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Old 01-21-2008, 08:12 PM   #11
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I like the idea of using liquid smoke. I add black beans to a lot of stuff. Black Bean sandwiches are good too.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:14 PM   #12
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Yeah, I love the smokey flavor, but being a vegetarian i have to compromise a little. The liquid smoke adds a nice touch, as long as not too much is added, since it is definately potent, and has a vinegar-like affect , so use with caution. I also add it to my chili too :) and occasionally when i make lo mein.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:30 PM   #13
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Being a vegetarian how do you accumulate the needed fats & oils into your diet? We had a lot of trouble finding foods & recipes rich in these nutritional values.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:50 PM   #14
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To be perfectly honest, I dont pay too much attention to it. I eat a lot of the 'fake meat ' products, mostly the morning star farm brand. Although Im a vegetarian, Im not a vegan or a health freak, so I do eat Cheese and other dairy products. Ive been a vegetarian about 20 years and im still breathing, so I guess im doing something right :) Actually, my choleesterol and triglycerides are kinda hi, but im working on it .
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:06 AM   #15
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Being a vegetarian how do you accumulate the needed fats & oils into your diet? We had a lot of trouble finding foods & recipes rich in these nutritional values.
Omega 3's in ground flax seed that I add daily to oatmeal or scrambles. I cook with olive oil and use extra virgin for dressings. Nuts and seeds are also in my diet daily, small amounts to get those healthy fats.

Being a healthy vegetarian is not difficult, it just takes some interest in educating yourself about getting the right protein, fat and carbs. I cook with lots of lentils, beans, quinoa and loads of veggies. I don't eat to many fake meat products, I also love tofu but only a couple times per week.

I'm looking forward to making some black bean soup later this week!
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Omega 3's in ground flax seed that I add daily to oatmeal or scrambles.
You do realize, I hope, that the ALA omega 3 fatty acids available from flaxseeds must be converted to EPA, and then DHA, omega 3 fatty acids by your body, and that the efficiency rate for this conversion is somewhere between 5% and 15%, right? That's an awful lot of flaxseed.
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