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    Default Vegetarian firefighters?

    I asked about this once before in another forum and was nearly laughed off the board, but here goes anyhow...

    Are there any vegetarian firefighters out there? If so, what do you cook for the other firefighters when it's your night to cook? What do you eat on the other nights?

    Thanks for the info!

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    You got the guy’s who are on the low fat diet. You got the guys on low carb diet. You got the guy who won’t eat pork; this other fellow won’t eat anything green or onions.
    When I cook, I cook… I make the decisions. Pick it out or you don’t eat with the crew. If you don’t like how I cook. You Cook….. I hope this helps
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    Lightbulb Hmmmm

    How about a Dish of Eggplant Parmasian with a side of Penne Pasta and a garden salad. Quick easy and no meat. BTW I Love a good steak also.
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    We have a vegetarian on our department and my girlfriend is one too so I am learning to cook vegetarian where I like it or I learn to make meals where the meat is separate.

    Fajitas are always good. Just cook the meat separately from the veggies. The same can be done with stir fry too.

    There are some good vegetarian chili recipes out there and if they eat fish that is always a good option.

    And I completely agree with the statement above. Eat what I cook or cook for yourself.

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    Cool Speaking as a firehouse cook...

    It used to be so much easier back when people didnt care what they ate !
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    Is beer a vegetable?

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    Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    Is beer a vegetable?
    The saying is you are what you eat. So based on that I would surmise that beer is not, due to the fact that it makes you intellectually superior.

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    how the hell do you get complete proteins on a vegi diet?

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    Easy.

    Rice and beans, tofu, oatmeal, grains, soymilk, etc. etc. etc...

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    Originally posted by Scratchy635
    how the hell do you get complete proteins on a vegi diet?
    It's relatively easy, actually.

    "All the amino acids that we require either originate from plant food, or can be built in our bodies from other amino acids. Our cells use an amino acid such as methionine to build muscle fibre and for this purpose, a methionine molecule from a hamburger is no different from a methionine molecule from a soybean. In fact, the amino acids in animal products can be traced back to their plant origins"
    (From Becoming Vegetarian, written by Melina and Davis, Wiley Books, Toronto, pub 2003)

    Most North Americans eat far too much meat, and in meat centred diets these proteins are accompanied by too much saturated fat and cholesterol. Yes, I know a majority of cholesterol is actually made by the body, but that production is increased due to excess fat intake, which then leads to higher than normal blood cholesterol levels. Excess protein (especially animal protein) not required for building, repair, and maintenance functions can actually put a strain on the body, contributing to heart disease, stroke, colorectal cancer and osteoporosis.

    I've recently moved to a mostly vegetarian diet (still like fish and the occasional egg), and I've found some amazing recipes which don't consist of bean sprouts, tofu and wheat grass! There is a cookbook of vegan Mediterranean food that is absolutely amazing...you wouldn't know you were eating vegan food, unless you were told.

    That being said, my mouth still waters at the smell of a barbequed hamburger, but for me, it isn't worth feeling like crap after eating one.

    Each to their own, and if I'm served something at the fire hall that is not vegetarian, I just eat what I choose, and don't complain.

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    (who has, coincidentally, lost nearly 20 lbs after changing to a veggie diet)
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    "I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals, I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants."
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    Default I like animals...

    They're so TASTY
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    Animals eat vegetables, I eat animals, therefore I get my vegetable intake.
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    Animals eat vegetables, I eat animals, therefore I get my vegetable intake
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    If it's "furry" shoot it... if it's "green" boil it.... oh wait.... did I say that right?

    Seriously though, I am what could be referred to as "carinvour" (if it moves, either salute it or eat it ) but when it comes to making meals for those who have specific dietary requirements allowances should be made, with in reason of course. I am not much for fajitas and such like, but I do see the merrits of making that sort of dish... and I do enjoy an occasional meatless entre... occasionally.
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    Red meat rules.



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    (if it moves, either salute it or eat it
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    My rule has always been that I'll try most anything fit to eat once. I've been pleasantly surprised on more than one occasion. I have a shorter list of never-agains.

    If it's your turn to cook, fix a vegeterian dish that you think the meat-and-potatoes crowd will probably like, too. Perhaps they'll approach your next offering with more open minds.

    I'm sure every department, if not every station, has someone with peculiar eating habits. I've had to contend with some who don't like rice (!), spicy stuff, and even one who won't eat anything but "American" food - which called for some creative, uh, deception.
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    Vegetarian - Cherokee word for bad hunter

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    If he/she wants to cook vegetarian on his/her turn that is fine, I'll eat it and likely enjoy it. As far as my turn, I will cook meat and if the person wants to opt out that is their right. I think it boils down to who has the alternative cuisine and in our hall it's the vegan.

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    I think I live in the "Meat Belt".
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