Is anyone here VEGAN?

 By: Mostel : January 2nd, 2020-14:44
Dare I even mention the provocative WORD? Or perhaps, like myself, you are 'taking a break' from animal products as many of us do this time of year after the indulgence of the holidays? ? Any fun food you recommend? I do not like the word VEGAN, btw... too loaded and political... I like to say 'taking a break' from all that 'for a while' .... regardless... anyone tried this... any favorite restaurants or recipes or sentiments?

Yep, i am.

 By: Reuven Malter : January 2nd, 2020-14:59
I do really like fastfood actually, so when i dont care about my health i eat many Hamburgers. I personally prefer the incredible burger from Nestle over the beyond-version for its healthier ingredients.

As a vegan, you can basically eat whatever you want, it is just important to not just eat what you would normally eat without the meat - then it gets boring. You should compensate with something amazing. It could be Cauliflower with a garlic-bbq topping or whatever (that is my traditional Super-Bowl food, i dont eat it at any other time though).

You have to try again and again and sooner or later you will know a couple of meals that you really like.

However, i cant really tell you what restaurants are nice.

I cant really help with the one amazing idea that turns you into a lifetime vegan either, but i actually can tell you that you made a very cool and wise decision. Not just for the animals but for yourself. Try some meat after eating vegan for 2 weeks - you will learn that you dont really want to eat meat anymore. And if you still want to eat a steak - there are hours of slaughterhouse-footage on youtube ;-)

All the best!

I am all in favour of people making right choices and ethical eating.

 By: Bounce781 : January 2nd, 2020-15:22
I eat meat but many of my friends are vegan (or vegetarian).

My only reason for piping up here is a rebuttals the “slaughterhouse video comment”.

Before you get too self-righteous about avoiding meat, you might want to check out the same YouTube for videos on pesticide runoff from industrial vegetable farms, water shortages and “food miles” and the terrible conditions migrant workers working on those farms face.

Let’s all make ethical choices about where our food comes from; be it ethical meat farming or small scale agriculture

Happy New Year

I couldn't possibly eat a vegan diet, more like the caveman diet for me

 By: mpg13 : January 2nd, 2020-15:31
That said ethics are important. If possible I purchase meat from animals that are raised and slaughtered humanely. I would never knowingly purchase kosher or halal meat as the method of slaughter is barbaric.

Thanks mpg [nt]

 By: Mostel : January 2nd, 2020-19:16
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When a cattle eats 16 kg food to "produce" just 1 kilo beef,

 By: Reuven Malter : January 2nd, 2020-15:54
As a meat eater you get that slaughterhouse thing plus the "industrial vegetable farm"-thing because animals do not grow bigger without lots of food and medicine. I think people should avoid harming others, so no, not every non-meat product is ethically correct. I still disagree with that reasoning without the wish to go further into detail.

One of my choices is... DO NOT JUDGE

 By: Mostel : January 2nd, 2020-19:16
This is a very personal choice ( about health) and NOT POLITICAL. Thanks Bounce.

Thank you Reuven

 By: Mostel : January 2nd, 2020-19:15
I did not expect a single reply and there are many to read... the world is changing... I really appreciate this information... cauliflower is the new 'junk food' depending how you prepare it... haha

Thank you Reuven!

 By: Mostel : January 2nd, 2020-19:26
As I said, I try to avoid the word Vegan, which is divisive, except for this post, which--let's face it--a provocative post is fun... but yes... I am with you... and for whoever is reading this... it is a slow, gradual, cumulative journey... and as much as I love animals... which I really do... this is about health... I wish I could say it was about altruism... but... maybe it will become about that... but it about health and --as a later post speaks about--limitations provoke creativity... and finally... NO JUDGEMENTS. EAT ALL THE MEAT YOU DESIRE!!! This is just about a subject that is interesting...

Mostel, thanks for your moderate comment

 By: Reuven Malter : January 3rd, 2020-00:11
Writing in a way everyone is "ok" with 👍

I’m not Vegan but I stopped eating meats and animal fats 4 years ago

 By: descartes1 : January 2nd, 2020-15:39
I eat lots of seafood and very lean turkey or chicken, along with non-animal based fats and proteins. Basically a Mediterranean diet. I eat like this due to a heart issue, but I was never really a big meat eater.

This is probably the healthiest and most yummi way to eat. And it comes with style :-) [nt]

 By: Reuven Malter : January 2nd, 2020-15:55
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The choices are endless

 By: Mostel : January 2nd, 2020-19:18
And the recipes are also endless... thanks.

Interesting. descartes...

 By: Mostel : January 2nd, 2020-19:17

This February will mark thirty years . . .

 By: Dr No : January 2nd, 2020-15:51
. . . as a pescetarian - with lapses over the holidays.  

Fond of most vegetables . . . my favorite dish is guacamole.

I just looked it up because i didnt knew the word.

 By: Reuven Malter : January 2nd, 2020-16:25
Now i know you are a true trendsetter since the word "pescetarian" is not even thirty years old - but the concept is obviously much older. I would think Dr. No could have been a pescetarian back then in 1962 as well. He at least looks like one. Very cool!

If 'perfect' is defined as 'minimally essential', then . . .

 By: Dr No : January 2nd, 2020-16:39
. . . Dr No's guacamole . . .

. . . is literally a perfect dish.  Consumed with carrot, celery, and daikon radish, a large helping contains virtually every nutrient one needs.

Delicious, too.


Of course, man does not live by guac alone.  Garbanzo bean salad with yellow peppers here . . .

. . . a halibut steak there . . .

. . . or a few fish tacos . . .

. . . make for a well-rounded mostly-vegetarian diet.

Wow!!! You should write a cookbook:

 By: Reuven Malter : January 2nd, 2020-16:46
"Eating while checking the time"
Your pictures are very nice, thank you!

Actually, I've posted a few recipes on TimeOut in the distant past . . .

 By: Dr No : January 2nd, 2020-16:50
. . . and they should come up under a search for 'guacamole' and 'tuna salad'. 

I believe there are others, but can't think of them off the top of my head. 

Hello dear Art

 By: renerod : January 2nd, 2020-18:34
I would love if you could share the halibut steak recipe, please?



That baked halibut over linguine . . .

 By: Dr No : January 2nd, 2020-21:18
. . . with sautéed broccoli and roma tomatoes in olive oil and garlic was prepared by my friend Miguel Murillo . . .

. . . who was the head chef of the Rainbow Bar and Grill from 1972 until he passed away four years ago.  Miguel was a chef's chef.

That's no exaggeration.  When Wolfgang Puck ran Spago's a block away, I saw him coming in to the Rainbow's kitchen to dine.  Twice.

Other chefs have taken Miguel's place since.  And they've come close.  But they can't capture Miguel's touch.  He was the best, bar none.

Moving tribute Art. Sounds like we really missed something if we never had a chance to try his food. [nt]

 By: watchthatman : January 5th, 2020-06:37
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Miguel was to cooking what Dufour is . . .

 By: Dr No : January 5th, 2020-07:00
. . . to watchmaking.  There was nothing fancy or exotic about his dishes.  But flavor? 


Sorti i never got to try his food. Delicious is tops in my book! [nt]

 By: watchthatman : January 5th, 2020-13:22
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Thanks for sharing dear Art

 By: renerod : January 7th, 2020-10:44
And thanks for delighting us with the knowledge about Miguel and his craft.

Life is richer with people like you and Miguel.

My best regards.


Loking good Art! [nt]

 By: Mostel : January 2nd, 2020-19:19
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Ahaha thanks Art

 By: Mostel : January 2nd, 2020-19:19
A very honest reply. Bravo.

Hell, no...? [nt]

 By: Catulle : January 2nd, 2020-16:35
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Hell, no...!!! [nt]

 By: Catulle : January 2nd, 2020-16:35
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 By: Mostel : January 2nd, 2020-19:20
I expected more of this. haha
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