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If I were to write a cookbook with high protein meals in and no "weird" ingredients like whey powder and so on, would you be interested? And what sections would you be interested in?

· SubwayTooter · 6 · 20 · 6

food, poll about a potential cookbook, boosts OK 

Basically: my own protein needs are pretty high, for a variety of reasons (which are not up for discussion, thanks). The *cheapest* way to meet them is with whey powder but that is really not to everyone's taste and I kindof prefer eating less processed food a lot of the time.

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I'm finding a lot of "real food" recipes that claim to be high in protein but aren't actually adequate for me. I also see a lot of recipes that do have sufficient protein for me but use specialist or expensive ingredients. Like, great, you can make a pretend tortilla wrap with egg white and psyllium husks, but ... ugh.

I'm not vegetarian, but some of my recipes happen to be.

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food, poll about a potential cookbook, boosts OK 

@artsyhonker yeah i need a ton myself so i'm super excited. if you need to fund this, i'd pitch in on like a kickstarter or whatever

food, poll about a potential cookbook, boosts OK 

@amphetamine I will definitely need some kind of money for it, simply because my current income is way too low. But I figure if I'm doing the work of adapting recipes anyway, I may as well make that available to others.

food, poll about a potential cookbook, boosts OK 

@artsyhonker i am super into this and i know it'll take spoons but i really appreciate that you're doing it and i'll back it however you go

food, poll about a potential cookbook, boosts OK 

@amphetamine I'm thinking some kind of physical book, but with text-only downloads of each section by itself available for a fairly low cost (and the low-cost section the cheapest of all).

food, poll about a potential cookbook, boosts OK 

@amphetamine Though maybe just the downloads is a better route as a sort of minimum viable product thing, and if those do well I can crowdfund for a book with pretty pictures.

Argh, crapitalism.

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@artsyhonker omg hell yeah!!!!!!!

@artsyhonker wait, i voted for 2 sections but forgot to also hit "yes". dkfjfj

my bad.

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@artsyhonker I struggle with protein during fasts. I don't have particularly high protein needs, but during near-vegan fasts it's very easy to get too carb-heavy, so more protein-heavy options would be useful.

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@clifstan Yeah, that's... probably a different book, to be honest. There are a few vegan protein recipe books out there, though, which might be helpful. I think the options are something like "eat tofu until it makes you gag" vs "use processed protein products".

An extended period of veganism would make me ill. I was nearly vegetarian for a long time and even that wasn't great for my health, though in fairness I had less awareness of my protein needs then.

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@artsyhonker Makes sense.

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@clifstan (I mean, you could argue that tofu is a processed protein product, but it's a traditional food in the way cheese is, so, I don't think it counts.)

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@artsyhonker I took part in a cookbook once, sort of an indie author charity anthology to see how hard it actually is to put together and so on. It did okay, but I don't think it's an easy thing to make money with.

As someone with really specific dietary requirements, I can't say whether or not I'd be interested (basically my list of things I can't eat cuts out most cookbook recipes). But I applaud your plan to write a specific, niche cookbook.

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@artsyhonker There will be people out there who also need high protein, who could benefit. Good luck, and I hope it comes together and does well.

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@rosjackson Yeah... I'm finding it just hard enough to find appropriate food for my particular niche needs that I'm making up a lot of my own recipes, and I figure if I'm doing that anyway, I may as well write it up and let people throw me some spare change. The other night I jotted down 27 potential recipe titles off the top of my head, and I've personally made and eaten 20 of those.

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@rosjackson I'm not even opposed to using highly processed supplement-type foods for convenience; just, they tend to be randomly unavailable and/or expensive.

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