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    Sci Fi recommendations

    I read gridlinked ages ago and loved it, I'd completely forgotten that there is a whole world of stuff waiting for me there - thanks! Yeah it's definitely come up in the thread. I nearly bought it once but the second hand shop was charging £8 or something. Scandalous.
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    Vegetarian / Vegan recipes

    After saying this I've just tried the thai curry from Tesco's Wicked Kitchen range (all vegan I believe) and it was bloody good. I wouldn't usually be recommending ready meals but I've been relying on them a bit due to working late.
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    Vegetarian / Vegan recipes

    Yeah I'd really expect Cauldron and Quorn to get their skates on and start making all of their stuff vegan. The number of vegans is exploding and I can't help think they are going to lose out to the supermarket own-brands who seem to be more responsive. What I really want to see in supermarkets is Frys stuff. The best mince and pies!
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    Vegetarian / Vegan recipes

    Awesome, I'll keep my eye open for this. I noticed that Sainsbury's seem to have made the majority of their new veggie sausage/burger range vegan. They've overtaken Tesco as the best vegan supermarket I think.
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    Sci Fi recommendations

    I had some Waterstones vouchers so, for the first time in bloody ages, bought new (as in not second hand) fiction! I got the heartily thread-endorsed Children of Time and Pushing Ice. The shiny new books were such a novelty that I broke my rule of never reading blurbs, now if feel like i could probably skip the first few chapters of Pushing Ice the spoilers are of such magnitude.
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    The Book of Dust

    Fuck, I forgot HDM has the Oxford connection. I've just moved to Oxford, plus I've only read the series once, a long time ago - time to read it again! I just charity shopped all my books but am already accumulating new ones at an alarming rate. Maybe it's time I bought a kindle. Alternatively I might just build up another collection and then chazzer them all again, more fun!
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    Sci Fi recommendations

    Just finished Mona Lisa Overdrive. Anyway it was good. The cockney stuff was a bit much but not enough to taint it.
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    Sci Fi recommendations

    Great blurb
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    Vegetarian / Vegan recipes

    The mushroom Wellington from this vid is shit hot.
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    The Beer Thread

    Independence is the standard beer that you tend to get on tap in places in Bristol that have a token ale selection. Never been a fan of BBF. I like most of the Bristol breweries: Arbor, Moor, Good Chemistry, Lost & Grounded, Left Handed Giant, even wanky Wiper and True, but BBF beers don't tend to do it for me.
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    Food Prepping

    You could 100% turn this into a business. The little shop near my old place in Bristol sells homemade frozen curries in takeaway containers and I couldn't get enough of them.
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    Sci Fi recommendations

    Nice. Charity shopped mine with all the others when I moved last month! That's a belter to have as a collector's item though, it's such a weird artifact in its own right.
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    The Beer Thread

    Maybe it's just that the one here in Bristol seems perpetually rammed with young-ish loudmouth types. It's not good science, I'll admit. I like their Dead Pony IPA.
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    Food Prepping

    Where did you read that? I've never heard that, but I'd be very surprised if the thing you mention outweighs the fibre benefit of brown rice alone.
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    Food Prepping

    You should give brown rice a try. You cook it the exact same way as other rice* but for about 25 minutes rather than 10. It's got a much nicer texture than other types and it's obviously much better for you, being a great source of fibre amongst other things. I tend to cook it with a bay leaf and a bit of ground cumin. * that being: put rice in pan, add twice the amount of boiling water from kettle along with salt (plus anything else you want to season with) and immediately put on lid, bring to the boil then reduce heat to minimum, wait until all water is absorbed. I tend to turn up the heat and remove the lid at the end to make sure that all the water is gone.
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