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Old 02-07-2010, 12:13 PM   #1
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Question Is a vegan foodie okay with yall?

Going into my reasons for being vegan may not be appropriate to these forums, so I will just say that I am a person who eats a purely plant-based diet. I've always been fascinated by food, even before becoming vegan and enjoy a wide range of tastes. For me, veganism has mostly just opened up a whole new world where you place your focus on all the fascinating dishes and cooking techniques for veggies, grains, and legumes. I've been looking for a place to post some of my recipes, including some of my most basic ones and was wondering if this community was open to it.

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Old 02-07-2010, 12:15 PM   #2
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We're open to anything food related here. Welcome.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:15 PM   #3
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Fine by me!! Im vegetarian, not vegan. Just got back from a food and wine festival, where I saw Christina Pirello ( vegan PBS show) do a cooking demo and sampled her pea stuffed ravioli. I look forward to seeing/ trying some of your recipes.

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Old 02-07-2010, 05:55 PM   #4
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Being vegan is alright. Its ok to eat veggies especially if cooked well. I am not sure though if I can be a vegan.. lol
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:15 PM   #5
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I can put up with a vegan if you can put up with a non-vegan!

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Old 02-07-2010, 09:43 PM   #6
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welcome vegan!!

The produce department of my grocery store is my favorite of all.I seem to buy a little of this and a little of that and think I'm really doing myself and family a favor by buying so many vegies.However when I get home these vegies get smotherd in cheese,butter,salt and pretty much anything I can think of to make them taste better to me, and ruin any healthy benifits they had.I for one welcome you because I am getting pretty fat and would really like some recipies from someone that embraces this diet.I do hope you post some.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:30 AM   #7
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CookLikeJulia: I am certainly not expecting any conversions -- it'd be like me sharing some of my New Mexican cooking and expecting everyone to move to New Mexico after eating it. Not too much to ask, is it? ;) I see this as just a chance to share the little I know and benefit from the lot this community knows. :)

Wanna be: With a lot of vegetables (like potatoes or asparagus), you can simply toss them in some EVOO along with some crushed cloves of garlic, coarse salt and coarse ground pepper and bake in a pyrex pan uncovered at about 360C until tender but not dried out, and they will be good. Try this with asparagus or brussel sprouts sliced in half. It's perhaps not a low fat way to eat veggies, but it's veggies with a good fat on them.

Thanks for the positive feedback everyone! It sounds like I will enjoy it here.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:15 AM   #8
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Hey, Froggy. There's a handful of vegan/vegetarians floating around here. It's good to see you joining the ranks.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:46 AM   #9
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All meals should contian a healthy portion of veg and or fruit. Hopefully you will get some of us out our veggie comfort zones with your recipes.
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here's my vegan comfort zone =)

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