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healthy alternatives to cooking oils hi guys, I am a new vegan. I am searching for healthy alternatives to vegetable oil/ cooking oils, that do not compromise the flavor of the food( I am trying to convert my family into vegans too :)) Post Date: 03/20/16, Replies: 2
fake meats...not impressed So I tried a lot of the fake meats to see if they would be good alternatives. So far I have not liked almost all of them. Which probably is good since they appear to be highly processed foods. I think my favorite so far is the Beyond Meat crumbles. But even these tasted a bit strange, but I will experiment with it a bit. However, I've made a lot of great soups with veggies and replaced the milk products with replacements and they have been really good. And smoothies are great now that I got a Vitamix blender. I also prefer almond milk to any other alternative. I guess I will stick to regular foods. Maybe these will work for some people, but so far to me they just taste like inferior food. Anyone have similar experiences on these? Post Date: 03/19/16, Replies: 4
Find a job in Warsaw Vege place Hi to everybody. I'm looking for a job in Warsaw city in Vege place like a sushi, burger and etc. Maybe someone need a worker or can help with this? Thank you Post Date: 03/19/16, Replies: 0
Jobs available in Liverpool, UK Front of House Staff GIVE Kitchen - Liverpool GIVE Kitchen are an award winning, one for one giving, plant based food company. We lovingly produce outstanding delicious and nutritious plant based meals, made with only the highest quality and freshest ingredients. We also give these healthy and nutritious meals back to someone who is homeless or less fortunate each time our customers buy from us. Due to our growing success and continued expansion, we are seeking experienced and enthusiastic Front of House and Waiting Staff to join our team and to look after our guest’s at our Vegan Inspiration Centre and Restaurant, opening soon in Liverpool. http://www.indeed.co.uk/viewjob?jk=3702931d4f5bb96e&from=recjobs Store Manager - Vegan Organic Shop GIVE Kitchen - Liverpool GIVE Kitchen are an award winning, one for one giving, plant based, whole food company. We lovingly produce outstanding delicious and nutritious plant based meals, made with only the highest quality and freshest ingredients. We also give these healthy and nutritious meals back to someone who is homeless or less fortunate each time our customers buy from us. Due to our growing success and continued expansion, we are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic store manager to oversee the day to day running of our new vegan and organic shop, opening in Liverpool in April. http://www.indeed.co.uk/cmp/GIVE-Kitchen/jobs/Store-Manager-9757c1145e31a7b4?q=Vegan Head Chef - New Opening GIVE Kitchen - Liverpool £30,000 a year Exciting opportunity for a Head Chef in a new plant based whole food eatery! GIVE Kitchen are an award winning, one for one giving, plant based food company . We lovingly produce outstanding delicious and nutritious plant based meals, made with only the highest quality and freshest ingredients. We also give these healthy and nutritious meals back to someone who is homeless or less fortunate each time our customers buy from us. Due to our growing success and continued expansion, we are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Head Chef to join our team at our Vegan Inspiration Centre and Restaurant, opening soon in Liverpool. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated and passionate plant based, vegan chef who is looking for a new challenge and to grow with the company in their exciting venture. Who are we looking for? http://www.indeed.co.uk/viewjob?jk=bc0e78dba4d017f2&from=recjobs Post Date: 03/15/16, Replies: 0
Proposed HC sections. Hey Eric. I'm posting this Public in the hopes that there will be community feedback. As a Vegan for more than 30 years I would like you to note that I only frequent Vegan/Vegetarian restaurants and HappyCow when I travel in countries where they have a non-alpha language, and do not have a human translator to tell the waitstaff "No fish oil, chicken stock, etc., etc." ...and it is bloody time-consuming chasing around to find them! Everywhere else in the world I simply go to the restaurant of my choice and tell them my needs. Sure, I go to the occasional amazing Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant like Naam (Vancouver) and Vegan Thai (Santa Monica), but otherwise most V restaurant menus are too frufru for me, or - often in Asia - emphasize too much fake meat, squid, etc. I also notice literally worldwide (well, 54 countries) that 75-80% of the patrons of Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants are Carnivores either taking a 'cleaner/healthier' meal out, or assuming there are no calories within the meal. I sincerely believe this is in part because most Vegans/Vegetarians eat at home or in 'regular' restaurants where they trust the kitchen to not 'cross contaminate' rather that hitting designated restaurants all the time (and therefore not using HappyCow). The exception is with 'newbie' V-peeps, who are eating at V-specific restaurants looking for recipes and inspiration. Case in point, I just spent the entire month of February in China this year, and ate my way though 9 cities over the Chinese New Year and Spring Festival events. Vegan/Vegetarian eating is HUGE during the first week of Spring Festival - believed to be the most spiritual way to start the new year. The following week they go back to their Carnivore ways. In many restaurants over that period I was often one of the very few Vegans in the place! So, to my point. It is my sincere belief that the addition of Vegan Friendly and Vegetarian Friendly classifications on your website would (a) increase the awareness of our diet/lifestyle/benefits to a greater population, not just 'preach to the converted', (b) increase the addition and highlighting of Vegan Options and Vegetarian Options on menus worldwide, thus adding to 'a' above, (c) help to 'spread the V word' and hope to inspire new V-peeps, (d) help to create less of an 'us and them' attitude, and (e) increase your viewership as you continue spreading the V word. Thanks for listening Danny Post Date: 03/10/16, Replies: 4
Currently researching the vegan lifestyle I am in year 12 and researching the question "What are, if any the benefits of a Vegan lifestyle?" I have a few questions that I want to ask, so anyone who is currently Vegan feel free to answer these (Note, your awnsers will be used in my research) :) 1. At what age did you decide to obtain the vegan lifestyle? 2. Do you completely subside animal products e.g.; makeup, toiletries and clothing or just food? 3. What does being vegan mean to you? 4. Do you find being vegan to be challenging? 5. How expensive can it be to successfully live the vegan lifestyle? 6. Where is the go to place to buy vegan products? 7. How do you get enough iron, protein and vitamins as a vegan? 8. What are the nutritional benefits for you? 9. Do you feel that you’re healthier in the long run? 10. I want to become vegan; how could I learn to love vegetable dishes? 11. If any, what do you feel the negatives of living the vegan lifestyle is? 12. Also, what are the positives? Post Date: 03/07/16, Replies: 1
Vegan/Vegetarian Skin/Hair Care Hello HappyCow users :) I want to discuss something that is extremely important in the vegan and vegetarian community: vegan and cruelty free personal care products. Many times it is easiest to change out our diet. We decide that meat and animal byproducts will no longer be present in our diet, but does that still make you a vegan? What about those Uggs you have from five years ago? What about that jacket that is lined with bunny fur? And (the sneakiest): what about that L'Oreal mascara that you are still using? Many companies these days are still testing on animals and still using animal byproducts in their ingredients. How can you be considered vegan if you are still consuming products that have animal byproducts? Luckily there are many many vegan companies out there that not only refuse to test on animals, but also do not include animal byproducts in any of their ingredients. These are the companies that are useful to you! Yes they may be a little bit more expensive, but then again it is worth it to find companies that are in line with your mission, right?! Check out PETA's site online where they have many different certified vegan AND cruelty free companies :) Check it out! What products are you guys using that don't test on animals and contain 0 animal byproducts?! Write them here for people to see! Post Date: 03/06/16, Replies: 7
Hello, I design buildings and vegan bags Hello everyone, I am Jun and i am happy to join this forum. I have been a vegan for 10 years and it has changed me and my family's lifestyle greatly. Growing up in an Asian diet, we have always consumed great amounts of veggies and non poultry, but cutting them off is when i really felt the refreshing change. Currently I am an architect, running between Asia and California. We design for sustainable architecture. I am really passionate about environmental friendly buildings and structures, which i hope it is what the future will be., with everyone living in harmony with the earth and environment. In my spare time, I run a vega bags and accessories store with my wife. Please check out our store at tokyobags.co. We truly believe and have adopted the vegan way of living in each aspect of our daily lives. We hope to help people around me understand the lifestyle, health and psychological benefits of living the vegan way, and in harmony and respect with our environment and planet. Please pardon my poor english. Wishing everyone here a merry christmas :) Post Date: 03/03/16, Replies: 1
vegan t-shirts Hi everyone :) My name is Hampus and i'm 20 years old. I've been a vegan for 4 months now and it's the greatest i've felt in my entire life. I want to promote veganism and a healthy lifestyle so I decided to make some cool t-shirts https://teespring.com/new-keep-calm-and-eat-vegan Post Date: 03/02/16, Replies: 1
Vegan short Survey Hi!!! Please consider taking my survey for my Senior year research project at CSUEB!!! I'd like to understand the vegan community more! https://surveyplanet.com/56c64b204209964614d9d83e Post Date: 02/26/16, Replies: 5
New FB vegan page seeks social media help I just started a Facebook vegan community page that focuses on delivering uniquely powerful (custom) memes that engage people to think about veganism & animal equality. We use a range of styles to send a clear message, such as humor & wisdom. The FB page will be a platform for several future projects, including a blog & published articles. I'm not on social media too often so promoting the page isn't my forte, so I'm seeking to team up with a vegan who would enjoy sharing the memes on the different FB vegan groups. Ideal if you're already active on the different groups, if not they're easy to join. This is a very casual, very part-time little gig, but on-going. You would just share the memes on my page to the many vegan FB groups (humor, social, activism, etc) with a link and a little comment about following us. That's it, and it would involve posting the memes 3-6 x a week averaging about 2-3 hrs weekly. And in exchange we can agree on some sort of mini compensation package (via Paypal etc). Please feel free to contact me at email; [email protected] Please, vegans only & please provide a link to your FB page, thanks) :) Post Date: 02/20/16, Replies: 0
Vegan Sweet/Candy Cart Hi everyone. I'm thinking of setting up a small business from home of having a sweet/candy cart to hire out for parties, weddings etc.... But I would the sweets to be vegetarian at least a preferably vegan... Any opinions?? Would this be of interest to any vegans on here?? Thank you in advance :-) x Post Date: 02/19/16, Replies: 4
Vegan Survey Hello! Could you please help a friend with some research? It only takes two mins to complete the survey which is about vegan food in Brighton. So if you live in Brighton or visit regularly, your help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/87VGYP8 Post Date: 02/19/16, Replies: 0
Happy Cow Classifieds? It would be great if Happy Cow would start a classified section for advertising rentals and other services. It's so hard to find vegan or vegetarian roommates. My wife and I are renting a room in our apartment but finding a good fit has been difficult. We live in old town Gaithersburg in a new luxury apartment with awesome amenities. The rent is $1000, which includes utilities and high-speed wi-fi. Post Date: 02/16/16, Replies: 3
Reasons to go vegan - video Hello everyone! As I understand, this is a forum for both vegans and vegetarians, which is supper cool! :) I made a video that explains why not only is meat hurting animals (and your health), but also why drinking milk is bad for you.. So I thought I'd share it here, I hope you like it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w9VKNbUImg Post Date: 02/15/16, Replies: 4
Dissertation Help Hi everyone! I'm currently doing my dissertation, and I desperately need respondents for my survey, and who better to ask than you guys! My topic is gastropolitics - basically what things govern how and what we eat. I'm currently focussing on Vegetarianism and Vegan-ism and need as many people who classify themselves as either Vegetarian or Vegan as possible to reply! I've had some difficulty in formatting the questionnaire into the text, so this google docs link should take you to a clean copy of my survey: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LgmGqqiagmqijhAtLlNtGqJ7ERLs9O38m1FGVcTScp4/edit?usp=sharing So please feel free to answer those questions in the reply, message me directly on here, or even contact me at [email protected] I'll also be watching the comments closely, so any more information you want/need, please don't hesitate! Hoping you guys can help! Rachel Post Date: 02/15/16, Replies: 1
how to get non-vegans to leave you alone! This is more of a question and an answer…? Im still dealing with everyone I know, with them worrying about me not getting enough nutrients that they think is in meat and other bad foods. No matter how much I tell them otherwise, they still bother me and are rude and sometimes almost mean. I know that this problem will never go away, but Id like it to go down a lil! I want to be a peaceful happy loving vegan and not be rude or get mad at other ppl when they ask or confront me about veganism and ask that same old stupid question, "where do you get your protein and calcium?" ugh! So Im wondering how you guys deal with this issue in your lives and how long have y'all been vegan or vegetarian? PS Ive only been vegan for a year... Post Date: 02/14/16, Replies: 9
Advice on non-vegan parent For most of the year I live in a vegan household; my mother and twin sister are vegan. My dad works abroad and when he comes home he buys disgustingly unhealthy junk food that contains dairy and eggs. He's vegetarian but is very against veganism. I get very emotional when I see animal products around my house and in my fridge because I'm not used to it, but the main reason I think I get upset is because I know that they're so unhealthy, he's quite a bit overweight and it upsets me to know that he keeps abusing his body. I'm not like this with most people but he's my dad and I love him so much. Advice needed! Post Date: 02/14/16, Replies: 3
Cow Teeth Interpretation ? Cows are sold as "broken mouth" here if they are missing a tooth, or the incisors are very short, or the incisors are totally gone. Risk takers then bid on these BM cows based on their body condition and the width of their muzzle. Often they are bred cows that have been trucked east from the Dakotas. I have started to mouth some of my cows and was amazed to find cows in good body condition with out incisors at all. Is this some what common, or is mostly due to your pasture grass quality ? Is it safe to assume these gummers are over 12 years old, or ? Post Date: 02/08/16, Replies: 3
Vegan Chef Job Posting We are looking for a head chef for our new vegan restaurant in Doha, Qatar. You must have experience working in a professional kitchen and a plant-based or vegan training qualification. If you are interested, please email [email protected] Post Date: 02/07/16, Replies: 1
Looking for someone to be vegan with :) Hi there! I'm brand new to being vegan. I LOVE it. I just think it would be a ton easier to stay vegan, and become more knowledgeable about it if I also had the help of someone else to bounce ideas and what not off each other. I'm a 21 year old girl. Hopefully someone with experience who likes to cook as well haha. Feel free to message me :) Post Date: 02/07/16, Replies: 4
Becoming mostly vegetarian? I've recently decided to become vegetarian for health reasons (just in general not because of anything specific). I've watched a lot of Vegan youtube videos and have learned a lot of interesting things. I don't agree with all of them, but in general there are a lot of good information expressed. I don't think I will become completely vegan, but it does interest me. I currently still think I will eat seafood, local honey, and humanly raised eggs. Still unsure about how to handle special occasions....it's just new to me. Please bear with me as I am newly mostly vegetarian. I don't want to create or receive negativity. I have some general questions that I have not seen addressed on most of these sites. 1) What about farms that raise animals humanly? I see a lot of the horror situations discussed (which is disturbing), but what about giving kudos to farms that do it the right way? Even if someone doesn't want to eat the animal, there are plenty of farms that raise their animals humanly. My parents have 12 chickens which free roam and eat scraps. Which to me is as good as it gets. However, I don't live near them so I can only get their eggs when I am home. 2) Hunting and eating wild animals? I'm certain this is frowned upon strongly in general by this community. I do not hunt myself, but I think of wild animals as being more natural for eating. For instance, I have a hobby of fly fishing. Most of the time I put the fish back, but sometimes I eat them. I've always had the understanding of not wasting. If I was to keep a fish I would eat it. I'm probably going to stop keeping fish and in general eating even wild animals, but I don't have the same negativity toward hunting. 3) Kind of a follow-up to the first question. Do many Vegans work toward getting companies and farms to improve their treatment of animals? Rather than completely trying to get people to stop eating meat, it seems to me it would be better to improve the way farming is done. I'm sure there are people out there doing this. It's just that I see a lot of energy spent ripping on other vegans and not a lot of energy focused on improving how farming is done. I'm guessing the Vegan youtube community in general doesn't represent the majority of Vegans (like any other group of people). I suppose in general I shouldn't worry if I am completely Vegan or not. I should just eat what I think is OK and try to become healthier. But I do think it's been good to realize a lot of mass produced farming is not done properly. I've always preferred food that is wild (animal or plant). Learning about what products are humane and those that are not is good information either way. I have two young kids who are pretty picky eaters. My wife is willing to eat vegetarian meals though I don't think she wants to be completely vegetarian. That is despite the fact that she doesn't eat veal for animal humane reasons. I'll admit it will be somewhat difficult for me as well to be completely vegetarian. That being said, I think even if I am 90% that's probably a pretty good thing. And supporting farms who are doing things much more humanly should be a positive thing in my book. Thanks. Post Date: 02/06/16, Replies: 7
Around other people I am not a vegan, not even a vegetarian. But I am interested to adopt to a vegan lifestyle. However, I still live with my parents, and we share our food. When I get my own place then I will make the transition. I do not know if I can exactly call myself a "vegan wannabe", because there are some things I disagree with vegans on. For example, I happen to think if somebody gifts you food, or gifts you leather clothing, then you can use it. Because you are not supporting cruelty, the dirty work has already been done. I know vegans do not think like that, but I do, so I am not sure if that makes me a "vegan". However, I do agree that people should not be using animals, and on top of it, we do not need them. (But that would be an off-topic discussion for my question.) My problem is that I do not want to tell other people that I am a vegan (or close to being one), then deal with it. Considering I am currently living with other people, and we all share our meals, what do you suggest? I am genuinly interested in changing my lifestyle around. But I want to do that when I get to be on my own. Post Date: 02/06/16, Replies: 9
Vegetarians are in the way I wish there was a site dedicated to Vegan only. I cannot stand dairy products. I cannot stand going into places and I ask for Vegan and they assume vegetarian. There is nothing compassionate about it you are still depriving life and sustenance from animals. Get over your addiction. I do not know how to put this but it's like vegetarian is holding people back from attaining the benefits of a true plant-based diet because people start vegetarian and due to the health affects of dairy they do not attain maximum results and end up going back to their omnivorous delusions. I feel like Vegetarian has been deliberately invented to blur the lines between Vegan and Vegetarian. So many restaurants and their employees confuse the two terms and so not only does it leave no room for Vegan but keeps our societies in an omnivorous craze. To put it bluntly. Eff off vegetarians you are in my way and I know I am not the only one who has felt this but I may be the only one with any balls to say something about it. -Born Alone, Die Alone. Post Date: 02/05/16, Replies: 3
Veggie Research Hi fellow veggies! I'm a student at Leeds university currently undertaking a large piece of research into veggie lifestyles. As part of this piece of work, I need 600 vegetarians/vegan to complete a 15-20 minute online survey. The survey consists of question relating to your eating behaviours, overall health before asking you to answer 7 question relating to 15 different foods. The results from this survey will provide us with invaluable scientific data that will allow for important advances in human appetite research. If you wish to take part, please follow this link: https://leedsaceb.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8iyhTeL992mG6YR Upon completion you will be given the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win £30! This survey has been granted ethical approval by the School of Psychology Ethical Review Committee, University of Leeds, reference number 15-0351, date 4-12-2015 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the researchers listed below. Many thanks in advance for your time, your responses are extremely valuable. Cecilia Long ([email protected]) Dont forget to share and spread the veggie love! Post Date: 02/04/16, Replies: 2
Vegetarian lifestyle Hello. I am Japanese university student. I was assigned a survey. I want to ask some question. Do you have any preference for plant origin items around yourself as vegetarian? If so, what items do you have? What kind of store do you go to buy such items? Thanks for your help! Post Date: 02/02/16, Replies: 6
A tiny green smoothie delivery co Hi HappyCowGirl, I hope it's okay I post this here, if not, I apologize and understand it must be removed. I thought the community would like to know about Kale Power, a tiny raw food green smoothie delivery company based in Davis, California. Founded by Brigitte Center, certified in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University and participated in David Wolfe's Raw Nutrition certification program through Bodymind Institute. She's crazy about Kale. She makes her smoothies from organic whole food ingredients and ships them anywhere in the U.S. She's quality through and through. I'm hoping to spread awareness and help her grow so she can continue to blend these low sugar little beauties and ship them to me. :) Oh, she delivers free to California, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona for free. You can learn more at kalepower.com. Post Date: 02/01/16, Replies: 0

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