Good n' cheap tasty sources of protein

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Re: Good n' cheap tasty sources of protein

Post by Duncan » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:00 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
Jerry Atrick wrote:Tofu is fine infused in a spicy curry or well flavoured stir fry but, as pointed out, is pretty tasteless otherwise.

I eat a dish with tofu, pork and watercress stir fried quite a lot, it's good. Similarly I eat a lot of Indian dishes with tofu substituted for meat/paneer.

$2.50 buys enough tofu for a human to eat for a week here.
For those who can't stand tofu; lentils,beans and chickpeas are good sources of protein and can be very tasty
. A tin is about $1.20
and if you add meat and/or veges it will feed 2 people. Not as cheap as tofu but much tastier. Make good salads too.

Extremely easy recipe to cook in a fry pan: Fry some sausages (I like Dan Meat beef sausages because they're spicy and not fatty) or some bacon, add onion, garlic, cumin powder and curry powder, capisicum chopped finely and black pepper - when that looks good, add a chopped tomato - cook a bit then add a tin of lentils, butter beans or chickpeas. Heat and eat. Hint: if you cook it a bit before you want to eat and reheat it will have more flavour.

But why buy a tin, when you can buy dried lentils, mungbeans and chickpeas etc . Keep a supply in a sealed jar and and if you are well organized you can make your own bean sprouts a few days beforehand. Throw into a wok with whatever you have and you will end up with a meal for many for just a few riel.
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Re: Good n' cheap tasty sources of protein

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:18 pm

Duncan wrote:
Anchor Moy wrote:
Jerry Atrick wrote:Tofu is fine infused in a spicy curry or well flavoured stir fry but, as pointed out, is pretty tasteless otherwise.

I eat a dish with tofu, pork and watercress stir fried quite a lot, it's good. Similarly I eat a lot of Indian dishes with tofu substituted for meat/paneer.

$2.50 buys enough tofu for a human to eat for a week here.
For those who can't stand tofu; lentils,beans and chickpeas are good sources of protein and can be very tasty
. A tin is about $1.20
and if you add meat and/or veges it will feed 2 people. Not as cheap as tofu but much tastier. Make good salads too.

Extremely easy recipe to cook in a fry pan: Fry some sausages (I like Dan Meat beef sausages because they're spicy and not fatty) or some bacon, add onion, garlic, cumin powder and curry powder, capisicum chopped finely and black pepper - when that looks good, add a chopped tomato - cook a bit then add a tin of lentils, butter beans or chickpeas. Heat and eat. Hint: if you cook it a bit before you want to eat and reheat it will have more flavour.

But why buy a tin, when you can buy dried lentils, mungbeans and chickpeas etc . Keep a supply in a sealed jar and and if you are well organized you can make your own bean sprouts a few days beforehand. Throw into a wok with whatever you have and you will end up with a meal for many for just a few riel.
:thumb: Of course, but not everyone is so well organized.
(This was sort of directed in the general direction of those who are lazy and/or disorganized, but still need to eat. :D )
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Re: Good n' cheap tasty sources of protein

Post by Kuroneko » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:50 pm

My wife likes to get ban chow, a light pancake stuffed with minced pork, onion, bean sprouts and chilly, plus a sticky sauce and lots of green veg. The street vendor sells a large portion (enough for two) for r5000, out at Chroy Changvar. I think this is good value although I think you can get cheaper versions in the city.

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Re: Good n' cheap tasty sources of protein

Post by prahkeitouj » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:35 pm

Samouth wrote:Image

Tofu dessert

Here is the recipe

May favourite and don't forget to put gingers.
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Re: Good n' cheap tasty sources of protein

Post by Username Taken » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:46 pm

^^ But, isn't that an ancient Chinese dessert?
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Re: Good n' cheap tasty sources of protein

Post by Jerry Atrick » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:02 am

Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Khmer . . All the same anyhow :stir:
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Re: Good n' cheap tasty sources of protein

Post by Samouth » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:50 am

Username Taken wrote:^^ But, isn't that an ancient Chinese dessert?
it is.
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Re: Good n' cheap tasty sources of protein

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:48 pm

Kuroneko wrote:My wife likes to get ban chow, a light pancake stuffed with minced pork, onion, bean sprouts and chilly, plus a sticky sauce and lots of green veg. The street vendor sells a large portion (enough for two) for r5000, out at Chroy Changvar. I think this is good value although I think you can get cheaper versions in the city.

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a woman used to sell these in shv, not sure shes there anymore, it wasnt minced pork though she used them tiny little shrimps
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Re: RE: Re: Good n' cheap tasty sources of protein

Post by qinjingyou » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:57 pm

prahkeitouj wrote:
Samouth wrote:[img]https://scontent-sin1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11169848_667014030098520_3031199513537922744_n.jpg?oh=0d27a9a02303db5954d59acc751ef701&oe=57325793[/img]

Tofu dessert

Here is the recipe

May favourite and don't forget to put gingers.
I may have to try making that.
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Re: Good n' cheap tasty sources of protein

Post by AE86 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:18 pm

Digg3r wrote:I would rather die than eat tofu. Period.

As for eggs, don't believe the hype regarding cholesterol. Eggs are possibly the healthiest source of raw protein.

I heard the cholesterol thing while growing up, but I ate them anyway. I eat at least 4 or 5 eggs a day (because I like eggs, not for protein) and have completely healthy cholesterol levels.
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