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  1. Re: What advice - that you can give now - do you wish you'd received when starti

    Amen.

    I also wish I had owned one or two excellent vegan cookbooks before I started trying to convert all of my previous favorite recipes. I was not successful.
  2. Thread: A Lump

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    Re: A Lump

    Being new to this forum, I just now read the whole thread. I wish you all strength and peace and hope your Dad does wonderfully well!

    thinking of you....
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    Re: Virginia Vegans?

    http://vegetarian.meetup.com/60/

    This is a link to the Richmond vegetarian/vegan society. They seem to do a lot of social activites together. Your friend should check them out. There's going...
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    Re: Virginia Vegans?

    I'm from Richmond, but I'm an old, married lady - hardly "friend" material. Truthfully, there are not many of us here, and i understand how he could be lonely!
  5. Re: Mississippi leads the nation in obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease

    Lower income folks tend to eat more fast food and more junk food in general. Sad.
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    Re: I just ate the most delicious...

    Cold rice noodle salad. The sauce was coconut milk, red curry paste, shallots, tamari, a smidge of garlic and a bit of lime juce. I added lots of basil, tomatoes and chopped peanuts. Yum! Next...
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    Re: Veganism vs. Strict Vegetarianism

    Honestly, I could have written this word for word - right down to the damn leather seats on my '01 Jetta (which I can't afford to replace until I get the son graduated from college in two years). I...
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    Re: I Need Your Help

    I make potato salad pretty much the same way as Sheila - with vegenaise, and it's wonderful! For pasta salad, I make an olive oil and balsamic vinegar (salt and pepper, and a smidge of sweetner)...
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    Re: I Need Your Help

    Make a salad buffet - green salad, pasta salad, potato salad, bean salad.
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    Re: Quit smoking! (Encouragement thread)

    It is really, really hard to quit smoking - but it's not impossible and you are doing great - you are! I found that keeping a journal - where I could spew out all of the venom that was clouding my...
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    Re: What do you have for dinner?

    Penne with marinara, sauteed mushrooms, spinach and basil. Dessert is Rice Dreams chocolate marble fudge. YUM!

    Tomorrow I will be going to our local, annual Greek festival. I think I'll pack a...
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    Re: Quit smoking! (Encouragement thread)

    Good for you! I cut down, too. It was easier for me than going cold turkey. I would smoke 1/2 or 1/3 a cig, put it out and save the rest for later. That way those two or three cigs really seemed...
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    Re: QUIT-SMOKING Encouragement thread

    While I agree with and appreciate most everything you said, Kiran, I don't agree with your stating that smoking is a habit. It really isn't, IMO. It's an addiction. And it's a very subtle and...
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    Re: QUIT-SMOKING Encouragement thread

    ^^^I would have found the unlit cigarette too much of a temptation - but I'm not a very tough cookie. I had to STAY AWAY from all smoking situations for a couple of weeks.

    Good luck Toma Hawk! ...
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    Re: What do you have for dinner?

    YUM! That sounds wonderful, we will have to try that next time!

    Tonight we grilled eggplant slices and had them with a miso barbeque sauce, and corn-on-the cob grilled in the shucks - delicious....
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    Re: QUIT-SMOKING Encouragement thread

    I quit smoking six years ago after smoking for 20+ years. It was definitely a challenge, but - oh! - so worth it! It is so nice to smell nice - and have fresh breath! Back on track...There is a...
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    Re: What do you have for dinner?

    Tonight we grilled sweet potatoes for the first time - wow! wonderful. Hubby made a soy/sesame seed sauce that was delicious for dipping bites of the sweet potatoes. We also had Boca burgers on...
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    Re: Peter Singer

    I'm reading his new book right now - it's very well written. He is very convincing in a calm, reasonable way. And, wow, he really zeros in on what meat production is doing to the environment-...
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    Re: where do you draw the line??????

    Since I do not know a single, solitary vegan in RL, this thread has me fantasizing about how lovely it would be to have a vegan friend come over and go through my pantry with me! Then we could go to...
  20. Re: Has Having Children Restored Your Faith in the Human Race?

    I have one brilliant, talented, and incredibly nice 20 year-old son. It is very easy to boast about him and his acomplishments, and he has brought us so much joy and fun. And I have a 16-year-old...
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    Re: What is your nighttime snack of choice?

    Tonight it was spicy guacamole and a whole wheat tortilla. My lips are stinging but my tum is so happy!
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    Re: Favorite breakfast food?

    Almond butter and jam sandwiches on whole wheat bread.
  23. Re: Survey: How often vegans eat out--to be sent to the Virginia Beach Health Department

    How often do you eat out? One or two times a week

    Are you vegan? Yes

    If yes, please answer the following:
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    1. On a scale of 1 (easy) to 10 (strenuous), how difficult is it...
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    Re: What are some of your favorite unexpected effects of your veganism?

    ^^^^ Amen to all of that!

    I don't gain weight. I eat absolutely everything I want, and I don't gain weight - for me, it's amazing since I've dieted my whole life. I love food, and it loves me!...
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    Re: Vegetarian having a hard time giving up dairy

    Looking back over the past year, I can honestly say that becoming vegan was a lot, LOT easier than I had anticipated. I think it was actually harder to become L/O years ago, than making the switch...
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    Re: What is your nighttime snack of choice?

    Okay, today I bought a jar of marmite. It's....well....interesting! I had a tiny taste on a spoon from the jar, and it's very salty. I put a little on crackers, and that was better. Then I put a...
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    Re: Cake Mistake

    So it was edible?!? Then it was a success! It was a very large, frosted, somewhat dense...pancake...? Perfect this technique, Tigerlily, and perhaps you will have your own show on the Food Network...
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    Re: Grr! I'm so stupid!

    I love dense shit - especially if it's sweet, dense shit. Slide the pan of dense shit over here, and you go try again! :D
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    Re: Study shows Brits Healthier than Americans

    So where's the ketchup...?!?
  30. Re: Favourite sandwich filling/bread spread?

    Ohhhhhhhhh!

    And, oh, how I wish I had read through this thread before lunch - you all have great ideas!

    I'm on an avocado, mayo (veganaise), tomato, black pepper, sprouts and raw spinch on...
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    Re: Metallic aftertaste: Why?

    Iron supplements can give you a metallic taste - have you changed vitamins recently?
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    Re: Do You Fear Any Animals?

    My fear is frogs - not toads, they're darling, but frogs -and really only one in particular: we have a giant alien frog living out behind the house in a stream bed. One night last summer he decided...
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    Re: Why weren't you vegan before you became vegan?

    I became vegan at the age of 45. Frankly, one of the few things I will regret about my life is that I didn't do this years ago! I am so impressed that there are so many young people on this forum...
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    Re: What is your nighttime snack of choice?

    I mentioned on another thread that my favorite bedtime snack is hummus....but it's not my husband's :rolleyes: so I'm looking for something new!

    I've been on this forum for two days, and I'm...
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    Re: Food you eat really often?

    I've never seen a recipe for hummus without garlic! I will most definitely try it!
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    Re: Food you eat really often?

    I'm really in a hummus kick right now. It's my favorite bedtime snack, but what an awful thing to crave right before bed (breath wise!).
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