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Old 03-06-2007, 02:44 PM   #1
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Hello all!

Just a quick hello. My name is Cassie, 29 yers old, from Montreal (Quebec) and I'm a Vegetarian chef. I specialise in Vegetarian and Vegan fare but I'm, quite funnily enough, an omnivore and enjoy meat and dairy fairly regularly.

This looks like a fun place to hang out!

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Old 03-06-2007, 02:55 PM   #2
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Welcome, I might just need few of your recipes, as i love meat, but understand importants of vegetables in my diet. You might have a good idea what would or would not taste good to a meat lover in the vegitarian place.
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:02 PM   #3
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:09 PM   #4
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Hey Charlie.

I know what you mean. Some veggie cooks seem to think that healthy means bland. It really doesn't need to be. Let me know if you have veggies in mind. I'll be happy to help you out with a couple recipes.

Shpj - thanks!
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:19 PM   #5
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Looking at you blog right now.
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:31 PM   #6
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Cool :) Let me know your thoughts. I had the site a few years ago but then some worm squished my site and I had to start it all over again so its very bare :(
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:32 PM   #7
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Is there vegetarian sour cream substitude? But not soy/rice sour cream, I hate that stuff?
Looks like some intresting recipes there.
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:36 PM   #8
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I have a recipe for sour cream substitute if you want non dairy. But it uses silken tofu. If you just want something more healthful, plain greek yogurt can do the trick.
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:57 PM   #9
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Welcome! As an omnivore who just happens to make a lot of vegetarian meals I look forward to your posts!
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:34 PM   #11
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Yes, please post your recipe. I do need NON-dairy substitude.
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:39 PM   #12
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Hi and welcome! I'm a vegetarian and love reading veggie blogs! I just book marked yours and look forward to trying some recipes on it!

My husband is not a vegetarian and thinks its very cool you are a veggie chef but still like meat and dairy!
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hi! Cool blog!
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:51 PM   #14
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CK, welcome aboard.

We are not vegetarians at all, but often eat vegetarian dishes, not just as sides, simply because we like many of them.

Your blog looks great, have to spend some more time looking at it.

Thought it was interesting the way you mix English and metric measurements, even in the same recipe.

Just curious, is that something Canadians are used to doing?

Welcome aboard and am looking forward to your posts.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:16 PM   #17
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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.:

Ingredients
  • 1oz package soft or silken tofu
  • 1tbsp oil
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 2tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tbsp tamari
Instructions

blend in a blender or food processer until smooth.

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
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Thank you. What's Tamari?
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