Welcome new members! I also love the Morningstar Farms products (the sausage links and the chicken patties are my favorites) but I wish they could find a way to cut out some of the sodium. DH has made lasagna, stuffed bell peppers, and several other things with the crumbles. I try to limit their use, though, and rely also on beans, cheese, eggs, and peanut butter as other sources of protein. Glad to have all of you on the team!
Hello, my name is Evie. I am finding that my body seems to feel better as I eat less meat. I am slowly incorporating "meatless" meals into our weekly menus. My family hasn't complained yet. I am running out of ideas though. So far I've loved using Morning Star Crumbles in anything that would normally call for crumbled ground beef. I am making a layered enchilada casserole for dinner with brown rice, black beans and Morning Star crumbles. I am looking for new ideas.
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Hi Patricia and Jeremy, Welcome to SparkPeople! There is a lot of great information and support here. I eat mostly vegetarian, but do eat some fish with my daughter (age 17) because she wants to be vegetarian but just doesn't eat enough protein! How long have you been vegan? It must be a lot easier now than even a few years ago. I notice there are a lot more products available. Hopefully with you and Cheri, we can get some people posting regularly on this site again!
Hi. I'm new and Jeremy and I just recently joined Sparks and we are vegans. I don't get much time on the computer but Jeremy is at work right now and I don't go to work until 1:00 so I have some time now to say hello. Patricia
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Hi Cheri! It doesn't look like too many people are active on this site. Maybe we can get it going again! As for the tofu, for stir-fry you want to buy either "firm" or "extra-firm". Then you can easily cut it into cubes. I tried making tacos with soft tofu, but didn't really like the way it turned out. I'm just starting to browse the recipes here, but it looks like there are a lot of good ones. I'll let you know if I have success with any using tofu. Good luck for your second half of the week!
Hi Anna47! I'm glad to hear from you! I'm very excited about this team. I don't know anyone around here who is a vegetarian. I'm anxious to try some of the hints I'm getting about tofu. Do you cut it into pieces or just let it fall apart as it cooks? Hope I don't sound too stupid, but tofu has always been a mystery to me. Hope to hear from you again! Cheri
Nice to see a recent post for this team! It doesn't seem to be too active at the moment. I like tofu stir-fried with broccoli and/or other veggies and whatever stir-fry sauce you like (I just use ginger,garlic and soy sauce). My daughter, age 16, asked me to become vegetarian (well, semi - we do eat a little fish) with her 6 months ago, and I said "Sure!" It hasn't been a big adjustment for either of us. Good luck to you on achieving your goals!
Hi HeyGeorgie! I've just joined this team and your message was exactly what I was looking for! I have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for about 25 years (about half my life) and I use a lot of the Morningstar Farms products. They are wonderful (except for the high sodium) but I have always wanted to try tofu. Any suggestions about a quick easy way to try it? It just doesn't look appetising so I need someway to get past that. Any help would be appreciated!
Hi all, I've been a vegetarian all my adult life, but recently made the switch to full vegan, and I'm loving it! Omnivorous husband and son are no obstacle, as they enjoy all good food, especially my son. How many four-year-olds love tofu and prefer soy yoghurt to dairy, I ask you! I'm lucky I suppose that my husband just fixes himself something else if he doesn't fancy what I'm making. There are also so many vegan products out there these days, and with a strong focus on whole foods and organics, I'm really enjoying myself in the kitchen. The Post Punk Kitchen website and a few great cook books have been a great help too, especially one called 'Vegan meals for one' which lets you plan your shopping around cooking separate meals, when required. Made a sinful vegan chocolate cake for my birthday too. I'll share the recipe some time - it's from Vegan with a Vengeance. I live in Australia, by the way, so my weight is in kilos (no, I don't want to weigh 65 pounds!)
My name is Robin and I have just recently became a lacto-ovo vegetarian. It really hasn't been to great of a hardship for me. My body really began telling me, about 2 years ago, that it doesn't like nor appreciate meat so I've finally taken the plunge. It's been a real change. I am learning how to cook all over again. But I've not only gone vegetarian but I've also switched to all natural products to clean up our home environment and to help make the world a little cleaner. Anyway I hope to learn a lot from everyone here.
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