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Introduce Yourself - 2017 Happy New Year- Since it's a new year, thought to continue the conversation in a new thread. Here's the previous threads: https://www.happycow.net/forum/community/introduce-yourself-2014/399 https://www.happycow.net/forum/community/introduce-yourself-are-you-vegetarian-vegan/268 Who wants to be the first?! Share your story, and introduce yourself to the community here. :o) Post Date: 09/17/17, Replies: 15 09/17/17 15
Newbie First time in a forum of any kind. I know zero vegan/rawvegans. Looking for people to chat with and share. Post Date: 11/17/17, Replies: 0 11/17/17 0
Introduction Hi friends, This is Jacob, one of the new member of this forum and want to start the discussion about some specific top. Hope I will gain some specific knowledge from here. Thanks, Post Date: 11/09/17, Replies: 1 11/09/17 1
So my girlfriend and I made a blog... Greetings from the Netherlands! My girlfriend and I have been vegan for almost a year, and we were vegetarians before that. We've now decided to make a blog which encompasses veganism, health, and living a touch greener. We finished creating the website last weekend and we've made two posts since: What is veganism? (for the newcomers), and Why is veganism good for the environment? Our goal is to post something interesting and informative every Wednesday and Sunday. We'd really appreciate it if you could check out our website: thegreenvegans.com and support the site through its infancy... only if you like it, of course! Thanks for reading! :) Post Date: 10/27/17, Replies: 1 10/27/17 1
Instagram made to Inspire/Support Vegans! Hi everyone! A friend and I started an Instagram account called "Underneath the Rock" Our idea is to share stories from vegans around the world - the good and the bad - whatever they want to share, as well as their vegan favorites. We want to inspire everyone to transition to a vegan lifestyle - and motivate existing vegans to keep on going! We are just getting started (our first post was yesterday) but we want as big of an audience as we can get! Follow us at @underneaththerock and help us inspires others to join the vegan lifestyle! Oh, and of course, if you want to be featured on one of our posts, or have any comments on how we can be better, message us on Instagram or email us at [email protected] . There is no one we would rather here from then our fellow veggies! Thanks for your support! :) Post Date: 10/25/17, Replies: 1 10/25/17 1
Young vegetarian looking for friends Hello there! My name is Nicole and I'm a 17 year old vegetarian who's transitioning to veganism. :) I've only been a vegetarian for around 2 months now but I decided that I want to go fully vegan. I'm a total nerd, who loves videogames and books, and I absolutely have no vegan or vegetarian friends that can relate to me. So if your looking for the same, feel free to leave a comment or whatever, and I'll get back to you when I can. :) Post Date: 10/24/17, Replies: 2 10/24/17 2
Introduce Yourself - Are you vegetarian / vegan? Welcome All! Please sign-in and introduce yourself. Are you a vegetarian or vegan? Becoming one? Tell us a bit about yourself, share your story, express yourself. Then if you have questions, or want to get involved in veg*n discussions, explore the rest of the board! Post Date: 10/19/17, Replies: 228 10/19/17 228
Vegan in North Zealand, close to CPH Age: 25 Name initials: CTWS Native to: North Zealand, Europe, west/1st world, (mean trick to call our planet Earth), (refusal of referring to my home as milky way), Scandinavia, Internet, educated/enlightened/knowing part of the world, compassionate existence. Goals: Enabling life self-sustainably in beyond continous term space exploration, contact with alien life, fulfillment of purposes of life. Deep romantic experiences (several relationships). The making of an organization; a new form of and at the enablement of my personal life. Lifestyle example-list/pointer: Minimalist, vegan, non-sugar/oil/salt, non-religious, no alcohol, drugs or similar, random strings and numbers technological intuition, non-fear hierarchical, not-causing-plants-suffering orientation, ecological, caffeine-free, civological, recycling, fair trade, non-wasting, nuclear-lover, transhumanist, gollum-could-be-vegan-way, asking for help when I need it rather than messing up things while being very careful about where I ask for this, sustainable self-happification Romantic, spiritual, connection between material/spirituality, not-proof-slave, highest good of every individual oriented, lover of modern e/analogue-organized for-profit-non-profit work and freedom of trade advocate, decentralization/centralization oriented (p2p, blockchain and ascending national and religious control etc.), NonBiologicaIntelligence oriented, freedom of choice, religion, lifestyle, work and so forth oriented, pro capital-generating-nice-things (money not stuck in stinking pile) investment, lover of beings, living-by-purposes-of-life, Current endeavours: Boycut of cellphones (fair trade), hating on monk-slavery, getting a job, trying to find vegans in person seemingly something magically a major problem, resolving the societal trait "imprisoning", anonymity and unnecessity in electronics, globality/being a part of "life/(gaia (+/incl civ)", doing what I can from where I am Current major hindrances I am working on: Desperately seeking for something that already exists similar to myself to an extent where I hinder myself Various external affect Countering direction of negative opinion towards me Becoming able to care about existing/living again "Making do with what I have got" to extremity Various locks on my being hindering my freedom Not being self-hindering in weird ways infected with by people thinking they should force their help on me (including having learned by example). Currently suffering from enslavement to working on (non-material spiritual levels): Freedom of speech/censorship, slavery, torture, forcible treatment, relationship endings by text/words upon denial of in-person farewells, resolving issues w/ Islam, communication through limited channels only, Previously churches in Denmark and being tempted into confirmations etc., virtual reality. Like: Females (especially naked), group & friend endeavours, organized collaboration, becoming stronger, playing, alignment, gaming w/others, making things real, capital, a humble meal, night out at a restaurant (vegan etc.), weird random coincidental things seemingly out of place, giving people these "I dont get it" feelings in an awesome way, respect for higher existence, guides and similar (spiritually speaking), going beyond boundaries and limitations, a walk into the forest at night to overcome my fear of the uncertain/unknown/where I cannot see, tech (bio & electronic), a healthy & sustainable & not-non-fair trade meditation, travel, meeting interesting people (minimum requirements like veganism fulfilled), music (playing & listening) and fighting (bodily, not socially or verbally) at least for fun, being around sustainably happy people, exploration, making new and making more of what is already there (in invention terms; exploitation), setting limits towards severe wrong-doing especially against ones that cannot defend themselves, not being controlled by society, parents, educational systems and other "this is how to behave, this is how to think, take this drug etc." whether subliminal, spiritual, empathically or in full sight. Post Date: 10/15/17, Replies: 0 10/15/17 0
Vegan newbie in Los Angeles! Hello all, my name is Roxana and I've been vegan for over a month now and it's probably the best decision I've ever made for myself! Looking to meet like minded people and sharing recipe ideas from all different cultures. Peace & love Roxy Post Date: 10/07/17, Replies: 1 10/07/17 1
Hello from Estonia! Hey my name is Imre, I'm 23 and I became vegan on the first day of the year of 2017 with my loving girl Yvonne! So this far we have been vegan for 9 months and 4 days and I expect to be vegan for another 21 900 days! Reasons are many and logic is strong in this decision! :D I want to share you guys our brand new vegan + lifestyle + photography blog, where you can join in the discussions on why vegan diet is THE diet for human species with all scientific facts, why eating meat is not healthy and how to cure your diseases! Many recipes coming through and there's no shortage of nice photographs:) https://seamlessteamblog.com/ Hugs and kisses! Post Date: 10/04/17, Replies: 0 10/04/17 0
Vegan from Sweden Hello everyone! My name is Leonora. I'm 25 years old and I live in Sweden. :) I've been a vegan for a couple of years now and I'm very much enjoying the food, haha. I've been using the HappyCow app for a while but haven't really noticed that there was a community forum until today... So here I am! Nice to meet you all! :) Post Date: 09/27/17, Replies: 0 09/27/17 0
New to veganism Hi all, I've been vegan for 4 weeks now. The transition hasn't been too difficult, I was pescetarian for a year before taking the leap. I'd like to connect with like-minded folk and continue to learn more about veganism. I don't have a garden but would like to try to grow some of my own fruit/veg. I live in Glasgow, Scotland so not the warmest of climates. Any suggestions? Post Date: 09/07/17, Replies: 5 09/07/17 5
New Vegan/Veggie food in UK Supermarkets Hi all, i'm really insterested in starting a new brand of vegan/vegetarian food that could readily be available in UK supermarkets. I've personally found that unless you go to specifi vegan shops, or cook totally from scratch there are very limited options available. I'd love to be able to do a big shop in Sainsbury's/ASDA or Tesco and have a large variety of products to choose from without conforming to the eating of animal flesh/products. I'd really really appreciate it if you could complete this survey and hopefully this could eventually be the norm! The survey takes about 40 seconds. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CHJC9TR Thank you 😊 Post Date: 09/05/17, Replies: 1 09/05/17 1
Hello from a meat eater... Hi everyone hope you're all well. My name is Wolf I'm 28 and from England. I am a meat eater and have been my whole life but I have decided to try Veganism for 30 days for a start. I know this doesnt sound like much but for me it is a massive step as don't know anyone who is vegetarian let alone vegan! There are many reasons I want to go vegan which I go into at another time as it is very late here but just thought I'd introduce myself and say hi as I am starting as of tomorrow! Post Date: 08/30/17, Replies: 3 08/30/17 3
Vegan Option for Dogs Do you struggle to find Vegan options in the pet food isle? Please sign my petition if you live in UK and shop at Pet at Home https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/vegan-dog-food-at-pets-at-home.html Post Date: 08/30/17, Replies: 1 08/30/17 1
Anyone in Southern US? I am planning to go to Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery in Arkansas and I thought I would see who all is in the Southern United States :) Any really great places or things I should visit and take in while I am there? Doesn't have to be just Arkansas! Post Date: 08/29/17, Replies: 1 08/29/17 1
Young Vegans. hey, my name is moon. i'm 20 years old from canada!! any other young vegans here? :) i'd love to talk to more vegan people around the world, and give each other advice, or talk about yummy food, or how easy or hard is it to be vegan depending on where you live! Post Date: 08/18/17, Replies: 1 08/18/17 1
Veganism survey Hey guys, if you are a vegan could you please fill out this survey which will help me with a school project. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YTRBVWH Post Date: 08/06/17, Replies: 0 08/06/17 0
Meeting other Vegans in North Carolina Hello! I'm new to both this forum and North Carolina in general. Would love to meet other Vegans in the area ! Post Date: 07/10/17, Replies: 2 07/10/17 2
Do Or Die Hi, I know it's a bit of a macabre subject line, but it describes the situation best. The last years, I have slowly let my health deteriorate into something that has nearly immobilized me. I can hardly walk, tired day and night, often depressed, very low libido and always feeling sick. I've gained a huge amount of weight over the last 2 to 3 years. I'm talking at least 30 kg. I've tried many different ways to lose weight but I'm always going up, instead of down. What to do next? Try another diet? Today, I watched "what the health" on Netflix. Boy, did my eyes open. I recognized myself...my situation immediately. I think that it's the change that I've been looking for. I registered here as a vegetarian. The truth is that I had meat for dinner, but I can say with 100% certainty, that it was my last meal as a carnivore. If I don't make a 360-degree change today, I might not make it till the end of the year. I signed up for an account because I don't know if I can do this alone. I don't know any vegetarians. Tomorrow will be a new day and I have no idea what to eat. I have only processed food at home. Tomorrow morning I'll wake up and will go to work. it's next to a supermarket and I can buy my breakfast and lunch there. I could do with some tips. :-) I'll try to find some ideas on the website too. Just a few things about me. I'm male 47, 187cm and 140kg. I need to lose at least 40kg. But I now think that my first goal should be eating healthy and weight loss will be a consequence of that. Another important thing to know about me is that I stopped smoking many years ago. I failed many times because I just didn't have the willpower. When I finally succeded it was not because of willpower. Rather, it was because I understood how stupid it was and that (instead of not being allowed too) I didn't have to smoke anymore. This might be important. Because If I adopt the same view towards meat, it might be easier than I now dare to hope for. Lastly, it would be great to get into contact with all kinds of people. I'm very eager and open to learning about other people's lifestyles. Greetings, Paul Post Date: 06/30/17, Replies: 6 06/30/17 6
B12 for children Hi, we are vegetarian family, we have 13 months old son. He is breast feeding some but not much. I would like start suplementimg with B12 but I can't find suplements appropriate for his age. Any recommendations? Thank you in advance. Marina Post Date: 06/20/17, Replies: 1 06/20/17 1
Is this for me? Hi I'm new here I have been really considering switching to the vegan lifestyle. I'm not sure where to even start with is or if it's even realistic for me. I would love to hear others stories and how you transitioned over! Thanks for the help Post Date: 06/02/17, Replies: 3 06/02/17 3
Are we being discriminated against? Maybe other people go through similar things, ok they probably do. But it's something that makes me really angry. My work is dedicated to making sure there is no discrimination based on age/race/gender/sexual orientation/culture...which is great! but there seems to be no restriction on goading and questioning non-meat eaters. This is also discrimination. If you experience anything like this then please comment. Post Date: 05/10/17, Replies: 4 05/10/17 4
Support Vegan Bicycle Vendor in Thailand hello my vegan soulmates all over the world! I am running a mildly succesfull vegan project in the Northeast of Thailand for over a year, selling da vegan burger to da local ordinary non veg Thai people with a cranky bicycle. Customers are just the ordinary mainstream Thai folks, from highschool kids, university students, KFC employees lol, poor people, and da local police. Its just great and the best job in the world, selling vegan food to non vegan people.. Selling to ordinary non veg Thai people its not about luck, its about from the start i specifically reach out to them. Many vegan entrepeneurs reach out to fellow vegan. I dont do that bc i want to promote and introduce veg food to non vegan people. yes, it took a long time and was dificult to genuinely connect with people in a foreign country, i mean, i barely speak the lanfuage. it took actually years, before i started selling da veg burger more than a year ago. It was like magic, all these non veg people wanting and munching on a veg burger. Even national tv came and the Veggie Burget Party was on national tv in a 4 minute fragment, explaining and promotig vegan burgers and biodegradable paper bags lol. One year has passed. The burgers provide me a salary conparable with the salary of a foreign English teacher, enough to pay the bills and provide daily food for me and my son (i am a single daddy) So yeah its a good busines but although i have a steady income from it, there is no extra money so that this modest yet succesful veg bicycle vendor busines can grow. Bummer!! Here i am, i got enough non veg customers but not the money togrow. and right now its Grow or Die. The updated version of the current bicycle vendor project Veggie Burger Party will be a street restaurant Pita Sandwich project. It will be the bicycle vendor preparing the pita sandwixh with additional tables and chairs for customers to sit. I always listen to the customer. And through the year they expressed their enthiousasm for the homemade breadbuns. Its not the vegan burger but the tasty bread they go for lol. Pita bread is just so more awesome and tasty, and versatile. For a dollar (45 Thai baht) you get a homemade pita bread filled with a salad, a spread (a choiche of various spreads including vegan versions of populair Thai spreads, and vegan Ricotta cheese)with a squirt of sauce. This is a nobrainer, this will be very succesfull with my current and new Thai non veg customers. Ok, i dont expres my opinion here, its just based on experience and actually listen to what people actually go for. ;-) At this point, you probably guessed it, the obstacle is that there is no money to realise this. Money is needed so i can take a few weeks of to arrange everything like changing the burger bike into a pita bike, securing a place, finding staff, transforming the pita menu which i developed into the kitchen into one that is suitable for street sale, etc) and money to buy actual things. So here i am, just visiting the HappyCow community and who knows somebody might be interested in supporting a complete stranger on the interner with a fancy story about a modest succesful vegan food busines lol. Seriously. I think my vegan veggie burger project is great and unique and deserves support. Its unique bc i asked you, how many succesful vegan food projects do you know that succesfully connect with mainstream non veg people and sell vegan food to them? Plz visit the Facebook page to see all these great Thai people who buy a veggie burger! facebook: Veggie Burger Party Anyone interested, with questions or offers, plz you can contact me with a HappyCow message, email [email protected] or LINE id : Veggie Burger Party My philosophy about it all is that its not about flipping a burger or a nice design, everything is just about people. In order to reach out to people you have to understand and love them, dont be the vegan who is educating the meateater, just be the nice guy with a nice talk and a nice burger, A person who dont gets it just sees an old bicycle a a scruffy guy. The person who gets it is the person who looks at the people and sees the many current and potential customers. I sometimes joke to myself (i dont have friends here to joke to) that my job is not selling food but my true job is an entertainer. I smile and provide a nice experience. sorry i have to keep it short. thanks everybody my fellow vegans, plz visit my facebook page and ask yourself if you think its wortwhile and unique enough to support. In the end i am just looking for a meager 1000$ min to 3000$ max. for upgrading an already succesdul vegan outreach bizz. Post Date: 05/10/17, Replies: 0 05/10/17 0
PCT trouble In two years I hope to be hiking the PCT. The problem is…how does a semi-raw vegan get enough food to hike it? Yes, there's dehydrating food. Like fruits, vegetables and stuff. But I can't live off of dehydrated apples, fruit leathers, raisins, carrots and stuff. Any ideas? Post Date: 05/07/17, Replies: 1 05/07/17 1
Looking to add new people Hello All, I just became 100% vegan about a week ago. I'm looking to surround myself with like minded people as I don't have anyone I know personally that would consider going vegan just yet. If anyone wants to connect either on FB, Snap Chat or Instagram let me know! Post Date: 04/28/17, Replies: 9 04/28/17 9
Looking for real life vegetarian friends Hi I am newly vegetarian and I would love to find some vegetarian/vegan real life friends near Lancaster PA. A mentor would be great! Post Date: 04/28/17, Replies: 1 04/28/17 1

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