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View Poll Results: I think fake meat products are:
yummy and we enjoy them 55 67.90%
just wrong-- if you are going to be veg, be pure 26 32.10%
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#31 of 37 Old 12-24-2002, 11:05 AM
 
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I was also looking for an "other" choice. I think on the whole, the idea of "meat subsitutes" is not something that fit's our lifestyle. However, I do have a weakness for the occasional veggie burger! I'm glad to see resturants serving them, but prefer a good veggie sandwich or salad myself.

I don't consider tofu to be a "fake meat" product. Perhaps I'm deceiving myself. We do eat tofu often and love it cooked a variety of ways.

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We're not vegetarian but we really like tofurkey deli slices and it's one way I can get protein into my 4 year old. My kids also like Tofu Pups. And we all love tempeh burgers, though that's not really meat sub.
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Is anyone here familiar with the group "The Arrogant Worms"? They have a hilarious song called "Carrot Juice is Murder." It talks about the slaughter of turnips, the screams of the vegetables as their skins are peeled, gardening as oppression to vegetables, uncaging tomatoes, setting potted plants free, not mashing the poor potatoes. I first heard it at a concert with a mostly vegetarian crowd and everyone loved it.

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I have cut down on them quite a bit. But when the kids want "chicken" I would rather it be fake! (and so would they!) Some of it isn't too bad either. I really like veggie burgers!


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Well, we are slowly making the turn to vegetarian, and we really enjoy some of the "fake meats"

Dh eats the gardenburger riblets...and we really enjoy the morningstar sausage patties.

But I think, like everything, you have to eat it in moderation. It is not an "every night" type of food....

it would be the same if we were drinking soy milk constantly etc...too much is not a good thing.

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I know it's soooo bad, but I am addicted to Morningstar chix patties. I can't believe I'm admitting this, I probabably eat them twice a week. They're really good with spaghetti. I also pack my daughter sandwhiches with fake turkey and bologna. I know I should give it all up but they are really convienient.
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We don't eat red meat, but still eat poultry.
We use Gimme Lean...both the sausage and beef flavor.
I have a soft spot for my mom's beed stew - and I don't eat red meat - so I got the recipe from her and made it with gimme lean!! Worked great!
I make Chili with it - yummy!! And Jambalaya with it as well! Turns out great.
We also eat Boca and Gardenburgers.
Never could do the fake hot dogs...but I found really good organic chicken ones with no nitrites.

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