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. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Unstuffed Tahchin - Persian Baked Saffron Rice

    Ok, first up the name... from what I can tell, Tahdig is the Persian saffron baked rice without any extras including barberries and fillings. However, that doesn't appear to use yoghurt and egg which I've used. Once it has a filling or any other ingredients it (appears to) becomes Tahchin (or...
  2. medtran49

    Vegan pepperoni

    A member on another cooking forum made Vegan Pepperoni And she really liked it. Just posting in case anybody wants to give it a try.
  3. TastyReuben

    Recipe Indian Tomato Rice

    Indian Tomato Rice Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 cup white Basmati rice, rinsed 1 1/4 cups water 2 TB tomato paste 2 TB grapeseed or other neutral oil (I used canola oil) 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp brown or black mustard seeds 2 bird’s eye chiles, stemmed and halved...
  4. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Risi e Bisi (Pea & Rice)

    This recipe has a simplicity to it that is often lacking in many recipes I make. But that doesn't mean it lacks flavour. It isn't a pilaf or a risotto, just a simple dish that tastes great. If you're not vegan or dairy free, the original recipe uses 2oz of butter. The recipe comes from a book...
  5. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Vegetable Dum Biryani

    Ingredients: 400 gms Basmati rice Butter or ghee 1 large onion, sliced into half moons 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1" piece of ginger, finely chopped 2 small green finger chiles, finely chopped 4-5 whole cardamom seeds, lightly crushed 1 2" stick cinnamon 2-3 bay leaves 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp...
  6. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Courgette, Rosemary Rice Cake (dairy free version)

    This is a great recipe for the glut of courgettes you get in summer. It can be served hot or warm and is pretty good at picnics minus the tomato sauce. The original recipe comes from the long since defunct BBC Vegetarian Good Food magazine I used to subscribe to back in the 1990's! You'll need...
  7. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Courgette, Rosemary Rice Cake

    This is a great recipe for the glut of courgettes you get in summer. It can be served hot or warm and is pretty good at picnics (minus the sauce). The original recipe comes from the long since defunct BBC Vegetarian Good Food magazine I used to subscribe to back in the 1990's! You'll need a...
  8. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Chickpea "Sausage" Rolls

    I'm still working on this recipe. The first time I made it out was way too dry for my liking. I've not had chance to make it again, but I'll write it up with the changes I want to make to it, maybe tomorrow or Wednesday? I'm using a few ingredients that some will not be familiar with, pea...
  9. fooooods

    Recipe Gado Gado (Best Indonesian Salad)

    Hi guys, I'm Indonesian and want to share my favorite salad. It's called Gado Gado. This is the most popular salad in my country. if you visit Indonesia, don't forget to try it. If you don't have the opportunity yet, feel free to make this at home with the bellow recipe. Main Ingredients...
  10. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Glamorgan Sausages

    Ingredients: 25 gms butter 1 large leek, finely chopped 175 gms breadcrumbs (about 3 slices) 2 tbsps thyme, or mixed herbs 2 eggs, 1 large, 1 small 150 gms Caerphilly cheese * or similar, crumbly white cheese 2 tsps mustard (either dried or prepared) Pinch of salt and pepper 25 gms all purpose...
  11. Herbaceous

    Recipe Winter grain salad

    This salad is healthy, yummy, and super easy to pack to take to work. It’s more substantial than your typical green salad and good for lunch or a side dish. Recipe adapted from Yum and Yummer by Greta Podleski. Ingredients: 4 cups peeled, cubed butternut squash (use sweet potatoes if you...
  12. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Orange & Miso Glazed Tofu

    So my first entry for a while into the ingredient challenge... It's an easy but delicious entry. There are not that many ingredients, 6 - counting the oil. I did have an orange handy so added some orange zest to the dish as well. I chose a miso that we like, no point in making it with one...
  13. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Warrigal Greens, Sorrel & Garlic Scapes Pesto

    I have to confess there are times when I write out the title to what I've just made and know others will be thinking :scratchhead: or :o_o: and I think this might just be one of those recipes. So, I raided the veg plot. I have 3 varieties of sorrel growing in it. I used one called Sheep's...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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