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5/1/11 10:10 P

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I made Italian sausage out of Boca Burgers with oregano, garlic, basil and fennel seeds (that is the secret ingredient) and put it on pizza. Looked like sausage, tasted like sausage. Maybe you could do a 50/50 thing with actual sausage and Boca. Kind of sneak it on them : )

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5/1/11 8:09 P

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Thanks for the reply. Yes, we do like the veggie burger varieties (all but Morningstar Farms) -- they are about the only version of meat substitute that I personally like. They are actually one of my husband's favorite things. We always have a few in the freezer for quick and easy meals. Personally, if I'm going to go meatless, I prefer to just skip the meat all together -- probably because I'm not such a big fan of it to begin with.

A local vegetarian friend also recommended seitan. We haven't tried it yet, but it's in my "to cook" list for the month of May. First I have to make it out to one of the area stores who sells it. I know it can be made at home, but until I've at least tried it once the way it's supposed to be, I don't want to put out the effort to make it myself :-)

Luckily, my husband is on board with the vegetarian dinners most days of the week. He gets his meat in during his lunch at work, and we save lots of money eating mostly vegetarian. It will take more time to convince my son that it is okay to have a meal without meat. He's usually satisfied when I serve a casserole or something, but when it's a plate full of separate veggie and starch side dishes, he notices the "missing" component.

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5/1/11 7:29 P

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Hi, welcome! Have you tried Boca Burgers? You can put them into places where you might put meat, like chili, tacos or spagetti sauce and I bet your meat eaters wouldn't know. Just sayin' : )

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5/1/11 3:37 P

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Hi all! Just want to introduce myself. I'm the mom of 2 kids with very different eating habits. My kids are kind-of like the Sprats -- you know, Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean. My DD, 6, is perfectly happy to skip the meat on most days and fill up on fruit and veggies. My DS, 4, is a meat & potatoes kid, although he does manage to each more veggies than most kids I've met his age. The kids mirror their parents, I suppose. I am perfectly happy to skip the meat most days, while my husband expects to see it on the plate just about every evening. I was even a vegan for a while before our kids were born, although I don't know if I could ever get back to that point again.

I'm always looking for new recipes to try, and I welcome meal ideas where I can occasionally add in the meat for the men in my house :-) DD and I have recently discovered quinoa -- LOVE it! I haven't convinced DH or DS to try it, though.

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