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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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vegetarians in the hizzaus?

any vegetarians around here? i did a short search so i apologize if this has been discussed before, however i thought i might create this thread for us vegetarians to discuss some favourite dishes/recipes as well as our unique way of life. vegans welcome too and carnivorous folk are also free to share in some food discussion.

THIS IS NOT A FLAME THREAD I DON'T CARE IF YOU EAT MEAT
AND SO SHOULD YOU NOT CARE WHAT I CHOOSE TO DEVOUR

anyhoo... basically i wanted to discuss some veggie dishes and culture. if you meat eating folk have a favourite veggie-only dish then feel free to share! i don't want anyone hating on anyone else, not that i think it will happen, but just throwing that out there from the get-go.

i'll start off...

lately i've been seeking some variety and acceptable meat substitutes in the form of more soy products. i've been buying this faux-chicken lately and frying it up for some stirfry action with a little olive oil, some chili-pepper based sauce, hoisin and some honey when it nears the final stages. add this to some veggies in a wok, add a little more stirfry sauce and some veggie spring rolls and you've got dinner! weird part is that it looks and tastes so much like chicken that it is difficult to tell the difference.

since i'm canadian and thanksgiving is upon me, i'll be enjoying some tofurkey within the next couple days.

anyone else?

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Re: vegetarians in the hizzaus?

Sucks with all the E. Coli scares on spinach and lettuce lately.

One of my favorite things to get is Chicken Caesar salad from saladworks, though that's not vegetarian.


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Re: vegetarians in the hizzaus?

true about the e. coli.

chicken ceasar anything used to be one of my favourites. i usually just simulate the bacon bits and chicken with some soy substitutes. soy has become my god lately!

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Re: vegetarians in the hizzaus?

I will never eat green food again. It's funny how they are discouraging healthy food now..
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Re: vegetarians in the hizzaus?

My parents pretty much went meatless for a few years there, so I am used to eating little meat. I don't mind eating vegitarian all the time, but I also don't really care if I eat meat. Also I tend to find more interesting things that require meat and are more fun to cook/more flavorful...so I tend to have meat a resonable amount (maybe half my dinners in a week are veg only). My fiance is a little less meat inclined.

Meat substitutes for me are a must when it comes to eating vegitarian. If you do a primary concern is protein and the right proteins. Meat has a number of amino acids that are difficult to find in vegtibles and leggums and unless you eat a wide variety of them. Tofu I think is okay depending on what it is being used in and how it is prepared. The morning star farms grillers and fake chicken are really good as is their black bean burgers, I hate boca burgers...ick (you really can't make soy product taste like flame broiled beef...it just ends up tasting like flame broiled ass).

With few exceptions unless I am using a meat substitute like tofu I eat primarily bean based dishes like veg chile (extra good). A good veg chile recipe is

1 can light kidney beans
1 can dark kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 small can tomato paste
1 large (like 32oz) can of diced tomatoes
1 medium red or yellow onion
4 cloves garlic
2 jalepano peppers
1 tablespoon chile powder
1 teaspoon tabasco sauce
1 beer of some sort (lighter is better for this, so stay away from stouts and porters, a pale ale is perfect)

Throw the beans in a pot with the tomato paste and diced tomatoes and get cooking. Dice the onions, jalepanos, and garlic and throw in a pan and cook till light golden, throw in the pot with everything else. Toss in chile powder and tabasco sauce and let cook for about 45 minutes on medium. Pour about half that beer in and mix it up. Let cook for about another 5-10 minutes.

Yer all done and ready for some good eaten. Corn bread of a light coating of sugar cooked into the top works really well to go with this as does spanish or mexican rice.
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Re: vegetarians in the hizzaus?

nice! tryin' that this weekend. anyone else!?

i like yves products. they're pretty good. and you're right, you must tread lightly with your veggie burger selection. some have too much artificial taste. others, not enough.

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Re: vegetarians in the hizzaus?

I perfer morning star farms products. Another good recipe is as follows for veg. taco salad.

One medium/large bag of tortilla chips (like 20oz)
1/2 head of ice burg lettuce
1 package of morning star farm grillers
1 package of shredded mexican cheese mix (or cheddar)
8 oz of low fat sour cream
2 tablespoons of chile powder
1/2 a medium yellow onion

Dice the onion and cook together with the grillers mashing them all together mixing with chile powder (you want the grillers in little bits). Slice half a head of ice burg lettuce into smallish bits (about half actual salad size)...but not diced. Mix the lettuce in with the cooked stuff. Add cheese and mix it together. I then take the bag of tortilla chips open the bag and crush them up into fairly small pieces (I usually give the bag a couple of crunch bear hugs after opening it). Thow the tortilla chips into one bowl and the mix of stuff in another. Then for the volume you want to eat throw some of the crunched tortilla chips in your serving bowl with the mix of other stuff and add sour cream to your desired amount and eat away.

I say leave the torilla chips seprate and only mix in your serving bowl because the above can usually make enough to eat for 5-6 people and the tortilla chips get soggy if mixed in with everything else and thrown in the refrigarator. This way I can have it as left overs latter and not have them soggy.
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