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    Sticky: Re: Omega-3: Vegan DHA / EPA

    Ah, I considered algae a plant while reading your post :D It all comes down to how effectively the body can convert ALA I imagine, which is something that nobody seems to be able to agree upon yet...
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    Sticky: Re: Anyone taking DHA supplements?

    There's ALA, EPA and DHA which are all separate 'omega3s' and all required by the human body.

    ALA is both used by itself as well as converted into EPA and DHA by the body, but the rate is known to...
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    Re: How did you go vegan?

    That story really put a smile on my face, so cute!
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    Re: Oven-free meal suggestions?

    That's a pretty good list!

    One thing you could try doing is mixing up the way that you serve the meal, for example making chapatis to go with the curry or putting the stir fry into some tortillas...
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    Sticky: Re: Omega-3: Vegan DHA / EPA

    I've tried them and didn't have any issues, they were easy to take and had no bad tastes or smells etc.
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    Re: Francophone country / Summer

    Heh, there's a slight difference between a day trip and a summer :) I made this thread quite a while back and I'm no longer actually living in Canterbury, I can no longer commit to spending the...
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    Re: Do some vegans use honey?

    Choosing to eat something entirely optional is a bit different to accepting medicine that may decide wether you live or die, though I do agree that it's a bit silly for this forum to restrict...
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    Re: Domino's pizza in the UK

    Are you sure about that? The pizza hut website lists their Italian base as not vegan, only the pan one seems to be vegan, unless the website is outdated.
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    Re: What did you eat today? (14)

    Breakfast: Freezing cold smoothie (big mistake!) made with a banana and 250g of frozen summer fruits (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants).

    Lunch:...
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    Re: Question regarding Vegetalis Soja Steaks

    I've never encountered them before buy judging by the incredients I'd imagine that they taste fairly bland by themselves as it's just processed soy beans without any flavouring etc.
  11. Re: Pasar / Basar - what is it and where do I get it? (pakistani cooking ingredi

    Found it!

    http://www.spicesofindia.co.uk/acatalog/Al-Noor-Pakastani-Bassar-Curry-Masala.html

    Basically it's a mixture of the exact same spice combination I use when making dhal, only more...
  12. Re: Vitamins

    Soil in the UK is almost depleted of iodine and not all salt is iodised, 'normal people' are supplemented with iodine through iodised animal feed. Just make sure the salt you use is iodised and you...
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    Re: Australia Vegan Organic

    If you ate about 2kg of potatoes (with skins) you'd be getting 2000kcal, 60g protein and atleast RDA of most vitamins and minerals. Some that would be lacking however are calcium (300mg - RDAs vary a...
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    Re: going vegan without losing weight?

    I lost a bit of weight initially but it was only due to an inability to cook properly and reluctance to try some stuff that I'd previously been put off when younger due to said inability to cook :p...
  15. Pasar / Basar - what is it and where do I get it? (pakistani cooking ingredient)

    I was on the bus home today and struck up a conversation with a pakistani fellow after he sniffed my dhal-infused clothing, we got into a discussion about spices and such and he informed me that most...
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    Re: How did you go vegan?

    When I was 12 a teaching assistant in high school had a t-shirt with something along the lines of "I don't eat anything that had a face", I spent half of the class talking with her and attempting to...
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    Re: Kombucha and Probiotics

    Sorry for the slight off topic: Have probiotics improved recently or something? I know that a few years back atleast they were shown to have no effect at all and their popularity was actually a...
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    Re: Why vegetarian but NOT vegan?

    I've bookmarked that page, even despite being all too aware of what happens to animals I couldn't help becoming teary eyed when reading that, it's all so wrong :(.
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    Re: Why vegetarian but NOT vegan?

    I guess partly it's also due to societal pressure and people being insecure, vegans are still very much seen as extreme hippie weirdos while vegetarians are generally seen as just 'normal people' who...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (14)

    Brunch: Two home made spicy bean burgers with a mountain of mashed potatoes and gravy on top, my appetite is ridiculous sometimes.
    Dinner: Hummus and pitas.
    Misc: Home made chocolate brownie....
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    Re: Is adding salmon to diet only way to stop hair loss and brittle nails?

    There's nothing in salmon that you need which isn't available through a plant based diet. The only conveivable connection I can see is a lack of EFAs in your friend's diet as it's fairly abundant in...
  22. Re: Is it still good to add raw vegetables in to cooked cheat meat?

    I don't see why not, water soluable vitamins etc won't be lost like when boiling etc and I doubt the temperature of the food will be enough to damage other nutrients.
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    Re: Francophone country / Summer

    Thanks for being blunt about what your experiences were, it comes as no surprise though as I know quite a lot about French culture and I've also visited Liège (stayed there 2 weeks) - I'm in love...
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    Francophone country / Summer

    Hello

    I'd really like to spend some time in a francophone country over the summer (atleast a few weeks, longer if possible!) but I can't afford to stay in a hotel and I imagine that it's hard to...
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    Re: Need Healthy Vegan Recipes

    It's hard to say without you listing what you've already got :p
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    I just got a food processor today so wanted to see how well it worked, there were fairly positive results!

    Brunch: (pre-food processor) Porridge and blue berries.
    Dinner: Chili Fajitas (Processed...
  27. Re: Making own Seitan. Does Vital Wheat Gluten make you sick?

    Sorry for off topic, but I see you're in the UK, where do you get it from? H&B employees had no clue what I was talking about when I asked...
  28. Re: Making own Seitan. Does Vital Wheat Gluten make you sick?

    Maybe it was just due to eating too much protein in general? People who take protein powders etc often complain about headache and nausea, 100g of Vital Wheat Gluten is around 80g of protein remember...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    Breakfast: Dhal (it was frozen yesterday and was so good that I didn't want to wait!) and rice.
    Lunch: Nothing, I was too busy writing a crappy essay which is due in on monday.
    Dinner: Garlic bread!
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    Re: UK Christmas Foods

    Nothing about any of those strikes me as particularly linked with animal products, I imagine many can be obtained which are vegan by accident even, mince pies especially.
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    Re: Vital wheat gluten in the UK

    -.-'

    I thought seitan was super popular amongst veggies, vegans and health nuts alike so when I went into H&B and asked if they had any Vital Wheat Gluten to be greeted by a 'durr-look' and "you...
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    Re: Insomnia anyone?

    Light makes a huge difference, try not using a light and instead leaving your curtains open - this will stimulate the production of melatonin when it gets darker (rather, light inhibits it's...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    Brunch: Porridge with blueberries

    Dinner: Home made lentil burgers (really boring ones, just lentils and breadcrumbs, as I've ran out of all types of veg, even onions!)
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    Re: How do you melt vegan cheese?

    Vegan cheese -.-'

    I decided to try some for the first time last week and kind of underestimated the need for a fridge, it grew mould in under a day spent in a cellar!
  35. Re: UK Government to make medical records available to animal testing corporatio

    Assuming they are anonymous I don't really see the problem, and if not then it's kind of ridiculous and surely goes against the data protection act.
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    Breakfast: Firm tofu sliced, covered in olive oil and spices then baked (under smoking point) for 25minutes.

    I'd never tried doing anything but frying tofu before that and was curious, it wasn't...
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    Poll: Re: Has your weight changed since going vegan?

    Just stay away from vegan baking in that case Purepsycho, I went almost 5 years without touching any kind of cake and didn't even miss it, then I tried baking a vegan chocolate cake one time and...
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    Re: Veggie burger recipes

    I got it from Whole Foods, it's very cheap and not that difficult to find I imagine since it's a byproduct of the flour industry and there's far more demand for flour than the germ - I've heard of...
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    Making veggie burgers

    I really like the idea of making my own veggie burgers using lentils/pulses and wheat germ along with whatever fresh veg I have around and some spices. I'd love to whip up a batch of homemade veggie...
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    Re: veggie going vegan

    You can get vegan staples in pretty much every country, grains/pulses and fresh fruit/veg, the only difference I can really imagine would be the processed stuff or meat substitutes but they are...
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