Vegetarianism

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  1. RS_rob

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    Ok ill admit Im a beefeater but my partner is a veggie so this normally causes problems especially when we go out for meals as the 1st thing I look for is the veggie option.
    14 years later & I got to admit im starting to like some of those options but I do like a huge burger or steak when the opportunity arrives.

    So what Veggie options do other Funsters enjoy ?

    Im liking those Quorn Sausage rolls @ the moment.............
     
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    no accounting for taste I suppose, I thought they were horrid. Good job we are all different.
     
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    Don't think much of Quorn (son is veggy and actually likes it) but we have a local pub called the veggie red lion which does some really great food. I'm a carnivore but. Really enjoyed the veggie curry tonight (Dawn is at center parcs with friends so I'm dog sitting.....)
     
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    Tesco has a range of vegetation frozen meat substitutes that we have found very nice,we like to have at least 1 night a week meat less.
     
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    we have found our local tesco options have gotten less over the years however sainsbury's have gotten bigger & better in both chilled & frozen.
     
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    I'm veggie, husband isn't, but he prefers the veggie sausages (Linda McCartney) and quorn veggie burgers to the meat version.
     
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    I'm a meat-eater but would happily just eat vegetables in curries, pasta sauces etc.

    What I can't get my head round is vegetarians wanting to eat meat-substitutes. If you want bacon, why not eat bacon?
     
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    Yes, that is one thing we never understood. Linda McCartney sausages are ok but veggie bacon? It stretches things a bit.

    Edit - can't stand halloumi either
     
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    I'm not vegetarian, don't know how I'd cope, I won't eat any thing that has a list of ingredients.
     
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    I've been vegetarian for almost 50 years ( really pi***** my parents off! they refused to cook meals for me for months)
    Eat mostly salads and raw food but make veggie soups, pasta sauces from scratch. Have a few quoin fillets and sausages in the freezer but that's about it.

    Some veggie food in restaurants is dire but maybe their meat options are awful too & I just wouldn't know. There's always baked potatoes or pizza when/if I eat out.
     
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    Just had a friend to stay and knowing she was a vegan went to talk to the chef at my local pub:
    She's a vegan,can you cope.
    Sure.
    She's lactose intolerant.
    Oh, ok.
    She's gluten free.
    Should still be ok.
    And she's American?
    Forget it!!!

    And he walked off.:rofl:
     
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    When our kids (God bless them) decided to become veggies at a young age it didn't make for easy holidays in France, which, as you know, is a country that eats everything that walks, crawls, swims, slithers and flies. Going for meals in small rural restaurants, the best they could manage when we asked about vegetarien was "You can 'ave ze 'am and pineapple pizza and leave ze 'am". That apart, it's a lovely country.

    Personally I don't feel like I've had a proper meal if I haven't chewed something, and the chew factor is often missing in veggie food, but I'll give the whole menu a fair hearing and sometimes have non-meat dishes.

    Can anyone explain to me why veggie meat substitutes like Quorn are made to look like meat? If you don't like meat, why pretend you're eating it? I mean vegetarian bacon rashers - what's the point? It's like having a Koran in the shape of a whisky bottle.

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    Hi , The wife is a veggie she recons that Linda McCartney sausages (red onion & rosemary are fab )
     
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    Like Janine I don't understand vegetarians. If you eat vegetables because you dont like meat. Why would you want to eat meat flavoured vegetables such as quorn. What the hell is this quorn, is it a plant, a tree or what. I never heard of a quorn plant. Maybe they only grow dahn sarf.
     
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    Get off the dog you cruel bugger... :sneaky::whistle::whistle:
     
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    Ironically Quorn shares a name with an historic Leicestershire Fox Hunt.

    It's made of mushrooms.
     
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    The only way to keep them under control.....
     
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    It's meant to be the other way around...
     
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    I like veggy food but not the meat-substitute stuff, ie vegetarian sausages. Sausages are supposed to have meat in them, anything else is always going to be a poor imitation. Enjoy vegetables for what they are.
     
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    We don't eat quorn stuff because it LOOKS like meat ........... the manufacturers have decided on that .... I eat Quorn stuff because it can add substance to a meal, not every meal, and it also adds a source of protein which can be missing in vegetarian diets.... I also don't eat meat now, albeit not in the beginning, because I am a great believer that meat contributes to various types of cancers, and that is backed up by many scientists. It is also brilliant for people on diets to lose weight as long as you are careful in your choice.. it can have much less bad fat in it.

    Not a scientist but research from them done .... see the book Your Life in your Hands, just for an easy reading example.
     

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