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What to Do If You Have a 'Chicken Tooth'
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What to Do If You Have a 'Chicken Tooth'

I know what chicken tastes like. Whether it is crispy fried, steamed or prepared in a soft curry. It is always yummy.

How do you give up meat when you have a 'chicken tooth'?

At one time I was so obsessed with it I had dreams of me consuming a particular preparation of chicken. I made a decision and I stick to it.

There can be many reasons of giving up meat. One reason is to lose some weight. The world sees more obese people today than ever before. Obesity itself is not a disease but it does set a platform for all the other diseases.

If you plan to grow old in a healthy way and keep all old age diseases away, going vegan is definitely a great way to do it. There are many little changes in lifestyle that will not let you miss your chicken at all. Wheat and soy substitues of chicken are the healthiest ones.

You can buy fake meat made up of soy, wheat and other vegan ingredients. I recently tried this particular type of tofu (what you see in the image) that tasted so much like chicken. It is ideal for some guilty snacking once in a while. I cut it into cubes and fried it. You can also use corn flour paste to cover it before frying. It definitely tastes so much like chicken. It s deep fried but still better than deep fried chicken!

Another change involves switching to organic whole wheat flour for cooking. Making vegetable wraps with this flour gives a chicken like feeling in the mouth. This time it comes from the gluten in the outside cover of the wrap rather than the chicken inside.

It made me believe once again that even though I am a vegetarian, I don't have to miss out on the chickeny-fun.

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  1. The Hungry Hungry Herbivore
    Great suggestions!! I used to have quite a chicken tooth when I was just a vegetarian but after a few months it seemed to fade away. Now just the sight of chicken makes me nauseous!!
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Thanks a lot THHH. Same here. Why don't you give it a vote?
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      1. The Hungry Hungry Herbivore
        I hit the button before my comment! I'll give it another try, I'm on my phone so that maybe why it didn't work the first time!
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        1. Akanksha
          Akanksha
          Thank you so much :)
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          1. The Hungry Hungry Herbivore
            No problem!! I had the same issue on another vote for someone's post! Not sure if my phone is glitching or what but I plan to double check next time I vote to be sure it counted!
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    2. dianabart
      dianabart
      @The Hungry Hungry Herbivore: I agree with the sight making me nauseous! so does the smell. I can't even walk near the meat section at the grocery stores without cringing or finding myself quietly praying about it! And I can smell meat instantly. when my teenager sneaks in her fast food meat.. I KNOW! LOL
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      1. Akanksha
        Akanksha
        I can't believe it was me who ate it..and it has been just two years! Thanks for reading Diana :)
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      2. The Hungry Hungry Herbivore
        That's how it is for me as well Diana! I try my best to avoid even seeing the meat section.
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  2. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Akanksha, seasoning helps most everything! Thanks for the tofu idea! Vote #6!
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Thanks Carolyn. I have just started using tofu and am, trying out new things to do with it.
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      1. Carolyn
        Carolyn
        Congrats on making Top Posts!
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        1. Akanksha
          Akanksha
          Thanks!
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  3. dianabart
    dianabart
    Good post. Although I never missed meat at all, I didn't need a substitute, and I don't do tofu; however, I am wondering if I should cook a few recipe of it for my girls, since two of my three seem to miss meat . My teenager still lives off meat and cheese, since she is old enough to buy her own food and works at Wendy's fast food, I can't seem to get her to cut back. She is only 87 lbs- 4'11 at age 19- so obesity is not an issue for her, but heart attack- strokes and cancers run in her genes; therefore, I try to encourage her to start eating better now, not later. Keep posting - I love your passion. Of course I voted! :)
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Thank you so much Diana. There are many other 'fake meat' options available. Let me get back to you after some more research. Of course, there are more reasons to give up meat than obesity. Wishing you luck with your eldest one!
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  4. Sheila Ray
    Voted. Although, I differ in opinion about vegan and vegetarianism as a way to control weight. In fact, it is my opinion that it is more difficult to be healthy when meat is eliminated. While it is possible to get all essential proteins and amino acids without meat, it is very difficult and takes a lot of planning and education. I would bet most people who eliminate meat do not plan accordingly. Just my two cents... :)
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      You are absolutely right Sheila. I do mention that I gave up meat and lost weight, but maybe I should also share the extra care I took to maintain a healthy balance of nutrients too. Thanks for reading and the two cents..I will be looking forward to some dollars too!
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  5. Roopam
    That's a good idea for vegetarian starters! And I somehow like the taste of tofu too. Good post. Voted.
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Thanks Roopam :) yeah tofu by some brands tastes just like the dairy paneer... I will be looking forward to some more tofu recipes from you, since I am new myself.
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      1. Roopam
        Thats true...that's what I tell my husband when I make tofu for him instead of dairy paneer. Sure...will share something soon...and will look forward to your future posts too:)
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        1. Akanksha
          Akanksha
          I already have a new one! Check it out...
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  6. shantanu
    Great suggestions. good post :)
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Thanks :-)
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