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Question: Are you a vegetarian?
Yes. - 8 (26.7%)
No. - 4 (13.3%)
No - I've tried but chose not to stick with it. - 6 (20%)
No - But I'm interested in becoming one at some point. - 3 (10%)
No - I've never been interested. - 9 (30%)
Total Voters: 29

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Becoming a Vegetarian

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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #15 on: January 02, 2010, 04:18 PM »
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Is she very healthy then? Looking young for her age? Very Happy

Not really that much more but she's never regretted it. She did it because of hearing and thinking about the way animals were killed
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #16 on: January 02, 2010, 04:29 PM »
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I've been vegeterian now for a couple of years and I have never felt healthier!  My husband visited an abbatoir once and the stories he related back finished me with regard to meat.  What really annoys me is the comments about 'tree huggers'  'weirdos' 'get a life', etc.  I know how much healthier I feel and wonder if the same can be said of them?
Cool, so what's your favourite meal now? And what's the easiest meal you cook?

Not really that much more but she's never regretted it. She did it because of hearing and thinking about the way animals were killed
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #17 on: January 02, 2010, 04:53 PM »
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There are a whole range of foods to try out.  Many vegeterian dishes can be quite bland but adding spices and/or herbs sometimes various vinegars can add that bit of 'wow' to a meal, I have surprised myself at times!  My favourite has to be a bolognase which I make with quorn mince (an acquired taste) or with red lentils.  I add chopped carrot to give it a bit of sweetness.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #18 on: January 02, 2010, 05:07 PM »
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What do you put in the bolognase? I've heard Ragu sauce is good.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #19 on: January 02, 2010, 05:10 PM »
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I make my own sauce.  Onions, carrot, tomato puree, herbs, a splash of olive oil and quorn mince and/or red lentils.  The secret is to cook it slowly for an hour.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #20 on: January 02, 2010, 05:14 PM »
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Too much effort for me, I'll just use some sauce already premade Very Happy
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #21 on: January 02, 2010, 05:20 PM »
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Do you really know what is in the sauce when it is from a jar nervous
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #22 on: January 02, 2010, 05:21 PM »
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I guess there's an element of trust that someone at a factory hasn't decided to take a piss in it lol
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #23 on: January 02, 2010, 05:26 PM »
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Might add some flavour w00t
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #24 on: January 02, 2010, 09:34 PM »
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What do you put in the bolognase? I've heard Ragu sauce is good.


Chopped tomatoes with garlic and onion is just as good and cheaper.  Frozen sliced peppers are great to add to stuff like that and very handy to keep in the freezer.

But if you want to be really lazy, Tesco/Asda/Morrisons home brands are just as nice and cheaper than Ragu - I used to get the Tikka Masala sauces from there and just as nice as Pataks and Sharwoods, and the bolognese ones were good too.

She did it because of hearing and thinking about the way animals were killed

I have a friend in the UK that stopped eating meat for the same reason.  She still eats fish though.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #25 on: January 02, 2010, 10:20 PM »
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Fish is not on some lower level, it's cruel how they are killed as well.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #26 on: January 02, 2010, 10:37 PM »
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I'm going to try to support Mark and eat red meat once a week and chicken/fish once a week. I usually eat meat everyday, so cutting down significantly might tempt him less. Smile
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #27 on: January 02, 2010, 10:59 PM »
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I'm going to try to support Mark and eat red meat once a week and chicken/fish once a week. I usually eat meat everyday, so cutting down significantly might tempt him less. Smile
It's a fact that red meat sits in your bowel undigsted.  I was veggie for two years before I fell pregnant - then I just had to have steak.  Not sure why, I just craved it.  I wasn't the full on 'veggie' just cut out chicken and red meat.  I lost weight and felt dead 'light' . But a dose of lentils makes you fart....  lol
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #28 on: January 02, 2010, 11:00 PM »
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I don't really have an issue with the whole meat thing, but Mark is easily tempted. It might help a little bit lol
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #29 on: January 02, 2010, 11:09 PM »
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I don't really have an issue with the whole meat thing, but Mark is easily tempted. It might help a little bit lol
Aye.... he's a tempted  whore!  hehe.....  No, he's not..... Smile

But, seriously, you can have so many good dishes that don't involve meat.  I would advocate for anyone who wants to be Veggie to take one step at a time.  Cut out red meat initially, then take it from there. And make sure you take iron supplements, or devour the same in vegetables.  yes
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