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    Re: A Veg*n guide to Philadelphia

    A few years ago, someone affiliated with PETA did get suspicious about their vegan cheese and had it tested. It did contain casein. The owners claimed they didn't know that casein wasn't vegan, they...
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    Re: A Veg*n guide to Philadelphia

    I ate at Horizons a few times when it was located in Willow Grove, PA. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. A bit pricey but well worth the money. Probably the best seitan I ever ate....
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    Re: more calcium for my kids!

    I read this on another veg message board (www.vegfamily.com), a woman made a smoothie everyday containing 3 bananas, several kale leaves and an orange. She said her kids drink it up and they...
  4. Re: Vegan, Organic, Fair Trade, Milk Chocolate Bar !!!!

    For Americans + Canadians craving 'milk' chocolate:

    Terra Nostra Organic Ricemilk Choco Bar is fantastic!! Really rich and creamy. Bit pricey but worth it for the occasional treat.
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    Re: Drink?

    Have you looked into a vegan playgroup in your geographic region. The website, www.vegfamily.com , has an area where you can search for playgroups or list that you are interested in starting your...
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    Re: Drink?

    Brown rice is used in the rice milk, at least what we buy, which is a complex carb, not a simple carb. I'm not worried about feeding them complex carbs but they don't get simple carbs; no white...
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    Re: What did your Vegan Child/ren Eat Today?

    Yesterday (I think the terrible 2's are approaching, they were really tough but they're both teething as well)

    Breakfast:
    Water
    Organic steel-cut oatmeal with organic blueberries and organic...
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    Re: Beautiful Vegan Children!

    My son at 18 months (he's now 20 months)

    http://www.vegantwins.com/images/BabyPictures/2005-10-24-58.JPG

    My daughter at 18 months (she's now 20 months)
    ...
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    Re: Vegan Mom needs advice

    Litsea has a good point about children needing to be exposed to new foods repeatedly before they eat them. I've found that to be true. I'm not a huge fan of refusing all food and letting a child...
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    Re: Vegan Mom needs advice

    Forgot to add, they have oatmeal every morning with blueberries and blackstrap molasses (great source of calcium and iron). We had to start off using small amounts of the molasses and gradually...
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    Re: Vegan Mom needs advice

    My kids have rarely eaten soy. They eat a stew/soup everyday made with an alternating combination of: brown rice (always), lentils (different kinds), yellow split peas, green peas (always), broccoli,...
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    Re: Vegan Mom needs advice

    Becoming Vegan by Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis is an excellent book to cover nutritional guidelines for vegan families, there's a great recipe in there for Sneaky Dad's Pudding. It sounds...
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    Re: Vegans in the Garden State

    My vegan coworker went to this place last night. Said it was really good and the owners were very nice. Almost everything is vegan, 2 dishes have honey in them. Their website is: www.energybarcafe.com
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    Re: Vegans in the Garden State

    Just found out that Danielle, from www.vegantreats.com is now selling her amazing desserts at a place in Montclair called Energy Bar at 307 Orange Road. I have no idea what that place is like but if...
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    Re: what are these food items?

    I bet I know which market you found those items in; the Asian market on Route 27 in Edison?? Asian markets are a great source for gluten/tofu items as long as you don't mind walking past murdered...
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    Re: Who needs a lawn, anyway?

    I hate lawns, if we ever own a house (when pigs fly), I want it just to be a meadow. I saw a house recently who hadn't mowed their lawn in ages and it was just a lovely, little suburban meadow with...
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    Re: Favourite Vegan Food Products - USA

    You can, it does work on everything. Follow Your Heart, the makers of Vegannaise and Vegan Gourmet cheese deserve a nobel prize. :D
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    Re: what are these food items?

    I always wondered how liquid smoke was "made". It tastes so much like wood smoke. Very potent though, few drops do fine. I've seen veggie scallops in a tin made by Worthington but I don't know if...
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    Re: What did your Vegan Child/ren Eat Today?

    Here are some various vegan ranch recipes. .

    Try getting some vegan bacon bits, even some of the ones sold commercially are vegan though I'm not sure which ones. You can make the green beans and...
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    Re: TVP vs Seitan

    TVP (texturized vegetable protein) is a heavily-processed soy-based product which I avoid. Seitan is made from wheat flour and is in the same family of gluten which is the actual product obtained...
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    Re: What did your Vegan Child/ren Eat Today?

    The kids had tempeh for the first time this weekend, Sarah really liked it while Ben slowly ate it (which is unusual for them). They also had their first tahini roll-up, whole wheat tortilla spread...
  22. Re: Vegan Restaurants or Food Shopping in Montreal

    Chu Chai is fantastic. We loved their food, it's vegetarian Thai. I wasn't vegan when I ate there so not positive if all is vegan. Le Commensal is a chain that has a veg*n buffet plus makes vegan...
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    Re: vegan ricotta

    I think it was about 1/2 cup of vegan mayo, any type so homemade will work and about a teaspoon of onion powder. It's one of those recipes that you really can play with and make towards your liking....
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    Re: What did your Vegan Child/ren Eat Today?

    Hi Lilith,

    1) My only suggestion is to make sure you do your research. There is more and more research out there about the benefits of a well-balanced vegan diet for children. If you do have a...
  25. Sticky: Re: Are there any good arguments PRO eating animal products at all?

    His people claim that he slipped on some ice and hit his head. Yeah, like I can't fit into my jeans because they shrunk.

    He weighed around 280lbs+ when he died and had a history of heart disease.
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    Re: Veganforum meetup @ Bristol Vegan Fayre October 2005?

    Wow, you're famous! :D
  27. Poll: Re: How has the change to a vegan diet affected you?

    Fantastic, Mozbee!!

    On a similar note, my coworker put her youngest son, who is diagnosed with seizure disorder, ADHD and autism on the Feingold diet. This diet is centered around whole-grains,...
  28. Thread: vegan ricotta

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    Re: vegan ricotta

    The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook is great!! I highly recommend it. The Incredible Almond Cheeze is phenomenal.
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    Re: vegan ricotta

    There's a great recipe in the Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook by Joanne Stepaniak. Similar to what Chef Spo posted but you simmer the tofu in water for 5 minutes first, let it cool, then add all those...
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    Re: What did your Vegan Child/ren Eat Today?

    Yesterday was a good day for the kids (and hence, their parents):

    Breakfast: organic oatmeal with organic blueberries and organic rice milk with a little organic soy formula (they are almost...
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    Re: Environmental concerns

    I'll post a link to a study once I have the okay from the researcher but I read yesterday that the tremendous increase of multiple births in western countries but not be soley due to the increase in...
  32. Re: It's Not So Hard to Switch to a Vegan Diet: Report

    Hi jjdairquiri,

    Welcome to VF, why don't you start an introduction thread in chitchat?

    Lucky you to be raised in an organic, vegetarian family. :)
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    Re: What did your Vegan Child/ren Eat Today?

    We have the opposite, the kids don't seem to really want to eat. They fight us alot and sometimes a meal can take over 2 hours.

    Maybe it's just my cooking. *sigh*
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    Re: nutritional yeast

    Don't apologize, you just posted a recipe. You didn't hold a gun to my head and make me prepare it :p :D .
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    Re: The "Big Talk": How do I explain veganism to my kids?

    I was at an organic farm today getting some fresh veg and I was the farmer introduced me as a mom of vegan twins. The woman said that she was a vegan too but she couldn't imagine raising a baby as a...
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    Re: What did your Vegan Child/ren Eat Today?

    Tried to feed the kids scrambled tofu and sauteed dandelion greens with rice milk, nutritional yeast and flaxseed meal. Ben had 2 teaspoons then kept shaking his head. Sarah had about 5 teaspoons...
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    Re: nutritional yeast

    I made this last night. It was okay but nothing great. I mixed in a bag of organic frozen spinach and then served it over whole-wheat pasta. Added some garlic powder as well. It just tasted a bit...
  38. Thread: B12 Testing?

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    Re: B12 Testing?

    Thank you!! :D

    Much better answer than the nurse at my doctor's office which was, "I don't know."
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    Re: B12 Testing?

    I just had my first B-12/MMA/Folate test done. I have to ask the doctor about them because the B12 is showing 394 with a reference range of 200-1100 pq/mL then the Folate is listed as greater than...
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    Re: What did your Vegan Child/ren Eat Today?

    I just made the kids their lunch:

    Red lentils, short brown rice, carrots, kale, garlic clove-all organic. When it cools down, I'm going to puree it and add a teaspoon of olive oil, few pinches of...
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