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Offline Gnashers

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Newbie alert
« on: February 15, 2019, 12:56 AM »
I was looking through a few other posts and saw mention of Vista Curries. I remember them well. Stuff in a bag that you boil the life out of. Tasted great at the time but had one a year or so ago and what the hell did I see in the stuff. It bore no sort of resemblance to any sort of food, Indian or otherwise.

I suppose my remembering Vista Curry tells you all that I am one of the geriatric guys who trips over his urine bag whilst trying to negotiate the aisles of Waitrose on his Zimmer frame (only OAP's can afford Waitrose I am told).

Love making curries and tend to use Mamta's Kitchen for inspiration (old age and senility hinders me from remembering other websites) and tend to play about with her recipes and get have managed to get several that are as good as restaurant curries if not better.

Always on the lookout for new ideas but due to recent medical problems am not allowed to include tomatoes (my fav ingredient - was) or lentils in my recipes. Also no red meat of any sort.

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Re: Newbie alert
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 01:42 AM »
Welcome A Board Gnashers,

I am relatively new to these forums but they are extensive and full of advice.  I am sure there are many that can help you.

I remember the 'Vesta Meals' well.  They were the only 'fast food' my father would allow in the house (we were not allowed to eat Fish and Chips in the car, we had to take it home and eat it lukewarm!), Chicken Supreme. yeah  :-\

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Re: Newbie alert
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 04:33 AM »
G'day Gnashers. What did I miss out on with the Vesta meals?   :o  Never seen them out here but I do remember Spam salad, DEB mashed potato and re-hydrated dehydrated peas. The mother's helpers of the 1960's.  I also recall TV dinners.  Complete meals of meat and veg with mash or rice in compartmentalized foil trays.  Simply heat and eat.  I think they still use them in the nursing homes.  I guess I'll know for sure soon enough. ;)
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Re: Newbie alert
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 09:31 AM »
I also remember Leslie Crowther advertising the "Harvey's Duo Can" curry in one half and rice in the other,

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Re: Newbie alert
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 10:23 AM »
Always on the lookout for new ideas but due to recent medical problems am not allowed to include tomatoes (my fav ingredient - was) or lentils in my recipes. Also no red meat of any sort.
Welcome aboard, Gnasher, from a fellow Jerry Hat-trick and Waitrose frequenter.  I have cooked a few tomato-free curries recently and they have been excellent, but unfortunately have all been lamb-based, so ruled out for you.  How successful have you been in re-creating BIR flavours without tomato ?

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2019, 10:59 AM »
Hi Gnashers, got to say i would be looking to see if there was anything i could do in the prep of the tomatoes to make them tolerable, maybe something that helps neutralise the acid or whatever it is that upsets your stomach, have a google.

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Re: Newbie alert
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 04:53 PM »
Thanks for the welcome everyone.

mickyp - it  is not that I am intolerant of tomatoes just the purine levels in tomato, red meat/game and many fish build up in my body and bring on bouts of gout (must be living to well and possible far to long),

Had dishes containing tomatoes 3 days running this week and now suffering somewhat  :'(

I try to stick to red meat once every 2 weeks and tomatoes once per week.

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Re: Newbie alert
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 11:10 AM »
Gnashers, We have a friend whose arthritis in her hands is aggravated by fresh tomatoes, tinned / cooked thankfully do not cause her any probs.


 



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