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carolegif | 11:57 Sat 13th Jul 2019 | Food & Drink
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Why do vegans and vegetarians want to eat veggies prepared in a way that resembles meat? In every supermarket there are veggie and vegan sausages, burgers, pies, something resembling chicken poppers or goujons!
There are lovely vegan and veggie dishes in their own right - aubergine parmigiana, veg lasagne, curries etc. Tasty vegan soups. Beetroot burgers look dreadful, just roast it! Perhaps someone would enlighten me.

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Funny that they do not eat meat but want to call their products meat names. You would think that this would be the last thing they would want to do
12:35 Sat 13th Jul 2019
Because they don't want to eat animals.
Maybe they want to disguise their affliction by blending in.

You hardly ever hear of one declaring their preference. :-)
Why does it bother you that they do?
Maybe because they miss the style of food they used to eat.
Yeah...a round bean burger doesn't fit very well in a hotdog roll.
Funny that they do not eat meat but want to call their products meat names. You would think that this would be the last thing they would want to do
Familiarity of shape and form, something sausage or burger shaped is still that despite the ingredients and why not call a vegetable pie 'a pie'?
I am a strict vegetarian but I never eating veggie burgers, veggie sausages and the like. Everyone eats according to their preferences. Why question it?
Yeah, cheese and onion pies. Whatever next
You can flip the question on it's head really - were I to go into the kitchen and make from scratch some vegetable dishes and to all intents they resembled burgers and sausage, I should invent a new name in case a carnivore gets tetchy?
Why do carnivores want their meat products in a convenient size and shape? Why not just hold a full chicken carcass and bite off what they want? Or keep a roast pig in the kitchen to pick at whenever? Why are sausages carrot-shaped?

Having made these arbitrary decisions, surely it is only right that they should make every attempt to ridicule vegetarians for wanting food in similarly convenient portions?
carnivore gets tetchy, Love it. you never hear the end from veggies...or vegans...
As a fairly recent vegetarian, I can't really answer this. I don't intentionally seek out food that 'resembles' meat in its outlook, it's just that this is the way it comes in supermarkets and damn tasty some of it is as well ! I love Greggs vegan 'sausage' rolls and that is just how they come - what should I do, tell Greggs to rename and reshape them ??? Personally, I think your question is totally unnecessary - sorry.
I would guess that most veggies don’t look for non-meat items in the shape of meat products.
I used to buy them as a substitute because it was easy when my son was veggie.
They were horrible. Bacon like insoles, eg.
As a long term vegetarian I can’t understand why people want to eat food that is processed to look and taste like meat. I blame this new vegan movement!
^ But it doesn't taste like meat, it has a taste all it's own.
The point I tried to make earlier is that why cannot a vegetable recipe be called a 'burger' when it is clearly burger shaped.

We don't hear folk saying we can't use the word with things other than meat.

https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/carrot-and-feta-burgers.html

Think I'll try making these.
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A word missing from my last reply.

//We don't hear folk saying we can't use the word soup/stew with things other than meat. //
My goodness, they look good !
Who are 'they' that want to call their products meat names ?? I don't call them anything, I just buy what I see if I like the look of it. Just WHAT IS your problem carolegif ???

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