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 Post subject: Re: Substitutions of hard to get foreign items!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:38 am 
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they usually sell it in the supermarket with all the herbs and spices! or is that something different?


My supermarket usually has onion granules but I've never seen powder there.

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they usually sell it in the supermarket with all the herbs and spices! or is that something different?


My supermarket usually has onion granules but I've never seen powder there.

yeah granules is what i buy.

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Can you lot get onion powder easily?


aye, the asian grocery where i get black salt from sells it.


Is it called something different in the asian shop? I've been to a few huge ones with every spice under the sun but never seen it. Just curious.

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 Post subject: Re: Substitutions of hard to get foreign items!
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this is it:

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i'm quite surprised because the place i get it from is quite a small shop. but it is in south manchester where there's a large asian population, so maybe not that surprising really!

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Ha, great, that's the same as mine!!! :)

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I can get onion powder in bulk from an independent health food shop.


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 Post subject: Re: Substitutions of hard to get foreign items!
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Anyone found any chipotles in adobo sauce?

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I usually get them on-line from Mexgrocer if I don't have a supply brought over, but weirdly found them once on a market stall in Southport. If you can get the dried chipotles
there are recipes to make your own floating around.

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Has anyone found or seen Israeli couscous anywhere?

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Infinity foods has it!

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Infinity foods has it!


Really?! I've been getting mine from the chef at Iydea!

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Well it used to, I haven't bought it for ages. I'm sure it was from there!

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One day I'll ask for something and Infinity won't have it. I can't think what that would be but I'm going to put my mind to it.

Do you know the brand of it, I might be able to get my health shop to order it if I have a brand.

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Infinity own brand I think. We should get some sort of mail order system going!

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I got Israeli couscous from Taj, and also from Sunrize foods at Salisbury market.

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Maybe it was Taj then. Will have a look this arvo.

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Is israeli couscous the larger grains? My waitrose and sainsburys both have it, but I can't for the life of me think of the brand name. It's in a blue box.

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baps wrote:
Is israeli couscous the larger grains? My waitrose and sainsburys both have it, but I can't for the life of me think of the brand name. It's in a blue box.


Yep, those are the ones. They're so much better than regular couscous...I love the Veganomicon recipe with the pistachios & dried apricots.

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I love them, but I've definitely not seen them in our Sainsburys! Can you check the brand next time you go please??

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Is it the merchant gourmet stuff, maybe?

http://www.waitrose.com/shop/ProductVie ... t+couscous

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I feel so dumb asking this because it seems like such an obvious question but isn't onion powder just the stuff that you get with the herbs and spices in Tesco and Asda? Is this some different kind of onion powder?


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Is it the merchant gourmet stuff, maybe?

http://www.waitrose.com/shop/ProductVie ... t+couscous

YES! Merchant Gourmet is the brand I was thinking of.

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Oh thanks, i'll keep an eye out.

SJ, it's not an obvious question, it's maybe me missing it there when i've looked. They don't have it in any of those shops near me.
Anyway, that's good that it's not as elusive as I thought.

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Efcliz wrote:
Has anyone found or seen Israeli couscous anywhere?

I use mograbiah instead, since I can find that easily.


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 Post subject: Re: Substitutions of hard to get foreign items!
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Has anyone found or seen Israeli couscous anywhere?

I use mograbiah instead, since I can find that easily.


I always thought they were the same thing just with different name's?

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