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    How to make tofu from soya beans!

    Hi all,

    I have started making my own tofu and I wondered if anyone else is?

    Here is how I make it:
    http://veg-warriors-in-chile.blogspot.com/2011/08/making-tofu-in-pictures.html#more (in...
  2. Thread: Chia Seeds

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    Re: Chia Seeds

    I think they are delicious... I also soak them overnight with some almonds, walnuts and dehidrated blueberries and use them next morning over my porridge. YUM
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    Re: A vegan travelling blog for Chile

    Hi all,

    Last week we rescued a dog friend from the streets of Santiago. His name is Senor Mario Carrasco :)

    Photos and story in the blog: http://veg-warriors-in-chile.blogspot.com/
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    Re: A vegan travelling blog for Chile

    Thanks Allysia. Glad you enjoyed it!

    We will be hosting couch surfers again very soon (for those not familiar this is what couch surfing is: http://www.couchsurfing.org/about.html

    This is our...
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    Re: A vegan travelling blog for Chile

    We did :) It was AWESOME!! Vegans should come and visit us!
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    A vegan travelling blog for Chile

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share our blog with you all, in case anyone is interested:

    http://veg-warriors-in-chile.blogspot.com/

    We are also trying to compile a list of Vegan friendly places...
  7. Poll: Re: "Pets" - Which of these statements do you agree with?

    Believe it or not... they also crapped in the pots we had... unbelievable...

    we have now adapted the veg plot, it has 1m high fence and lots of forks and sticks pointing up from the ground so the...
  8. Poll: Re: "Pets" - Which of these statements do you agree with?

    btw... the problem, could be easily sorted if the cat owners provided adequate facilities in their own gardens or kitchens... there is nowhere for the cats to bury their crap except our vegetable...
  9. Poll: Re: "Pets" - Which of these statements do you agree with?

    They don't. There are none around because this is an urban setting... birds i don't mind so much to be honest and it rarely happens.

    Also, foxes tend not to climb the trees outside the garden to...
  10. Poll: Re: "Pets" - Which of these statements do you agree with?

    Hi Andy... so what happens when the cat dropping ends up in the neighbour's vegetable patch where they happen to grow their salad leaves? (and try to do so in a vegan way)...

    I think cat droppings...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    No, my motivation is to point out inconsistencies in your arguments so stop being patronising.
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    We have 9 pages of arguments that go both ways (roughly 75% pro choice and 25% pro life).

    I also would like an answer on why in your opinion an early abortion is morally worse than an IUD or...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    by the way, I understand (and take on board) the point that Slack and Cupid are trying to do about protecting women from having abortions that they do NOT want to have... that is a truly AWFUL...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    I do not have any figures that would back up that the majority of abortions are not done where the life of the mother is at risk. I consider however that harm can come in more forms than purely...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    HI Sandra,

    My post was supposed to highlight that the embryo is not the only important matter in this decision: their mothers also are important.
    The same applies to eggs or calves: their...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    So... how do the perfect/"life is sacred" anti choice vegans justify eating plants? surely they should all be fruitarians?

    The reason veganism is against harming animals is due to their sentience....
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    +1 Harpy... it seems women's voices should not be silenced as long as they give the "right" answer...
  18. Re: Respecting environmentally conscious meat eaters in the vegan/non-vegan foru

    Thanks Korn, very interesting thread!
  19. Re: Respecting environmentally conscious meat eaters in the vegan/non-vegan foru

    (just playing devil's advocate here)

    I see eating road kill as acceptable from a sustainability and avoiding harm as far as practically possible point of view... I think apart from the "labels"...
  20. Re: Respecting environmentally conscious meat eaters in the vegan/non-vegan foru

    yup... i have heard very similar arguments from serial killers. The question here is (leaving the environmentalism of eating say for example road kill), why is it just part of life when applied to...
  21. Thread: Vegan iron

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    Poll: Re: Getting enough iron

    Not to start a side discussion here but most plasma goes directly to pharmaceutical companies (yep, those ones that also do the animal experiments) and not to people... here is an interesting article...
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    Poll: Re: Getting enough iron

    Noone really knows... but on average: A healthy blood donor loses about 225 mg of iron per donation. (http://www.ayubmed.edu.pk/JAMC/PAST/14-2/AhmedBadar.htm)

    Technically, it would tell you that...
  23. Thread: Vegan iron

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    Poll: Re: Getting enough iron

    What I am saying is that if you are concerned that your athletic performance might be compromised due to iron being a bottle neck, then donating blood to work out how much iron you have in your blood...
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    Poll: Re: Getting enough iron

    Well, that is exactly my point... it makes as much sense to test your iron levels and then donate blood as to test your alcohol levels in blood before you drink 2 litres of beer...

    You will only...
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    Poll: Re: Getting enough iron

    Donating blood will put a lot of strain in your iron levels. Not saying you should not do it, but certainly you should not do it out of concern for your iron levels or to get a free blood test to...
  26. Thread: Vegan iron

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    Poll: Re: Anyone take an iron supplement?

    I have a handful of pistachios and dried apricots every day in my breakfast plus use iron pans a couple of times a week... Never had iron deficiency (once I had low iron but that was due to blood...
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    Re: Vegan "undiscoveries"

    I love kohl rabi.... it is a vegetable... looks somewhat like a spaceship gone wrong...

    I eat it raw or in salads or with hummus... it tastes somewhat like a cross between a really juicy apple and...
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    Re: Every office should have one...

    Sounds awesome. I'd say in my work place they are very open about it and I have even managed to get soya milk delivered (as well as the usual dairy stuff)... but 2 ovens is VERY impressive and a cook...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    He definitely sounds like a real ***hole to me... Not someone you'd want to have next to you when making life changing decisions... :(
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    HI Cobweb, I found the following graph interesting on at what stage most of the abortions are done in the UK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:UK_abortion_by_gestational_age_2004_histogram.svg as...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    Hi Cobweb,
    The day after pill and the coil are methods to avoid implantation of the embryo so they are in the strict sense of the word "abortions" of embryos.

    You are right that you do need to...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    Cupid, I don't have time to deal with sarcasm (which by the way I have heard is the lowest form of wit).

    You are not arguing logically and several people are trying to point that out and you are...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    Cupid... You are wrong there. Veganism would treat any plant with a central nervous system just like it treats animals with central nervous systems.

    It is not specist... If it possesses the...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    Vegans are not against killing anything in the animal domain purely on the basis of them belonging to that biological classification. Vegans are against harming animals because animals have a central...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    ok... so following that logic " a sperm is an animal cell therefore you are against killing sperm"?
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    But how is that different from plants? Each plant also has a unique DNA and a unique future.
    or IVF fertilised eggs that end up being discarded/ day after pill embryos that cannot attach to the...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    :D
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    i.e. for clarification, men are more than welcome (a very valuable contribution and a needed part) to control their sperm and to look after their offspring. For the 9 months that it takes to make a...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    I would prefer males took more interest than they do on whether their "tadpoles" as you call them hit any of our eggs... HOWEVER, I would also prefer it if that interest was restricted to controlling...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    Hi Cobweb,

    I understand your discomfort. Note that I have ALWAYS talked about embryos, not foetus. There is a big difference. An embryo is not a foetus and is not a human being either.


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