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#21 COSMIC RHINO

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:11 AM

I eat processed vegetables... What is the name for that??... Carnivore.

I hope that does not include game meat of dwarf antelope origin?


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:34 AM

My wife has very strict dietary requirements - strict vegetarian with no eggs or animal fats. On top of this she does not eat onions or garlic (for religious reasons).

But we've never had a problem on safari - the food has always been amazing and puts most top restaurants to shame when they are faced with the same restrictions in ingredients.
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

I eat processed vegetables... What is the name for that??... Carnivore.

 

Even almost 5 years later, that's rather funny.  Who says vegetarians don't have a sense of humor?  Maybe the couple of Canadian Bacon slices I had from lunch box on the last safari have aided that sense of humor. 


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:13 PM

I cook a mean and very hot vegetarian Firehouse Chili. So if anyone is passing the HQ and doesn't eat meat, I know what to rustle up. Just bring wine...


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:10 AM

I would tell places well in advance that you are vegan to get enough for brunch you will need more grain, fruit, perhaps some cooked vegetables, since the yoghurt is out.

BTW since I have had to take vitamin D pills I have largely eliminated diary products on cost grounds, the pills also includes calcium.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:53 AM

I eat nearly all fresh food, very little processed food .  People in the progressive church I go to assumed that I was 15 yiunger than Ireally am. 


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:43 PM

You'll do well in Gujarat, in India. Lots of veg dishes there. :)
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:49 AM

You'll do well in Gujarat, in India. Lots of veg dishes there. :)

 

Funny you say that - I just got home from Ahmedabad where i was for work ....... yes, lots of veg food; too heavy for me though ....... Can't deal with the oil and ghee (clarified butter).


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:34 AM

I have for many years been  really not that keen on meat .  I have eaten  even less of it  in more recent years on environmental and health reasons, looking at the price per KG unit i  am also saving a lot of money.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:45 AM

I've been vegetarian for over 20 years. I did start eating sushi again in the past few years though - but only once a month if that. I still eat dairy products but like some of you, I try to limit them. I almost never drink cow's milk any more, I use almond or soy milk in coffee or cereal. Cheese is hard to cut out though, I agree with @madaboutcheetah For a couple of months I did go vegan and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be though.

 

I had no trouble at all in Africa on my two trips - just told my agent in advance and I was well taken care of. I usually wasn't the only vegetarian there either.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:10 AM

You'll do well in Gujarat, in India. Lots of veg dishes there. :)

 
Funny you say that - I just got home from Ahmedabad where i was for work ....... yes, lots of veg food; too heavy for me though ....... Can't deal with the oil and ghee (clarified butter).

I bet it was getting really hot up there! I tried going veggie, it lasted all of two weeks!
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

I've been vegetarian for over 20 years. I did start eating sushi again in the past few years though - but only once a month if that. I still eat dairy products but like some of you, I try to limit them. I almost never drink cow's milk any more, I use almond or soy milk in coffee or cereal. Cheese is hard to cut out though, I agree with @madaboutcheetah For a couple of months I did go vegan and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be though.

 

I had no trouble at all in Africa on my two trips - just told my agent in advance and I was well taken care of. I usually wasn't the only vegetarian there either.

 

In Bots, the chefs in the camps tend to use a lot of heavy stocks and stuff ...... even if they are advised not to - simply because they think it's better and that's the way they are used to.  I had a chat once with one of the folks from Maun office who was at camp to ensure everything was in order.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:36 AM

When I moved out of home I largely eliminated meat on health grounds and eliminated all salt on health grounds.

environmental grounds back up the decision on meat.

I do miss cheese but can get by without the cost.

I have a whole lot of dried beans, and eat every day so dry couscous straight out of the pack to contol the effect of a high fiber diet.

I can understand anyone in the USA elimination meat to avoid the high fat effect of grain fed animals, who are also given a whole lot of human antibiotics and veterinary hormones.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

Predator, I’ll try to stay away from SA.

 

Nyamera please don't  :)  You will be pleasantly surprised to see the wide range of vegetarian options and fruit we have in all our stores all around the country. Many of the fruit farms are situated around the Kruger Park. So in summer you can get lovely fresh fruit on the drive to the Park. Most restuarants and lodges too will cater for your needs.

 

If you are self catering then you can always buy fresh veggies and all other veggie options at the closest town to the game reserve. Just pop them onto the braai, seasoned and wrapped in foil B)



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:09 AM

I find that brown rice has a whole lot more taste than white.

 

I have largely eliminated chocolate on cost and environmental grounds.

 

Garlic ?  I  eat it raw directly from the jar to treat a cold.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:40 PM

Thanks, @Sharifa. My comment is 5 years old and from another lifetime, but I’m still a vegetarian. My worry was about being thrown on the braai, btw.

I will always find something to eat and nowadays I only travel to a place where I can get rice and beans varied with beans and rice.   


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:12 PM

I cook a mean and very hot vegetarian Firehouse Chili. So if anyone is passing the HQ and doesn't eat meat, I know what to rustle up. Just bring wine...

 

As much as I love Chili, I can only imagine a vege version (extra beans to replace the meat) would result in this the day after:

 

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I'm rather fond of wild mushroom lasagne and cannelloni, unfortunately SWMBO hates funghi with the passion of a thousand burning desert suns which puts a crimp on any vege dishes that I'm partial to. :P


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:46 AM

Recent studies don on wild animals has shown alarming results. 

 

The results show that a diet of vegetables can leave you grumpy, bloated, over weight and prone to extreme flatulence, yet subjects eating meat only have shown incredible strength agility and are in great health. 

 

Subject 1 - exclusive vegetarian diet since birth. 

 

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Subject 2 shows the results of an exclusive meat only diet. 

 

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Results appear conclusive and show the importance of eating protein to keep healthy. If there is any doubt you can refer to Dr Tim Noakes new theory. 

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:56 AM

Aren't dikdiks vegetarians then?


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:20 AM

dikdik 

 

Returning to my previous question  you eat processed vegetagles ---- meat , I trust that does not include  dwarf antelopes?

 

I am largely vegetarian  eating largely vegetables,fruit ,whole grains add a bit of tinned salmon, very little red or white meat  and do not have anyone of those problems.  I am under 70 kg in weight and  around 190 cm tall.

 

In my observation a lot of people get into a eating habit and have problems changing.  My parents  were both GP doctors and contined to use salt and white bread.  Need fiber ----- use one of those supplements.


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