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Do you find it difficult to eat out being vegetarian/vegan? I'm pescaterean so I still eat fish but even so in some places I find there's very poor choice on non meat dishes...

BlueOrchid
24 days ago
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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123424 days ago

Hi jurgita0712 I am vegetarian mostly when we go out for meal i always stick with vegetables and lentils never find difficult to order a meal. i prefer home dinner I love cooking meat & chicken for family but for me only vegetables ๐Ÿ˜Š

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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23 days ago

Sanitation1234 my son and fiance eats meat. I dont. Obviously I havent been out for ages with lockdown and all but i find that in some places the non meat options are rather poor. ..or they only have one veggie burger I'm not fan of๐Ÿ˜‚

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lornaae
lornaae24 days ago

I'm vegetarian and I haven't found it difficult at all. I find that it is constantly becoming easier to find vegetarian foods everywhere, where restaurants used to offer none or very few (1-2) veggie/vegan options, most now have many options or even vegetarian/vegan sections or separate menus.

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hspexy
hspexy24 days ago

I was vegetarian for 13 years, and itโ€™s been over a decade since I gave it up. Iโ€™d say itโ€™s far easier nowadays to find options for your diet, whereas I used to get a lot of stick for being veggie - one French restaurant gave me an option of cheese, cheese and more cheese (just as well I wasnโ€™t vegan)

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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23 days ago

hspexy I used to feel rather uncomfortable being one of them people who always ask for something to be removed ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚now its happening less and less

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana24 days ago

Would like to be but never achieved it. I don't eat lamb, that was the first meat I gave up but never extended it from there.

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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23 days ago

BonzoBanana I never ate much meat anyway and the smell of minced meat cooking is horrible to me...or the smell of few days ham...so it wasnt too hard for me. I found that I get colds less than before and it goes quicker, also I'm less bloated than when I ate meat. But I do use vitamins for iron etc.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana23 days ago

jurgita0712 Sadly if I'm cooking a chilli I love the smell of the meat cookiing but recent chilli's have been partially vegetarian using organic soya mince but it was beef stock cubes to flavour the mince (yes thinking about thats a bit stupid really).

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VegasKarl
VegasKarl24 days ago

Been a vegetarian for 35+ years, it has gotten so much easier to eat out over last 10 years and now practically every restaurant will have at least a few veggie and vegan options

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
Original Poster
23 days ago

VegasKarl in some places I'll have an omelette or only chips because I dont fancy their other options๐Ÿ˜‚

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VegasKarl
VegasKarl23 days ago

I'm the same if other options are Aubergine based, cheese omelette and chips is always plan B!

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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23 days ago

VegasKarl I just dont like it. If it's with courgettes then I would order that. But eggplant is not my favourite. Same with tofu... I like halloumi and other cheeses but tofu is just inedible to me๐Ÿ˜‚

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GSM
GSM24 days ago

I am pescaterean as well and where I live there are many vegetarian choices. However, used to live in Spain and there is difficult, meat is part of the culture.

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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23 days ago

GSM I think it's the same with many countries. At least it's got more variety in supermarkets now.

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TheChimp
TheChimp24 days ago
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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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23 days ago

TheChimp first rule of meat eaters club make fun of anyone else who doesn't eat meat.

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TheChimp
TheChimp23 days ago

jurgita0712 If I was on Come Dine and there was a vegetarian, they'd be getting a Pot Noodle for a starter, a Pot Noodle for main and a Pot Noodle for dessert.

What really annoys me on Come Dine is that the vegetarians won't cook meat for their guests when they expect to get a completely different dish than everyone else.

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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23 days ago

TheChimp I suppose it depends on the person. I got no problem cooking meat for my family. And as for such shows.... there are a lot of people who cant eat gluten,diary etc...and quite a few are vegetarians. On the last season of Apprentice they had to feed corporate clients on fancy train. And one group failed to cater for vegetarians/people with food allergies and it cost them the task.

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InaShah
InaShah23 days ago

Very easy being vegetarian, always have been and lots more options these days. I prefer having less options as otherwise I am overloaded with choices and can't choose if the whole menu is available to me. Obviously I do want enough to choose from too.

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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23 days ago

InaShah that's exactly it. If they only got few choices and its something eggplant or some veggie bean burger (some of them are nice others are greasy and inedible to me) and I might not want any of them.. or when they change the menu and remove the veggie option which was my favourite with something else๐Ÿ˜‚

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InaShah
InaShah23 days ago

jurgita0712 sometimes you can just ask, if there is something like a Meat option to substitute it with another ingredient or to take that ingredient out. Without asking you don't know if they can tailor it for you.

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Nino786
Nino78623 days ago

Depends what the dish is.

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NazHussain84878
NazHussain8487823 days ago

Hi yeh me to wen I used to go out I only used Oder vegetarian ..but at home Iโ€™ll cook meat

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap23 days ago

Sorry all but I love meat and don't like quorn

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lornaae
lornaae23 days ago

Just worth pointing out that Quorn isnโ€™t the only meat alternative or veggie option, there are sooo many more Quorn just happens to be one of the most popular. Also, Quorn have such a huge range - I love some of their products and hate others. Many of my meat-eating friends and family members love a lot of veggie food, youโ€™ve just got to try and not dismiss all veggie food after one product that you donโ€™t like ๐Ÿ™‚

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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23 days ago

lornaae I love Linda McCartney burgers...๐Ÿ˜I'm not very keen on her sausages though...

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lornaae
lornaae23 days ago

jurgita0712 I actually like the Linda McCartney sausages but donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve tried the burgers, Iโ€™ll have to try them! ๐Ÿ™‚

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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21 days ago

lornaae oh they so good๐Ÿ˜juicy and thick. My favourite ones are mozzarella 1/4pound burgers. Pulled pork or the other ones are good too but mozzarella ones I like the texture/flavour best. I bought their sausages few times and it was kinda dry and grisly for me. I prefer qourn sausages or any other brand.

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lornaae
lornaae21 days ago

jurgita0712 Iโ€™ll have to try them! I really like the Quorn veggie sausages too, had some on a bbq last weekend๐Ÿ™‚

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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23 days ago

I do not eat meat, but I do eat fish. I am trying to include a lot more vegan dishes into my diet now as I think these are much cleaner and healthier. Xx

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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23 days ago

Ceebers totally agree with you... since the oceans get polluted with plastic etc even fish is not a great option anymore...

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sunny101
sunny10123 days ago

jurgita0712 I have to agree with you on the pollution - I've ditched , Basa, River Cobbler, Salmon and a few other options - just can't guarantee the purity of half the fish any more.

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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23 days ago

jurgita0712 I agree. But I love fish and it's yummy. I only buy farmed. Xx

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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23 days ago

Ceebers the problem with farmed fish is that it's full of antibiotics too...I like fish but I stick to 2 portions per week. But then again probably most veg, fruit and grains are GMO these days... so we need to evolve to live only on sun and water instead ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚lol

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sunny101
sunny10123 days ago

I try very hard to vary the meals with fish and vegetable dishes but I can't deny it......I come from a long line of Flintstones. ๐Ÿฅฉ

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
Original Poster
23 days ago

angemski there's nothing wrong with that. As long as you eat varied diet. Personally I dont miss it in my diet๐Ÿ˜ but everyone to their own. And that's fine.

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belleshowsdogs
belleshowsdogs22 days ago

Once you get rid of meat out your life, you get used to it. I started being a veggie when I was 10 and no, it wasn't family influenced. I haven't eaten meat since. Its easy as long as you stick to it!

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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22 days ago

belleshowsdogs how did your family react? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ and I agree. Its been years now since I had meat. At first yes maybe I would miss something but by now I found other options

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belleshowsdogs
belleshowsdogs22 days ago

jurgita0712 They just rolled their eyes at first and were a bit stupid but now they are used to it and have moved on haha. I find I actually love meat-alternatives more than I loved meat itself!

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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22 days ago

belleshowsdogs I'm pescaterean for over 5years now and my mum still cant get over it...๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ when I went over last time they were having bbq grilled pork and I had grilled veg and tuna๐Ÿ˜‚yes sometimes it gets a bit awkward to be odd one out and I need extra iron supplements but it's my body my choice.. I'm hoping she'll get used to it one day๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฎlol

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belleshowsdogs
belleshowsdogs21 days ago

jurgita0712 Eventually I bet they just forget and it will become second nature lol, chicken was the hardest to give up for me, especially KFC but thinking of the baby chicks made me cave lol. hope your mum gets used to it soon! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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21 days ago

belleshowsdogs I caved in once...๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฎafter I was pescaterean for over a year something with shredded duck was calling my name...๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‚physically it was torture...I felt so unwell shortly after. And all night I was in agony my stomach churning...since then I didnt repeat the same mistake ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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sunny101
sunny10122 days ago

jurgita0712 A question - how do you manage to resist when you get a whiff of bacon cooking? Does it tempt you or does it make you feel queasy? I think that would be the one that I couldn't give up.

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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22 days ago

angemski it doesn't really impact me in any way๐Ÿ˜‚ Sometimes some meats don't smell very pleasant to me such as kebab meat... some meats brings back memories such as pepperoni etc but I don't feel the need to have it ๐Ÿ˜‚its just another smell. Linda McCartney mozzarella burgers- try it they are amazing!! Especially grilled so juicy and the texture is really good. They also have vegetarian shredded duck which is pretty close in texture. I been pescaterean for over 5 years now. Unless I have too much food I dont really feel that heaviness after dinner and if I would eat meat later in the evening it would give me nightmares...

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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22 days ago

angemski also I seen vegetarian bacon in shops now. I haven't tried it yet. I seen one vegan making "bacon" out of carrot and crimping it up with some smoked paprika etc. I use a lot of smoked paprika in my cooking, soy sauce etc. You just need to find your flavours and dishes you love ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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sunny101
sunny10122 days ago

jurgita0712 I've tried pulled Jackfruit and loved it - very close to the texture of the real thing too. You've given me some options to try. (Paprika made me smile - I have hot, sweet and smoked as a staple ๐Ÿ˜† ) Thank you.

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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22 days ago

angemski I like it too. Well it depends how much time you got to cook something ๐Ÿ˜ I like stuffed peppers cooked in slow cooker - you can use quorn mixed with veg or rice, beans etc... Falafels, all the different fritters you can make with different veg, spiralise some veg to use as noodles .. Roast veg, bakes, steamed, fried, salads... I just keep some veggie staples in the freezer if I dont have much time such as burgers, meatballs, shredded duck, sausages, pies, I like qourn and Linda McCartney roasts... then I can have dinner done in 20+min๐Ÿ˜ I also love different gosh! Bites๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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mazza2112
mazza211218 days ago

jurgita0712 not a fan of quorn or meat substitutes, usually just make some thing with veggies.. however Love Linda McCartneys Mozzarella burgers and Sage and red onions sausages ๐Ÿ‘

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aitormontana
aitormontana22 days ago

Yes.

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SarahPrice
SarahPrice22 days ago

Ive been veggie for 20 plus years now. I tend to stick to places i know locally that serve good veggie options like my local italian restaurant. I did go to a vegan restaurant in cardiff a few times and they make the best burgers ive ever tasted using seitan.

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