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I am finally committing to vegetarianism after watching From Farm to Fridge. It's been a long time coming and that was the final push that I needed. I know there are foods that may seem vegetarian but really are not (like foods with gelatin). Can you guys list some that I may not think of so that I make sure I don't eat them? And any other tips in general about vegetarianism would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Dandies marshmallows are vegan/vegetarian. Watch out for fruit snacks. Annie's Homegrown bunny fruit snacks use fruit pectin. Also, watch out for rennet. It lurks in cheeses. Sometimes a company will label "vegetable rennet," which is all right. Watch out for Planter's peanuts, too. Some of them have gelatin coated on them. It's ridiculous, which is why I eat raw nuts.
Good luck on your journey with vegetarianism! I wish you all of the best.
Oh my, didn't know about the planter's nuts!!! And I just bought some.....argh.
Does anyone know a site/reference that lists food you THINK are vegan, but actually arent?
Hey guys! Thank you so much for your tips. Gelatin is a sneaky one haha. Marshmallows may be a hard one for me in the summer when smores season hits. Oh well, I'll manage. It's been going really well so far. My boyfriend is a vegetarian too so it's really fun to make meals together.
i've been a vegetarian for almost ten years (plus twenty years of not eating red meat before that). confession: sometimes i don't always check about things like gelatin, especially when it comes to gummy bears (gelatin), nutella (rennet), and good cheeses (again, rennet).
Enjoy cooking meals with your boyfriend!
I've been a vegetarian for 12ish years and it gets easier. I don't even think about eating meat anymore.. ever. These are some things I've learned to avoid.
Careful at restaurants with salad dressings! A lot of ranch dressings contain Bacon. And remember that ceasar dressing and worstichire sauce contain anchovies.
French fries are often cooked with meats- if that bothers you.
Most soups are made with chicken or beef stalk.
Tortillas (a lot of them, especially at restaurants) are often cooked in lard/animal fat.
Some beers and wines are not vegetarian (including Guiness) they are often treated with isinglass—that’s fish bladders.
Watch the asian food. Chinese sauces are usually made with a meat stock, and several thai dishes contain fish or oyster sauce. Coconut curries are usually safe, though!
Dunno about tips. I'm a vegetarian and I just eat what I like and what I know is nutritious. Whole grains and beans really are your best friend. And greens as well. I recommend the documentary earthlings to anyone on the cusp of transitioning to vegetarianism of veganism. Forks Over Knives also has some great health and plant-based diet information.