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<span style="font-family:Verdana;">Hi! I'm Sarah, and totally new here!<br><br><br><br>
I guess I was looking for support because I am a strict vegetarian and do not eat fish...until today. When I ate a stupid tuna sub. I now feel extremely guilty and unhappy and feel like a failure.<br><br><br><br>
It's always been tuna, too. Always. Not baby back ribs or steak, just tuna. And that's about the only type of seafood I even like! This sounds strange, but does anybody know of any tuna substitutes out there? Maybe I'll just be a tuna-eating vegetarian...lol!<br><br><br><br>
Well, just needed to rant for a bit! Does anybody else have a random, persistent meat craving?</span>
 

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Eating tuna makes you a pescetarian, not a vegetarian.<br><br><br><br>
I once made a raw vegan mock tuna [it's called Crab Delight, but it tastes like tuna].<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.fromsadtoraw.com/Recipes/CrabDelight.htm" target="_blank">Crab Delight</a><br><br><br><br>
There is also a product called Tuno you can try.<br><br><br><br>
And here is the link to VegWeb's Seafood Substitute recipes for vegans. The very first one listed is "Mock Tuna Salad".<br><br><br><br><a href="http://vegweb.com/index.php?board=326.0" target="_blank">VegWeb Seafood Alternatives</a><br><br><br><br>
Best of luck.
 

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Tuno!? Yay! I really hope they have it around here (I live in the US, NJ)<br><br><br><br>
If only I could tune out my parents and friends...they will NOT shut up about the benefits of eating fish...which you can obviously get elsewhere.
 

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Eating fish actually doesn't have a ton of health benefits, and eating fish does not have any <i>extra</i> health benefits that you can't get from a vegetarian diet.<br><br><br><br>
Word of Caution: I have not tried Tuno and I have yet to hear anything good about it so go about trying it at your own risk. I personally would suggest homemade recipes because you can make it how you like it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
Tuno is a Worthington product. They are owned by Kellogg. I haven't seen it anywhere near me, but you might be able to order it offline. I can't find it on the Worthington site, though.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.kelloggs.com/cgi-bin/brandpages/product.pl?brand=221&company=41&template=frozen" target="_blank">Worthington Loma Linda Website</a>
 

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I think chickpeas make a good substitute. Just get a can of them and put them in a bowl, add some mayo then mash it with a fork. IMO it tastes very similar, add some spices to make it better. Works great with Vegenaise.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SonicIggy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I think chickpeas make a good substitute. Just get a can of them and put them in a bowl, add some mayo then mash it with a fork. IMO it tastes very similar, add some spices to make it better. Works great with Vegenaise.</div>
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Oohh ... that sounds good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SonicIggy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I think chickpeas make a good substitute. Just get a can of them and put them in a bowl, add some mayo then mash it with a fork. IMO it tastes very similar, add some spices to make it better. Works great with Vegenaise.</div>
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Adding some kelp powder to it makes it taste even more like tuna. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Tuno!? Yay! I really hope they have it around here (I live in the US, NJ)<br><br><br><br>
If only I could tune out my parents and friends...they will NOT shut up about the benefits of eating fish...which you can obviously get elsewhere.</div>
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you can get what you need from alot of things besides fish just ignore them
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SonicIggy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I think chickpeas make a good substitute. Just get a can of them and put them in a bowl, add some mayo then mash it with a fork. IMO it tastes very similar, add some spices to make it better. Works great with Vegenaise.</div>
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Mmm. I agree. That's my favourite sandwich XD I actually like it more than tuna.
 

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There is a freaking beautiful chickpea 'tuna' salad in the recipes section. Kills fish cravings dead. I throw in a little powdered hijiki and it's incredible.<br><br>
Don't feel that you are a 'bad vegetarian' for slipping up.<br><br>
If you think eating tuna is wrong, don't eat it. End of story.<br><br>
[Says the one still eating the occasional dairy product >< Bleh.]
 

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I don't have meat cravings anymore, but I just became a vegan and I've been having horrible cravings for non-vegan junk food. My uncle made this beautiful cake(with eggs and milk in it), and I almost gave in and had a piece. But I didn't, and I landed some delicious vegan sweets later, so it's all good. Don't feel bad for your slip-ups, everyone has them every once in a while. Just don't completely give up and strive to keep fish out of your diet. If you know it's wrong, the guilt will never really go away for your continuing on with it. I've never had any fish substitutes since I don't really like the taste of fish in the first place, but it seems some previoius repliers have some good suggestions. Just find something you really like, and keep eating that instead. Soon, you'll be wondering why you ever wanted meat in the first place. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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