The Vegetarian Poll 2019

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Beef, Prawns, Quorn or Sawdust?

  1. Meat Eater

    68.1%
  2. Pescatarian/Pescetarian

    6.4%
  3. Vegetarian

    14.9%
  4. Vegan

    4.3%
  5. Other

    6.4%
  1. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    I stan for Anna Jones. I love vegetarian food; as Eddie says, it's quite easy to eat veggie if you're South Asian. But I won't give up meat. I don't eat a huge amount of it in the first place.
     
  2. Kate

    Kate dumps like a truck

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    I always wish there were more paneer options in Indian restaurants.
     
  3. SDF

    SDF Bigger Than Us, OUT NOW

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    So I used to be vegan (6 years) and vegetarian either side for 5 years. But I started eating meat again because I have been trying to put on weight and needed the protein.

    I felt terribly guilty at the start but I now probably eat meat on averagr more than I don’t. Sorry world. :(
     
  4. SDF

    SDF Bigger Than Us, OUT NOW

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    Also I felt I was being quite rubbish at being vegan. Eating Linda McCartney sausages for your tea every night didn’t quite feel in the spirit of things :D
     
  5. Rita

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    Mmmm....Bean juice...
     
  6. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    i fucking hate seafood and fish so that was no worry to give up.

    i do like the quorn fish fingers though.
     
  7. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Can quorn successfully recreate the texture of fish?
     
  8. Logic?

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    I've been pescetarian from birth never actually tried meat. Well, apart from accidentally eating a rogue piece of bacon that was in a jacket potato I ordered once at uni :D



     
  9. Edward

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    You need to go to GOOD Indian restaurants. For one, paneer is not the be all and end all of vegetarian Indian food.

    Most "curry houses" don't even do a decent dal and there are literally dozens of different ones to try.

    Give me a good dal makhani over paneer saag any day (even though I love the latter).
     
  10. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    No, which is probably why i like it.
     
  11. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Tu cabeza, mi cabeza

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    Still a meat eater. I eat much less nowadays though.
     
  12. Star

    Star Homo Secretary (OB)

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    I was once fed ham by singing nuns in Rome :(
     
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  13. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    I don't think I've ever been fed ham. But it does keep turning up unannounced whenever I buy a cheese sandwich in the Spanish language world. :(
     
  14. octophone

    octophone Techno Poo

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    They recreate the fucking smell easily enough :gross:
     
  15. octophone

    octophone Techno Poo

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    :D !
     
  16. Suedey

    Suedey Run Away With Me

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    I've been vegetarian for years. I do have my 'accidental vegan' days and not so accidental vegan days. I may go full on vegan at some point but I do need my dairy protein especially on the days I do weights. I do feel it. Running is fine on carbs but for weights you do need protein and I love eggs, (skimmed) milk and cheese (in moderation).

    Ideally I'd be vegan though.
     
  17. Suedey

    Suedey Run Away With Me

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    Oh also:

    CHOCOLATE.

    Vegan chocolate is shit.
     
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  18. Ag

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    I dabble. Which sounds odd, but Mr Ag is very resistance. I try to not eat meat one day a week.

    Do we really think this is the way things are going?
     
  19. Kate

    Kate dumps like a truck

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    I have been to many good ones and many bog standard ones!

    I love a brinjal bhaji as well, but not found much else that works for ME as a veggie main. Saag UGH. (Mr Kate loves spinach but I don’t.) I just wish that all the standard curries came with a paneer option instead of always just “chicken or lamb”.

    I have a smashing coconut dal recipe, in a Rick Stein book of all things :shy:, but I’ve never had a dal in a restaurant that I liked more than that.
     
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  20. Kate

    Kate dumps like a truck

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    I didn’t realise how hard it is to get vegan CAKE until I tried to find some for a friend recently. Christ. I went to a massive Tesco and it was rocky road or flapjack. That was LITERALLY IT. Of course there are fancy bakeries that do them but they cost fifty gazillion pounds.
     
  21. octophone

    octophone Techno Poo

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    There is a truth here - vegan is expensive. It looks as if you really have to cook, have time to cook and have a decent sized freezer to make a go of this unless you're rolling in it. Meal prep appears to be an essential.
     
  22. Indie

    Indie REMAIN INDOORS

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    Ooh a friend did recently make a vegan lemon drizzle cake which was lovely (her husband is lactose intolerant, they're not actual vegans)
     
  23. Indie

    Indie REMAIN INDOORS

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    I'm never ever ever ever going vegan though. Aside from liking cheese and fish and milk and stuff - when Mrs. Indie tried a vegan week recently it was such a massive ballache. I do the weekly shop and I was staring at packets of dried pasta and jarred olives trying to figure out whether they're vegan or not. (hint: they're both not). I'd have to start asking pubs which of their beers are vegan (hint: not many)

    Fuck that for a game of soldiers. om nom nom nom meat and meat derivatives.
     
  24. octophone

    octophone Techno Poo

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    Beer drinking is a toughie for vegans due to a fish byproduct, this is true.
     
  25. ameraal

    ameraal trash

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    can someone please change pescetarian to pescatarian in the poll? it's triggering me.
     
  26. octophone

    octophone Techno Poo

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    Doesn't seem to be a mod option - might be admin or thread-starter only.
     
  27. Indie

    Indie REMAIN INDOORS

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    It's not impossible, though. There are entire breweries that won't use isinglass but use other methods to provide beer clarity, but you really have to seek them out.
     
  28. Indie

    Indie REMAIN INDOORS

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    done (although on further research both spellings are acceptable)
     
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  29. ameraal

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    so it is. apologies, guess i've somehow never seen it the other way around.
    you learn something new every day.
     
  30. Jark

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    A lot of meats are quite easy to replace with properly tasty vegan alternatives now. They're usually quite cheap too. Most times when I do burgers at home it'll be something soy or plant based and you can barely tell the difference. The only meat I won't swap out is minced meat for bolognese etc cos I haven't found a convincing alternative yet, and sausages but I rarely eat them outside of barbecue season.

    I'd say about 50-60% of my meat consumption is now veggie/vegan stuff but I'd still like to eat less. It's an ongoing process.

    I have also cut out almost all dairy which I never thought I could, but the Alpro range is incredible and satisfies every need I have for cow juice :disco:
     
  31. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    EXACTLY! How fucking DARE YOU! As IF of ALL people, I’d be fucking wrong- I’m the EMPRESS of ENGLISH!
     
  32. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I miss meat bolognaise, which may be another reason I fall off the wagon, but I do like a lentil ragu almost as much...
     
  33. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Er...:D
     
  34. Jark

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    (has been replaced by)
     
  35. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    For the record, I much prefer the spelling 'bolognese'.
     
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  36. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    But how do we SAY IT?

     
  37. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I use the more English spelling (-aise) when talking in English but obviously “-ese” when in Rome...
     
  38. Kate

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    Proper cider is of course naturally vegan and gluten-free :)
     
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  39. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock TRAY UP, BITCH

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    Being vegan is much easier if you're not too hard on yourself. I've been half way through meals that are basically vegan before realising there is a sauce or something that probably isn't, but I don't dwell on it. I also don't do the booze thing and don't ask people to cook vegan for me when I go to their houses because it's too annoying.

    That said, being vegan is also made a lot easier just by being in London where restaurants have broadly started to cater for it.

    It depends on your reasons too. Kate is right that it's hard to get vegan cake, but that was kind of the point for me. I'm rubbish at telling myself I need to eat healthy, but being ostensibly vegan has cut out a lot of shit.
     
  40. octophone

    octophone Techno Poo

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    Glasgow is very easy to eat out as a vegan now - in fact, I almost always go to vegan places now but then, I eat out very rarely(!). But it's not a case of menu options but places with great all-vegan menus like The Glad Cafe, Mono, The 78 and so on.
     

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