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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.
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.
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...
Makes 6-8 servings for the average person, one each for MrsT and myself :laugh:
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...
Strawberry Gratin with Sweet Cheese Topping
Makes 4 servings
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...
I came across a recipe in the vegetarian times for this recipe. www.vegetariantimes.com/recipes/strawberry-gazpacho-with-lime-cilantro-cream/ .
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...
( 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...
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...
It doesn’t get much simpler than this. Only four ingredients and a few ‘steps’. I couldn’t find a similar recipe on the internet, so maybe I invented something. Anyway, its a lovely succulent dish. Its essential to serve this in the vessel in which it is cooked, otherwise the delicious garlic...
Makes 8 servings
1 large eggplant
1 large zucchini, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
2 TB kosher salt
2 cloves finely crushed garlic
½ cup olive oil
½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
¼ tsp dried oregano
1 cup white wine vinegar
I love the way such a very simple recipe looks and tastes so exotic. The smokey taste of the aubergine amalgamates with the egg in the most delightful way. There are only three basic ingredients (eggs, aubergine, garlic), plus some oil to fry. In fact, it can be made without the garlic but I...
I recently came across a recipe with Greek yoghurt in the Baba Ghanou ( eggplant dip) and I have to say it's a great addition. It makes for a lighter and creamier dip. So here's my version, edited to my preferences. I eat this with crusty bread.
What you need:
2 Medium aubergines/eggplants
I am making several vegetarian (not vegan) quiches for a brunch at our community center shortly. I am curious as to what vegetables folk might appreciate in quiches. I am already going to be making a mushroom/asparagus one (by request) and am interested in what other veggies would be...
This is essentially a simple tray bake. You could serve it as a side with grilled meat, chicken or fish or as I did, with and egg added for a vegetarian main meal/breakfast. Caper berries taste slightly milder than capers and have a little crunch. They are the immature fruit rather than the bud...
500 gms potatoes
1 small onion (or 2-3 shallots)
4 cloves garlic
1 whole stalk (with leaves if possible) celery
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Salt and Pepper to taste
Oil for frying
Peel the potatoes and cut into 1" chunks. Fry in hot oil until the potatoes barely start changing...