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Ummm Seb_0810, not all Omnis think vegetarian food is gross.<br><br><br><br>
I mean, take tofu, I'll admit, it don't look all that hot ok. Haha. Man I understand why somebody wouldn't want to taste it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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All tofu doesn't look the same. Some tofu looks great, some looks gross.
 

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My coworker said her daughter wanted to be a vegetarian. My coworker then went and asked a couple people what the worst-tasting meat imitations were, and bought those. Her daughter quickly changed her mind. I asked her what she bought, she said veggie dogs and blocks of tofu. And served them to her plain. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> Ok. That's funny. I made a terrible face and said "You gave her plain tofu?!" She said "Not only that, but when she said 'mom, i think i change my mind' I said 'no, katie, maybe you should try more to see if you'll get used to it' and encouraged her to have seconds." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> As much as I hate that she's discouraging her 11 year old from going veg, since I know the woman, and she's *almost* as funny as me, I can totally find the humor in how she went about it.
 

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On the whole fake meat thing, I don't have a HUGE problem in as much as I would avoid eating it completely - I'll try anything really - but I just choose not to cook with it if it can be helped. I understand that some people like it, and that is equally as cool. A lot of the time though, I find I just don't need it.<br><br><br><br>
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I have to say I love Quorn, but don't like the fact they try and make it "meat like"...<br><br>
I enjoy quorn not because I need the "taste of meat" because I actually find it doesn't taste like chicken, ham or whatever to me (it tastes better than those!!!). In fact before I went veggie, I always chose a Quorn product over a meat product because for one, it was low in fat, and two..it had loads of protein in it and three it had a lovely texture was easy to chew and was just nice...(kind of sweet/savoury taste to me!) I also eat alot of Quorn to get the protein in my diet.<br><br>
Although what I don't like is the fact they make the Quorn look like meat, and making "meaty looking products" and by naming their products with the likes of "escalope" "satay sticks" "goujouns" "fillets" (why the need for the word fillet??? isn't that the word for a meat thing????) that annoys me slightly, as if being veggie is a sin or something <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">.<br><br>
However I am quite happy to eat Quorn, this may change as I learn how to cook however!! Which is something I am very keen on doing just now!!!!<br><br>
I also love tofu although it's less available in the UK. Quorn seems to be more popular here... (for those of you that don't know.. it's some sort of mycoprotien... some sort of mushroom I believe???)
 

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This morning I made pumpkin pancakes and Gimmelean sausage patties my husband loved them raved about the sausage. As soon as I told him he said I knew it there was some thing off I laughed and said no you didn't . some people will always give faux meat a hard time.
 

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Wow, pumpkin pancakes Virgo. That sounds so good. Yummy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Ummm, where did you get the recipe. Haha.
 

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lol, savebytheblood ,I 'll look it up and post it later but I think it's from a Good house keeping cookbook that made vegan.
 

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Ummm Seb_0810, not all Omnis think vegetarian food is gross.</div>
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You're lucky, nearly everyone I know is reluctant to try veg food. Even veg food that looks and tastes just like meat.
 

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You're lucky, nearly everyone I know is reluctant to try veg food. Even veg food that looks and tastes just like meat.</div>
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I notice I have the best luck when I don't approach it as Vegetarian food but rather meat-free. People can be funny. If you say Vegetarian they assume you put tofu in it and this and that and all these little weird things "we" are always try to sneak to people.<br><br><br><br>
But I am with almost everyone it's hard to eat something thats supposed to be something else. Even if it's just the name, "whats in a name"? The other night I made a veggie "meatloaf" but instead called it a bean casserole. I think I got better reviews on it then I would otherwise.
 

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It annoys me so much when people won't try thing. I'm a vegan, so I now have morningstar mock meats that I don't want to eat because of the egg<br><br>
whites in them. So when my friends come I over and I make lunch I ask if they want to try one of them, (because if they like it, I'll give the whole box to them, most are almost full to unopened) and they refuse. They won't even have the smallest bite. They make a face and say no and how they know they won't like it. Its not like it would kill them if they don't like it.<br><br><br><br>
I made my parents go out to a vegetarian/vegan restaurant with me and the whole time they were making jokes and complaining, but when they came home they actually admitted to liking it and feeling full, not bloated full like at other restaurants, but full full.<br><br><br><br>
I don't like it when people won't give things a shot, especially when they don't even have to pay for it.
 

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I have had quite a bit of then opposite reactions, esp. on airplanes, the veggie meals always look better/fresher/more interesting than the regular ones so my neighbours often ask 'can I have one of these too' and are then disappointed to hear that you have to order them beforehand.<br><br><br><br>
Although now I guess we could get on the CIA black list for ordering veggie meals on planes (because of the terrorist factor, they are keeping records of who orders specific meals from airlines, and ordering vegan is actually a good way to disguise you do not eat specific kinds of meat...).<br><br><br><br>
As for the 'weird' factor, I suppose this would depend on the education/background/prejudices of these persons and on how much they want to belong to a certain group. I agree that raising and then murdering (specific categories of) animals to eat their meat (and blood) is weird too. Just depends how you look at it...<br><br><br><br>
And taste. Taste is something personal. I have never eaten meat so I can't compare. There are certain kinds of faux meat that I like and other kinds that I don't like. I can live perfectly well without faux meat but it's convenient sometimes.<br><br><br><br>
Now do I find it upsetting when people don't want to try veg*n food ? Not upsetting but annoying, rather. It illustrates a narrowmindedness that I totally don't understand. And narrowmindedness annoys me.
 

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My co-workers always tease me for bringing veggie stuff for lunch, and I've never been able to get anyone to try anything I bring. One day I had leftover General Tso's Tofu from a place near my house (it's fantastic by the way if you haven't tried it) and I finally convinced one of them to try it by telling them I wasn't veggie anymore and it was chicken! They couldn't tell the difference and after the entire table sampled, I told them it was Tofu. They all laughed and from that day on, no one has hesitated to try the stuff I bring!
 

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My mom brought some of my vegan chili up to the flower shop where my godmothers work and everyone there said it was the best chili they'd ever eaten. That makes me happy that they liked it better than beef chili, but at the same time, I don't really like being "sneaky", and I never would have done that myself. What if one of them was allergic to an ingredient? The fiber worries me a little too- TVP chili has a TON of fiber in it, way more than someone who lives off of meat, cheese and white bread is used to..I don't want anyone to go home with diarhhea and think I served them something that had gone over.<br><br><br><br>
Plus, it makes people think that I am open to cooking meat, which causes problems when I throw dinner parties.
 

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Closed minded-ness and small minded-ness (*in any form, not just about food*) is one of the things that annoys and frustrates me the worst. If youve tried something and dont like it I totally understand, but dont make up your mind about something you know nothing about. It only makes you look stupid.<br><br><br><br>
By the way, I have only been a vegetarian a year or so but Ive ALWAYS loved veggie burgers, Ive eaten them anyway, even when I did eat meat too, just because they are good.<br><br><br><br>
Morningstar Farms Vegan Grillers are my fave...ohhh makes my mouth water just thinking about them!
 
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