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Any other veggies here?

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:20 am
by Zara
Anyone?

I'd love to know I'm not the only one on IMVU who's vegetarian. :mrgreen:

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:04 pm
by oOChrissyOo
*Raises my hand....Yes, I am :), and a VERY picker eater also....heh.

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:11 pm
by Zara
oOChrissyOo wrote:
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:04 pm
*Raises my hand....Yes, I am :), and a VERY picker eater also....heh.
Yay! I'm not alone after all! :D

Although I can't say I'm picky about my food, I'll eat anything as long as it's not meat or fish. Not much of a sweet tooth though, I prefer savoury!

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:40 pm
by MandaMarie
I am not a vegetarian by any means as, I do eat meat and anything else that's tasty and follows my normal diet. But, I do eat quite a lot of raw veggies. More than a normal person would so, I am close to one I guess? ;p Every snack is always a vegetable and always raw.

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:57 pm
by WickedAngel
Not a vegie sorry...but do have some great vegie recipes if anyone's interested....including a vegie soup that's great, onion rings and potato latkes..oh and my mum's coleslaw recipe that has been making the rounds of my family for close on 70 years :lol:

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:13 pm
by oOChrissyOo
I'd DEF be interested in Veggie Recipes :)

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:36 pm
by Roy
I am vegetarian. It was not hard for me to "convert" since I was usually too poor to afford meat, though I was never too attracted to the idea of eating it.

XD I am a bit of an animal lover. I can afford some nice veggies now. I have a few rabbits. (Four actually...blame my partner, I was not going to go over two xD) and I love being able to feed them the scraps or giving them a few bits from an apple or something. I sometimes weed the dandelions for my dad and give some to the bunnies. They are edible and I sometimes try eating them, but most end up going to the buns.

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:27 pm
by Mairo
I was a veggie when I was a little kid until my grandma said I would die if I didn't eat meat, so she fed me meat and now.....the floodgates had been open and stayed open, meat galore

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:25 am
by Roy
Mairo wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:27 pm
I was a veggie when I was a little kid until my grandma said I would die if I didn't eat meat, so she fed me meat and now.....the floodgates had been open and stayed open, meat galore
I have heard some parents saying weird misinformation to get their kids to eat meat (mostly because they could not be bothered to make a seperate meal for the one kid or do not know how to)

That is the first time I have heard someone say that you would die just outright xD That seems so traumatising.

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:44 pm
by Twiddybird
I love animals and plants/veggies alike but I eat them ALL.. If it's fact that grass cries when you cut/mow it .. the aroma that you smell is indeed the grass sending out a distress signal then surely they have feelings too, I can't eat veg with a guiltless mind and not meat so to remedy this.. I eat it all. no favouritism :D

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:08 am
by LillyQues
♥ veggies!!
Although I'm not a vegetarian but always adding more & more veggies in to everything I make and enjoy savory over sweet. Recently seen an eggplant recipe shared on FB but base was marinara which isn't something I enjoy at all.. so trying to think of another type of savory sauce that wouldn't be overly loaded with bad fats or sodium.

~LillyQues ~
x♥x

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:11 pm
by WickedAngel
LillyQues wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:08 am
♥ veggies!!
Although I'm not a vegetarian but always adding more & more veggies in to everything I make and enjoy savory over sweet. Recently seen an eggplant recipe shared on FB but base was marinara which isn't something I enjoy at all.. so trying to think of another type of savory sauce that wouldn't be overly loaded with bad fats or sodium.

~LillyQues ~
x♥x
why not use a relish type sauce...I have one somewhere that I use when I make chicken parmas...it's made out of tomatoes, garlic and other nice vegie/herb stuff....

will find and post it shortly...along with a few others (been stressing over child in second last high school year..

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:40 pm
by Mairo
Roy wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:25 am
Mairo wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:27 pm
I was a veggie when I was a little kid until my grandma said I would die if I didn't eat meat, so she fed me meat and now.....the floodgates had been open and stayed open, meat galore
I have heard some parents saying weird misinformation to get their kids to eat meat (mostly because they could not be bothered to make a seperate meal for the one kid or do not know how to)

That is the first time I have heard someone say that you would die just outright xD That seems so traumatising.
She was not trying to scare me or trying to be lazy, she actually thinks that not eating meat will kill you, but her health is all messed up. xD

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:57 pm
by WickedAngel
Mairo wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:40 pm
Roy wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:25 am
Mairo wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:27 pm
I was a veggie when I was a little kid until my grandma said I would die if I didn't eat meat, so she fed me meat and now.....the floodgates had been open and stayed open, meat galore
I have heard some parents saying weird misinformation to get their kids to eat meat (mostly because they could not be bothered to make a seperate meal for the one kid or do not know how to)

That is the first time I have heard someone say that you would die just outright xD That seems so traumatising.
She was not trying to scare me or trying to be lazy, she actually thinks that not eating meat will kill you, but her health is all messed up. xD
My daughter has a couple of vegies in her year level at high school and all of them have health issues because they have to pop vitamins to cover what they don't get from their food...I get they don't want to kill animals and so forth, but a growing body needs certain things to make it healthier for it to grow to it's full potential....but some won't see it that way..

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:10 am
by Zara
WickedAngel wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:57 pm
My daughter has a couple of vegies in her year level at high school and all of them have health issues because they have to pop vitamins to cover what they don't get from their food...I get they don't want to kill animals and so forth, but a growing body needs certain things to make it healthier for it to grow to it's full potential....but some won't see it that way..
They have health issues because they have a poor diet, not because it's a vegetarian one.

I have been vegetarian since I was 9 years old and my body has grown just fine. I compete in triathlons and our yearly iron man contest where a few years ago I came 3rd out of more than 90 other women and 42nd overall. A busted knee holds me back nowadays, not my vegetarianism.

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:52 pm
by WickedAngel
Zara wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:10 am
WickedAngel wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:57 pm
My daughter has a couple of vegies in her year level at high school and all of them have health issues because they have to pop vitamins to cover what they don't get from their food...I get they don't want to kill animals and so forth, but a growing body needs certain things to make it healthier for it to grow to it's full potential....but some won't see it that way..
They have health issues because they have a poor diet, not because it's a vegetarian one.

I have been vegetarian since I was 9 years old and my body has grown just fine. I compete in triathlons and our yearly iron man contest where a few years ago I came 3rd out of more than 90 other women and 42nd overall. A busted knee holds me back nowadays, not my vegetarianism.
I always wondered about that Zara....and of course most teenagers are picky eaters as well....but two of the girls are 'tallish' and are starting to stoop already...one of the girls dad is a chef and he cooks really healthy meals and still the daughter has issues......

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:34 am
by Extinction
I am not a vegetarian, but I am very much pro veggies.

Whilst I love the taste and versatility with meats, especially chicken, I'm completely okay if I couldn't eat them any longer if I had to.
I was raised that if I didn't wat what was made, I didn't eat at all, and trust me, a few nights I went hungry.
But my parents were good parents, and showed me that just because I don't like something one way, to always try it another.
Which is why I ate everything with Ketchup when I was a kid LOL.

But besides all that, vegetables are great. They often can be cooked in so many varying ways that it's almost a challenge to find a way you can't cook them.

Alas, meat will probably be a very strong presence in my life tho. My husband, when I first met him was a mega meat man.. and slowly but surely I got him into eating veggies. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with IBS along side with Acid Reflex and we're still in the process of finding out if he has Diverticulitis.
AKA; most vegetables that cause gas, have seeds/small "objects" (for lack of words), spice, and acidic levels are a no go, nearly wiping out majority of vegetables. (This also doesn't include his personal dislikes... I swear I will get him to eat brussel sprouts, or as he says, "alien pods")

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:53 am
by Zara
Extinction wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:34 am
"alien pods"
Alien pods xD

I totally get that, I hated them when I was young because Mum would overcook them but now I can't get enough of them. I just barely show them the boiling water so that they stay crisp and fresh! I also love left over Brussels mashed up and mixed with lashings of malt vinegar, it's something I'd really recommend if he's okay with the vinegar. :mrgreen:

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:28 pm
by Varsha
Not a vegetarian but love vegetarian food and being from India cook a lot of it.

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:02 pm
by Extinction
Zara wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:53 am
Extinction wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:34 am
"alien pods"
Alien pods xD

I totally get that, I hated them when I was young because Mum would overcook them but now I can't get enough of them. I just barely show them the boiling water so that they stay crisp and fresh! I also love left over Brussels mashed up and mixed with lashings of malt vinegar, it's something I'd really recommend if he's okay with the vinegar. :mrgreen:
Yeah my mum used to over cook them as well... it wasn't until my grandmother steamed them that I then started to like them.

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:13 am
by Zara
Varsha wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:28 pm
Not a vegetarian but love vegetarian food and being from India cook a lot of it.
Oh don't! ... Now I'm craving saag paneer and it's only 9am! :o

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:52 am
by SqkyC
I was vegan for many, many years. Not so much due to ethical consideration as dietary issues. I learned to cook 'alternate' recipes for all sorts of things, (never did figure out a good vegan meringue though!) often having to travel to the nearest city to find ingredients at a time when there were no ready made vegan products available. Well, not in this area anyway. I live in beef country.

I haven't been completely vegan for a while now, though I probably would feel better if I were. Animal products.. while some of them I can digest ok it is just better without them. I'd love to swap recipe ideas. :)

Re: Any other veggies here?

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:15 pm
by xWolfSpiritCSSx
I'm not a veggie BUT, I have 2 really good recipes from my grandma. 1 is a really yummy soup, that even my kids loved growing up. The other is a non-mayo potato salad, it's sweet/sour and most that taste it love it. Let me know, I'm happy to share.