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    Re: People commenting about your weight

    On a side note: I think that talking about people's weight/mass/shape is formed by culture.

    In Chile, and most of Latin America, talking about someone's shape is like mentioning the weather or...
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    Poll: Re: Vitamin B12 & coffee

    Thanks for the links, Korn!

    I don't drink coffee, tea, or sodas.

    Only before one of the five or six triathlon races a year, or my four or five big-time swim races, do I eat a caffeinated vegan...
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    Re: "sex sells sex"

    I can't stand PeTA.

    I wish they did more action, and less sexism/racism/classism/fat-ism. I *want* PeTA or any leading AR groups to be radical and push for real change; but the public isn't as...
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    Re: Did humans always eat meat?

    I'm not going to read this thread...

    ...but it is RIDICULOUS that anyone points to protein as a need for brain growth.

    The brain is mostly FAT. At least 60% of the brain is fat. Brain size is...
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    Re: Vegan Beginner's Guide

    Great site! Good work.
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    Re: seitan too chewy

    You know what? I let my seitan sit for a long long while. Also, to increase firmness, I start with CHILLED water, put the seitan in, and bring it all to a boil. Start at CHILLED, end at boiling. That...
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    Re: seitan too chewy

    yep. boil, then fry.
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    Re: seitan too chewy

    You seem to be using raw seitan.
    it needs to be boiled in a rich broth for 3hrs+, then sliced, then cooked. Mine comes out fantastics.
  9. Re: Veg'n monkey sanctuary needs votes on Facebook (no money required by you)

    Thanks for posting this. I will pass this along. Perhaps I can visit sometime.
  10. Re: Are you a Self Exhausting Microgram-Oriented Vegan?

    I just make sure that the foodstuff didn't have animal products incorporated as part of the recipe or on purpose.

    If my french fries don't have animal ingredients as part of their ingredients, or...
  11. Thread: Eczema

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    Re: Eczema

    I had bad eczema on my hands for year. I could barely rub my wife's shoulders for a massage, and my skin was so flaky and thin that my hands would puncture when holding paper clips. All was not well....
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    Re: Facts from 'Diet for a New America'

    Thanks for posting this Korn! DFANA is one of my favorite books of all time.
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    Re: Favorite oatmeal/porridge additions

    I put bananas in (almost) everything, including oatmeal. Also walnuts. And flax oil. And berries.
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    Re: weight-loss foods that are cheap and filling

    How to make oatmeal:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT8IaxL6jtg

    Watch this. You'll be making the cheapest stuff that fills you up.

    Instant has a high glycemic index. It digests very quickly....
  15. Re: "Are humans omnivores?" (John Coleman, 2008)

    well said.
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    Re: weight-loss foods that are cheap and filling

    Oatmeal, while not my favorite food, is generally considered the best, cheapest food to loose calories with. This is not a statement made by veg*ns, but rather by dominant omnivore fitness...
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    Re: How did you go vegan?

    I was "neither".

    PeTA videos turned me off. So did their literature. But, at the same time, I went from omnivore to vegan in the 4 hours between breakfast and lunch. I did it quickly and...
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    Re: Vegan margarine

    I want to fourth/fifth how awesome Earth Balance is. Rockin'.
  19. Re: "Are humans omnivores?" (John Coleman, 2008)

    I think that that distinction that "scientifically" grouping mammals into omnivore makes sense, and that even some species in the taxon "Carnivora" eat only plants.

    ...but I also get the reality...
  20. Vegan Children 12yo-16yo Needed w/availability in London/Brighton

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    Re: Deoderant for the active person (USA)

    I am pretty active too.
    I frequently bike to work, and have to sit through meetings and make good impressions.
    I don't wear deoderant at all.

    I just 1) Shower often 2) change my clothes often...
  22. Thread: New to Tofu

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    Re: New to Tofu

    I would go and have tofu at a restaurant that makes it well first.

    Going in to cook it without knowing how amazing it can be is to cook things blindly.

    I suggest you go to a veg*n friendly...
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    Re: Do you think animals can tell?

    I don't think animals can tell at all.

    Perhaps, what occasionally can happen is that some people might smell better (ie. no rotting smell coming out through the pores), but that wouldn't apply to...
  24. Re: breastfeeding colic baby... please help: yum

    I suggest you go to a La Leche League meeting. They generally know all their stuff well.

    If your child is colicky, I suggest reading "Happiest Baby on the Block". Best book I read for early...
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    Re: UN urges global veganism

    awesome.
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    Re: suffering in the wild

    What I care about isn't just plain suffering, but rather suffering which I as a human participate in.

    Just as with Human Rights, I do not concern myself with situations in which people suffer...
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    Re: Why are Ikea restaurants full of meat?

    I go there and eat french fries, and that's about it.
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    Re: Losing weight as a male vegan??

    I've had the same issues, to some extent.

    The trick is about what is available.
    If your roommate is sabotaging your habits, you might need to set up some rules so that his/her habits don't rub...
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    Re: losing motivation...

    When I first went vegan, I didn't cook for myself for nearly two years.
    Heck, my problem is that I go out to eat TOO MUCH, and my money gets all spent on eating out.

    If you need to figure out a...
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    Re: Motivation

    Well, what are your reasons for being vegan in the first place?
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    Poll: Re: Organic, local or fair trade?

    I shop union when I can.

    I don't know if that is "fair trade", but sometimes the two aren't the same. What I do try and do is support workers campaigns around food issues, such as boycotting...
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    Re: Recipes for kids

    My kids are happy with the vegan food I feed them.
    They are thriving.
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    Re: Husband is having a work BBQ...HELP!

    ^ This does change things.

    I responded as if it was a potluck in my life... where it is a no-big-deal event like the Holiday party. No one is leaving, it's just a party where everyone eats what I...
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    Re: Husband is having a work BBQ...HELP!

    Hummus with pita!

    Frankly, this always annoys me. I need more than a side dish to eat at a function, especially when everyone eats off of my dish, and I get nothing from anyone else's. I have to...
  35. Re: Ridiculous article in the Guardian - 'Is veganism safe for kids?'

    What an absurd article. I responded...
    but what I really want is the pointless stories that aren't even connected to veganism to stop.
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    What I did this weekend :)

    This weekend was the 2010 Michigan Masters State Meet!

    It was so much fun! I even got to swim a relay with a former Olympian, and just about every pool record fell. The competition was MUCH faster...
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    Re: Weight gain: Is it normal?

    I gained 35 lbs over the course of the five years after I went vegan.

    I also lost 35lbs the next 5 years.

    Weight gain has little to do with anything more than calories in and calories out....
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    Re: baking tofu or other mthods

    I dont' bake tofu except on the rare occasions that I freeze and thaw it first to get it *really* spongy.

    What I normally do to get my tofu to really rock is this:

    1) Acquire high quality,...
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    Re: Protein question

    Protein for running is the biggest BS ever, especially for long distance runners.
    These two should be enough:
    Dave Scott
    Scott Jurek

    Dave Scott won more of the Iron Man Kona World...
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    Re: If the world went vegan...

    The number of animals an area can hold is not a measure of the health of an eco system. Rather, the measure of biodiversity is a closer match to ecological health. Thus, for the health of an...
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