Yes, indeed, we use metric and English all the time. It's very interchangeable. Mix in the fact that I'm French Canadian and you have a real melting pot of weird vocabulary going on there.
I added myself to the map. W00t!
I think the word omnivore is far more fair. I like meat but within reason and I can go days without eating any of it. Just relying on beans, grains and dairy to be my source of protein. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE slow cooked meats, barbecues, etc. Just sometimes, tofu, tempeh, or seitan just hits the spot a million times better.
For the faux sour cream, here goes. This comes from the cookbook, la Dolce Vegan from Sarah Kramer (govegan.net) - very cool vegan lady. I'm a big fan of her books.:
blend in a blender or food processer until smooth.
- 1oz package soft or silken tofu
- 1tbsp oil
- 1tbsp lemon juice
- 2tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1tsp sugar
- 1tsp salt
- 1tbsp tamari
This normally keeps for up to 3 days.
So thanks all for the very warm welcome. I've already learned alot by going through the forum about braising.. :D