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Meatless Mondays recipe: Vegetable Soup With Carrot Dumplings

"Loads of vegetables with a nice tasting carrot dumpling."

You can forgo the cheese if you like! :)

Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Learn more about Meatless Mondays:  http://www.meatlessmonday.com/

But lack of recipes is NOT the problem 04.Nov.2013 11:13

Mike Novack

The reason that most people eat meat is NOT that they have never tried and/or don't know how to make good tasting meatless dishes. There may be SOME people in that category, but not many. As one who has at times been in charge of preparing food for gatherings I can assure you that if interesting and good tasting vegetarian entrees are provided as an alternative to the meat dishes the omnivores need to be prevented from loading their plates with those leaving not enough for the vegetarians. You need to lay out the buffet tables so that the line of people pass the meat dishes first (at the very least) and may have to let the vegetarians get first in line (in case the cooks are known for particularly good veggie dishes).

Not a way forward toward your goals (providing vegetarian recipes). But thanks anyway. Those of us who mainly eat meatless meals are always on the lookout for new dishes.

aw c'mon mike 04.Nov.2013 19:18

no surrender

jesus. give a person credit for contributing in any fashion. "Not a way forward toward your goals (providing vegetarian recipes)." your comment is completely demoralizing.

"The reason that most people eat meat is NOT that they have never tried and/or don't know how to make good tasting meatless dishes." really. you did a study on this? where can we cite statistics?

THANKS SO MUCH for your contribution, MM. i will enjoy the recipe soon.

I have a friend 04.Nov.2013 20:53


I have a friend who loves animals but is not a vegetarian. Still, having gotten to know me (long-term vegan) it is on her mind. So one day she tried some soy chicken strips. She liked them. She said they were different from chicken strips, but since she liked them, she couldn't think of any reason to eat chicken strips. Unfortunately, her husband did not have the same reaction.

So I think there is some validity to the idea that if some people realize how satisfying vegan food can be, they won't have reason to eat the animals that they care about.

I, too, grow tired of ceaselessly demoralizing comments that don't rise to the level of debate (and I'm thinking primarily of hb here). But I think this anecdote says something. Many people care about animals. And many people may be open to change in ways they simply haven't previously thought about. Outreach is always important.

Meatless Mondays at Portland Community College 05.Nov.2013 15:18


As part of a growing sustainability effort, PCC is now promoting veganism by offering a regular vegan special on Mondays.

At Cascade Campus, there's often not enough vegan food to go around because it is so in demand.

PCC 05.Nov.2013 16:52

no surrender

wow, keep up the good work, pcc!

Eating, pleasure and recipes. 11.Nov.2013 19:47


Once I worked at a restaurant providing vegetarian meals. I found that the most popular dishes were very simple. Making recipes that call for many ingredients is often associated with "eating for pleasure". It is part of "more is better". This is now the most popular idea about food. I can't accept that a worthwhile life depends on the enjoyment gained from eating exotic food. There is definitely a "set" of ideas that can be part of being a vegetarian. Of course this includes having sympathy for animals. But a person who is a vegetarian may also have viewpoints that are at odds with much of modern life. "Recipes" are an unusual aspect of our lives. Seldom are they the subject of philosophy, though they are studied in science. A recipe is definitely a "set" and has, therefore, implicit set theoretical foundations. What "belongs" to a recipe? Are there elements of a recipe that cannot be reduced to further elements (axiom of foundation). On what basis do we choose from different recipes a new recipe(axiom of choice)? Can we form sub-recipes from a recipe in an intuitively acceptable way (axiom of power set)?