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    Re: Parents an obstacle when going vegan?

    sometimes it seems easier just to give in and be like the masses. saves explaining to every new person why i'm vegan, the ethics behind it, how i get my protein/iron/calcium, etc etc. bleh!!

    but...
  2. Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

    added: nut butters! bought a jar of almond, brazil nut and cashew butter today and its delicous! it's a replacement for sesame oil. werid? well, my thinking is: i was going to buy tahini instead of...
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    Re: Parents an obstacle when going vegan?

    its funny how some ppl try to sabotage our decisions of being vegan. as though slipping us a bit of cheese or meat is a small victory for them.
    i guess just like how some other ppl like to sabotage...
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    Re: Parents an obstacle when going vegan?

    well, i was home on the weekend again (but not every weekend) and was pleasantly able to have a vegan family meal. not intentionally planned by me or parents, of course. they just happened to have...
  5. Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

    i've got a huge list - too many to name them all
    but since becoming vegan, my new fave staple is: LIQUID SMOKE!! where have i been?? its so good!

    i also love various types of rice (i have...
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    Re: Parents an obstacle when going vegan?

    Iwillact:
    she won't "do" anything if i dont eat meat with her. thats not the point (if i eat it THAT meal or not). the point is if i become vegan or not. she still doesnt know i'm vegan.
    as ITSJOS...
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    Re: Parents an obstacle when going vegan?

    but i dont want to have to pretend not to be a vegan whenever i eat with her (not often) and eat meat...... :(

    oh well
    hope she'll come around soon

    mean while, still looking for cheap quinoa...
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    Re: where to buy quinoa cheaply in Australia?

    i have tried........ supermarkets just arent very vegan friendly. arg! :(
    when things are sold as health foods the prices are just ridiculous. its a food staple, people! not a delicacy!
    but the...
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    where to buy quinoa cheaply in Australia?

    i've heard a lot about this wonder-seed (i now know its a seed and not a grain). i'm in Australia and it only seems to be avaliable in health food shops for a rediculous price - around $6 for 250g?...
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    Re: Parents an obstacle when going vegan?

    thanks again for all ur responses
    i know i dont have to combine protein in every meal, but wondering if seitan and rice provides all the basic animo acids (protein), eg for the day??

    so far i'm...
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    Re: how to use savory yeast?

    it WAS made with arborio rice
    my friend made it once with arborio rice, butter, lots of parmesean cheese (before i became a vegan) - delicious
    then i turned vegan and asked for it not to have meat...
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    Re: how to use savory yeast?

    "determined to be a vegan" - meaning i dont want to eat cheese.
    i actually enjoy savory yeast but find it too mild. added to dishes, i cant taste it
    at the moment i'm just eating it out the the...
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    how to use savory yeast?

    savory yeast ie nutritional yeast flakes
    i tried this last month for the 1st time and one sniff put me off. however, determined to be vegan, i tried it in my risotto. BAD. put lots in but still...
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    Re: Parents an obstacle when going vegan?

    i wish it would work the same on my mum. not a chance. she will refuse to read it. i could not BELIEVE that last week, she was mad at me for being environmentally conscious. i talked to her about...
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    Re: frustrations of trying to become vegan

    can I ask you all a question:

    is Seitan + rice = complete protein for a meal?
    since seitan is gluten. i know beans + rice is compelte protein but seitan?
  16. Sticky: Re: 760 chickens, 20 pigs, 29 sheep, five cows and half a trawler-net of fish

    i'm glad that by going vegan, i'm making (i think!) a big difference! imagine all the lives of animals that i'll be saving.....!
    so for those who think that one person cant make a difference (so...
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    Re: frustrations of trying to become vegan

    like i said, i'm trying to be a vegan and pretty open about it - with exception of mum.
    going to slowly let her "see the light" and inform her. some people, like her, are not open to change and new...
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    Re: frustrations of trying to become vegan

    thanks for all your support
    to answer a few of ur Qs:
    yes, i told her i'm eat "normally", but doesnt mean i'll go back to eating meat again. well, actually i'm trying to be a vegan, so not...
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    Dealing with non-vegan parents

    my biggest obstacle : mum
    i'm no longer a teenager or living at home
    have been reading and listening a lot about animals and their plight in becoming our food - and the unethicalness of even eating...
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