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Coffee Machine Help Hey I'm from the UK and newly Vegan so... new to all this stuff. Making a coffee with instant stuff from jars with soy milk isn't really cutting it for me meaning I tend to walk to my local coffee shop chain for a decent soy latte. However I'd like to save some money and make them at home so obviously... I need a coffee machine. Now all the people I know who own them have the type of machine that requires pods/capsules that already have milk powder in. What kind of coffee machine do I need to be buying where I can obviously use my own soy milk? Or are there even soy milk pods available? Thanks guys. Post Date: 10/25/16, Replies: 5
Vegan Shopping Let's say i had around $20-$25. What's a list of things i should buy for groceries if i was shopping at a Stop&Shop in NYC to last me a minimum of 7 separate meals. Post Date: 10/24/16, Replies: 0
Vegetarian restaurant claimin their veggie My HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. I want you (the customers/fellow vegans/veggies) to share and be aware of this. There is a new friendly "vegan/veggie" restaurant in town LAKAZ MAMAN in southampton 1. THE VEGGIE OPTION is NOT VEGETARIAN! They use oyster sauce (made out of oysters not the mushroom), thus not vegan/or/ vegetarian. A lot of their dishes such as the vegetarian magic bowl use this. SELLING FOOD AND CLAIMING ITS VEGAN/VEGGIE WHEN ITS NOT IS WRONG. 2. There is picture evidence Owner stating to an employee that they believe that giving staff their tips is not compulsory Tips are a gift to the staff not the owners! If you have been to the venue you would be aware how small spaces the staff have to work and how over worked they are. Lets write to them if you expected more of your local businesses and master chef. They shouldn't be advertising as veggie friendly telling customers that food is veggie when its not. Post Date: 10/23/16, Replies: 1
How I got my husband to eat less meat My husband loves meat but he ate too much of it even if he was very aware about the risks for his health and damages caused to the environment. The nagging wife inside of me tried to convince him so many times trying to make him feel guilty… but it didn’t work. Nothing happened except for turning him very very nervous. But it got worse: the nagging wife was sick of it thus she started doing very stupid things like throwing away all the meat from the refrigerator and preparing vegetarian meals only. The first 2-3 days he reacted nicely saying things like “Thank you darling but… where is the real food here?” and after dinner he ended up eating a lot of bread, cookies or chocolate. Can you believe I was so stupid that once for dinner I prepared boiled potatoes and cabbage only? And I was pretending he liked it? Ok please, stop laughing at me! After that lame attempt the bloodthirsty beast inside of him came out scaring the nagging wife away. 1 lesson learned: I couldn’t eliminate 100% meat out of the clear blue As the nagging wife was still grounded, I became craftier and started “diluting” meat by replacing part of it with beans or mushrooms in recipes like lasagna, stew and casserole. Guess what? It didn’t work. He was complaining about how the meals weren’t as good as before. 2 lesson learned: I had to cook whether good vegetable or good meat meals instead of a strange mix. Sorry. The nagging wife is still around but it’s a good thing she is now concentrated on something else. Anyway she is proud to share with you some of my successful tactics: • Scale down the frequency gradually • Cook vegetable hamburgers and salty cakes with vegetarian side dishes. • Accompany vegetarian stew and hotpots with something substantial like potatoes and cereals (otherwise the bloodthirsty beast…). • Go into Indian and other ethnic food. India is the home of vegetarianism • Get curious (believe it or not this was no effort for me): I tried new veggie and cereals I didn’t know their existence. • Add one new ingredient at a time if you’re worried about causing allergies • Show him the bill: I took on the role of accountant (can you see the nagging wife gloating?) and proved him that we could afford local organic meat without spending more • Order first when you are out for dinner: I realized I put some unconscious pressure on him by ordering vegetarian courses before he opens his mouth. Can you imagine how much I can satisfy my untenable desire of changing him this way??? Knock knock. Uh, sorry the nagging wife is here for some advisory: • -meat = + legumes • Don’t put more cheese on his plate (it’s not very healthy and doesn’t help with global warming) If you’re wondering about me having kids, yes I have a 6 years old wonderful girl. Did this process work for her too? Yes: not too many spices, I always cook something I know she already likes, I prepare small portions and involve her mentally and practically. Ok I have to go now. I just noticed that my husband (holy man) didn’t repair the closet door yet! I have to write a note on a paper for him, text him,… PS: if you find some odd things in my writing you’re probably right. Please forgive me I’m not a native English speaker but I’m hardly trying to improve my English!!! Post Date: 10/23/16, Replies: 1
Tastiest Tofu? Hello! I'm new to Happy Cow and have been living a plant-based diet for about 8 weeks now and feel great! I'm experimenting with different recipes and am looking for a tofu brand that tastes very mild, without the "nutty" taste. Any suggestions?? Thanks!!! Post Date: 10/23/16, Replies: 2
I created t-shirt special for vegans and v Hey guys! We made LIMITED EDITION "I don't eat meat" t-shirts! Need your oppinion, tell us what do you think about t-shirt design and what could be improved. Here are link: https://teespring.com/idonteatmeat Buying t-shirt, you donate for kids charity! Have a wonderful day guys! :) Post Date: 10/22/16, Replies: 1
VEG WEDDING! Hey all, myself and my partner are both Vegetarian (Almost vegan, so technically plant based at the moment - we're getting there!!). Our wedding is in a few months and I've been tossing up whether i should do a fully vegetarian wedding (with vegan dishes) even though most of the guests are meat eaters. I just can't bring myself to condemning those poor animals to death JUST because i dont want people to be uncomfortable with the meal choices and i figure it's ONLY one day. So surely they can suck it up. Anyways, i'm trying to think of a menu and there are a tonne of finger foods for cocktail hour etc but i'm just trying to think of some mains? We are going to do a 'shared buffet' type situation where there is about 5 mains and sides and they get spread across the middle of the trestle tables. Any suggestions for good meat eater friendly Veg meals that would work in a share situation? Post Date: 10/21/16, Replies: 2
Fitness for Vegans and Vegetarians Hello all, I'm new here but I'm a lifelong vegetarian (not vegan yet). I was thinking of starting a fitness business targeted towards vegans and vegetarians and I was hoping you guys could answer a few questions that would help me. 1) Do you have any fitness goals? Have you ever had a desire to improve your physique? Please state any goals you have or you've thought about in the past. For example; losing weight, putting on muscle, getting stronger, becoming healthier. 2) Regarding those goals, what do you find hard about achieving them? (The more honesty the better my friends) 3) Would you pay someone who could teach you and help you achieve those goals? 4) When you talk to your vegan/vegetarian friends and family about fitness and nutrition, like wanting to get in shape, diet or go gym etc.... what do they say? (The more exact the words the more help it is for me) I would really appreciate as many users answering these questions as I really want to make a difference in people's lives. Thank you! Post Date: 10/19/16, Replies: 4
Leather in Cars? I have just tried to be environmentally friendly and buy a Plug-in Prius car but have discovered that the only seat options are leather or cloth with leather bolsters! I had to say no and walk out of the showroom. It's also been a problem in the past when if you want a higher specification model you find that they come with a leather steering wheel. Does anyone else have any experience of this and has anyone ever had success getting their car supplied with a non-leather version or do you turn a blind eye? Post Date: 10/15/16, Replies: 5
Survey help for a vegan e-store :) Hi all! Just wondering if anyone here can help me out with 5 - 10 mins of their time by completing a survey I'm doing. I'm hoping to open up an online store focusing on vegan fashion & beauty products and just trying to do a little market research. ** I'm from Melbourne, Aus and the store will only be delivering products within Australia (well, at this stage anyway :) ) Here is the link: https://goo.gl/forms/BCXzyMTDhERpPEet1 (done via Google forms). Thanks & have a happy week/weekend! Warm regards, Stacey Xo Post Date: 10/13/16, Replies: 0
CALLING COMMUNITY - Vegan Cookbook Guide I was searching around the internet a few months ago and couldn't find a really great updated list of Vegan Cookbooks. So I went and put it together myself - However, I need some help from the community to find other books that I have missed. If you know of any that really deserve to be on the list, let me know! TIA Successful contributors will be referenced! yourvegankitchen.com/ultimate-vegan-cookbook-guide/ Post Date: 10/12/16, Replies: 2
MacDonald Potato Chips-iffy I don't know about other countries, but in Australia, where I live, all the MacDonald Takeaway joints serve fried potato chips pre-treated with animal fat. Be on the look-out if you are a patron of this, otherwise, popular restaurant brand. Love Post Date: 10/04/16, Replies: 1
Unique Vegetarian Restaurant in Ontario,CA Hi! My boyfriend is celebrating his birthday and I want to surprise him by flying somewhere in Ontario where its good and unique (in terms of experience). You know any good restaurants please feel free to reply. Will appreciate it so much! Thank you! Post Date: 10/03/16, Replies: 0
Unique Vegetarian Restaurant in Ontario,CA Hi! My boyfriend is celebrating his birthday and I want to surprise him by flying somewhere in Ontario where its good and unique (in terms of experience). You know any good restaurants please feel free to reply. Will appreciate it so much! Thank you! Post Date: 10/03/16, Replies: 0
Vegan Newbie Hi all, I joined here because it seems to be the most active forum. I've only been vegan for about four months, but it's the best life change I've made. I feel physically and mentally healthier, and it feels great knowing that every meal I eat contributes to the mending of this world. I'm very lucky to live in a very vegan-friendly city and community as well, it's been a great influence for persuading others into becoming vegan as well. I hope to meet more people and gain a little more knowledge here! Post Date: 09/25/16, Replies: 3
Leafcard - Vegetarian & Vegan Dining Card Good Morning All, I just wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves. We are Leafcard a vegetarian & Vegan dining card & app across London in partnership with Meat Free Mondays & The Sustainable Restaurant Association. We have over 150 partner restaurants that cater for all types of plant-based diets from a range of cuisines and we want to make it easier to find great restaurants that can be trusted for great food! Leafcard works when spending £5 on anything at the table from drinks, sides & desserts you get your vegetarian/vegan main course free. It really is as simple as that! Leafcard has venues for sit down meals as well as quick lunchtime Grab & Gos such as Vital Ingredient, Hummus Bros & Crepe Affaire! Download our app on the App & play stores or go to www.leafcard.co.uk and use the Promo Code 'leaf16' to get your £10 Leafcard (or at the very least see some of the great places to eat!) All the best, The Leafcard Team! Post Date: 09/22/16, Replies: 0
Just Joined Hello everyone, I just joined today. Reason being is I need help with becoming more vegetarian. I say more because last time I just launched into being vegan and failed horribly. I was not prepared, so this time I want to go slow. What has brought this up is that, aside from meat being cruel, my body has seemingly decided that it does not like meat. I used to be a daily meat eater (I know, horrible,) but now just a bite makes me ill. Obviously I cannot continue with my current diet. So my main problem is that I hate most vegetables and tofu. I have issues with anemia (non serious, caused by folic acid deficiency) caused by my hatred of vegetables. I have tried, I really have, to get used to vegetables, but something about them my body rejects. So what are some things I could try that would fit my needs? Hate veggies and tofu, no food allergies, on a very tight budget. Thanks in advance. Post Date: 09/20/16, Replies: 3
Cruelty Free Shampoo/Body Wash After ten yrs of being vegetarian, I've decided to make the change to vegan! Household items & cosmetics being cruel free I don't have an issue with- I'm not picky; the whole switch has actually been easier than I thought it was going to be; especially with little support from my family. Anyway, I have color treated hair, so I do need a color treated shampoo that does not test on animals.. any suggestions? (I'm currently using Garnier Fructis which from my understanding, does test on animals) For body wash, my skin is insanely sensitive so switching body washes has me a bit worried. I'm currently using Vagisil Intimate Body Wash, so do you ladies know of any similar products that are cruel free? Again, like the shampoo I'm pretty sure they test on animals as well. Thanks in advance for the help, it's much appreciated! Tiffany Post Date: 09/18/16, Replies: 4
Coin-operated Veganism I spotted a "Green Rendezvous" vending machine last week at St Pancras Railway Station whilst waiting for the Eurostar train to Brussels. This machine was in the inner-waiting area for the train on the other side of check-in/customs. I must admit that I had already purchased sandwiches in the main terminus so did not use the machine but I was intrigued by the slogans of “Handmade, Organic. High Proteins, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Sustainable, Ecofriendly and Free Range.” I considered upgrading my existing lunch but didn’t quite fancy the sight of a salad in a jar. It just didn’t look that tempting – and how long had it been in the jar? And I wasn’t convinced that such a delivery method could really be called “Sustainable” or “Ecofriendly” using plastic jars to retail salad. During my 40 minutes waiting to board the train a lot of people strolled up to the machine, some even dug into their pockets for change. However, for one reason or another all walked away and the vending machine was not used once. On this basis I assume this business model is flawed. Has anybody else had experience of the Green Rendez-Vous? Post Date: 09/15/16, Replies: 0
I just joined. Hi everyone, I just joined here tonight, looks very interesting.Am just starting to go vegan, so have a lot to learn. I am 64 yrs old, better late than never! I live in Cambridge in beautiful New Zealand. Looking forward to learning as much as I can on here. Post Date: 09/12/16, Replies: 6
Vegan friendly destinations! Vegan festiva I love to organize reasonably-priced trips! I’ve traveled to 35 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, either alone or with small groups of travelers, and I handled all the planning and details. I’m overflowing with ideas for vegan travel. Please check out my web pages to learn about some of the exciting and endless possibilities for compassionate vegan traveling in small groups. My university degree is in geography, and I’ve held positions in the travel and tourism industry working for the Korean tourist office, a map and atlas publisher, Walt Disney Travel Company, and an Asian economic development organization. I’m a global citizen who is passionate about showing others a simple way of traveling. If you’re a new traveler, I’d love to show you how to travel confidently. If you’re an experienced traveler, then you can join our small groups to discover all the exciting new vegan places sprouting up around the world! vegjauntsandjourneys.com/ Post Date: 09/06/16, Replies: 0
Moral Mandate of Not Eating Animals Do you think that abstaining from eating meat (I am a vegan but will leave out milk and eggs here) is an objective moral truth, or do you think that it is a personal truth? (For example we can say that not killing humans for our appetites is an objective moral truth, whereas feeling called to become an artist is a personal truth) I know that for myself, I cannot physically eat flesh because to do so is a sin from a deep part within me. To hate non-meat eaters is to destroy the vegan ideal of compassion. Yet to be loose on a deep personal conviction by saying what will be will be in regards to others eating meat, is also in a sense to take away from your own convictions. So what do you think--is abstaining from meat an objective moral truth, or is it a personal path that people can choose to better themselves? Any thoughts welcome. Post Date: 09/06/16, Replies: 5
VegFest London 2016 Hi I am new to this forum and site. I am a vegetarian. I am considering becoming Vegan. I plan on becoming a volunteer at VegFest London 2016 on Saturday October 22nd and Sunday 23rd October. A great way to gain free entry and see the whole event. i look forward to discussions and learning from you all. Post Date: 09/01/16, Replies: 4
I'm new Hi. My name is Dom. A lifelong meat eater and a hater fruits and veggies. After seeing all the harm and destruction to the environment all the meat eating and producing does, I want to do my part for our environment and give up meat. I guess how do I go about it? Post Date: 08/27/16, Replies: 5
Took 30 Day Vegan Pledge Today Hi everyone Just thought I would share this moment. Today is my first day of my vegan pledge. I decided to take this step after joining Happy Cow yesterday and reading all the wonderful info here! Here goes! Post Date: 08/19/16, Replies: 4
Sprouts Farmers Market Plant-Based Sale! Hi, Veg*ns. I stopped by Sprouts tonight for a few items and ended up stocking up because they've got a great promotion going on right now... 35% off their stock of Silk, So Delicious, Earthbound Farm, Vega, and Whole Earth & Sea products through August 31st, 2016! This promotion was found in North Texas, and I hope it's nationwide. Go take advantage of you can. Post Date: 08/19/16, Replies: 0
Do NOT buy Bic, 3M, and Scotch! These companies all test on animals! And they are very common household products. For example, Bic pens and lighters, and 3M tape and bubble mailers. For pens, buy Pilot instead. They do not test on animals AND all of their products are free of animal ingredients, making them completely vegan! Pilot pens are very easy to find in stores, and they even make permanent markers, but I have never seen their markers in stores so you might have to order them online. Still better than Sharpies, because Sharpies have animal ingredients (animal derived pigment)! For tape, and bubble mailers and packing materials, I'm not completely sure, but I have found no evidence of Duck testing on animals. I am not positive if their stuff is all vegan, but at least its better than supporting 3M and Scotch, because 3M and Scotch test on animals! So unless someone has better info, I suggest Duck for mailers and tape. And glue! Gorilla Glue and Elmer's are both vegan! No animal testing or ingredients! The BAD: Bic 3M Scotch Sharpie The GOOD: Pilot Duck Gorilla Glue Elmer's Post Date: 08/18/16, Replies: 20

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