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Re: Vegetarians/Vegans

Post by olive » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:19 pm

I guess its a nice way to respect animals and become vegan. If I had more money, I would become vegan. I guess going to a restaurant would be hard if you are a vegan..
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Re: Vegetarians/Vegans

Post by Angie V » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:29 pm

disestablishment wrote:I am pretty fucking broke and i'm vegan, the idea that veganism is automatically expensive is a myth.
I spend less money on food now than I did when I was an omnivore. From time to time I'll treat myself to something more pricey like rice milk chocolate bars but that's not very often.
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Post by justanotherhater » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:42 am

I need help. I bought a bag of pita chips and I really want to try a new dip (not hummus, guacamole, salsa etc)
I've always loved roasted red peppers and walnut dip (if you haven't tried it, you have to) but I want to branch out and make something new. Do you guys have any favorites? I

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Re: Vegetarians/Vegans

Post by farnearer » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:54 am

justanotherhater wrote:I need help. I bought a bag of pita chips and I really want to try a new dip (not hummus, guacamole, salsa etc)
I've always loved roasted red peppers and walnut dip (if you haven't tried it, you have to) but I want to branch out and make something new. Do you guys have any favorites? I
babaghanoush! it's delicious.
do you make your own dips? if not, then if you live in the UK the g'nosh brand is really good!

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Post by justanotherhater » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:16 am

farnearer wrote:
justanotherhater wrote:I need help. I bought a bag of pita chips and I really want to try a new dip (not hummus, guacamole, salsa etc)
I've always loved roasted red peppers and walnut dip (if you haven't tried it, you have to) but I want to branch out and make something new. Do you guys have any favorites? I
babaghanoush! it's delicious.
do you make your own dips? if not, then if you live in the UK the g'nosh brand is really good!
Thank you so much. I love babaghanoush, it would go great with pita chips. Can't believe I didn't even think of it as I've had half an eggplant laying in the fridge from a sandwich I made earlier in the day.
I mostly make my own dip! Most store bought dips have so little dip for the price. I can buy a whole large eggplant for $1 and make a whole lot of dip.

Speaking of the sandwich I made, I saw this recipe and I nearly died. I made it (with and without vegan cheese) and it was so delicious. http://www.yummly.com/blog/2012/09/oven ... -sandwich/

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Re: Vegetarians/Vegans

Post by canaduh » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:42 am

Is anyone here an organic vegan? I'm currently vegetarian and I really can't stand pesticides and gmo's so It'd be nice to hear there story.

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Post by Lumi » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:19 pm

I avoid pesticides as much as I can, but in the end it all comes down to the grocery store's selection and my budget. Rice, beans and the like I always buy organic, veggies either local or organic, fruit I eat with peel organic and fruit I peel non-organic. Berries I either pick from the forest or grow myself.

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Re: Vegetarians/Vegans

Post by MoonlightDreams » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:26 pm

I've been vegetarian for at least 5 months. I feel so much better physically and mentally. :D Like I'm doing something that goes with me and makes me feel good. I'm 16 years old and my family is still against my diet, so it has always been a little bit difficult for me, but I try my best to get the right alimentation for my body. But sometimes it's kinda hard, because they eat meat like Everyday or almost everyday, and Somedays I really don't know what to eat. I don't have much money to spend on my own food. Any cheap ideas? Thank you very much :D <3
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Post by LaLaLaLaHateYou » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:00 pm

I buy a lot of my stuff from Costco, lol. I buy the huge tubs of salad (I love my salad), quinoa and rice, pasta, veggies and fruit (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries!!), and rice milk. Oh, I also get some vegan granola there which I often put into rice milk as a cereal, lol. I try to eat clean as much as I can, so I really limit my "processed food" (garbage) intake. It's fairly inexpensive if others are eating as well, so maybe you could encourage your family this way? They'd be saving money, ha ha!

I really like my salads; I think they are really cheap and add a lot of nutrients into my diet (given that you have a variety of different food in it).

I'm not sure if this is helping, but I think it is just important that you keep variety in your diet -- grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes. You don't need to eat all at once for your body to make it into protein, but it is a concern if you find yourself not knowing what to eat.

Sandwiches are a really great way too~ I'd suggest looking up the PPK's website. They have a lot of great recipes (hopefully, on the cheaper side) to make.

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Re: Vegetarians/Vegans

Post by MoonlightDreams » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:34 pm

LaLaLaLaHateYou wrote:I buy a lot of my stuff from Costco, lol. I buy the huge tubs of salad (I love my salad), quinoa and rice, pasta, veggies and fruit (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries!!), and rice milk. Oh, I also get some vegan granola there which I often put into rice milk as a cereal, lol. I try to eat clean as much as I can, so I really limit my "processed food" (garbage) intake. It's fairly inexpensive if others are eating as well, so maybe you could encourage your family this way? They'd be saving money, ha ha!

I really like my salads; I think they are really cheap and add a lot of nutrients into my diet (given that you have a variety of different food in it).

I'm not sure if this is helping, but I think it is just important that you keep variety in your diet -- grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes. You don't need to eat all at once for your body to make it into protein, but it is a concern if you find yourself not knowing what to eat.

Sandwiches are a really great way too~ I'd suggest looking up the PPK's website. They have a lot of great recipes (hopefully, on the cheaper side) to make.


Thank you very much!! I have never tried Quinoa, it isn't very popular in here! But I will look for it! I eat rice very often, and I do eat fruits and veggies everyday, I really enjoy almond milk :love2: Lol Once I tried to make soy creppes for all my family and noboby even try them. Had to eat them all by myself xD What do yo put in your salad's? I usually just lettuce, carrtos, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, onion. Sometimes I add some mannies. Or when I go to "Fresh Salad's" there's lot more variety. You gave me some great ideas. Thanks again!!! :) <3
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Post by LaLaLaLaHateYou » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:32 pm

I try to add a lot of variety to my salads. As I've mentioned, quinoa; other times I'd all some of the spiral noodles or wild rice (just to get in some carbs). Some staples that I add into my salad have to be carrots, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes. I really love adding snap peas (sliced) and garbanzo beans (other beans are good too, but those are my favorite, ha ha).

OH! and nutritional yeast!! I love adding that stuff now. At first, it was sort of weird to be thinking that I'm adding yeast to my salads, but it is really delicious. It gives sort of a "cheesy" flavor. It is also a really great way to get B12 into your diet. :)

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Post by MoonlightDreams » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:35 pm

LaLaLaLaHateYou wrote:I try to add a lot of variety to my salads. As I've mentioned, quinoa; other times I'd all some of the spiral noodles or wild rice (just to get in some carbs). Some staples that I add into my salad have to be carrots, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes. I really love adding snap peas (sliced) and garbanzo beans (other beans are good too, but those are my favorite, ha ha).

OH! and nutritional yeast!! I love adding that stuff now. At first, it was sort of weird to be thinking that I'm adding yeast to my salads, but it is really delicious. It gives sort of a "cheesy" flavor. It is also a really great way to get B12 into your diet. :)
Oh! That sounds really good. I have never tried nutritional yeast, I will, sometimes I get concerned about B12. And Quinoa is definetaly a must! Thank you very much for everything! :love2: :)
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Post by fondueofyou » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:32 pm

I'm sorry, I haven't read all the pages but I've read more of the recent ones and I don't know if this has been answered, but as vegetarians (not vegans), do you guys eat eggs?

I was thinking of signing up for Tone It Up and wonder if their vegetarian meal plan contains eggs or not.

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Post by mookieloo » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:42 pm

I do! I drink milk and eat dairy products, too.

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Re: Vegetarians/Vegans

Post by VolcomCherry » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:27 pm

Hi guys =) I'm pescatarian. I just don't eat seafood everyday like most. Only once a fortnight or once a month =)

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Post by sleep84 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:32 am

fondueofyou wrote:I'm sorry, I haven't read all the pages but I've read more of the recent ones and I don't know if this has been answered, but as vegetarians (not vegans), do you guys eat eggs?

I was thinking of signing up for Tone It Up and wonder if their vegetarian meal plan contains eggs or not.
Vegetarians (with no other labels) usually are lacto-ovo, those who don't eat the actual animal (meat, fish, seafood.. anything that was the actual animal). Also those rare things in between (unhatched chicken embryo, balut, balot something like that).
They (well...we :D ) also abstain from cheeses with animal rennet and candies, gummy thingies made with animal gelatin.

Vegans avoid anything that involves the work/exploitation of animals or that comes from a process (like eggs) that involves killing them.

There are many kinds of middle grounds. Pescetarians, Lacto-ovo vegetarians, Ovo-vegetarians, lacto-vegetarians.

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Post by sleep84 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:42 am

disestablishment wrote:
sleep84 wrote:
Vegans avoid anything that involves animals
Fixed it. :)
Yes, I guess it's clearer like that! I meant that when I said "work" of the animal. Like..even laying eggs is the work of the animal. :D

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Post by justanotherhater » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:09 am

Can you guys please share your favorite recipes? I love cooking but I get in a rut sometimes cooking the same things out of convenience. I eat imitation dairy, which I'm trying to cut out now so I'm starting to rethink most of the recipes I used to make.

So do you guys have any vegan/vegetarian favorite recipes that you would like to share with me, please? :D I'm completely vegan in terms of food, but I feel like most vegetarian recipes can be made vegan easily, so feel free to share those as well.

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Post by justanotherhater » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:11 am

disestablishment wrote:By imitation dairy, do you mean vegan cheese or even non-dairy milks? There's nothing wrong with either, but I really hope you aren't trying to cut out non-dairy milk.

http://www.theppk.com/recipes
I mean more like cheeses. No, I always have almond milk and sometimes vegan yoghurt but I found myself eating A LOT of vegan cheese. I would top everything with some vegan cheese!

I've gained at least 5-10lbs from some medication I was on so I'm trying to cut out calories.

and thanks for the website. I have never seen it before. Do you have specific recipe you would recommend? I'm not picky.

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Post by Lumi » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:43 am

disestablishment wrote:I really hope you aren't trying to cut out non-dairy milk.
Why?

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Post by Lumi » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:31 pm

disestablishment wrote:Because there's no reason to. What would you use in its place, that's vegan, anyway?
Your original post gave me the impression that you think it would be unwise to stop consuming vegan milk alternatives, and I'm simply curious to know why because I don't think there is anything even remotely healthy in dairy or its vegan counterparts and I don't see any reason to include either in my own diet.

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Post by Diva. » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:16 am

I have a lot of respect for vegans and vegetarians because it must take a lot of discipline (or so I think, mostly because I'm a HUGE meat lover) but I would never be one I think. In my opinion it's just a part of life; animals eat animals.

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Post by Decayedbeauty » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:29 pm

Diva. wrote:I have a lot of respect for vegans and vegetarians because it must take a lot of discipline (or so I think, mostly because I'm a HUGE meat lover) but I would never be one I think. In my opinion it's just a part of life; animals eat animals.
Okay? No one is asking you to be vegan or vegetarian, in fact I'm pretty sure most people on this thread ate meat at some point in their lives and thought they'd never stop either. Yes animals eat other animals, but lions don't pin up zebras in factories and inject them with hormones and hand rape them to make more zebras to eat. Js...

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Post by mookieloo » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:34 pm

Diva. wrote:I have a lot of respect for vegans and vegetarians because it must take a lot of discipline (or so I think, mostly because I'm a HUGE meat lover) but I would never be one I think. In my opinion it's just a part of life; animals eat animals.
Your opinion on this matter is valuable to us. Please, tell me more about how you feel about diets different from your own.

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Re: Vegetarians/Vegans

Post by Evolve » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:47 am

I've been vegan for five years and have only just found this thread because I wouldn't call what I do on the daily "healthy" per se. More like...delicious. I'm interested in adopting more techniques of this health thing people are going on about.

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