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Thursday, April 1st, 2010
7:44 pm - I know we're not all vegetarians for the animals, but...

atumnnn
The pigs need more room!!! Please donate!!! Every little bit helps! Pigs Peace is looking for more land to do even more good! Donna has offered to shave her head if we can raise the $180,000 needed to buy more acreage next door, but I figure, we can probably let her off the hook on that one. Email dgonder@comcast.net for more details or to send in your check as a donation. We'll find out about online donations shortly. www.pigspeace.org if you're interested in learning more about the organization.

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Friday, December 11th, 2009
8:14 am - Vegetarian Dating

jamespaul301
I first need to give a shout out to elizaswain. I hate mushrooms too.

Now for my question. What is the best vegetarian dating site?

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
11:28 pm - Disney World!

elizaswain
I was in Disney World this summer and found that they are pretty good with the vegetarian options. The Sci-Fi Dine In Theater (in Hollywood Studios) has an awesome Seared Tofu with mango glaze, and there were veggie burgers available at the counter service type places. Overall, I think everywhere we ate, both in the parks and hotels, had a vegetarian choice. And not just a portabella mushroom!! (I appreciate the effort of the stores that do that, but I hate mushrooms!)

So, just wanted to share the good news. It's probably not news, but I was pleasantly surprised.

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
8:33 pm - WHY ON EARTH DO YOU CARE, WOMAN?

ninwin

I have an old fashioned grandmother. An old fashioned grandmother who believes in brisket and 50s dresses and girls wearing pink and stuff. She's also against vegetarianism, and my homeschool teacher. Can you see where this is going?

Almost every day randomly in the middle of a HISTORY lecture, she'll say "HUMANS ARE NOT VEGETARIANS. THEY SHOULD NOT BE VEGETARIANS." and then something about how animals are below us and crap which irritates the hell out of me. >_<

She keeps on trying to get me to quit, all "YOU GET SICK BECAUSE YOU ARE VEGETARIAN SO YOU SHOULD STOP" (chyeah, y'know, that meat, it totally makes your ammune system better) and when I said "I'll think about it" as a sarcastic dismissal, and then when I said "No, I don't want meat thanks" to her she was all "I THOUGHT YOU QUIT!" and I was like "no..O_O" and then she was all dark, angry fumes. She even said that if I was vegan that we (as in my family) would "disown" me (though I can't see how she can, she's only my grandmother. o_0)

gawwddd.

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Saturday, July 19th, 2008
5:30 pm - Hello!

sannose
Hi all! My name is Arianna i'm 16 and I have been a vegetarian for a little over a month now, but I havent been eating red meat for about a year now.  I'm just wondering how long some people here have been veggies and what are some things you guys eat day to day. My sister is a new vegan and had been a vegetarian for a couple years so I have to to help me out but I'd like to hear what you guys have to say too. 
Also, my parents are 0% supportive to both my sister and myself. I was wondering if any of your parents are like that and how you deal with it.  It would mean a lot if you guys could give me some advice on how to deal with it. 
Thanks so much!

-Arianna 

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11:04 am - Veg Travel

ohsonaked
Hello! Just starting a new community that I think some of you here may be interested in! It is called veg_travel

From the info page:

"This community is for people who like to eat veg and who also like to travel.

Post about your travels, specifically any vegetarian or vegan friendly restaurants you've enjoyed!

You may also post about veg restaurants in your home town, so that anybody traveling there will know about it!

Pictures welcome but not necessary."

Anyone and everyone is welcome to join!

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
9:41 pm

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if this is not allowed tell me and i'll remove it

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Saturday, June 14th, 2008
9:02 pm - Vegetarian parents are selfish?

mamainak
I just had discussion with my mother that ended up nasty.

We were just making lunch (vegetarian risotto) and then she started talking how I have to make a base for preparing vegetables and meat and fish. I said I don't care about fish and meat base because I don't intend on preparing it, since I'm vegetarian. She said that I'll have to learn, how will I be able to prepare food for my family?
I replied that I will prepare only vegetarian food for my kids and if my husband/partner wants to eat meat, he'll have to make it himself. My kids will not be forbidden to eat meat, I just won't prepare it in my home. Their father could make it for them, eat it in restaurants or they can buy it and prepare for themselves.

My mother was shocked and enraged by this statement. She said I'm a selfish person and that if I loved someone and wanted to make them happy I'd do that for them. She never liked some kinds of meat but she'd prepare it for her husband if he asked her too.

She said that by giving your child all kinds of food you give them choice to become what they want when they grow up.

Her: "When you were a kid I was making you food that you liked because I love you."
Me: "Then why you kept giving me meat when I cried I don't want to and don't like it?"

You see? Because in most cases we all have to eat what's on the table, right? Not really allowed to be picky.

Her: "What if I never made any vegetables for you and only meat?"
Me: "I don't think there are people in the world who's stands forbid them to eat veggies, or that veggies disgust them. Vegetarianism is specific way of life."
Her: "What if your husband loves peas and you like rice, will you only make rice and neglect him?"
Me: "Then he'll make it himself. But I doubt you can feel disgust and be against some other type of vegetable as you can be for meat."
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more discussion and ramblingsCollapse )

Ok, this is becoming more of a rant, sorry.

Stay strong, fresh and green! :D

current mood: grumpy

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Friday, April 25th, 2008
12:03 pm

ethereal87
Hello all.

I am new to this comm. I'm 21 female, australian and have been vego my whole life (my whole immediate family is and I was raised that way). I just wanted to ask the health conscious in this community if they would mind perhaps posting what they ate in a typical day. I have struggled previously with eating disorders and although I have recovered I know that how I eat, although completely vegetarian, is far from normal. I guess I eat similar things each day and am most comfortable eating things I am used to. When I got to work if I take lunch it will typically be a boring sandwich or something. I don't think my eating is too bad compared with most people and I don't eat a lot of junk. I just need more ideas of potential foods I could eat, particularly during the day eg. snacks and lunch. Any ideas or advice would be much appreciated. I was considering going to a dietician although I'm not sure how helpful that would be.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
10:45 pm

ladysaw731
Hello

=)

I've been a vegetarian for about 8 months and I've never been able to get a satisfactory answer to this question:

Are we vegetarians allowed to eat gelatin (which is made out of animal bones)?

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Monday, April 14th, 2008
8:21 pm - Wedding Cake

torasama
I'm an ovo-lacto vegetarian.

What should I be looking out for in my wedding cake?

current mood: curious

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Monday, January 7th, 2008
9:49 am - Quorn

elizaswain
Just a quick question - does anyone else here have stomach pains after eating Quorn? The last few times I've eaten it, I have gotten really sharp stomach pains, and I think I might be allergic to their "mycoprotein". I've never had a problem with mushrooms - not that I've eaten them much - and they say that's what mycoprotein is a relative of. I'm really bummed because I love the taste of Quorn. I've never had a problem with Morningstar Farms chik'n patties, or any of the other ingredients in Quorn like onions, eggs, milk, etc. - so that's why I'm guessing it's mycoprotein.

Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks so much!

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Monday, July 23rd, 2007
1:52 pm - Lost in the Supermarket

katesterx
Hey, Soft Skull Press (publisher of Please Feed Me: a Vegan Punk Cookbook and Animal Rights & Pornography, among others...) is putting out an Indie Rock Cookbook in the fall (late November) titled "Lost in the Supermarket"!

It is not an entirely vegan cookbook, as Please Feed Me was, but it is largely vegetarian and bands such as Fugazi, Belle and Sebastian, Japanther, Animal Collective, Pretty Girls Make Graves, the Mountain Goats, Sonic Youth, and others have contributed.

I'm excited about it and I wanted to get the word out about it.
Soft Skull's site has more info about it at:
http://softskull.com/detailedbook.php?isbn=1-933368-89-6

<3kate

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Monday, July 16th, 2007
12:10 am

clarabella_h
Hi, just a quick question for you guys. Im in the UK (cause i know that makes a difference sometimes!) Does anyone know which (if any) Ben And Jerrys ice-cream is ok for veggies or not?

Anyonw knows? Or can anyone direct me to somewhere that helps? I checked out their website, but it not much help :(

Thanks in advance!

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Sunday, May 20th, 2007
11:04 am

clarabella_h
Yay!! See what people power can do??

Click me for good news!!!

(Apologies to the vegans,but i know some veggies read these communities too :) )

x-posted

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Thursday, May 17th, 2007
1:10 pm - Helps??

clarabella_h
Ok, im confuzzled. I thought that whey powder was made using animal somethings.....but the packet of nuts that i have sat in my bag has it in, despite being labelled as vegetarian.

Can anyone advise as me on whey at all?? I obviously want to eat them, and bought them because they were labelled as veggie, but if the whey is made from a poor little cow.... Then i dont want them! I have recently been checking my food more carefully, and would be interested in any advice peoples have for me!!

Thankies in advance

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
7:37 pm

spritezero
here's the deal, i LOVE helping out in the kitchen, but am sick and tired of sitting back and watching the pros. i would really like to start cooking delicious meals for my family and friends, but have never taken the kitchen on by myself. does anyone know of excellent cookbooks that could help me out? they don't have to be strictly for vegetarians, as i am the only veggie in my entire family, but it would be nice to have a few on my shelf.

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Saturday, April 21st, 2007
2:29 pm

clarabella_h
First of all, thanks for the response to my post the other day...its too hard trying to reply to all the comments, so i thought i would post again!

Secondly, apologies if this caused offence to anyone, it certainly was not my intention to.

Of course, if someone eats fish, and not any other meats, like was mentioned in the comments, then of course i support it. It is of course more ethical, and there are certainly more animals not being eaten beacuse of it. Anything that stops an animal from being eaten has my support.

My point was with the vegetarians that call themselves such even though they eat fish. There is a term for people with a 'mostly vegetarian' diet, that eat fish, and that is of course 'Pescatarian'.

Now, i do understand that the word pescatarian is not widely used, but surely that should be more of an incentive to use it? We all know that there are still some people in the world today that need a little educating, especially when it comes to vegetarianism/veganism.

My sister-in-law, although naturally less intellegent than the rest of human kind, was the 'inspiration' for my post. (If you met her, you would understand!! *facedesk*)

She eats all fish, (and although pretends she doesnt - eats sweets/candies with geletine in too.) Now, i am aware that the geletine thing is a completely different subject, but it got me to thinking. She tells everyone around her (Including her poor veggie boyfriend, who had a bit of a shock at this!), that she is a strict vegetarian.

SStory is: She went to a restaurant with her new fella the other day, and after telling the waiting staff that she was this 'strict veggie', (and making a *really* big deal out of it) ordered crab sticks and salmon.

WTF???

How are we supposed to educate people on being vegetarian if we have people like these (like i said - she is *quite* stupid) going into places like this and confusing the hell out of people who are not in day to day contact with veggies? And back to my pescatarian point again. Its all about trying to educate people!

I certainly dont want to cause any offence in this (or my other) post, but i felt i had to clarify my point slightly.

Again, apologies for any offense caused by my last post.

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Friday, April 20th, 2007
4:20 pm - This just appeared in my inbox...

clarabella_h
This might settle a few things for the 'pretend' veggies out there.

Check out this link. :D


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Saturday, November 11th, 2006
10:24 am - Wellness Community

wellnessmessage
I created a place for those with a thirst for wellness and a compassion for all life. It is called the

Life Dynamix Wellness Community


Here you can meet others with similar interests, spread your message of wellness, and have your health questions answered by one of our wellness experts. These services are at no cost to you - this is our way of saying thanks for making Life Dynamix part of your world :)



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I will be added to your friends network automatically. I hope to see you there :)

To Magic & Possibilities!

STEVEN

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