventurous, learning how to cook tasty meals to suit any mood or occasion.

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Post: #246815 Green Aura
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:44 pm

No, no - I did say many not all. I fear it may be more of a generational thing than a diet preference. I know so many people of my generation and beyond who just don't cook anything from fresh and rely on processed meals and many of my daughters friends are children of non-cookers. I do find some of their holier-than-thou attitudes to my eating meat rather grating when I know the vast majority of their food comes out of a packet!
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Post: #246822 MKG
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:48 pm

I suspect that specialist eaters may have the same proportion of good cooks to crapophages as any other group. Just because someone decides to go veggie doesn't automatically imbue cordon bleu skills.

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Post: #246825 The Riff-Raff Element
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:25 pm

contadina wrote:... But you soon learn you that can't live off stir-fry and beans-on-toast and so become more adventurous, learning how to cook tasty meals to suit any mood or occasion.


But you CAN live off:

Porridge, marmite on toast, apples, oranges, baked beans and cheap tinned plum tomatoes. I did. For about two years. It was cheap.

I was a veggie for five years in my teens / early twenties and I confess I found it very hard to be imaginative with vegetarian ingredients. Food became very dull. I confess that this had a lot to do with my re-starting a diet that included some meat.

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Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:56 pm

The Riff-Raff Element wrote:Porridge, marmite on toast, apples, oranges, baked beans and cheap tinned plum tomatoes.


Yep - can't see much wrong with that. Adding banana sandwiches, though, would make it luxurious. Oh - and reasonable bread to dunk the tomatoes. Heaven!!!!!!!!

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Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:09 pm

MKG wrote:
The Riff-Raff Element wrote:Porridge, marmite on toast, apples, oranges, baked beans and cheap tinned plum tomatoes.


Yep - can't see much wrong with that. Adding banana sandwiches, though, would make it luxurious. Oh - and reasonable bread to dunk the tomatoes. Heaven!!!!!!!!

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EDIT: Bloody wufta students of today!!! They've never had it so good :lol: :lol:


You know, I'm sure bananas were bloody expensive when I was younger (1980s I'm thinking), yet now they're as cheap as chips.

I always made sure I had enough money for good bakery bread and good coffee. Didn't really care too much about anything else. We made our own booze from any old fruit (and I think I am far away from those times to admit that we made good use of our scientific training to build a very fine still for vodka - the martinis! :drunken: ). We had no heating, mind, which I would have liked.

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Post: #246832 Green Aura
Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:26 pm

I'm afraid if you include bananas then you also have to include peanut butter otherwise it's completely off kilter! :lol:

(And probably beer too - but what would I know, I never did the starving student routine as a student nurse - we got paid in those days :cheers:)
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Post: #246850 MKG
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:10 pm

Ah - the good old days when beer was 1/10 a pint.

(It really was - 1/10 is about 8p. A pint of beer for 8p - who cared about food?)

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EDIT: ... although some of it was bleedin' Watney's Red Barrel. Still - you can't have everything. Banana sandwiches took the taste away.

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Post: #246857 Susie
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:45 am

MKG wrote:Ah - the good old days when beer was 1/10 a pint.


I bet it still is in Worksop :wink: .

bonniethomas06 wrote:What a hero... I really like this veggie series, although not sure that eating pomegranites, lemongrass and all manner of tropical veg is any more ethical than eating locally grown meat?


I thought that as well. I always tended to find veggie recipes that centred on non-local produce/ other countries' cuisines though (my error I'm sure) so I'm hoping for lots of boring British veg in this series!
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Re: Slim-line Hugh.

Post: #246903 The Riff-Raff Element
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:24 am

Bonnie's point is a good one. Wasn't there some move to put food miles onto food labelling? Did that come to anything?


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