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Im back at being a vegetarian...?
Ok so recently i thought i would be a good way to start my summer as a veggie (: I have done this before and it lasted for 5 months about.
I never really have been a meat lover so i dont feel like im missing anything. haha. But my family is all still on meat, so my mum told me to make a list of things that i would be able to get at the store for my meals: BF, Lunch and Dinner. For BF i normally eat toast a juice and eggs, Im not becoming a vegan as i think i cant do that o.o
But for any of you veggies out there, what things do you like to eat for lunches and dinner? I might be in the situation of having to prepare my own meals for supper. Like what should i shop for?
I dont mind Tofu, but i do have a thing with fake meat. Yuck. I think if someone is willing to become a vegetarian they should have to eat fake meat just to get by.
Thats my first question. Next. ( haha sorry if this alot you can just answer what you can)
I want your imputs on Vegetarianism. Like i think im making a good choice in not supporting the companies that have inhumanly dealt with the meat i had been consuming. I know humans have been eating meat ever since like the dawn of ages but really we killed our food humanly i think back then. Like you had your cow and you killed it and use all you could. But now we just go out and breed and keep animals in suck horrid conditions most with steroids and antibiotics just so they can make for profit for the companies... All the animals are like sick in pain and you can imagine that they just want to die! but its such an awful long and unthinkable journey to get there :/
And finally... My parents have been purchasing meat from a local farm just in the valley were the cows are grass fed and in the field most the time and live a natural life then are basically killed and go to the local butcher... Is this a better way to go? Like im still going to be a veggie but i think the way my family goes with meat it best. We even get eggs from our neighbors chickens (: they are hapy chicken too!
So if youve read all this and can help me get this straight and let me hear your thoughts that would be great!!! :D haha
Well we are big taco eaters and i always have black beans in mine even when i ate the meat (:
Im 14 also and my best friend has been a veggie for like almost a year now and hes helping me (:
Answer: First of all, congratulations on being a vegetarian again! I'm 14 years old and I've been one for about 4 years now and it's pretty awesome. I totally agree with you that fake meat is gross. Like, why would I even want to eat it? Don't pretend to be a dead cow. Not cool. The thing with me is, even though I'm the only vegetarian in a family of 6, my mom really puts up with it. Finding things to eat is super easy. Tofu is a good thing, even though I personally don't like it. Because of the lack of meat, you have to make sure to get enough protein, even though the average meat-eating American eats 400% of their protein needs, which is totally unhealthy for you. So it's always good to eat legumes like lentils, which have tons of protein. I like rice, tons of pasta, salads and stuff. An easy thing to go by is to just take the meat out of something. Ex. vegetable pizza instead of meat pizza, vegetable sandwiches instead of meat sandwiches. You can find tons of recipe ideas online, just go to Google. Aight, next question. Yes, I totally think you're making a good choice by being a vegetarian. There are tons of reasons why. Fossil fuel conservation, water conservation, soil conservation, saves forests, efficient use of grains, for your personal health. You aren't exposed to livestock drugs, pathogenic microorganisms, worms and other parasites. Much lower chance of getting tons of diseases including osteoporosis, kidney stones, gallstones, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, gum disease, acne, obesity, and the millions of cases of food poisoning every year. Meat costs a lot more than vegetarian food, so you save money. For the ethics of it -- respect for life, don't kill unnecessarily, nonviolence, and you don't have to eat them!! Actually, everything about a human is a herbivore. Our hands, feet, teeth, body chemistry, intestinal tract. Fun fact about the small intestine: our small intestine is like 11x longer than we are, while that of a carnivore is like 4x longer than they are. This is because meat rots. When you eat meat, it stays in your body long enough to rot before you can get rid of it. And who wants to eat rotting meat? Also, a sausage can contain ground up intestines. How do you know what was inside of the intestine when it was ground up? Do you really want to eat the contents of a pig's intestine? Being vegetarian helps with weight loss and you get all the nutrition you need. If your parents are buying meat, yes, local and grass-fed is the best thing to get. Stuff you can get at stores might be corn-fed, which cattle should not be eating. Great thing about the eggs! Not having that is one of the reasons I might be going vegan soon. ....Sorry if I wrote too much! xD
Category: Vegetarian & Vegan
Recipes: Beef kebabs, satays, stews and more
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BBQ Still Smells Good | elephant journal
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Dear Mark: Eating Meat | Marks Daily Apple
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My moms first white friend is coming over for dinner and my mom ordered fried chicken!?
my mom met this woman on something called a sankofa journey where she was partnered up with a white person and you talk about racism towards blacks back in the day and they cried and whatnot.
anyways, me and my mom have been to her house for dinner and she cooked this really good healthy meal. and now shes coming to our house for dinner and my mom is cooking most of the meal except the chicken, she ordered fried chicken from j and js. she said "I want her to eat the kinds of things we normally eat". but we dont even eat fried chicken, all of us are on diets. i dont eat meat at all. besides, weve already got chicken in the freezer thats never been cooked. why is she wasting money?
i dont know, even though i wont be eating the chicken, it still bugs me. i just had to get that off my chest.
thanks for reading!
Answer: I think your moms just trying to make a fun easy dinner for the friend...I know I dont eat fried chicken often because of health, but for a special occasion like a friend coming over you bend the rules to make it an enjoyed experience....
Eating Journey | Food is fuel for the body and the soul . . . or is it?
5 days ago ... Seafood is more dangerous than meats. Recent studies reveal that you have greater chances of being poisoned from eating meat than fish.
Humans are natural plant-eaters -- in-depth article
Is meat-eating natural? Our bodies are optimized for eating plants, not meat. Read all about it here. Vegetarian Myths. From "plants arent a complete protein" to "Hitler ...
Is it safe to eat meat at lunch after it has been out of the fridge for a bit?
Id like to make my lunch at home and bring it work the next day. This would included chicken, salmon etc If I store it overnight in a fridge and put it in the fridge once I arrive at work, would it be safe to eat? The journey from home to work takes about 1 hour (train), and I would probably be microwaving it beforehand (not always). It would probably be in the fridge at work for about 5 hours. I dont want to give myself food poisoning - Thanks!
Answer: It should be fine, but on hot days and hour might be pushing it. You might want to invest in one of those little chiller bags or a small cooler.
Category: Other - Food & Drink
7 Steps to Eating Less Meat Now - Vegetarian Running | No Meat Athlete
Want to eat less meat, but worried about taking the plunge? Maybe you want to go ... it’s had for Brendan Brazier, I’m pumped to begin my vegan journey! I gave up meat on ...
The Healthy Voyagers Global Kitchen replaces Meat with Delicious.
That continuing journey in itself has resulted in the acquisition of dozens ... try one of Scott – Hamilton’s plant based versions of an old favorite. Whether you’re a meat eating, animal flesh lover or a vegan, you will find something you can ...
What tips or suggestions do you have for a new Vegetarian?
Im a new Vegetarian, as in 3 days ago. I dont eat meat of any kind, including fish. I dont drink milk, but do continue to eat other dairy products and eggs. I was wondering what advice you have that you wish someone told you when you first started on your journey.
Answer: Get the Vegetarian Starter Kit from - Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine http://www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/vsk/
Category: Vegetarian & Vegan
Maintaining Good Health With Back Pain - Maintain Good Health
Avoid eating meat, as well, because you will encourage your body to become constipated once again once the meat starts its slow journey through your digestive system. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day ...
What should I eat more/less of if I am vegetarian?
Ive been wanting to go vegetarian since fifth grade but my parents never allowed it. Now Im 15 and they say if I do my research theyll let me. I am aware of the fact that eating egetarian can be very healthy if done properly. Now my main question to you is: what are some inportaint things that are mostly found in meats that I will be getting little of. And what can I eat that contains these things? Now for the minor details and questions. I will be a lacto-ovo- vegetarian first so I will not be eating meat and fish but I will still eat eggs and milk. I currently eat meat about once a week. Im very healthy and almost never sick, I eat tons of veggies and whole grains. Im considering becoming a vegan eventually but I have heard spilt opinions on this. Ive heard that the soy beans used for the soy milk are grown where they have to chop down rain forests and this harms more animals than eating milk... What are your views on this? I dont really want to worry about that too much right this second though because Im just beginning my journey as a vegetarian. At least I dont like meat so I wont miss it. Also, if you have any other tips and tricks you wanna share theyre more then welcome. And if you have any super yummmy recipies do share! I love cooking :-) thanks a lot. And you dont have to address all of that. Mostly Im concerened about what nutrients, protiens and such Ill be missing. Thanks my loves :-)
Answer: Omega 3's found in Salmon= Eat Walnuts Protein= Eat beans, eggs, yogurt, Tofu, Mushroom Iron= Eat dark green veggies, black beans, black eyed peas, sweet potato, whole wheat bread, Oatmeal
Category: Vegetarian & Vegan
Part Three of My Vegan Journey: Ethically Speaking
So now I had the philosophical and health reasons to continue to be vegan, and still at times it has been a challenge to avoid animal products when I saw everyone around me eating meat, eggs, and dairy. At times I have questioned my decision.
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Aug 18, 2011 ... this is why many peoples dont eat meat.... ... A journey from form to Fridge ... THIS IS why people don't eat meat, and why people shouldn't eat ...
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John Carters 100 Year Journey to the Movies Scott Meslow ... ve continued to follow a vegetarian diet, I support other peoples choice to eat meat.
how can I convert my parents to vegetarianism?
well Im 13 and have been vegetarian for only a week. I have lost 3 pounds and feel great but my parents eat meat at least twice every day. its very tempting and i would like their support and for them to share this journey with me. how can I convert them to vegetarinasn??
Answer: I wouldn't try to convert them, or anyone else for that matter. Becoming a vegetarian is a very personal decision, and honestly the more you attempt to convert them the more resistant they will be to the whole idea. As you learn more about vegetarianism and experience more of the benefits they may be interested in learning more about it. If they have questions, answer them honestly and without rhetoric. Also, prepare vegetarian meals for your family. I did this once or twice a month when I was growing up. My parents did not become vegetarian, but they definitely eat meat less often, frequently have meals that do not include meat and enjoy going to vegetarian restaurants. They may decide to become vegetarian on their own as they see the positive changes in you, or after eating some delicious vegetarian meals you've prepared for them, or they may never change. Either way it's completely up to them to make that decision.
Category: Vegetarian & Vegan
FP - Memories of a Carnivore: A Journey to Ethical Eating
... together the fragmented recollections of one woman's rocky journey toward ... I may not eat meat, but I refuse to get my nutrients from an equally harmful ...
Dog meat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Their meagre provisions forced them to eat their remaining sled dogs on their 315 mile return journey. Their meat was tough, stringy and without a vestige of fat.
Where should I visit in the USA?
I am thinking of visiting the USA next summer and driving across the country.
Where should I start and end my journey, and where should I visit in between?
I dont really fancy the likes of New York.
Also as a vegetarian (I dont eat meat or fish) will I find it hard to find something to eat?
Answer: you will starve here! Well, if you're driving across the country... doesn't really matter where you start and where you end... flip a coin.
Category: Other - United States
Kosher Part III: Real People, Real Food: Dan R. Weiss « the ...
It was around that time that I made a decision that I was no longer going to eat meat outside of my house (like the early rabbis, I held that chicken and turkey were not considered meat – though with more learning, this too changed). I'm not quite sure why I made the decision, or what factors may have influenced me, but the years that followed were a journey of conscience. The “why” became much clearer. In high school, I stopped eating chicken outside of the house ...
How can I successfully convert to vegetarianism in a house full of meat eaters?
I have been battleing with being a vegetarian for about 4 years and I just cant seem to stick with it for more than a few months. All of my friends are meat eaters my family and mostly everyone that I meet. I know of the health reasons that cause people to go vegetarian/vegan so I can never feel ok eating meat. I mainly eat it when I am stressed or feel off. Eating meat is like a drug for me. I only eat it to sooth me but feel totally bad for eating it afterwards. I would love to communicate with someone daily who is a vegetarian to support and guide my journey without being bias of me starting over and knowing the benfits of vegetarinism but not sticking to it. Thanks in advance. Peace and love to all. Chianu
Answer: Yeah, you're right. You absolutely have to get some vegetarian friends. Strength in numbers. Read the '101 reasons to go vegetarian' on the web. You need more than health reasons for firm conviction. You have to be convinced. You have to know about the sufferring. Just take a family member and go visit a slaughterhouse for a day. Guaranteed to turn your stomach for life. Think about the humane aspects of saving lives and your involvement in their killing. Make friends with a cow on a small farm. Adopt a cow (pay for it's maintainance) in a cow protection scheme such as the Hare Krishnas do. Visit their vegetarian websites. Read "The higher taste" small book. Actually visit Hare Krishna temples and restaurants in all big cities for delicious free vegetarian feast every Sunday. If you talk with someone there they can also tell you heaps of reasons to be vege. So get associating with Vegetarians and realize that there are really serious reasons to be vegetarian. If one person in a family can stronly maintain it, it has an impact on the whole family. They slowly accept when they see you succeed. Good luck
Category: Vegetarian & Vegan
Does anybody know any delicious vegetarian recipes?
Im on a spiritual journey trying to clear my mind, body, and soul from the toxins produced over the years. I fasted for a week and now I would like to become a vegetarian because I realized to eat meat such as; beef, chicken, lamb, goat, and even fish was earned through killing and causing pain to others. Im a deep believer in Karma so, I think the pain will always come back to U. Thats why ppl have so many health problems when they have too much meat in their diet. Im a very picky eater so can anybody give me a recipe or a website where I can find good vegetarian meals? All answers would be greatly appreciated:)
Answer: Here is a couple of simple recipes for you: MASHED POTATO AND CUCUMBER SAUCE Mashed potato: Cook the potatoes, add some vegetable margarine or equivalent, some salt, mash. Cucumber sauce: This is seriously tasty. In a pan, prepare a "base": 2 tbs olive oil, 1tbsp flour, half a cup of vegetable stock. Stir into a smooth mixture. Add thinly sliced or grated cucumbers (at least 1 cucumber per person). Cook on low heat for about 10 - 15 minutes until cucumbers are soft. Add ground cumin. Add pepper to taste. _ VEGAN PAELLA. In a pan, saute an onion (chopped), red or yellow bell pepper (diced) and garlic. Add rice (about half a cup per person), sliced courgettes, red kidney beans, and any veggies you like - asparagus etc. Black olives are great, too. Add any spices you like - I like parsley. Add some saffron and vegetable stock (there should be 2 to 2,5 times as much stock as there was rice). Optionally, replace some stock with a can of diced plum tomatoes. Stir, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. A couple of minutes before it is done, place artichoke hearts on the top. Bon Appetit! -> here are some websites with recipes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/vegetarian_and_vegan/springveganmenus.shtml http://www.veganmeat.com/recipie.html http://www.fatfreevegan.com/ http://www.veganconnection.com/recipes/index.htm
Category: Vegetarian & Vegan
Journey to Balanced Eating
Jan 17, 2012 ... I just found your blog, and my journey to balanced eating sounds just like this! I feel my best eating meat, even beef. It sounds like you've come ...
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The Science emblem has rocket fins to help steer him during his warp-speed journey to the stars. Without science wed still be eating raw meat, sleeping in caves and ...
Cleaning Out My Car: A Spiritual Journey
Some years I have "gone big" and stopped eating meat, while other years I have "gone small" and ... which he claimed would be a very helpful guide as we move through our journey. Now, normally, I am not one to run out and buy a book recommended ...
Golden Age Journey: Satsang on Kriya Yoga
Since kriya yoga forms a part of tantra, I can assure you that smoking, drinking, meat eating and sexual interaction will not prove an obstacle on the path. I do not eat meat, but the truth has to be told, and it does not mean either ...
Being a Teen Vegetarian?
I consider myself a vegetarian for the most part, i am also 13 years old
My diet doesnt include-
-Chicken (or other birds)
However, i do eat other animal products (eggs, milk, etc.) and i eat fish. I started my vegetarian "journey [lol]" in stages, i stopped eating Beef & Pork, then i went on to stop eating birds. I still eat fish, because im only 13 so my mom (and my dad, who both eat meat regularly) need to buy my food, and they dont really appreciate that im even making it THIS hard for them. I need to get the right amounts of protein, etc.
The reasons i am a veg are...
-Health benefits, lower risk of heart disease, cancers, obesity, etc.
-Animal cruelty protest
-Going Green (animal farms emit harmful chemicals into the environment)
My question is, as vegetarians, do you think its ok for me to continue with my current diet until im out of the house? Or, should i eventually stop eating fish before i go to college? I would like, ideally, to stop eating all meat by my sophomore year in high school (about another year), but i dont want to piss off my parents. What are your opinions?
Also! Is there anything else i can do, other than further changing my diet, to go green and protest animal cruelty that doesnt involve interfering with my parents? I already refuse to wear leathers and my family recycles cans and things.
Answer: If you cut out the fish, be sure to eat other foods with plenty of protein in them (beans, dairy products) and take a multi-vitamin. It's up to you whether or not you want to stop eating fish, but you have to make sure your diet makes up for the loss of protein, iron, etc... As for going green, you can stop using plastic bags, walk or bike when possible, or volunteer to clean up a park. btw, you're not really a vegetarian so much as a pescetarian as long as your eating fish and other seafoods.
Category: Vegetarian & Vegan
Overcoming meat cravings as vegetarian
You are right - I often see the animal in my mind whose body is now lying cooked on the plate. It is a journey to go from meat-eater to vegan, and for most people ...
Vegetarian Food Pioneer Lightlife® Partners With Urban Farming(TM) to Encourage Americans to "Plant Our Future"(TM)
Lightlife, the leader in refrigerated meat alternatives, has a rich history of giving ... that all people across America have access to healthy food so they can eat well and travel light, one plant at a time," says Phil DeWesteer, brand director ...
Meat Diary » A lifelong vegetarian spends a year eating meat
Now while I humbly begin a journey that includes meat, one of my comedy heroes, Mike Nelson of MST3K fame, is eating nothing but bacon for the month of February or ...
A Vegetarians Journey
A Vegetarians Journey. By Wade Frazier. I decided to write this essay because I became ... Sometimes, lowering the spiritual vibration can be useful. Channels often eat meat ...
Everything you thought you knew about food is WRONG
Harcombe charts her meticulous journey of research into studies that underpin ... We should get back to doing as nature intended and eat real, unprocessed food, starting with meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and salads. Myth: Losing weight is about calories ...
NASA Need Participants to Eat Space Food
The space agency NASA is reportedly in search for candidates for eating astronaut food, the one which is provided to astronauts during their space visits, for four months during the course of a replicated journey to the Red Planet. Participants will also ...
Did Jesus Eat Meat? - La Vista Church of Christ
"But the man who is clean and is not on a journey, and yet neglects to ... Christians are not forbidden to eat meat. Any meat may be eaten except for ...
Healthy Eating: Tips and Tricks for a Nutrition Transition
For example, if you want to cut back on your red meat consumption, perhaps commit to eating ... Have fun with it and make your journey to healthy eating an adventure. Tip 5: Break it Down A marathon (26.2 miles) is run one step at a time.
Should I stop being semi-vegetarian?
I currently only eat poultry and fish. I quit eating meat in 1995 in an exploration of Eastern religion. My journey lead me to Christ. I still havent eaten read meat due to the way animals are treated to get the meat.
So do you think I should just forget it all and have a big steak on my brithday (July 21st)?
1. Advising someone to go full vegetarian without medical support
2. Semi-vegetarianism is the practice of not eating specific meats. Opinions otherwise are personal, uneducated thoughts.
3. I do love the Kosher idea, but am unsure that kosher meat is truely kosher.
Answer: That's only a question that you can answer. Christ ate meat. However, Jews who are Kosher have the animals butchered in a way which produces the least amount of pain. It's a requirement of being Kosher. If you decide to eat beef, perhaps you'd feel better getting it from a Kosher Butcher?
Category: Vegetarian & Vegan
Becoming a Carnivore - Why I Am Starting To Eat Meat in 2012 ...
... made the decision to eat meat ... gotta do because the journey is yours and yours only. Wanted to mention a couple of points. Its said that the original reason meat eating ...
(Organic) Food for Thought on Campuses
Dining halls offer an abundance of options, from red meat to vegan ... their long journey and big shipping costs notwithstanding. It might seem enough to make you throw up your hands and cry out, "Calm down and eat!" But—as I have seen while having ...
why peoples don`t eat meat.A journey from form to Fridge ...
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How humans are not physically created to eat meat
Learn how humans are not physically created to eat meat. **WARNING** The information displayed on this page will infuriate meat eaters.
A Journey Into Smarter Eating | Smart Diner
2 days ago ... When you think about the Paleo insistence on vegetables and meat and ... according to Paleo philosophy, we haven't adapted to eating them.
why do so many conservatives think that having more enemies makes you safer?
and I am not a liberal, I eat meat, I hate PETA, I think gay people need to realize that most straight people dont care about their journey of self-discovery/acceptance and keep quiet, and I think women need to cut this feminist crap and start raising/nurturing our children again before we become extinct. so please answer the question with something besides "shutup liberal scum"
Answer: Perhaps when one has no friends, and you think only of yourself, it tailors your thinking.
Vegetarian Diets, Carbohydrates and ... - Healthy lifestyle Journey
So studies show that for the most part, vegetarians have lower total cholesterol levels than people who consume meat products; so what are vegetarians eating? Grains, fruits, dairy substitutes, beans, vegetables and nuts are ...
One Bite at a Time: A Beginners Guide to Conscious Eating
If you choose to give up meat in stages, stop eating chickens and turkeys ... Thank you to all readers for your compassion, and I look forward to meeting you on the journey toward more conscious eating.
No-Chicken Noodle Soup
On Saturday, she will have a bat mitzvah to mark the culmination of her years of studying Hebrew and the beginning of her journey ... comfortable eating animals anymore, a decision that surprised us because she had always loved meat.
Eating processed red meat daily boosts cancer risk – study
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Eating Journey | Food is fuel for the body and the soul . . . or ...
Eating Journey ... studies reveal that you have greater chances of being poisoned from eating meat ...
I like music, but have never been to a rock concert before. Am going to a Journey concert tonight with wife.?
My wife is like me in that respect. And with my bosss boss (I won the damn tickets in a raffle). Dont laugh. Am looking for real advice about what do while there. Not with said bosss boss, but do generally at a rock concert. We dont smoke, eat meat or drink. :-))
Answer: >implying that there will be plenty of meat going round at a Journey concert lulz seriously though, just enjoy the music, what else is there to do - sing along. Journey have plenty of anthem-y songs that are easy to sing along, trust me, this concert will be a walk in the park.
Category: Rock and Pop
Can anyone give a young teenagers advice on beginning her journey into vegetarianism?
Is vegetarianism even a word?
Haha. Sorry, guys. Well. My name is Chelse and Im 14 years old. Im an african-american and a meat eater. In the back of my mind, Ive always admired vegetarians. Yesterday, I attended a circus called The UniverSoul Circus". From the minute the first animals performed (how sad), I wanted to leave. Throughout the night, I watched elephants dance in circles out of fear and be fed store bought marshmallows. The tigers were tired and several had thrown up in front of the audience. I found that to be very disturbing. It got me thinking of how so many animals are killed everyday for human entertainment, clothing and pleasure. This is going to be extremely hard, but I feel its something I must do. I was going through other questions. Hate to say it, but some vegetarians are mean-spirited. Like they look down on others and are fighting to be the most "meat educated". This is what scares me the most. I dont really know what Im doing or how to start. I just need help from experienced vegetarians and vegan. I have some questions that maybe you could answer or refer me to a website.
-What are the health risks of not eating meat, such as protein deprivation, for my age?
-How and why did you become a vegetarian?
-Are there guides to help me through this?
-What would you say is a good transition time?
-What should I eat, keeping in mind my age?
Any help whatsoever would be great! Also, does anybody want to maybe leave their e-mails and we can be "no-meat" buddies?
Answer: Hi Chelse :D Congrats on wanting to go veg! I'm 15 and have been a vegan for a few months now, but before that I was a vegetarian for a year. Going veg was one of the best experiences I've ever had, and I hope it will be the same for you :) Alright well let's answer some of your questions! 1) What are the health risks of not eating meat? Fortunately, there really aren't any. As long as you eat a balanced diet full of fruits, veggies and protein packed foods, you will be fine :) Meat is not necessary in our diets and we can live just fine without it. Us veg-heads get our protein elsewhere, like from tofu, nuts, beans, rice and milk and soy products. I have not talked to (online or in real life) or met any vegetarian or vegan who is or was ever protein deprived. The chances of having protein deprivation are slim, especially since the average American gets way too much protein anyways. With a vegetarian diet, you will get plenty from the foods I mentioned earlier :) 2) How and why did you become a vegetarian? I became a vegetarian when I was 14 years old because I loved animals and didn't want to contribute to their suffering. I went vegetarian cold turkey; I basically did it overnight. It was not hard for me at all, and there are lots of meat replacers to help you through it :) For example they have veggie burgers, veggie hot dogs, chickenless-chicken nuggets, veggie corn dogs and tons of other stuff! I decided to go vegan over the summer ('08) because I wanted to take it one step further. I felt that the dairy industry and egg industry were extremely harmful to animals and decided to stop eating eggs and dairy products. It was a tad bit more difficult then becoming a vegetarian, but I wouldn't say it was hard. It just takes motivation and you got to go your own pace and take it slow. So I definetly didn't go vegan over night, I spent about 2 months transitioning :P 3) Are there guides to help me through this? Sure, there are plenty of websites that can help you out :) They talk about steps to become a vegetarian, what to eat when you are a vegetarian and how you are helping out your body, animals and the enviornment. Here are some helpful websites: -www.goveg.com -www.chooseveg.com -www.tryveg.com My personal favorite is 'chooseveg.com' :D 4) What would you say is a good transition time? If we are discussing age, then I think any and every age is a wonderful time to switch to vegetarianism. As long as you feel supported, or feel mature enough, or even if you have a buddy doing it with you, you should make the transition go really well. 5) What should I eat, keeping in mind my age? You can eat anything! Just without meat, of course :D For breakfast you can have bagels, toast, fruit salads, cereal, pancakes, waffles, veggie breakfast sausages, english muffins or oatmeal. For lunch and dinner you can have sandwiches, salads, pizza, pasta, macaroni, veggie dogs, veggie burgers, meatless chilli (sp?), lasagna, soup and so much more. Well I know I wrote a lot, so I hope some of it was useful :D And I would LOVE to be your 'no meat' buddy :) I emailed you so be sure to write back :D :D -Mutt.
Category: Vegetarian & Vegan
Azamara Journey Cruise Review by cindilouwho
I do not eat red meat but will treat myself to lamb on occasion ... I have just booked for June 2013 - a Baltic journey on the Quest and I plan on taking along a few friends.....I will make a few new ones on CC and I will take them from past CC friends.
How to Meet Your Protein Needs without Meat
Worried about getting all the protein you need without eating meat? Find out with this easy guide to plant-based proteins.
Is Not Eating Meat Healthy?
My first journey into non-meat eating was very basic. I went to a submarine sandwich shop for about a week and instead of getting animal flesh on my sub sandwich, I opted to purchase green vegetables with just vinegar and ...
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Can anyone please suggest a good restaurant in Cardiff city centre?
I am staying in the Kingsway Cardiff Hilton soon and want to take my partner out for a nice meal for his birthday. He loves steaks and I dont eat meat at all so need somewhere that would cater for us both and is walking distance or a short taxi journey from the hotel. Any suggestions would be very gratefully received. Thank you!
Answer: Gilby's might fit the bill. They do excellent steak and have plenty of vegetarian and fish choices: http://www/venues/restaurants/?id=6631 You will also find steak, and good French food generally, at Garcon! http://www/venues/restaurants/?id=6719 Seren is also good: http://www.cardiff-eating.com/28498.htm If you like the look of any of them, plot the postcodes on a google map and see if they're near to the hotel :)
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Whats worse (ethically) - Quorn/ other meat substitutes or organic meat?
Im vegan, but there are non-vegans in the family whom I have to buy food for. They get organic meat occasionally but they dont mind eating a lot of veggie meat substitues instead but many of these contain eggs and milk. For sandwhiches, although the family enjoys vegan meat I dont always have it as its a long journey to the shop where I can get it, so Ive been getting Quorn meat for them, which contains eggs and milk. Ive been wondering lately whats more against my beliefs. I know nothing died for a bit of quorn, but the eggs and milk in it are presumably battery farmed and so Im supporting something I dont believe is right (although I dont think enforcing veganisms right either.) Is supporting an organic, free range farm by buying their meat better than supporting battery farms by buying Quorn and other meat substitutes? I already buy organic milk/cheese etc for the non-vegans.
Michael H - I didnt know that the vegetarian Societys emblem on products meant any eggs were free range and livestock was not fed GMO or slaughter products. Thats very useful, thanks for that.
Redhead - read the question properly. Im not eating anything with eggs in it. However I could insist that my household become vegan or else. My partner would leave (and eat more meat), my kids would go and live with their dad (who feeds them meat at everty meal), Id be sad, lonely, bitter and twisted and everyone would think I was a nut and anyone who heard of me would reckon vegans were scewballs. Yes, thats a good idea! So much better than leading by example...
Answer: Hi Bel, The eggs in Quorn are from free range hens. This is proven by the vegetarian society who campaigned against and lobbied Quorn to change thier buying habits. Quorn products now have the "approved by the veggie society" label - this is only given where the eggs are sourced from free range hens. the veggie soc label also proves that the hens were not fed GMO foods, nor slaughter products. There was a big deal about this when Quorn first came out, they have fixed those ethical buying problems now. I'm not saying free range hens lay cruelty free eggs, but they are not battery as you presume.
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