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Re: tinned meals

Post by Lintymantis » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:53 pm

so what do you do with the different kinds of liquid most tinned foods are in? the oils in tuna brine etc? do you dispose of it or just empty the whole can? seems a waste to not use it.

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Re: tinned meals

Post by Jan Smits » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:32 pm

I wouldn't dispose of it, good nutrition in there. Depends what you are having - just pile it all in, maybe use some kind of thickener like potato flakes, save it and put it in a sauce, gravy or soup.

There's a lot of kinds of tinned beans around, some of them in vinaigrette or tomato sauce. Ready to eat as well, though they might like a bit of warming up on a cold day. I'm going to try some combinations with different tinned veg and see how that goes - good protein, good vitamins, filling, and low energy input. There's a few kinds of tinned veg around, so I think variety will be fairly easy.

I'm concerned about the lack of curry in my stores, was going to try to spice up tinned lentils, though I found tinned tarka dal so I may just be lazy.
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Re: tinned meals

Post by Deeps » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:44 pm

Jan Smits wrote:I wouldn't dispose of it, good nutrition in there. Depends what you are having - just pile it all in, maybe use some kind of thickener like potato flakes, save it and put it in a sauce, gravy or soup.

There's a lot of kinds of tinned beans around, some of them in vinaigrette or tomato sauce. Ready to eat as well, though they might like a bit of warming up on a cold day. I'm going to try some combinations with different tinned veg and see how that goes - good protein, good vitamins, filling, and low energy input. There's a few kinds of tinned veg around, so I think variety will be fairly easy.

I'm concerned about the lack of curry in my stores, was going to try to spice up tinned lentils, though I found tinned tarka dal so I may just be lazy.

If you've got the spices then you can curry anything, I store loads of the half litre boxes of passata, we use them in cooking all the time anyway and they keep for years. whatever you want to curry just make your paste out of onions, chillies, spices etc, fry it off and add.....pretty much anything and voila curried 'anything'. A post apocalyptic world without curry just wouldn't be worth living in. :D

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Re: tinned meals

Post by Jan Smits » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:17 pm

Oh, I've got the spices 8-)

I should've been a little clearer - I'm meaning for lowest energy input.

I have rice and beans and lentils to last until the end of the world, or at least a long time, but they do take a while to cook, and a fair bit of water.

Deeps wrote:A post apocalyptic world without curry just wouldn't be worth living in. :D
Shudders at the thought.
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Re: tinned meals

Post by Deeps » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:42 pm

Jan Smits wrote:Oh, I've got the spices 8-)

I should've been a little clearer - I'm meaning for lowest energy input.

I have rice and beans and lentils to last until the end of the world, or at least a long time, but they do take a while to cook, and a fair bit of water.

Deeps wrote:A post apocalyptic world without curry just wouldn't be worth living in. :D
Shudders at the thought.
We've got loads of dried beans for chillies etc and plenty dried lentils and the like too, one of my concerns is the long boiling time to get them ready to eat, I've got some tins too but we do like to soak then boil for day to day stuff. One of my ongoing 'issues' is the balance between preps that we don't regularly eat balanced against the practical side of things.

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Re: tinned meals

Post by Brambles » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:11 pm

Deeps wrote:
Jan Smits wrote:Oh, I've got the spices 8-)

I should've been a little clearer - I'm meaning for lowest energy input.

I have rice and beans and lentils to last until the end of the world, or at least a long time, but they do take a while to cook, and a fair bit of water.

Deeps wrote:A post apocalyptic world without curry just wouldn't be worth living in. :D
Shudders at the thought.
We've got loads of dried beans for chillies etc and plenty dried lentils and the like too, one of my concerns is the long boiling time to get them ready to eat, I've got some tins too but we do like to soak then boil for day to day stuff. One of my ongoing 'issues' is the balance between preps that we don't regularly eat balanced against the practical side of things.
You do know you can cook beans and dehydrate them? It makes them 'quick cook' I've done it with most beans and chickpeas. Not tried lentils, I don't think it would work that well. Here's what I do, although I pressure cook mine before dehydrating.

http://realfoodliving.com/recipes/dehdy ... ried-beans
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Re: tinned meals

Post by Deeps » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:35 pm

Brambles wrote:
Deeps wrote:
Jan Smits wrote:Oh, I've got the spices 8-)


You do know you can cook beans and dehydrate them? It makes them 'quick cook' I've done it with most beans and chickpeas. Not tried lentils, I don't think it would work that well. Here's what I do, although I pressure cook mine before dehydrating.

http://realfoodliving.com/recipes/dehdy ... ried-beans
That's a great idea, I hadn't even considered precooking them, thanks for the pointer, I've already bookmarked the link. :D

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Re: tinned meals

Post by Decaff » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:20 pm

What a great idea! Thanks for posting Brambles.
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Re: tinned meals

Post by Jan Smits » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:18 am

Phew, the future of South Asian food is secure! :D
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Re: tinned meals

Post by sniper 55 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:52 am

One I've used a lot is tinned stewed steak (or mince), tinned new potatoes and tinned peas (I'm not a fan of tinned carrots) I cut the spuds a bit smaller and throw it all in the pan. Years back it was known as airborne stew.

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