Vegetarians/Vegans (Page 4)
Big Bopper: So Pheonix, I'll look for a picture of me with clothes on. You're so vegetarian you can't even look at meat? Hah hah hah!
phoenix714: quarks... thanks for your kind post about my legal problems. and thanks for the hug!! I need as many of those as I can get!!
robertbatchelor: I have been a VEGAN for 33 years now.
Finding food at the start is a problem but the supermarket has plenty it is only a matter of finding it .
No animal products of any kind at all.
Cheese & butter are off the mE & U.
Even some vege things like Coconut oil is out as it is a bad as anumal FAT !!!
Common Jack: There are countries where is easy to find any kind of food and they respect your choices. Where I live,(and I am lacto vegetarian egg), it is too difficult to find what I like. In a future, I will try to be only veg.
hsadya: I myself am a pescatarian that is the only meat that I eat is fish everything else his vegetableand glass of water
Aladyleyna: I'm a vegetarian as well! Mainly because of health reasons, and because I like the challenge of abstaining from certain foods. Plus, ever since then, I've learnt that vegetarian food is great too, and that I'm not really missing very much by avoiding meat. It has helped me enjoy food more I think.
hsadya: yes vegetarian food is great and you don't miss the meat but every once in awhile I will go and add a piece of fish to my menu I enjoy certain fish also for the health benefits.
Dragon Fairy: I'm a vegan and I'm sure it has already been said but...you get used to be being different. ..it's difficult to socialize with carnies because food is often a social experience. ..that said I often don't like the label vegan as that can come across to some people as superior.
uglycow10: Ah... The vegans!
How uncomfortable they try to make we omnivors feel!!!!!
My thing is this.... If I don't make a face or hoity youth comments about what you are eating, I expect the same reciprocity.
To each his own!
You should enjoy your meal and not worry about my health or how we Carnivora are responsible for some ill, or the other.
You can chill with your veggies and I will chill with my meat, if it's ok with you, tgat is.
I was dragged to this "great vegan " joint in Greenwich Village by a dear friend who was raving about the place.
I found it to be rather depressing and wS further depressed to see the words "chicken" and "beef" , on the menu!
What a far sense o excitement I experienced!
In the end, it was a veggies made to look like meat.
I resisted choking my friend but had a sudden urge for a dam good, old fashioned, greasy burger....and I did! ...and it was delectable !
Do I despise you vegans? Nah!
Just pkay nice and chill with the jabs and unsolicited advice...and we can all share the snd box in peace and harmony.
I would gladly send you a kiss but I i understand that ..."lips that touch swine should not touch thine".
So, I blow you some sweet kisses, my vegan friends.
uglycow10: Thanks hsadya ....my credo is: once you are not physically, psychologically or emotionally hurting anyone...by all means, indulge your whims , fantasies and whatever habits you have,
Live and let live.....
Zereous Excentris: Humanity is overharvisting and wont stop.. will rot anyways and no energy gained or lost.. so hey guess what.. it will recycle into what everything needs.. Its the cycle of things.. and on the shelves things rot.. eat it before it does so.. unless you can get humanity to harvest the perfect amount and never more then needed and never extra to rot.. then I guess Vegan or vegetarian counts
Big Bopper: I'm not vegetarian, but I made an incredible potato-butternut squash curry last night. I started with a flavour base of Knorr Vegetable soup. To this I added the 3-4 cups cubed potato, 2 cups browned oinion, about 2 thumbs of fine-diced ginger, 6 cloves of garlic that I sauteed gently in vegetable oil.
I toasted 2 spoonfulls of whole cumin seed, 6 green cardamom pods, 1 of crushed red chilles,1 of black mustard seed. 1 of whole coriander seed, 1 of black peppercorns and 1 of cayenne pepper, and added that to the pot. I browned about 3 cups of 1/4" diced Butternut squash so all sides were brown and added it to the pot. 1/4 cup dry Madras masala, 2 habanero chillis ultra fine-dice and 1 can of coconut milk.
When the potatos and squash cubes were soft, I added a cup of coarse-chopped green beans and 1/2 cup peas. I served it on Basmati rice. Great curry tang, perfect mouth heat that did not linger. A nice curry.
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Big Bopper: Yeah! I'm enjoying a fabulous vegetarian beer right now. I was looking for the beer thread, but this is as far as I got. It is called Hoppin' Cretin IPA by Tofino Brewing Company. It is full, hoppy, with a creamy mouth-feel, a never ending joyous taste and it is 7.5% alcohol. That's metric for strong beer, but I don't know what the number is in Dinosaur. It is available in 650 ml bottles at quality beer stores in BC.
Big Bopper: Try it! What makes curry so easy is that you make it to suit yourself. I've given a number of spices that are appropriate and you can use/not use one or more of them at the spice level you like. If you don't have them all, use what you have. You can do your first few tries in small batches so you learn what you like. I always serve it with rice, Basmati seems the best to me. Leftovers are great; they will keep in a covered container in the fridge for a few days. I like to roll a leftover curry and rice in a tortilla...it's kinda like eating it with a chappatti flat-bread.
Let me know if you are thinking of doing a curry and what ingredients you might want to use. I've been doing curries for more than ten years and will have a comment or two.