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  1. Thread: Vitamin D

    by Lentils
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    Re: Vitamin D

    Vitamin D supplements almost always contain stearic acid in sufficient quantities to allow for full absorption. Needing large amounts of fat to absorb fat soluble vitamins is just a nonsense...
  2. Re: Soy -- Is it healthy? Is it toxic? Can it impact on fertility?

    Quinoa is nothing special, it's amino acid profile is no better than that of potatoes and most legumes - it has just been well marketed :) The whole 'complete protein' idea is pseudoscience anyway,...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (15)

    Two of Asda's lemon and herb piri piri burgers served with broccoli and cauliflower

    Mung dal with added blended cashews served with brown rice, if you've never tried it then I recommend adding...
  4. Re: Soy -- Is it healthy? Is it toxic? Can it impact on fertility?

    The video is unavailable in my country also.

    My view on soy is that it's just another legume, nothing special but nothing bad either and it's just that many people have a vested interest in...
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    Re: IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) diet

    Lots of tofu and lots of juice!
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    Re: What did you eat today? (15)

    Veggie tacos made using spring onions, peppers, chilis, tomatoes, romaine lettuce and avocado.

    Portobello, avocado and hot sauce sandwiches - OMG!

    5 cups of tea

    I finally tried tea for the...
  7. Re: How can I eat vegan on a budget while also making sure to eat healthy?

    Yeah. There weren't really any options for eating out but there were plenty of cheap staples and fresh local fruit and veg. People there tend to eat lots of beans, fruit and vegetables etc at home...
  8. Thread: Vegan lactose?

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    Re: Vegan Lactose?

    Donated human breast milk?
  9. Re: How can I eat vegan on a budget while also making sure to eat healthy?

    Staples: Lentils, beans, potatoes and rice - all super cheap, especially when bought in bulk.
    Fruit: Apples, bananas and oranges as well as some frozen berries.
    Greens: Broccoli, cauliflower and...
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    Re: In transition...

    Over night, luckily any animal products I had at the time would be eaten by others.

    I really screwed up though to be honest, I believed the protein myth as well as some other nonsense and ended up...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    You mentioned freezing beans, but you can just store them in an air tight box in the fridge and they'll be good for a week and take less time and hassle to reheat that way :p
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    Re: What did you eat today? (15)

    Banana, blueberry, spinach and flaxseed smoothie (yay I finally bought a blender!)

    Veggie burgers, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans and sweetcorn all drenched in about a cup of gravy.

    Bean...
  13. Thread: Binge foods?

    by Lentils
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    Re: Binge foods?

    I don't follow any set recipe tbh but here's one that I wrote down that I found somewhere and it served as a great base. I think the cumin and mustard seeds as well as the fenugreek leaves are all...
  14. Thread: Binge foods?

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    Re: Binge foods?

    For me it's dal with rice, I've eaten over 2000kcal of that in one sitting before >_> Or deep fried Indian snacks like pakoras and samosas...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (15)

    Yesterday, I was in Philadelphia for a day before flying back to the UK.

    Philly 'cheese steak' sandwich and a mountain of chips (fries).

    That's all, I was so stuffed from eating so much that I...
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    Re: Alternate day fasting

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/30/science/low-calorie-diet-doesnt-prolong-life-study-of-monkeys-finds.html?_r=0

    Poor monkeys :(
  17. Thread: Batch cooking

    by Lentils
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    Re: Batch cooking

    I cook about 1-2kg (raw) of beans at the start of the week and store them in the fridge, reheating in a pan for 5minutes or so as needed. This combined with a rice cooker and some fresh veggies means...
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    Re: Slow digestion?

    Not all fats are equal! For example, 70% of the fat in walnuts is polyunsaturated (20% omega3, 80% omega6) so it takes a very small serving of walnuts to get all your essential fatty acids. You could...
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    Re: Raw vegan non-watery carbs please help

    Dry fruit?

    Or eat fruit and don't drink so much ;)
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    Re: What did you eat today? (15)

    Freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice

    Rice, bean, jalapeno, tomato, spinach and avocado filled tortillas (x5!)

    5 more tortillas... :lol:
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    Re: california vegans!!!

    I'm in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico - does that count as California? :P
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    Re: How to do a sugar detox on a vegan diet?

    Just replace refined sugar with fruits, anyone that tells you that whole fruits are bad for you due to the fructose content is a misinformed quack. Refined sugar is bad because it's nutrient void and...
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    Re: Vegans, health and sugar

    You should try dates, they are up to 80% sugar by weight but like all fruits don't cause the problems associated with refined sugar. Some quacks do advocate fruit avoidance but when you actually look...
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    Re: Tingling in fingers and B12

    You should be supplementing with b12 either way, as should the majority of the population.
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    Re: Raw porridge oats

    If you want to do this due to 'zee enzymes!' then keep in mind that the vast majority of commercial oats are heat treated at some point.
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    Re: New vegan-question about my health

    Likely just not getting enough calories, has your weight changed at all? Dairy products are typically very calorie dense, even the low fat ones usually have added sugar, so replacing them with equal...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (15)

    Whole wheat pasta with a spicy tomato and onion sauce

    Giant besan chila with 500g of mushrooms wrapped up in it

    500g strawberries, 500g grapes, a mango, an apple, an orange and two bananas
    ...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (15)

    Giant besan chilla with onion, pepper, tomato and mushroom

    Four bananas, 500g strawberries, 500g grapes, a giant orange

    Cauliflower, broccoli and sweet potato curry with basmati rice
  29. Re: Limited space in fridge? How to keep veggies fresh?

    Get rid of your husband? :evil:
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    Re: Raw until dinner an option?

    I've recently found myself eating a bunch of fruit only meals, usually involving grapes and different kinds of berries - it's easy enough to eat around 600kcal of them in a sitting and is very...
  31. Re: Do vegans need supplements? Do you take any? Which do you take?

    Ideally I'd just like a multivitamin that has b12, iodine, vitamin d (vegan d3) and zinc as those are the things lacking from my favourite foods - too bad nobody seems to have the exact same needs so...
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    Re: Favourite vegan sandwich filling / bread spread?

    Mushroom sandwiches are great, just bake a bunch of sliced mushrooms (I do a 300g pack), drain and squash them between two slices of bread.
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    Re: Green Smoothie Bar in London?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kenwood-SB056-Smoothie-2GO-Black/dp/B001QTVX6E/ref=sr_1_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1339870641&sr=1-3

    There's one example, specialised 'smoothie maker' rather than a generic...
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    Re: Green Smoothie Bar in London?

    Aren't there some for 20 that do the same? I don't think such an expensive piece of equipment is necessary if you'll only make green smoothies out of it, those high end food processors are multi...
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    Re: Starting a garden and need advice!

    Have you considered trees? Date trees for example can provide massive amounts of fruit even while kept at very reasonable sizes, think 100lb+ per year, it probably does depend if your current home is...
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    Re: Vegans in Canterbury?

    I once saw someone in wholefoods buying 10 boxes of vegan cheese at once, that wasn't you was it? :lol2: Unfortunately I can't think of any 'gems', Canterbury seems to have a fair amount of AR people...
  37. Re: I feel I need to eat some sort of protein. Is this normal?

    It's very easy to get the RDA for protein but also keep in mind that the RDA accounts for 'incomplete' protein* and also has a 25% buffer on top, in short even government guide lines suggest that...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (15)

    Porridge with dates and raisins

    Two 'nakd' bars (lame city centre with no vegan options, I couldn't even find bananas that were ripe enough to eat!)

    Two chickpea burgers with mushrooms,...
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    Re: Vegans in Canterbury?

    I was living in Canterbury up until about 2 months ago but now I'm at the other side of the country, not very helpful I know :o
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    I recently discovered these as well and am a big fan! They are known as chillas and are served as street food in India but can also easily be adapted into 'omelettes' ending up with the exact same...
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