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I'm not a vegetarian anymore but I don't purchase meat (gladly will partake in the flesh if it's offered to me at someones house tho cuz it's delicious). 

 

Kinda bored of my go to meals lately so I thought it would be cool to share some recipes here. 

 

Yesterday I looked up a vegetarian taco recipe and all this talk of Jackfruit came up and now I'm real curious. Anyone try it, apparently has a similar texture to pork so its a great substitute for a carnita. 

 

I'll post my thoughts if I get around to making it

 

http://www.theedgyveg.com/2015/04/20/jackfruit-carnitas-pulled-pork-tacos/

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Never even heard of it before. I went to the place called Le Pickup in Montreal a couple months back and had a vegetarian pulled pork sandwich and they used tofu skins, it was sooooooo goooooooodddddddd

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There is a place near me that has jackfruit bbq pulled pork that's an incredible vegetarian junk food. Really excellent.

 

They also have a tempeh rueben that's very tasty. 

 

I'll see if I can dig up any of the recipes that I've made lately that were good.

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Alright I'll definitely try the jackfruit taco recipe this weekend!

 

I used to love bolognese sauces and I've figured out some decent vegetarian versions. After years of eating TVP the flavour is kinda wearing on me, it's pretty impossible to change its foundational flavour.  Next time I'm gonna try this one,

 

https://thehappyfoodie.co.uk/recipes/veggie-bolognese-loadsa-veg-lentils-and-parmesan

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That's is generally what I go for, largely consume veggie stir fries and shit like that. I am pretty wary of processed shit made

to taste like meat, that's why the jackfruit is interesting.

Probably rely on tofu for my protein too much though. for whatever reason I don't cook beans much, just can't get siked on em but I never dislike eating them. Sick of chilis cuz it's  such a winter staple 

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46 minutes ago, Lana Del Rey said:

 

Why does anyone care about this?

 

Mostly cuz of weird ass chemicals used to get it to chew or taste a certain way. Bought some veggie burgers last month that made my stomach feel so fucked up. My stomach is garbage in general tho so I try to be careful about what I eat

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I love beans tho, that's like the number 1 protein source I use when cooking my own shit. Straight up canned beans are just soooooo easy to throw into burritos, quesadillas, tacos, whatever... it's barely even cooking but it's good!

 

I also have been making some real nice heirloom bean dishes using Rancho Gordo varieties, and those beans are so flavorful that it's kind of a different food from the stuff you get in most grocery store aisles. The possibilities are endless 

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8 minutes ago, Leo said:

because if you're trying to really go full veg and spend your days eating fake pork i think you are going to get very dissatisfied very quickly

 

It's very odd indeed to be angry at the idea of something that isn't meat being made into the shape of something that is generally made mostly of meat. Loads of people (in... America) get worked up to the point of frothing at the mouth over the idea of tofu being made into the shape of a turkey for crying out loud. Who cares? I mean, sausages and burgers don't naturally fall off animals anyway, do they? They're processed into shapes. A corn dog with no meat is no better or worse than one with meat, it's still unnatural filth.

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idk like I said I pretty much exclusively cook vegetarian so it's kinda hard to narrow down to suggestions, but salads are a thing you can kind of endlessly vary, from an easy mason jar lunch (http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/1049105/barley-feta-asparagus-salad-in-a-jar-recipe) to some fancy amazing shit

http://www.closetcooking.com/2013/04/roasted-cauliflower-and-mushroom-quinoa.html

http://themoveablefeasts.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/quinoa-roasted-broccoli-and-arugula-salad-with-feta/

http://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2013/11/autumn-butternut-squash-salad.html

 

soups are also great

http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/autumn-vegetable-soup.aspx

http://www.marthastewart.com/1049712/creamy-broccoli-white-bean-soup

http://www.sobremesa-blog.com/blog/ginger-lemongrass-infused-thai-soup (this is way more delicious than it has a right to be :wub: gotta make it again soon)

 

also something like a quinoa bowl sounds kinda dumb as a "recipe" but this shit can be really good and once you make a couple then you can just start throwing in whatever you feel like

http://ohmyveggies.com/recipe-peanutty-quinoa-bowls-two-make-baked-tofu/

http://www.veganinsanity.com/recipes/quinoa-lentils-greens-with-savoury-dressing/#.WNljfzvytEY (i reeeeally loved this dressing btw)

 

noodles are great

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/cashew-noodles-broccoli-and-tofu

 

layered veggie enchilada casserole is one of my go-tos for something relatively easy that makes a ton and can take whatever you feel like throwing in

http://www.recipebyphoto.com/roasted-vegetable-enchiladas/

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Lana Del Rey said:

 

It's very odd indeed to be angry at the idea of something that isn't meat being made into the shape of something that is generally made mostly of meat. Loads of people (in... America) get worked up to the point of frothing at the mouth over the idea of tofu being made into the shape of a turkey for crying out loud. Who cares? I mean, sausages and burgers don't naturally fall off animals anyway, do they? They're processed into shapes. A corn dog with no meat is no better or worse than one with meat, it's still unnatural filth.

i think trying to invoid most "unnatural filth" is the idea

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1 minute ago, dunderhead said:

Speaking of unnatural filth, I'm trying to track down those weird bleeding veggie burgers. Haven't had any luck on my trips to Whole Foods.

 

Anyone tried them?

 

Beyond Meat, right?

I'm curious about it, even though the idea of bleeding food is, like,.. Offputting?

Who's into blood, really.

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Yeah, those ones. To me, the "blood" isn't off putting since it is just beet juice or something.

 

I'm more grossed out that they seem to sell them in the actual meat section of the store. Seems like people that are very strict may write them off for that. Cross contamination and all that.

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31 minutes ago, ocean said:

idk like I said I pretty much exclusively cook vegetarian so it's kinda hard to narrow down to suggestions, but salads are a thing you can kind of endlessly vary, from an easy mason jar lunch (http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/1049105/barley-feta-asparagus-salad-in-a-jar-recipe) to some fancy amazing shit

http://www.closetcooking.com/2013/04/roasted-cauliflower-and-mushroom-quinoa.html

http://themoveablefeasts.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/quinoa-roasted-broccoli-and-arugula-salad-with-feta/

http://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2013/11/autumn-butternut-squash-salad.html

 

soups are also great

http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/autumn-vegetable-soup.aspx

http://www.marthastewart.com/1049712/creamy-broccoli-white-bean-soup

http://www.sobremesa-blog.com/blog/ginger-lemongrass-infused-thai-soup (this is way more delicious than it has a right to be :wub: gotta make it again soon)

 

also something like a quinoa bowl sounds kinda dumb as a "recipe" but this shit can be really good and once you make a couple then you can just start throwing in whatever you feel like

http://ohmyveggies.com/recipe-peanutty-quinoa-bowls-two-make-baked-tofu/

http://www.veganinsanity.com/recipes/quinoa-lentils-greens-with-savoury-dressing/#.WNljfzvytEY (i reeeeally loved this dressing btw)

 

noodles are great

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/cashew-noodles-broccoli-and-tofu

 

layered veggie enchilada casserole is one of my go-tos for something relatively easy that makes a ton and can take whatever you feel like throwing in

http://www.recipebyphoto.com/roasted-vegetable-enchiladas/

 

 

 

Fantastic, thanks for the links!!!

I love tofu too, just read stuff about how terrible the practices of growing soy are and all the bullshit that can be in it. For those concerned about the estrogen thing that has apparently been debunked 

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10 minutes ago, dunderhead said:

Speaking of unnatural filth, I'm trying to track down those weird bleeding veggie burgers. Haven't had any luck on my trips to Whole Foods.

 

Anyone tried them?

oh can you buy those in grocery stores? I thought only a specific restaurant in the states cooked with them and the company wasn't at a full commercial stage. 

 

I'm allllll for lab grown meat, hope that happens sooner than later

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wait somebody explain this bleeding veggie burger shit?????? is this meant to be appealing somehow??

 

true fact: i went full veg one day when my mom asked me to watch burgers she was cooking to make sure they didn't burn and i saw the oxidized red shit coming out of the patties, i believe i cried :)

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I was a vegetarian for like 3 years or something... worked at a camp and people would bring fish back from trip (artic char from the Yukon!!) and have amazing fish fries. So that broke me. After that I ate fish and I spent half of last year in Japan and I found it borderline impossible to avoid meat there and gave up basically right away. Now that I'm home I find it really easy to avoid eating meat but I'll gladly eat it if it's offered at a friends place or something.

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8 minutes ago, Leo said:

wait somebody explain this bleeding veggie burger shit?????? is this meant to be appealing somehow??

 

true fact: i went full veg one day when my mom asked me to watch burgers she was cooking to make sure they didn't burn and i saw the oxidized red shit coming out of the patties, i believe i cried :)

 

this is the FAQ for the burger thing

 

WHY IS IT IN THE MEAT SECTION?

Great question. Part of our Future of Protein vision is to reimagine the meat section as the Protein Section of the store. In this way, we can help people on their journey to eating more plant-based by allowing them to purchase plant-based foods in the section of the store where they are already purchasing other forms of protein. No pun intended, but we are meeting people where they are in their food journey and offering an easy switch!

WHY A BURGER FROM PLANTS THAT AIMS TO REPLICATE MEAT?

Our belief is that the best way to get people to eat less meat is by giving them what they love–in this case, a juicy delicious burger – without so many of the health, sustainability, and animal welfare downside of a traditional animal - based burger.

WHY DON'T YOU PUT THE BEYOND BURGER IN BOTH THE MEAT AND MEAT ALTERNATIVES SECTION OF THE STORE?

Dual-placement is a possibility but ultimately it's up to the retailer. Our goal of placing The Beyond Burger™ in, at a minimum, the meat section of the store is our attempt to help attract carnivores to the category and help change that meat case to the protein case."

WHAT KIND OF PROTEIN DO YOU USE?

The primary source of protein in The Beyond Burger™ comes from peas. It’s soy, gluten and GMO free.

HANG ON...IF THIS ISN’T BEEF, WHY ARE THE BURGERS RED?

Well, we used beets to do that! Amazing, right! We wanted to keep the whole experience of cooking burger as similar as possible for our flexitarian fans, so we’ve worked very hard to create a burger that changes color as you cook it just like animal protein.

WHY DOES THE BEYOND BURGER™ "BLEED"?

While we didn't design The Beyond Burger™ to "bleed" per se, the beets we use to give the patty a red-meat appearance have led some in the media to remark that the burger "bleeds" beet blood.

HOW DO YOU REBUILD MEAT WITHOUT GENETICALLY MODIFYING ANYTHING?

This question gets back to the company's basic thesis that meat's core parts - amino acids, lipids, trace elements, carbs and minerals - don't have exclusive residence in the animal kingdom. Our task is to eliminate the need for meat from animals and find the same or analogous materials in the plant kingdom. We are not inventing new materials but matching the plant equivalent and assembling it in the architecture of meat. And the way we do that assembly is similar to the simple process used to make pasta - we mix our plant-based ingredients, compress the mixture, and then shape it into final product (in our case, using a patty former).

HOW LONG HAD THE BEYOND BURGER BEEN IN DEVELOPMENT?

It’s really the culmination of 7+ years of work against our goal to understand meat, its composition, and associated sensory experience, better than anyone on the planet, and then rebuild that directly from plants.

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Just now, seanlewis said:

 

this is the FAQ for the burger thing

 

WHY IS IT IN THE MEAT SECTION?

Great question. Part of our Future of Protein vision is to reimagine the meat section as the Protein Section of the store. In this way, we can help people on their journey to eating more plant-based by allowing them to purchase plant-based foods in the section of the store where they are already purchasing other forms of protein. No pun intended, but we are meeting people where they are in their food journey and offering an easy switch!

WHY A BURGER FROM PLANTS THAT AIMS TO REPLICATE MEAT?

Our belief is that the best way to get people to eat less meat is by giving them what they love–in this case, a juicy delicious burger – without so many of the health, sustainability, and animal welfare downside of a traditional animal - based burger.

WHY DON'T YOU PUT THE BEYOND BURGER IN BOTH THE MEAT AND MEAT ALTERNATIVES SECTION OF THE STORE?

Dual-placement is a possibility but ultimately it's up to the retailer. Our goal of placing The Beyond Burger™ in, at a minimum, the meat section of the store is our attempt to help attract carnivores to the category and help change that meat case to the protein case."

WHAT KIND OF PROTEIN DO YOU USE?

The primary source of protein in The Beyond Burger™ comes from peas. It’s soy, gluten and GMO free.

HANG ON...IF THIS ISN’T BEEF, WHY ARE THE BURGERS RED?

Well, we used beets to do that! Amazing, right! We wanted to keep the whole experience of cooking burger as similar as possible for our flexitarian fans, so we’ve worked very hard to create a burger that changes color as you cook it just like animal protein.

WHY DOES THE BEYOND BURGER™ "BLEED"?

While we didn't design The Beyond Burger™ to "bleed" per se, the beets we use to give the patty a red-meat appearance have led some in the media to remark that the burger "bleeds" beet blood.

HOW DO YOU REBUILD MEAT WITHOUT GENETICALLY MODIFYING ANYTHING?

This question gets back to the company's basic thesis that meat's core parts - amino acids, lipids, trace elements, carbs and minerals - don't have exclusive residence in the animal kingdom. Our task is to eliminate the need for meat from animals and find the same or analogous materials in the plant kingdom. We are not inventing new materials but matching the plant equivalent and assembling it in the architecture of meat. And the way we do that assembly is similar to the simple process used to make pasta - we mix our plant-based ingredients, compress the mixture, and then shape it into final product (in our case, using a patty former).

HOW LONG HAD THE BEYOND BURGER BEEN IN DEVELOPMENT?

It’s really the culmination of 7+ years of work against our goal to understand meat, its composition, and associated sensory experience, better than anyone on the planet, and then rebuild that directly from plants.

this is so fucking stupid and makes me feel like a spencer

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1 hour ago, Leo said:

wait somebody explain this bleeding veggie burger shit?????? is this meant to be appealing somehow??

 

true fact: i went full veg one day when my mom asked me to watch burgers she was cooking to make sure they didn't burn and i saw the oxidized red shit coming out of the patties, i believe i cried :)

 

i hope you never reproduce. vegetarian cucks like you would have never made it out of the stone age

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