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Old July 23 2014, 03:47 PM   #211
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Re: My Journey toward a life of Vegetarianism

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^It's true. It's that perfect combination of super sweet and super tart. The sweetness will compliment anything savory, and the tartness will complement anything sweet.
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Yes, well in chinese cuisine they talk about dishes having sweet, salty, tart/sour, bitter balance. It creates beautiful food.
That's the main reason I'm not crazy about Chinese cuisine. I don't like sweetness in my main meal! Fresh fruit in a green salad is heavenly, but that's the only exception I can think of. I'd much rather have Japanese, Thai or Vietnamese.

One of my favorite (non-vegetarian) meals is sushi with a seaweed-sesame salad. And then go to my favorite ice cream place for dessert.

The veggie equivalent would be baba ganoush or a falafel wrap at my friend's Middle Eastern restaurant, followed by the ice cream place.
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Old July 23 2014, 08:24 PM   #212
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Re: My Journey toward a life of Vegetarianism

My dinner tonight after the gym, a simple mozzarella salad.

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Old July 23 2014, 10:44 PM   #213
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Those gooey sweet sauces in chinese food are a food court invention for the most part.

That mozarella salad is lovey Tomatoes look awesome !!
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Old July 24 2014, 10:51 AM   #214
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Today I ate all this food and LO! it was all vegetarian.

It's a hella carb load, but hey it's freezing out.

Also I ate it with other people, no I did not eat everything on that table.


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Old July 24 2014, 12:38 PM   #215
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Looks delicious!

The mozzarella salad is my quick dinner. Some cocktail mozzarella, some cherry tomatoes cut in halves for ease of eating mostly, some fresh basil leaves, olive oil over that and some salt and pepper. Really yummy stuff.
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Old July 24 2014, 12:40 PM   #216
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I'm thinking if we make a montage some time of all the food photos posted in this thread it will make vegetarian life look very very yummy.
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Old July 25 2014, 05:00 AM   #217
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Re: My Journey toward a life of Vegetarianism

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The veggie equivalent would be baba ganoush
I heard that!
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Old July 25 2014, 09:12 AM   #218
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I love a very smoky babaganoosh. Sometimes they reach perfection. And sometimes they are just muck, LOL
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Old August 10 2014, 01:45 AM   #219
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While I was visiting her my mom made me her famous vegetarian chili, and overfilled the bowl just a tad!

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Old August 10 2014, 03:49 AM   #220
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All of this looks so good, and vegetarian life is very yummy!
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I love beans, they are wonderful things.
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Old August 11 2014, 12:54 AM   #222
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^The magical fruit.

Tonight for dinner I made harvard beets. I should have taken a picture, but I forgot. They were very pretty. I use my own recipe since most call for way too much sugar for my taste (and diabetes). Boil enough beets to yield four to six cups cubed. Make a sauce of 1/3 cup white vinegar, 1/3 cup water, 3 tablespoons butter, 4 tablespoons sugar (though I do half Splenda to reduce the sugar -- most recipes call for 3/4 cup!), salt, pepper, and a bit of cornstarch. Coat beets and chill. Pure, sweet, heaven.
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