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Hello one and all! Husband and I aren’t vegetarians, but we enjoy cooking and eating meatless meals several times a week - most weeks we have meatless meals during the workweek and meat on the weekends, just because it’s a little easier for me to prepare the meatless meals on my own with a toddler running around. I’m attempting to optimize my health (per Doctor’s orders) prior to conceiving my second child and meatless meals can be a great way to do that. So I was hoping you lovely people could offer your favorite vegetarian/vegan recipes for me to try cooking. We make great vegan chili and vegetarian burritos with beans, as well as a meatless pasta dish with fresh produce and vegetarian Mac and cheese. Husband also tried making homemade black bean burgers that actually were pretty good - I still love beef burgers, but it’s a nice alternative sometimes. We both enjoy exploring new recipes and it’ll be a great way to introduce our daughter to new foods as well (though she REALLY loves the beans in the chili and the burrito filling. We usually make the burritos once a week because we all love them so much.)
I found a recipe that appeals to my very finicky vegetarian man child. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/45688/coconut-curry-tofu/ At least he thinks so, he's never had curry and I have my doubts since I haaaaaate curry - but want to encourage his venturing out beyond veggie burgers. (I love him so much I'm willing to curry up my kitchen. Where is my mother of the year award?) this recipe doesn't call for a tofu marinade and I know from the lovely and brilliant @Destiny one must marinate tofu. after pressing it idk what kind of marinade to use. Any suggestions?
I quit eating mammals and poultry early this fall. It's mostly a secret. My husband knows, but I try to keep it quiet- people get really upset. I still eat the occasional fish (mostly sardines- much more sustainable) and if I'm a guest and I can't get away with skipping a meat dish I take a very small portion. I get my eggs from someone I know, but I eat eggs. I'm very lactose intolerant but I do eat a little cheese. And I'd never try to feed my cats that way- they're obligate carnivores, it's cruel. My dog actually does better with fish/veg protein, she's allergic to poultry and beef/lamb give her digestive problems (dog diarrhea is not fun). My husband still eats meat, and that doesn't bother me- I still do all the grocery shopping, I still cook for him, I just don't eat it. My mobility problems are better, the eczema calmed down some, and our grocery bill is down substantially. He eats less meat now because I cook dishes (for me) that he tries and likes. The point isn't to "convert" him- he just isn't accustomed to veg dishes being enjoyable or palatable. Really, truly, I don't care what you eat. I bought a couple pounds of bacon at Costco on Tuesday. I really, really don't care. Everyone has their own situation and their own shit to deal with. I did it because I have environmental impacts I don't control (a long commute I can't change), food intolerances (giving up meat helped my joint pain a lot and I'm less broken out and itchy), and an ever-increasing grocery bill. I feel really powerless about all of those- I can't afford to move closer, I can't make my body stop freaking out, and couponing is usually only good for processed/packaged goods, which I don't buy in non-Costco quantities anyway. I make my own cheese, y'all. I garden as much as possible in a tiny lot. I draw the line at making my laundry detergent- that assumes my labor is worth nothing.
clueliss posted a topic in Wide World of SnarkI can thank a friend of my sisters for this. Granted I don't think she figured I'd be posting it here. (Sister - who is in a hole with a rock pulled over he head or something - was at one time 7th Day Adventist, her friend still is). I sort of knew the history of corn flakes - I didn't realize Kellog had a tie to this group. http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-history-of-fake-meat-starts-with-the-seventh-day-adventist-church
Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday (Food! Family! Football!), will be here before we know it. Any fellow vegetarians who want to share their favorite Thanksgiving dishes? Many of the traditional dishes are vegetarian... cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, salad, dinner rolls, pumpkin pie... omg, I'm getting hungry. Stuffing, even if not cooked in a turkey, is normally made with broth. I have yet to find a truly great stuffing recipe - something flavorful and savory. Anyone have one? Main courses? I've done Tofurky Roast and tofu loaf. One year I opted for no main course and won't do that again. I've also done these as my main course, once each, and would do it again. For microwave meals, they taste really good.