I have started making soya milk again, because it is cheaper and it means we are no longer swimming in a sea of tetra packs.
Its by product, okara, is very nutritious and full of protein so I have started experimenting with recipes. Today we had okara sea burgers.
This was the okara from 2 litres (1 cup of dry soya beans) of soya milk - about 400g Added in, half a mushroom stock cube, 1 carrot grated 4 spring onions chopped finely 1 nori sheet cut up into small strips (use scissors,.much easier than a knife) 2 heaped dessert spoons of corn flour 80g of plain flour Salt and pepper 2 dessert spoons of oil
Sweet chilli sauce for dipping.
Mix all the ingredients with enough water to make a dough and then shape into small patties (or sausage shape if you have a 4 year old who won't eat it if it's any other shape).
Air fry for 10 minutes at 200 C or fry in a pan.
They are mild enough for a preschooler to eat (he had his with ketchup) and are tasty dipped in sweet chilli sauce.
We ate ours with noodles, mange tout and mushrooms.
According to the channel 4 Instagram page, channel 4 “champions unheard voices” and “stands up for diversity”
Apparently that is, unless you are a vegan:
As such I, along with many others have complained to channel 4, because let’s face it, unless they unequivocally and publicly apologise, they are a bunch of complete hypocrites. Below is the complaint I sent via their website. I encourage you to do the same.
I am writing to complain about a post (now removed) on your Instagram page. Apparently channel four thinks its okay to call vegans asswipes. I appreciate that in the public realm, it is perfectly acceptable to make jokes about other people and as vegan my friends do make jokes. However being called an asswipe is not funny. What it is, is school bully tactics to deride someone different to you. I am genuinely insulted and it being on Instagram, it doesn’t lessen the rudeness. I can’t imagine you would allow a news caster on channel four news to say such a thing. And to make matters worse, it appears nobody can be bothered to apologise. Would channel four be happy to call women asswipes? What about a particular religious group? Or perhaps a particular age or class demographic? If not, can I ask why as a vegan, who has chosen a particular lifestyle based on care for the environment and respect towards animals, I am a legitimate target?
I would not only appreciate a reply to my complaint, I would also like to see a genuine apology from channel four via your Instagram account.
Might I also suggest some education around kindness and respect for the employee who thought it was okay to post such an offensive picture and message.