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  •  I have had some of their stuff (5+ / 0-)

    And admittedly it was good.

    But lately I've been trying to avoid what's been (unfortunately accurately) called fossil fuel vegetarianism, and also have been trying to adhere to Michael Pollan's "eat food. not too much. mostly plants."  My next goal is to learn how to make tempeh at home to use as a protein / meat substitute.

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    by barath on Mon May 07, 2012 at 03:42:02 PM PDT

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    •  yeah, I am also trying to eat less processed (4+ / 0-)

      veggie meals.  But sometimes, I get a hankering for a "burger" or "chicken".  And I am trying to move to vegan options for those.  

      Currently my meat-substitutes are mostly Morningstar Farms and Quorn... both of which contain eggs.

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      by Hopeful Skeptic on Mon May 07, 2012 at 03:51:53 PM PDT

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    •  barath, might check The Farm re this: (2+ / 0-)
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      My next goal is to learn how to make tempeh at home to use as a protein / meat substitute
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      The Farm, a 1960s community (now both commune & co-op) made their own as well as sold their own.  Very yummy...

      It's been awhile since I was there so things may be set up a bit differently but check anyway.  The crew always offered workshops & cookbooks at reasonable cost & are super friendly folks.

      The only link I could quickly find in my files is this one on one of the initiatives I was into back in the day:

      http://www.plenty.org/...

      Should have a clickable link to the Farm page.

    •  hi Barath (2+ / 0-)
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      Hopeful Skeptic, slowbutsure

      So I see this new word "flexitarian."

      I guess you could call that a "flex-fuel human."

      There is also something to be said for reducing meat to a condiment rather than the main course.  The classic example being spaghetti with tomato sauce and a small meatball.

      Then the next step is to progressively replace the meat in the "meat sauce" and the "meat ball" with texturized vegetable protein (TVP) and similar ingredients.  

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      by G2geek on Mon May 07, 2012 at 05:09:55 PM PDT

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