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    Re: cooking beans/legumes?

    That's okay, I had to wait until I was in my 30's before I trusted myself with one.:D
  2. Thread: Coconut Oil

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    Re: Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil is a medium chain saturated fats, different from animal based saturated fats. There are a few theories as to why this is good for us, such as that these types of fat actually lower...
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    Re: human waste as fertilizer

    I recently read a book that addressed this topic (it's relatively new, from the U.S. and deals with waste here) but I can't think of its name. Anyway, human waste contains a lot of heavy metals that...
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    Re: cooking beans/legumes?

    I hope you'll give it a try, Tigerlily. It's easy on your wallet and the environment (so much less packaging!) If your mom has a pressure cooker, you might also some day try canning them. I take a...
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    Re: Urm... periods stopped!

    A great theory on why Asian women (Japanese and Chinese) don't experience as many menopausal symptoms as caucasian women is explained in "The China Study." I only hope that becoming vegan later in...
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    Re: cooking beans/legumes?

    Here are some basic conversions:

    1 cup dried beans = 2 to 2 1/2 cooked beans

    Soak with water to cover 3 inches over beans or 4-5 cups water per cup beans. If it's very warm, you may want to...
  7. Thread: Almond Milk

    by DianeVegan
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    Re: Almond Milk

    Good point, Manish.

    If I make almond cream for a soup base I don't usually strain it. And if you want the almonds to be suitable for a raw dish (or just want an easier way to peel them) then you...
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    Re: cooking beans/legumes?

    I have a similar method.

    First, soak the beans. Either soak overnight (8 to 12 hours) in lots of water or "power soak" by putting the beans in a large pot of water, bringing to a boil for 2...
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    Re: Vegetarian Demi Glace

    I would use a demi-glace over sauteed seitan cutlets, possibly adding sauteed onions and/or mushrooms. Dredging the cutlets in a ground nut/flour mix would be a nice touch.
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    Re: Substitute for Beef Stock in Soup

    Another good beefstock substitute is a dark or red miso, such as those made from barley. Adding a bit of red wine (if desirable) and some soy sauce (mushroom soy sauce if you can find it) during the...
  11. Thread: Almond Milk

    by DianeVegan
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    Re: Almond Milk

    I make almond milk as often as soy milk and it only requires a blender or food processor and cheese cloth or a fine mesh strainer. Here's my basic recipe:

    Basic Almond Milk
    1 cup whole raw...
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    Re: Celtic Sea Salt

    Conrad, I realize that you are not a doctor but I certainly have enjoyed your posts all the same. And modern medicine certainly does not have all the answers. However, this is a public forum so we...
  13. Re: New study on cannibals raises fears about mad cow disease.

    Sorry Blueshark but at this time there is not a blood test that exists for prions. Final diagnosis of prion disease is usually made after death during brain biopsy. Interestingly, the appearance of...
  14. Thread: Sprouting

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    Re: Sprouting

    Sprouts are ready at different times depending on the type of seed.
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    Re: How does your G.P. treat you?

    Here http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/gate/archive/2006/06/23/notes062306.DTL&nl=fix
    is a humorous yet informative column about naturopathic medical doctors in the U.S. I have found a vegan...
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    Not using soy

    Researchers have discovered 2 soybeans that are free of the allergen some people are sensitive to - read about it here. The best part is that the process does not include genetic engineering and the...
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    Re: Celtic Sea Salt

    Please correct me if I'm wrong but my understanding is that salt (sodium chloride) is the molecule being discussed whether it comes from the sea, the land (salt mines), lakes or naturally occurring...
  18. Thread: Sprouting

    by DianeVegan
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    Re: Sprouting

    Here is a picture and description of my sprouter. It works great but is not a self-draining system. I sprout lentils and chickpeas from the bulk (organic) section of my store and I also purchase...
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    Re: Possible Stroke Recognition

    Of course they were, Tigerlilly - none of us can say brain attack with a straight face in the hospital! I think that although it became the "official" name for stroke in recent years, it still...
  20. Thread: A Lump

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    Re: A Lump

    Very sorry to hear about your father, Cedarblue.
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    Re: What do you have for dinner?

    Last night we had

    Raw lasagna - a combo recipe taking different components from different recipes (zuccini noodles, spinach, cashew/pine nut cheese, basil pesto, sun dried/red pepper marinara...
  22. Thread: Sprouting

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    Re: Sprouting

    I have a 3 tray sprouter and am constantly rotating different sprouts. I think it's essential in the winter months but I sprout all year long. While jars and bags work fine, if you are going to do...
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    Re: Possible Stroke Recognition

    And make sure that the ambulance takes them to an emergency room that practices the latest in brain attack (oh yes, the new name for stroke) emergency medicine. Valuable time will be wasted in the...
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    Re: Hello from Italy

    Welcome:)
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    Re: The Detox Thread

    Well, my tip would be to never water fast but there is a thread here that may give you some advice.:)
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    Re: Veganism vs. Strict Vegetarianism

    Veegun,

    I'm glad you are not totally discouraged. Many people become vegan after trying a vegan diet for awhile. Considering the amount of brainwashing that happens to us from our family to the...
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    Re: Veganism vs. Strict Vegetarianism

    Very well put, Wishin. My mother follows a "mostly" vegan diet but says that she will never refer to herself as a vegan even if she ever eliminates all animal products from her diet. She won't make...
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    Re: How to make nice food every day

    Ah, but cakes, cookies, muffins and bread freeze so well!!!
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    Re: food combining...

    Talia,

    While I believe in the idea that drinking dilutes gastric secretions, I've heard that it's not true. It certainly seems to work for me.

    Josh,

    I totally agree with your idea that...
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    Re: Vegan podiatry promoted at last!

    Good for you, Hemlock!!! Keep us posted about your progress please.:)
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    Re: Too much soy?

    Spider,

    Eve gives some very good points. I would like to add that new vegans probably eat a lot of soy foods and processed soy products in an effort to ease into veganism. After time, you...
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    Re: eating cheaply

    I agree that eating whole foods and vegan is certainly cheaper than processed and omni products. I buy very high quality food that is much cheaper than my friends (how I feel for those children). ...
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    Re: How to make nice food every day

    Getting back to the original question of how to make nice food everyday - I make it my #1 priority. I go to work everyday in order to save for the future and in order to live life to the fullest...
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    Re: What Vegan restaurants are in your area?

    Connecticut, USA - NONE.:(

    (There are 4 vegetarian restaurants - Bloodroot in Bridgeport, Alchemy in Hartford, Udupi Bhavan in Middletown and Claire's Corner Copia in New Haven).
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    Sticky: Re: What's wrong with using organic/fair trade eggs and milk products?

    Hi Eli,

    If you search this forum you will certainly find the reasons that vegans don't believe in consuming dairy, eggs or honey. However, since you are specifically asking about organic and fair...
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    Re: The truth about McDonalds and children

    Welcome, Sheri Beri.:)

    It sounds like you've done a wonderful job educating your children.
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    Re: Help Needed: Into to Veganism Literature

    If you're looking for humour, then Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World is a good one, but it's more for people who are already vegan. However, it does have a chapter describing how the...
  38. Re: No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

    Coconut butter/oil or vegetable shortening (such as nonhydrogenated palm oil) migh also work.
  39. Re: Women's Health Magazine features vegan as Action Hero!

    Wow, that's great.
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    Re: Need Help with Thai Crystal Roll On

    Sheila,
    You are very welcome - and thanks for the kind words.

    There are 2 brands that I have seen in spray but the Thai brand is the one with just mineral salts and water. The other brand has...
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