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  1. Nekodaiden

    The worry over the Vegan 'Image'

    The worry over the Vegan 'Image' I've recently come to realize that with the advent of Vegan going, at least to some extent, "mainstream", the numbers of people adopting the vegan diet/lifestyle growing fast, there is what might be perceived as an associated image problem, and a worry...
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    US Significant changes-split from"Why men are afraid of plant based meat"

    Take this as a perspective of a male who lived half his life in the USA, but lives abroad now. Over the course of the last 30 (I'm 46) years, I've watched, first from within, then from without, some significant changes in the country. This is a personal opinion from observation...
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    Non leather strop for straight razor shaving

    After switching relatively recently to a barber style shavette (straight razor with replaceable blades) I'm seriously considering switching to a proper straight blade razor for shaving and need suggestions for a strop that isn't leather. Don't want to spend a fortune on a vegan alternative...
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    Savory intentions transform into sweet delight

    The following is not a recipe I am suggesting. It tasted good, but the taste was totally not what I was after. It might be an interesting experiment though, if you like experimenting with food. Tonight I set out to make some savory barley snacks - from sprouted barley and some other...
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    Any raw vegans in the house?

    If you are, please share your experiences. I personally am not, but despite some of the more popular Vegan influencers who seem to be strongly against it, I consider myself an agnostic on the issue. One of the reasons I am open minded is that I see that some of the non-raw naysayers...
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    Whatcha up to?

    Be as general or specific as you like. At the moment I’m relaxing, drinking some beers, watching videos and doing some light cleaning. I periodically need to set some time aside and re-organize and clean, as I can tend to leave it. Now for my whole life I’ve relied on chemical cleaners...
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    Free offline alternative to cronometer-nut

    http://nut.sourceforge.net/ Just a note for new users. The default meals are set to 3/day. If you're used to cronometer, and just put foods in for the complete day's fair, set the meals to 1/day. This avoids tripling amounts when looking at nutrients. I just got this today and am still...
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    How vegan are you - 2

    There is a thread called “How vegan are you?” that asks this question given a certain situation. If asked given that situation I’d answer the same as I did there, possibly expounding on it since having learned some things. But essentially the answer would be the same for that context. This...
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    The alternative energy thread

    Post here if you are in any way into alternative energy! Bonus points for frugality - thousands of dollars worth of solar panels or a personal wind turbine don't count. :P Today I made my first solar oven out of - an old pizza box! Plus duct tape, clear plastic wrap, black spray paint for...
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    Commercial mock meats (veg extract protein based)

    Protein based Commercial mock meats (heavy on the extracted protein from plants such as soy or brown rice, often containing oils and very little to no whole food) Do you eat them? Do you find they help you stay Vegan? Most importantly, do they satisfy? My take… Before I went vegan, I did...
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    Stuck in the wilderness, how do you eat?

    This is a thought experiment and something I’ve wondered about since seeing the movie “Van Diemen’s Land”. If you are unfamiliar with the movie a good summary can be found here: It is based on the true story of convicts escape, struggle for survival and finally cannibalism. As Vegans, we...
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    Chlorine + b12 or coenzyme b12 = cyanide release.ack! does anyone de-chlorinate their water??

    I just read this: Abstract Results are presented that explore the possibility of organocyanide compounds in wastewater contributing to elevated cyanide levels in the chlorinated effluents of publicly owned treatment works. Four model compounds, acetonitrile, amygdalin, cyanocobalamin, and...
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    Suspected deficiency cleared up with b12 supplementation but –

    Before getting into my dilemma with the data, let me first say that just shy of a year being Vegan, (Octoberish 2017 when I first started from memory) with no appreciable screw ups or cheats during this time excepting the first month (after that, some bread that had egg in it, some rice...
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    Scheduling a blood test...what to look at?

    I’m considering getting a blood test done as I’m coming close to 1 year vegan. Some of the things I know to look for: - B12 levels. I have a supplement. I rarely take it. - A recent post has brought up arsenic in brown rice. I have looked and am fairly comfortable with Aussie brown rice, but...
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    So ...s? diet

    I've seen this mentioned a few times for better health/weight loss: The SOS free diet -or no Sugar, Oil, Salt. Ok, I understand about the refined sugar: 4 calories per gram, no vitamins and minerals, no help to you feeling full and feeding the good bacteria in the gut the fiber they need...
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    You're not a real vegan! / you're not vegan enough

    I thought these were both funny (video 1) and educational (video 2) I offer no comment except that I was impressed by both: Video 1: Video 2: Edit: Ack! Finger slip meant my title got sent before I was through typing it. Should be "You're not a real Vegan! / You're...
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    Anyone keep a food diary?

    Do you keep a food diary? Just wondering if anyone else does this. I keep a diary that I irregularly keep updated if I eat something and notice an effect later. This could be something good for me (like green veggie juice), or bad for me (like too much beer). Among my diary entries is...
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    Oh god...the breath...the breath of death...

    Today at work I had someone asking some questions about stuff we sell, and while I wouldn't say he was long winded, it sure seemed like it because I was standing at least 2 feet away from him while he spoke and the whole time I was struggling not to wrinkle my nose at the noxious fumes being...
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    Soy nutritious, but...

    As many vegans use soy products (myself included), I thought it might be helpful for the health conscious to include the following as an FYI: Take home message (for me, anyway): Traditional soy products are fine (soaked/cooked soybeans, tofu, tempeh), however, concentrated/isolated...
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    Have you ever tried eating something...unconventional, even for a vegan?

    Just curious what other people may have tried that doesn't fall into what's considered normal/tried and true/tested etc. Things I have tried or eat occasionally or regularly: The peels of bananas (semi regularly, I often have them in my shakes) *Avocado pit (tried in a shake, also...