Going Vegetarian? Or Vegan? – Here are some answers to many of the issues that crop up.
What is a vegetarian?
They don’t eat fish. Fish … is meat. They don’t eat chicken. Chicken … is meat. They don’t eat the occasional steak. Steak … is meat. People who eat fish, chicken and meat are NOT vegetarians. They are meat eaters.
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The unexpected vegetarian guest
What to do when a vegetarian arrives for a meal unexpectedly?
You’ve made your meal. The guests arrive on time. It’s getting off to a great start, when suddenly one of them announces they don’t eat meat.
A bit late now. What do you do? I will give you some quick fixes but first, how does this happen?
Read how to deal with: The unexpected vegetarian guest
Vegatarians and Protein
This is a huge big deal. Meat, although not the best protein source provides at least some. A human body can make carbohydrates from protein or fat. It can’t easily make all the required protein. Protein must be provided for the body.
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Dining out with a Vegetarian
A meal out is a great way to avoid cooking and doing the dishes. It’s also a perfect way to relax and socialise. What’s it like for a vegetarian? Well firstly we can only choose from about 10% of the menu at…..
Find out what it is like: Dining out with a vegetarian
Vegetarians and Alcohol
Alcohol has been around for eons. Long before sliced bread, Toblerone and Coca Cola. Alcohol is natural and has been used in ceremonies and by ancient peoples as far back…..
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Why do people become Vegetarian?
There are two types of vegetarians. Those who choose to be vegetarain and those whose religious beliefs dictate they must be….
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Vegetarianism – How far is too far?
I must be honest I haven’t met too many people with extreme food preferences. But I would say that raw foodies and fruitarians could be challenging….
Our take on: Vegetarianism – How far is too far?
The Vegetarians larder and freeezer
My top food cupboard and freezer staples…..
What the Vegetarian needs in their: Vegetarian Larder and Freezer
The Low Carb Vegetarian
Low carb diets have been on a roller coaster ride and back. Once upon a time Dr Atkins had a plethora of disciples who all lost……
What do the experts say about Low Carb?: Low Carb Vegetarians
The Vegetarians Kitchen gadgets
Karen’s top kitchen gadgets for the Vegetarian
Find out what gadgets the Vegetarian should have in their kitchen: Kitchen Gadgets
Cooking with tofu
Adventurous foodies who venture to cook with tofu are usually bitterly dissappointed. And I’m not surprised….
Read more about tofu and how to cook with it: Cooking with tofu
Cooking with paneer
Paneer is a dairy protein. It’s not easily found in Western food stores, but is widely used in Indian food and curries.
Find out more about paneer and what to do with it: Cooking with paneer
Cooking with TVP
TVP aka textured vegetable protein has been around for a long time. It’s a boon for vegetarians in that it is a wonderful low fat source of protein.
All about TVP and how you can use it: Cooking with TVP
Cooking with seitan
You probably don’t know it but you’re already eating seitan!
What is seitan and how do you use it? Find out more: Cooking with seitan
Cooking with agar agar
Vegetarians do not eat gelatine! It’s a byproduct of animal skins, hooves and bones. So vegetarains don’t eat jelly beans, marshmallows, trifle or any jelly based desert. I wonder how many vegetarians actually know that?
Read all about agar agar and its uses: Cooking with agar agar
Vegetarians and ill health
I often hear of vegetarians struggling with their health. Just the other day I was looking for a recipe book and the young lady helping me was a newish vegetarian. She was saying her hair was thinning, her nails had gone soft and she was tired all the time….
Learn about being a healthy vegetarian: Vegetarians and ill health