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Our friend the vegetable [Aug. 18th, 2004|01:31 pm]
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Completely on a whim, I stopped eating anything containing animal fat yesterday. So far so good. I figure that at my age, I have a lot of animal fat consumed to atone for.

Recommendation of vegan recipes or recipe websites, or cookbooks welcome.

I figure that I can do this without being doctrinaire about it -- i.e. the occasional piece of lean meat or whatever when there's no alternatives available.

36 hours isn't much to go on, and I'm fighting a cold right now, but I feel fine with it. I have noticed that things, uh, get processed and eliminated with ... alacrity.
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[User Picture]From: jenerator
2004-08-18 11:52 am (UTC)
I could hook you with with pleanty of recipes. That would take a while to convey... oh a good magazine with recipes is Vegatarian Digest.... Food TV and Meals for You are the two websites I use most often.

Jamie Oliver Special modified by Noah and Jenni Lee

Ingrediants:
- Handfull of fresh Basil
- Small Jar of Capers
- 6-8 Olives (whichever kind you like)
- 1 Can of Artichoke Hearts (in water)
- 1 Pint of Cherry Tomatoes or 1 Bag of small on the vine tomatoes
- Olive Oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Bowtie Pasta (1/2 package for 2-3 people)
- Salt
- Pepper

Make pasta as directed. Quarter or halve tomatoes and put them in a bowl. Add capers to the bowl. Drain artichoke hearts and cut them into 4ths or 6ths (I nomrally do 6ths) and add them to the bowl. Slice the olives and add them to the bowl. Slice the basil into ribbons (include some stems but make sure they are in crunchy bits and not big pieces of stem. I normally add about a table spoon of olive oil and mix. Then I use a spray balsamic vinegar with about 5-6 pumps. Noah and I like a light coat of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and don't like a soup in the bottom of our bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Put your pasta on a plate or in a bowl and spred the mixture on top.

This is not very good reheated, it might take you once or twice to figure out exactly how much to make. The way I described above is normally for just Noah and I, but there is usually enough to sqeeze another serving out of there if you serve garlic bread as well.
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[User Picture]From: dnonwoo
2004-08-18 12:55 pm (UTC)
keepin' it in the mw, here are some recipes from some of my favorite mw.vegans and former vegans:
http://www.j3n.net/recipes
http://www.fuckcorporategroceries.net/recipes.html (not all vegan, but there are some links on the site)

i'm sure mikey d's got a ton he could share too.
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[User Picture]From: optic
2004-08-18 01:32 pm (UTC)
when i went vegetarian, i found the biggest problem for a while was that i was eating more of stuff i didn't really need to replace the meat (and feeling of fullness) -- cheese, bread, potatoes, etc. just something to beware of.
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