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    Re: What Can I Do About Rats In My Garden??

    In our last flat, we were 2 storeys up with a steel fire-escape staircase the only access to the back door with it's cat flap - and our cat still used to regularly catch rats, and bring them up and...
  2. Thread: Crane Flies

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    Re: Crane Flies

    I'm getting attacked by them everynight at the moment.
    I was in Woolworths yesterday, and noticed that they're selling a mesh screen with velco strips that you can put over the inside of windows to...
  3. Thread: Beta-carotene

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    Beta-carotene

    I've read about foods that list beta-carotene in the ingredients using beta-carotene in a gelatin base, but only having to list it as beta-carotene - but does anybody know if products containing...
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    Re: Wasp Nest! Help!

    I lived in a flat and one year wasps built a nest under the roof right outside the front door, so everyday you had to get through a swarm of wasps to get in our out. I used to hate it, I'm afraid of...
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    Re: T.E.N.S. Machines

    After a couple of days trial, I think I would recommend it.
    It takes a bit of getting used to, finding the ideal location for the pads, the best settings etc.
    At 1st, it's quite hard to tell if...
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    Re: T.E.N.S. Machines

    Only tried it once so far, it seems very good.
    After about 45 minutes of using it, i was feeling no pain at all, and i've stopped using it and still feel fine (it stimulates endorphin production, so...
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    Re: T.E.N.S. Machines

    yes, it was in a Lloyd's Chemist.
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    Re: T.E.N.S. Machines

    Don't worry about that question - after i posted it I went to the chemist to pick up a prescription, and they had TENS machines on sale, reduced from 40 to 10 - so I got one - I'm sitting here...
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    T.E.N.S. Machines

    I'm currently in constant mild pain from a back injury, which is likely to last a good few months more - I'm on pain killers, but they dont' stop it totally.
    I've been looking at TENS machines on...
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    Re: Happy on new healthy diet

    Just get a big teaspoonful of marmite and dissolve it in boiling water, and then add some vegetable stock powder or a stock cube - i find it gives a much more interesting taste than just the stock...
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    Re: Happy on new healthy diet

    I love the taste of food without adding any salt or sugar to it.
    At the moment I'm learning to love the natural taste of vegetables and fruits and nust etc without having it all hidden by added...
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    Re: Proud to eat healthy

    So far today
    3 small oranges
    1 banana and peanut butter on several no-salt rice cakes.

    lots of glasses of fruit juice (oranage and grapefruit) mixed with sparkling spring water.

    Some homemade...
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    Re: Happy

    I'm not 100% what a legume is :) Does that refer to beans/peas/lentils etc? If so, then I'm eating plenty of those :)
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    Happy on new healthy diet

    I've been on a new "diet" for a few weeks now, and I am really happy on it. I just want to post this here, so that if I start to crave junk food, I can read this and remind myself how much I'm...
  15. Thread: Starfruit

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    Re: Starfruit

    Is that have you spell "fridge" over there, without the "d"?
    Over here it's a "fridge" or a "refridgerator"

    /feigns innocence of any other meanings
  16. Thread: Starfruit

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    Starfruit

    What's happened to all the starfruit? I used to love them, but I don't think I've seen one on sale for well over a year now - have they gone extinct?
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    Vegetable Stock

    Does anyone know where I can buy vegetable stock concentrate or cubes or powder (or boullion or anything similar) that doesn't contain salt or hydrolised veg protein or hydrogentated fat or anything...
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    Hydrolised Vegetable Protein

    Does anyone know if hydrolised vegetable protein has any health risks associated with it?
    I saw it as an ingredient in lots of vegetable stock concentrate, and wondered if it was bad for you (I...
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    Re: I'm really struggling

    Thanks for the helpful comments.

    I think I've been trying to go too far too quickly - move from a veggie diet with junk food in it not so long ago, to eating just raw fruit and veg and nuts and...
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    Cheese cravings

    I'm really struggling to eat healthily and even stay vegan at the moment.
    I came really close to going out to get a pizza (vegetarian - I've been veggie since I was 6 and would never even think...
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    Re: Animals Going to Heaven

    I don't have any interest in organised religion, I believe it's just stuff made up by people and is no more likely to be true than anything anyone else makes up.
    I do passionately believe in...
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    Tortilla wraps?

    Does anybody know how to make tortilla wraps (or any similar kind of flat bread wrap thingy?).
    I'm trying to find out how to make my own without salt or preservatives etc, but when I search for...
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    Re: Do You Fear Any Animals?

    I HATE wasps. I do my best to avoid them, I don't kill them, but I still can't stand them. I know rationally that they're not really evil vicious nasty creatures - but whenever I see one, that's the...
  24. Re: aspartame

    It genuinley frightens me to see how nowadays artificial sweeteners are becoming the norm.
    In supermarkets, the "no added sugar" (ie. full of artificial sweetener) soft-drinks appear to be the most...
  25. Thread: Insects...

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    Re: How in God's name do you get rid of flies?

    I don't know if it would work with flies, but one way that people studying dragonflies get a close look at them without killing them is to use a weak solution of water and washing up liquid to spray...
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    Re: Cold pasta salad

    I made a big bowl of cold pasta salad the other day, just cooked some wholemeal pasta, drained it, then put it in a bowl with lots of chopped celery, spring onions, tomatoes, sweetcorn and added some...
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    Re: what is natural?

    From what I've read about vitamin B12 (please correct me if anyone knows more about it here), I believe it actually comes from bacteria that live in the soil (or some animals have the bacteria living...
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    Re: I can't cook lentils :(

    I just tried some more lentils, and it seemed to work ok this time :)
    I used plenty of water, put the lentils in cold water to start cooking (instead of boiling the kettle and putting the lentils in...
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    Lentils

    Can anyone suggest what I might be doing wrong - I've got a huge bag of green lentils (think they're also known as continental lentils - the flat green disk shaped ones) and I can't seem to get them...
  30. Thread: Vegan Oregon

    by soyabean
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    Re: Hello from Oregon

    Hello and welcome :)
    I'm quite new here, been veggie most of my life but only recently gone vegan.
    :D
  31. Thread: (Sea) Salt

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    Salt

    I'm trying to move to a totally wholefood diet eventually, and I'm a bit confused by salt.
    Is it necessary to have some salt added to food in your diet (I know too much is bad for you) - or ideally...
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    Re: Veganforum meetup @ Heart of England Vegan Festival 2005

    I don't know what I'll be doing by then, but if I can make it, I'd certainly like to go :)
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