How's everybody doing who is struggling to stay vegan while most everybody else is eating turkey, gravy, and loads of dairy? It is quite a challenge in my family...as I am the only one who is even remotely health oriented and conscious about animal suffering. my family is in the Midwest and they love to talk about hunting.....which makes me cringe.
I also am a big tea drinker and I swear by stevia. It is an herbal sweetener that does not affect your blood sugar at all - which is important, it has no calories and you only use a teeny tiny bit in your tea. I know alot of people use agave, but be warned that it is high in fructose. When buying stevia, watch the ingredient list and make sure it is either the only thing on the ingredient list or
Here's a vegan book with nothing but recipes that attempt to copy the cheese flavor in recipes. I found this yesterday by accident on Amazon. Although I have do not have the book nor have I tried any of the recipes, I thought you all might like to know about it. Might be a good Christmas present. You might want to check out the reviews about it too.
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I feel your pain. It IS hard to stay off cheese. One of the reasons is that dairy contains natural opiates that make you crave the food AND opiates affect the pleasure centers of your brain thus disrupting your ability to make good decisions. It's kinda like a drug addiction - I know that sounds crazy, but researchers have found that foods addictions can affect someone the same wa
No Kim has not taken over. I have not heard back from her.I, personally, think there should just be one moderator, but you could always ask the HappyCow staff what they think. Since there is hardly anything to do, one person can do it easily. If you would like to take over, you are welcome. Since it has been 5 days since I answered Kim and have not heard back, I'd safely assume she i
Thanks for asking. It is very simple. You mainly make sure that if any spam messages or inappropriate messages are on there that they are removed as soon as possible. Also just kind of moderate the tone, making sure there is no bashing or rude behavior. I think I have done this for a couple of years and NEVER have I had to erase any messages or seen any kind of behavior that was inappr
Kit, that was a faaaantastic answer you gave and I could not have said it better! We're all in this journey together and I certainly support ANYone who is striving to become a better vegan, no matter what level you are at or how fast or slow the effort is. Michael you are in a difficult position, but be proud that you are doing what you ARE doing! Every effort you make counts! I find it very soot
Great advice KIt! Thank you so much for chiming in! I could not have said it better myself! I'd like to also add a few ideas. Brown rice syrup, pure maple syrup and malted barley syrup can work as alternatives to honey but they are not quite as sweet. I enjoy using them on toast, in smoothies and sauces. I use stevia in my teas and other drinks
Sorry for the delay in response Suzy. No I am not sure how long it keeps in fridge - I would guess about a week but I end up putting most of it in the freezer and it seems to come out ok - just a little mushier. As for how much, I pour it into a glass loaf pan and it's about 2" tall - a wild guess. The loaf pan gives it a good shape if you want to cut it into cheese squares.
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Also, I do highly recommend getting a Vitamix for highly nutritious (and super quick!) soups, toppings, etc! Go to vitamix.com for tons of recipes, videos and loads of information on what all you can do with it. I use mine 2-3 times a day and I couldn't live without it. If you do want to order one, please email me at shanasyy@yahoo
I believe I have the magic answer (recipe) for you. I completely relate on the cheese thing I LOVE cheese and my husband is a cheese-aholic so the temptation is constantly there for me - but I have learned to comfortably avoid his temptations.
FYI - one of the big reasons, I believe, that cheese is harder to give up than even sugar or chocolate is because cheese (believe it or not) contains a
Congrats for making the decision to go vegan! Hopefully you will find plenty of support here. It is hard when you are starting but there are tons of resources on the internet. So google away! I can certainly relate to not having others around you interested in this healthy lifestyle - I am alone too. As for vegan protein it is simple: beans, nuts, seeds, veggies (especially gre
HI Emama and welcome! Cheese, too, has been the hardest for me to get away from - especially living with a "cheese-aholic! Here's a few ideas: I don't know if you are aware or not but the big chain grocery stores usually offer in the refrigerated health food section cheese substitutes made from either soy or rice. These are fairly good but are limited in variety. I am doing a raw food vegan
No answers to my previous questions (were they stupid questions?), I'll try just one more time here. Does anybody have any tips for sitting down with everybody to a cooked holiday meal and not be rude? Do raw foodist's prepare their own meal to eat with everybody else's meal? The only thing I can think of to do is to have a thick, filling smoothy before the meal so I am not very hungry. I will be
Just curious - did anyone have a vegan holiday meal and served non-vegetarians? How did it go? I have never had a thanksgiving meal at my house before because my family insists on turkey and I will not do it at my house. So this year for the first time I announced that I would have Thanksgiving at my house next year and we will have Tofurkey. It kinda threw everybody off, but no one refused to co
I am in the 'research and planning' phase of my "going raw vegan". I've been vegetarian for 30 years, but I am now ready to aspire to the raw lifestyle. I have ordered my dehydrator and Vitamix (although I don't have them yet), I am getting exceedingly concerned about something I am hoping you can calm my fears somehow. I am convinced that the raw, organic vegan diets is the healthiest
I'm not a raw foodist yet but working towards it. I am about to buy my first dehydrator (Excalibur) and am wondering what accessories I need to buy with it. I know that answer is dependent on what all I plan to use it for, however I don't know for sure since I have never used one and have not started the raw food diet yet. So I'd like to hear from others what accessories/supplies they find the mo
Don't forget that this group is NOT about transitioning to vegetarianism, rather it is about transitioning from vegetarians to vegans. That certainly doesn't mean you need to leave the group, I just wanted to make sure you understood what the real purpose of the group and discussion is about.
My transition to be vegan has been very slow. I've been vegetarian for about 30 years I think, but goi
Sorry everybody I've been a bit slow in trying to get this group re-energized. Since I am new here, I thought I'd ask one question so see where best to go from here: Why did you join "Going Vegan" and what do you want to see come out of your experience here? I see many of you are already showing that you are vegans. My personal plan is to go raw vegan. I figure that shouldn't be too ha