Recent content by Forest Nymph

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    Why isn't everyone vegan?

    I have something to add to this a year later. I belong to another forum totally crawling with the worst kinds of paranoid conservatives. They'll deny science and have to have studies crammed down their throats to possibly accept meat is not sustainable (but they still might claim it's Big...
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    What did you eat for dinner today?

    I went to the farmer's market today and returned with a bounty! I cooked spinach, carrot tops, fresh torn basil, a half pound of mushrooms and zucchini in just a touch of water, a drizzle of tamari, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. I also roasted potatoes, carrots and onions in the lightest...
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    India Knight in the Sunday Times on processed vegan food

    Seriously I feel like people like this can go **** themselves. The Standard American Diet is so unhealthy that it's a ******* joke to run an article against vegan processed foods. It's a form of pretentious scare mongering unless you switched to veganism to address cancer or type two diabetes...
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    India Knight in the Sunday Times on processed vegan food

    Seriously I feel like people like this can go **** themselves. The Standard American Diet is so unhealthy that it's a ******* joke to run an article against vegan processed foods. It's a form of pretentious scare mongering unless you switched to veganism to address cancer or type two diabetes...
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    Natural Or Dry Wines

    Hey @Lou thank you for the awesome book recommendation! I'm also glad you could find someone knowledgeable at TJs. We don't have them here, but honestly, I think I have quite a wide variety of sulfite free wines here, which are also vegan. My water concerns are a bit assuaged too if I'm sourcing...
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    Vegan Failure

    My guess, as usual, is that you didn't eat enough calories. I don't mean to hate on anyone, but when I see New Vegans with skimpy or overly restrictive diets, I have concerns. When I first went vegan for a few weeks I craved potato chips. So I ate them, because I was a younger adult maybe than...
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    Natural Or Dry Wines

    I saw one in the store today (I didn't buy it or any other but took mental note) that's from around here that said no fining, no sulphites, etc for surprisingly under twenty dollars. I saw another online specifically advertising itself as natural terroir and was more like thirty a bottle. I was...
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    Natural Or Dry Wines

    Something I've become very aware of in recent months is the environmental devastation done by monocrops of artificially irrigated wineries in the Napa Valley. In the process of reading about this, I stumbled upon the concept of natural wines and "dry wineries." Natural wines would always be...
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    Mississippi is forbidding grocery stores from calling veggie burgers “veggie burgers”

    In the early Medieval period the word meat just meant whatever you had as a meal, things you ate rather than just drinking. Also mince meat pie in some capacities is just fruits and nuts and spices, no animal flesh (though I do think there's a version with bone broth that's still not chunks of...
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    Mississippi is forbidding grocery stores from calling veggie burgers “veggie burgers”

    It's actually quite sinister and not as naive or ignorant as one might originally presume. There's the idea that someone might buy something by mistake. As there are certain grocery stores that mix it all up. While I don't mind soy milk being next to cows milk, honestly it bothers me if vegan...
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    Men's Health Magazine Redeemed. HM says tofu is good for you.

    I've had Hodo soy products they're pretty tasty, at least the flavored concoctions. At VegFest in SoCal a couple of years ago. That's great that Men's Health made a point of publishing this article. It's a step!
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    Fish replacement foods are next...

    I'm reading Totem Salmon for my first grad school class and in one chapter Freeman House described working in his 30s on a commercial fishing boat. He describes the work as disconnected from nature despite being outdoors in the ocean because it's so capitalist and factory like in terms of...
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    Fish replacement foods are next...

    1) are you getting enough omega 3 fatty acids? Have you considered taking algal oil supplements to see if that makes the cravings go away? 2) Jackfruit with dulse in a cold recipe might satisfy the taste cravings better than Gardein if you miss sushi specifically
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    Murder free milk is a myth?

    Yes. They mostly made cheese, but also made things with herbs and flowers, like syrups and teas. The babies were kept near the mothers for contact, in an open pen that allowed them to see and partly touch each other, but could not nurse. They were bottle fed. The older kids had a separate pen...
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    What did you have for lunch?

    That's great that you eat nuts and beans. Some people blend green leafy vegetables into sauces or smoothies if they don't like the taste. Good luck!