SparkPeople Pescatarians/Vegetarians Team Messageboard Pescatarians eat seafood and fish as well as vegetarian/vegan fare. So here's a place for us fish-loving, veg-heads to hang out! SparkPeople Pescatarians/Vegetarians Team Messageboard Transitioning to Pescatarian My husband and I are doing a slow transition to becoming pescatarian. He recently got diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and has been put on a strict low sodium diet while he already is lactose intolerant and can't eat beef. I had been pescatarian for years before but quit due to how much seafood and fresh stuff cost. At this point in our household we are having a harder and harder time finding things we can both eat because I can't eat anything spicy or anything with citric acid so tomatoes,... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 19:34:39 EST SeafoodWatch APP Here is a cool app to keep up to date on which fish is sustainable: <BR> <link><BR>ndations/our-app </link> Mon, 9 Nov 2015 11:01:21 EST My thoughts of pescatarian I was once a vegan and a vegetarian about one year of each. I did it for the animals, I never actually tried to see if I was healthy on the vegan diet. I took supplements, but I was too skinny and more than likely anemic. I wanted to believe that the diet was healthy for me. Well, eventually I switched out of it to a normal omnivore diet. Gained healthy weight and my dizzy spells were gone. However, I felt guilty for eating meat, I tried to switch what I could to organic but where I'm from or... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 10:48:27 EST New to vegging :) Heya, My name is Olyvya. Yesterday I made the decision to go vegetarian (or the new term I found from this team is Pescatarian). I will most likely go full vegetarian (still eating dairy), but right now I have a bunch of fish in my freezer and can't let it go to waste lol. Anyhow- I decided on this due to an unfortunate video I came across- I'll spare the details, but it's something like the PETA video Pamela Anderson did w/ KFC. If you've seen that- then the video I saw was 10 times worst. I... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:05:29 EST nutty breakfast 1/2 cup of walnuts,1/2 cup cashews ,1/2 cup macadamias, 1/2 cup filberts chopped and toasted . with cinnamon and cardamom. This is for several servings 3 or 4 served with 1/4 cup blueberries and a splash of cream , nut, coconut or dairy very filling and tasty. Keep stored in refrigerator. Recipe from the Rosedale plan Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:49:05 EST Hello there! Is anyone planning on making any vegetarian dishes for Super Bowl ? Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:44:18 EST Newbie Pesca/Ve gatarian Hi everyone! I starting my year out as a mindful person seeking to become a pesca/vegetarian. I am looking forward to scouring the previous posts and see what I can learn from everyone. This is something I have wanted to do for a while and I am jumping in wholeheartedly!! Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:12:34 EST New to the team Hello everyone! I am new to the team and trying to get myself back in a consistent routine that will help me get back in shape. Haven't been active with Spark since 2011, but I must say that it help me before I stopped. I have been a vegetarian/pescatarian for years. I added white meat when I got pregnant and now I'm back to my old diet. <BR> <BR> Glad to be part of the group! Mon, 4 Nov 2013 22:12:44 EST Hey Y'all! I'm Debbie <BR> Hello fellow Sparkers! I'm new to the site and am learning the ropes. This seems like a very supportive place to be and I want to share a little about myself , what brought me here and why this is so important to me. <BR> <BR> I am 1 week short of 63 years old and have a myriad of chronic diseases, some old, some new, some devastating and some easily manageable. First, type 2 diabetes using U500 insulin administered through an insulin pump. Hypertension, portal hypertension, pulmonary... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:41:56 EST An introduction Hello - <BR> <BR> I'm Kate. I'm a PhD student who studies fish behavior and genetics. And starting tomorrow, I'm going pescatarian. If you're looking for a new friend, please feel free to add me. I'd love to have a fellow fish-eater or five as an SP friend. <BR> <BR> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 18:44:36 EST Newby So happy to have found this team. I have never enjoyed red meat, even as a child, but I was forced to eat it because "I needed protein". When I moved out of my parents house my main protein was chicken, but now a days you can't trust that red meat or chicken is coming from healthy ethical source. So fish, dairy, and eggs is what I feel comfortable with, and the organic ethical brands are affordable for me. I hope I can gain support here and also provide it. Bless you on your individual journe... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:32:14 EST Progressing to be a vegetarian Hi all! I recently made the decision to work toward becoming a vegetarian. I'm starting out with being a pescetarian. I talked to a few people about becoming a vegetarian, and from the feedback I received it is easier to progress to a vegetarian lifestyle and stick with it by going that way first. I may still end up eating some seafood in the end (bad I know), but only the seafood that my dad catches. I'm new to the vegetarian diets and lifestyles, but I really believe this lifestyle will be ... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 12:41:40 EST Summer Plans What are your summer plans? Sun, 7 Apr 2013 20:46:19 EST Reference books HELP I am becoming a pescetarian. New today. I would like to have some reference materials to refer to. Can you help what you have referred to in your journey to become and be a Pescetarian /vegatarian. I saw Fork over knife. That is one, reference. Can you suggest others that are your favorite Sun, 10 Feb 2013 11:35:13 EST Fish Tacos Hey All, <BR> <BR> It's been AGES since I've posted on this team page. I'm just wondering if anyone out there has a recipe or a favorite way they prepare fish tacos? Fri, 1 Feb 2013 15:39:38 EST Healthy Chit-Chat I didn't see a place for daily chit chat so hope you don't mind me making one. <BR> Hope you all have a great weekend. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:58:14 EST NEWBIE ALERT/ BYE I had joined but this team doesn't seem to be active so I'm leaving. Best to you all. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:55:40 EST Winter Holidays. Have fun, be happy and safe for the holidays. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 01:20:18 EST Recommendations for a protein snack? Hey there, new to this team and newly back to SP. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I'm on the run and don't get to have dinner at the time I would like, or if I have yoga in the evening I don't want to eat a big meal before hand, but I would like to get a little something so I don't faint!!! :) <BR> <BR> What are your suggestions for a nice snack that packs a protein punch? Doesn't have to be super-portable, but would be nice if I can package it up to eat in the car. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:18:34 EST Fall Holiday or Thanksgiving 2012 I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving or Happy Fall(Harvest)Festival. Be safe and have fun. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 15:30:13 EST Introducing myself Hi there, I just wanted to introduce myself. I've had a strong aversion to meat most of my life but ate it out of convenience. Fish was a totally different story. A couple months ago I started working with a nutrition coach and asked her to help me into a balanced vegatarian lifestyle that included fish on occasion. Come to find out that this type of diet is called Pescatarian! Holy crap - I feel so enlightened knowing there's an actual name for this way of eating. <BR> So here I am :) <BR... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:52:10 EST Your newest pescatarian Hi guys! <BR> I recently decided to follow a pescatarian lifestyle, which has been hard considering NONE of my friends or family would dream of giving up ANY meat... so I'm glad I found this group! I was intending to go vegetarian, but I keep finding myself falling back on seafood when I'm out for a meal and there isn't a vegetarian option etc. <BR> <BR> My reasons for giving up most meat are environmental ones. Not only do I not see how commercial meat production can be sustainable, but was... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 02:08:43 EST Hi all Looks like the perfect team for me---largely vegetarian but REALLY love fish/shellfish so eat them regularly. Faves are tilapia, shrimp, and tuna but when in the mood for a treat will enjoy crab and lobster (my lifelong favorite food). On the veggie side use eggs, lots of dairy and legumes; allergic to wheat so can't use most commercial meat substitutes. <BR> Happy eating!! Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:09:54 EST Yay meat? OK, I'm going to be honest with you. I love meat. I don't think I could ever give it up. BUT... my 12-year-old daughter has decided to become a pescatarian. It's not that I don't support her. I do. Fully. But it puts me in quite a spot, as - being the meat-lover that I am - it's a whole new world for me. So I was hoping that you would be kind enough to allow me to join this group - meat-faults and all - cause I could really need some help and advice from time to time. <em>334</em> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:02:18 EST Brand new here Hi, I am Kim from Tucson Arizona. I am a native Texan and last summer we had to move to Arizona for my husband's health. I watched him go through a triple bypass surgery and recovery. I am in a yahoo group where alot of the members are vegan and have read what all they've had to say. after going to the dr myself and finding out my cholesterol was 400 and I was borderline diabetic I decided it was time for a change. At first, I was only going to do vegetarian. But I have been reading alot of i... Sun, 27 May 2012 21:39:54 EST Hi! Hi, Just wanted to say that I am so ready to live a healthier lifestyle. I am finding it hard to incorporate exercise into my busy schedule, but I know I can do it. I just need to make small changes. Anyway, I am here and I am ready to be a loser. =) Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:25:06 EST Hello from San Diego,CA. Glad this group is here. I was happy to find this team on SparkPeople. Hope the group is doing well in their lives. Also a question to the group. Do you get flack from other vegetarians for being a Pescetarian? Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:21:27 EST hello all! hi everyone! i need new ideas for dinners.... i am the only one of my "kind" in my little family and i am trying to keep everyone happy. it's tough sometimes. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:44:10 EST Has anyone seen the ageless woman report? This is a good story: <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 12:24:34 EST Hi there I am new here. I have not made the transition just yet but I am planning to change my diet to a pescatarian diet very soon. I figured I would join the team for ideas and general information. The choice is not for the purpose of weight loss but for the sake of health and energy. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 12:22:11 EST Welcome- thoughts for the new year? Welcome new members!!! Anyone got any thoughts how we can get this team going for the <BR> New Year? Do we have a leader? Sat, 31 Dec 2011 06:34:57 EST New to the team Hello all! My name is Jess and I have been a Pescatarian for approximately 4 years now. I decided to become a Pescatarian after learning about animal cruelty in factories and the toll that over consumption of meat takes on the envinronment and our bodies. <BR> <BR> I am new to Sparkpeople. I am looking forward to getting and giving tips, recipes, and motivation. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 11:07:06 EST Newby Thought I get a head start before the New Year. LOL <BR> Wishing you all the best on your individual journeys. I welcome all friend adds. Also looking for a buddy. <BR> <BR> God Bless <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> and <em>212</em> Sun, 25 Dec 2011 20:05:34 EST Thanksgiving or Harvest Festival Happy Thanksgiving (Turkey Day). Enjoy your fall festivities Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:19:24 EST Anything new? Anybody find,hear anything new? I tried a new fish meal in the fish/freezer section at <BR> Harris Teeter-Miso Salmon-very good. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 06:17:12 EST hello team hello team, my name is Linda and i love fish.... that is my confession i have been with spark for 2 years and on this team about half that time. i just thought i would introduce myself as i am now the new leader of this team Sun, 16 Oct 2011 08:37:09 EST New here... hi! :) Hi all, just joining the team, and thought I'd introduce myself. I haven't eaten red meat or poultry in four years now. I spent a lot of that time as a lacto-ovo vegetarian, and about six months of it as a vegan. I've now re-introduced the occasional piece of fish into my diet, and feel that pescatarianism is the best long-term balance for me. <BR> <BR> Personally, I eat fish mainly to give me another option in restaurants. I don't cook it at home, and even in restaurants, I usually only or... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 16:22:08 EST SparkPeople Cookbook Has anyone bought the new cookbook? Are there a lot of vegetarian or pescatarian recipes? I love cookbooks, but I don't want to buy it if there are a lot of meat recipes i won't use. Tue, 4 Oct 2011 17:40:18 EST ideas? Our team doesn't seem to have much action-anyone have any thoughts to spark us up? Mon, 19 Sep 2011 06:15:06 EST Why I went Pescatarian Last year I was diagnosed with over 25 food allergies...including pork, caffeine, coffee, tea, spinach, strawberries, lettuce, milk, soy, tomatoes and CHOCOLATE! (horrors! lol) just to name a few... I have found that my allergies change with the seasons also so something I wasn't allergic too before I became. And this included processed meat (hotdogs, luncheon meats) and lately has been beef and chicken. So far the only one I haven't had a problem fish and seafood. (fingers crossed... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:44:36 EST New game -Sea creatures by alphabet A-Albacore tuna Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:20:17 EST I'm so glad I found this group! I am a new (as of two days ago) Pesce/Pescatarian (honestly it being spelled two different ways is so confusing. Lol). <BR> <BR> Anyway, I've had zero luck the past few days trying to find some other people who would be able to sort of guide me along this, "Well what *can* I eat?" process. And being a Pesce is a bit easier, because I can have fish/sea food, but being a poor college kid that is all very expensive. <BR> <BR> So anyway, hello. :] I will probably ask a lot of dumb questions. Sat, 23 Jul 2011 12:21:29 EST Hello I have joined two groups. The one Need to Gain weight due to my best friend. She found Spark People and encouraged me to give it a try when she saw this site for people who need to gain weight. She is very concerned. I have also joined the Pescatarians/ Vegetarians group. As I am a Pescatarian. I decided to give it a try, I would like to at least start out by putting on ten lbs and if I can do that I will see where it goes from there. Sat, 23 Jul 2011 00:54:22 EST Hello (: My name is Amy, and i'm the new team leader. I was a pescatarian for 3 years, vegetarian for 1 and am currently a vegan. <BR> <BR> I thought i'd share a couple of my favorite recipes :) <BR> <BR><BR>a-verde-sliders/ <BR> <BR><BR>/raw-vegan-macadamia-cheesecake/ <BR> <BR><BR>-artichoke-pita-pizza/ <BR> <BR> <BR> :D Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:32:12 EST Trying to eat more vegetables... <em>267</em> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <BR> <BR> I don't limit myself to fish and vegetables, but I am trying to eat more vegetables. Your recipes sound delicious. <BR> <BR> I love sparkpeople ! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and recipes! Chris Sun, 5 Jun 2011 18:50:44 EST Skinny soup I ran across this recipe at ( at least I think that is where it was) and even though I am not a cabbage lover, it is rather delicious. <BR> <BR> Makes 12 one cup servings <BR> <BR> 6 cups beef broth or 2 pkgs onion soup plus 6 cups of water. ( I use the onion soup and water) <BR> 28 ounces diced tomato with juice <BR> 2 tablespoons tomato paste <BR> 4 cups chopped cabbage <BR> 1 cup chopped onion <BR> 1 cup sliced carrots <BR> 1 cup green beans <BR> 1 cup chopped zucchi... Mon, 16 May 2011 05:25:59 EST Hello from sunny South Africa... Hello everyone. I am working on going completely vegetarian, but on occasion when eating out I have no choice but to have some fish. I have been with Spark People since 2006, but was inactive for a couple of years and am back now. I am checking out new groups since my life style has changed in those couple of years. Sat, 14 May 2011 12:05:19 EST Salmon Burgers I need a good salmon burger recipe. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:29:22 EST Newbie from the plains Discovered this site, and so far loving it! This seems like the team for me, as I am not so much into losing weight (although that is a small part of my goal), but to live healthy and clean. <BR> <BR> I was once a vegetarian for approx. a year, but once the wife got pregnant we couldn't resist the urges. I'd like to go back, but living in Iowa presents it's challenges in terms of food temptations. Lot's of great eateries, and lot's of meat! <BR> <BR> Never heard of Pescatarians, but it's ... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:43:08 EST motivation Anyone have any good motivation for when it is snowy,icy,& <BR> just to darn cold to go outside? Wed, 12 Jan 2011 06:33:27 EST What's your go to meal? We've all got one -- that meal we turn to when we're not in to mood to go out and not in the mood to cook something elaborate. It's fast, it's tasty and the ingredients are almost always in your pantry. <BR> <BR> So share what it is here! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 12:38:40 EST New Pescatarian for 2011 Hello, My name is Katie. I decided to go meat free for 2011, only eating fish from time to time. <BR> I am 9 days in and having a little bit of a hard time. I find myself filling the meat void with dairy and carbs and not many vegetables. I really need to work on that. Anyone have any tips? Sun, 9 Jan 2011 10:00:38 EST Red Grape & Tuna Pita Hey, just wanted to share one of my new fav lunches. It's from the CarbLovers book, which I love. <BR> <BR> 1/2 can (3 oz) tuna in water, drained <BR> 1/2 red grapes, halved <BR> 1 Tbsp slivered almonds <BR> 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint <BR> 1 Tbsp lemon juice <BR> 2 Tsp olive oil <BR> 1/8 Tsp black pepper <BR> 1 whole-grain pita, halved <BR> <BR> Mix everything and serve it in the pita. Mon, 3 Jan 2011 20:04:49 EST New Years Resolution game How about a game? Alphabet resolutions? I'll start. <BR> A-eat more APPles Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:06:46 EST anyone? Anyone out there? Just realized how long since we've been active on this team. Anything interesting,anyone? Thu, 30 Dec 2010 18:05:26 EST A new-ish pescatarian Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm a 27-year-old Southern Californian. I joined SparkPeople at the end of November and haven't logged in since that first day. I was putting together photos for a year-in-review retrospective and realized that I looked larger and larger in each photo as the months went on. I knew then that waiting until January 1 to start a "resolution diet" wasn't the way to go, and I needed to start NOW. <BR> <BR> I became a pescatarian in June of this year. I am doing the "Day Zero" challe... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:11:27 EST Roasted Pears In trying to cook from seasonal produce, found this recipe, tried it, it's luscious: <BR> Roasted Pear Salad <BR> 3 Pears, halved, cored, and small sliver cut off bottom so they sit evenly in roasting pan <BR> 1/4 cup vinegraitte dressing of your choice <BR> 2 Tablespoons brown sugar <BR> Bring above to boil then remove from heat <BR> Mix together: <BR> 2 oz. blue cheese <BR> 1/4 cup pecans that have been toasted in saute pan <BR> 1/4 cup diced dried cherries <BR> thyme to taste, fresh or dri... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:36:44 EST Dinner Last night I made the most amazing meal last night- Chef Meg's slow cook curried vegetables. My husband and one son do not eat anything different- it is very hard to get them to try new things. My other son will try anything at least once. Well this meal came out great- I did make some changes I only used 2 cups of the chickpeas, i added cubed tofu, and did not add the peas. I also used whole coconut milk. I made brown rice with it. Everyone was like oh no, yuck tofu, uggghhhh.. then i told them to try ... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:16:26 EST So what's for Thanksgiving? T-Day draws near and the ever present question for those who don't eat turkey -- what's for dinner? <BR> <BR> I've tried a couple of turkey substitutes, but none really thrilled me. Mostly I happily make do with the huge number of sides the day provides. <BR> <BR> This year I am going to try to make a veg version of what looks like a great mushroom gravy in the current issue of Cooking Light. <BR> <BR> Anyone else doing something different? Thu, 4 Nov 2010 16:49:03 EST hi fishy friends. heeeelllooo! fellow pesco here. i've been eating fish for about 2 years but ive been vegetarian for 7. i miss meat i wont lie but i cant bring myself to eat it. it makes me physically sick, i cant digest it. i grew up eating everything. guess thats why i was a chunky monkey. <BR> <BR> my mom always told me i was allergic to fish. if i ate it i would get terribly sick, since she is extremely allergic to it and all. one day, at work i was gazing at the fish counter (i work in a grocery store)... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 11:46:39 EST Holy Mackerel! I was HOPING to find a "we're vegetarian but eat fish and no that doesn't mean we eat chicken, too, we're vegetarian, remember, oh and eggs and milk are a go, yes, some vegetarians eat eggs and milk and don't end up in vegetarian hell, would you STOP trying to feed me chicken, since when do chickens swim in the sea?" message board! <BR> <BR> I reached my goal weight last year because I completely lost interest in eating. It's almost worth signing up for a depression, isn't it? But of cours... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 03:41:09 EST Yay, a place for me! Hello fellow pescatarians! I've been veg for 6 six years and started eating fish again when I moved to the Atlantic. I never realized how much I missed crab legs! Of course I'm trying to lose some weight, so no crab legs for a while, haha. I'm a senior in college. I like to write. Friend me:D Tue, 19 Oct 2010 20:16:52 EST Salmon with Marinara and Pasta Salmon with Marinara and Pasta <BR> <BR> My mom is kind of a chef. By that I mean, while not a professional, she can look at a recipe and modify it to greatness or open a pantry and create yummy goodness. Trouble is, she never writes any of that goodness down which makes recreating things a challenge. But this creation was too good to let go into the mists. So I recreated it. <BR> <BR> She used cream, I used half and half because that was all the store had organic-wise and I don't believe i... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 17:28:57 EST Fish and Other Sources for Protein, B12, and Iron My intake of protein, Vitamin B12, and iron is usually low. I know fish contains a fair amount of protein, but not sure about the other two. I'm wondering if anyone can provide me (and members of the team) with information and hints about Pescatarians getting more of these in their diet. Hopefully, this is something others may have questions about. Would love to hear others' experience. Thank you!! <BR> <BR> <em>492</em> <BR> <BR> "Something was fishy, I think he was a Pisces working fo... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 22:17:25 EST Too easy! Hey Everyone, <BR> Dinner at my house is usually quick and crazy (three teenagers & all their activities). Last night's dinner was a hit with all the members of my house and it's quick. <BR> <BR> I boiled up a box of our favorite whole grain pasta (penne). <BR> <BR> While it was boiling I cut up a portobello mushroom, sprinkled it with sea salt, covered it with plastic wrap and microwaved it for 1.5 minutes. Leave the plastic wrap on and the mushrooms will continue to cook, while the pas... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 10:44:02 EST Happy to be here!!! Hi all! <BR> I'm a pescatarian of nearly one year. Last December, I decided to become a vegetarian, and did not eat any meat or fish for about four months. I realized that I would have to incorporate a non-plant based protein back into my diet in order to have more options, as I am a busy social worker with not much time to find a bunch of veggie recipes. So, I put the fish/ seafood back in, and have been a pescatarian ever since. <BR> I don't miss meat at all; however, it is still challengin... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 17:36:57 EST 21 Day Meditation Challenge through Chopra Center The Chopra Center, as in Deepka Chopra, is starting another round of the very popular 21 Day Meditation Challenge tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 11. <BR> <BR> This is FREE and is done via videos so no matter how new you are to the concept you can do this! <BR> <BR> Meditation has HUGE benefits. It reduces stress, anxiety, blood pressure, etc. All the things many of us are struggling with and use food as a coping method. How about giving meditation a try with me? <BR> <BR> I've not done this before... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 15:03:21 EST at last somewhere i do`nt have to explain myself i am linda from the UK i have beeneating fish and veg for years i havea fresh fish box deliverd once a fortnight every time is different this week includes fresh tuna, sword fish dover sole and plaice amongst others. i knew wehad a name i did`nt know we had a team too i am glad to be here Sat, 25 Sep 2010 09:57:51 EST Seafood Health Nut I was vegetarian for 5 years but I did not and never will have any support. I'm not from that kind of family. Also I have tons of food intolerances and my family wouldn't dream of eating what I do. But I love seafood so much and basically, our family has been a "Do It Yourself" family since the kids were teens. I was sad about not having family dinner but our schedules didn't allow it. Now DH & I are empty nesting. He eats his junk food. I eat my health food. I do occasionally eat mea... Sat, 11 Sep 2010 21:41:25 EST Ingredient of the week -- Mussels Okay, this week we'll be doing a seafood favorite of mine -- mussels. <BR> <BR> So let's share those recipes and tips! Fri, 20 Aug 2010 15:32:23 EST Ingredient of the week -- Swiss Chard For our first ingredient of the week, we'll be doing Swiss Chard with a side of Spinach. <BR> <BR> Spinach is the default substitute ingredient for most greens, so let's talk about how to use Swiss Chard and when and why we swap it out for Spinach! Fri, 13 Aug 2010 16:14:09 EST Ingredient of the week -- Swiss Chard For our first ingredient of the week, we'll be doing Swiss Chard with a side of Spinach. <BR> <BR> Spinach is the default substitute ingredient for most greens, so let's talk about how to use Swiss Chard and when and why we swap it out for Spinach! Fri, 13 Aug 2010 16:11:40 EST What Ingredient Next? I've gotten some positive feedback on this idea, so let's decide what ingredient we'd like to focus on for next Sunday. <BR> <BR> Suggest something you're really curious about or know a lot about so we get some activity going! Sun, 8 Aug 2010 08:31:50 EST Ingredient of the week topic? One of the vegetarian lists I join the unjoin from time to time has an Ingredient of the Week topic. The idea is to take a single ingredient then have members post recipes, questions, concerns and experiences about it. <BR> <BR> It would be a specific thing -- salmon versus fish; shrimp versus seafood; spinach versus veggies. <BR> <BR> We could have that thread going plus an Next Week? thread where we nominated what ingredient we wanted to focus on the following week. <BR> <BR> Obviously, ... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 21:08:30 EST EFT vid to check out To make a long explanation short, EFT is a variation of accupressure that has had great results for many people. It's one of the things I've known about for 2 years and pretty much ignored. This past week my ICMYT team did a Try it for a Week Challenge and I tried this one. <BR> <BR> It's really, really powerful. Give it a try. One day or for one week like I did. I think you may be very pleased with the results! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </lin... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 09:20:20 EST A newbie w/family problems Hi Everyone - I'm new to the team. I've been struggling with the ethics of eating land based animals for several years. My dh is a very old fashioned meat and potatoes kind of guy but he had a health scare last year and we eliminated all beef & pork but have continued to eat chicken/turkey/fish. <BR> <BR> I recently picked up the book Eating Animals and I can no longer eat chicken/turkey. <BR> <BR> My family of 5 is not being very supportive. I'm trying to move us inch by inch toward a... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 12:15:53 EST What other programs are you doing? So we've all opted to give up or work on giving up land-based animals as protein sources. But what else are you doing? <BR> <BR> I'm working on a combo of intuitive eating programs -- Paul McKenna, Geneen Roth and Jon Gabriel are my gurus there. <BR> <BR> I've also started doing the Abs Diet for Women. Not really doing the diet so much as following the exercise program and trying to follow the advice about getting the 12 power foods to be the basis of my diet because they are good choices f... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 11:19:31 EST Cook's Illustrated Summer Grilling This is one of several summer special editions put out by Cook's Illustrated, and I have to HIGHLY recommend it. <BR> <BR> This has a picture of a slow-pulled BQ pork sandwich on the cover, so yes, there are A LOT of meat recipes in it -- but as we've noted, several of us come from "mixed" families. However it has two MUST have recipes in it. <BR> <BR> The first is a baja-style fish taco that looks wonderful. No, I haven't had it, but it really simply can't be bad given the recipe. <BR> <B... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 11:48:48 EST Family Reunion........ So I am off to my husbands family reunion. And I am 99.99% sure that it will be meat, meat and more bulk meat for breakfast lunch and dinner. Can I get some ideas as to what I should bring for myself. We will have our trailer with us so I can cook there, but I dont want to segregate myself either. We will be there for 3 days. Any ideas would be most appreciated!!! Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:13:32 EST Veggie Burger My daughter used to enjoy a weekly hamburger -- until she saw Food Inc and became Pescatarian. We just started trying out some of the veggie burgers on the market. She doesn't really care for the Garden Burger brand (tried the original and the Sun Dried Tomato Basil). Tried the Boca Burger this weekend and she thought it was "okay" but I could tell she wasn't thrilled. She doesn't like mushrooms so if it has mushrooms as one of the main ingredients she won't try it. Wondering if there ar... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 11:29:43 EST Pescatarian turned Omnivore turning Pescatarian?! Hi all :) I was a Pescatarian for about 20 years and then I met my husband, who tempted me back to the other side... It's been 4 years that I have been back eating all types of meats and I've been reconsidering transitioning back for a while now. Slowly (and I think subconsciously lol) I have been transitioning my husband "the hunter" to white meat only. We have been eating red meat very rarely for the past year. Hubby loves fruit and veggies and is very open to new things, so that is aweso... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 01:16:02 EST Recipes for White Bass I just found some white bass at the grocery store, and I'm looking for new recipes. Help! Tue, 1 Jun 2010 10:51:40 EST Motivation Anyone have any good motivations? Inspirations? Things <BR> that are working for/helping you?-Linda Sat, 29 May 2010 10:22:18 EST Newbie Pescatarian Hello my name is Patti and I have recently changed my eating lifestyle to pescatarian. My husband was recently diagnosed with hypertension and his doctor suggested a no red meat diet. He decided to go a little further and cut out poultry and pork too. I felt instead of making two different meals, I would join the bandwagon too. <BR> <BR> This is my first week and it is going rather well. I think all of the fresh vegetables and fruits available are making it easier but I know the first B... Wed, 26 May 2010 19:48:32 EST Mother's Day for the Pescatarian? Anyone have any plans for Mother's Day? We are going to a vegetarian indian restaurant. It's my first mother's day - my son is 9 months old. :) Fri, 7 May 2010 13:15:10 EST Sherried Sardine Toast This is from Alton Brown's Good Eats episode -- Live and Let Diet: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>own/sh erried-sardine-toast-recipe/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> I did make a few modifications. Didn't use the oil from the sardines. Just poured that out because the oil clinging to the fish seemed ample to me. <BR> <BR> I used a small squeeze of lemon juice (partly for flavor, partly for liquid volume to replace the oil) instead of zest. <BR> <BR> And I swapped o... Thu, 6 May 2010 18:37:10 EST Sardines and Pasta Sardines and spicy tomato sauce on pasta <BR> <BR> I browned an onion in some olive oil (not the fish oil because I didn't want to risk the oil making the sauce not keep as well). Then I stirred in a 28 oz can of chunky tomato sauce (tomato sauce with some tomato bits in it). Spiced it as usual (red wine, red pepper flakes, basil, oregano, dash of garlic, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce). <BR> <BR> I didn't put the single can of sardines in the sauce -- again so the leftovers would have a ... Thu, 6 May 2010 18:35:27 EST Hello team! Hello. I have been transitioning into vegetarianism/veganism over the past few weeks and am still breastfeeding. After careful consideration, I have decided to be pescatarian at least until my son weans so that I ensure he gets the proper nutrition through my diet and is not deficient in the things that fish, some dairy, and eggs have to offer. :) Thu, 6 May 2010 17:25:24 EST Szechwan Sauce and Fish Szechwan-Style Red Snapper Fillets from "Fish on the Grill" By Barbara Grunes and Phyllis Magida (out of print, but available used on Amazon). <BR> <BR> Remember the sauce would be great used a variety of ways! <BR> <BR> SZECHWAN SAUCE <BR> <BR> 2 T peanut oil <BR> 1/2 t minced fresh gingerroot <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 3 green onions, minced <BR> 1-2 jalapenos or other chili pepper, chopped <BR> 2 T sugar <BR> 5 t dark soy sauce <BR> 3 T catsup <BR> 2 t dry white wine <BR> 1 t whi... Sat, 1 May 2010 13:51:38 EST zumba looking for a fun way to exercise and energize? Try Zumba. It is aerobic exercise to all kinds of latin music. I attend a class at 8:00 in the morning and at least 100 people enthusiastically show up to wiggle, jump, laugh, shimmy, and swing to music. You can see it at All sizes and ages are welcome to come have fun together. Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:43:06 EST Over 60 Pesky-Veggie Hi, I am new to Spark, as a result of finding the book in my library. I am over 60 and have been eating my veggies, exercising, and trying to avoid nasty chemicals for about 25 years. I still have managed to add about 10 lbs over the last 15 years and have found it very, very hard to keep the pounds off, post menopause. <BR> Being active and eating healthy gets you 95% of the way there, but I have to learn how to eat a little less. Am I alone here? Has anyone discovered any helpful ideas? Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:51:11 EST my first message- help! I've just joined SparlPeople, and I'm really excited about it. As my username suggests, I am a nurse. I work at a small outpatient center..and, every day, our patients bring us in treats. Very fattening treats! They are kept at the nurses station, obviously, and with 5 other nurses, I can't remove the food. How do I avoid chocolate, or other treats, on a daily (hourly, minute-by-minute) basis?! Thanks so much, Laura Sat, 10 Apr 2010 12:52:52 EST new here! hi my name is Katie. i am so glad to have found this team!!! i just turned 26 and i quit drinking and smoking over a year ago. i have recently become a pescatarian!!!! i actually really like to exercise:) so far i have lost 20 pounds! i live in Alabama ROLL TIDE!!! Mon, 5 Apr 2010 21:22:15 EST new here! hi my name is Katie. i am so glad to have found this team!!! i just turned 26 and i quit drinking and smoking over a year ago. i have recently become a pescatarian!!!! i actually really like to exercise:) so far i have lost 20 pounds! i live in Alabama ROLL TIDE!!! Mon, 5 Apr 2010 21:21:55 EST Hi! I'm the 100th Member! I just joined this group but I've been on SP for almost two months. I am seeing results and feeling fanatastic! I have been a pescatarian for about 7 or 8 years. Sat, 13 Mar 2010 00:06:05 EST fish quality I hear about the bad quality of meat and poultry but what about the quality of fish and sea food Fri, 12 Mar 2010 20:58:50 EST This Month's Cooking Light Just a quick heads up -- this month's Cooking Light (April 2010 - pasta on the cover) has several fish recipes in it. This includes a section on sustainable fish. Check it out! Thu, 11 Mar 2010 15:53:13 EST Link to Alton Brown's Grilled Romaine Had this tonight and it is yummy! <BR> <BR> The recipe calls for 1/4 cup of cheese per recipe, but I just used 1 tablespoon. This is fresh tasting and simple as anything. <BR> <BR> I used "the good stuff" Parmesan-wise and got an organic red wine vinegar. <BR> <BR> Seriously, ya gotta try it! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>own/grilled-romaine-recipe/index.html </link> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:10:16 EST Hi! I just joined! Hi everyone! And happy valentines day! This team is perfect for me and I'll tell you why; my husband works for a seafood distributors and I am privy to all kinds. I mostly eat white fish fillets such as flounder, scrod, sole, halibut, etc. Once in a great while I get treated to lobster and shrimp, I don't care for anything in shells (like clams). Sun, 14 Feb 2010 07:22:02 EST Recipes In response to Calliopedak's request: <BR> <BR> Cauliflower with Tomato-Curry Sauce <BR> 1 tsp olive oil <BR> 1 onion, finely chopped <BR> 2 tsp minced peeled fresh ginger <BR> 2 tsp curry powder <BR> 1/2 tsp ground cumin <BR> 1 cup canned tomato puree <BR> 1/2 cup water <BR> 1 lb cauliflower florets, cut into bite-size pieces and steamed <BR> 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley <BR> <BR> 1) In a large nonstick skillet over med heat, heat the oil. Saute the onion and ginger until the onion is tra... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 19:54:31 EST Hello I am new to this site and this team, i gave up eating meat a few years ago but i still eat fish and eggs and dairy foods such as cheese and milk products. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 14:53:37 EST new vegetarian Hi, my name is Vanessa and I am a stay at home mom with 5 kids. We aren't vegetarians but I am very interested in trying to switch over or at least add a few good vegetarian meals into our diets. I am just wondering if anyone can recommend any good "starter" recipes that I can make to help my husband be okay without meat. He is a total meat eater and I am hating it! <BR> <BR> Thank you for any help you have for me. <BR> Wed, 20 Jan 2010 20:25:16 EST Bulghur Burgers Hey All, <BR> <BR> It's been forever since I posted here. Hope everyone had a great holiday season. <BR> <BR> I made the Moosewood's Bulghur Burgers recipe last night for dinner and they practically fell apart. Just wondering if anyone has made this recipe with success or had any suggestions on making 'em stick together better. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:07:12 EST Alton Brown Recipe If you caught Good Eats last night, you saw the ep where AB talked about how he lost 50 lbs. He's also been talking a lot more about focusing on sustainable fish, like sardines. He had this recipe on last night and it looks delicious! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>own/sherried-sardine-toast-recipe/inde<BR>x.html </link> <BR> <BR> BTW, if you can't find the type of sardines he mentionted, you can order them from Amazon. Tue, 5 Jan 2010 08:52:40 EST Book Recommendations Let's use this topic to give a shout out to our favorite helpful books and sing the praises of our favorite cookbooks! Sat, 2 Jan 2010 08:20:58 EST Great web site for sustainable seafood Then Monterey Bay Aquarium has a site that includes all sorts of info on sustainable fish as well as some great looking recipes. Some of them would need adjustments like leave the bacon out, but well worth checking out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>afoodwatch/recipes/ </link> Thu, 26 Nov 2009 12:01:14 EST Fishy concerns? What concerns you most about eating fish? Contaminants? Environmental impact? <BR> <BR> I don't eat beef/chicken because of the hormones and antibiotics, so I have the same concerns about fish. Consequently, I try to stick with wild caught. I worry too about depleting certain species of fish, so I try to stick with the sustainable ones...unfortunately, this means I had to give up Orange Roughy, one of my favs. Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:19:03 EST Did you get your fish? The experts say that you should eat 2-3 servings of fish a week for heart health. Have you had yours today/this week? I had tuna with my lunch Monday and today. Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:16:53 EST Thanksgiving Is anyone doing a turkeyless thanksgiving dinner? My family is doing the traditional turkey dinner, but my mom has asked if I want to add some nonmeat things. Was wondering what others are having? Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:39:05 EST Fasta Pasta Microwave Cooker I got one of these via Amazon and I just LOVE it. <BR> <BR> Perfect for just me or for up to four servings. Cooks the pasta just right and without boiling a whole pot of water. <BR> <BR> It's supposed to cook potatoes, too, but I haven't tried that yet. Still I like the thing so much that I ordered one for each household in my family for Christmas! <BR> <BR> Oh, you can also order a little cookbook. It's full of meat dishes, but easy enough to leave that out, sub something or replace with ... Tue, 10 Nov 2009 18:38:53 EST Vegetarian Kids article Most of the ink I see about being vegetarian (and I'll include we pescatarians in this) is negative. However, for a change the local newpaper ran a positive article about raising vegetarian kids. Below is the link if anyone is interested: <BR> <BR><BR>en/la-he-vegetarian-kids9-2009nov09,0,<BR>5835187.story Tue, 10 Nov 2009 16:27:24 EST Kashi Mayan Harvest bake Anyone try this yet? It looks to be interesting, saw it in the store today and couldn't resist. As close as I can translate it is polenta with a kind of bean salsa stuff on it, topped with plantains. I am a busy woman during the week and often use Amy's kitchen frozen foods, but this is a new one for me. Says vegan on the label. Sun, 8 Nov 2009 15:06:40 EST THANK YOU So much For Removing The Bizarre Chicken I just had to say that picture was really bad.... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 15:01:10 EST It's Not Just About the Seafood If you're like me, you eat vegetarian or vegan a good number of days. So what are your favorite recipes? Share them here! Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:36:54 EST Seafood and Sauces Grilled? Poached? Fried? Sauce or rub or both? Share your favorite recipes for seafood here! Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:35:11 EST One Thing at a Time Challenge We all have something we want to do, but often the process seems overwhelming. It's not "I should start exercising," but "I should add aerobics, sit-ups, yoga and push-ups to my daily routine." <BR> <BR> Is it any wonder our Inner Brats run in terror? <BR> <BR> So let's try taking things one step at a time. For this challenge, declare ONE thing you will be working on for this week, then check in here with your progress. <BR> <BR> When the new week rolls around, you can either add to it or ... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:31:56 EST Fish and Chat Welcome to the team! Lets use this topic to check in with each other and see how things are going! Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:17:15 EST Team Leader seems to have vanished Our team leader is gone. This team is dead in the water participation-wise, but I'd love to see it take off. <BR> <BR> I'm leader of another team, but have never done one alone or checked out how to get "appointed" a leader of a dead team, but I'm willing to do that or to simply start a new one, but I'd like some feedback to find out if: <BR> <BR> 1) How many of you are interested in an active team <BR> 2) What you'd like to see the team do for you <BR> 3) Is it better to simply start a new... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 12:30:20 EST New guy! I LIKE FISH! Oh, and chicken...and I guess I'm a pescatarian! I have really been eating mostly (notice I said "mostly") fish etc., for the last few months, with the occasional beef or pork to ease the cravings but I think I'm ready to take the plunge and quit cold turkey...hey! Play on the theme there...anyway...saw this spark team and just knew it was for me! So what do you think? Can I do it? Are you ready to help me? I'm ready to help MOTIVATE you! Give me a buzz! Take a look a... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:11:10 EST Daily Chat I have noticed that this team doesn't have a daily chat that I can see, so I thought I'd start one and see if it flies. <BR> <BR> I have been on this eating plan for six days now and so far, so good! I do not miss eating meat and find the soy 'meat' products quite appetizing. There is so much variety now ~ Yves has made it very easy to have an alternative to meat. <BR> <BR> Today was spent shopping for new clothes for my daughter who is going back to school after having her second child. ... Wed, 22 Jul 2009 18:08:37 EST Hello all, from new member! Sorry, thought I was supposed to do a new topic for a new member. I posted on the "Introduce Yourself to Team Forum" thread. <BR> Linda Sat, 23 May 2009 22:21:22 EST New to Group Hello all - new to group - have been pescatarian for years and just learned that phrase here on SP. Hubby always tells everyone 'she's vegetarian' but then I have to explain that I eat fish so I'm not really. We eat fish a few nights a week. <BR> Anyway, hi all <em>213</em> Tue, 10 Feb 2009 06:45:37 EST why did you become a pescatarian? i became a vegetarian because i was reading so much about the vices of mammal meat that i decided it would be healthier for me to cut it out altogether. when i found that i wasn't getting enough protein by far, i started to be a pescatarian. as it stands, i eat enough protein now and although i wish that i could be a vegetarian, i find this to be a pleasant compromise. <BR> <BR> what about everyone else? Wed, 28 Jan 2009 18:33:15 EST What did you eat for Thanksgiving? I had smoked salmon and asparagus risotto ... which I have not had since I was pregnant as that was all I wanted to eat then! Fri, 28 Nov 2008 00:31:54 EST Crab and Salmon. Crab is my favorite, like lobster a lot then salmon is so good. I don't eat them too often, because the fat content is quite high. I know the salmon has the Omega acids in it. Wed, 12 Nov 2008 03:51:24 EST Favourite fish recipes? I thought that I would start a "recipe exchange" were we could add a recipe that we like to share with others. <BR> <BR> I LOVE capers so thought that I would start us off with this one ... <BR> <BR> Tuna-Caper Spread <BR> ****************** <BR> 1 6-ounce can chunk light tuna in water <BR> 4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese (1/2 cup) <BR> 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 2 teaspoons lemon juice <BR> 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste <BR> 3 tablespoons capers, rinsed and ... Sun, 9 Nov 2008 00:43:34 EST New Pescatarian Actually Frustrated Veggie Head. I'm Esther. I'm in the very early stage or research stage of becoming a Pescatarian then Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian. A great deal of my ideal are of a vegetarian so I classify myself as one. I haven't completely transitioned my diet plan (menu plan). I'm sorry about using the "D" word. I want to learn about the pescatarian life style. Sat, 8 Nov 2008 22:55:11 EST Got Protein? Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> Happy Halloween! Just wondering what kinds of non-meat protein sources y'all use most often. I live in a small town with a grocery store that is pretty small and rarely has fish. My favorite is chicken seitan and morningstar chicken strips when I get the chance to get to a larger community. <BR> <BR> I recently got some soy protein powder for a quick fix in the morning. And, the texture of the shake is almost slimy. I can hardly gag it down. My daily protein is... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 16:46:02 EST I guess that I am member # 3 Hi, I am Janet and I normally live in London, Ontario. <BR> I went to Texas about 6 weeks ago to help volunteer with the Hurricane Ike recovery and my life has certainly changed. <BR> <BR> Change # 1 was rescuing and adopting three dogs that were abandoned down here (pics on my SparkPage) <BR> <BR> Change # 2 was getting cholera and ending up here in the hospital in Dallas. I am probably here a few more weeks (losing 50 lbs of water weight in 4 days is not good for a person) and cannot wai... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 02:20:04 EST Daily Chat You know something I learned the hard way is nothing comes easy, even self acceptance is hard to come by now a days. So many people search for perfection and fail to see the good in each of us just how we are. I'll admit vanity was a big reason I wanted to lose weight, but more than that I wanted to feel alive again, I wanted to walk with my head held high and know that even if I never reach my goal, NO one will ever be able to say I didn't try! <BR> <BR> I think you can accomplish any thin... Wed, 8 Oct 2008 12:59:43 EST Welcome! Introduce yourself here! My name is Jackie, I am a 33 year old mother of 2 and have a wonderful hubby to boot. <BR> <BR> I started seriously trying to lose weight at 265 pounds, and am making some great progress in my quest to my goal weight. <BR> <BR> When I started to seriously start to question my diet, and how it was affecting my weight, I decided to give up red meats all together, although... I do occasionally still eat chicken and other fowl, as well as some dairy. I was interested in the vegetarian boards,... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 23:07:47 EST What is a pescatarian? Definition: Occasionally used to describe those who abstain from eating all meat and animal flesh with the exception of fish. Although the word is not commonly used and a pescatarian is not technically a vegetarian, more and more people are adopting this kind of diet, usually for health reasons or as a stepping stone to a fully vegetarian diet. Pescetarians often believe that moderate consumption of fish or fish oils, which are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, is necessary for optimum health, alt... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 23:00:00 EST