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. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Baingan ka Salaan (Hyderabad Aubergines)

    Ingredients: 1 large aubergine (eggplant) sliced lengthwise into fingers Oil for cooking Salt 1 medium onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 hot green chiles, minced 1" ginger, minced 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp fennel seeds 2 tsps black mustard seeds 1 large tomato...
  2. AgileMJOLNIR

    Recipe Homemade Indian Red Lentil Dhal

    Hello all - This dish was fun to make and not much cleanup which I know we can all appreciate. Definitely Vegetarian friendly and I believe also Vegan? Either way I hope you all enjoy! SERVES 3-4 INGREDIENTS 160g red lentils/ masoor dal ½ tsp turmeric powder, plus an extra pinch 700ml water...
  3. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Black Bean & Beer Brownies

    I've decided to revamp my Recipe - Vegan Black Bean Brownies recipe in light of the current beer ingredient challenge (The CookingBites recipe challenge: beer). My original black bean brownies were written up just under 10 years ago (by 5 days!) and didn't include any beer. From my search for...
  4. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Georgian style Stuffed Peppers

    Ingredients: 3 bell peppers 1/4 cup rice, cooked 2 tbps olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium aubergine /eggplant, diced 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 1 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp hot chile pepper (or chile flakes) 1 bay leaf Salt 100 gms walnuts, roughly...
  5. Ramana

    Recipe Spring onion greens, coconut in melon seeds and cashew gravy

    Today I am going to share with you an unusual recipe of Spring onion greens, coconut in melon seeds and cashew that you might not have even heard of. Have you ever tasted vegetable prepared with this combination? No! Then you must give this amazing recipe a try at least once. Ingredients (Serve...
  6. Ramana

    Recipe Palak Paneer In Just 4 Minutes

    I will show you how you can make palak paneer in just four minutes. To know how to make it read this article and try it yourself. This is a North Indian recipe prepared with paneer (cottage cheese) and spinach with smooth consistency. With some Indian spices it becomes even more tastier...
  7. Ramana

    Moong sabut dal cooked in 1 hour

    Simple to cook, very popular and highly palatable which is relished by everyone this is our Moong Sabut Dal. It is nutritional and the most versatile of all pulses. Its flavour gets enhanced many times when served with tempering. Ingredients For Dal Moong Sabut Dal - 100 grams Onions - 1 qty...
  8. B

    the refrigerator pickle.

    Everyone uses 1:1:1. Water, vinegar, sugar. I did 1:1:.75. maybe even half sugar. plus a big pinch of salt. Teaspoon maybe
  9. Ramana

    Recipe Boiled Vegetables Without Oil

    Healthy Boiled vegetables means combination of variety of vegetables whether chopped, julienned or cubed which are used in variety of ways. The list for boiled vegetables keeps on updating according to what one wants to prepare. One can also use these vegetables in soup and can prepare mix...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. 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:
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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