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  1. Thread: Vegusto

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    Re: Vegusto

    I had a bulk order of cheeses and slicing sausages etc a while back, and stuck them all in the freezer. They seem to freeze just fine without changing taste or texture.
    Now that I've had them all a...
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    Re: Marks and Spencer's vegan list

    I just picked up this new list. FYI as they changed the URL from before.

    http://health.marksandspencer.com/uploads/pdfs/vegan.pdf
  3. Thread: swedish glace

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    Re: swedish glace

    FYI - I just saw this cheesecake in my local shop. It looks good, but it's not marked vegan at all.
    Also, it's "in association with swedish glade" (whatever that means) so it's not made by them. The...
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    Re: Starbucks Vegan List

    What what what!!!!?!?!?! I now see this is on their website too.. That is abysmal !
    Grrrrrrr.
    Thanks for posting this.
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    Re: How Do You Save Energy?

    whalespace, again an interesting post. I too am regularly concerned about how much power is wasted by conversion to unwanted heat by all the little DC transformer blocks I have under my desk and in...
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    Re: How Do You Save Energy?

    Whalespace, that generator is the coolest thing I have seen in ages. I'd love to know how it works out. :-)
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    Re: Vegan Food comes to Saffron Walden!!!!

    Oh.. :-( that's a shame.
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    Re: Vegan Food comes to Saffron Walden!!!!

    Amazing ! I grew up with Saffron Walden as my nearest town, and can't image a place less-likely to cater for vegan.
    Its seems that the world is moving on, even in deepest Essex. :o
    I live a long...
  9. Thread: Coffee

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    Re: The Coffee Thread

    It's been mentioned by some other people on here already, but I've recently switched to sunrise soy milk (thanks to phoenixrising for introducing me to it). From my experience it is the only one...
  10. Re: Bristol Vegfest UK: Saturday May 28th & Sunday May 29th 2011

    Kiran - I think you are the prime suspect now! What a guy.... :-)
  11. Re: Bristol Vegfest UK: Saturday May 28th & Sunday May 29th 2011

    Was good to see you and the other v'ers Frank. Even the drizzle didn't spoil it for me.
    I think it was an improvement on last year.
    I agree with Risker about the main tent though. There did seem to...
  12. Thread: Vegusto

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    Re: Vegusto?

    I tried these at the vegfest in Bristol last weekend. I thought they were halfway between Sheese (Bute Island stuff) and redwoods. I like the Sheese but not the redwoods (too fake tasting). In all a...
  13. Thread: Viana foods

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    Re: Viana foods

    I have had the bonanza burgers a couple of time and I love them. Amazing! Although I agree they are quite 'meaty', they could also be described as fibrous, like a raw carrot (I think). Very tasty...
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    BUAV definition of an animal.

    When is an animal not an animal? When you want to test products on it apparently.
    Even the BUAV don't include all animals when they say "Not tested on animals". Nor do the leaping bunny org (see...
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    Re: Marks and Spencer's vegan list

    FYI, The samosa is on the January 2011 M&S vegan list.
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    Re: Pictures of good vegan food you've eaten!

    I'll second that.
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    Re: Marks and Spencer's vegan list

    I went into a store this week to look at these donuts. Didn't see any, but I did see a veggie wrap in the sandwiches section which looked promising. All veggy, and no allergen info about dairy, eggs...
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    Re: Ben and Jerry's Climate Neutral claim

    At least they put the facts up there first, and accept the dairy impact. I bet a lot of 'greens' who read it had never thought about dairy being un-green:

    "Dairy farming at the beginning of the...
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    Re: West Cornwall Pasty Company

    I also discovered this a week or so ago. Note that although the ingredients are now vegan, there are contamination risks in the store with how they are cooked and displayed. Personally I am ok with...
  20. Re: Bristol Vegfest UK: Saturday May 28th & Sunday May 29th 2011

    I think the free daytime entry is a great idea. Many of us were unhappy subsidising the evening music festival through entry fees. I look forward to a return to the free-for-all vegan fayre we...
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    Re: Any Masala Dosa experts here?

    I can't claim to be an expert, but I have used a recipe from Madhur Jaffrey several times with great success. It also uses a rounded soup spoon to spread them out.
    The recipe uses long-grain rice...
  22. Re: Which significant person would you like to become vegan overnight?

    I agree with a few others. It has to be the pope. He is most likely to directly influence the behaviour of the most people, and therefore save the most animal lives.
    At least then mass religion...
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    Oven-baked haggis made with lentils

    I was surprised there had been no new recipe threads in this section this year, so I thought I would add one of my favourites.
    Unlike traditional haggis which is cooked in a bag (of entrails -...
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    Poll: Re: Top 100: Vegan snacks

    My top top top snack doesn't seem to be on the list, but I am pretty addicted to instant noodles of any variety.
    If I can't get instant ones, I will make up my own with dry noodles plus dry soya...
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    Re: Pizza Express "create your own pizza" competition

    I did file an entry a while ago. We shall have to wait and see if the vegan ones ever re-appear.
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    Re: How do you make 'vegan decisions'?

    I think there are no hard-and-fast rules, we all have our own personal standards that we are comfortable with. The only thing that matters to me is to _try_. All good definitions of vegan that I have...
  27. Thread: Daiya cheese

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    Re: Daiya cheese

    Fondue party at your place then. :D
  28. Thread: Daiya cheese

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    Re: Daiya cheese

    Mmm.. I'd very much like to try some of that when it comes to the UK. Very interesting that it is gluten and soy free. Uses pea protein like the vegerella stuff which I quite like.
  29. Thread: Product Lists

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    Re: Product Lists

    I've also had a new Walkers list today:

    December 2009

    Crisps
    Walkers BBQ Rib Flavour Crisps
    Walkers Pickled Onion Flavour Crisps
    Walkers Prawn Cocktail Flavour Crisps
    Walkers Ready Salted...
  30. Thread: Product Lists

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    Re: Product Lists

    Latest list from M&S here

    They seem to have extended somewhat since a last looked. Lots of nice stuff on there now.
  31. Sticky: Poll: Re: Planning a poll about fav. vegan cheese products. Suggestions, please!

    Vegerella. A rubbery vegan mozzarella type thing. Unusual in that it's made from pea protien rather than soya, and so does not have the usual stink about it.

    Quite useful for melting on pizza,...
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    Re: Tories and hunting

    Barley, I agree it is very depressing and it makes me want to leave the country, but where would I go that was better for animal rights?

    I will also consider writing some letters as you suggested....
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    Re: NHS Choices website

    Hmm. That website says regarding calcium:

    "white bread (in the UK calcium is added to flour by law), "

    So I checked with Dove's farm website (I use their flour for bread), and they confirmed it...
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    Re: Best ever hummus / houmous

    OK. Mine is very simple.
    The quantities are guesses as I never measure any of them. :-)

    1 tin of chickpeas (Suma organic by choice). Drained and rinsed well.
    1 big spoonful tahini (don't know...
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    Re: Best ever hummus / houmous

    Piggles, ours keeps for nearly a week without any trouble. I think plenty of lemon juice works well as a preservative.
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    Re: Best ever hummus / houmous

    Ewww. I don't fancy her recipe much. First she adds too much liquid, and then add citric acid (dry) because it's too wet.
    If she had used the right amount of water and lemon juice to begin with,...
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    Re: Favourite Vegan Food Products - UK (1)

    Ha ha ha ! :lol:
    There's a double-entendre if ever I saw one.
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    Re: Favourite Vegan Food Products - UK (1)

    Wow. I probably will regret finding that out. :D
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    Re: Tesco wants our vegan feedback!

    Korn,
    I agree. So I suggested that they did both.
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    Re: FTF sweets to sell veggie marshmallows!

    OK, that's good, but it doesn't help me decide which ones to order. Any suggestions?
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