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I never paid much attention to this until I became a vegetarian, but now it kinda bothers me.<br><br>
Most mainstream cookbooks, magazines, and websites categorize food by the type of meat it has in it (with the obvious exceptions of desserts) and meatless meals are group into category (usually in the back) and often times the vegetarian section will have a few good offerings, but it's usually just the typical salads and cheese heavy meals.<br><br>
Many of us have gotten comments from omnis about just eating salads, or living like rabbits. But can you blame them for thinking that. The mainstream cooking media simply does not acknowledge how diverse vegetarian and vegan cuisine is.<br><br>
I have personally discovered many more delicious foods from being a vegetarian than I had to give up, and I'm sure that many of you would say the same thing.<br><br>
Do you agree with me, and if so how would you like mainstream cooking to categorize vegetarian meals?
 

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Every time someone asks on the Clean Eating magazine Facebook page for more vegetarian and vegan recipes, we get told that there are "x" number of veg*n recipes in the current issue...and almost always half of them are desserts. :p Most desserts are vegetarian, yes...that isn't what we are asking for.
 

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Kari, that's a beautiful dog..<br><br>
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I wish they would just say "Vegetarian or Vegan". "Other" sounds marginalized and who the hell wants to eat an "OTHER" anyway? Vegetarian says it a vegetable based recipe. Other says it's a smegma based recipe that will give you VD, and saggy mommy daddy parts. Vegetarian say healthy. Other says it's tainted with toe jam and that green goo that grows on the bottom of the garbage can.
 

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Muffin and Cocoa say thank you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>falconbrother</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3043791"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Kari, that's a beautiful dog..<br><br>
Momus,<br><br>
I wish they would just say "Vegetarian or Vegan". "Other" sounds marginalized and who the hell wants to eat an "OTHER" anyway? Vegetarian says it a vegetable based recipe. Other says it's a smegma based recipe that will give you VD, and saggy mommy daddy parts. Vegetarian say healthy. Other says it's tainted with toe jam and that green goo that grows on the bottom of the garbage can.</div>
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You have misunderstood what I am trying to say. What I meant was that meat centered meals seem to treated as the default in mainstream cooking while vegetarian and vegan is put into a separate category.
 

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Yea, I got that.. I was attempting to be funny in observing that meats, culturally, are the center of meal time, except at our house.
 

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It's sad (but true) that in most cookbooks vegan and vegetarian meals are squashed in the back pages and feature a sad variety of cheesy salads. I try counteract this by keeping my collection of vegan cookbooks out in the open in our kitchen. Anytime someone is over and asks about the variety of vegan food, I just invite them to look through my books. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>falconbrother</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3044585"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yea, I got that.. I was attempting to be funny in observing that meats, culturally, are the center of meal time, except at our house.</div>
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I think their the exception at the houses of almost everyone here in VB.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Momus</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3043755"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I]I have personally discovered many more delicious foods from being a vegetarian than I had to give up, and I'm sure that many of you would say the same thing.</div>
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Agreed. I think its hard to tell since I went vegetarian when I was 16 so your tastes change and you get less fussy anyway, but I have tried so much more food since I was veg. My sister says that going vegan turned me into a right foodie, she laughs at me when I get excited over a new flavour of hummus or something.<br><br>
I find a lot of vegetarian meals in magazines involve quorn sausages for some bizarre reason. Um if I wanted that, I wouldve looked up an omni one and just substituted the sausages myself, I dont need a special recipe to tell me to do that.
 

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Agreed. I think its hard to tell since I went vegetarian when I was 16 so your tastes change and you get less fussy anyway, but I have tried so much more food since I was veg. My sister says that going vegan turned me into a right foodie, she laughs at me when I get excited over a new flavour of hummus or something.<br><br>
I find a lot of vegetarian meals in magazines involve quorn sausages for some bizarre reason. Um if I wanted that, I wouldve looked up an omni one and just substituted the sausages myself, I dont need a special recipe to tell me to do that.</div>
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I can think of two possible reasons.<br><br>
1. They are there for new veg*ns and veggie curious.<br><br>
2.Quorn is sponsoring.
 
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