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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: 12/01/16, 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: 11/30/16, Replies: 5
More similar to meat: Tofu or Tempeh Attenpting to use a stir-fried meat 'substitute' in a dish, but I'm torn between tofu and tempeh. Also if there any brands that taste more similar, that'd be helpful. If it helps, I'm stir-frying it with sauce on a pan. Thanks Post Date: 11/30/16, Replies: 3
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Manure free agriculture. How to make sure? I've been wandering, organic farming is preferable to conventional one for obvious health reasons. But organic farming often depends on animal manure to fertilize the soil, so the veggies are not so animal-cruelty free after all! How can one make sure this does not happen to ones food? Is there some kind of certificate for animal-free farming? Your help will be deeply appreciated! Post Date: 11/17/16, 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: 11/12/16, 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: 11/12/16, Replies: 6
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: 11/12/16, Replies: 8
Thanksgiving This year, Thanksgiving is being scheduled at my house. We are going to do a potluck style, but I feel awful that my family who will be coming over is not vegan, and they are bringing a turkey. At home, my husband, my daughter and I are vegans. I don't know how to handle this situation. It is very hard for me, even though my son is not a vegan who lives at home with me. Just seeing a dead animal at my house, at the table will be hard for me. Please any suggestions. Post Date: 11/12/16, Replies: 2
Birthday in Melbourne! Needing advices :) I have to be in Melbourne on my birthday and because it's only one night I don't want to risk it going to a bad place. I am vegan and I refused to eat a tasteless salad on my day, I would love a nice meal and a tasty piece of vegan cake :D (and a glass of course) . The best would be a place with good atmosphere, maybe some music or at least friendly staff to have a nice evening with my colleagues. Thank you so much in advance ! Post Date: 11/09/16, Replies: 1
Organic Garden Organic Farms Greetings thank you for reading this email. Does anyone have any information on Organic gardens and farms located in Georgia or any surroundings states or countries. Stay positive have a great day. Post Date: 11/03/16, Replies: 1
Plant-Based Diet Giveaway Hi guys, Just wanted to let you know that I have teamed up with Evita Ochel, a renowned health expert, to giveaway a 3 hour Plant-Based Diet course that full of actionable strategies to improve your overall health and well-being by eating a Whole Food diet. There are 5 to win, with a total value of $200. Be quick as the competition ends on the 6th November, 2016. Entry is easy, follow this link. yourvegankitchen.com/plant-based-diet-course-giveaway/ Post Date: 11/02/16, Replies: 0
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: 11/01/16, Replies: 7
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: 10/31/16, Replies: 2
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
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
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

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