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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 #30 on: January 03, 2010, 12:19 AM »
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Fish is not on some lower level, it's cruel how they are killed as well.

I know but she didn't feel as bad about fish. dontknow

And make sure you take iron supplements,

Oooo, constipation no  Natural sources would be better yes

I couldn't give up meat no but I don't eat loads and not lots of red meat.  Chicken it is today Little tongue man
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #31 on: January 03, 2010, 05:05 PM »
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So much easier to be veggie now than when my mum started, weren't many options for them Smile
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #32 on: January 03, 2010, 05:31 PM »
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But the vast majority of the meat substitutes taste horrible so not sure if it's that much easier as you'll probably still need to cook your own vegetarian non-meat substitute meal.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #33 on: January 03, 2010, 11:33 PM »
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I suppose but definitely easier if you go for a meal out...my mum was basically reduced to salads and omlettes when she went out years ago lol
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #34 on: January 03, 2010, 11:49 PM »
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You're certainly right about eating out.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #35 on: January 04, 2010, 02:29 AM »
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Mushroom Risotto

Serves 2 (I like to think of Cate too Very Happy )

Wipe non-stick frying pan with 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil (or equivalent).  Add 120g of uncooked risotto rice and cook over a gentle heat for a few minutes.  Add a large chopped onion and a large can of chopped tomatoes to the pan and season with salt and black pepper.  Cook gently for 15 minutes or until the rice is soft.  Add 150g of sliced baby button mushrooms to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes.  Serve with vegetables or a mixed salad.

I also throw in some of those sliced frozen peppers in too Little tongue man
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #36 on: January 04, 2010, 10:51 AM »
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Totally veggie?  Random lol  I used to call myself a demi-veg, coz the only animal I ate was fish and poultry since I was 13.  Since the foot and mouth disaster and I saw news reports of hundreds of carcases being burned yuk Just really put me off animals.  But I wouldn't be able to survive without chicken, and I love fish.  My mum is a veggie but just eats fish.  For the last 3 years (ever since I started on the pill - I blame the hormone change, just like Phoebe off Friends lol ) I started eating some pork like bacon and sausage.  Now I guess I'm just a fussy eater.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #37 on: January 04, 2010, 12:53 PM »
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I don't think it's appropriate to mention the word vegetarian at all in regards to someone who only eats Fish for meat because you generally become a vegetarian for the health benefits or the animals or both.

Fish is unhealthy to eat regularly due to mercury poisoning and all the toxins in the sea. Fish also tend to suffer a very painful death in the process of getting into our shops. They feel pain, that has scientifically been proven and they can be very intelligent animals, so they deserve our compassion.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #38 on: January 04, 2010, 01:06 PM »
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Thats very noble of you Mark.  I feel better knowing that I don't eat beef, lamb, duck and most pig related meats.  I feel healthier too, less fatty crap.  I couldn't give up completely though.  I have taste buds that need furfilling.  Though choosing to be a "demi-veg" I have been a bit more experiental when it comes towards meatless meals.  I love pasta dishes just in a nice sauce, garlic bread on the side.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #39 on: January 04, 2010, 01:10 PM »
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Sorry I wasn't trying to sound noble, just making a point because it seems very common that people consider themselves vegeterian if they just eat fish which given the facts, just can't be the case at all.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #40 on: January 04, 2010, 01:16 PM »
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But their diet is mainly vegetarian though.  If my mum goes on a flight she'll tick the vegetarian option.  On big family meals shes happy with just having a plate of veg.

Heres one, a broccoli and cheddar cheese soup.  Quite nice, having it for me lunch right now!
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #41 on: January 06, 2010, 09:20 PM »
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Turns out I can still enjoy one of my favourite meals, Spaghetti Bolognese - you can barely tell the difference with Quorn Mince because it soaks up all the flavours of the sauce yay
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #42 on: January 06, 2010, 11:31 PM »
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^ Glad to hear it Smile
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #43 on: January 07, 2010, 12:35 AM »
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I don't eat meat, but I can't  say Iam a Vegetarian because Iam seduced twice a year by a Bacon Sandwich  Crying or Very sad
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #44 on: January 07, 2010, 08:53 AM »
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Bacon sarnies are Little tongue man

I've been 'vegetarian' 2 days out of the last 3 without even thinking about it innocent but I'm not for turning - I'll be having my bacon sarnie at the weekend Little tongue man
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