Vegetarians ( and Vegans ) Thread!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by yankeedoodle300, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I'm not vegan and I do eat my eggs, so I can't answer that part - however I am surprised you are getting all the 'slaughter' questions.. I don't eat my chickens either, nor do I raise them for meat, but when I had to 'cull' a seriously ill chicken a few weeks back my co-workers acted like I was Hannibal Lecter. And they all eat chicken - so why is my putting down an ill chicken so horrifying? I'd rather have your coworkers..

    As for the egg-eating, I am also on veggie boards and the hardcore vegan types insist the eggs must be fed back to the chickens. I personally see no problems eating the eggs from my chickens since I know they are well taken care of, but that's completely up to you! =)

    If you sell the eggs to friends and coworkers, think of it this way - for each dozen they buy from YOUR chickens, that's one battery hen dozen they won't be buying.
     
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  2. blessedchick

    blessedchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure why non-vegetarians feel the need to tease us veggies about eating meat/eggs and to try to "catch us messing up" when they can. I don't feel that there are any rules about our diets - it is a personal choice and we eat what we feel comfortable eating and this is what I usually tell them. I have been vegetarian for 40+ years and cut out almost all dairy/eggs about 3 years ago. I plan on eating the eggs that my chickies produce if I want to, selling them and giving them to a soup kitchen for the majority of the time. No one should be judging us on our choice of diet; I'll leave that to God! :)
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I tried something new this weekend and I wanted to share. Kale Chips!! Anyone tried these before? I didn't think it would turn out ok but it did.

    Ingredients:
    Kale
    Olive Oil Spray or Olive Oil (liquid)
    Salt


    *Wash your Kale
    *Spray with Olive Oil or rub with Olive Oil liquid
    *Sprinkle just a little salt or other favorite seasoning
    *Place on baking or cookie sheet
    *Place in oven ~ 300 degrees for 30 minutes.
    *Take out and let it set for 1 minute (to cool).
    *Then enjoy a HEALTHY crispy Kale Chip (just as crispy as a potato chip) :drool



    If anyone decides to try this, please let me know how you like it.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    1. I've been a vegetarian my entire life so being "Teased' for being a veggie has basically been the norm for me. Luckily I'm one of those people who no longer care what other people think about me.

    2. I'm a vegetarian but I do not eat eggs. Your best bet for selling them would be:
    • Posting a Ad on craigslist
    • Selling to neighbors, friends, family
    • Some restaurants may by your eggs off of you
    • You could also blow out your eggs and sell them for crafts
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Those sound delicious!! [​IMG]
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I'm going to buy the Morningstar Farms[​IMG] Veggie Dogs today. I hope they are yummy. :)
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    They sound delicious right now. I had veggie corn dogs earlier and they were just eh
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Ok, I bought the veggie dogs and will having them tomorrow for lunch.

    I want to try tofu but I am clueless as how to cook it. Can someone help me please? :oops:
     
  9. blessedchick

    blessedchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I LOVE just about anything from Morningstar farms! They can be pretty pricey sometimes but there are usually coupons out there for some type of discount.

    I always buy the extra firm tofu - I like the texture better than the softer ones. Tofu tends to pick up any flavor that you put with it, so I like to stir fry it with veggies and soy sauce or (best of all) peanut sauce. Or cut it up into smallish chunks and use it to replace meat in a Mexican dish. Be creative...since it is tasteless it is easy to bury it with something spicy!
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I went to an Asian Market on my lunch break and :th.

    I need to take a 1/2 day off just to look at everything. I was overwhelmed. Sooooooooooooo much stuff in there. Great seasonings and spices. I could have skipped seeing the octopus hanging in the freezer section. :/
    And the "Black Meat" (as was the name on the package of frozen silkie meat was scary). :oops:
     

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