a delicious, quick & easy veggie meal is 1 package of udon (or any other spicy asian noodle) that you microwave for 1 min in package. and then put one bag of refrigerated veggies (teriyaki mix is my favorite) in a pan on the stove with some olive oil till cooked then mix in the noodles for a few min, add the water&spicy powder the noodles come from. it's a super easy, yummy veggie stir fry!
To the anon that's only doing soy and a few vegetables: try seitan to mix up the protein. For vegetables, experiment with different types of cuisine to see if different seasoning helps. I usually hate vegetables, but I don't mind them if I cook them in an Italian style. Also, try for fresh if you're using frozen or canned. That will help a lot.
For the person saying they don't like the soymilk. Almond milk is the way to go. I'v tried every single milk substitute and almond was the only one that didn't taste super nutty. Also, it's super good and cereal and as coffee creamer.(:
Hey, so, since I've became a vegetarian - about 5 years ago - I've been replacing meat with basically only soy and a few vegetables. Do you think I might not be healthy? I feel good, but I don't know... I'm just not very into a lot of vegetables. I'm really picky when it comes to food, which makes it harder to be a vegetarian
Too many soy products such as Morningstar products cause a high amount of sodium in your diet which is bad. Vegetables are essential in the vegetarian diet, maybe try new ways to prepare them?
My mom hates me being a vegetarian because the only vegetables I really eat are salad and spinach. But I do eat the morning star products at least once a day. I'm getting blood work done this weekend, how unhealthy do you think I'll be?
The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall. (Romans 14:3, 19-21 NIV)
DISCLAIMER(S): I know that this verse was probably not originally about vegetarianism, but I encourage those of you who are interested to read all of Romans 14 and tell me what you think about it and how it opposes/ supports choosing a unique diet such as vegetarianism.
I’m trying to encourage a healthy discussion, and any hate will be ignored.
I am NOT forcing religion on anybody, I just stumbled upon this verse in my daily reading and found it thought provoking, and thought some of you might have something interesting to say about it, since I’ve gotten so many questions in the past about what religion and Christianity says about vegetarians.
Many people argue about the ingredients of Oreos, however, if you email Nabisco and ask about it, they're not vegan. They get their sugar from three different plants, and while two refine their sugar with molasses, the other refines it with bone char.
I will put this on the gelatin list, I’m making blog improvements and the gelatin list is changing to a general animal product list, but that is definitely good to know! Vegans and vegetarians, stay away from Oreos. I know there’s an organic brand of Oreos that’s worth checking for ingredients.
This is what Obama said: "We got rid of one rule from 40 years ago that could have forced some dairy farmers to spend $10,000 a year proving that they could contain a spill – because milk was somehow classified as an oil. With a rule like that, I guess it was worth crying over spilled milk." So he did NOT say or imply that the strict government regulation of farms is unnecessary, nor did he say anything about steroids in milk.
Oh, well I guess I’m hearing things! Thanks for clearing that up.
@ newtovegan: Humans may not be supposed to drink animal milk after a certain age, but for those who do continue to drink it, not all experience health problems. I drank milk up until the end of high school and I'm perfectly fine. Not everyone who drinks dairy suddenly gets ill. Besides, I like my desserts to have regular milk instead of soy milk as their ingredients. I once tried soy ice cream and it just wasn't the same to me.
For anyone interested in healthy living, I would recommend "Quantum Wellness" by Kathy Freston. It has a load of great facts about veganism and the effect of animal-products on the human body that I often use when engaging in food arguments.
Hello! Considering that I'm almost positive that you have a high quantity of animal lovers on this blog, would it be acceptable to ask fr your permission to promote myself this one time? I run a new bog about dogs and their ways a communicating. :)
Sure, check out dog talk if you’re interested in that kind of thing!
A community of people who, instead of being made of cells and organs and stuff, are actually made of awesome and are determined to decrease the general amount of suck in the world. Watch vlogbrothers on YouTube, I met Hank and John yesterday, it was amazing.
This is really strange, but I felt the need to tell someone. Yesterday I was at this store and I saw a bad of beef and onion flavored potato chips, and it said right on the nutrition facts, "suitable for vegetarians," so I bought a bag. They tasted awful, I got that much, but I couldn't even tell if they tasted like beef, because the last time I ever had a hamburger was like, four years ago. I don't even know what meat tastes like anymore. Have you or anyone else forgotten what it tastes like?
I could imagine that that would happen, if you haven’t had something for so long it makes sense that you’d forget. Beef flavored chips sound kind of nasty, though.
@ singing melody - why would you wanna drink milk from a cow? dairy is so bad for you, even if it isn't taken in a cruel way, you still shouldn't drink it. It's linked to all sorts of diseases and cancers it's just not worth it however it's obtained.
@likefalloutvapors: The term you're thinking of for people who don't eat animal products, but still use leather, fur, and other animal products is dietary vegan. A person can be a dietary vegan, but not a vegan in every aspect of his/her life.
Also, I have a Vegan cookbook called "The Vegan Family Cookbook" and it was written by Chef Brian P. McCarthy, over 400 recipes and devided into sections depending on the type of meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, appatizers, drinks, desserts, etc)
From what I understand, vegetarian predated the term "vegan", originally meaning someone who doesn't eat animal products. at that point, there were lacto-, ovo-, and lacto-ovo-vegetarians, as well as just regular ol' vegetarians (i.e. vegan) When vegan evolved, vegetarian was used to encompass lacto-ovo vegetarians. Also, a vegetarian may also be someone who doesn't eat animal products, but still uses animal tested products/leather or fur.
SO! i saw that you said the internet played a large role in your choice to stop eating meat. and i just thought i'd share that it happened the same way for me! i first became a vegetarian in 2006 and it was pretty much because i bumped into this video on youtube that showed how horribly the animals inside some of the slaughterhouses and farms are treated.but i don't think it's all that rare nowadays for someone to make a choice like vegetarianism due to something on the internet. ^_^
Ah that’s cool! Yeah I think it’s pretty common these days, there is no shortage of animal cruelty videos online.
@ anon: uh, yeah, not all dairy industries do that. At my university, since we have the animal science major program (which I'm part of), we have dairy and beef cattle, and the dairy cattle on campus are NOT slaughtered at birth (if they were, I wouldn't have seen the cute calves) and they do not slaughter male calves for veal. And they don't slaughter "dairy" cattle for meat--they do that with the "beef" cattle. And what about getting milk and drinking milk from your own cow? How is that cruel?
Eggs also require the death of an animal, as the industry currently stands - all chicks are sorted by workers and males are tossed into a grinder since they're useless to the companies. There was a recent Mercy For Animals video investigating an egg farm if anybody wants information, actually.
Didn't think I would have to be so specific but, I was referring to any DIRECT death or use of animal body parts. Besides, I was simply debating the use of prefixes, there's no need to get preachy. Keep in mind most people here, including myself, have completely cut out meat products from their diet. Why not refocus your energy from telling people how their lifestyles are terrible, to informing people about how changes in diet can create a better future?
I’m really confused, I didn’t even say anything to your last question, I just posted it. Why are you angry?
If veggie = no animal products that require death, then stop drinking milk. Calves from the milk industry are routinely killed at birth or after being raised for veal. Dairy cows die 15-20 years before they should, and are slaughtered so their meat can be sold to fast food places. Milk is just as cruel as meat.
I agree with what you just said, I don't know about other people but veggie to me means no animal products that require an animal to die, so eggs and milk products are ok. It would be different if some one was a "lacto" or "ovo" -vegan, considering vegans eat nothing that come from any animal.
Some vegetarians will eat eggs but not milk, or milk but not eggs. It's usually unnecessary to say lacto-ovo because that's generally your run of the mill vegetarian, but just ovo or just lacto can be useful for being specific about what you eat
That makes sense, so unless you’re an ovo-vegetarian or a lacto-vegetarian I don’t see the point in specifying.
Okay, so a lacto-ovo vegetarian still eats dairy and cheese? I thought vegans didn't eat dairy or eggs, or any animal products. So, is a vegetarian someone who doesn't eat flesh, or dairy and egg products? Or just flesh?
By definition, vegetarians still eat dairy products. So I don’t see why people specify that they are lacto-ovo or whatever. I’m probably missing something major here, and I’ll probably get yelled at for this, but I’ve never understood it myself.
Ive been a vegetarian most of my life and for the last 3 years Ive tired a couple of time to be vegan. Im definitly dedicated and Im a strick veggie already, but feel I need some more advice on living as a vegan, Ive already cut out cheese and milk and dont miss it. Im from the UK so even a book I can read relating to the UK would be great! Also, I keep chickens, who are veggie and EXTREMELY well looked after, practically pampered, would it be hypocritical to on occasion eat their eggs?
Personally I don’t see anything wrong with you eating your chicken’s eggs, but some people might find it confusing if you say you’re a vegan and still eat eggs. It’s really cool that you keep your own chickens though!
As far as a vegan book goes, does anyone know of any? I found these websites you could check out:
How long have you been a vegetarian? What made you decide to be a vegetarian?
I’ve been a full vegetarian since July 5, 2011. I’d been dabbling in pescetarianism and on again off again vegetarianism for months, and I finally made the personal moral decision that eating meat was wrong, and that it was unfair for me to be so poorly dedicated to the cause. I’m a teenage girl who spends too much time on the internet- of course I’d seen YouTube videos and Tumblr things about animal cruelty and the disgusting aspects of the meat industry, so though it sounds stupid and shallow the internet did play a large role in my being a vegetarian. I did a lot of research and talked to my friends and my parents about it and I stopped eating meat.
And this is going to the FAQ, because why on earth wasn’t it there already.
Yeah honestly, while I think it's a good idea to try and cook for yourself if your parents won't support you, sometimes it's just not possible. It's sad, but some parents will make their kids eat meat. Not everyone's in a situation where they can eat what they want. My dad make me keep a food journal to be vegetarian. Every parent reacts differently and it's not always an option to go against them :\
to all of you who wants to be vegetarian but you "can't" because your parents won't let you/don't support it. Screw them, my parents are not very supportive especially not in the beginning but I just have to make my own food and it works fine, just be strong and you'll do great!
I’m not really comfortable supporting the “screw your parents” idea, but it is certainly a good idea to give them a chance to get used to it.
I've noticed a lot of people saying that their parents have issues with them becoming vegetarians. Can I recommend that you look up a few pages about how vegetarian diets are healthy and how it is easy to get the nutrients you need by adding certain nuts, legumes and veggies to your diet. Print out your research and give it to your parents. Tell them to read it, this way you have well informed, articulate people making the arguments for you and it will be much harder for them to say no.
In response to the never eaten meat person, I have been a veggie since I was born and I once bit into a chicken nugget(served the wrong order) and without even swallowing I threw up, so I think it would make me ill x
also (I just sent you the ask about my friends brother) their mother tried to make me eat a chicken nugget once, when I refused and said I was a vegetarian she said, "as if chicken nuggets are made from real chicken" also I had her entire family (including dying grandma) have a go at me telling me Im not a real vegetarian because I eat eggs. oh and her brother got mad at me because I didnt want to eat an egg that was cooked in the pan he made bacon with -___-
Well I’m sorry all that happened. Some people are just crazy intolerant, and I guess in his case it runs in the family. If you’re staying with a friend, you should ask them first to find out how they and their family will treat your needs. If you’ve never been to someone’s house before, or you haven’t told then yet that you’re a vegetarian (which you should always have told them before you go) then you might want to eat before just so you can say “I already ate, no thank you!”
I seriously had my friend 29 year old brother say "wait... you CHOOSE not to eat meat? I thought vegetarians couldnt eat meat (medically or something he didnt say) I just lost so much respect for you and vegetarians"
Well there are people who medically can’t eat meat, but you should try to talk to him about why you choose to not eat meat and try to change his mind.
To the previous question, if your friend has to eat meat, maybe she should look into buying meat locally. If you do some research, you may find a farm nearby that at least treats the animals more humanely and doesn't use hormones.
I'm sorry but you should give this blog to someone else, people come to you asking for advice and half the time you say 'I don't know', like 'but I’m not sure if that’s natural and fair for the dog' why don't you google it? it takes 3 seconds. it is fair and natural. god, why try to run a blog if you have no idea what you're talking about, and encourage people to buy meat.
What good is it for me to pretend to know everything? How is it going to help other people for me to put up this front and act like I know what I’m talking about. Personally, I think the only thing worse than a know it all is a know it all who actually doesn’t know anything, and is pretending, and lying, and googling everything and pretending they’re a genius. I am an honest person. I am going to run this blog in an honest manner. Also, when did I ever encourage anyone to buy meat?
Yeah, I totally know what you mean. But giving up meat was easy for me. If I give up cheese, that means no more cheese sandwiches, no more babybels, no more toast, etc. I'd probably be really unhealthy without these things, and I've not had any thoughts of becoming a vegan. That wasn't why I sent the message, I just wanted to tell you, and I wanted to know your opinions on it, that's all :) As long as I'm not actually eating the animal, including fish, I'm fine with anything else really.
To that other anon- draining of the blood is not the only thing that makes an animal kosher. It needs to have been treated well, it could not have been tortured, it could not feel pain when it was killed. It is by no means a more horrible experience for the animal to go through. (this coming from a slightly religious Jew who has been to a few kosher cow farms)