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Any other vegan/vegetarians?

Hey I was wondering if anyone else on here is vegan, I love making new recipes for me and my birds and with christmas coming and thanksgiving just passing I wanted to see any cool vegan/ vegetarian recipes people had. i was vegetarian 6 years and a few months ago I went full vegan and never looked back.


One of my favourites are Goddess bowls

Which are very great because you can change them easily depending on your taste, plus aside from the tofu you can take a spiceless plate for your bird before hand


Recipe:

Boil short grain brown rice

fry thinly sliced inch cubed tofu with a mixture of canola oil, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce( i yse tamari cause its healthier)

Fry up some tomatos, rep pepper, tomato, zucchini, garlic, onion, eggplant etc....add some spices if you like(basil, thyme, rosemary, savory and such)

Grate some beet, carrot and celery.

Saute kale lightly.


Mix fried veggies, grated veggies, rice and tofu, over with kale and drizzle cashew sauce over and seseme seeds.


Cashew sauce:

Grind 11/2 cup raw cashews to paste, add 1/2 to 3/4 cup soy milk, a bit of garlic and ginger and blend together.

Presto cashew sauce

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Sorry! I'm a fan of meat! NO offence! What is a vegan exactly though?


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I really want to be a vegetarian..

i have tried but with my parents making the food and it is always meat.. it is hard to pursue.

any tips that could help?


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vegetarian- dont eat meat( anything with a face)

vegan- dont eat meat, milk, or eggs

Semi veggie- eat chicken, fish (mainly for health not so much animals)

im vegan because of health, environmental, and animal rights

Everything you read on factory farming horrifies me, plus the emmissions from so many farmed animals, and health reasons like proper digestions, less hormones, steroids, and chemicals.

Veganism has expanded my horizon, there are so many great foods I never would have tried

i would suggest a meatless monday for your family and offer to be the cook if you go on fatfreevegan theres tons of great easy recipes. Do your research and tell them the reasons its important to you, I went veg when I was 15 and realized Id have to do most of the cooking myself, my dad has started doing meatless mondays because he enjoys my food so much and he used to always need meat at every meal

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Wow! im going to check that out!


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I'm a vegetarian since birth My mom's a vegan but drinks milk, my lil sis a vegetarian and my dad's a semi-vegetarian I've never eaten meat, except for the time my gramma took me to McDonald's when I was 2 and I ate McNuggets No offence to anyone but I`m totally against McDonald`s, KFC, and any other fast food restaurant that goes against animals rights

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I am not a vegetarian. I have a specialized diet because of allergies and, at certain times of the year, because of my religion, but my diet does not include vegetarianizm.

Your recipes sound interesting.


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OOOH shivani!

i REALLY want to be a vegetarian..im going to start cooking on meatless mondays..

hopefully that will change my family a bit and they will start cooking no meat food for me


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I'm a vegetarian. It'll be 15 years in a couple of days. Best thing I ever did. I was a big meat eater and my Mom siad that there where two things I could never give up meat and pepsi, I gave them both up a loooong time ago. It's easy once you get all that meat out of your system.
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Let me fix this by saying you dont have to be a vegetarian to post a recipe here just post any vegetarian recipe you like. Wow I didnt think there was so many

i also do not eat at any of the fast food chains anymore because of there impact on animals, environment, and your waistline ( )

Me too Shannon I thought I could never give up meat but then you realize that foods not really important, and you shouldnt let it rule your life, I lost my taste for pop, grease, fatty foods, and refined sugar. i actually cant even eat chips anymore they never used to seem greasy before but now it tastes like a bucket of fat.

im excited that your starting meatless mondays its a great start to show your family how delicious a nutritious dinner can be


my only unhealthy affair is that when I became vegan I became addicted to tofu which your not supposed to have alot of because its highly processed, high in estrogen, and can effect thyroid, so I only have it three time a week now

Heres a list of some nutrient rich foods I like having around

Grains

Quinoa
Brown rice
rice pasta
Whole wheat wraps
Wheat germ
Wheat gluten
Oatmeal
Flax
Red river cereal

Beans and legumes

Lentils
Kidney
white kidneu(great on pizza)
Chick peas
Split peas
Black beans(ya know this is just fermented soy beans?)
Pinto
Romano


Seeds

Flax seed
Seseme seeds
Chia seeds

Veggies

Dark leafy greens( you wont realize this is the most important thing youll eat as a vegan)

Kale(slightly sauted or smoothie)
Dandeleon (same)
Swiss chard
Collards
Spinach
Romaine
Endives
Beet greens

*remember to rotate your greens certain greens carry different types of small amounts of natural toxins as defense mechanism so try to eat greens from different groups


Carrot
Celery
Zucchhini
Mushroom
sweet peppers
Tomatoes(better slightly cooked to reach best nutrients)
Cucumber broccoli
Cauliflower
Eggplant
Garlic
Beets
Sweet potatoes
Potatoes
Squash

Fruit

Apples
Banana
Berries
Mango
Pinapple
Kiwi
Pears
Oranges
peaches



The most important thing is to get variety, dont have too much of one things and try having a rainbow of colour eachday, usually foods of the same colour have alot of the same nutrients

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Best thing I ever did. I was a big meat eater [...] I gave them both up a loooong time ago. It's easy once you get all that meat out of your system.
I agree! It is the best thing I've ever done!

I'm a pescetarian/ovo-lacto vegetarian. Can't live without my chocolate and baked goods!

I find meat absolutely DISGUSTING. It makes me sick looking at it, thinking about it and hearing about it. (Even if someone mentions it, I start to feel green!)

(Eww, feeling sick typing this... )

Plus it's healthier for you, and it helps you get to live longer.

What made me a vegetarian? I saw pictures of what the poor animals have to go through...

And no, I do not support PETA, in case you're wondering...
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I agree! It is the best thing I've ever done!

I'm a pescetarian/ovo-lacto vegetarian. Can't live without my chocolate and baked goods!

I find meat absolutely DISGUSTING. It makes me sick looking at it, thinking about it and hearing about it. (Even if someone mentions it, I start to feel green!)

(Eww, feeling sick typing this... )

Plus it's healthier for you, and it helps you get to live longer.

What made me a vegetarian? I saw pictures of what the poor animals have to go through...

And no, I do not support PETA, in case you're wondering...
I find it disgusting too, I can't look at it, smell it and I couldn't touch it if my life depended on it . I only cook vegetarian meals no matter what or for who.

I'm lacto/ovo as well. I became a vegetarian at the age of 12 for moral reasons. Unfortunatly I've also had a lot of grief thrown my way because of it. But I wouldn't consider any other lifestyle.
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What is cucumber broccoli?


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I`m happy I found other vegetarians I used to get teased alot because of my vegetarianism But it`s in my blood to never eat a thing that had a face, ever

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I'm not vegetarian but I really don't eat much meat and there are certain things which I simply will not eat. My husband could never go totally meatless. I could never be vegan because I like my dairy and eggs too much. Hubby isn't that adventurous with veggies either so that makes things difficult. I've tried leaning in the vegetarian direction but it seemed like fresh produce is really pricey around here. It really is more expensive to eat healthier.
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I used to be a vegan but one day I realised that eating meat isn't really bad. Yes! Don't get me wrong, where half of it comes from is APPAULING, but working with raptors taught me that it's simply life to eat another animal. I don't eat that much meat at all but I WILL eat it, if you get me.

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I'm not opposed to animals eating animals (we ARE animals, of course) but factory farming makes me sick. After being slammed with videos and articles in an environmental science course I took, I can hardly eat meat anymore, even when I want to. I know some farms are humane so I may one day look into buying local meat that I know more about. That recipe looks good, thanks for sharing!
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That's true Daisy! Everything needs to eat, one way or another!


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