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Vague, I know, but the problem that I had a lot over the summer whilst travelling, cooking with non-veggies etc. was trying to decide what to replace the meat option in their meal with. Often I'd end up with pasta, but then if they're having potatoes and veg that doesn't really work. I'm not a big fan of tofu, seitan, 'fake meats' etc., but it would be nice to be able to have the same side dishes as everyone else and still have a balanced meal. Thoughts?

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    Posted by angelakelly02 at 08/25/14 17:53:47

    Chickpeas, lentils, mushrooms, quinoa. There's all kinds of things, just combine them with similar flavors to what you flavor the meat with and they'll taste even better than meat.

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    Posted by ahimsa32fa at 08/06/14 05:06:42

    Try not to think of it in terms of "replacing" meat.

    Most meat-eaters I've known do not enjoy eating raw, un-seasoned meat...it's generally the seasonings that make meat taste good.

    Other than that, it's just a bad habit. What would you say to an alcoholic who asked, "But what can I replace it with?"

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    Posted by irenesuhwon93 at 08/05/14 18:27:53

    I love mushrooms! Or pile on the veggies! My fave's are broccoli, green beans, cauliflower etc. I'm not a fan of potatoes either, they're kind of pointless to me ha.

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    Posted by Helen Woodard at 10/28/14 18:22:50

    Tofu, Mushroom, Jack Fruit

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