Vegetarians may have given up meat, but that doesn't mean the people who market products to vegetarians have.
This explains all the sites and products that help vegetarians make popular meat dishes sans meat And books like "The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook" and the "I Can't Believe it's Not Meat" Cookbook.
For beans-sake, vegetarians have given up meat. It's time the marketing department got with the program.
A little menu renaming is in order, I think.
Starting with these ten meat-but-not-meat substitutes.
10 Vegetarians Dishes that Mock Meat
Vegetarian Haggis - What makes Haggis, Haggis? Sheep's lung, stomach, liver and heart. The veggie recipe - ground hazelnuts, peanuts, walnuts, soy sauce, etc. - is something else entirely.
Nuts aren't meat. (Except when used as sexual references.)
Vegetarian Meatloaf - Wrong. It's a Vegan Loaf. Apply for the circle TM.
Veggie BLT - A BLT sandwich without bacon is not a BLT. If you're going to go through the effort to help vegans avoid bacon, then your branding department should take 2 seconds and rename the bacon-based sandwich.
Meatless Meatballs - I'm confused. There can be no such thing.
Name change pronto!
Mock Duck - Now who's fooling who here?
Vegetarian Steak - Steak, by definition, is a slice of meat. Not fermented soybean cake.
Chicken Free Nuggets - They are tasty and great with mock-duck sauce, but they are not chicken. So lets call them Tempeh Nuggets. That says chicken-free too.
Vegetarian Pork Rib - Come on now MBA's, there can only be "pork ribs" on a vegetarian protest sign, not on their dinner plate.
Besides, do these look like ribs to you?
"Clam" Chowder -
If it doesn't have real clam, it cannot be called clam chowder. The quotations mark aren't fooling anyone. Take them away and call it New England Mushroom Chowder.
Then nobody is fooled.
Vegetarian Hamburger - Hamburgers contain meat. Anything else should be called something else.