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Fruit gummies vegan I just realized not all fruit gummies are good for vegetarian as it have gelatine in them. Can you suggest me some good ones that are suitable? Post Date: 02/18/18, Replies: 16 02/18/18 16
Problems with protein Hi all, i am brand new here and i thought i would share my frustrations and possibly seek advice. I’ve attempted to go vegetarian in the past and it seemed to be going well aside from my inability to get enough protein to make my body happy and a lack of variety of recipes i felt could be staples in my repertoire. I’m somewhat lactose intolerant and can only handle lactose-free dairy products and (actual) greek yogurt. I’m not a fan of any of the alternatives to milk aside from Ripple, but have found that pea-based protein causes my stomach major bloat and gas so that’s out. I hate lentils with a raging passion (i have tried to love them. REALLY tried. We aren't going to be friends). I can’t really eat a lot of beans because again, severe gas and bloating. Tofu and soy-based products worry me because my sister had breast cancer at 32 and i am close to her age, so I am at a higher risk and don’t want to overload my diet with soy everything. I also don’t want to eat a bunch of highly processed fake meat because i currently eat almost no processed food and would prefer not to start. I’m willing to keep fish in my life and be a lacto-ovo-pescatarian but I’m really pretty horrified by the industrial farming of animals and you just can’t find lactose-free products from small local farms that treat their animals well. I can get eggs from neighbors with happy backyard chickens so that isn’t an issue for me. Fish can be a touchy subject and i haven’t quite done the research on farm vs wild caught yet so I’m looking into that. Something else i have struggled with has been the plethora of vegetarian recipes that are either loaded with dairy or lentils or beans or peas or have spices and flavor bases i just cannot get behind. The second I see aromatics, i can’t do it. No fennel, no anise, no coriander, no cardamom. I have a very strong aversion that i have tried to overcome and can’t. I can’t even drink IPAs or earl grey tea. Anyone have words for me? I have a feeling i am waaaay overthinking this or perhaps there are tips/tricks i don’t know. Give me all your wisdoms! Thanks! Post Date: 02/17/18, Replies: 2 02/17/18 2
Help, vegetarian questionnaire/interview Hi! My name is Reyna and I'm Nutrition Health student. So, i've got an assignment to arrange vegetarian diet based on the interview I had to do. But the problem was I can't find any vegetarian and if there are, my other friends had make them their respondent :'' If I ask somebody's email so I can ask further, would it be rude? But anyway you can answer here :) 1. Name? (Initiate) 2. Your body weight (in kg) and height (in cm) ? 3. Age? 4. History of disease? Do you ever had a serious illness before? 5. Do you have any food allergies? 6. Your diet for a day? (Ex: 3 times main meals and 2 times snacking or 2 main meals and irregular snacking, or etc) 7. Favorite foods? 8. Foods that you dislike? 9. Physical activities? (Any sports that you do? Are you a student/worker who had to walk from home to school/office for how many miles? Etc) 10. Why you became a vegetarian? Post Date: 02/15/18, Replies: 0 02/15/18 0
Vegan powered milk? Hello everyone. I've been a vegetarian for about 3 years but felt guilty about eating meat for years leading up to that. I've been procrastinating veganism the same way I did with vegetarianism back then. The road to veganism is definetly a process for me and I'm quite proud of how close I'm getting. I no longer buy any animal products at home and I'm finding it easy to keep healthy out of the house since discovering a few vegan brands such as ilumi that do gluten free vegan pot noodles that I absolutely love! Also I'm big into raw vegan baking so always have a little something in my handbag. However my biggest downfall is when somebody offers me a cup of tea, I can't drink it black and i always seem to accept and end up drinking cows milk. Not only do I feel a bit guilty drinking it but it leaves me with a terrible bloated tummy (my tummy has felt much better since following a almost vegan diet) Any advice on powdered vegan milk with a long shelf life that I could carry in my handbag would be greatly appreciated. I drink unsweetened soy milk at home so anything with a similar taste to that. I'm also on the lookout for a vegan cheese, I've got my eye on a cashew and nutritional yeast blend which I've heard is meant to be yummy on top of meals as an alternative to hard cheese. Thankyou for taking the time to read this. Post Date: 02/15/18, Replies: 1 02/15/18 1
Information regarding vegetarian product Hi, When I was younger my then step mother was vegetarian and would buy a canned product that came out whole and we would slice up. I thought it was Nutolene, however the product we used to eat was white and very delicious. It had a very smooth and soft texture. I have been looking for ages and can't seem to find this product. Can any one out there help with a name? I am talking about the late 70's early 80's. Thank you. Post Date: 02/15/18, Replies: 1 02/15/18 1
Vegan supplements for Digestive system Anyone here who knows of any good vegan supplements for the digestive system? I take Align but it contains milk.... it's the only supplement I have ever used that actually helps even if it's just a little. It helps with my chronic permanent constipation due to a condition. This is what Align is for: promote and support a healthy digestive system maintain digestive balance fortify your digestive system with a unique healthy bacteria 24/7 Post Date: 02/15/18, Replies: 0 02/15/18 0
I offer menu per week (prof. dietician) Hey! Last year I became a licensed dietician - I finished my studies at the University of Life Sciences in Poznan (Poland). For almost 2 years I am a vegan. As a result, I would like to share my knowledge and experience with others, and help people who would like their diet to be well balanced. I can make a weekly menu based on the most valuable and healthy vegan products covering the needs of the essential nutrients with the guarantee of individual approach to each person. Interested? - please, write a private message. 🙂 Post Date: 02/14/18, Replies: 0 02/14/18 0
Not wanting to loose weight Hi, since becoming a vegetarian around 6 months ago I have lost around 3/4 of a stone which I did not want to loose. I eat lots of beans and lentils bt the weight is still dropping off. I have a physical job and exercize alot so need lots of protene and fats, Any tips on good sorces of these? Thanks in advance. Tim Post Date: 02/13/18, Replies: 2 02/13/18 2
Non-Vegan/Vegetarian looking for help Hi, I'm not a vegan or vegetarian but looking to incorporate more vegetarian or vegan meals into my diet (maybe become a vegetarian or vegan no promises). That being said I have to go grocery shopping soon and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction of recipes or foods I should buy as someone who is clueless when it comes to this. I tried a vegan meal for lunch one time and idk but I had a massive headache afterwards. Not sure why but I'm curious to try this again. Any help is appreciated! Thank you Post Date: 02/13/18, Replies: 18 02/13/18 18
Sources of Energy Other than Caffeine Hi fellow vegans, I'm looking to lower my caffeine intake and am wondering if anyone can recommend any alternative sources of energy. Are there any foods or natural herbs/supplements I should know about? Thanks in advance :) S Post Date: 02/13/18, Replies: 3 02/13/18 3
Going Vegan tomorrow, any help/advice? Tomorrow I'm waking up early and beginning my lifestyle as a vegan. Anyone have any good advice for making the transition? Or some easy recipes I can try to start off? I work a 9-5 job so the hardest part will probably be the cooking aspect... Thanks for checking out my post, I hope to hear back from some of you soon! Post Date: 02/13/18, Replies: 4 02/13/18 4
Canadian Vegetarian Meal Plan Hi guy, I’m a vegetarian and a friend of mine just shared a 55% OFF coupon for a HelloFresh Meal Planning subscription for Canadians. Thought I’d share it with y’all. This offer is good for anyone living in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland, and the Maritimes. Just download the ‘HelloFresh’ app and choose the ‘Veggie Meal plan’. It comes with 3 Meals per week for 2 people with all ingredients and recipes included. Currently, the cost is $73.99, but you can get $40 OFF with FREE DELIVERY. Just use this code while paying: MISHA . Enjoy! Post Date: 02/13/18, Replies: 0 02/13/18 0
Too much fiber? I've been a vegan for 2 weeks so far out of mostly environmental concern. I figured out most questions about getting all the right nutrients, but I am worrying a bit about all the fiber. I know fiber is good for one up to a point, but I'm worried I'm getting too much. In the old days, I could take a break from fibrous digestive hard work with eggs, cheeses, and of course the meats. Now I'm eating so much more fruit, whole grains, salads, seeds, nuts, steamed veggies, and of course pulses, or pulse based products. It can seem a bit heavier than what I was used to, bulkier, even gassier. This is of course the advantage (forget the costs for now) of the hunted diet (forget today it's mostly factory farms) - packed with calories, nutrients, fats, without eating vegetarian fare all day like our mammalian or primate cousins. But animal agriculture is not sustainable and the biggest contributor to climate change, and I'm trying to find the right balance between eating vegan based nutrients but without feeling too packed or overstressing my digestive system. I'm still learning new things - like today my first foray in draining, marinating, and frying cubes of tofu - I can imagine foods like that will help. Any other advice about the problem of bulk (and it's not just the fiber; all those grains aren't exactly packed with nutrients either)? How do you vegans solve this question for yourself? Post Date: 02/13/18, Replies: 2 02/13/18 2
Are they raw? I'm experimenting with raw. I am already vegan. Are yogurts made from soy or almond raw? They both contain live cultures. Thanks. Post Date: 02/13/18, Replies: 1 02/13/18 1
JustVeg_ HI everyone, I've recently started a food blog on Instagram for anyone visiting or from NYC is interested in great spots for vegan/ vegetarian food @Justveg_ Have a great week! :) Post Date: 02/07/18, Replies: 2 02/07/18 2
Line caught fish - is it moral? Hi, as a potential convert to veganism, I wondered about others views on the morals of eating line caught fish. At present I eat fish and consider that as fish have been hunted since early on our evolutionary line and a reason for our widespread expansion, there is a strong argument that the consumption of fish is a more natural process than even arable farming which itself can be held responsible the the destruction of vast areas of natural habitat #palm oil. Thank you. Post Date: 02/02/18, Replies: 3 02/02/18 3
Europe travel Travelling to munich,salzburg,berlin,riga,tallinn,st.petersburg and moscow, please advise supermarkets that sell soy milk and vegan meals. Lidl is a waste of time. When travelling we rent self catering apartments and eat vegan/vegetarian cafes if convenient location. So just supermarkets please! Post Date: 01/29/18, Replies: 0 01/29/18 0
Best places for Vegans to live? I understand that what makes a place good for one person doesn't necessarily make it good for another, but I'd like to hear some thoughts on what the community perceives as the best place for vegetarians and vegans to live. Looking on Google, this was the best article I could find: They were going by numbers of vegetarian and vegan restaurants and, unsurprisingly, the biggest cities in the country have the most (e.g. NYC, L.A., Houston). The large cities with the largest number of veg restaurants per capita were Portland, San Fran and L.A., while smaller cities that topped the charts included Santa Fe, Bend and Eugene OR, Boulder, and Ann Arbor. Number of restaurants is interesting, but it isn't necessarily indicative of cultural values. If I were to guess, Oregon and California probably have cultures most supportive of veg living, but I've never been to Oregon and have only spent a brief time in Cali. That's not to mention other factors; for instance, I understand there aren't very many sunny days in Portland, and traffic is bad. Ann Arbor has a harsh climate which might be tough for some people. I've heard the cost of living is very high in Portland and in most of California. It's probably tough to find a good job in Santa Fe or Boulder. What do you all think about good places for vegetarians and vegans to live? And why? Post Date: 01/29/18, Replies: 4 01/29/18 4
Veganmee Hey guys if you need help finding products that are Vegan, I found a great website called veganmee hope this helps ") Post Date: 01/28/18, Replies: 0 01/28/18 0
Teen veganism ! Hey there 16 y/o vegan here, I was wondering if any one else has had to deal with criticism for making this choice at a young age, and how you've dealt with it? Also what about social pressures like parties and such? I tend to bring sides to share but am sometimes a bit ridiculed, but overall my friends are very supportive and some have gone vegetarian themselves. Hmu if you wanna chat about these or anything else! Teen veganism can be a bit lonely sometimes lol. Post Date: 01/28/18, Replies: 8 01/28/18 8
We Need Vegan Clothing 100 years ago, people wore buckskin in the USA. 50 years ago, people wore animal furs in the USA. Now, everywhere one looks in the USA people are wearing cloth, mostly synthetic and cotton. It has been a slow progression but our clothing is getting increasingly vegan. Now we can buy "pleather" belts, wallets, shoes and for women, purses. We can also buy synthetic silk shirts. As a vegan, I am dismayed at this trend to imitate non-vegan clothing. We need to overhaul the clothing industry. Here are a few problems I have noticed in clothing design: 1. Men’s fashion is basically homophobic, uninspired and drab. Men tend to dress down, in T-shirts and Jeans for casual wear and for all other situations, they wear suits and ties. The neck tie is a ridiculous fashion appendage that is resource depleting with no real use nor benefit. 2. The collar for shirts has not been redesigned for over 50 years. In India, they have the Nehru collar which is basically an ethnic Muslim design, in Eastern Europe there is a smaller version of the Western collar and in the West, there is a pronounced collar both of which are for the use of ties. There is also the V neck and T-shirt collarless shirt. We need a new look that is less wasteful and we need to design beyond the need for a tie, something less resource consumptive. Gone are the days where a man could only be trusted as a professional if he has a tie and women had to wear the same collar without the tie to be respected in business. 3. The world is going synthetic with its cloth choices. Synthetics are uncomfortable and unnatural. The best material in the world is organic, un-dyed, unbleached cotton. The next best is India and Nepal’s cotton that is vegetable dyed. Hemp cloth needs to be made softer to contact human skin. Bamboo cloth is only beginning. 4. Pockets no longer function for hair brushes, combs, cell phones, music devices, wallets, and coins. Men are afraid to carry hand bags, backpacks are cumbersome and people do not know what to do. 5. Industrial clothing dyes are not ecological, are in many cases carcinogenic and effect people’s natural energy. People have Auras and auras are electrical in nature, indeed the human brain generates electricity and the nervous system is electrical as are the acupuncture points. Leather, industrial dyes, and many synthetic materials insulate and cause the human aura to not connect with the planet’s natural energy. This alienates people and separates them from nature. What do we need? 1. Cloth that has nanotechnology to give us UV protection and temperature control. 2. India and Nepali vegetable dyed cloth that is tailored for Western tastes and sizes. 3. More natural, organic fibers that are soft to wear including organic cotton, organic bamboo, and organic hemp material. 4. New designs for men’s fashion with new collars and no ties that fit a man well and allow him to sit on the floor, work in the yard and go to a restaurant without having to change attire. 5. New designs in women’s clothing that are less involved in an aesthetic power struggle with no more overstated clunky, dysfunctional appointments like overstated zippers, fragile material, bead-work that can’t be washed etc. 6. New designs in vegan wallets, brief cases, hats, and jewelry that is attractive and functional. 7. More vegan shoe designs that have arch support. We are all tired of wearing sneakers. 8. Futuristic, sexy, fun, practical, easy to clean and maintain fashion that is vegan, fair trade and ecological. Post Date: 01/26/18, Replies: 8 01/26/18 8
SPEAKERS NEEDED FOR CAP U VEGANUARY PARTY Hi! It's coming to the end of Veganuary 2018, the month that saw the launch of Capilano University's new and ongoing 30 Day Vegan Challenge. Our wrap up party will include promotional stalls by Daiya, Big Mountain Foods, Workshop Veg Cafe, Pulse Kitchen and True Nosh. We are looking for speakers for this event to speak about veganism-related issues. Please contact veganarama on this site if you are interested. The event will be held in the CSU student union space in the library building at the North Shore campus of Capilano University from 12 - 1pm on Thursday, February 1. All are welcome! Post Date: 01/26/18, Replies: 0 01/26/18 0
New Vegan Help Hi, my partner and I recently went vegan about 3 months ago and we are absolutely loving how healthy, energized and guilt free we feel after every meal. The only real down side that I've found is that I've been experiencing joint pain. I've always been very thin so I'm no stranger to this but it feels like it has been increasing. I went to my doctor and he blamed it on a plant based diet, so while I'm in the process of finding a new doctor I'd like to know if anyone has any crulity free options? Most of our diet consists of veggies and grains with some fruit, tree nuts and beans (I'm very allergic to peanuts) and we take a B12 suppliment every day Post Date: 01/24/18, Replies: 2 01/24/18 2
Cookie Swirl C's new Burger King promotion Please add your comments to encourage Cookie Swirl C to take down her most recent Youtube video promoting Burger King. Her videos are aimed at children, and she has millions of subscribers. This is my comment I posted on the video: Cookie Swirl C - why are you promoting an industry based on the killing of billions of innocent animals per year and which causes the most environmental destruction as well as being the direct cause of all major diseases? Not only that, but you are promoting it to CHILDREN. Even Mcdonalds have been successfully banned from targeting children in their advertising, and sued over this. My kids are vegan and love to watch your videos, but my 10 year old is completely turned off, calling you an animal abuser. Also, a lot of the squishy things and candies you promote contain gelatin and animal products. This is the new generation of children, who have to fix all of the problems their parents and grandparents have caused through ignorance and greed. Why not stand for something and promote real issues and a more ethical way of life? Kids truly respond to that. Until you remove this video, my kids will no longer be allowed to watch your videos. Thanks! Post Date: 01/23/18, Replies: 0 01/23/18 0
A family friendly video - why become vegan Just wanted to share this family friendly video on 10 reason to become vegan. Usually all the video on this topic have a darker vibe around them, and completely understand why, there are a lot of terrible things happening and that needs to be addressed. But it shouldn't be only that. There are benefits to becoming vegan and more positively charged material need to be shared. Here's a quick and fun animation video on some of the reasons to become vegan, that is especially great for the kids. Enjoy :) Post Date: 01/22/18, Replies: 0 01/22/18 0
Hilarious Vegan Rap Song! I found this song on YouTube about going Vegan and the emotions one goes through during the process. I find it super relatable and funny. Post Date: 01/19/18, Replies: 1 01/19/18 1
Veg*ns Take Over Valentines Coast to Coast Hey everyone, I wanted to let you all know about a series of events that we're putting on for Valentine's next month. The idea is to help veg*n singles meet each other in person (rather than with dating apps, etc.) for both love and friendship, across the US and Canada. Last year, the first time we ran these events, over 240 matches were made in cities around North America. This time around, we have almost double the number of events, and we're hoping to match lots more people! The matching happens online so no one needs to ask or exchange their contact info with people they meet at the events, which makes everything way less awkward. People have a great time and it's really fun to meet all these fellow single veg*ns in your city. Check out our events, and if you'd like to help get the word out, get in touch! Website link: Join our facebook group: Thanks so much, Andy Co-founder of Find Veg Love Post Date: 01/12/18, Replies: 0 01/12/18 0

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