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  1. Re: Vegans & heart disease (CVD)

    "A three-year research study of more than 1,000 individuals with a prior history of coronary heart disease showed that 400 to 800 units of vitamin E per day, taken as a supplement, reduced the risk...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    I'm not sure this is true... artisan foods are often far more labour intensive & bread is the perfect example. Modern steam baking methods can turn out a loaf from mixing to the finished article in...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    Just worked it out - our household spends around 98 a week all in... food/household products/toiletries etc.. (2 people) However, we buy good basics like olive oil & always get good wine - so we...
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    Re: The Cheap Thread

    These are excellent ideas... but given the price of fuel is it really more economical to use dried beans? Does anyone know the answer? I suppose you could boil up masses and freeze for later use......
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    Re: What did you eat today?

    A whole pot of black tea
    An espresso coffee
    Bread, tahini, apricot spread
    2 apples, 1 banana, 1 Persimmon
    Sandwich of spicy chickpea pate with tomato - huge amount of bean & vegetable salad -...
  6. Thread: Coffee

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    Re: coffee creamer

    See my link above. Also there's another one called 'Cafe Expert' in 1 litre cartons:

    http://mungodeli.com//product_info.php?products_id=1745
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    Re: Special Deals (UK)

    Sounds like you did the tour! Such munificence! Is it Woolworths or the offer that ends on thursday? Keep hoping they don't de-list any of this stuff soon.... rice dream's pretty much a minority...
  8. Poll: Re: 'Pets': Which of these statements do you agree with?

    At least dogs never lie about love.
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    Re: Nut-free pesto

    In Liguria they put cashew nuts or almonds in it but mostly exclude cheese.....
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    Re: Venice - hotel recommendations please

    I stayed at a place called Al Soar for E80 a night. It was good because you got a little "flat" with a kitchenette. There was also another kitchen in the building which was well stocked with coffee,...
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    Re: Do you live in a vegan "grey zone?"

    I forgot the most amazing place of the lot: Dandelion & Burdock in Sowerby Bridge. Completely vegan! Not even the ususal concession of keeping cow juice under the counter for dairy addicts. Lovely...
  12. Re: If you could live anywhere in the USA, where would you live?

    Just a little tip..... I lived in Texas for two years. I'd avoid that chunk if I were you!
  13. Thread: Asda

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    Re: Asda

    Check out the last edition of Ethical Consumer & New Internationalist.... The national origin of the supermarket hardly matters.... TESCO avoid paying huge amounts of tax & have screwed loads of...
  14. Thread: Asda

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    Re: Asda

    I didn't mean the 'Whole Foods' store (US chain) I meant any local wholefood shop! Blimey, shopping in Kensington is going to push the bills up!!!! Tell me where you are and I'll research your local...
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    Re: Asda

    If you get the long life stuff, why not ask your local wholefood shop to get you a case and get a case price discount of 10%.
  16. Thread: Asda

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    Re: Asda

    If you know other veg*ns or wholefooders, it's worth contacting one of the big wholesalers (SUMA*, LEMBAS*, INFINITY* or GOODNESS**) to see if you can bulk buy. If you're doing this for a few people...
  17. Thread: Asda

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    Re: Asda

    There's push & there's pull factors I guess, but I'm glad you still choose to spend a good proportion with local retailers. At least supermarkets aren't your default setting. The supermarkets don't...
  18. Thread: Asda

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    Re: Asda

    I've been in one branch of ASDA once.... scarred for life
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    Re: Fasting, Cleansing, Detoxing

    Spot on!
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    Re: Fasting, Cleansing, Detoxing

    [quote=pkmnx;487573]hey lmnop ...

    I'm not convinced that "diets" work - in the sense of them being short-termed.
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    have a ...
  21. Thread: Dizzy

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    Re: Dizzy

    Yeah I'd agree John. Its a phenomena they call postural hypotension & it's occurs when getting up from lying down or reclining. See the GP to confirm it's nothing more sinister.
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    Re: 'nākd' food bars

    & has anyone tried the new Booja Booja raw truffles yet? The raspberry ones are fabulous.
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    Re: 'nākd' food bars

    There is another brand by the Raw company & they do a chocolate/coconut & cinnamon/raisin version. They're moist and delicious.
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    Re: 'nākd' food bars

    Here here pinkcharge... & they also sell below cost too... although I doubt that's the case with Nakd bars.

    They acheive the texture by dehydration & that's probably why they cause indigestion...
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    Re: Do you live in a vegan "grey zone?"

    Not that far from me in the grand scheme of things there are loads of places for vegans to eat:

    Thai Jantra (Boston Spa) - very good
    The Retreat (Grassington) - very good
    Blakes Head Bookshop...
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    Re: Sperm is not protein

    or 3: Both ;-)
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    Re: Sperm is not protein

    Explains my zinc deficiency!
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    Re: Exercise or Diet?

    Eat food*, not too much, mostly plants.

    So says Michael Pollen & I have to agree with him & bradders.

    *thats proper food, proper meals, lovingly prepared & shared in conviviality. A bit of...
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    Poll: Re: Has your weight changed since going vegan?

    When I used to run a lot and regularly walk the fells I maintained a low, but healthy weight on a vegan diet.... between 8 stones & 8.5 stones (I'm only 5'7"-small stature - I'm a twin)... since my...
  30. Re: Pizza Express, Pizza Hut, Dominoes etc (UK)

    I rarely eat at Pizza Express, but just occasionally when it's the only game in town, quite helpful & knowledgeable about vegan requirements. It's slightly irksome though, when I omit the cheese but...
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    Re: Fat for pastry?

    Tomor is hard to find these days outside Kosher Delis & groceries, but it's great for pastry.

    Here's a tip if you can't find veg suet for puddings. Simply freeze your usual brand of margarine and...
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    Re: Favourite Vegan Food Products - UK

    Forgot to add -I love the new Booja Booja Raw truffles.... and their Stuff In A Tub ice-cream is great... Winjin Ginger is fab.
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    Re: Favourite Vegan Food Products - UK

    I've had problems with more than one well within date mouldy redwood product! Thai style cakes were the last ones to be off when I opened the packet.... also had lots of problems with the cranberry...
  34. Thread: Coffee

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    Re: coffee creamer

    I know you already know it wasn't TESCO!! ;-) You should be able to get it at your local wholefood shop. If you don't have one, or they can't get hold of it then try:...
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    Re: Vegan dinner ideas (2)

    Main:
    Smoked tofu stir fried with onion, thai curry paste, coconut milk and smooth cashew nut butter. Add some strips of veg for flash frying at the last minute - I add my garlic and ginger at this...
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    Re: question for any diabetics out there

    I agree with you pusskins... I'm guessing you just compensate with Insulin. Those that control diabetes and follow a low glycaemic load diet would have to be wary of consuming a lot of sugar, but the...
  37. Thread: Coffee

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    Re: coffee creamer

    In the UK there is a creamer specifically for coffee.. it's Soya Too... Dark brown small tetra pack & it doesn't curdle.
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    Re: What do we have in common?

    I did feel empathy with animals and living things as a child... except my little brother!
  39. Thread: iodine

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    Re: iodine

    Some soils are quite rich in iodine. If you eat locally sourced vegetables/fruits it's worth finding out the iodine status of your soil if you're concerned about iodine in the diet.
  40. Re: Myths about vegans: 'How are you getting your nutrients - you poor thing?'

    There's a book by Michael Pollen In Defence of Food which begins like this:

    "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants"

    and it seemed to sum up the basis of good nutrition to me. The rest of the...
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