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Old 01-08-2009, 07:17 PM
 
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I have family members who are that clueless, and at a formal family dinner that was being organized by an in-law who knows what I eat and don't eat, she had fish as the vegetarian alternative. I asked if this was the correct meal since I am vegetarian, and got the reply, "Oh, fish is vegetarian. My cousin eats fish and she's vegetarian." Needless to say, I just looked at her as if she had two heads. I got a hold of the catering manager and he immediately put together a vegetarian-friendly plate and was apologetic to me for the problem. I assured him it was not his fault, but the fault lay within my own extended family who thought that fish was vegetarian. He burst out laughing at that one!

Yep, this is the reason why it annoys me so, when people that eat fish call themselves vegetarian. Not long ago we were invited to a potluck dinner and there was a casserole on the table which we were told, was supposedly vegetarian. I put some on my plate and so did my husband... after the first bite I knew it had some tuna in it. So I just left it on my plate.

By the way, I see you are in the DC area, do you ever go to Java Green??? I miss that place!!!
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: WA
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I went veggie awhile back, and more recently added in fish. I've never been big on the "I'm a vegetarian" thing...just call myself a picky eater. That's what I am because there are more foods I won't eat that I will. I don't like the taste of meat, and fish is only tolerable in sushi form or battered. Some people include the form of vegetarianism that eats fish as still a vegetarian, but I wouldn't. I'm also not as picky about what's in what I am eating...I won't ask what it's been cooked in because I probably don't want to know (lard for ex.).
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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For almost half a century I ate no flesh at all.
Then I moved back to the beach and a bowl of Clam Chowder said "Eat Me".

And I did.

Then I adopted the "No Face" rule.
But then a lobster came and I looked down into his eyes and I said "I'm going to eat you."

And I did.

Then I changed "nothing with a face" to "nothing with fur".
But then my cat came over and I looked into his big eyes and stroked his soft fur and he said "Don't eat me."

So I made a Tuna Sandwich and shared it with him.

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I wrote that when this same subject came up a while back.
Since I am trying to live a "Greener" life, I am getting more serious about recycling, so I am re-using all my old posts.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:23 AM
 
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And then, my cat looked longingly into my big eyes and said, "the h#$ll with it"

So, he ate me.


The Green Life Cycle.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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By the way, I see you are in the DC area, do you ever go to Java Green??? I miss that place!!!
I do. It's a treasure for dining in the city, so too is Vegetate. I am happy that the two cities where I divide much time in the east have some good vegetarian options.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Do any of you eat fish and other seafood? I don't, but find that's kind of a struggle for me. It kind of goes back to the five types of vegetarians (which I've never been able to relocate the info on). One of the groups of veggies did eat seafood.

So I'm wondering if I'm just fooling myself because sea creatures are unfamiliar or do they suffer the same torture at death that land animals do? Do most vegetarians eat fish?
Up until the 1980's all vegetarians were essentially vegan, i.e., they stayed away from all animal ingredients.

In the early 80's, the vegetarian diet became popular for health reasons instead of political ones so you had groups of vegetarians who thought that it was okay to eat dairy, eggs, and fish as these items were/are considered to be a part of a healthy diet. As a result, the true vegetarians had to separate themselves from the fad dieters so they came up with the name vegan.


No true vegetarian would eat fish.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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You know, there are many people out there who do not consider fish to be 'meat'. I cannot recall how many times I have heard I do not eat meat, so I will have the fish.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:42 AM
 
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So I'm wondering if I'm just fooling myself because sea creatures are unfamiliar or do they suffer the same torture at death that land animals do?
As the great Will Cuppy said, when someone asked him for the eighteenth time if catching a fish on a hook hurts it: "Of course it hurts. Why wouldn't it?"
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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Do any of you eat fish and other seafood? I don't, but find that's kind of a struggle for me. It kind of goes back to the five types of vegetarians (which I've never been able to relocate the info on). One of the groups of veggies did eat seafood.

So I'm wondering if I'm just fooling myself because sea creatures are unfamiliar or do they suffer the same torture at death that land animals do? Do most vegetarians eat fish?
If someone eats seafood, they are NOT a vegetarian. They may be a pescetarian but they are not a vegetarian.

And yes, I eat seafood and anything else I please. I'm at the top of the food chain, so anything is fair game.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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Up until the 1980's all vegetarians were essentially vegan, i.e., they stayed away from all animal ingredients.

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Wrong. I was raised a vegetarian and we ate dairy products. Most of the other vegetarians we knew (which was quite a few) while I was growing up in the 60s and 70s were the same way. Offhand, I don't recall anyone who avoided dairy products.
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