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Is there already one? If so, please direct me, and I'll delete this!<br>
Everyone having wonderfully meat-free holidays? At Sam's Club yesterday, there were more people and sample-givers than I've ever seen there... last weekend day before Christmas, I suppose!<br>
But anyhow, I'm thinking great, how much fried shrimp (chikn, ham, etc) on a toothpick will be shoved in my face today? But actually the biggest sample-giver set up was for dips and she had 4 huge tables set in a square, and on each table was a different bread with different dips... hummus, guac, med. dips... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"> ! I was in Sam's Club heaven, I believe.<br><br>
Does anyone have a recipe for a breafast sausagey type thing? I love the Morningstar ones, but the price... and *all* the ingrediants... blech!
 

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No, I wouldn't mind. I think someone asked on another thread if I had one since I've made some great braised greens with sausage but I use the Gimme Lean sausage. Less ingredients than Morningstar, and non-gmo to boot! I'd stay away from the morningstar stuff (other than because I'm vegan) because they use GMOs in all their foods (corn and soy).<br><br>
I made a great Thanksgiving feast all vegan. Since then, we've gotten a bit bored of our usual foods so I'm looking here and online for new recipes, especially using in-season produce since we're broke and can't splurge on $8.00/lb asparagus anymore!<br><br>
Tonight we're having potato-kale soup - very easy<br><br>
4 med potatoes<br>
1 med onion<br>
3 cups kale chopped<br>
12 cloves garlic<br>
5 cups water<br><br>
boil, then simmer about 20 minutes until soft. Blend, then add big sploch of olive oil to the top of each bowl. With bread, yum!!! 2 cups of kale are about 1/3 to 1/2 of a bunch so you can make extra and re-heat.<br><br>
I just had a nice cup of hot cocoa with almond milk and Dagoba organic hot chocolate powder. Yum!!! Especially when it's so cold.<br><br>
I'm recovering from the flu I caught from TWO (2) very sick students. But you know what? It lasted only 4 days rather than 2 weeks and didn't go into my lungs like it used to before I was vegan. Woohoo!<br><br>
ETA: Yesterday we were taking my BIL out to a birthday lunch at this great vegan Japanese restaurant and at the table next to us were a family with two daughters. The eldest was about 5 and her dad was trying to get her to eat some broccoli tempura. He was saying "Don't you want a french fried tree? Try it, I know you like french fried trees!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hi I fell off the wagon and had some meat lately...mainly because we have been eating fast food way too much because dh is working every night late for Christmas. Now I am wanting to get back to all veggie and feel better.<br><br>
Does anyone have a good cajun gumbo recipe? my dh loves Zatarains but I hate all the yucky stuff that is in it.
 

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PikkuMyy could you tell me what your source is for the gmo in morningstar? We have been eating their okara patties because they don't have corn in them, and it says the soy is organic. Can you have organic gmos (I did not think that was possible)? We used to eat gimme lean, but when conagra bought them, they started using corn derivitives <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry">, so now I am allergic.<br><br>
Hey mamacarey, you can come eat at our house instead of fast food- tomorrow is sugee cake making day; it is going to me snacktorious.
 

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ChaYa in Berkeley? We ate there this summer when we were out there visiting family. The food was very good.
 

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Melissa - no, there's no such thing as organic and GMO so if it's organic, it's fine. The corn, OTOH, will be GMO. Morningstar is owned by Worthington/Kellogg's. There is a list at <a href="http://www.truefoodnow.org" target="_blank">www.truefoodnow.org</a>, an anti-GMO website run by GreenPeace which lists GMO and GMO-free alternative food items. I also like how it lists which companies own each product line. It's a great resource.<br><br><a href="http://www.truefoodnow.org/shoppersguide/guide_printable.html" target="_blank">http://www.truefoodnow.org/shoppersg...printable.html</a><br><br>
Click on the "meat and dairy alternatives" link. It looks like only some have GMOS.<br><br>
I don't like to support ConAgra by buying Gimme Lean so I only do it once in a while.<br><br>
Christa - You bet it was ChaYa! It's one of our very favorite restaurants. For appetizers, we shared Gyoza and Agedashi Tofu, and then I had a soba noodle soup with veggie tempura. Yum! I only rue the fact that we didn't find out about them until they had already been open for some months.
 

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I have returned to my veg ways. Why did I leave?<br><br>
Anyone have any good ideas/books for someone who is allergic to soy? I have a mild allergy where my face breaks out if I eat anything with soy in it and would like to have alternatives. I have the Moosewood cookbooks, but I would like an idea when it comes to covience food that does not contain soy, that is also organic.<br><br>
ETA: I also have an allergy to seafood (but not tuna??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: )
 

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hi -<br><br>
i'm scrounging around for a good appetizer/snacky type of food to make for X-mas at the in-laws. The problem is that it will be one of the only things I and dd will be able to eat, so I'd like it to be a bit substantive, you know, not like cheese puffs or whatever. I was thinking this nut-based meatballs that dh used to make, but does anyone have any other ideas? There will be potato chips, wieners, and chicken wrapped in bacon up the wazoo..... Plus I have been told that if I want anything to eat, I had better bring it myself, so I'm scrambling to create something portable. You think I could kind of pre-construct a stir-fry? Maybe I'll just go burrito style......I just hate all that "fake" meat, pre-made stuff, which of course is the most convenient.<br><br>
Someday I envision an all vegetarian family dinner where everything will be yummy and I won't get flack for "denying" dd, for still BFing her, and won't be told that my vegetarianism is, I kid you not, "lethal." Maybe when I'm the matriarch 50 years from now, huh? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br><br>
edited to say: hey marie, I eat soy *very* rarely and I rely a lot on Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian. Also, VegWeb has a ton of recipes. You should check them out if you haven't already. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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hello<br>
I find the great breakfast recipes at foodnetwork.com. I love them. There is always something new there. Please let me know what you find that way I can go check it out and if it is any good too.
 

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Thomi'sMommy, one of my favorite appetizers that is veggie, but also enjoyed by omnis is samosas. When we make them, we have to make alot because they are kind of addictive... ummm.<br>
Here's the recipe adapted from Wendy Hutton's Singapore food:<br>
one package of spring roll (egg roll) wrappers<br>
oil for frying<br>
3 medium potatoes cubed (I like to leave the skins on)<br>
1 yellow onion medium<br>
1 clove of garlic smashed<br>
1 TBS diced ginger or ginger paste<br>
4 oz of frozen peas<br>
1 tsp garam masala<br>
salt<br>
1 cup veggie broth<br><br>
Begin by boiling potatoes in veggie broth (and water if necessary). Fry onions, garlic, and ginger together in skillet until soft. Add potatoes and peas to skillet, sprinkle with garam masala and salt, and cook for 3-5 minutes gently stirring. Take off the fire when when peas and potatoes are done, and let cool. Heat oil for frying while preparing samosa wrappers.<br><br>
At counter, have a small bowl of water for dipping your fingers in and a damp towel. Lay a spring roll wrapper out on a plate, put the damp towel in the opened package of wrapper to keep them from drying out. put 1-2 TBS of the cooled potato mixture in the wrapper, and following instructions on the package for wrapping like a spring roll... usually somosas are wrapped in a triangular shape, but the egg roll shape goes so much faster. I usually double the wrappers because otherwise thin areas can burst in the oil. Use the water as glue to seal the openings shut. Place wrapped samosa in the oil to cook. Take out when golden brown on each side.<br><br>
Hope you like it. You can adapt and change veggies to your tastes or add tofu, etc.
 

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What a great idea! Thanks! I totally forgot how much I love samosas.<br><br>
What's not to love about fried food anyway? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I don't know what kind of food your dd likes, but my kids were pretty happy with this cold spring roll recipe the last time that I made it & it is very transportable if you wrap the rolls in saran wrap to keep them moist. You could skip the mint leaves if they are too expensive this time of year. Last time I made these, it was the end of summer & we had mint growing in our yard<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><a href="http://vegweb.com/recipes/ethnic/chinese26.shtml" target="_blank">http://vegweb.com/recipes/ethnic/chinese26.shtml</a>
 

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thanks for that recipe melissa- I'll have to try those too. BTW what is garam masala? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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Checking in here all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br>
Mamacarey, garam masala is a spice mixture, you can make your own or buy it (like curry powder). If you can't find any let me know, I'll get you a recipie.<br>
Well, it's that time again for my stepmothers x-mas eve where she refuses to make anything veg, not even anything I could pick the meat out of!<br>
So after 3 years of this, I think she must mean it to be a *tradition* fo her's so I'm going to need to bring food for my fam. Seems pretty stupid to me to not make food for half the damn people at your x-mas, but whatever.<br>
I was thinking of making a baked eggplant parmigana or a tamale pie.<br>
Any other ideas? I'm going to be taking the train over there and either need something I can make quick at my mom's before heading over there or soemthing easy to transport with 2 dc on public transportation <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Any suggestions?<br>
Merry Christmas ladies!
 

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PikkuMyy, thank you so much for that True Food Shopping List link!!<br><br>
Btw, does Veg = Vegan or Vegetarian?
 

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It's funny how meat eaters think that vegetarian food isn't FOOD at all and that we are just being stubborn and should eat meat because its just a "stupid diet" that we can go right back on afterwards.. :p i feel for you.<br>
We had an early xmas dinner at MILs and there were 4veg and 2 meat eaters.<br>
She did make us a box tofurkey thingie! yay that was yummy. but insisted on making EVERYTHING seperate (because she can't eat vegetarian food.. :p).. hehe. she wouldn't eat the vegan mashed potatoes.... :p
 

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I sound all militant.. hehehehehe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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PikkuMyy, thanks for the website info. I just took a look... I think I have been to the site before, but I have not double checked all of the foods I buy. I also take for granted that my coop tries to avoid gmos, so I didn't they would stock it; I should be a bit more vigilant. I did not see Boca on the list, do you know where they fall?
 

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Star - for the title of this thread, it means either. When people use it in general they can mean either, but I generally use it to refer to the idea of vegetarianism or veganism such as "veg people". Some people also use the term "veg*n" to refer to both.<br><br>
I think in these posts it means vegetarian. Either way, you're welcome to post, as we started these threads to provide a way to discuss all aspects of our dietary lifestyles, whether it's vegetarian snacks for 3-year-olds or how to ask co-workers to stop eating all of the veggie pizza at office parties, leaving us with only the meat!
 

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We use a terrific bean cookbook by (I think ) Barbara Bloomfield. Also, a co-worker has several seitan/wheat gluten cookbooks--there probably aren't too many of those out there, so a search should be pretty easy.
 
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