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Carl's Jr Needs to Get with it

Last evening my mom brought home some dinner from Carl's Jr. She ordered two veggie burgers and we didn't know it was too late that their concept of veggie burgers were iceburg lettese and a tomato between two buns! I ended up getting a Gardenburger out of the freezer to correct Carl's Jr's screw up! Have you had this problem even in this day and age?
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Hi, I've been a partial vegetarian for several years. Meaning that I primarily eat white meat and fish. Just recently I have been wanting to get very serious about incorporating a full vegetarian lifestyle into my diet. I want to try the ovo lacto vegetarian diet first and see how I do with that. I've done a lot of research. However, I have a few questions I was hoping that someone could help answer. Thank you so much!

•Are there any vegetarian alternatives to marshmallows out there? I just discovered that they have gelatin in them. So, whenever I eat s'mores I'm not quite sure what to do other than to eat the chocolate and the ghram crackers.

•I'm very much a soup, sandwhich and salad person when it comes to lunch and I brown bag when go to work. What are some quick easy soup, sandwhich and salad recipes or variations that I can try through my work week so I don't get bored?

•Is there a good vegetarian vitamin brand that does not have gelatin or animal by products in it?

•I'm the only veggie in my family. Which means that either I eat what they are eating, pick around the meat (boring and pointless), or cook for myself. I've offered to cook two nights a week which my dad groans at, because he knows it will be some kind of vegetarian entree'. What are some vegetarian dishes that I can cook (aside from the occasional pasta, veggie burger, taco) that my meat eating parents will enjoy too?

I think that's it for now. I've been reading through this group and found some very insightful information to help me with this lifestyle change!
Joey Heisman
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Warm Up To Winter Workouts

Outside its frosty and frigid and let’s face it, the last thing on your mind is fitness. However maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is imperative year round, not just during swimsuit season. “Keeping active during the winter keeps you 5 steps (not to mention 5 months) ahead of everyone else,” Lifestyle Fitness Personal Trainer Michael Price explains.

ven a blizzard shouldn’t be a big enough road block to deter you on the path to becoming a work-out warrior. Price proposes investing in the Wii Fit console as it can be used for exercise within the home and something active for the whole family to partake in together. He also suggests getting creative by attacking full body workouts using your own body weight (IE: push-ups, sit-ups and chair dips). Another cost-efficient mechanism for an at home sweat secessions is the internet. YouTube, Shape, Fitness for Her and Fitness websites all offer free workout videos and workout advice,” explains Dolce.

  • mel_pa

Mom Got Angry About My Oatmeal Veggie Loaves

Monday afternoon my mom criticized me for using up the oatmeal to make my veggie loaves, the next day she criticized me for "using up ALL the 1.25 qt bottle of soy sauce in two weeks". Then she went on a rant about high blood pressure "from pouring soy sauce into (the oatmeal loaves) and "I've been noticing you--you use oatmeal to make THOSE THINGS OVER AND OVER AGAIN--you're going to end with health problems!

Health problems from oatmeal? Mom didn't buy the soy sauce just two weeks ago, it was over a month ago before she left for a visit to her family. She insists she had the soy sauce two weeks.
When ever I use the soy sauce I try to use as little as I can, not just because of the sodium containt , I live with others in the house.

Mom said she "wasn't placing blame on me", but what else can I think?

The oatmeal is the only high fiber grain in the house so there is very little I can really make. Are there any veggie loaf recipes using no soy sauce?
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Hi there, new member.

Hey, my name is Diana. I'm not a vegetarian, yet. But I'll be doing this master cleanse that includes water, cayenne pepper (<3), lemon juice, and maple syrup. Once that's over, my entire diet will change completely...and that includes taking out meat. I will be consuming dairy products though (don't know what that'd be considered). Just wanted to introduce myself. =)

Sweet potato and roasted vegetable burgers

Sweet potato and roasted vegetable burgers


  • 2 small sweet potatoes, about 500g
  • 500g potatoes
  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • ½tsp chillies, chopped
  • 2tbsp coriander, chopped
  • 140g tub ciabatta
  • breadcrumbs
  • 1 carrot, coarsely grated
  • 25g savoury seed mix
  • 3tbsp vegetable oil for frying
  • 10 burger buns
  • 1 bag salad leaves
  • 5tbsp tomato relish
  • 200g cherry tomatoes (optional)

What to do

  • Peel sweet potato and the potatoes. Cut them into chunks and boil until just tender. Drain well and mash.
  • Chop the red pepper and add to the mashed potato with the chillies and coriander, seasoning well. Stir in about half the breadcrumbs, carrot and the seeds to make a soft dough. Mix well and then shape into 10 burgers.
  • Lightly whizz the remaining breadcrumbs in a food processor to make finer crumbs (but not a powder). Then coat each burger.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan. Fry the burgers 2-3 at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden.
  • Serve in burger buns with lettuce and relish, and cherry tomatoes if desired.

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