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10 Nov 2012 10:00 AM   |   4770 clicks   |   Mother Nature Network
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cretinbob     
I did not read that as "vegetarian"

10 Nov 2012 08:15 AM
Pocket Ninja    [TotalFark]  
So whether you're a vegetarian yourself or you just cook for one, it's time to tailor Thanksgiving dinner to everyone, not just the carnivores.

It's called "having potatoes and green beans on the table, and letting them take extra helpings."

10 Nov 2012 09:08 AM
Dead for Tax Reasons     
I don't like squash, i'll stick to mashed potatos stuffing and beer, thanks

10 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
WhippingBoy     
"tasty vegetarian"?

I understand what those two words mean. But they make no sense put together in a sentence like that.

10 Nov 2012 10:03 AM
windowseat     
Why did I read the recipe for garbanzo gravy, why?

10 Nov 2012 10:04 AM
Broktun     
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10 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
WhippingBoy     
Can you please stop using the term "carnivore" to describe omnivores? It makes you look like an insufferable douche.

10 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
destrip     

WhippingBoy: "tasty vegetarian"?

I understand what those two words mean. But they make no sense put together in a sentence like that.




Obviously has not tried a Boca Burger or one of the Morningstar Farms line of meat substitutes.

10 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
douchebag/hater     
You don't eat meat? Good for you and moral 'superiority'.

It doesn't mean I am making you a soy blob shaped like a turkey.

You can eat what we have or not. The choice is your's.

Now pass me a leg.

10 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
Dahnkster     
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Mitt Romney indeed.

10 Nov 2012 10:08 AM
Cpl.D    [TotalFark]  
If people aren't supposed to eat animals, how come they're made of meat?

/not mine
//oldie but a goodie

10 Nov 2012 10:09 AM
WhippingBoy     

destrip: WhippingBoy: "tasty vegetarian"?

I understand what those two words mean. But they make no sense put together in a sentence like that.



Obviously has not tried a Boca Burger or one of the Morningstar Farms line of meat substitutes.


Why would I eat a meat substitue when I could just have meat?

In all seriousness, I've had some very good vegetarian dishes... however, none of these dishes used any sort of "meat substitute". If meat is wrong, why do you attempt to simulate it?

10 Nov 2012 10:10 AM
OccamsWhiskers     
I confess I greatly enjoyed a tofurkey last year. An old fashioned turkey was on the menu too, but a series of hilarious misadventures had delayed its preparation by hours. I think it was around 5pm when someone said "Do you know this oven's not on?". The tofurkey-bearing vegetarian managed not to gloat and pointed out that it didn't need to cook, it was ready.

It's entirely possible at that point I would have enjoyed eating something catered by Fear Factor, but I'm pretty sure it was actually tasty. It would have been better as some kind of tofu casserole, it really failed to look like a fake turkey.

10 Nov 2012 10:10 AM
way south     
Can we have a do over?

/Thanksgiving just ain't a holiday without turkey, cranberries, sodomy and pumpkin pie.

10 Nov 2012 10:12 AM
WhippingBoy     

way south: Can we have a do over?

/Thanksgiving just ain't a holiday without turkey, cranberries, sodomy and pumpkin pie.


Dad?

10 Nov 2012 10:13 AM
StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  
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Fark 'tasty vegetarian'

10 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
uttertosh     
HA!

It doesn't matter how vegan my girl is, I'm still treating her likes shes meat!!

10 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
ArcadianRefugee     
Those look like some tasty side dishes to go along with the turkey.

10 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
The Mind Boggles     

Pocket Ninja: So whether you're a vegetarian yourself or you just cook for one, it's time to tailor Thanksgiving dinner to everyone, not just the carnivores.

It's called "having potatoes and green beans on the table, and letting them take extra helpings."


so much this. go ahead, vegetarians. have your fun. ill be making 4 turkeys and 2 hams over the next 2 weeks. then ill make stock out of the bones and have fun with leftovers!

10 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
Elzar     
I prefer to partake of the foods the pilgrims originally recieved from the indians at Plymouth Rock - with naan, select curries, and delicious lentils...

10 Nov 2012 10:15 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie     

WhippingBoy: "tasty vegetarian"?

I understand what those two words mean. But they make no sense put together in a sentence like that.


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Here it does.

10 Nov 2012 10:15 AM
Summer Glau's Love Slave     

way south: Can we have a do over?

/Thanksgiving just ain't a holiday without turkey, cranberries, sodomy and pumpkin pie.


You forgot genocidal attacks perpetuated on the indigenous natives.

I keed.

/Vegetarian Thanksgiving?!?
//Subby is a heretic who will pay for his blasphemies.

10 Nov 2012 10:18 AM
The Whore Of Mensa     
Mostly-vegetarian here. When I'm a guest at someone else's Thanksgiving, I just eat more side dishes and skip the bird. When I host my own celebration, just make a lot of traditional sides and put out the paper turkey decoration we've had since the 70s. Good time had by all.

Not out to convert anyone. Not out to "guilt" anyone. Anyone in my home who wants a turkey, I'm more than happy to attempt it (never actually cooked one-- not sure how...).

Seriously-- we aren't all smarmy a-holes who preach to you about food. Eat whatever you like, and happy thanksgiving, everyone.

10 Nov 2012 10:18 AM
Queensowntalia     
My parents have both been vegetarian since I was a child. They are also both awesome cooks.

My Thanksgiving dinners have always been awesome and delicious, even lacking turkey.

/A meal doesn't need meat to be tasty. Just a good cook.

10 Nov 2012 10:19 AM
Erix     
I love good vegetarian recipes. They always turn out better when you add a bit of bacon though.

10 Nov 2012 10:19 AM
Bhags     

douchebag/hater: You don't eat meat? Good for you and moral 'superiority'.

It doesn't mean I am making you a soy blob shaped like a turkey.

You can eat what we have or not. The choice is your's.

Now pass me a leg.


This.
When you come to my house, you can eat what's been prepared or not. Your choice. The flip side would be me not coming over to your place and demanding some kind of meat. Of course my knowing that you're a vegetarian would preclude the possibility of my coming to your place for dinner.

10 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
Lafiel     
I make sweet potato gnocchi with a sage butter sauce for my ( vegetarian) mom every thanksgiving and Christmas. It's really farking good! OTOH, my mom makes the best prime rib and turkey I've ever had. They are simply amazing.

10 Nov 2012 10:21 AM
The Whore Of Mensa     

OccamsWhiskers: I confess I greatly enjoyed a tofurkey last year. An old fashioned turkey was on the menu too, but a series of hilarious misadventures had delayed its preparation by hours. I think it was around 5pm when someone said "Do you know this oven's not on?". The tofurkey-bearing vegetarian managed not to gloat and pointed out that it didn't need to cook, it was ready.

It's entirely possible at that point I would have enjoyed eating something catered by Fear Factor, but I'm pretty sure it was actually tasty. It would have been better as some kind of tofu casserole, it really failed to look like a fake turkey.


the one and only time I attempted to eat tofurkey, it was foul and smelled like cat food. has it gotten better in the past 10 years, or were you just really really famished?

10 Nov 2012 10:21 AM
The Mind Boggles     

The Whore Of Mensa: Mostly-vegetarian here. When I'm a guest at someone else's Thanksgiving, I just eat more side dishes and skip the bird. When I host my own celebration, just make a lot of traditional sides and put out the paper turkey decoration we've had since the 70s. Good time had by all.

Not out to convert anyone. Not out to "guilt" anyone. Anyone in my home who wants a turkey, I'm more than happy to attempt it (never actually cooked one-- not sure how...).

Seriously-- we aren't all smarmy a-holes who preach to you about food. Eat whatever you like, and happy thanksgiving, everyone.


i like you, i'd enjoy having you as a guest and teaching you how to cook a turkey if you're interested. i have a cousin who is vegan and lets everyone he comes in contact with know how wrong we are for abusing animals and disrespecting nature. he biatches every year yet doesn't contribute any dishes to the meal. i refuse to make him extra stuff. i cook traditional favorites and most call for turkey or chicken stock, eggs and butter. it would be different if he were nice about it.

10 Nov 2012 10:24 AM
The_Original_Roxtar     
At my family's turkey-day gatherings, we generally only have 3 or 4 meat-containing dishes. the rest are meatless and plentiful.
meat:
turkey
ham
sausage stuffing
baked beans with bacon

meatless:
yams
squash
potatoes
green beans
cranberry sauce
cranberry relish
asparagus

lots of stuff for everyone, regardless of dietary concerns. Then again, we take the dietary needs of each family member into account when bringing food (as any good host should). I'm type 1 diabetic... so lots of low-carb stuff and at least 1 pitcher of unsweetened iced tea. My uncle is allergic to celery, so the stuffing is made without it. A cousin has a bad reaction to certain red food dyes, so cranberry relish is brought in addition to canned cranberry sauce.

10 Nov 2012 10:24 AM
WhippingBoy     

The Mind Boggles: The Whore Of Mensa: Mostly-vegetarian here. When I'm a guest at someone else's Thanksgiving, I just eat more side dishes and skip the bird. When I host my own celebration, just make a lot of traditional sides and put out the paper turkey decoration we've had since the 70s. Good time had by all.

Not out to convert anyone. Not out to "guilt" anyone. Anyone in my home who wants a turkey, I'm more than happy to attempt it (never actually cooked one-- not sure how...).

Seriously-- we aren't all smarmy a-holes who preach to you about food. Eat whatever you like, and happy thanksgiving, everyone.

i like you, i'd enjoy having you as a guest and teaching you how to cook a turkey if you're interested. i have a cousin who is vegan and lets everyone he comes in contact with know how wrong we are for abusing animals and disrespecting nature. he biatches every year yet doesn't contribute any dishes to the meal. i refuse to make him extra stuff. i cook traditional favorites and most call for turkey or chicken stock, eggs and butter. it would be different if he were nice about it.


Do what I do: Make ample "vegetarian" dishes with a high grade "meat substitute". Only don't tell him that the "meat substitute" is actually veal...

10 Nov 2012 10:26 AM
Evil Mackerel     

Day_Old_Dutchie: WhippingBoy: "tasty vegetarian"?

I understand what those two words mean. But they make no sense put together in a sentence like that.

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Here it does.


Ah, sweet meat.

10 Nov 2012 10:31 AM
adenosine     

WhippingBoy: Why would I eat a meat substitue when I could just have meat?

In all seriousness, I've had some very good vegetarian dishes... however, none of these dishes used any sort of "meat substitute". If meat is wrong, why do you attempt to simulate it?


These are my exact thoughts on meat substitutes. If you want meat, eat meat. If you don't, don't. Those meat substitutes are way more processed and weird than just eating standard stuff.

10 Nov 2012 10:32 AM
WhippingBoy     

Day_Old_Dutchie: WhippingBoy: "tasty vegetarian"?

I understand what those two words mean. But they make no sense put together in a sentence like that.

[s7.postimage.org image 600x760]

Here it does.


The incessant proselytizing that's sure to come out of her mouth negates any attractiveness that her physical charms may hold.

10 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
The Whore Of Mensa     

The Mind Boggles:

i like you, i'd enjoy having you as a guest and teaching you how to cook a turkey if you're interested. i have a cousin who is vegan and lets everyone he comes in contact with know how wrong we are for abusing animals and disrespecting nature. he biatches every year yet doesn't contribute any dishes to the meal. i refuse to make him extra stuff. i cook traditional favorites and most call for turkey or chicken stock, eggs and butter. it would be different if he were nice about it.


cheers-- thanks. I was "lucky" enough to be exposed a vegetarian who was a complete twat-- preachy, self-righteous, etc. About a year or so later, I stopped eating (most*) meats, and took a solemn vow to never act like that jerk about food. Sometimes it's good to have negative examples to non-emulate in life.

*person who eats fish, but no other meats: "pescetarian" "hypocrite"... hey, might as well be honest about it.

10 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
WhippingBoy     

The Whore Of Mensa: person who eats fish, but no other meats: "pescetarian" "hypocrite"... hey, might as well be honest about it.


That's not at all true. They're only a hypocrite if they call themselves a "vegetarian".

10 Nov 2012 10:34 AM
addy2     
Those morningstar bacon, egg and cheese pockets are so good two of us meat eaters eat them daily for breakfast. I think I bought them for my vegetarian nephew and we got hooked on them.

10 Nov 2012 10:38 AM
The Mind Boggles     

The Whore Of Mensa: The Mind Boggles:

i like you, i'd enjoy having you as a guest and teaching you how to cook a turkey if you're interested. i have a cousin who is vegan and lets everyone he comes in contact with know how wrong we are for abusing animals and disrespecting nature. he biatches every year yet doesn't contribute any dishes to the meal. i refuse to make him extra stuff. i cook traditional favorites and most call for turkey or chicken stock, eggs and butter. it would be different if he were nice about it.

cheers-- thanks. I was "lucky" enough to be exposed a vegetarian who was a complete twat-- preachy, self-righteous, etc. About a year or so later, I stopped eating (most*) meats, and took a solemn vow to never act like that jerk about food. Sometimes it's good to have negative examples to non-emulate in life.

*person who eats fish, but no other meats: "pescetarian" "hypocrite"... hey, might as well be honest about it.


i hate people like that. you're not a hypocrite in my book. :) my cousin gives me more shiat about using eggs, milk and butter than anything else. oh well mote pie for me!
/why yes i sound fat.
//5 different types of pie on the table make sense.

10 Nov 2012 10:38 AM
Honest Bender    [TotalFark]  
I'm always a guest, not the host so I eat what I'm presented. But if I were the host, I'd suggest that guests with special dietary concerns that can't easily be accommodated should bring their own meal. I wont be offended, they can eat at the table with everyone else... no need to force everyone at the table to the dietary restrictions of a minority. I wont ostracize you for it, you can feel included in the event, and everyone will have a good time.

Is that so hard? Or is Thanksgiving just about me cooking a meal for you?

10 Nov 2012 10:40 AM
Madison_Smiled     
Oh, look. Time to get wound up about this again. I suspect it's articles like this about how to cater to that Special Someone at the table that make people forget that most of what's on the table is already fair game for vegetarians.

Another Farkette and I have been putting on Thanksgiving dinner for our friends for a few years now. There's one vegetarian in our group. I roast two chickens and make a vegetarian entree, and as long as I don't get silly and make something labor-intensive like spanikopita, it's no inconvenience. The stuffing is cooked outside the birds, and all the sides are meatless. Other than the birds and the gravy, nothing on the table is off limits to our friend. Everybody's happy. At least I think they're happy. They're too busy eating to complain, anyway...

10 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
The Whore Of Mensa     

WhippingBoy: The Whore Of Mensa: person who eats fish, but no other meats: "pescetarian" "hypocrite"... hey, might as well be honest about it.

That's not at all true. They're only a hypocrite if they call themselves a "vegetarian".


eh, I usually just say "mostly vegetarian" b/c I feel like a pretentious jerk if I say I'm a "pescetarian". It gets the point across that I don't eat most meats, and then I don't get stuck explaining my diet and we can all get back to whatever we were doing.

10 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
dersk     
Oh, for Pete's sake. The gratin recipe has chicken stock in it. The idea of stuffing shells with a squash puree isn't bad, though.

10 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
dersk     
And the 'gravy' is just hummus with onion.

10 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
ThighsofGlory     

The Whore Of Mensa: Mostly-vegetarian here. When I'm a guest at someone else's Thanksgiving, I just eat more side dishes and skip the bird. When I host my own celebration, just make a lot of traditional sides and put out the paper turkey decoration we've had since the 70s. Good time had by all.

Not out to convert anyone. Not out to "guilt" anyone. Anyone in my home who wants a turkey, I'm more than happy to attempt it (never actually cooked one-- not sure how...).

Seriously-- we aren't all smarmy a-holes who preach to you about food. Eat whatever you like, and happy thanksgiving, everyone.


My sister in law is what she calls an 'Iowa Vegetarian.' She picks the giblets out of the stuffing and has at. If somebody forgets and gives her gravy, she scrapes it off and eats the potatoes. Much less stressy than the twee West Coast-ers. It really isn't very nice to actually sit and judge your host and the other guests.

10 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
Mr.Poops     
I'll eat vegetarian when I go out to eat sometimes. Not because it's ethical, but because sometimes I feel sluggish after eating a real meaty meal.

10 Nov 2012 10:47 AM
Ex-Texan     
Romney is the turkey.

10 Nov 2012 10:47 AM
dersk     

ThighsofGlory: The Whore Of Mensa: Mostly-vegetarian here. When I'm a guest at someone else's Thanksgiving, I just eat more side dishes and skip the bird. When I host my own celebration, just make a lot of traditional sides and put out the paper turkey decoration we've had since the 70s. Good time had by all.

Not out to convert anyone. Not out to "guilt" anyone. Anyone in my home who wants a turkey, I'm more than happy to attempt it (never actually cooked one-- not sure how...).

Seriously-- we aren't all smarmy a-holes who preach to you about food. Eat whatever you like, and happy thanksgiving, everyone.

My sister in law is what she calls an 'Iowa Vegetarian.' She picks the giblets out of the stuffing and has at. If somebody forgets and gives her gravy, she scrapes it off and eats the potatoes. Much less stressy than the twee West Coast-ers. It really isn't very nice to actually sit and judge your host and the other guests.


If you interpret a vegetarian not wanting to eat meat as a judgement on you, you've got some serious self-esteem issues. As a vegetarian, of course it's on you to check first and offer to bring something, but it's unreasonable to expect a vegetarian to just eat around the meat in a dish.

10 Nov 2012 10:47 AM
doosh     

Elzar: I prefer to partake of the foods the pilgrims originally recieved from the indians at Plymouth Rock - with naan, select curries, and delicious lentils...


Ok, that was funny but you forgot the tikka massala chicken.

I'm wondering right now, is there such a thing as restaurants that serve Native American cuisine?

10 Nov 2012 10:50 AM
austin_millbarge     
I'll take vegetarianism over another stupid war any day of the week.

10 Nov 2012 10:51 AM
The Mind Boggles     

The Mind Boggles: The Whore Of Mensa: The Mind Boggles:

i like you, i'd enjoy having you as a guest and teaching you how to cook a turkey if you're interested. i have a cousin who is vegan and lets everyone he comes in contact with know how wrong we are for abusing animals and disrespecting nature. he biatches every year yet doesn't contribute any dishes to the meal. i refuse to make him extra stuff. i cook traditional favorites and most call for turkey or chicken stock, eggs and butter. it would be different if he were nice about it.

cheers-- thanks. I was "lucky" enough to be exposed a vegetarian who was a complete twat-- preachy, self-righteous, etc. About a year or so later, I stopped eating (most*) meats, and took a solemn vow to never act like that jerk about food. Sometimes it's good to have negative examples to non-emulate in life.

*person who eats fish, but no other meats: "pescetarian" "hypocrite"... hey, might as well be honest about it.

i hate people like that. you're not a hypocrite in my book. :) my cousin gives me more shiat about using eggs, milk and butter than anything else. oh well mote pie for me!
/why yes i sound fat.
//5 different types of pie on the table make sense.


more pie. more pie damn it.

10 Nov 2012 10:52 AM
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