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Vegetarian link

Ravenmoon Feb 11, 2014 08:00 PM

You have wonderful recipes and a wonderful website but there should be an index for vegetarian dishes.

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  1. greygarious RE: Ravenmoon Feb 11, 2014 08:45 PM

    Good point, but the problem would be the criteria. For some people, vegetarian includes seafood, for others only dairy and eggs. Then there's vegan.

    I almost never look at the Recipes section any more. I find the indexing almost useless. Even searching for recipes I KNOW are there, I can come up empty.

    Are you aware there's a Vegan & Vegetarian Board?

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    1. re: greygarious
      westsidegal RE: greygarious Feb 11, 2014 10:39 PM

      greygarious, the part of your post that makes the most sense is this:

      <<I almost never look at the Recipes section any more. I find the indexing almost useless.>>

      perhaps you are not alone.
      perhaps if the indexing was NOT useless, many more people would go to that section.
      certainly i completely agree with you about the indexing, and i, for one, would definitely go to the recipe section if there was an easy way to pull out particular types of recipes (i.e. vegetarian, vegan, etc) and an easy way to pull out recipes that contain certain ingredients (i.e. for christmas i received a tin of phenomenal medjool dates, it would have been great if i could have sorted the recipes to see if any called for medjool dates)

      also, i do follow the vegetarian/vegan chowhound board, but when it comes to recipes, imho, the first place to go is the recipe site maintained by Vegetarian Times. although that site has glitches, the glitches can be worked around and it contains a ton of very good recipes.

      1. re: westsidegal
        Ravenmoon RE: westsidegal Feb 14, 2014 01:13 AM

        Actually, vegetarians still eat cheese, eggs, milk, and fish.
        Or any combination of above.
        Vegans strictly do not ...

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          Kalivs RE: Ravenmoon Feb 14, 2014 01:28 AM

          There are many different types of vegetarians, some eat dairy but not eggs. Some eat eggs and dairy but not fish. vegetarian does not mean one simple thing anymore

          1. re: Kalivs
            Ravenmoon RE: Kalivs Feb 14, 2014 01:46 AM

            Hence why I said a variety of choices which could or could not include fish, eggs, cheese, and milk...

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              bear RE: Ravenmoon Feb 14, 2014 05:39 AM

              But most vegetarians I know don't eat fish on a regular basis.

              1. re: bear
                Ravenmoon RE: bear Feb 14, 2014 02:52 PM

                I do not know anyone that eats ANYTHING on a so-called "regular basis".

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            MplsM ary RE: Ravenmoon Feb 14, 2014 04:30 PM

            Vegetarians do not eat fish. Pescatarians eat fish and usually follow an otherwise vegetarian diet. Vegans eschew all animal products. Vegetarian and Vegan board: http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/89

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              Ravenmoon RE: MplsM ary Feb 14, 2014 05:30 PM

              In July 2008 The Associated Press reported that Merriam-Webster Inc. has added more than 100 new entries to its new edition of the Collegiate Dictionary; one of those words was pescetarian . The definition of the word according to that dictionary is: "vegetarian whose diet includes fish."

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                MplsM ary RE: Ravenmoon Feb 14, 2014 07:24 PM

                Not to be picky, except that I am being so, the online Merriam Webster definition: pes·ca·tar·i·an noun \ˌpe-skə-ˈter-ē-ən\

                Definition of PESCATARIAN

                : one whose diet includes fish but no other meat

                Apparently they've updated (correctly) the definition since 2008.

                1. re: MplsM ary
                  greygarious RE: MplsM ary Feb 14, 2014 08:29 PM

                  Shouldn't that be seafood rather than fish? AFAIK, pescatarians will eat shellfish too. And do pescatarians make a distinction between whales/dolphins (mammals), turtles, and fish? I'm not nitpicking; I'm simply curious.

                  1. re: greygarious
                    MplsM ary RE: greygarious Feb 15, 2014 12:00 AM

                    I will get back to Merriam-Webster right away :)
                    I think "shellfish" = fish for many. Sea bugs are probably included in pescatariansim. Mammals would be a no and, safe to say turtles are reptiles.

                    Could be there are those who have a reptilianist (reptilian?) diet, but I've yet to meet one.

      2. Ravenmoon RE: Ravenmoon Feb 15, 2014 04:07 AM

        The term “vegetarian” is really a misnomer, since vegetarians eat more than just vegetables. Vegetarian simply means a plant-based diet. There are several kinds of vegetarian diets, defined by what types of foods are consumed.

        A strict vegetarian, a vegan, avoids all foods of animal origin, including meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, and eggs.
        Lacto-vegetarians include dairy products in their diet. Lacto-ovo- vegetarians also eat dairy products and eggs.
        Pesco-vegetarians eat fish, dairy products, and eggs along with plant foods. (It is believed this is the healthiest diet for most people).

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