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  1. Thread: Vegan in Mexico!!

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    Re: Vegan in Mexico!!

    ¡Es muy bueno! ¡Gracias!
  2. Thread: Vegan in Mexico!!

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    Re: Vegan in Mexico!!

    Hola Blueberries, gracias! Hablo algunos español. Puedo decir que no como nada de los animales- no carne, no pollo, no pescado, no huevos, no leché, no mantequilla, no miel. Did I get everything?...
  3. Thread: Vegan in Mexico!!

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    Vegan in Mexico!!

    I'm going to central Mexico for 2 weeks, and was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to make it easier, or warnings of things to watch out for (i.e. lard in random places, etc.).

    I'm going...
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    Re: Vegan (children's) party food

    I love Chef Chloe's recipes- she has one for Vegan Goldfish Crackers and Vegan Mac & Cheese. Any cookies, cake or cupcakes, you could use agave nectar instead of sugar, or use apple sauce or bananas...
  5. Thread: Chef Chloe

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    Re: Chef Chloe

    I love salt, so I keep that the same, but I've started reducing oil in my diet (for health reasons) and made one of her recipes without the oil and it was just as good- something I'm looking forward...
  6. Re: What's been your most exciting find since turning vegan?

    nutritional yeast - I love using it for homemade vegan "cheese" (I also add it to Daiya cheese before cooking, because I like it more that way).

    I really want to start experimenting more with...
  7. Thread: Chef Chloe

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    Re: Chef Chloe

    yes, that was awesome! I was just starting to become interested in veganism when I saw that too. This was before her cook book was out, so I found her blog and between her and Happy Herbivore's...
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    Re: New Vegan with Constipation

    Triphala is a blend of 3 Ayurvedic herbs that can really help with constipation (I've used it before with good results).

    If you have a health food store nearby, sometimes they sell it (just check...
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    Re: New Vegan with Constipation

    I was reading something the other day that said when you suddenly start eating very nutrient-dense foods, your body isn't used to this, so it will absorb as much as possible from that food in your...
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    Re: Meat eating and human violence

    that's amazing how strong your granddaughter is against peer & social pressure at such a young age- a comfort with being different is a really important quality to have, and it sounds like your...
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    Re: Shopping for chocolate

    yeah, I don't like too-realistic fake meat either. When I first went vegetarian, it didn't bother me, but the longer I'm away from meat, the creepier anything resembling it becomes. I remember one...
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    Re: Meat eating and human violence

    That is interesting about "from birth" vegetarians being different from converted omnis, and I've noticed that too (though I know very few vegetarians and vegans in person). All of the "from birth"...
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    Re: Meat eating and human violence

    I wonder if anyone has done a full study on the types of crimes (e.g. violent vs. non-violent) on vegetarians/vegans in prison. Do you know what the one vegetarian was in for?
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    Re: Meat eating and human violence

    interesting....do they have access to veg food in prisons?
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    Re: Meat eating and human violence

    This shows the reverse: the effects of a vegan diet on prisoners:

    http://vegetarianspotlight.com/2011/vegan-diet-impacts-california-prison/
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    Re: Shopping for chocolate

    Yeah, that's tough when the person is unwilling. It's funny how many unwilling omnis I've encountered who eat accidentally vegan & vegetarian food all the time (chips, salsa, and guacamole come to...
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    Re: Shopping for chocolate

    My fiance is a vegetarian, so I don't worry about this now, but when I lived at my parents' house, I ended up getting my own vegan pan, and no one else was allowed to use it unless they were cooking...
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    Re: Shopping for chocolate

    I also use things that "may contain traces of milk or eggs", because its pretty much impossible for me to find products without the warning (almost everything contains milk solids here, and I don't...
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    Re: Eggless Fried "Egg"

    All those vegan egg recipes looks awesome!

    Fresh raw coconut meat has a very egg-whitey consistency (like eggs whites that haven't been cooked enough). Maybe those could be used to make sunny...
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    Re: side effects from stopping milk?

    That's good to hear that your bones/teeth got better, though that scalp problem doesn't sound good- hopefully some of what others have suggested will work- have you tried a natural hair oil (the kind...
  21. Thread: Chef Chloe

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    Re: Chef Chloe

    yes we do! I think being the first vegan to win a food network competition is what really started her fame- after that, I've seen her all over the place in different forms of media (though I do...
  22. Thread: Balsamic vinegar

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    Re: Balsamic vinegar

    yeah, I knew that wine can have non-vegan processing, I don't know why I didn't think to check balsamic vinegar too.
  23. Thread: Balsamic vinegar

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    Balsamic vinegar can be non-vegan!?! :surprised_ani:
  24. Thread: Chef Chloe

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    Chef Chloe

    I LOVE Chef Chloe's recipes!

    I first tried them from her recipe blog, after seeing her win Cupcake Wars


    I have her cookbook:
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    Re: side effects from stopping milk?? what to do?

    Thanks, Katelyn, that makes a lot of sense! I know someone who had a healing crisis when she first went on the raw food diet, and once she got past the flu-like symptoms, ended up feeling great, had...
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    Re: B12 overdose / megadose?

    It's probably safe to get your blood checked regularly (every few months? I don't know, since I'm not a doctor) until your results become stable, and then, check again after starting any new...
  27. Thread: Food ruts

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    Re: Food ruts

    One times ate peanut butter so much, that the smell of it made me slightly nauseous for months (and I like peanut butter!).

    I tend to go through "food phases," where I only want to eat the same...
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    Re: UK: Commercial "luxury" vegan biscuits/cookies

    UK McVitie's Digestive has a biscuit that has all vegan ingredients, however they "may contain milk" (allergy warning??)

    The Indian version of the same biscuit contains milk solids
  29. Thread: Earthlings

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    Re: Sign this petition to get Earthlings aired on Television.

    My dad wants to go vegan, and I think he might actually do it this time. One of his good friends recently got diagnosed with prostate cancer, so I told him to make him watch "Forks Over Knives" so...
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    Re: side effects from stopping milk?? what to do?

    Thanks for the article. That's interesting how there's actually morphine in cow's milk, even if it's a little bit. I wonder if that could explain some of his symptoms, or if he just wasn't eating...
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    side effects from stopping milk?

    My fiance has been a lacto-vegetarian his whole life, and the other day after watching "Forks Over Knives" with me, he decided he wanted to be vegan too, so he stopped drinking milk that day.
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    Re: What did you eat today? (15)

    homemade ginger-garlic-teriyaki noodles with lots of veggies

    and frozed fruit juice (my attempt at making a popsicle with limited resources)
  33. Thread: Vitamin D

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    Re: Vitamin D

    hi Robinwomb,
    I'm sorry to hear about your bone issues- that must be so rough. I hope the results come back good and you see some major improvement.

    As for the Vitamin D..when I got tested at...
  34. Thread: Vitamin D

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    Re: Vitamin D

    Isn't most margarine hydrogenated? I've always heard that the best way to get Vitamin D is from the sun anyways.

    I had a severe vitamin D deficiency earlier this year (not due to veganism- I was...
  35. Re: Exfoliants, a.k.a, tiny bits of plastic that fish are eating

    I'm not happy about the plastic situation either- and I try to avoid it as much as I can, but it's difficult when so many things are made of plastic or plastic-like material.

    For example, I've...
  36. Thread: Vegan in India!!

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    Re: Vegan in India!!

    Thanks for the link- I'll check that out.

    I'm in Pune right now, and I've mostly been cooking at home, replacing ghee with oil, and paneer with tofu (our local grocery has tofu!) in what my...
  37. Thread: Vegan in India!!

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    Vegan in India!!

    I've recently moved to India, and was wondering if there are any vegans here who are from, have lived in, or have traveled India who would have some tips on how to survive as a vegan.

    When I cook...
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