definitely-a-vegetarian

anonymous asked:

What are some low fat vegan foods that arent carbs? I dont want to keep eating just plain rice or smthg that is full of white carbs (eg. pasta, rice, bread). All the vegans I know DEVOUR on those things. Me? Not much of a fan. Plz help.

I definitely was a carb dependent vegetarian but as a vegan not so much (well pizza). I sub veggies for noodles or pasta often (either in spaghetti, fresh sauces, layered noodles (like lasagna), Asian noodles, etc). Cauliflower is great for subbing rice as well as chickpea pasta/rice. Tofu, beans, legumes, seitan, all veggie patties or loafs, nuts and nut butters, fruit, fruit spreads, fruit in anything from salads to salsa. 

Also, don’t be afraid of carbs. Get some whole wheat carbs and give your body some long lasting energy. If you’re just eating white rice you definitely need to invest in some recipes that get veggies in there. Be open to making and trying new things!

Minimalist Baker

Oh She Glows

Cookie and Kate

Jamie Oliver

Reddit

Eating Well

Vegan-Yums

Hope some of this helps! 

anonymous asked:

Fish isn't vegetarian. If you eat fish you're a pescatarian

It actually depends on your definition of vegetarianism. There’s a large majority of vegetarians who don’t consider fish to be meat not just pescatarians. There’s also a large majority who see fish as meat and don’t eat it.

anonymous asked:

are you loving the food in japan?

Considering that I don’t eat pork and they try to slip it into almost everything NO! Wanna order a burger? It’s made out of ground pork. Want a soup that isn’t fish based? Probably has pork in it. Anything fried? Make sure it wasn’t fried with lard! I love the fish and general cuisine but I am definitely trying vegetarianism when I come home. Pork absolutely disgusts me and I have eaten it accidentally already 2 or 3 times during my time here.

theamiableanachronism  asked:

32, 33, and 34 for Mileven!

These questions are sick as hell.

32. What type of dragon would they own, if they could have one?
I’m not really sure if, for this question, dragon means Lord of the Rings style or real animals like Bearded Dragons. But since Dustin’s love for The Hobbit/LOTR series is canon, you know the rest of the gang read the books too and since then, Mike has always wanted a dragon. And specifically he wanted a winged Cold-Drake because the thought of a dragon blowing smoke instead of fire was just so different. When he explained to El what dragons were, her eyes grew 10x bigger in fascination and she too wanted to adopt a Cold-Drake.*

33. If they were both vampires, what type of vampires would they be?
They’re definitely the vegetarian type who only drink animal blood. I feel like they would be more like Vampire Diaries vampires who can go outside with special rings and not look sparkly. They also do NOT turn into bats, sorry Bram. 

34. What would they dress up as, for Halloween?
BRO, YOU KNOW THEY DRESS UP AS HAN AND LEIA FOR THEIR FIRST HALLOWEEN. NO DUO HAS EVER BEEN MORE ICONIC. Furthermore, I like to think they end up going to comic-cons as adults and cosplaying. Tucked amongst all of the science fiction and fantasy novels on their bookshelf is a tiny photo album showcasing the progression of their favorite cosplay costume.Since then they’ve always been improving their costumes. The most recent entry in the book shows a graying Mike Wheeler donning a leather jacket, El in a General’s uniform, a very small Kylo Ren, and a little girl in a BB-8 onesie. And it all started with a picture Jon took of them on Halloween night in ‘84. 

reb---vodka99  asked:

3 (true crime would you rather😁)

I am absolutely terrified of clowns so I’d definitely go out for vegetarian dinner with Dahmer. I’m not his type, so I’m sure it’d end well for me, right?

Made this for dinner today. So unbelievably amazing.

It’s called “The Italian Wonderpot

And I’ve probably eaten ~1/6 of what I made and I’m so full I could explode. Definitely recommend this as a vegetarian/vegan recipe, and if you want to add meat of some kind you totally can.

Recipe & info: http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/05/italian-wonderpot/

dunkofwgkta  asked:

I was thinking about becoming vegetarian and I heard that some vegetarians could eat chicken/fish is this true

You CAN eat whatever you want and call yourself a vegetarian

But by definition the vegetarian diet does not consist of any animal products in any amount

anonymous asked:

Not wanting to be rude at all or school you, and neither do I believe I am untitled to an opinion about your choices but how can you say you're a vegetarian if you've just been one for a month? Just curious, because a month isn't being a vegetarian I think, it's experimenting.

Soooo what you are saying is that if someone decides to be Christian and go to church but they have only been doing that for a month it doesn’t count because its a new choice? You are saying if two people have been in a relationship for a month then they aren’t dating they are just “experimenting? So just because you make a change in your life but its fairly new, that means it doesn’t count? Let’s look at the definition of a vegetarian shall we?

noun noun: vegetarian; plural noun: vegetarians
  1. 1. a person who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons.   Hmmm… funny. I don’t see anything that says "doesn’t count if its only been a month” If I was “experimenting” then I would just be trying something out to see if it works or I want to continue. When I decided to become vegetarian, that was a permanent decision. I will not eat meat ever again. So it’s not an experiment its a permanent lifestyle change. And it’s extremely ignorant of you to say that something doesn’t count just because its a new decision. please think before you speak next time.
Cheeseburger Soup

Ingredients:

  • I lb ground meat/meat alternative
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 can Italian seasoned tomatoes (drained)
  • 1 onion chopped/container of chopped onions
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 3 tbsp flour (I use gluten free flour)
  • 8-12oz. Velveeta cheese/shredded cheese/cheese alternative
  • 2 cups chicken/vegetable stock
  • 2 cups water
Optional:
  • Chopped hamburger dill pickles for garnish
  • Tater tots for dunking
Recommended seasonings:
  • Garlic powder or fresh garlic 
  • Salt & pepper
  • Parsley
  • Basil
Tools required:
  • 1 large pot
  • A whisk and small mixing bowl
  • Stove
I guarantee this tastes just like a cheeseburger. You’ll be blown away! 
  1. Brown you ground meat choice along with the onions in the tbsp of cooking oil in your soup pot. Drain any excess oil. While that cooks whisk the can of evaporated milk and flour together in a bowl. 
  2. Once your meat is cooked all the way through pour the chicken broth, water, and the milk/flour combo into the pot and add your tomatoes (be sure to drain!). Also add your seasoning. I don’t measure I just eyeball. 
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Allow to simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add your cheese and give a good stir. If you’re having tater tots pop them in the oven now and allow your soup to simmer on low while they cook, otherwise let your soup simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
We like to chop up dill pickle chips and toss them in our soup as a garnish (soooo good) and we also drop our tots in as we eat so they don’t get all soggy.  This soup is more filling than standard soup due to the chowder-like broth, but not so filling you’ll regret a second bowl! It reheats very well and is perfect for a chilly night. This recipe can definitely be made vegetarian and gluten free. I made this gluten free because my partner is gluten intolerant.  This recipe is probably a medium spoons recipe since it does require possible chopping and a little bit of stirring. 

foreverateenagerr  asked:

Whats a healthier way to make your body have a good shape (especially arms&thighs)

Eat better. Having a good diet is the single most important thing in getting a healthy body shape - if you aren’t eating well, no amount of pounding it out at the gym is going to counteract that and give you an amazing bod. In the words of the great Michael Pollan (check out some of his books, they’re really good), “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” You definitely don’t have to become vegetarian or even give up your favorite foods to eat healthier. I go by the famous 80/20 rule: eat well 80% of the time, and treat yourself the other 20%! Try to eat more plant-based foods and dishes, even if it means starting out with just one extra serving of vegetables a week; eat less beef/pork/lamb and more chicken/fish, and eat less processed stuff that comes in a package. Go for things made from a plant, not made in a plant.

Cooking? Cooking is awesome. Not only do you feel like a rockstar after making a dish that looks/smells/tastes spectacular and it’s something you made yourself without even taking a lot of time, but you also know exactly what’s going into it. Some of my favorite healthy food blogs:

Exercise-wise, there’s no way to spot reduce - it isn’t possible to lose weight on only your arms or your thighs (sadly), and if you do want to slim those down, you have to workout your entire body, and every part will change in the process. So mix it up between cardio, which reduces fat, and strength training, which tones you up nicely. You can’t do 1000 crunchies and expect to suddenly sprout a 6-pack if the abs are still hidden under a layer of fat.

I’m keeping it really general so apologies if you came looking for tips like “Eat ____ for smaller thighs!”. I just don’t think that exists. Plus everyone needs something different and it isn’t my place to give out specific nutrition/training advice for each person lol (although check out the fitblr community on tumblr, there are some great blogs who know what they’re doing) so general is the best I can do here. That being said, I’m always happy to direct people to the most useful guides and links on how to eat better and learn more about food since it’s something I really care about, so feel free to ask for more details anytime :)

TLDR: Eat better and exercise a few times a week. 

About the word "vegetarian"

“Vegetarian” is a word that means somewhat different things in different subcultures. If you’re feeding a vegetarian, it’s important to make sure that you know which definition of the word they mean.

In most English-speaking cultures, “vegetarian” means “someone who doesn’t eat animals.”. That includes red meat, poultry, fish, and anything else you’d have to kill an animal in order to eat. 

In some subcultures, “vegetarian” can mean “someone who doesn’t eat meat”, where meat is defined more narrowly than “all animals." 

For instance, in the observant Jewish community, most people don’t think of fish as meat (in part because it’s not defined as meat in the rules about keeping kosher). So, in many Jewish circles, a good percentage of people who describe themselves as vegetarians eat fish, but not other animals.

From both sides of this, it’s worth being aware that "vegetarian” is a word that’s used different ways in different communities. If you aren’t sure, it’s ok and good to ask what someone eats. Similarly, if you’re vegetarian and someone asks you whether you eat fish, it’s a legitimate question, not them being willfully ignorant about what the word means.

tl;dr “Vegetarian” is a word that’s used differently in different subcultures. If you’re a vegetarian eating with someone from a different community, it’s important to make sure that they understand what you don’t eat. If you’re feeding a vegetarian, it’s important to make sure you understand which definition of vegetarian applies to them.

Cabin Pressure Advent: Boston

ARTHUR: Well, goodbye then. I feel someone should, erm, say a few words. Hamilton R. Lehman. Born 1943 in… America, probably. Died 2008 in the sky… definitely. Non-vegetarian option. I didn’t know you for very long, Mr. Lehman, but I’ll always remember you as a shouty man. You loved to shout. Shout and smoke. Those were your twin passions. And so, in a way, I suppose you died doing what you loved: shouting and smoking and covered in foam. I don’t know if you liked that. You probably didn’t. Still. Goodbye. Rest in peace. Thank you for flying MJN Air!

Niall Blurb - Winter

Winter – Niall Blurb

It was slightly cold where I live as opposed to the insufferable heat so…(:

Cozying up with Niall on a cold winter night was one of your favorite pastimes (actually, anything involving Niall pleased you, even dreaded dentist appointments, which he would make just a bit more bearable by holding your hand as the dentist drilled your teeth and by stretching his eyes by the tips of his fingers pulling on his brow bone, his mouth deformed into an odd shaped, as he would make funny faces behind the dentist’s back). You felt relaxed as the pair of you were currently snuggling under a quilt that you made during one of your couple activity sessions in which Niall was always an unwilling participant (“Oh Niall! Look a class for couples to learn how to cook! That could be fun,” you’d inform him over Sunday brunch, both of you still adorned in sleeping attire, “Or we could do yoga! We could be a yoga couple, don’t you think?” To which he would respond by informing you that you two definitely were not vegetarians, as you failed to read the fine print on the ad of the newspaper before claiming that “you’re not allowed to read the morning paper anymore! It always ends up with me in a random class on Saturday nights feelings emasculated learning how to sew or make pottery,” as he would smoothly snatch the paper out of your hand and kiss away the whine of protest that was beginning to form from your lips in order to soothe the sting of his berating). Letting the fire from the fireplace warm the icy layer forming on your skin, you cuddled against Niall, using his warm frame as a pseudo heat generator. “Hey babe”, Niall whispers softly, hoping not to disturb the tranquility of the atmosphere, “wanna hear a secret?” Twisting your body around, your face nuzzled against Niall’s sweater clad chest, you wrinkled your nose as the wool rubbed against it, replying with a content “Hmm, and what’s that baby?” His mouth brushing against the tip of your ears, close enough that you could smell the faint aroma of the hot cocoa you two shared just moments ago, he whispered in a voice so hushed that it was comparable to the silence of sugar fairies wings, fluttering during take-off or the muted footsteps of parents on the night before Christmas, tiptoeing downstairs to stuff the stocking with goodies for their children “Y’know, I’ve been in countries I never imagined I’d visit. I saw sights that both stole my breath and gave me life at the same time. There were shows where the stadium would radiate with the echoes of fans singing along to songs that I wrote. I’ve experienced so many different cultures, been to so many landmarks, and seen so many sights.” You tilted your head to look up as you waited for him to finish his thought and you were greeted with the sight of Niall looking down at you with adoration and love. Lowering his head towards yours, he grazed his lips past yours and murmured between the fluttering of his eyelashes against your cheekbones “and I can promise you, cross me heart and hope to die, that I’ve never,” he encircled his arms around you, holding you impossibly tighter than before “ever,” he enunciated before intertwining his legs around yours, making your two bodies become one (much like your souls had become over the course of your relationship, he’d like to think) “seen something as beautiful as the sight of you in my arms right now, right here, in this moment,” (and in that same moment, your heart swooned and every inch of your body radiated from the adoration you felt for your blonde haired angel)

 

Because there is a close connection between veganism and vegetarianism, many people - including the public, media, health care professionals, and even practitioners themselves - often unwittingly twist the meaning of these terms. The word “vegetarian” was coined in 1847 by the founders of the Vegetarian Society of Great Britain. (Prior to that time, people who abstained from eating meat were called “Pythagoreans.”) The definition of “vegetarian” has not changed. It has always meant and continues to mean “a person who does not eat meat, fish, or fowl, and who may or may not eat dairy products or eggs.”

The word “vegetarian” has always dealt solely with what a person eats; it has never delved into the reasoning behind a person’s decision to practice a meat-free diet and therefore does not address motivation. Consequently, vegetarians embrace a wide range of perspectives and rationales. There are vegetarians who believe a plant-based diet is the most healthful, or that it will help them lose weight, or that it is kinder to the environment. For others it is a political statement or an economic solution. Still others are motivated by their compassion for animals. There are a number of groups and individuals for whom vegetarianism is part of their religious convictions or spiritual practices. Some view their vegetarianism as temporary or a matter of circumstance; others see it as a lifetime commitment.

Unlike vegetarianism, veganism has always had a specific, unifying philosophy associated with it, and, in addition, has always dealt with much more than what one eats. The term “vegan” (pronounced VEE-gn) was coined by Donald Watson in 1944, and was at once adopted by the group who founded The Vegan Society in England later that year. The Vegan Society was the first organized secular group to promote a compassionate lifestyle. Their definition of “veganism,” which is accepted as the decisive standard worldwide, is as follows:

Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals.

— 

Jo Stepianak, 

The Name Game: Coming to Terms

hiddenconnections  asked:

What is the difference between vegan and vegetarian? I do not eat non vegetarian at all. No eggs. Never ever had it. Am a vegan? Or vegetarian?

A vegetarian does not eat meat, poultry, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or by-products of slaughter. But does a vegetarian eat eggs or dairy? I mean aren’t they by-products of the whole system?

Let’s look at these types of vegetarians:

  • Lacto-ovo-vegetarian: Eats both dairy products and eggs, this is the most common type of vegetarian diet.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: Eats dairy products but not eggs.
  • Ovo-vegetarian: Eats eggs but not dairy products.
  • And some vegetarians also eat honey. (api-vegetarians)

Vegan: doesn’t eat any meat, dairy, eggs, or any animal by-product, including honey!

So, if it came from an animal in some way, a vegan doesn’t eat it! We also don’t wear animals, we don’t support zoos, or animal parks, circuses nor anything that involves using animals for human entertainment or benefit of any kind. We oppose to animal testing as well. Veganism involves changes in our diets but veganism isn’t entirely about what we eat, is about animal liberation, it’s a political and ethical movement that see for animal freedom and animal liberation from any kind of animal use and exploitation.