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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
Vegans- do you use vegan skin care? Just curious about the type of cosmetics or skin care products you use. Are they vegan or no? I didn't even think about the products I put on my skin until just recently and I was shocked when I found out what is actually in make up and beauty products! Post Date: 01/12/18, Replies: 20 01/12/18 20
New Vegan Skincare I've been making a few things here and there for myself, but recently decided to see if I could others are interested in what I make. I offer vegan, all natural and nut free: -Sugar scrubs -Lip Scrubs -Body Butters -Face Masks I'm still adding items day by day, but would love for anyone to check it out and maybe make a request for what you would like to see. My etsy page is below: Post Date: 01/12/18, Replies: 1 01/12/18 1
Washi tape Does any body know of any Washi tape that is definitely vegan? Post Date: 01/10/18, Replies: 0 01/10/18 0
Pollotarian Questions As a new pollotarian, I feel like I'm not taken as Seriously as some vegetarians/vegans. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if you have, what did you to overcome the judgement. Or if you feel like pollotarians are illegitement , please explain why :) Post Date: 01/06/18, Replies: 5 01/06/18 5
Vegetarian wedding: people are disapponted I'm getting married in a few weeks and while I am super excited to be marrying the lad of my life, there is a small issue that keeps rearing its ugly head: the wedding menu. I've been vegetarian for 13 years. Plenty of time for everyone around me to get used to it. But as we were planning, a startling number of people (my parents included) started remarking on how they would never want to go to a vegetarian wedding and that it's unfair of me to pressure my guests into eating like I do. After all, don't I always get a vegetarian option?? My answer was yes, I get a vegetarian option. That option is ALWAYS an after thought. It's usually white flour pasta which I don't eat anyway. Pair that with the fact that I can eat almost nothing at the cocktail hour, and you've got one hungry guest. I find it hurtful that people including my family, are saying this. Why can't they come to the wedding for the real reason? The love that my fiancé and I have for each other. I never go to a wedding expecting any of my food preferences to be represented. I go to celebrate the couple. Does anyone have any advice on how to respond to these things? I've been sticking to my guns and saying that there will be plenty of amazing things for them to eat, and then I change the subject. Is there a way to make them stop voicing this very rude opinion? Post Date: 01/05/18, Replies: 28 01/05/18 28
Why did you go vegan? Not so long ago I did a survey and asked people why they decided to become vegan (or why they chose a vegan diet). I got a massive response with over 7,000 people filling it in. If you're interested in the results I made a video about it. Feel free to let me know why you also went vegan :) Post Date: 01/01/18, Replies: 4 01/01/18 4
Merry Vegan Christmas! On Christmas Eve and Day I'm going to have oatmeal cooked in water flavored with mulling spices, with canned pumpkin and maple syrup for breakfast. I'm also making one of those Tofurky Hasselback Hams that is trending now (the recipe is all over the place, you put slices of green apple and springs of fresh rosemary inside the vegan "ham" while it bakes with the glaze), with vegan stuffing, broccoli or green beans, and cranberry sauce for dinner. I'm also loving listening to Christmas Jazz. Merry Christmas!... and Happy Holidays to those of you who don't celebrate Christmas! Post Date: 12/28/17, Replies: 1 12/28/17 1
Long-life health plan Make half of your diet vegetables - food high in antioxidants. A quarter in proteins and a quarter in complex carbohydrates. Eat more wholegrain foods as fibre becomes more important as you get older. Healthy fats from plants, such as those in nuts, olives and legumes reduce inflammation in your body, greatly reducing your risk of many major diseases. Don’t forget moderate physical activity. The more energy you expend today, the more energised you will be tomorrow. Your physical strength, heart health and breathing ability aren’t bottoming out just because you’re getting older. If they’ declined, it’s most likely because you’re been sitting around instead of working your muscles regularly. Post Date: 12/28/17, Replies: 0 12/28/17 0
Dealing with negativity Hi all I have been vegan for about 6 months and it feels so right to me. I’m not one of those preachy vegans and feel everybody has the right to eat what feels right to them. However I’ve noticed that when at a social event, people feel the right to criticise me and my choices and make derogatory comments despite me not saying anything negative to them. Can anybody offer any advice on how to deal with this? At the moment I feel I should stop being vegan at social events just to stop this negativity which I don’t want to do but I feel stuck. Can anybody help me on this one? Post Date: 12/26/17, Replies: 8 12/26/17 8
Animal materials in secondhand clothes? Greetings community, I have a question about a certain purchasing scenario that I am uncertain is appropriate in a consistently vegan lifestyle. I am faithfully vegan for a full year now--no dairy, no eggs, no gelatin, no leather, no wool, no honey, down to the detail as best as I can. Even if I am unsure of the material of a product, I don't buy it. I do this due to my personal lifestyle preferences and my desire to be dedicated to animals in the most earnest way I can. I am not trying to impress anybody or be better than anyone else. I am curious now about the implication of buying secondhand clothing that includes animal materials from places like Goodwill or other used clothing stores. Obviously the element of patronizing companies that inflict the abuse on animals is removed. I am concerned about whether it is still inappropriate, just due to the symbolization--the knowledge that I am wearing remnants of an animal who was probably brutally mistreated and who is probably no longer living. I tried imaging the analogous situation of wearing a coat of my deceased dog's fur. Is it disrespectful? Is it grotesque? Additionally, is it hypocritical? When we wear t-shirts with logos on it for example, we are essentially advertising the company to those who view our attire. Even if I did not purchase the item from the producer, am I advertising the item to those who view it and might like it? Is this acceptable if I am a person who verbally discourages the purchase of such materials when asked of my views? I ask because my mother has a long wool coat that she no longer fits that she thinks looks spectacular on me and offered to hand it down to me. I know the purchasing has already been done by my mother, but I wore it that first day with a recurring and heavy feeling of guilt, as though I was disrespecting the sheep/lamb who produced the material. I am unsure if I am just being overly sensitive and ridiculous or if there is actual merit to the perception of wearing the coat as inappropriate, being a dedicated vegan. Please share your thoughts, but please don't make fun of me if you don't understand my reservations. This is a serious concern of mine and I am seeking other viewpoints, not ridicule. Thank you! Post Date: 12/24/17, Replies: 1 12/24/17 1
Any vegan food at Sheremetyevo airport? Does anyone know if you can get real -vegan- food anywhere at Sheremetyevo airport (Moscow)? /Paul Post Date: 12/19/17, Replies: 5 12/19/17 5
Don't abuse the forum To all members of Happy Cow I regularly check what's new on the forum and it seems that recently the amount of weird topics little to no related to veganism is skyrocketing. This post wants to make clear that the forum should be used for vegetarian/vegan topics rather than unrelated theories or even advertisements. I kindly ask every member to use the forum as it is meant to be. Thank you Climate Change is Real Post Date: 12/15/17, Replies: 0 12/15/17 0
How often do you cheat? I am new to this forgive me. I am trying to eat no animal products and avoid gluten. When I have control over my schedule and situation this is not difficult. I cheat sometimes, usually in social gatherings (like birthday parties). Nobody wants to be "that guy" that spoils a birthday party by saying "no dude I don't want to celebrate with you by eating animals, by the way happy birthday." How often do you cheat? Do you feel bad? Is there forgiveness? How do you change? How do you deal with social pressure? Post Date: 12/12/17, Replies: 19 12/12/17 19
Vegan Cafe Questionaire for project report Hello, I was wondering if you could spare around 5 minutes of your time to complete my questionnaire. It is to support my project report for my Business Investigation Level 5 module. The questionnaire can be found here: The research will focus on gathering information to support the feasibility of starting up a Vegan Café in Haslemere, Surrey, and a general understanding of veganism and planet-based diets to support the main target groups. The questionnaire is open to all although the emphasis is towards those living, working and visiting Haslemere, Surrey due to the potential location of the start up. At the beginning of the questionnaire I had to include research information and participation consent which was easier to include than give out separately, however a hard/electronic copy can be given. Please ensure you complete all questions to enable a complete questionnaire response. I appreciate your help and participation in the questionnaire which supports my project report. Many Thanks, Carmen (University of Essex Online) Questionnaire Link: Post Date: 12/09/17, Replies: 0 12/09/17 0
Vegans and Coffee I am just wondering how many Vegans use coffee. I know a lot of downsides, as well as a few upsides. I know there are a lot of coffee joints that have vegan options, more so than "normal" cafes, often. I have even known some medicinal uses for it, but when taken daily, less useful. So, I'm just curious how many of you use it, why or why not, and what reactions y'all have from it and so forth. Thanks y'all. Post Date: 12/07/17, Replies: 40 12/07/17 40
Vegan Backpacking Boots I'm going on school-mandated backpacking trip for a month this summer in the mountains but I'm having trouble finding vegan backpacking boots. I've found some hiking shoes but I don't think they're durable enough. Does anybody know of a good brand or pair of boots? Post Date: 12/02/17, Replies: 5 12/02/17 5
I NEED YOUR HELP! - Dissertation Research Hi everyone! I am currently in my final year of university, writing up my dissertation. I am researching into the environment, the future of cities and how we will live in the future. I believe veganism will be a strong part of peoples lifestyles in the future, as awareness of agriculture and the meat and dairy industry is already rising. It would be great if some of you could answer some questions for my research to help me understand why some people are already making this change. It is not a necessity to answer all the questions and any insights will be helpful. · How long have you been vegan? · Why are you vegan, what triggered you to make this decision? · Where did you hear about veganism? · Before you became vegan what were your views on it? · How often do you create your own recipes? Where do you get your inspiration from? · Is there certain places you look for recommendations to live a vegan lifestyle? E.g. of restaurants, recipes, products · How has this decision effected other aspects of your life? · Do you feel veganism has changed your views on any other sectors? So do you buy into different products than you used you? [outside the food sector] · Do you feel veganism has became more of a trend in recent years? · Do you feel your decisions have created an impact on the environment? If so, is it positive or negative? · What is your knowledge of environmental issues? · Were you aware of environmental issues prior to turning vegan? Or has this lifestyle enlightened you on more issues? Thank you for your help! Post Date: 11/29/17, Replies: 0 11/29/17 0
connecting packaged meat to cow, chicken.. I'm having trouble keeping my mental connection between the packaged meat, and the animal suffering I see on the screen-I feel like I should be having a visceral reaction to visualizing the meat I crave, and have my mind then connect to the image of suffering and identify with that. is there some kind of way to galvanize inside me this connection-to feel it versus just think it? Post Date: 11/27/17, Replies: 5 11/27/17 5
Vegan Survey for Communications Class Hello everyone! The purpose of this survey is to determine how familiar college students are with a plant based diet, and the likeliness of them considering or adopting one. Please mark an "x" by your answers and copy and paste your completed survey in the comments. Thank you so much for your time and participation. 1. What gender do you identify with? A)Female B)Male C)Not Listed_____ D)Prefer not to answer 2. What age group do you fall into? A)Under 18 B)18-24 C)25-34 D)35-44 E)45+ 3. Are you currently enrolled in college? A)Yes( full time) B)Yes (part time) C)No, not currently enrolled 4.What is your monthly income? A) 0-500 B)600-1,000 C)1,100-2,100 D)2,200-3,000 E)3,100+ 5. Aside from school, which of the following activities consume a considerable amount of your time? Check all that apply. ____Work(full time) ____Work(part time) ____Sports____Gym ____Religious activities ____Community Service ____Recreational activities ____Other 6.How often do you grocery shop for your household? A)Once a week B)Once a month C)Occasionally D)Not at all 7. On average, how much time do you spend a day preparing your meals at home? ____I do not prepare my meals ____10-30 minutes ____1 hour ____2+ hours 8. Which of the following foods do you avoid or prefer not to eat? Check all that apply. ____Meat ___Red meats ____Chicken ____Fish ____Seafood ____Dairy Products ____Honey ____Eggs ____Vegetables 9. How many servings of meat do you consume in one week? A)0 B)1-2 C)3-5 D) 6-9 E)10+ 10. On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is not familiar at all, and 10 is very familiar, how familiar are you with the concept of a vegan diet? Not Familiar at all 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Very Familiar 11. If you were to try a vegan diet(no meat or dairy), which of the following would contribute to your decision? Rank the following 1-5 based on importance to you. __ Animal rights __Personal health __Environmental reasons __Moral beliefs __Curiosity 12. Which of the following are reasons that would prevent you from considering a vegan diet? Check all that apply. ____Financial reasons ____Cultural reasons ____Habitual reasons ____Lack of interest___Fear of malnutrition____Stereotypes ____I would consider a vegan diet 13. How many of your friends,acquaintances or family members are vegan? A) 0 B)1-2 C)3-4 D)5+ 14. What is your perception of vegans? Check all that apply. ____They impose their beliefs on others ____They are extreme ____They are activists ____They have strong morals ____They are healthy ____They are sabotaging their health ____I do not have negative feelings towards vegans 15. On a scale of 1-10, how strong do you think the correlation is between non- plant based diets and chronic diseases? Not Strong 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Very Strong 16. On a scale of 1-10, how strongly do your morals influence your dietary habits? No influence at all 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Strong Influence Post Date: 11/27/17, Replies: 0 11/27/17 0
Opinions on meat substitutes please So I didn't stop eating meat and certain animal products due to taste and am sure that's the case with many of you.....I would like to open my own veggie/vegan food van with dishes that are meat substitutes including 'pulled pork' burgers, 'fried chicken' 'cheesy meat nachos' etc offering both veggie and vegan options. I know I haven't given much detail but this is part of my research to see if this would appeal to veggies and vegans. If you could give me your opinions on whether this would be something you would want to buy and eat? What would you like to see on a menu? Any input would be very much appreciated! Thank you for your time x Post Date: 11/26/17, Replies: 5 11/26/17 5
Help a newbie out! Hello, I have long wanted to try to convert to a vegetarian diet but it is something very difficult for me since I love cooking and my cooking knowledge all rotates around using meats. In the past year, I have been buying much less meat and I realized that I did not enjoy the taste of meat overall. So why bother buying meat if 1. I do not enjoy the taste 2. I dont enjoy the way farms and industries treat the livestock in their lifetime 3. Its costly 4. has huge environmental impact. 5. I asked myself: Would I be able to kill, clean and prepare a cow ? In my case, I do not believe I would be able to coup with killing a cow/pig that I have been around and taken care of. So I decided to quit red meats. Although, without explaining my reasoning find that eating poultry and fish is fine by my standards. Although, I do not always buy chicken because I know they dont have good quality life, so I tend to favor fish and seafood over chicken. Thus, I want to try a pescetarian diet, but I need help figuring out what should I buy? Ive read several forums but they always recommend the same stuff like almonds milk, veggies, beans, etc. The problem is that I find that with these ingredients, you cant really cook. I know these foods are good supplements for a healthy diet, but I dont see how you can set up a nice meal with those. So I wanted to see if someone could help me with a grocery list that would allow me to prepare nice and tasty meals, not just supplements/replacements and salads. For me, eating is a fun experience. So I want to combine the fun of cooking with a pescetarian diet *pescetarian means eating fish and seafood, no red meat. So if someone could sharetheir grocery list and their meal plans it would help me understand how to set up my grocery/cooking. Post Date: 11/26/17, Replies: 6 11/26/17 6
Survey on your veganism Hi! I am an exchange student from Italy currently living in Massachusetts and what I need is 1 minute (literally) of your time to complete my survey (only 2 questions). Thank you very much! Post Date: 11/25/17, Replies: 1 11/25/17 1
How To Get All Prescriptions Made Vegan. I prefer herbal remedies in general, and to be truly vegan one must also use only vegan medicines. It is easy to get vegan dentistry, medicines and surgery these days with the abundance of synthetic medicines. Herbal medicines are mostly free from all animal abuse although some experimentation on animals may have existed unnecessarily in some countries or in history. Perhaps most of the pharmaceutical medicines do have a history of vivisection and animal experiments associated with them, and that is truly wrongful, but when facing serious pain from a surgery or needing an antibiotic, life and death or extreme discomfort can be on the line. For vegan pharmaceuticals simply go to a qualified 'Compounding Pharmacy.' At these pharmacies the pills are made for the patient. They make pills for vegans, people who want no salt, no sugar, nor dyes etc. They can meet your specific needs. I needed some Ibuprofen after dental surgery and had some vegan pills made for me. It costs more than over the counter medicine, but Advil uses crushed bugs for the red color of the pills and bees wax to make the pills shine although the active ingredients are vegan. In my case I had to use both vegan pharmaceuticals and herbal medicine to overcome the pain. There can be contraindications for mixing herbs with pharmaceuticals so always work with your doctor, with the pharmacist and with a state licensed herbal doctor for the best results. Compounding Pharmacies will only make you pills with a prescription even if it is over the counter medicine made vegan. Post Date: 11/24/17, Replies: 5 11/24/17 5
Happy Thanksgiving to Happy Cow Community Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Tofurkey Day to all Happy Cow Community members. I am thankful to be a vegan and vegetarian for many years. I am thankful for all who share ideas, thoughts, feelings, and wisdom on this forum. I read everyone's posts and share and comment when I feel I can contribute to the conversation in a positive vegan and sustainable earth and metaphysical minded way. Thankful for living on this beautiful planet. It's one of a kind in the universe. Look at the stars at night and you will see how special planet Earth really is. Wish you all the most abundant blessings on this wonderful day. Spread the love and joy. We are all one in spirit. Post Date: 11/23/17, Replies: 1 11/23/17 1
Vegan sausages/tofu from the brand taifun Hello, I'm Jérémie, 26. I've been vegan for over 3 years now and I have no intention to stop. I want to be active in the vegan community as I consider going vegan to be one the best thing I have ever done. I am working on a recipe website where I also want to review some vegan products (food, shoes etc.) I made my first video. I'm not quite satisfied about it but, it's not so bad for a first try and, I will try and improve everything I can for the next one. I already know how to improve my image quality. So stay tuned for the next one. ;) This is about the brand Taifun! If you don't know it yet, I recommend you to check the video description. Lots of links. :) Have a wonderful day! Jérémie PS: I don't get any money from Taifun. Post Date: 11/21/17, Replies: 0 11/21/17 0
Just found this ad0rable vegan ring - eBay Hi everybody! Imma newbie Vegan; wanted to purchase a new accessory to show my friends circle of my new and awesome way of living, Cheapest I could find of this style is this: Can you recommend any other products of this kind? Waiting for your comments! ♥ Post Date: 11/18/17, Replies: 0 11/18/17 0

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