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    I've been vegetarian for about year. I watched a movie, actually a couple movies.. and just got grossed out and upset about being a meat eater. I also have one other reason I won't eat meat, which I will not post cuz it will make me look like the biggest weirdo (if I don't already).

    Here is my biggest problem. The Food Network. I love to watch the FN. It relaxes me. I also love to watch Bob Ross paint. The two things that relax me television-wise. Now that I am hardcore Veggie, I don't eat eggs.. but I eat breads and stuff that have eggs in them undoubtedly. Try not to think about it. I do dairy. I get a lil more grossed out and anxious when the food netword is doing a meat dish. Why isn't there a show for vegetarians on there? I have looked up recipes, but I really relied a lot on the food network for meal ideas when I was eating meat.. I wish I could do the same now.
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    so.. I need vegetarian recipes for main dishes that are tasty, filling and don't contain soy products.. any good recommendations?

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    Check out Foodgawker, Becka.. under the vegan section. I'm sure you can find a bunch. Everything that I have made from them is good. [Link] The Moroccan Stew that I make is super filling and soy-free. It's my favorite thing to make. [Recipe]


    Last night, I made Peanut Soba Noodle Bowls. I was quite impressed - very simple, easy to prepare, and the sauce was great! [Recipe]


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    thanks guys Checking those out. We avoid soy because of Kev's thyroid and I'm starting to suspect I may have trouble with mine as well (calling tomorrow for a dr appointment for bloodwork) but so many recipes call for some sort of soy product for protein.

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    ^ Good suggestion! I love seitan... especially the type that you can buy at Whole Foods near the refrigerated faux meat. I'm sad I can't find it in the Toronto Whole Foods. I haven't been able to find any good seitan here now that I think of it.

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    I recommend Quorn, it's a soy free meat substitute that tastes a lot like chicken. I like the texture as well.

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    I didn't realize Quorn was soy-free! That's exciting to know.

    I've been 90% veg for about 12 years. I do eat meat every once in a while, but most of my diet is plant based. It's easy for me not to consume dairy because it upsets my stomach anyway. I'm kind of a natural vegetarian/vegan I think because I've never been a fan of meat since I was little. I get that from my Mom as she has always been the same way. I think it's crazy that some people eat meat every single day with every single meal. There's nothing better than a bowl of beans and veggies for me!

    Oh, you guys MUST make this recipe. It is out of this world delish and probably the best vegan dish I've ever made:

    http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=15978.0

    I took that recipe and added onion, carrot and green pepper, plus I doubled the sauce. It's a true vegan winner, kids. Yum.
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    I used to eat Quorn back around in 2002, but I stopped after reading a few articles about people getting sick from it. There's been a little too much controversy with their products for me to ever want to touch the stuff again, regardless of whether numerous claims are true. Quorn is made by Marlow Foods, which is owned by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. Quorn is a mycoprotein extracted from a fungus, Fusarium venenatum, which is grown in large vats at their facilities. (In case anyone is wondering, it's also not vegan.)

    Thanks for the recipe, Bryan! I shall be sure to try that one next time. My favorite recipe in that vein so far is General Tao Tofu. It's quite similar... and delicious! [link]


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    Here's a recipe I love:

    Rajma (Kidney Beans Curry)

    Mine came out a bit of a different colour but was super yummy.

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    Wow! I am definitely trying both of those recipes.

    And marci, thanks for the info about Quorn. Yikes!
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    I am vegetarian, completely meat free with no slip-ups for years now, and am currently about 95% vegan. I eat lots of chocolate, mostly vegan chocolate but some that does contain milk, and I have some high-protein dairy products a couple of times a month (usually cottage cheese).

    Anyway, I was hoping to post here and see if anyone knows some awesome vegan restaurants in either Atlanta or Pensacola. I'm going on a vacation to both places in a couple of weeks, and I love to try unique restaurants everywhere I go. I currently go to grad school in Knoxville, Tennessee, which has only ONE vegan restaurant for 200,000 people, so I do most of my eating at home... when I travel, I love the opportunity to finally eat out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanstew View Post
    Here's a recipe I love:

    Rajma (Kidney Beans Curry)

    Mine came out a bit of a different colour but was super yummy.

    Oh, that looks so simple and so yummy. I'm going to make it this week. *bookmarks*

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    I've been cooking a lot of yummy dishes these days! Thought I'd share my favorites - Mexican.

    Portabella Mushroom Fajitas
    - so easy and good!

    Vegetable Enchiladas - a little more work, but worth it.

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    I'm going ovo-lacto vegetarian! I never planned to cut meat out of my diet entirely but something clicked recently and now that I've gone without meat for over a week straight, it feels like a natural progression. I really don't miss it yet.

    I purchased a vegetarian cookbook a few months back called "The New Laurel's Kitchen." I posted about it in the eating cheap thread w/ a few recipes. There's a delicious burger recipe in it I'll have to post soon.
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    Walnut Oatmeal Burgers

    1 1/2 to 3 cups walnut pieces
    2 cups rolled oats
    3 to 4 eggs, slightly beaten
    1/2 cup of skim milk
    1 large onion, chopped fine
    1 teaspoon sage
    1 teaspoon of salt (<--too much for me)
    ground black pepper
    oil to brown patties
    3 cups vegetable stock

    Grind walnuts in blender and combine with oats, eggs, milk, onion, sage, salt and pepper. Form patties. Brown patties on both sides in a lightly oiled skillet, then pour the stock into the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Serve on buns with "the fixin's" or crumble and use as you would hamburger in chili beans, spaghetti sauce, etc.
    I couldn't find any vegetable stock at the store last week so I used Pacific Natural Foods Organic Vegetable Broth and will probably use it in the future, since I liked these burgers much better the second time around.

    I don't think you need to use a full 3 cups of stock. This recipe makes a lot of patties so cut it in half if you need to. Last time I made 7, froze 2, fried and cooked with the remaining broth a few days later. Forming into patties can be messy. Squeeze as much of the liquid out as you can ETA: I also think it helps to wait a few minutes (maybe chill in the fridge) and let the mixture set up a bit. If you feel like you need more rolled oats, you probably do. I used 3 eggs and 1 1/2 cups of walnut pieces.

    One of the things I love about the recipes in this cookbook is how flexible they are!
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