Vegetarians

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Maestra
Vegetarians

Not only am I a geek, I'm also vegetarian. I was browsing the titles here and noticed that everything is meat meat meat. Now, I don't have anything against people eating meat so no need to worry about me preaching against meat-eaters. I'm NOT a vegan. I love dairy too much to give it up. Eggs are gross, though.

Anyway, I just wanted to open a forum for vegetarians as myself. What do you recommend? Recipes? Where do you shop? Products? Etc etc etc. I have quite a few suggestions and recommendations, but I just wanted to get the ball rolling. And I want another badge. The MAC lover one...Geek?Laughing

Not only am I a geek, I'm also vegetarian. I was browsing the titles here and noticed that everything is meat meat meat. Now, I don't have anything against people eating meat so no need to worry about me preaching against meat-eaters. I'm NOT a vegan. I love dairy too much to give it up. Eggs are gross, though.

Anyway, I just wanted to open a forum for vegetarians as myself. What do you recommend? Recipes? Where do you shop? Products? Etc etc etc. I have quite a few suggestions and recommendations, but I just wanted to get the ball rolling. And I want another badge. The MAC lover one...Geek?Laughing

   

jewels
Re: Vegetarians

Well I'm not a vegetarian, but I do appreciate great meat free food sometimes. For that I usually refer to my cookbook from Moosewood Restaurant. Everything I've made from there has always been awesome.

I'm pretty much able to find everything I may need for one of their recipes in the regular grocery store. However, I'm lucky to have a natural foods market just down the street for the odd ingredient here and there.

Maestra
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I always shop at Trader Joe's and Henry's. They always carry a wide variety of meat substitutes and vegetarian products. They're much cheaper than your regular chains, too.

I also have my own vegetable and spice garden to make my sauces. Vegetarian food is all about adding the right amount of flavor. Otherwise, it's bland.

My family was always wary about my cooking. I'm a Mexican gal and we love to cook. They were surprised at how good my vegetarian Mexican dishes tasted. I'll even feed it to my students. I always cook for them the day of our final (which reminds me, I better get ready for that. Finals are this week!) I never tell them that it's vegetarian until they've consumed it.

jewels
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I love Trader Joes, try to get there every few months to stockup. They just have great stuff all around that you can't find in regular stores or is much cheaper.

LynnH
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I'm not a vegetarian either, but I love sometimes just eating vegetables and salads and my hubby is really offended that I don't pile the meat on! We have a huge garden space and grow all our own vegetables. Now I can't wait for it to start warming up again.

I think it would be great to see more vegetarian dishes. One of my clients is a health food store and they really wanted to trade services, I was really tempted, but passed, since we grow almost everything we need.

And I love mexican food!!! I'd love to see recipes, great idea Maestra.

LynnH

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

jewels
Re: Vegetarians

That sounds really good! The only ingrediant I'm missing right now is the sesame seeds.....but I suppose perhaps a little p.b. mixed in with dressing could replace them....I just may have to run to the kitchen in a bit!

 

PS: I happen to think broccoli slaw and broccolini are like the greatest vegetables to happen to me in a loooooong time!

hdipp
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Do you eat Tofu?

Spiffystardust
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The greatest vegetarian recipes are at

www.theppk.com

SO many to choose from, everyone Ive tried has been outstanding ( my favorite being the chocolate bomb pudding cake!)

p to the izzle
Re: Vegetarians

I'm Vegan, however I don't like to cook. I rather hate actually. I do however bake. I don't make any of that hippy good for you stuff either. I try to make my vegan stuff as close in taste to the original. If you travel it can be hard to find places to eat. This website is the first one I go to before I travel. (Which is no where near often enough anymore) HappyCow.net
"I'm just like you only shorter."

ArchiAngel
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Have nothing against Vegans as long as the vegetables and plants are treated Humanely (as in not hacked until the last second, whole plants with roots and parts in tact being fed water and nutrients). Some people think that the statement is funny, but science shown that not do only plants have "feelings" but feel pain too http://forum.surfermag.com/forum/printthread.php?Board=UBB1&main=614231&type=post.

"Dead" plants and veggies liquefy, so unless there are puddles of goop in your veggie bin then they are "alive"

I cheat using Low sodium V8 as a Veggie soup base that I add dried beans, celery (broken at last minute and put into rolling boil), carrots (baby), and lots of Potatoes.

As a meat eater I will sometimes add previously cooked chop sui beef, beef jerky strips, ham, or even discounted pork belly ends.

Oh, and those PETA tapes where they show the Cows and Chickens, and Pigs suffering. They never mention that PETA members get hired, get up into management positions, let the conditions intentionally degrade, then "show the animals suffering" when the very ones recording the Video are in charge of the facilities and have the power to alter or change the procedure as the current managers of the facilities letting the atrocities happen so they can film them to show "eating animals is wrong"....hypocrites

Also http://www.petakillsanimals.com/ and a dog or cat has a better chance of not being killed right off the back and finding a home with the Humane Sociaty then being given to PETA who can't run no kill centers as most of there funds need to go into Jihadist like actions so they will snuff any pets given to their Shelters.

molten_chocolat...
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peta sends spies into slaughterhouses to expose what is really going on when the industry thinks nobody's watching. plenty of changes are made based on the atrocities exposed through stealth measures. they can't just march into a slaughterhouse and make accusations. they need concrete evidence if anything legal is going to be accomplished.

 

peta has a different agenda than, and a seperate purpose from, the humane society. you can't expect one charity-organization to do it all.

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