I'm going vegetarian for a while. Help wanted.

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  • Tonka 20 Apr 2009 15:08:31 21,129 posts
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    So far I've done
    Bean patties with roasted pepper sauce, feta cream and rice.
    That was a lot of work. Won't do that again.

    Vegetarian Lasagna
    With Spinach and cottage cheese and red lentils.
    Easy and great but took a while.

    What are the vegetarian quick fixes?

    Rules I've set for myself:
    No stupid meat-a-likes (soy dogs, Quorn burgers etc)
    Must have protein (tofu, lentils, beans etc)

    Any tips? They don't have to be quick and easy.

    Update
    I should have explained why I'm going veg. It's a bet. HAd an argument where I said "I could easily go without meat for a month or so". There you have it.

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  • ruttyboy 20 Apr 2009 15:10:32 7,949 posts
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    /waits for inevitable "Here's a tip, eat meat!" post

    /sigh

  • ruttyboy 20 Apr 2009 15:11:36 7,949 posts
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    I can't really help you on the veg front sadly, I pretty much don't like most veg.
  • PiD 20 Apr 2009 15:11:52 3,566 posts
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    Whats the reasoning behind not using quorn and the like?
  • Pike 20 Apr 2009 15:12:10 13,447 posts
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    Dogs are very close to root vegetables, genetically, I think. I suggest eating those.
  • Tonka 20 Apr 2009 15:12:21 21,129 posts
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    Ooohh...

    Here's a blast from the past (I still eat fish)
    Tagliatelle with cream cheese, gravad lax and Wasabi.
    Quick easy and delicious.

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  • StarchildHypocrethes 20 Apr 2009 15:12:30 26,316 posts
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    Nut roast.

    A must have for any bland vegetarian :)

    Out of interest, why on earth would you want to go vegetarian for a while?
  • pistol 20 Apr 2009 15:12:35 13,019 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    So far I've done
    Bean patties with roasted pepper sauce, feta cream and rice.
    That was a lot of work. Won't do that again.

    Vegetarian Lasagna
    With Spinach and cottage cheese and red lentils.
    Easy and great but took a while.

    What are the vegetarian quick fixes?

    Rules I've set for myself:
    No stupid meat-a-likes (soy dogs, Quorn burgers etc)
    Must have protein (tofu, lentils, beans etc)

    Any tips? They don't have to be quick and easy.

    Can I ask why you're "doing it for a while"?
  • smoothpete 20 Apr 2009 15:13:03 31,689 posts
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    ruttyboy wrote:
    /waits for inevitable "Here's a tip, eat meat!" post

    /sigh

    You just self-fulfilled your own prophecy though! ;)


    Mushrooms and stilton are good friends, bit of puff pastry and you're set
  • Tonka 20 Apr 2009 15:13:46 21,129 posts
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    PiD wrote:
    Whats the reasoning behind not using quorn and the like?

    I don't like Quorn. Simple as. TAste is OK I guess but the texture....

    And I'm going vegetarian for a bet.

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  • pistol 20 Apr 2009 15:14:28 13,019 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    PiD wrote:
    Whats the reasoning behind not using quorn and the like?

    I don't like Quorn. Simple as. TAste is OK I guess but the texture....

    And I'm going vegetarian for a bet.

    For a bet....?

    Are you for real?

  • ruttyboy 20 Apr 2009 15:15:39 7,949 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    ruttyboy wrote:
    /waits for inevitable "Here's a tip, eat meat!" post

    /sigh

    You just self-fulfilled your own prophecy though! ;)


    Mushrooms and stilton are good friends, bit of puff pastry and you're set

    Yeah, I know, but I'm getting so fed up with the predictable nature of any given thread, I can usually map it from start to finish in advance just by reading the OP.

    Anyway, sorry to bring the thread down, I'll mope off over there.
  • Red-Moose 20 Apr 2009 15:15:45 5,346 posts
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    As real as veal
  • StarchildHypocrethes 20 Apr 2009 15:16:04 26,316 posts
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    What a horrible bet to lose.

    Giving up meat would be one of my worst nightmares*.


    *possibly not that dramatic
  • MetalDog 20 Apr 2009 15:16:20 23,861 posts
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    Vegetable stir fry with black bean sauce is quick, easy and tasty.

    Roast potato, steamed broccoli and mashed butternut squash not so quick, but very tasty - you can experiment with herbs and seasonings on that.

    Vegetable curry is pretty nice - mushrooms act as a good 'meat' in those.

    It's a pretty good idea not to have meat every day anyway, I really must learn more veggie recipies.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Tonka 20 Apr 2009 15:16:33 21,129 posts
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    Pike wrote:
    Dogs are very close to root vegetables, genetically, I think. I suggest eating those.

    I love dog soup. Don't know any decent Korean restaurant in the vicinity that serves it though...

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  • Fatiguez 20 Apr 2009 15:17:17 8,753 posts
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    MTFU

    show me your tits u bitch from ubisoft

  • Pike 20 Apr 2009 15:18:08 13,447 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    Pike wrote:
    Dogs are very close to root vegetables, genetically, I think. I suggest eating those.

    I love dog soup. Don't know any decent Korean restaurant in the vicinity that serves it though...

    Maybbe if you ask nicely at Arirang.
  • Lutz 20 Apr 2009 15:19:20 48,854 posts
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    Pike wrote:
    Dogs are very close to root vegetables, genetically, I think. I suggest eating those.
    :D
  • DFawkes 20 Apr 2009 15:19:39 23,722 posts
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    I had a vegeburger once that was supposed to taste like a real burge, and I was surprised when it did! I couldn't believe it wasn't the real thing. Probably was, just stuck in a Vegeburger box. It was quite tasty though.

    Apart from that, just lose the bet and eat meat. It is tasty. Imagine a nice slice of bacon, as someone lowers it into the frying pan. Feel yourselve salivate as it starts to sizzle, and the aroma fills the rooms with it's piggy goodness.

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • StarchildHypocrethes 20 Apr 2009 15:21:00 26,316 posts
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    I'd be careful who you tell though.

    No-one trusts a vegetarian.
  • smoothpete 20 Apr 2009 15:22:10 31,689 posts
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    Mexican food is just as tasty with or without meat, that might be a good route to try. There's a ton of great things you could do
  • FHUTA 20 Apr 2009 15:24:48 880 posts
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    Tonka wrote:

    What are the vegetarian quick fixes?


    simple grazing food of the tapas style is a good standby.

    falafels = win

    Also certain tofu products work as a good meat replacement as they aren't veggie-bacon / Quorn style meat replacements, but can be cooked and used in place of meat in stir-fry etc
  • Tonka 20 Apr 2009 15:27:16 21,129 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Mexican food is just as tasty with or without meat, that might be a good route to try. There's a ton of great things you could do

    Good idea. Thanks. I'll just chuck beans in the tacos.

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  • LeoliansBro 20 Apr 2009 15:27:53 44,722 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    (I still eat fish)
    So you've lost the bet already then :)

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Fatiguez 20 Apr 2009 15:29:20 8,753 posts
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    Why don't you just eat meat and tell your friend you didn't? Easy money

    show me your tits u bitch from ubisoft

  • jonsaan 20 Apr 2009 15:32:34 25,428 posts
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    Just eat wimpy bean burgers for an entire month. You may also want to start posting in the news and politics section as your new found earthiness takes hold.

    FCUTA!

  • Tonka 20 Apr 2009 15:35:57 21,129 posts
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    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    Tonka wrote:
    (I still eat fish)
    So you've lost the bet already then :)

    It's not very hardcore I admit. I guess it's more of a "I'm staying off red meat" sort of thing. What are the definitions btw? I thought vegetarians ate fish, eggs and milk and vegans just ate vegs.

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  • Fatiguez 20 Apr 2009 15:39:10 8,753 posts
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    Pescetarians eat fish

    show me your tits u bitch from ubisoft

  • Tonka 20 Apr 2009 15:42:40 21,129 posts
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    I'm a lapsed Lutheran

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