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Feb 11, 2014 08:00 PM

Vegetarian link

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

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  1. 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

      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

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

        1. re: Ravenmoon

          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

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

            1. re: Ravenmoon

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

              1. re: bear

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

          2. re: Ravenmoon

            Vegetarians do not eat fish. Pescatarians eat fish and usually follow an otherwise vegetarian diet. Vegans eschew all animal products. Vegetarian and Vegan board:

            1. re: MplsM ary

              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."

              1. re: Ravenmoon

                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

                  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

                    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. 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).