VeganERA |OT| Eat your veggies

ShyMel

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Oct 31, 2017
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What do you folks think about when celebrities announce that they are vegan? I am always very sceptical about it since there are tons of examples where the story is just not true and only got pushed really hard by vegan new outlets and activity sites.

Of course there are the outliers like Joaquin Phoenix and Toby Maguire, who are most def. vegan and then some. But especially in the sports scene I am not so sure - like Djokovic still has his fish restaurant.
I definitely agree with your point that vegan sites will misinterpret or flat out lie, which just causes more confusion in our community which already has issues regarding information validity.
 

sgtnosboss

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I joined! I barely know how to use discord though, just added the app last week. I also never game PC lol so I am not sure how much ill be checking it
 

sgtnosboss

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What do you folks think about when celebrities announce that they are vegan? I am always very sceptical about it since there are tons of examples where the story is just not true and only got pushed really hard by vegan new outlets and activity sites.

Of course there are the outliers like Joaquin Phoenix and Toby Maguire, who are most def. vegan and then some. But especially in the sports scene I am not so sure - like Djokovic still has his fish restaurant.
More awareness is always good in my book, some people will literally go vegan just to be more like the celeb they like. Whether or not they are full vegan like you said is a different story.
 

FliXFantatier

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What do you folks think about when celebrities announce that they are vegan? I am always very sceptical about it since there are tons of examples where the story is just not true and only got pushed really hard by vegan new outlets and activity sites.

Of course there are the outliers like Joaquin Phoenix and Toby Maguire, who are most def. vegan and then some. But especially in the sports scene I am not so sure - like Djokovic still has his fish restaurant.
I honestly don’t care.
 
Feb 10, 2018
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Just had a greggs vegan steak bake, it was really good it tasted like meat, better in some ways.

I wish this thread was called "plant based era", I much prefer that term to "vegan", and I would not be surprised if using and encouraging "plant based" would actually result in better health for humans and less deaths of animals.
 

Mist

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Just had a greggs vegan steak bake, it was really good it tasted like meat, better in some ways.

I wish this thread was called "plant based era", I much prefer that term to "vegan", and I would not be surprised if using and encouraging "plant based" would actually result in better health for humans and less deaths of animals.
I tried their vegan sausage roll for the first time today, and it was pretty nice. I see what all the fuss is about now.
 
Feb 10, 2018
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I tried their vegan sausage roll for the first time today, and it was pretty nice. I see what all the fuss is about now.
Make me feel more happy that there are more comfort food options available now that I'm plant based, I won't be having them to often because they are not the healthiest but they are healthier then the meat versions.
 

MrT

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Oct 27, 2017
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Richmond and Tesco Plant Chef are top for me. For frozen ones I really like Linda McCartney Lincolnshire ones. Beyond Sausage is "ok" but at 2 for £5 they're just not good enough to justify the cost.
 

dean_rcg

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Oct 27, 2017
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Thanks, I've tried Beyond and aside from the ridiculous price they were a bit dry and bready, I'll give the others a go.
 

MrT

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Haha that’s what I like about the Richmond ones, but they’re way cheaper 🤤
 

derFeef

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I am really missing a good Hot-Dog. That one place that had almost perfect vegan dogs did close down... and every other one has soft sausages that just don't feel good to eat.
 

dean_rcg

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Just tried the Richmond meat-free sausages - amazing! Way better then Beyond Meat and way, way cheaper.

Thanks for the recommendation!
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I am really missing a good Hot-Dog. That one place that had almost perfect vegan dogs did close down... and every other one has soft sausages that just don't feel good to eat.
Are you in the UK? Moving Mountains just launched hot dogs in Sainsburys (Frozen section). They're bloody expensive, but I've had them in restaurants before and they were really, really good. (I was given one without knowing it was an MM product , only vegan, and thought they had accidentally given me a real frankfurter)
 

MrT

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Just tried the Richmond meat-free sausages - amazing! Way better then Beyond Meat and way, way cheaper.

Thanks for the recommendation!
Glad you like 'em. They make a great sasuage sandwich!

I am really missing a good Hot-Dog. That one place that had almost perfect vegan dogs did close down... and every other one has soft sausages that just don't feel good to eat.
If you can find them, Fry's Family hot dogs are pretty decent.
 

Mist

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I am really jealous. We have a veggie pattie, but its not vegan... its like... you are clearly producing both, why not just send us the vegan one.
Oh, we have the veggie patty too. They came out with a vegan one like a year ago? The meatless meatball marinara one is very new though. Like a month-ish new?
 

MrT

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Oct 27, 2017
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I had the meatless meatball marinara for lunch today. I love it! And they have vegan cheese at last! Had the vegan patty a few times when it came out but always felt it needed cheese so I stopped going, but now I'm there like once a week lol
 

Mist

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If they can figure out how to make a vegan cheesy garlic bread steak and cheese sub I'll just live in Subway's I guess.
 
Feb 10, 2018
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I had the meatless meatball marinara for lunch today. I love it! And they have vegan cheese at last! Had the vegan patty a few times when it came out but always felt it needed cheese so I stopped going, but now I'm there like once a week lol
I actually think there vegan cheese is better then there normal cheese (uk)
 

jonamok

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Oct 28, 2017
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Hello all. Just pointed here from the other thread. Been plant-based for three weeks now, and managing fine so far.

I’ll go back through this thread for all your top tips. :-)
 

nujabeans

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Dec 2, 2017
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I feel so spoiled here in London with all the vegan options, especially in Hackney where I am. Every week it seems there are new vegan “releases” at every single grocery chain.
 
Feb 10, 2018
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For UK people
Tried these today, they are mainly mushrooms and pea protein, they taste really meaty and nice.
The only negative is that they have added vegetable fat, however some may consider this a plus as it will improve the taste.

 

Mist

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I know this is just good ol' capitalism at work, but it put a smile on my face to see vegans being advertised to more like this. Kind of makes it feel like many more people are becoming vegans.



(Was having a browse of Sainsbury's website, and there was this banner staring at me).