Any others here?
Which is the better meat substitute, tofu or wheat gluten?
How are you getting enough protein/calcium/iron/B12?
Know any good recipes to share?
Let's have some tasty discussions about these, and other interesting topics.
With the right stuff it's easy to get every nutrient you need as a vegan. Dark leafy greens have lots of iron, all kinds of legumes are full of protein/carbs/iron, and then there are supplemental cooking ingredients like nutritional yeast and texturized vegetable protein.
Food choices aren't restrictive at all. Grab some vegetable broth and some vital wheat gluten then bang! you have some seitan. Combine soy/rice-milk in a bowl with flour, get it to a thick batter, dip the seitan in it then roll the seitan in cornmeal+seasonings (I use garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper). Pan fry that shit up in vegetable oil. It's called "Fake Fried Chicken" cuz it looks and smells like fried chicken but tastes like chicken fried steak. Serve with mashed potatoes and heaps of vegan gravy.
If you miss those fatty greasy southern style meals you used to enjoy as a meat eater, then check out this great cookbook: http://www.microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/title/86/
It's out of stock right now but microcosm is on their shit.
I'm a vegetarian but I hate vegetables.
So I basically live on cheese and sugar - I guess it's a medical miracle I'm still
That's dumb. At least pop a good multi-vitamin (not too mention an assload of supplements like iron) and get lots of grains, nuts, and fruits in there.
>>93 Mh, Id do eat fruits, but nuts? Meh.
I had too little iron in my system several times (amkes you feel dizzy and gives you a headache, very unpleasant).
What's a good source for iron?
I'd like to recommend http://www.veganoutreach.org/ as a resource for meat-eaters to understand veganism from a practical standpoint. Maybe you can even try a vegan meal yourself. :)
>Ultimately, living with compassion means striving to maximize the good we accomplish, not following a set of rules or trying to fit a certain label. From eating less meat to being vegan, our actions are only a means to an end: decreasing suffering.
I understand what they mean.
>What we choose to eat makes a powerful statement about our ethics and our view of the world -- about our very humanity. Whenever we choose not to buy meat, eggs, and dairy products, we withdraw our support from cruelty to animals, undertake an economic boycott of factory farms, and support the production of cruelty-free foods.
But honestly, I don't see life this way. Nature has made carnivorous, herbivorous and omnivorous beings (amongst others, of course). And "mother nature" IS cruel. They're speaking about ethics and view of the world; it's okay for them to say they don't want to eat animals and enforce this by not eating animals. But the form of logic they are using is just one step from saying "you eat meat so you have no ethics and a wrong view of the world". Which is totally untrue. Also, there are many other ways of "changing the world" and "assessing your view of the world" or whatever, and there are today many more important topics to cover at short term.
I've been vegetarian for seven years; I've tried being vegan on and off over the past couple of years, but that never panned out for me (I always ended up eating pizza or something else with dairy in it).
However, I am starting to give veganism a second look, as well as other diets such as fruitarianism.
LOL, I have never met a compassionate vegan. They're the most awful people to hang out with. If they really cared about lessening suffering, they could try being nicer to other people.
"Vegetarian hot dogs found to contain traces of meat and human DNA" (News Source: Science Alert) http://www.sciencealert.com/vegetarian-hot-dogs-found-containing-traces-of-meat-and-human-dna
I want to use this article to dispute about whale catch.
English only (for International use).
I agree whale catch because Whales eat a lot of fishes (4 times human) and we'll not be able to have rations from sea. Also, we'll not be able to have rations from land with surplus population.
Please comment here.
>>73 poor willy, he'll be free alright in the after life. so does orca.
Sea Shepherd Ship Collision - シーシェパード妨害船が日本調査船に衝突
"Eco-Terrorist" Sea Shepherd and Australian Media
We eat the whales. very good1
ITT simple recipees! Try to keep everything as simple and non-regional as possible. All manner of clarifications and explanations are welcome.
mmm...sounds yummy. I usually just buy the pringles, but Imma try this with (tortilla) chips
You could also try tamagoyaki if you'd like your omelet to be all exotic and asian like. It's not hard to make, give it a try.
Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup
Very easy thing is a simply salad. Get lettuce, cucumber, tomato and carrot (those are my basic ingredients). You can add other things like onion etc though I never really bother out of laziness. Chop it all up, add lemon or lime juice, olive oil and salt and it is ready.
Note, when I make a salad I tend to use a whole lettuce, a whole cucumber, one tomato and one or two carrots. I have no idea whether anyone else does it like that.
oh good lord that is so not an omelette in any way or form.
>step 1) three whole eggs in a bowel, whipped thoroughly.
>step 2) heat saute pan to 180F once hot, butter pan
>step 3) pour beaten egg into pan, Immediately run spatula into the egg mix (slowly for large fold[american style] and quickly for thin fold [french style])
>step 4) butter sides of the omelette well after 90 sec of cooking and flip
>step 5)insert filling and fold into crescent on plate for american style
>step 6)fold one third over top to make brochure shape and fill with cheese or cream mixture
It took me four tries and eight eggs to make tamagoyaki. Four times. Does this mean I'm culinarily challenged?
ok pancakes (crepes) are ez as to make and the mixture can keep in the fridge for a few days too so it's great if you're lazy/depressed :D :3
get a mixing bowl and put in 2 eggs, maybe 100/150g normal flour, and some milk. Mix it up. Add milk to help mix up, and flour to thicken. It should be quite runny, but it can also be a little viscous, try out different thicknesses and see what you like. Then once you've made this mix get the flattest pan you have and put a little cooking oil in it, mix it round on high heat, then pour in the mix so it covers the whole base. Think crepe, think thin. Let it cook for a minute, using a knife or spatula around the circumference to get ready to flip it over. Then flip it, cook for another ~1 min, and put on your place. Add nutella or lemon and sugar or other sauces and eat. It's taste.
Ok now i'm going to go buy milk that's the reason I made this post V(^_^))
Emma Watson naked
O..oh my. I am humbled. That is quite the recipe site.
I bow, for I am beaten.
Y helo thar. This is a recipe for relatively simple marinara sauce and I think you may like it.
You will need:
One 28-ounce (780g) can of crushed tomatoes
One 14-ounce (390g) can of tomato paste
One eight-ounce (220g) can sliced black olives
One green bell pepper, minced coarsely
One red bell pepper, minced coarsely
One very large onion, minced finely
About a pound (half a kilo) of white button mushrooms, sliced thinly
4 tablespoons food service bulk packed "spaghetti sauce seasoning" (seems to be mostly basil and dehydrated onion flakes)
4 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic, from bulk pack jar
Dash crushed red pepper flakes
why the food service seasoning? those things tend to be heavily salted/filled with msg.. unless you don't like in the US I guess. but anyhow I would just use my own herbs, probably lots of basil..
I read that as 'relatively simple marijuana sauce.'
I buy it in bulk from a restaurant supply house near me because it's cheaper. This stuff isn't salted or MSG'd, though it does seem to consist almost entirely of dehydrated onion flakes and dried sweet basil.
>>3 Relative to what? O_o;
Relative to starting with a basket of fresh tomatoes, dicing them, coring them, and cooking them down to a tomato sauce base, THEN making marinara sauce. ^_^
"Scientists figure out how to make supermarket tomatoes taste like actual tomatoes" "Can't beat that actual tomato flavour!" (News Source: Science Alert) http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-figure-out-how-to-make-supermarket-tomatoes-taste-like-actual-tomatoes
In this thread, we talk about tea. We talk about what we drink. What tea goes good with. What we mix with tea. Etcetera. Forever. Let it begin.
TEA! Teateatea. I just love drinks in general, but tea is my favorite.
Wuxi Oolongs! I'm trying to get my hands on some Da Hong Pao, I have some Tie Luohan but I'm trying to ration it because it's 2fresh2furious.
I really like the variations in sweetness and the potential for powerful savory tastes in Oolongs. Iron Goddess is a great place to start if you're looking for the weird suspension between flowery lightness and hearty fullness to the liquor, and there's so much room to explore.
Also so many re-steeps and better with every steep. You can sit with a liter of water in a thermos and steep until your bladder gives way then heat up more water and then keep going.
I wouldn't really advise loose Pu-er. Messes with the fermentation and stuff and dries out way too quick, go for cakes.
I've pretty much disliked all teas except sweet tea, but recently I've been drinking lots of mugicha, like 2+ liters a day. Very soothing.
I just found out that I like Lady Grey more than Earl Grey. It's smoother than Earl Grey. I've been drinking the wrong tea all these years.
My favorite is gen mai cha, its such a cozy drink on a cold rainy day.
Avoid the fuck out of Prince of Peace brand. Worst tea I've ever tasted.
Organically grown in China... yeah, probably right next to an industrial facility.
How do I become a tea expert? I've started to drink tea regularly but, having no idea what I'm doing, I just get boxes from your average supermarket. All I've learned so far is I don't enjoy fruity teas.
i want ice cream
2 large poached eggs on delicious vogals type toast with butter.
A large helping of premium bacon, fried near crisp.
Fried mushrooms and tomato with a little cheese.
A few breakfast sausages.
A large hash brown
Tomato sauce on the side.
Large stack of pancakes on the side with maple syrup and butter/cream.
Large mug of good coffee.
Wasn't it Robert Heinlein who said in some of his books that breakfast is the most important meal of the day--because a Man of Action never knows when he may have the next opportunity to sit down and eat decent food--so you should eat as much as possible to "fuel up the machine?"
I know if I tried to eat that much at once for breakfast, I'd end up going back to bed and sleeping the rest of the day. ~_~;
I've always pronounced it jai-roh. My parents pronounce it jai-roh. I've never had a waiter or waitress point out that it was anything different when I've ordered one. A couple months ago I was talking about a gyro I had to an aquaintance and they had no idea what I was talking about. After I described it to them they said something like "Oh, you mean a gyro?", only they pronounced it sort of like 'year-oh' or 'euro'. What is the correct way to pronounce it? Are both ways acceptable, like tomato, or vase?
Is that i as in fit? As in having? As in pie?
>>41 "i" as in "having." It could also be written as "yee ro" and the accent should be on the first syllable.
Incorrect. The G is just a transliteration of the Greek letter gamma. Before iota or epsilon (i or e) gamma makes a sound similar to the Y in English. So it's not a silent letter, it's just a spelling convention we're not used to.
I pronounce it with the Y sound cuz thats what my grandfather did and he was real good with pronouncing words from Mediterranean cultures (also he was quite taken with the foods). Probably because he lived there for a while.