The Veggie Dudeist

Easy-Going Vegetarianism

Glossary

                                                                                                                                                          
(referenced from the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary
 
Soy:
noun: a hairy annual Asian legume (Glycine max) widely grown for its oil-rich proteinaceous seeds and for forage and soil improvement.
 
Tofu:  
noun: a soft food product prepared by treating soybean milk with coagulants (as magnesium chloride or diluted acids) - called also bean curd
 
Tempeh: 
noun: an asian food prepared by fermenting soybeans with rhizopus
 
Vegetarian:
noun:
1 : one who believes in or practices vegetarianism
2 : herbivore
adjective
1 : of or relating to vegetarians
2 : consisting wholly of vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, and sometimes eggs or dairy products <a vegetarian diet> 
 
Vegan:
nouna strict vegetarian who consumes no animal food or dairy products* ; also : one who abstains from using animal products (as leather); or adjective
 
 
*While the high majority of people who eat strict vegan diets do not eat eggs or any products containing dairy, there are also many who do not eat honey or refined sugars.  But I know folks who call themselves strict vegans and find, for example, no moral issue with eating honey. The point being: to each his own, man. 
 

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