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. 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...
  2. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Morrocan style Root Vegetable Soup with Ras-al-Hanout

    Yet another soup - but this one is spicy. You can substitute any of the root vegetables with others, depending on your location or taste. Ingredients 1 medium parsnip 1 medium swede (rutabaga) 1 medium turnip 1 medium sweet potato 2 medium onions 2 medium carrots 1 stick celery 4 whole cloves...
  3. Morning Glory

    Recipe Keralan style tomato curry

    Keralan cooking often uses tamarind and coconut milk in curry dishes. This particular dish doesn’t include coconut milk but has a hot, sour and aromatic flavour reminiscent of Keralan cuisine. To me, one important thing here is the slicing of the onions and tomatoes into ‘petals’. If you simply...
  4. TastyReuben

    Recipe Tomato Dumplings

    Tomato Dumplings Serves 4-6 Ingredients For the stewed tomatoes: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper 1/4 cup finely chopped celery 1 bay leaf 1 28oz can whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped, with juice 2 tsp brown sugar 1/2 tsp...
  5. TastyReuben

    Recipe Egyptian Red Lentil Soup (Shorbet Ads)

    Egyptian Red Lentil Soup (Shorbet Ads) Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 TB unsalted butter 1 medium onion, chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 3 celery ribs, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp ancho chile powder 1 lb tomatoes, seeded...
  6. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Navratan Korma ( 9 Precious Jewels)

    This recipe is inspired by Mughlai cuisine and the desire of the Mughals for recipes rich in nuts, mild spices, exotic combinations and dried fruit. However, the ingenuity of the Hindu chefs created a "korma" (traditionally made with meat) which pleased the Emperor Akbar. Ingredients (For 6-8...
  7. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Brussels Sprouts with Pecans & Honey

    I love Brussels Sprouts, and they go well with all sorts of nuts - chestnuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, etc. However, on this occasion I had some chopped pecans available, so that´s what I used. Ingredients 200 gms Brussels Sprouts, outer leaves removed 50 - 70 gms pecans, either whole or broken up...
  8. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Veggie Burgers

    Veggie burgers which can be adapted to Vegan if necessary. Ingredients 1 can (around 250 gms drained) chickpeas 150 gms walnuts or hazelnuts 2 large carrots, finely grated 1 small onion 2 tbsps tahini paste 2 tsps smoked paprika 1 tsp liquid smoke (optional) 50 gms smoked cheddar cheese - if not...
  9. ElizabethB

    Recipe Cauliflower Rice with Smoked Almonds

    Cauliflower Rice with Smoked Almonds INGREDIENTS 1/2 Head of Cauliflower - grated 1 Green Bell Pepper or equal portions of assorted colors - cored and diced 6 Scallions, whites and greens - sliced 1 clove Garlic - minced 1/2 Jalapeno - cored and minced Chopped, fresh Parsley 1 TBSP Butter 1...
  10. Windigo

    Recipe Paneer in almond massala (curry)

    Considering the discussion I recently had on this board about whether or not almond or cashew flour belongs in Indian food, I decided to make this Northern Indian dish for the recipe challenge. It's rich, creamy, decadent and vegetarian. Ingredients for 4 people: 250 g fresh paneer 250 g sweet...
  11. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Blue Poppy Seed Cake

    For once, I can actually provide a reference. We have adapted this cake to make it dairy free, from the Vegetarian Kitchen by Sarah Brown. Our copy is dated as a first reprint in 1984. It is one of those books that 'walked' when I left for university. It had been my parents attempt at adapting...
  12. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Baked Walnut & Poppy Seed Dumplings with Béchamel

    The original version of this recipe used cheddar cheese, specifically stating vegetarian cheese so I suspect that it may have came from a vegetarian magazine but I can't be sure. I do know that the format is wrong for the BBC Vegetarian Good food magazine (long since died a death sadly), so I...
  13. Hemulen

    Recipe Cauliflower Gone Nuts

    Cauliflower Gone Nuts Serves 2-4 | Cooking time 20 min This is a simple curried cauliflower dish with additional walnuts and a versatile, mildish spice mix. Ingredients / Spice Mix* *can be substituted with a small handful of ready-made curry spice mix + a few additional spices to your...
  14. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Quick Sunflower Cheese Bread

    This has been a favourite for years until my dairy allergy kicked in to full anaphylaxis. It goes without saying that you can make it with dairy versions of everything. It works really Well with a good tasty Cheddar like Wexford. Ingredients 350g Wholemeal flour (plain) 2 tsp baking powder 1...
  15. Mountain Cat

    When You Want a Vegetarian or Vegan Meal, What Veggies Do You Find Most Satiating?

    Aside from any grains or pseudo-grains, here. What veggies of limited starchiness satiates you? For me, I can eat any amount of eggplant and feel totally satiated. Other veggies that fill me up are okra, winter squash, sweet potatoes, and artichokes. The latter because it takes me so long...
  16. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Buckwheat & Almond Scones

    These are a gluten-free autumnal savoury scone ready for dunking into soups & stews. I'm drawn to these not because they are gluten-free but simply because I love the taste of buckwheat and it's a great use of the almond meal left over if you make your own almond milk Ingredients 100g ground...
  17. rascal

    Organic vegetables

    I try to buy organic if I can the taste is amazing, I know it's more expensive but it's worth it. The pic below has store bought bag of 500gms. Top is organic that looks more rustic and rough around the edges. However when you peel it is a bright orange. And so sweet. Do you buy organic??? Russ
  18. MBCreativeKitchen

    Recipe & Video Kabocha Squash Curry Potato Buns (Vegetarian Japanese Pumpkin Curry Potato Buns)

    Kabocha Squash Curry Potato Buns (Vegetarian Japanese Pumpkin Curry Potato Buns) American Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The time has come to introduce yourself to "Kabocha," a delicious Japanese squash with a flavor that is a sweet mix of sweet potato and pumpkin. If you enjoy savory...
  19. Morning Glory

    Recipe Blue cheese polenta with mushrooms, shallots and sultanas

    Adding a few raisins or sultanas to porcini mushrooms, when hydrating them, adds a sweet intriguing flavour. You could use any blue cheese for the polenta. Stilton would pair well with the port wine sauce, although I think a mild creamy blue such as Dolcelatte (which is what I used) works very...
  20. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Wild Mushroom Coulibiac

    This is another of our special occasion mushroom recipes that is great for Christmas Day. It is extravagent, so get decent mushrooms. It isn't are you'll make often so make the most of it. And if you like garlic and thyme, add more. Whole cloves of roasted garlic or even black garlic would be...
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