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    Re: Thanksgiving 2014

    ooops, probably too late but Beyond Meat Chicken-free Strips is from pea and soy and is... Ta Da... Gluten-Free.
    I passed it off to Omnis at a fund-raising dinner last year

    Available at...
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    Re: Indian Restaurant! Need some help :(

    Chain restaurants seem to have better policies in place in general but why be limited? Certainly emailing ahead is worth the effort.

    I'm afraid I've had to fall back on the old allergy ploy. Since...
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    Re: Real Vegan Cheese: Kite Hill (CA, USA)

    Found it!

    Liquid Thistle Vegetable Rennet $20 from Artisan Geek http://artisangeek.com/
    (Select Size: 2 fl-oz / 60ml)

    Also ordered a few cheese-molds and two cultures (most are not...
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    Real Vegan Cheese: Kite Hill (CA, USA)

    OUR PRODUCTS



    Soft Fresh Original
    Soft Fresh Truffle Dill & Chive
    Soft Ripened
    Ricotta
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    Re: Your personal vegan story

    Wow, jamieag, pretty impressive tale you have lived to tell!

    Now that you have our attention, what else will you be sharing on Vegan Forum? I'll stay tuned :-)
  6. Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis test and vaccine awaiting trial

    Professor John Hermon-Taylor of Saint George's, University of London, is appealing for help to fund the final stages of development of a new Crohn's vaccine, which is now ready to proceed to human...
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    Re: Kind Of New To Veganism - Hi!

    Oooow Indian grocer: I absolutely love Besan -chickpea flour- for turning stray leftovers into veggie burgers or nuggets.
    Bits of cooked rice, few cooked beans, chopped veg, nuts or seeds, nearly...
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    Re: Kind Of New To Veganism - Hi!

    Hi Emily,

    Good luck with all your transitions!

    If you tell us where you are able to shop for food, we can have a better idea of recipe selection. Are you lucky enough to have ethnic...
  9. Re: Good news to share regarding vegan food at medical complex!

    Ya, for direct activism! That is going to be my inspiration
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    Re: Eating disorders, alcoholism, and veganism

    Hi KittyCat,

    I've never been diagnosed or in recovery but I probably should have been way back when. It sure is one way of dealing with the world, eh?
    Very healthy and happy now which accepting...
  11. Re: If I eat a good diet for some time, will the gut heal itself?

    I guess you will be answering that question yourself in a year or so...

    saw on a program awhile back about the promotion of pro-biotics vrs eating a diet to encourage good beasties ie...
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    Re: Witty vegan comebacks / one-liners

    ya, that "it's only a chicken" thing.

    "But how do you explain that to the chicken?", is an absurd answer but I haven't yet heard an intelligent response.
  13. Thread: hello

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    Re: hello

    Hi Monkeys Mum!

    Figuring out what a child will willingly eat can be a challenge for anyone. How do beans work for your family if nuts are a no-no? Soft cooked but whole, my then-toddler daughter...
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    Re: Witty vegan comebacks / one-liners

    ...now, no fair teasing us: spit out an off color remark!
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    Re: Your personal vegan story

    Hola Nemesiah!

    congratualtions on your transition: 3yrs means you are probably an expert by now on good food.
    I am currently traveling with my family in Mexico and find it a delicious country...
  16. Re: Transitioning with pre-teen & meat eating DH

    You'll do fine.

    Very well said, all above. Since the goal is long-term, one cupcake more or less won't change the world much as it makes us cringe.
    The candy idea is great: having a teacher...
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    Re: Vegan Burgers.... Whats your opinion?

    My opinion is that they are worth trying... on omnis.
    I always have a few pkgs of 'normal' sounding junk in the freezer for any wary omnis that may need sustenance. If they (mostly friends' kids)...
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    Re: Your personal vegan story

    well, cheers to your new found life-style! Ain't it amazing when we listen to our kids?
    ...must now dash out for a bottle of Sutter Home Zin
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    Re: Your personal vegan story

    Sounds very familiar to most of us, V0mica. I feel there are so many conflicted people around because they didn't choose your path.

    Hi Normal Vegan, how did I overlook your post?
    Been having any...
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    Re: Substitution for whey?

    Probiotics just lie around the house not doing anything.

    I assume nearly any fermented product with live culture can be considered pro-biotic.
    Whey is milk-sugar rich and wee beasties love it:...
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    Re: Raw Veggie Burger help needed please

    I love well soaked kamut and spelt and oat groats -all chewy tender.

    If you have good experience with sprouting legumes, great. They scare me raw. Seen dozens get sick from under-sprouted legumes:...
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    Re: Raw Veggie Burger help needed please

    Is this the bulk off the burger or just binder? Give us a recipe or two to play with. Sunflower or pumpkin seeds acceptable?

    Off the top of my head, sun-dried tomato is chewy and as a puree could...
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    Re: Positive (side) effects of going vegan

    I would love to be irritated by friends calling me young! I'm irritated by most things anyway...

    Good luck with yoga. Keep up the camel and downward dog etc.
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    Re: Positive (side) effects of going vegan

    Aha! I get it now: reading at the moment about FOMO, fear of missing out.

    It takes just a few days of feeling a 'hol lot betta to overcome the feeling of being 'restricted' when others are...
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    Re: Positive (side) effects of going vegan

    Update: friend has now found relief from 'anal leakage'. Shortly after pooing, she would uncontrollably pass mucous from her irritated colon. Lovely.

    Slightly off topic: L.A. Times ran a...
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    Re: Candida Diet

    That had me curious: why wouldn't a candida-starving diet be vegan friendly?
    Now I read that the old sensible recommended diet has gone Adkins. Rubbish.

    I haven't had to battle candida more than...
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    Re: Positive (side) effects of going vegan

    ...already planning on fish dinner Thursday and grilled chicken breast next week *sigh*

    They really are aiming to do the minimum for better health (not for the animals) and it's my hope that they...
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    Re: Positive (side) effects of going vegan

    An old friend has been convinced by her daughter to give up red meat for a year on health grounds. Five days now of vegan eating and her hearing is restored with the drop in blood pressure.

    What's...
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    Re: Vegan (Children's) Party Food

    banana slices rolled in coconut. can have raisin eyes and smile.
    vegan cheddar softened and spread on crackers
    oven chips will be a big hit -apparently some toddlers live on them
  30. Re: Animal Aid - British Heart Foundation advert

    The reason for that difficulty, I'm afraid, is media has no interest in animal issues; rather, needs interesting stories. Gotta make it work for them.

    Thanks for sharing. AA is great!
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    Re: Are you an abolitionist or a welfarist?

    weighing live fish and dispatching them to order? Birds packed in ridiculously tight? I should have said gratuitous cruelty. Dog and cat eating are on the way out (a South China thing). Bear gall...
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    Re: Are you an abolitionist or a welfarist?

    Regarding Chinese:

    Symbol of pig with a roof over it has become the character for 'home', so integral is pig-eating to the identity of the Chinese: slaughtering and serving pig is essentially...
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    Re: Are you an abolitionist or a welfarist?

    So, the makers of The Cove should have been explicitly promoting veganism instead by your logic? See how tricky it gets?

    When Gary chimes in about groups in competition to his following, he...
  34. Thread: Food ruts

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    Re: Food ruts

    Yes, picking at (for example) a couple nuts and and a date as prudence suggests, really keeps blood sugar even! I have traveled with border-diabetes friends and it makes a world of difference. A bit...
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    Re: Are you an abolitionist or a welfarist?

    At the risk of repeating myself, I object to Gary's notion of causation. Welfare improvement caused higher consumption (from all us vegans that suddenly decided to tuck into flesh afterall?) Rising...
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    Re: Are you an abolitionist or a welfarist?

    Convoluted, eh, Peabrain? Just remember, anyone flying the banner of Abolition reserves the right to criticize the actions and or motivation of those that help actual animals.
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    Re: Witty vegan comebacks / one-liners

    reminds me of a travel story I read years ago from an American gal trekking around a Tibetan holy mountain. When she explained that she was away from home for 6mo, the astonished young girl then...
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    Re: Egg replacer - for baking only?

    perversely, I ate in the meat sections of restaurants instead of the dairy section: guaranteed to get soy-sour-cream etc with veg and starch
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    Re: Your personal vegan story

    Wow, RobinWomb, what can I say? Thank you for trusting us to tell your story. You are the shot in the ass I needed.

    Years ago, I heard how pimps target young white middle-class girls because they...
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    Re: Your personal vegan story

    I think everyone here agrees with you, Rainbow. This is just a good place to vent our frustration.

    Anger can be put to good use. Anger leads to action whereas apathy is a dead-end. So, I feel that...
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