VeganERA |OT| Eat your veggies

Boddy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Currently I'm in between vegan and vegetarian, also because I was with my gf, who is vegetarian.

Eating most vegan with some vegetarian works best for me right now.
Also I seem to have harder time balancing my diat if I skip everything that contains milk or egg.
 

FliXFantatier

Master of the Reality Stone
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Oct 25, 2017
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Los Angeles
So far it's been a lot easier than I expected. Ice cream is my weakness and I've never really found a non-dairy replacement that I liked... until I tried the Haagen Dazs Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Non-Dairy. Hoooooo boy, that hits the spot.
I love coconut ice-cream, also the vegan ben and jerries are imho indistinguishable from their regular ice cream.

Also welcome!

Currently I'm in between vegan and vegetarian, also because I was with my gf, who is vegetarian.

Eating most vegan with some vegetarian works best for me right now.
Also I seem to have harder time balancing my diat if I skip everything that contains milk or egg.
We are not dogmatic around here. 😊
I consider myself strict vegetarian and for the most part vegan. Pretty much everything we cook and eat at home is vegan, but on the road it's not always easy.

Welcome to the thread.
 

derFeef

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Oct 26, 2017
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Austria
Fuck me, fuck bureaucrats, fuck everything. I'm trying to set up a vegan food tent for the summer and these motherfuckers aren't budging even an inch. The marketplace is "full" (even though it's fucking empty space for over half of it) and the city isn't giving permits to set up anything anywhere else. Well fuck you all then, I'm just gonna live as society's parasite. Fuck fuck fuck fuck

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I'm so frustrated. I think I'm gonna go buy some booze and drink myself silly. I can't deal with this shit right now.
How are you holding up? Any news on the issue?
 

Boddy

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Oct 25, 2017
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We are not dogmatic around here. 😊
I consider myself strict vegetarian and for the most part vegan. Pretty much everything we cook and eat at home is vegan, but on the road it's not always easy.

Welcome to the thread.
I already posted here a while a go.
Anyway, I'm also 100% vegetarian with a strong leaning towards vegan food.
Well, at least when I'm buying food for myself. When eating with friends and/or familiy, I don't it to make too complicated for them.
It still has to be vegetarian of course, but that's a lot easier to come by then vegan food most of the time.
 
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dude

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'd say I'm 90% Vegan, but when I'm abroad or on the road and getting a decent meal is harder, I might dip into vegetarianism. IMO, being 100% Vegan is something to always aspire to, but as much as you can do, as long as you're trying, is better than nothing.
 

derFeef

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Oct 26, 2017
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Sometimes I ask myself if I would still like the "taste" of meat.
But the smell of todays bbq and smoking event at my company teached me that I am actually disgusted by it. Phew...
Am I a snob that I don't like to eat veggies I know are made on the same grill that also serves for meat? And am I a snob because I don't like do be around people that shove huge chunks of meat into their mouths?
 

MrT

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Oct 27, 2017
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Sometimes I ask myself if I would still like the "taste" of meat.
But the smell of todays bbq and smoking event at my company teached me that I am actually disgusted by it. Phew...
Am I a snob that I don't like to eat veggies I know are made on the same grill that also serves for meat? And am I a snob because I don't like do be around people that shove huge chunks of meat into their mouths?
Not gonna lie, I still like the smell of bacon. Other meats cooking, not so much. I have to walk past a few pubs and burger places on my way to the bus stop after work, and the smell of burgers cooking turns my stomach.

I'm not too bothered by "cross-contamination" - as long as the stuff isn't all touching each other on the grill and the veggie stuff is to one side I'm ok with it. In Scotland most of the chippies use beef dripping in their fryers - I won't have anything that's been cooked in that because I see that as funding and using an animal product, plus my food will be saturated with beef dripping. Other chippies will use vegetable oil, but will usually fry meat and veg things in the same oil. I'm ok with that because I've not contributed towards any animal products in that case.

But no, I don't think you're a snob for anything you've said. Different people have different levels of what they find acceptable. Some people won't consume products that say "may contain traces of milk" etc, but as long as milk is not a listed ingredient I don't mind (eg oreos). I'm not allergic to meat/dairy and I certainly don't want to consume it, but I take a kind of practical approach of as long as I've not paid for animal products and am not directly consuming them, I'm generally ok with it.
 

Hypron

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Oct 27, 2017
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NZ
Yeah there are a couple of meat smells and appearances that I don't mind, like bacon and steak. Some other more smelly meats, and some other meats that look closer to actual flesh make me retch at this point though. Like, when I come back home and my flatmate has left on the counter a dirty plate full of half eaten chicken legs with all the muscle, fat, and ligaments showing I legit want to throw up.
 

Karish

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Oct 25, 2017
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Is there a consensus best vegan cheese? Like something similar to Impossible Burger where it's just so freaking undeniably / unbelievably good?
 

Idolvo

The Fallen
Jan 25, 2018
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Is there a consensus best vegan cheese? Like something similar to Impossible Burger where it's just so freaking undeniably / unbelievably good?
I can't find them but people online keep saying how great the Follow Your Heart is.

Violife is my personal favorite up until now.
 

ShyMel

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Oct 31, 2017
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I like the Field Roast Chao Cheeses, but I am okay with most vegan cheeses now when they are on a pizza.
 

slutbomb

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Oct 29, 2017
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detroit
The Follow Your Heart American slices are indistinguishable from "real" American cheese to my omnivorous partner. A convincing copy of a copy of cheese. Great for burgers and grilled cheese.

Violife has a hard grateable parmesan I've used on spaghetti and popcorn with good results. They also make a feta which has some interesting goat cheese funkiness. I want to try breading and deep-frying sticks of it.

Used to get the Treeline cream cheese which is great but I'm trying to avoid almonds lately. The Miyoko's semi-soft chive is cashew-based and pretty good. Maybe a little too tangy from the lemon juice. Their garlic herb variety has an overpowering rosemary flavor though. Had to throw that one away.

The Daiya farmhouse blocks of smoked gouda are good for snacking, but smoked cheese seems like an easy one to get right.
 
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MrT

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Oct 27, 2017
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I've found the best cheeses are the "artisan" ones you can't really get in supermarkets. I've had some amazing brie, blue cheeese, monterey jack style ones etc that you'd never tell the difference. Sadly they're not only less available but generally really expensive too, so I usually just buy Sheese as they're readily available here in the UK and have a huge range of flavours (Tesco, Sainsburys etc "free from" cheese are made by Sheese and rebranded). I tried Daiya once and really wasn't impressed, far too expensive for a below average effort.
 
Feb 10, 2018
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I'm looking to eat less meat, But I still want to eat quite high protein
The most protein dense vegan foods

Are beans, pulses, tofu?

Also I'm not really into fresh veg because I like quick meal preps, so I'm going to sticked to frozen + tinned veg, fresh potato's, fresh tomatoes + cucumbers.
 

sgtnosboss

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Nov 9, 2017
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I'm looking to eat less meat, But I still want to eat quite high protein
The most protein dense vegan foods

Are beans, pulses, tofu?

Also I'm not really into fresh veg because I like quick meal preps, so I'm going to sticked to frozen + tinned veg, fresh potato's, fresh tomatoes + cucumbers.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/protein-for-vegans-vegetarians#section17

There is also some guy on youtube that is a body builder vegan... I wish I could remember his name, but I am sure his recipe ideas are meant for people trying to build muscle.

edit: I found him. Also quickly googling and there appear to be a ton of vloggers now on youtube for this. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpyhJZhJQWKDdJCR07jPY-Q
 
Feb 10, 2018
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Seitan and tempeh are also options.
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/protein-for-vegans-vegetarians#section17

There is also some guy on youtube that is a body builder vegan... I wish I could remember his name, but I am sure his recipe ideas are meant for people trying to build muscle.

edit: I found him. Also quickly googling and there appear to be a ton of vloggers now on youtube for this. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpyhJZhJQWKDdJCR07jPY-Q
Thank you 😊