||[Oct. 19th, 2006|09:13 am]
Shared Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes
Hi, new member, first time poster. I love these communities more dearly than my future nonexistant vagina spawn.|
Mina, 20something, southern california something
2. ARE YOU A VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN?
vegetarian, contemplating going vegan. I think vegan-ism(?) is the best beauty secret on earth. The vegans I've met are luminous. Oh yeah, and it's good for the planet and stuff.
3. IF YES, WHY?
I had a weight problem, and depression, and veins popping, discoloring, skin problems and sleeping problems, digestion problems-- all associated with just a modest weight gain. I implemented some healthier choices, lost the weight, felt fantastic. Everything else was just a slow progression from there. I realized meat was affecting my health, energy and mood. Slowly phased that out. My love of animals was another great incentive. The "Happy cows" california image is a downright insidious lie. Thousands of cows are crammed in a small dirt and mud plot, it's cowshewitz, not the verdant green happy meadows in commercials.
4. YOUR FAVORITE FOOD OR RECIPE:
I love crunchy things. I don't much like sweets. I like korean food, rice, barley, seaweed, kimchi, tofu, garden burgers. My favorite recipe is a variation of a recipe I saw online, but altered to get rid of leftovers in the house. It came out pretty good, and I couldn't have been more shocked:
3/4 of a 10oz container of spaghetti sauce (vegan if you can get it)
1 container finely chopped mushrooms
3 or 4 small fuji apples peeled, cored, finely chopped or diced
1 onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 can of vegetable broth low sodium
1 can of garbanzo beans drained
1 can of black beans, drained
3/4 can of black olives drained, rinsed, chopped
About 9oz of cooked brown rice I had sitting in a plastic container
1/8 tsp. powdered red pepper
1 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. oregano
A pinch of rosemary, chopped.
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
let cook on low for 4-6 hours. Ladel over steamed russet potatoes (no butter). It came out surprisingly thick and savory. The mushrooms and apple almost indetectable, but really soaked up the flavors around them and added bulk. A simple no brainer recipe that tastes high in fat, but it's not.
5. YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF FOOD:
Fruit, veggies, whole grains. It depends on the day. For a specific type.... a toss up between korean food and indian food. With ethiopian food coming in a close second/third
6. ONE INGREDIENT YOU CANNOT COOK WITHOUT:
herbs. I love herbs.