Kind of the opposite of the gelatin list but for those that eat fish kosher gelatin comes from fish. So there are kosher marshmallows and gummy candies etc. Most stores have them around passover and other big Jewish holidays.
Dominos Alfredo Sauce is not vegetarian friendly. Who would've guessed, huh? :(
I’ll add it, thanks for submitting it. Also dominos uses this pit technique where they mix all the left over ingredients pick them back out and put them on pizza, so meat and veggies get mixed. Guess you missed that like 3 week long discussion on here, haha
I'm doing Hospitality this year at school and Mum's paid the $120 course fee & $70 uniform.. And then I was talking to my teacher the other day "So.. Miss, I'm a vegetarian.. And I'm REALLY not comfortable with having to cut and cook meat.. Can I bring in vegetarian 'meat' to use instead?" Her response: *shrug* "I have to tick off that you've done it.. So, no." Went home and told Mum that I no longer wanted to do the course "Well, I think you're going to have to get over it." Ugh.
I’m really sorry about that. Maybe you can work in a group and be responsible for like washing dishes or something on the days you do meat? Or maybe you should try talking to your mom and offer to pay her back the fee. If nothing else, maybe you’ll be able to work something out with your teacher farther down the line. I took Nutrition and Wellness (on accident) this year in school, and when we did meat the other vegetarian in the class and I microwaved veggie burgers and still got full credit. My teacher was like the sweetest lady on the face of the Earth, so there’s that…
Can you call yourself a Vegetarian if you eat anything with Gelatin in it? For example, pop tarts?
I think you can, but it’s a highly debatable subject. I refrain from eating things containing gelatin because animals do have to die for it to be made, and even though you can’t tell, you are still eating an animal. But there are many many vegetarians who eat gelatin.
Regarding Ramen Noodles, I just want to point out that if you're planning on buying some and substituting the meat broth packet that comes with it for your own veg broth, you're still supporting the chicken industry by buying the product in the first place, even if you don't eat the chicken part. That's probably a bit obvious, yeah, but I've seen vegetarian people doing it in the past. -_- Just throwing that out there, guys.
to the anonymous, ramen itself (meaning the noodles) is vegetarian. Although the broths used in ramen are usually beef or chicken broth, you can substitute them with vegetable broth. Also, there are ramen brands that are vegetarian-friendly. You just have to look for them. There's also instructions on how to make your own homemade ramen noodles from scratch (in fact, it's the first result that comes up when you type it up on Google).
"Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offers to show us a film on how or meat is produced, it will be a horror film. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming or own."
WARPED YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!! It will be the best & craziest & sweatiest & weirdest days of your whole summer! The merch is CHEAP, but the food is expensive and nasty, so bring LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER. And wear as little clothing as your parents/morals will let you get away with.
Haha, I’m probably not going, but thanks for everyone’s replies about this the other night! Y’all are awesome. Who knows, maybe I’ll go.
I know this is kinda common knowledge, but I think ramen should be in the 'other non-vegetarian foods' list. I honestly had no idea ramen wasn't vegetarian for the first few months that I was veg, and I didn't understand why I kept getting the worst stomach aches.
why wont you answer my questions? You need to start responding faster!
Sorry, I have a lot of questions- and though it wouldn’t be hard to answer almost every one of them, I would lose like all of my followers in the process because y’all hate it when I answer questions. Also, it’d help a lot if you weren’t on anon so I could actually go back and find your questions and answer. Also, homework, midterms, golf practice, working out, and having a life, so, yeah. I try, I really do.
Why are there sooo many problems and not as many perks? Come on ,your blog is awsome and im sure you can think of somthing, VEGETARIANISM ROCKS!!!
No one ever submits perks, and when they do they’re usually like weirdly specific or something. I occasionally get really good ones or think of good ones, just not as awesome. Thanks though, haha I’ll try harder.
I drink bloody marys all the time, and I'm vegan! Spicy v8, tomato juice, tobasco, crushed garlic, horseradish, cilantro, and just leave the worcestire sauce out. Put in a tiny tiny drop of soy sauce or vinegar if you must, but honestly it's fine just as it is! Oh and as for the alcohol, I recommend Absolut Peppar!!!
This is a problem, but it's one that is specific to me, and not all vegetarians. In my speech class, I decided to give my speech on the various benefits of vegetarianism, and first my professor (of all people) started asking me those stupid hypothetical questions we always get (see problem #86, they were exactly like that one) thinking he was being funny, and then one girl gave her speech on how awesome working for McDonald's is and she glared at me THE WHOLE TIME.
Sometimes people can be really ignorant and rude, sorry you had to deal with that in front of the whole class. Seriously though, how awesome can it be to work for mcdonalds?
i've been a vegetarian since i was 7 years old. i have done copious amounts of research on staying healthy and getting all the protein, etc. that i need to get. but my co-workers piss me off. i've worked here for four years and they comment on my lunch almost every single day. just yesterday one of them told me that when i get pregnant my doctor would never allow me to remain a vegetarian because there is no way i get enough protein -__- mind you this woman is clinically obese! end rant.
Well if the lady is clinically obese, and you’re obviously healthy and health educated, then you know that you know what you’re doing and that what you’re doing is right. So, for lack of a better phrase, let the haters hate, and enjoy your own life. Ranting helps, though. I know it does.
About the power juicer, I get great use out of it. Mostly, I like to do carrot/beet/apple drinks and things like that and it's amazing. It gets a bit clogged sort of with "stringy" things like celery and it's a BITCH to clean, but it's not bad.
May have just slightly read through ALL OF THE VEGETARIAN PROBLEMS, nodding along to all of them- so true! :P Some of them have made me realise just how lucky I am to have been brought up in a vegetarian family so I've never had to worry about helping prepare or get out of eating meat dishes at home! Brilliant blog, and you're so lovely and genuine I wish people like you were the face of vegetarianism more than the judgemental hippy stereotype we have now!
Thank you so much, that really really means a lot! *files this under self esteem-boosters*
I know it's from a few weeks ago, but someone asked about why people don't like PETA. They sued SeaWorld for a violation of the 13th Amendment, because they claimed making killer whales perform was essentially comparable to slavery of African-Americans. Naturally, there were a lot of folks who found equating the two really, really racist, and it's not the first time they've pulled that stunt either. Sorry to bring this whole thing back up, but PETA is an awful organization.
Pescetarians are people who eat fish, but don’t eat eat any other animals. I mean yeah that’s cool. It’s fine with me, I respect their lifestyle, and I don’t know why anyone doesn’t. It’s a good change, and it’s a good step towards full vegetarianism!
Juice fast!(even if for just like 3 days) it's healthy, a great way to lose weight, and a perfect way to kickstart you off into a healthier way of eating. it's actually how I became a veggie. you stop eating meat to prep for it and I just never ate meat again. after about a day you'll feel amazing! watch 'fat sick and nearly dead' you won't regret it :)
I NEED A JUICER. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, and that sounds like a perfect idea.
i take hospitality at school, and one of our practicals is to make chicken wings. i havent been vegetarian for very long (less than a month so far) and the thought of cutting the raw chocken and everything and turning it over or something was so disgusting. i cant believe i actually have to do it (its kinda an assesment :'( )
I took home ec last semester (on accident.. It’s a long story) but whenever we had to do our meat lab the other vegetarian I’m my class and I made veggie burgers. Talk to your teacher and see if you can have an alternate assessment.
Sometimes my boss goes out and treats us to lunch at a cafe nearby. She doesn't mind taking complicated sandwich orders for anyone or getting specific food alterations. Recently I asked if she'd ask the server if the soup of the day had a vegetarian-friendly broth, and she yelled "Absolutely not!" and told me how rude that was.
Wow, that’s kind of ridiculous. Sorry about that, if it happens again maybe you should try talking to her? Some people are just like that, though.
today I got back some blood test results, and my protein levels were higher than what they should be. I've been a vegetarian for over 6 months!! I'm so tired of everyone saying your body's biggest source of protein is meat. My body's proof IT ISNT. (:
the vegetarian problems make me laugh so hard! Ive been one for almost 4 years now and i agree with them all!! especially the one where everyone feels the need to tell you how they didnt eat meat for 6 days! so funny! love your blog!
I take cooking class and we have to study every food before we cook it. Currently, we're on meat. My teacher is aware that I'm vegetarian and emphasizes how 'good' meat is for you and how it's 'delicious.' How do I deal with that? Everyone is entitled to an opinion but she always stares at me while shes making those comments..
Sorry, I was on my friends computer and it wasn’t posting my answers, apparently. But you should just talk to her after class and let her know that it really bothers you, and ask her nicely to stop.
McDonald's says that their fries *in the US* are not vegetarian, and that real beef is in the "natural beef flavoring", as well as whey. It is used in the par-frying process, before they are shipped to the restaurants, where they are deep-fried in vegetable oil. In some other countries, such as India and parts of Europe, they are vegetarian.
Someone mentioned something about McDs fries. There's "natural beef flavoring" in them, which seems to be vegetarian, but it is NOT vegan. My soul just died when I saw this. Their website's pretty detailed with ingredients, in case anyone is curious about other stuff.
It probably isn’t vegetarian either.. I’m not sure though. Guys I know the McDonald’s fries thing is kind of debatable but I just wouldn’t risk it. They’re bad for you anyway.
I'm so happy I found your blog ! I've recently become a vegetarian, and it's difficult because everyone around me eats me and is constantly questioning my decision. Your blog is so helpful though !
Aww it must be really hard for everyone around you to be eating you. Ha I’m sorry, I know what you’re saying! It can be hard at first, but just remember the reason you don’t eat meat like they do, and don’t forget that you’re doing the right thing
I looked into what Clinkers are, and apparently they're like "Revels," which are a candy by the Mars, inc. Basically they're different flavored things covered in chocolate, such as orange creme, toffee, or strawberry. From the looks of it, neither of the candies are American things.
Hey, I don't want to sound rude, but before you go out recommending that people should watch animal cruelty videos so that they are inspired to go vegetarian, try to understand what your really going against. I've been vegetarian for almost two years now, and I never plan on going back, but I also know my shit. Please don't succumb to animal rights advocates, because a lot of them say some pretty insane things. (Animal rights and animal welfare are two completely different things)
Well I didn’t show them the video because I was trying to like convert them to vegetarianism or anything. I posted the link because they were saying that vegetables are grown in a gross way, whereas meat isn’t produced disgustingly.
Also, being an animal rights advocate is not a bad thing. Some Christians say insane things, but that doesn’t make all Christians bad. You can’t avoid such an important cause just because of a few nuts.
the mcdonalds fries thing actually depends on here you are in the world, for example, in britain, canada, new zeland (i think) and india, their fries are veggie friendly, however, in america (the only place i know of at this time) they use beef grease on their fries before they're fried in vegetable oil (kinda defeats the object if you ask me) - however, mcdonalds contributes to so much destruction in the rainforest and so much murder of animals you shouldn't eat there anyway!