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to wonder what you eat if you dont eat meat a lot

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goodbyemrschips · 09/04/2011 08:58

We eat meat a lot.

This week


beef stew

roast lamb

spag bol

ham salad

fish tonight

roast beef tomorrow

So if you dont eat meat a lot what meals do you have?

This is not a thread to start a row on meat eating ...just interested.

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Meglet · 09/04/2011 09:01

Stuff with lentils, pulses, rice or pasta. Eggs too, omlettes are good.

I eat meat 3/4 times a month. (it's roast dinner weekend today)


Al1son · 09/04/2011 09:01

Pasta with cheese sauce

Pasta with pesto

Fish pie

Smoked haddock risotto

Cheese and potato pie

Salad wraps


goodbyemrschips · 09/04/2011 09:04

fish pie ...tick

pasta with pesto....i would be hungry

salad wraps.......i would be crawling the floor with hunger [ i dont think that is a meal its a snack]

omlettes are snacks too.

This is where I have the prob if it has not got meat and two veg i feel i have been cheated.

what would you have with cheese/potato pie?

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hairylights · 09/04/2011 09:05

Pasta, quorn, lentils, pulses, etc


Olessaty · 09/04/2011 09:05

Fish, eggs, vegetables, beans, lentils, pulses, cheese, quorn.


hairylights · 09/04/2011 09:05

With loads and loads of veg


goodbyemrschips · 09/04/2011 09:06

I know the ingredients I need you to tell me a meal.

please, I feel I need to change my eating habits

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Goblinchild · 09/04/2011 09:08

Go to a bookshop, find the cookery section. Open a vegetarian cookbook.
That's what I eat.


Olessaty · 09/04/2011 09:08

Cheese and potato pie with plenty of veggies.

Fill an omelette with veggies and have beans on the side and it's a whole meal.

Wraps I would probably do with meat to be honest, although you could add salsa and cheese, with a warm salad with pine nuts on the side.

Pasta is very filling, especially if you eat with a vegetable side. I'd probably do roasted peppers, onions and courgettes.

You can change the way you think, I have.


goodbyemrschips · 09/04/2011 09:10

I have searched the Internet for recipes but they all seem like snacks, not good filling food to eat after a hard days work.

I mean a salad wrap!

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karmakameleon · 09/04/2011 09:12

Indian food (vegetable curries and dhaall), pasta and risotto are favorite veggie meals. Why is ham salad a "proper" dinner but not salad wraps? (I'd put some cheese in the wraps for protien btw.)


goodbyemrschips · 09/04/2011 09:12

Pasta I agree is filling, I have to change my way of thinking and give it a whirl.

An omelette and veg would not satisfy me I would be looking for the biscuits in an hour............

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dontcallmepeanut · 09/04/2011 09:12

my friend is vegaterian (or however you spell it), and seems to eat a lot of tofu, lentils, or the linda mccartney meat.


goodbyemrschips · 09/04/2011 09:13

ham salad consists of

ham, a huge salad, jacket potatoes, beetroot, etc etc

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goodbyemrschips · 09/04/2011 09:14

Dont like the smell though.

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karmakameleon · 09/04/2011 09:14

So just substitute the ham for cheese. Surely that would be just as filling?


ChickensHaveNoEyebrows · 09/04/2011 09:14

I had a seven egg omelette yesterday with potato, onions, peppers, mushrooms and peas in it. Oh and cheese. I still can't move properly


tabulahrasa · 09/04/2011 09:15

Most things you make with mince you can swap mince for lentils, quorn or soya.

Vegetable stews, loads of different pasta dishes, pizza, stir fries, curries...

Whatever you want really.

How is salad wraps a snack, but you've had ham salad and that's fine? Surely it depends how many you have, what's in them and how big they are as to whether it's a snack or a meal?


ladyintheradiator · 09/04/2011 09:16

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valleyqueen · 09/04/2011 09:16

I eat meat but tonight we are having a chickpea and spinach curry, Tuesday we had a roasted veg risotto and Monday we will be having mixed bean enchiladas.

I find all these meals fill me up just as much as meat meals, I just can't afford to eat quality meat everyday.


goodbyemrschips · 09/04/2011 09:18

Ok Thanks to you all.

Going to make out a menu today for next week going shopping later.

Will report back on my efforts.

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karmakameleon · 09/04/2011 09:18

Would you think about less meat rather than meat free meals? So for example I do chicken fajitas with one breast between two. Bulk up with peppers, onions, salsa, guacamole, refried beans, cheese etc. Things like that help get used to the idea.


ChickensHaveNoEyebrows · 09/04/2011 09:18

I adore three bean chilli. I can't make it, but i order it from the pub a lot. Lots of rice and garlic bread. And wine. Yum.


StewieGriffinsMom · 09/04/2011 09:18

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FanjoForTheMusic · 09/04/2011 09:19

I was thinking about this just the other day mrschips, I'm afraid the menu is our house is carnivore-heavy too. We've been trying to have a vegetarian day once a week and build up from there.

Been getting into falafels, if that's any help, you can buy a mix in the supermarket and chuck in hummus and loads of salad in a pitta or three. Also jacket potatoes with cheese and beans.

I know what you mean though, I feel cheated if there isn't meat on my plate. Blush

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