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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Everyone's a restaurant critic ...


In my endeavour to eat an increased vegetarian diet, no one told me I would come up against teen live bloggers who share my culinary attempts across the interweb!  

The husband isn't much better with comments like 'don't worry we've got courgette flowers & tomato frittatas coming next'.

I think I may be losing this battle.

15 comments:

  1. Yes mine raises a few questions if I make meat free meals for more than two days running! No support any more xx

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    1. I get told that's what canine teeth are for. Stay strong.

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  2. I just make things with quorn and don't tell anyone it isn't meat. Not sure if they've noticed yet.

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  3. If you can find Quorn products, the fake chicken cutlets are a very successful meat substitute.

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    1. Thank you for the tip, unfortunately any meat substitute is spotted at fifty paces, and the other alernative soya based products have an adverse effect. I wouldn't mind but the dish I served up was very tasty. So much so I am having the left overs for lunch.

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    2. Quorn is made from a fungus which sounds horrible but tastes great. The naked cutlets look like chicken when cooked and have good "bite." As a vegetarian I miss texture in food and this really satisfies me. It seems that you have many more Quorn products in the UK than we have in the states. I'm jealous. Well good luck, a meatless meal each week saves animal lives.

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    3. I looked it up after your first comment, it does sound odd doesn't it.

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  4. Just don't mention the lack of meat! Try things with big chunks of mushrooms too - my hubby now loves my mushroom risotto and he is a very confirmed meat eater! Keep trying! xx

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    1. I am mad about mushroom risotto too.

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  5. Ignore!

    My son, no longer a teenager, always looks in the fridge when he visits and however full it is asks why there is never anything to eat; his dad is grateful for anything.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, our usual retort is there are plenty of basic ingredients to make a meal, eggs, cheese etc

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  6. I'm happy to eat veggie six days out of seven. Unfortunately the males of the house are big carnivores. But I do most of the cooking so I win.
    Having said that we do sometimes eat different meals so the Bigger One can satisfy his constant cravings for meat...

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  7. Sympathies. We raised our two (now adults) on a wholly vegetarian diet. Then I went dairy and egg free. Now all I hear is 'I'm not eating that vegan muck'.

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  8. I get round this problem by having my veggie meal and then serving Lovely Hubby his portion of the same but with a side of meat in some form or another. He's very good about it though and will eat a meal without meat a few nights a week as long as it is something really tasty.

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