Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat (red meat, poultry, seafood, and the flesh of any other animal), and may also include abstention from by-products of animals processed for food.Vegetarianism may be adopted for various reasons. Many people object to eating meat out of respect for sentient life. Such ethical motivations have been codified under various religious beliefs, as well as animal rights advocacy. Other motivations for vegetarianism are health-related, political, environmental, cultural, aesthetic, economic, or personal preference. There are variations of the diet as well: an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet includes both eggs and dairy products, an ovo-vegetarian diet includes eggs but not dairy products, and a lacto-vegetarian diet includes dairy products but not eggs. A strict vegetarian diet – referred to as vegan – excludes all animal products, including eggs and dairy. Avoidance of animal products may require dietary supplements to prevent deficiencies such as vitamin B12 deficiency, which leads to pernicious anemia.Packaged and processed foods, such as cakes, cookies, candies, chocolate, yogurt, and marshmallows, often contain unfamiliar animal ingredients, and so may be a special concern for vegetarians due to the likelihood of such additives. Feelings among vegetarians may vary concerning these ingredients. Some vegetarians scrutinize product labels for animal-derived ingredients while others do not object to consuming cheese made with animal-derived rennet. Some vegetarians are unaware of animal-derived rennet being used in the production of cheese.Semi-vegetarian diets consist largely of vegetarian foods but may include fish or poultry, or sometimes other meats, on an infrequent basis. Those with diets containing fish or poultry may define meat only as mammalian flesh and may identify with vegetarianism. A pescetarian diet has been described as "fish but no other meat". The common-use association between such diets and vegetarianism has led vegetarian groups such as the Vegetarian Society to state that diets containing these ingredients are not vegetarian, because fish and birds are also animals.

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  1. Morning Glory

    Recipe Vegan keema

    Keema is an Indian curry traditionally made with minced meat (often mutton or goat). This vegan version uses soya granules in place of meat. Sometimes peas are added and indeed you could add some frozen peas to this recipe if you like. Add them a few minutes before the end of cooking. The whole...
  2. Herbaceous

    Recipe Olive pasta

    This is one of my all-time favourite, go-to pasta dishes. It’s adaptable and uses common pantry ingredients most people have on hand. This can be easily made vegan by omitting the cheese. This recipe is adapted from an old cookbook called Regina’s Vegetarian Table. Ingredients 8 oz dry...
  3. A

    Curry Powder and ginger powder in coconut dahl

    I have some frozen crushed ginger (1 cube = 1 teaspoon) and some ground ginger and some medium curry powder. Can I use these in place of the ginger and curry leaves mentioned in this recipe? If so, how much would you recommend? One-pan coconut dhal recipe | BBC Good Food
  4. GadgetGuy

    Vegan Mayo.

    Has anyone tried this yet? I wonder what it tastes like. Looks lighter than regular mayo!! What does it not have that's in regular mayo? :whistling:
  5. Herbie

    Recipe Vegan pulled pork

    Jackfruit makes a surprisingly good vegan alternative to pulled pork. I've made it once before in a bbq style, but I used this recipe for a tex-mex lunch party. It's based on a recipe from Feasting at Home. When making pulled jackfruit, the trick is to make sure the jackfruit is as dry as...
  6. B

    Recipe Tofu. Korean Style.

    Korean Braised Tofu. I dont have many vegan dishes, but here is one. spicy, nutty. very good. I rarely get much because my wife eats it while I do dishes.
  7. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Navratan Korma (9 Precious Jewels)

    Ingredients: 2 medium onions 12 cashew nuts 1-2 fresh green finger chiles 100 gms each of : potatoes, peas, carrots, green beans, cauliflower (or vegetables of choice) 6-8 cashew nuts 6-8 almonds 2 - 3 tbsps raisins, currants or sultanas 100 gms paneer, cut into cubes 20 mls greek yoghurt 1/2...
  8. Morning Glory

    Recipe Egg curry

    Toasted coconut adds a nutty flavour to this curry. I used mild Kashmiri chilli for the lovely red colour it imparts but you could add a hotter ground chilli as well, for a spicier curry. The yoghurt adds tang and body to the aromatic curry sauce. Serve with rice or flatbreads. Ingredients...
  9. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Himalayan Mushrooms

    Ingredients: 500 gms whole button mushrooms 2 tbsps butter or ghee 50 gms almonds or cashews 1 medium onion, diced 1/2" piece of ginger,minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp Kashimiri chile powder 1 tsp poppy seeds 1 tsp cumin powder 11/2 tsps coriander powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp garam masala 100...
  10. Morning Glory

    Recipe Curried Thai aubergine

    Thai aubergines (eggplants) are rather different from the purple skinned, spongy fleshed type. They are smaller than ping pong balls and either green or white with a crisp flesh. They can be eaten raw or added to stir fries, retaining their crisp texture. Here I cooked them until tender which...
  11. JAS_OH1

    How long will canned coconut milk keep after being opened?

    So about 2 weeks ago I opened up a can of coconut milk but didn't use the whole can. I poured the remainder of the coconut milk in a glass jar, sealed it tightly and put it in my refrigerator. Online sources state it will last about 7-10 days, but I am hoping it lasts longer. It still looks...
  12. Morning Glory

    Recipe Savoy cabbage with fennel, rosemary and beans

    The aniseed flavour of fennel is a very good partner for cabbage and rosemary adds a lovely aromatic flavour to this dish. Use any sort of beans you wish. I used borlotti, because I had some to use up but green flageolet beans or haricot beans would look pretty. I served this dish with potatoes...
  13. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Roasted Kohlrabi & Brussels Sprouts with Valais Cheese

    . Recipe concept sourced from: I made some minor changes, but enough to say it is no longer that cook’s recipe. I had neither Parmesans nor parsley, so you are instead reading my recipe that...
  14. Morning Glory

    Recipe Raspberry panna cotta

    Is it a panna cotta? Technically, I’m not sure, but its a delicious, slightly wobbly creamy dessert which is a flirty pink and tastes of summer. Ingredients (serves 2-3) For the panna cotta: 250g raspberries 150 ml whole milk 60g caster sugar (or to taste) 150ml double cream Agar agar (follow...
  15. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Aviyal

    A simple South Indian dish, with starchy vegetables. Ingredients; 1-2 parsnips 1-2 carrots 1 medium sweet potato 4-5 baby courgettes/zucchini oil for frying 1/2 cup freshly grated coconut 1 tbsp black mustard seeds 2-3 Thai green chiles 1 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Lemon or lime juice...
  16. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Retro Recipe Potato Cake

    I marking this up as a retro recipe for a reason. It apparently comes from an old Italian cookbook (Pellegrino Artusi, Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well (1891)) and at first I was kind of surprised by it but the more I looked online the more I found mashed potato in a limited...
  17. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Potato & Tomato with Coconut

    This has to be one of my favourite Indian dishes. Simple to make, extraordinarily tasty, and not hot! Ingredients (For 6-8) 600 gms potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces 2 tbsps Ghee or oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 6 cloves garlic, chopped 2 or three whole dried chiles 150 gms freshly grated...
  18. rascal

    Kumara (sweet tatter) and pumpkin balls.

    I've had these before but cant think where from? Has anyone had these ? My wife had them deep fried, she said cashews were in them. They were served with peanut sauce but I have my own recipe for that, so just the balls would help please. What would bind the mix? Russ
  19. Hemulen

    Recipe Vegan Black Currant Pickled Herring Substitute

    Vegan Black Currant Pickled Herring Substitute Serves 4-6 as a snack | Cooking time 3.5-4.5 h (preparation & oven-bake 1.5 h, marinating 2-3 h) This is a sweet, sour & savory snack or side dish. It resembles pickled herring which is often served with boiled potatoes (among gravlax, roe, aspic...
  20. medtran49

    Recipe Spinach and shiitaki mushroom dim sum filling

    Recipe - Dim Sum thread 6 ounces baby spinach 8 ounces shiitaki mushrooms, stemmed, washed off and drained on paper towels 2 tsp finely minced garlic 1.5 tsp finely minced ginger 3 Tbsp green onion, finely minced 1 to 1.5 tsp sesame oil, or to your taste Cooking oil Chop mushrooms into more...
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