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The Veggie Recipe page!

How to be a happy healthy vegetarian (me for nearly 40 years now)

I have four children who ate no meat or fish before 18. The older two checked out meat before basically returning to veggiedom (I think!); they do sports, have degrees and are stunning guitar players. The 16 yr old was the fastest runner in his class. At 15 yrs my daughter is set for A* and looks beautiful.

You do not need meat! And the planet would be better off if you didn't eat it: see the Observer article top right >

What do we need? 3 things:

Where can veggies get them?

Protein TOFU is a great source: huge protein content, no fat and tastes delicious if you cook it as described below. It has the full set of amino acids needed to make proteins. It comes from soya beans. Other major sources of protein are other products of soya beans, from exotic tempeh to Linda McCartney sausages, veggieburgers, veggie mince, etc. Also other beans, nuts and, of course, dairy products: yoghurt, cheese and milk.

Vitamins come from all over the place if you eat a good variety of foods including uncooked.

Carbohydrate Rice, potatoes, bread - all the normal types of carbohydrate - give you energy.


Simple meals (that our family lives off). Does this sound difficult or boring?

Honestly, does that sound like hardship? It isn't and it COSTS LESS than meat versions of the same. And just like meat, you can make it as interesting or boring as you like...


SOME RECIPES


Nut Roast - this is so easy and as TASTY as you flavour it!

Put the following in a large bowl:

Chopped nuts (or use blender): cashews, other mixed nuts eg hazelnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, etc. Peanuts are not really nuts!
Create/buy breadcrumbs
Chopped fresh sage (or from packet)
Pepper (but get salt from marmite; see below)
Mug full of hot water in which you have dissoved a large teaspoonful of marmite - as much or as little as you like for taste
Some wholemeal flour - can use plain white. It's for glueing it all together.
Some oil (olive, ideally)

Stir well, put in a greased bread baking tin and roast at 180°C / gas mark 6 for 40 mins. Don't burn...

Serve with roast potatoes, broccoli, carrotts and tasty gravy made using miso!


Stir Fry - classic, quick and easy - even meaties love this!


Indian Style Supper - simple, fun, incredibly satisfying to make and eat!

 


Halloumi + 'Greek Potatoes' - deep fried halloumi in flavoured batter - yum!

 


STOP PRESS! Avoid Quorn!

Quorn is made from a type of MOULD, accidentally discovered and then exploited by a business. I am allergic to nothing, but if I eat even a small bit of Quorn (even without knowing it) I am violently sick two hours later until my body has emptied itself of everything. The same is true for some of my friends. The Quorn company is believed to be suppressing the true data on how many people get very ill from Quorn. If you believe in natural and unprocessed food, Quorn is the OPPOSITE.

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