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I have slowly transitioned to veganism for the past year, and this past few weeks I have made a promise to myself to go vegan from now on.<br><br><br><br>
Just wondering what you all eat. I need some ideas, as my menus look the same many days.<br><br><br><br>
For breakfast I'm eating organic cereals with soymilk, and for lunch/dinner alot of whole grain pasta with veggies, veggie stirfry, veggie chili, brown rice, beans, fruits, soups and salads. For convenience foods, I'm eating Amy's organic vegan entrees (bean burritos, chili, veggie stirfrys). But lately it seems all I eat is bean burritos, pasta with veggies and chili!<br><br><br><br>
I don't like to spend much time cooking, but will cook dinner 4 nights a week.<br><br><br><br>
I need some new ideas! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I'm not a very good example, as I'm pretty bad about eating convenience foods, (usually Amy's) because my work schedule is pretty odd. Plus, I haven't gone completely vegan, yet. I'm working on it, though. ^^<br><br><br><br>
My favorite breakfast is Cream of Wheat made with chocolate soymilk. Thanks to the soymilk, I can eat it without sweeteners, although a pinch of turbinado tastes good in it, IMO. I eat a lot of fresh fruit, and I've learned to love my bagels (multigrain) with hummus instead of cream cheese.<br><br><br><br>
I'm sure you'll get a lot of great suggestions here. ^_^
 

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I eat everything that I used to eat - just veganized.<br><br>
Tacos, lasagna, pizza, baked fries, mashed potatoes and gravy, and lots of Asian food.<br><br><br><br>
Last night we had Almond Tofu over brown rice and tonight we are having salsbury "steak" with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and butter beans (lima beans) Tomorrow is Spaghetti, garlic bread and salad.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> Asian food <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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I actually haven't had a chance to apply my culinary expertise (from watching WAY too much cooking shows) to vegan meals since I have only been vegan about a month or 2 now and am eating at my universitie's cafeteria. However, I have a few ideas for vegan meals. Garlic Toast: Roast whole cloves of garlic with olive oil on them and then smear the cooked garlic on very hardy Eurupean style bread. Killer vegan fried rice. Use about half an onion, soy sauce to taste, brown sugar to taste, olive oil or soy margarine, salt and pepper. Cook the rice fully, cook the onions in oil and stir all the ingredients together. I like to add pineapple and even rasins and some times fresh orange to the rice. You can make vegan fajitas with green peppers onions, top with pinto beans (put through the blender), smashed avocado with some oilve oil and salt and pepper, salsa. Soups are great too. You can also make vegan etoufe if your fond of cajun cooking. Use flour and oil to make a vegan ruex. use the trinity (celery, onions, and bell pepper?) and beans, squash etc. serve with rice. vegan pankackes: just take a basic pancake recipe and substitute soy milk for milk and put mashed bannanna for egg.<br><br>
My favorite snack food is Toasted wheat bread with peanut butter and sliced bannannas. Also you should just stock up on fruits. Just have like 5 pounds or more of oranges and apples. Buy bannannas about once every two weeks. Papya is The god of fruits (if you can afford it).
 

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You sound like a good cook, Magates. ^_^<br><br><br><br>
One of these days, I'll apply myself to learning how to do more than the fine art of nuking various frozen items. ^^;;<br><br><br><br>
S.O. got a sushi set for Christmas. Mmm...veggie sushi...XD
 

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many of the things we eat with any regularity in my house can be found on my recipe website:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veganmania.com" target="_blank">www.veganmania.com</a><br><br><br><br>
for the last few months i've been trying and developing some new stuff, too, because i get bored of food quite easily.<br><br><br><br>
a great, relatively quick and simple meal is the "sweet polenta pie" recipe out of the cookbook "how it all vegan". basically you make a batch of polenta and top it with a roasted veggie puree. i like to sprinkle it with a bit of ground almonds mixed with nutritional yeast, too.
 

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What I eat about five days a week:<br><br><br><br>
White rice with steamed tofu (no brown sauce) with dumpling sauce (soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, ginger) and hot sauce (the kind they have in the packets).<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by dotnetdiva</i><br><br><b>For breakfast I'm eating organic cereals with soymilk, and for lunch/dinner alot of whole grain pasta with veggies, veggie stirfry, veggie chili, brown rice, beans, fruits, soups and salads. For convenience foods, I'm eating Amy's organic vegan entrees (bean burritos, chili, veggie stirfrys). But lately it seems all I eat is bean burritos, pasta with veggies and chili!</b></div>
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wow, i have almost the exact same meals to the T! the only difference is that i don't buy any of amy's entrees but i do buy a lot of greek food that i put in pita bread. hummus, baba ganouj, eggplant salad, taboule, etc. mmmmm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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For lunch I tend to eat sandwiches w/some kind of soy lunch meat, veganaise, & mustard. Dinner has more variety, things like: pasta w/veggies, curry, different kinds of salads, etc. Breakfast is whatever is quick & not too messy so I can eat in the car on my way to work!
 

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One thing I have relized since becoming vegan is that things like sandwiches I really like better with out meat or mayo on them. and chili is better without meat etc.....
 

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mmmm reading about all this food makes me hungry!<br><br>
tonight we are having a potato salad with veggie burgers. (all vegan of course)<br><br><br><br>
check out my site for a whole bunch of recipes that are quite easy and very delicious.<br><br><a href="http://www.rootsofcompassion.org" target="_blank">www.rootsofcompassion.org</a><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Michael</i><br><br><b>What I eat about five days a week:<br><br><br><br>
White rice with steamed tofu (no brown sauce) with dumpling sauce (soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, ginger) and hot sauce (the kind they have in the packets).<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"></b></div>
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Is it me, or do others also wonder if Michael eats vegetables?
 

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for breakfast, usually baked bean toasties ;-). i often dont have lunch...i just dont get round to it. but if i do i'll make myself a vegetable salad (usually just carrots, cucumber, lettuce, spring onions, red pepper). for dinner: if i'm lazy, tinned soup but if i have the inclination i'll make a concoction out of stuff like rice, pasta noodles and vegetables. what's really yum is Beanfeast (a kind of dried bolognase powder made of beans which you add water to and cook) and noodles, yummy!<br><br>
ooo yes.....pineapple mmmmmMMMmmmmmmm.....
 

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Beano ..haha.<br><br>
I love to cook, everything i make is homemade.<br><br>
Lots of beans -every kind<br><br>
Brown rice, wild rice, Thai rice--yum<br><br>
Sprout breads with jam<br><br>
Sprout garden salads with homemade Tahini dressing<br><br>
Hummus on whole wheat pita<br><br>
All kinds of Nut butters on whole wheat or Sprout bread<br><br>
Kale, broccoli, bok choy ..etc 'stir fried' with Tons of fresh garlic!!!<br><br>
Mangos (my fav) and every other kind if fresh fruit<br><br>
Tons of homemade salsa and avacodos on brown rice<br><br>
Veggie chili and tons of veggie soups<br><br>
coffee in the morning and at least 2 liters of water per day<br><br>
Tofutti soy ice cream yum!!!!<br><br>
I try not to buy processed foods anymore.
 

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I word: CURRY!<br><br><br><br>
I use a lot of Asian spices otherwise, and coconut milk etc.<br><br>
Lately I've also cracked in to the mexican food market.<br><br><br><br>
I almost never eat salads. I don't generally like them much.<br><br><br><br>
Though I do like soups. They make tasty homey lunches when they come with a nice crust of bread.
 
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