"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Health, Nutrition and Special Diets > Vegetarian/Vegan
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-29-2007, 05:35 PM   #11
Sous Chef
cliveb's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Posts: 655
I always claim to be a 96.7% vegetarian. I love cheese, I eat eggs, I very occasionally eat (minced) beef, I might eat the occasional sausage, I ate a small bit of chicken breast yesterday for the first time in about 6 months, and I'll eat fish and seafood when I'm at the beach. Add it all up, divide by 12 months and you get 96.7%...
Having said that, I'll eat ANY vegetable alive (or dead).
If you've decided to become vegetarian, you need to learn to balance your diet. It's no good just eating, for example, spinach and potatoes, because there are vitamins and minerals you'll need to make up.Pulses (lentils, beans, peas) are "2nd class" protein; ie. they have protein, like meat, but in much smaller quantities. Spinach and greens are rich in vitamins and iron. Tomatoes are full of vitamin C, etc., etc. You need to investigate this a bit in order to ensure proper balance, and I suggest the quickest way is to browse through your local book shop and find a good vegetarian cook book.
Cooking with vegetables is far, far more exciting than cooking with meat. I mean, how many ways can you skin a cat? Boiled, fried, roasted, grilled, poached, or sautéed.!
And what gives meat loads of flavour? The vegetables and herbs and spices you add, of course!! What's more, you can combine lots of vegetables together, which you can't do with meat. Where would your burger be without pickles, lettuce, tomato, onions and FRIES??
Try making a chili without vegetables...
Or a casserole with just meat...

cliveb is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.