The Vegetarian Lunchbox
June 30, 2007 1:45 PM   Subscribe

The Vegetarian Lunchbox seems like a good resource. Hadn't heard of a strawberry and cucumber sandwich before.
posted by ontic (39 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
Some decent recipes. Thanks for the post.
posted by item at 2:06 PM on June 30, 2007


Dear me from ten minutes in the past,

After looking at the site a bit further, I have to say there's not really much content, and what's there isn't really anything special (sandwich suggestion: smoked tofu w/ lettuce & tomato? You don't say!!). The sandwich section of vegweb has way better and much more thorough, interesting recipes.

yours truly,

Vegetarian Sandwich Eater
posted by item at 2:16 PM on June 30, 2007


Geez, item, you were SO STUPID 10 minutes ago!

Looks good, though, really. I don't pack my own lunch very often, but a few of these things may encourage me to.
posted by The Deej at 2:26 PM on June 30, 2007


Nice. Im trying to eat more vegetarian meals. I dont like how this site is the uppity, snobbish, "Anyone who eats anything that is not a pure vegetarian isnt a treu vegetarian and therefore deserves no respest", though.

other than that, thanks
posted by subaruwrx at 2:29 PM on June 30, 2007


Dear me from ten minutes in the future,

Please don't embarrass yourself and post a longwinded tirade about the horrors of tofu and how veggie burgers make you gag. You'll only offend everyone on this thread with your dated, backwater, carniverous ways.

Thanks,

- Signed not yet embarrassed me from ten minutes ago.

P. S.: To the me from next time I'm in a supermarket, remember to get some cucumbers and strawberries before you hit the check out cuz that sounds tasty.
posted by ZachsMind at 2:53 PM on June 30, 2007


Dear me,

Please don't make fun of the poor, oppressed omnivores.

Thanks,
Me
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:07 PM on June 30, 2007


I'm with you, ZM. Keep the tofu and compressed-sawdust burgers away from from. But stuff like this:

Asian sandwich – stir fry some onion, garlic, chilli and ginger. Next add some pak choi and some slices of tofu (optional). Cook for a few minutes then cool. To make up, spread a wrap with some peanut butter, add the filling, roll up and enjoy


Sounds worth trying! (Minus the optional tofu, of course.)
posted by The Deej at 3:23 PM on June 30, 2007


Dear me,

Don't forget to pick up some barbecue sauce. We're havin' vegetarians tonight.

Yours,

Me
posted by katillathehun at 3:33 PM on June 30, 2007 [3 favorites]


Dear me,

Some of these recipes look delicious.

I must make an effort to try them.

Yours truly,

Me

P.S.
Tell ontic that his post was a nice find.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 4:13 PM on June 30, 2007


katilla, we go better with worcestershire.
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:16 PM on June 30, 2007


Dear me from the actual time of this comment,

The joke doesn't really work like this. Shit.

Immoderately,

Actually dios in disguise.
posted by cortex at 4:22 PM on June 30, 2007


Dear me.
posted by trip and a half at 4:32 PM on June 30, 2007


Mmmmmmmmm... Dear meat!

*drools on thread*
posted by ZachsMind at 5:31 PM on June 30, 2007


katilla, we go better with worcestershire. You know worchestershireshire sauce has anchovies in it, right?
posted by DenOfSizer at 5:38 PM on June 30, 2007


The Deej Speaking as an omnivore, I actually find the Boca brand fakeburgers to be quite edible, at least while they're hot. When hot they taste like a very poor quality hamburger, when cold they taste completely dreadful. Why temperature should make such a difference I don't know, but something changes, and changes hidiously, when they cool.

I'm into synthetic food as a concept, but as far as flavor goes I'll take honest vegetarian over pseudo-meat any day. Tofu is great stuff as long as people don't try to pretend its meat.

On topic, I'll agree that the site doesn't seem to have all that many recipes, don't know what my future self will think though.
posted by sotonohito at 6:09 PM on June 30, 2007


I actually have cooked and eaten quite a few fakeburgers. You are correct, Boca is the best. It's just not at all worth it to me, since I am not a vegetarian, and have no fear of beef. I rarely make burgers anyway, but when I want one, I want beef.
posted by The Deej at 6:44 PM on June 30, 2007


You know worchestershireshire sauce has anchovies in it, right?

Which is part of why vegetarian goes so well with it.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:47 PM on June 30, 2007


Dear Me,

Who's on first?

Signed,
You
posted by Alex404 at 6:50 PM on June 30, 2007


Dear fellow thread-commenting Metafilteranians,

For the right to use my patented 'Dear me from (x)' gag, please deposit $700 each into the paypal account nigerianscam99@mail.ru.

toots,
me
posted by item at 6:57 PM on June 30, 2007


Dear me,

Don't forget to comment in this thread, in case this 'Dear me from (x)' crap becomes an ongoing thing.

We don't want you getting confused.

Thanks,

You
posted by graventy at 7:40 PM on June 30, 2007


Vegan lunch box also did this well.
posted by onlyconnect at 8:48 PM on June 30, 2007


Oh dear meme.
posted by ontic at 10:30 PM on June 30, 2007


Hadn't heard of a strawberry and cucumber sandwich before.

*throws up*
posted by nonmerci at 10:40 PM on June 30, 2007


Dear me whenever Matt turns back on the img tag,

Post a picture of a big fat juicy fillet. Vegan lunchbox only proves how far some people will go to force their beliefs on their children.
posted by jeblis at 1:55 AM on July 1, 2007


Dear me, oh dear me.
posted by jonmc at 5:35 AM on July 1, 2007


*cranks up Depeche Mode, crams tofu dog down jonmc's gullet
posted by item at 8:32 AM on July 1, 2007


Dear Item,

I am not using your patented "Dear me from past" meme. I'm using my patented "Dear me from future" meme. Completely different, so I ain't payin' you diddly. Furthermore, if this continues to go on unabated ...Dunzdale... dog day afternoons... backs to the future... Alvar Hanso ... Denver ski lift... moral upheaval of Paris Hilton ... young straight edgers roaming the streets, raping, looting and killing.

Yours et cetera,

Brigadier Arthur Gormanstrop Junior The Third (Mrs).
posted by ZachsMind at 2:07 PM on July 1, 2007


Vegan lunchbox only proves how far some people will go to force their beliefs on their children.

Yeah, 'cause parents who choose to feed their children meat and/or other animal products always discuss this decision in detail with the kids ahead of time. LOL.
posted by purplemonkie at 3:06 PM on July 1, 2007


Yeah, 'cause parents who choose to feed their children meat and/or other animal products always discuss this decision in detail with the kids ahead of time. LOL.
posted by purplemonkie


Well... I did!

"Honey... listen carefully. When a man loves a cow very much..."
posted by The Deej at 3:17 PM on July 1, 2007


Wouldnt it be nice if there was a thread or interest to vegetarians where people didnt show up to make fun of them, spout disproven myths about protein or manliness, or crack the overdone joke about eating vegetarians (did cannibalism become funny?). I tell ya, that would be a great day!
posted by Dantien at 10:09 AM on July 2, 2007


Yeah. Maybe even a whole blog about it.
posted by cortex at 10:12 AM on July 2, 2007


Sorry cortex. I'll take my non-meat-eating ways to another site. How dare we discuss it on the blue. You've shown me the error of my ways.
posted by Dantien at 10:14 AM on July 2, 2007


It's just an odd complaint. I don't think there's topic one about which we can ever hope for a related thread free of snarky dissention. Coming to mefi for relentlessly on-point topicality on either side of the fence is probably a futile effort, and wishing otherwise is a wish wasted.
posted by cortex at 10:17 AM on July 2, 2007


Great. Now you tell me. No wonder I am not rich, attractive, and popular. I wasted my three wishes!
posted by The Deej at 11:06 AM on July 2, 2007


Perhaps you are right. Maybe I am railing against the unwinnable war. But does it not smack of puerile expression to come turn a conversation about a good resource for those with a limited diet to a mock-fest? I mean, if the resource was for recipes for diabetics, or the lactose-intolerant, would they still be so quick to tease? I just find it depressing that we take such attitude so lightly.
posted by Dantien at 11:12 AM on July 2, 2007


Diabetics wouldn't likely get teased so much, but conversely a post to a food-for-diabetics resource might not be a very good post—not that diabetes isn't a visible malady, but it's a bit more outlier than the common experience.

That may be part of the distinction in attitude: vegetarianism is popularly (and in most cases fairly) regarded as just something a person decided to do. No one decides to be diabetic. And while nothing about eating vegetarian is of itself problematic, vegetarianism-as-advocacy has so much pop-culture baggage attached to it that there will always, always be a likelihood of jokes and snark when the subject comes up. That may be damned frustrating to someone who just wants a straight up resource, but that's why we've got the links in the first place: Vegetarian Lunchbox isn't any less useful for the discussion in a mefi thread about it.

So really, I hear you. I didn't mean my original comment as an attack so much as a bit of blinking, are-we-on-the-same-website confusion, but I apologize for the snappiness of it.
posted by cortex at 11:23 AM on July 2, 2007


Don't beanplate the beanplate!!!!
posted by The Deej at 11:57 AM on July 2, 2007


The sensitivity veggies feel comes from the disparity between the myth of vegetarian advocacy and the reality of the way meat-eaters treat vegetarians. So I probably am as thin-skinned as any with regard to this topic. Heck, its why books like this are written at all. But you and I are on the same page cortex. And yeah, I've been a member here long enough to have known the types of discussions we have here. If only we could get bevets back....
posted by Dantien at 12:24 PM on July 2, 2007


I'm an omnivore but I try to eat less meat, for my health. (I think I avoided meat all weekend! I made some killer soup.) I think the problem a lot of meaties have with vegetarians stems (ha!) from the minority of vegetarians who are militant about it, and preach at people about eating meat. It's a vicious cycle. The vast majority of vegetarians, who are nice, respectable people, get the backlash that is probably deserved by the militants.

And plenty of non-vegetarians are jerks about it, too. I think the main point is that all kinds of people are jerks, and they use whatever platform is available to demonstrate their jerkiness.

As far as the "eating vegetarians" jokes here; I just take it as a joke, and nothing more. In fact, I often make jokes on MeFi that are actually opposite of my personal beliefs. It's just for fun. I have learned to laugh at jokes that I used to be sensitive to. Heck, funny is funny.
posted by The Deej at 1:49 PM on July 2, 2007


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