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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    Looking for a good recipe for filling steamed buns with tofu

    Looking for a good recipe for filling steamed buns with tofu
  2. kellecoUK

    Aldi Vegan Range

    For all the UK based vegetarians and vegans out there, I continue to impressed by the Aldi "Plant Menu" range. We're yet to try something that's less than OK, with most being really tasty. I can definitely recommend the Crispy Battered No Beef Strips and Battered No Chicken Balls plus the...
  3. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Stuffed Peppers with PB Salsa Verde

    Ingredients: For the stuffed peppers: 4 long sweet peppers or Poblano chiles 150 gms fresh white Mexican cheese (Cotija is best) 100 gms cooked rice 2 medium tomatoes, diced olive oil For the salsa verde: 5-6 fresh tomatillos or green tomatoes 1 medium onion 2-3 Jalapeño or Serrano chiles...
  4. Herbaceous

    Recipe Gado gado

    Gado gado is an Indonesian dish. It’s very flexible and can be easily adapted and made with whatever vegetables you have on hand. You can omit the eggs if you don’t eat them. This recipe is adapted from Minimalist Baker. Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked rice 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 red bell pepper...
  5. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Sweet Chilli Tofu with Basmati Rice

    My preference is to use previously frozen extra firm tofu, that's been defrosted and well drained. I find that the structure of tofu changes after freezing and you can get a lot more liquid out of the tofu. I also find it easier to throw the cubed tofu into my airfryer to crisp up. If you don't...
  6. TastyReuben

    Recipe Mexican elote corn pasta salad

    Mexican elote corn pasta salad Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 TB extra virgin olive oil 4 oz, uncooked penne, fusilli, or radiatore pasta (or similar) 3 cups corn (thawed from frozen or cut from about 4 ears) ½ cup chopped green onion 1 medium jalapeño,seeded and finely chopped 2 cloves garlic...
  7. TastyReuben

    Recipe Whole-Wheat Pasta with Yogurt and Tahini

    Whole-Wheat Pasta with Yogurt and Tahini Makes 4 servings Ingredients 2 garlic cloves, finely grated 1 tsp grated lemon zest 3 TB lemon juice 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 2 green onions, trimmed and finely chopped Kosher salt 12 oz whole-wheat pasta (rotini...
  8. Herbaceous

    Recipe Lazy vegan stovetop mac and “cheese”

    This recipe is almost embarrassingly easy - it’s hardly even a real recipe, but it’s become one of my go-to for a quick, simple, vegan lunch that uses ingredients I almost always have on hand. Ingredients: 1 cup dry pasta (I usually use fusilli or whatever I’ve got on hand) 2 tbsp nutritional...
  9. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Cannelloni with Romesco Sauce

    Ingredients: 1 pkt cannelloni, oven ready* For the filling: 250 gms fresh ricotta cheese, crumbled 200 gms cooked spinach (I only had fresh, but use frozen if you like) 2 leeks 3 spring onions (green onions) 2 tbsps olive oil For the Romesco sauce: A generous splash of olive oil 50 gms...
  10. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Spam Musubi

    Apparently, so I'm informed, this is a great snack for when you're craving something savoury without the mystery meat content of SPAM. Honestly, I've no idea if it is or not, I've never had spam or anything even vaguely similar. The tofu was salty, the rice was slightly sweet and i think my...
  11. Herbaceous

    Recipe Vegan “crab” cakes

    I’m always looking for fun vegan recipes to try, and I really like this one! Artichokes are used in place of crab. If you have a shellfish allergy, this is also a good way to get something similar to a crab cake. I will often make a batch of the patty mixture, toss it in the fridge, and then...
  12. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Butternut Squash Sauce

    I came across this recipe, looking for something different to do with a winter squash. I found it. First taste test and hubby grinned. So I left my modifications at just adding shiro miso. I'd have added more but hubby liked it as it is, so that was it. Thick version Thin version The...
  13. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Peanut Coconut Squash

    Ingredients: 500 gms butternut squash, de-seeded and cut into cubes 30 gms roasted peanuts 40 gms freshly grated coconut (the flavour will NOT be the same with decimated coconut) 1 tbsp white sesame seeds 2 dried cayenne or chile de arbol chiles, broken into pieces 1 - 2 tbsps oil 1 tsp black...
  14. TastyReuben

    Recipe Fall Sangria

    Fall Sangria Makes 6-8 servings for the average person, one each for MrsT and myself :laugh: Ingredients 1 (750-ml.) bottle red wine (I used rioja) 3/4 cup fresh orange juice 1/2 cup brandy 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 orange, sliced 1 apple, sliced 1 cup fresh berries of choice 1 cup sliced...
  15. TastyReuben

    Recipe Strawberry Gratin with Sweet Cheese Topping

    Strawberry Gratin with Sweet Cheese Topping Makes 4 servings Ingredients 2 cups fresh strawberries, washed, topped, and quartered 2 TB fresh (mild) goat cheese (do not use stronger aged goat cheese), at room temp 2 TB cream cheese, at room temp 2 TB half-and-half or single cream 1/2 tsp vanilla...
  16. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Strawberry Gazpacho with a Lemon, Lime & Coriander Sauce

    I came across a recipe in the vegetarian times for this recipe. . As always I've adapted the recipe. I'm uncertain that the olive oil in the original recipe is required, so I'm omitting totally. I've not made much...
  17. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Chole (Punjabi Chickpea Dhal) or Chana Dhal

    ( 6-8 people) 200 gms dried chickpeas or 2 tins chickpeas Ghee or oil 4 bay leaves 2 tsps turmeric powder * (only if you're using dried chickpeas) 2 dried hot chiles 1 large onion, sliced into half moons 6 cloves garlic, minced 3 cm fresh ginger, minced 2 fresh hot chile peppers, chopped...
  18. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Beluga Lentils with Spinach and Spicy Tomato Butter

    Ingredients: 150 gms beluga (black) lentils, washed 1 tsp turmeric 5 cups water 1 tsp salt 150 gms frozen spinach 4-5 tbsps ghee or butter 2 tsps cumin seeds 100 gms onion, finely diced 1 tbsp grated ginger 6 cloves garlic, minced 30 gms coriander leaf, chopped 3-4 green chiles, finely diced 2...
  19. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Smoky Lentil Dip

    Ingredients: 100 gms brown lentils (but you could probably use any) 1 small onion, diced 1 small carrot, diced 1 stick celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce 2 tsps soy sauce 2 tsps smoked paprika 1/2 tsp hot pepper or hot pepper sauce 1 tbsp liquid smoke S & P to taste...
  20. TastyReuben

    Recipe Black Forest Cracker Bread (Knäckerbrot)

    Black Forest Cracker Bread (Knäckerbrot) Makes 2 11 x 17-inch sheets Ingredients 1 1/4 cups water 1 1/2 TB dry active yeast 2 TB honey 6 TB olive oil 3 cups bread flour, sifted 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 eggs 1 TB water 1 TB caraway seeds 1 TB poppy seeds 1 TB kosher salt Vegetable shortening, for...
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