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no0b [Jul. 7th, 2007|09:30 pm]
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[mood |hungryhungry]
[music |Dave Arguin-Proskow]

1. NAME/AGE/LOCATION: Sarala [have fun trying to pronounce that], 20, Canada

2. ARE YOU A VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN? I'm neither, but I was raised vegetarian and was for half my life or so, and I eat mostly vegetarian/vegan food coz I luffs it so much. :)

3. IF YES, WHY? Well, I didn't really have a choice when I was a kid. I eat veg food because I like it, I'm familliar with it and can cook it to a certain extent [Cooking meat scares me!]. There are some environmental and health reasons as well, but I'm not going to spout my politics on food here.

4. YOUR FAVORITE FOOD OR RECIPE: I have to pick one??? Cripes! Well, I have this pretty kickass chai banana bread recipe that everyone loves, but I'm not a huge banana bread fan, haha. I really like veggie sushi!

5. YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF FOOD: I like most types. I used to be fairly picky when I was young [but looking back, it was just because my mum was a really bad cook, heh, so I was afraid of everything I didn't recognize.], but now I'll pretty much try anything. I love food! I really like sandwiches because there is almost nothing you can't do with them.

6. ONE INGREDIENT YOU CANNOT COOK WITHOUT: I'm a big fan of herbs and spices, as well as garlic, ginger, mushrooms, and recently, onions. I like things that smell :)

Yup, that's me.
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Meatless Picadillo (Cuban) [Oct. 30th, 2006|10:35 am]
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I'll go ahead and be the first to post a recipe.

My mother is Cuban and makes a dish, 'Picadillo', that is normally made with ground beef, potatoes, olives, tomato sauce and raisins, served over white rice. It's one of my favorite meals and after a little trial and error at Veganizing it have come up with a tasty alternative:

1 can black beans
1 small can tomato sauce
1 small jar green, sliced olives
2 medium russet potatoes, diced (skin on or off as you prefer; I leave mine on)
1/2 cup raisins
Seasoning: Goya if you can find it. If not, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric, and salt will substitute just fine

Put beans, potatoes and tomato sauce in a deep skillet, then use water to get the liquid to the point that the potatoes are submerged. Season. Cook on low medium for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are pretty tender, then add the olives and raisins. Let simmer another 10 minutes, then remove from heat and let stand a bit to thicken. Serve over white or brown rice.

The ingredients sound odd, I know, especially the raisins, but you'll be surprised at the flavor. This is a classic Cuban dish.

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(no subject) [Oct. 28th, 2006|01:39 pm]
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Hello. Just found this community. I hope it'll be a good one, with lots of members and lots of posts. I also hope I'm not the only one over 30!

1. NAME/AGE/LOCATION: - Keri, 37, Texas

2. ARE YOU A VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN? - Vegan (that's always the goal for me, anyway)

3. IF YES, WHY? - Cruelty to animals. Sometimes I get wussy and tell people that I don't really oppose the idea of eating animals but that I just can't accept the cruelty inflicted by modern factory farms and slaughterhouses, but the truth is that I don't believe animals should be killed for food. Try saying THAT to the wrong people here in Texas, aka Steak Country. I'm also battling a serious weight problem and know that a nice side effect of compassion will be weight loss (if I do it healthily). I'm hoping my melting bod will encourage others to go vegan, as well.

I make a pretty awesome pasta-pesto type dish that my husband and I both love: I take a mound of fresh mushrooms and chopped yellow bell pepper, saute them in olive oil with tons of basil, rosemary, and chopped garlic cloves, add fresh spinach leaves until wilted, then stir in cooked pasta (any kind). Squeeze a little lemon juice right before serving. SO scrumptious. My husband is also concerned about animals and likes the idea of being vegan, but has a hard time with some of the food and is seriously addicted to meat, so it's a challenge to find things he likes (hates tofu, soymilk, and other vegan things that I love and will have just for myself). Another recipe I really like is my vegan dirty rice - a box of wild and long grain rice, chopped and sauteed soy sausage, celery, bell pepper, garlic, purple onion, and mushrooms. It's been a hit every time I've served it to carnivores.

Indian, Mexican

Garlic!!! Have to keep lots of breath freshener around.
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Greetings [Oct. 19th, 2006|09:13 am]
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Hi, new member, first time poster. I love these communities more dearly than my future nonexistant vagina spawn.


Mina, 20something, southern california something

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.

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.

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.

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

herbs. I love herbs.
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(no subject) [Jul. 5th, 2006|06:03 pm]
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Hey I'm so happy to have found this group. : ) I think only FASCIST PIGS eat meat or allow animals to suffer in slavery.
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Am I the first member? ♥ [Jun. 6th, 2006|10:24 am]
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[mood |sleepysleepy]
[music |Some theme song for a TV show :S]

1. NAME/AGE/LOCATION: Nikki, 17, Australia

2. ARE YOU A VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN? Vegetarian, soo to be vegan

3. IF YES, WHY? Animals rights. Hate the taste of meat. It's eww

4. YOUR FAVORITE FOOD OR RECIPE: Tofu, is the sex and so is vegan cheese

5. YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF FOOD: Low cal pizza with vegan cheese and capsicum, mushrooms, herbs and onion. And mac and cheese, of course vegan cheese!


The reason I'm joining is because I need to find some recipes for my vegetarian barbeque that I'm having for my 18th birthday at the end of the year ! *woo 18* So if you can help me, it would be much appreciated!

♥ Nikki
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hi [Feb. 11th, 2006|12:08 am]
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someone join my group

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