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    Chicago Residents

    ...I'm trying to get some personal cheffing off the ground and I need YOU to help!

    I'm already working with Mercy for Animals and will be hosting one of their small events at the end of March, but...
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    Re: Chicago Vegans!

    You could probably find a nice sized studio or one bedroom in Logan Square as well - in which you case you probably wouldn't even need to worry about having a roommate. The studios in particular in...
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    Re: Seitan home made style!

    it's a reallllly tricky process the first couple of times until you get the swing of it - sometimes the gluten might not come out right, other times it might be TOO spongey and chewey. It's...
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    Re: Chicago Vegans!

    Yummy Yummy on Broadway is GREAT. they have some of the best dishes I've ever had. Their General Tso's and Sesame Seed soy protein and gluten dishes are absolutely wonderful.

    though one question...
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    Re: Pancake recipes?

    I do a basic mix and match of flour, soda water, soy milk, nutmeg/allspice and a bit of baking powder and I get the fluffiest most golden pancakes ever.
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    Re: coffee: to drink or not to drink

    I gave up coffee a few years ago after I quit my barista job - I've since defected to a cup or two of tea a day (helps keep the Grim Reaper away from what I've heard)...
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    Re: Lima Bean Hummus

    this sounds pretty adventurous compared to the usual spinach and roasted red pepper fare, I believe I'll try this in the next few days!
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    Re: What are some of your favorite unexpected effects of your veganism?

    I was alot like Cup O' Tea - I had entered into a graphic design job thinking I wanted to pursue that form of art and upon going vegan, slowly began to rediscover my love of cooking (that's another...
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    Re: weight loss issues

    those things are why I thought they weren't safe either. We were on our way to play a show and one of my band mates had packed a bunch of snacks - I looked at the label on a box of Oreos out of...
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    Re: weight loss issues

    for the longest time, I was doing great with snacks (mainly fruits and nuts), but then I found out over the last weekend that Oreos are vegan and well, it's been an uphill battle in the snacking...
  11. Re: Anyone else overcome laziness around food preparation?

    I ended up getting into cooking so much after going vegan that I'm enrolled in culinary school to become a vegan chef in the next few years...

    yes for cooking!
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    had a pizza bake off on New Years Eve:

    http://a517.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/115/l_5f4b1dfd748a32172e6db0cbc203f024.jpg
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    Re: Veganomicon

    I made the pumpkin crumble cake over Christmas and my wife's deerhunting/fishing grandpa laid claim to an entire plate of them for himself and wouldn't let anyone else have them.

    this book is...
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    Re: The Tea Thread

    there's a Teavana downtown in one of the malls - we go there pretty often for tea bags and loose tea. Good stuff.
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    http://a60.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/90/l_949d67419338ed546403747232c67ef3.jpg

    http://a220.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/86/l_ebaf5ee8811d3bc3ff14079056bc103b.jpg
    pumpkin crumble...
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    haven't posted here in a bit...so some things I've put together in the last few days...

    http://a248.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/11/l_bf6a9507887f9818b556a8ac89e4df07.jpg
    spinach, black...
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    how did you make this meat? it looks amazing!
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    Re: Rolled Oats VS. Instant Oatmeal.

    we've run out of instant oatmeal for the time being, so it looks like the normal stuff for me for now. Which I don't mind - I think I'll be adding fruit bits tomorrow morning into my bowl.

    My wife...
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    tonight was blackbean burgers w/sauteed and peppered mushrooms and onions along with tomatos and the other usual stuff and a sweet BBQ sauce (w/maple syrup as the replacer for honey).
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    ah totally. pretty much just blend several tablespoons of olive olive with a cup of warm water, a couple tablespoons of garlic powder and salt and three cups of flour. If this formula doesn't work...
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    made a good bit of stuff this week...

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    mostacolli w/ garlic bread
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    Re: What Is Delicious In Tea?

    i have indeed found out that coconut syrup works WONDERFULLY in my tea...particularly in darjeeling...
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    thanks so much guys. I really enjoyed making it. The dough was a bit deep dish for me though, I prefer cracker thin pizza crust myself - but this was one of my first attempts at making such a big...
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    tonight was pizza...I let the dough sit all day and I think it made quite the difference too!

    http://a438.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/95/l_7cd11fc41c782f1a8292a754d27372b5.jpg
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    thank you!

    honestly I look at all of the other people's food in this thread and it makes me so jealous that I get inspired by it - I'm all "what can I do to top this thing or that thing?" - though...
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    tonight was Au Gratin 'cheesy' potatos and stuffed peppers...

    http://a488.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/5/l_240a2f712df107074f4d7c1548a93377.jpg
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  27. Thread: Focaccia

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    Re: Focaccia

    this is precisely what I was about to say. I don't use a bread maker to make any of my breads or doughs and with foccacia, I just fashion after how I would a basic personal pan deep dish (sans the...
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    Re: In need of encouragment

    alot of people think veganism to be willpower to give things up, but it requires the willingness to try new things. As you find more interesting things that you'll want to try, the want for cheese...
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    Re: Vegan pizza/ pizza base?

    precisely the recipe I was about to give and it works like a charm too!

    have you ever tried making cashew cheese? Not near as disgusting as it sounds and quite good :)
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    Take some wheat flour, some olive oil and some water and mix it until it's good and firm. Add some yeast riser as well. Once you've done this, divide the dough up into balls (a bit smaller then a...
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    I work and live within a community/co op. Part of my time is spent as a cook - so yeah, industrial kitchen. I cook in our room/flat alot of the time using an electric wok and then use our floor's...
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    Tonight was strombolis

    http://a904.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/64/l_ed4d67359786efba81064c9a66612d5f.jpg
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    Re: Picture Post - Ginger Tofu

    it's a bit odd but it works. If there's still water in the bottom when you stir it around, then you know it still needs to cook a bit more.
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    Re: Picture Post - Ginger Tofu

    I'm not going to give you exact amounts of anything and here's why - I've known people to HATE what they've cooked because they weren't able to follow each quantity in the recipe to the letter. My...
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    Re: What Is Delicious In Tea?

    I just picked up a bottle of coconut syrup today - I can't wait to try it in my next cup. I'm sure it sounds weird, but I've tried weirder and enjoyed it..
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    Re: Veggie burgers

    not as often as you might think. I myself use only wheat flour, oil and water with yeast riser. Anytime we go for pizza, I always ask them to make sure and most every place we've been has stuck to...
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    Re: Pictures of good Vegan Food you've eaten!

    hah yes! glad I helped spark a thought :) and I'm still tracking down that gingerbread cookie recipe! hahah
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    Re: What Is Delicious In Tea?

    hrmmm. I usually get all of mine through the co op I'm part of, so I guess that's a slight advantage. But I could see where brown sugar would work just as well...
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    Re: What did you eat today?

    lunch (woke up late): hummus sandwich with green bell peppers, spring mix lettuce, tomatos and other junk... and a banana or two.

    dinner: ginger tofu and veggies over baked rice and another banana...
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    Re: Veggie burgers

    well this is a new one. human hair in buns. I mean...it's like putting sewer water in cheese cake. what's the sense?
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