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  1. Thread: Veganomicon

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    Re: Veganomicon

    I made the Lemony Roasted Potatoes this weekend and they were so good. They are strongly lemony, so be prepared. I couldn't get enough of them. My bf didn't like them that much, but that just meant...
  2. Thread: Veganomicon

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    Re: Veganomicon

    That dill tahini sauce is fantastic! I love it as the dressing for pasta salad. Hmm. Maybe I'll make some tonight.

    Cheers,
    rant
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    Re: Sperm is not protein

    Perhaps you need to lead by example! :D

    Cheers,
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    The apple cider cupcakes were outrageously good. I mean, seriously one of the best recipes in the book. Make them! Make them now! I used the vanilla buttercream frosting and the combination of the...
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    Re: Sperm is not protein

    I just found out that semen contains about 300 percent that zinc found in the bloodstream, so I guess it is a good source of zinc.

    Cheers,
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  6. Re: Sinfully Vegan - Over 140 Decadent Desserts to Satisfy Every Vegan's Sweet T

    I've made a couple other things from this now.

    The lemony cake with lemon icing was way too lemony. Like it was overly sour. I think if you cut some of the lemon juice and replaced it with water...
  7. Re: Just tried "Follow Your Heart" mozzarella cheese this past weekend

    OK, I found the FYH cream cheese in my local Wegman's. Best. Thing. Ever. Beats the pants off the Tofutti version. I couldn't stop eating it right off the knife. It was delicious on my veggie burger....
  8. Re: Just tried "Follow Your Heart" mozzarella cheese this past weekend

    All the FYH cheeses I've tried have been great. I love making vegan pizzas with the mozz flavor. Reed, maybe if you tried a different sauce you would get the savory effect you are looking for. You...
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    Re: Pictures of not-so-common animals

    Sloths are not that rare in their native habitat. They are very secretive and mostly motionless, making them very hard to see. I saw one in Panama and for the longest time couldn't decide if it was a...
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    Those were great! I made them for the holidays last year.

    I think for my family Hallowe'en party I'm going to make the apple cider cupcakes, but they look really complicated. Wish me luck!
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Stickydate,

    I am so jealous! I would love to have the land (and climate) to plant all that. Congrats!

    My one surviving yellow tomato plant has four little tomatoes on it! Now I have to hope...
  12. Re: The Top 12 Products You Can Replace With Lemons

    If you mix lemon juice with white vinegar, you can clean up practically any mess. It's great for stuff that is caked on the stove.

    I like the aftershave idea.

    Cheers,
    rant
  13. Thread: Coffee

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    Re: coffee creamer

    An ex of mine made creamer in his vitamix (super high-powered blender) for the times I stayed over. I think the ingredients were cashews, maple syrup, and rice milk. You just blend it until it's as...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    I have my first cuke and two little tomatoes on the vine! My rosemary and lavender plants are going wild, too. Unfortunately, the squirrels made off with all my corn. Also, the slugs are mounting a...
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    Re: Does anyone remember this?

    While starches may have played a role, potatoes did not. Potatoes are a New World plant and humans did most of our evolving--especially the big-brain parts--in Africa. Potatoes probably didn't enter...
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    Re: New to gardening- help!

    Yes, if you buy plant grow lights and keep everything warm enough (generally 70F or so, but it depends on the species you are growing).

    Cheers,
    rant
  17. Re: Wildlife Conservation Society discovers 'Planet of the Apes'

    At least some environmental news is good. I hope that this population can be protected.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    I sprinkled black pepper on the plants and kind of around them in a circle. So, the black pepper covered a full circle with the plant in the center. My garden continues to be slugfree and mostly...
  19. Re: The mysteries of birth, pain, twins and fertility

    Warning--I'm about to nitpick:

    You can't really use Neanderthals as an example of our ancestors because modern genetic research suggests that they were not our ancestors nor was there much gene...
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    Re: What Do Vegans Die Of?

    If nothing else gets you, your kidneys will fail eventually. They take the brunt of all the toxins produced as natural byproducts of our metabolism. They also don't regenerate as well as the liver...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    So I've sprayed my garden with a garlic solution and covered the whole thing in ground black pepper. Result: slugs and squirrels are leaving the plants alone! I wish I had discovered this before 90%...
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    Re: Last Vegan Meal

    A lavish meal catered by Millenium resturant with a dessert of cupcakes prepared personally by Isa and Terry.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    I ran out of canola when making cupcakes once and used peanut oil. You really couldn't tell the difference.

    I made the coconut lime cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes with raspberry buttercream...
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    They may be my favorites. I'm making some for a family gathering this weekend, along with chocolate cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting.

    Cheers,
    rant
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    Re: New to gardening- help!

    Most herbs will grow fine in pots. Be careful with rosemary and lavender, though, as they can get overwatered in pots quite easily.

    Tomatoes and peppers will work, also. I've heard of many people...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    I'll try this! Thanks!

    Cheers,
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Does anyone have any ideas for vegen slug control? They are devastating my garden. Thanks!

    Cheers,
    rant
  28. Thread: compost

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    Re: compost

    From what I've read, rats are usually only attracted to compost if there are animal products in it. I've never had a problem with rats in my compost. I'm sure it depends on where you live.
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    Re: gardening question

    I don't think they would bother the potatoes. Hard to say though. If they are living under the pots they are probably feeding off decaying plant matter and I don't think they would bother with the...
  30. Thread: Ralph Nader

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    Re: Ralph Nader

    I don't understand how Ralph Nader is being racist there. Can you explain it to me?

    Cheers,
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    Re: gardening question

    No. All species of water beetles that I know of are predatory. They are eating other small insects, worms, etc. Some eat mosquito larvae, so they are good to have. Be careful of the giant waterbugs,...
  32. Thread: compost

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    Re: compost

    I put cooked food in my compost all the time and it's fine. I also did not use any kind of starter. If you don't use a starter it will take longer to get going, but it will eventually be fine. If not...
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    Re: Vegan restaurants in New Jersey?

    When are we doing the Kaya's gathering? I'm booked in much of August.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    Hmm. I've never had any problems with this cookbook using exactly the measurements given.

    This weekend I made the vanilla cupcakes combined with the raspberry buttercream icing. The raspberry...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Well, I think the honeysuckle is dead. The cilatro looks like it will survive.

    A cool thing is that I scattered a bunch of old seeds I wasn't going to plant into my tortoise pen, figuring if any...
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    Re: Favorite Way to Eat FYH "Cheese?"

    Not yet. I've been living off of salads and hummus lately. I have a big party to prepare for this weekend, so I'll try to get to it next week. It just sounds excellent. Maybe with some Tofurky...
  37. Thread: Beets!

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    Re: Beets!

    I don't season them too much, as I find they have a great flavor all on their own. My two favorite ways to make them are steamed, sliced and dipped in white vinegar or with potatoes and sweet...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    I did try that. I think it has saved the honeysuckle. The peppermint is past hope. I will always thoroughly read the instructions on fertilizer in the future. And to think that this was organic...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Arrgh. I didn't read the instructions on some fertilizer carefully and burned up my peppermint and cilantro. I hope the honeysuckle doesn't die, but it looks bad. Does anyone know of anything that...
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    Re: Favorite Way to Eat FYH "Cheese?"

    OMG! That is the best idea ever! I'm totally doing this.

    Cheers,
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