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#1 Old 12-15-2005, 01:01 PM
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This is the companion to the "Anyone Want To Go Vegan For A Month?" thread. I'm volunteering to sponsor the Goin' Veg Club in January 2006.



We've had several newcomers lately express their desire to go vegetarian... outsider is one, and anything_animal is another, there may be more. Do we have any others? Join us! You can do it for a week, a month, a year, a lifetime!



And if someone wants a mentor to PM or email, I'll volunteer to do that, too.



(I'm walking out the door to San Antonio, and won't be back til late tomorrow, so I won't be around to see if we have any other takers for a little while.)
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#2 Old 12-15-2005, 04:50 PM
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Can people who are already veg join for support?
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#3 Old 12-16-2005, 09:34 AM
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Is this a club for going vegan too? I am a veggie, but I want to go vegan.



Thanks!
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#4 Old 12-16-2005, 12:28 PM
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There's another thread about going vegan for a month to try it out. It sounds really interesting, Paisleygirl!



I'd also like to join for support, if possible.
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#5 Old 12-16-2005, 02:46 PM
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Don't everyone post at once, now...



Do we really have that few people who are not yet vegetarian but would like to try it?
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#6 Old 12-19-2005, 12:48 PM
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I'm bumping this thread because I think it's such a good idea.



It would be so cool to have omnis becoming vegetarian while a parallel thread is helping vegetarians become vegan.



Ok omnis, sign up now. Don't say later that VB never tried to help you.
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#7 Old 12-19-2005, 12:54 PM
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Why, thank you, goatee.
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#8 Old 12-19-2005, 06:13 PM
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going vegan for a month



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#9 Old 12-21-2005, 12:05 AM
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Mainly posting here to bump this thread again - I'm already vegan but think this is a great idea!
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#10 Old 12-21-2005, 12:41 PM
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Lol, now if only we could convince some omnis of how great an idea this is.
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#11 Old 12-21-2005, 12:43 PM
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Sadly, it seems that the Goin' Veg Club is not meant to be popular.
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#12 Old 12-21-2005, 03:23 PM
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Well, it was a wonderful idea!
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Well, it was a wonderful idea!



Don't give up hope -- there are still 9 days till January. When is the deadline to sign up, Tesseract?
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#14 Old 12-22-2005, 12:35 PM
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Admissions are on a rolling basis, so there is no deadline! I think anything_animal is a de facto member even though she hasn't posted here.
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#15 Old 12-22-2005, 07:39 PM
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I would be happy to join because I was planning on "quitting" meat altogether on the first of January anyways. I rarely eat it anyways but I'm ready now to eliminate it altogether. Has anyone else joined yet??
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You're our first official member! Man, we're gonna mother-- I mean, mentor-- you to death!



How about telling us your home/family/cooking situation, some of your favorite foods, and what you think your biggest challenges are likely to be? Maybe we can help you prepare.
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#17 Old 12-23-2005, 01:05 AM
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just wanted to say that i started out with a one-week plan, wanted to see if i could do it for a week, and it's been a year and a half

so don't be afraid to try you might just find that it's right for you
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#18 Old 12-23-2005, 01:06 AM
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i want to do this to. i dont know anything tho. i need help.
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Outsider, tell us the same things I asked momofthree to tell us:



1. Your home/family/kitchen situation

2. some of your favorite foods

3. if you have ideas about what your biggest challenges might be

4. Also your level of cooking skill



We'll start from there.
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#20 Old 12-23-2005, 12:33 PM
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Hey, this is exciting. Two members and climbing...
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#21 Old 12-23-2005, 12:42 PM
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Tess, Id like to join...



I have been pretty much vegan for the last month or so. Feeling GREAT!!!



Except my boyfriends mother is making me ricotta-stuffed shells for christmas dinner. So, I am going to not rock the boat and eat it. (hope my body does not get sick)



After that, Ill make sure to announce that my new years resolution is to toss off dairy and eggs, including telling my bf's family.



thanks for starting this, Tess.
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#22 Old 12-23-2005, 01:13 PM
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Yay! Three members!



Although you might fit in better with the crowd resolving to go vegan over on Michael's Go Vegan for a Month? thread. But hey, the Goin' Veg Club is happy to support anyone who wants to make positive changes in their diet!
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Newbie here, signing up and going veggie!
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Welcome to VB and welcome to the Goin' Veg Club!



Tell us something about yourself (the things I listed above would be a good start), and we'll help you get started.
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Ok, well, I live at home with my family, but I mostly cook for myself anyway because we're all rushing around and eating at different times. My favourite foods are courgette (or zucchini), which I'll use at every oppurunity! And chinese food.



My biggest challenges are going to be giving up the Chinese meat dishes and moules marinere, which was my favourite! But I love cooking so I guess I'll just have to look for plenty of alternatives. My diet is pretty vegetable based at the moment anyway so I might aswell take the step and stop eating meat which I neither need nor particularly like! I think I've finally got into my thick head that meat comes from dead things.
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Chinese food should be pretty easy. It seems that most places have one or more Chinese restaurants that do at least a few veggie versions of classic dishes.



What's moules marinere?
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It's a French dish - it's mussles marinated in parsley and white wine. I think my local Chinese place does a few tofu dishes so I'm hoping I wont get too frustrated! I've also never had tofu so it's a whole new experience for me!
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My biggest challenges are going to be giving up the Chinese meat dishes and moules marinere, which was my favourite! But I love cooking so I guess I'll just have to look for plenty of alternatives.



You might like this cookbook.



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/157...books&v=glance
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It's a French dish - it's mussles marinated in parsley and white wine. I think my local Chinese place does a few tofu dishes so I'm hoping I wont get too frustrated! I've also never had tofu so it's a whole new experience for me!



Tofu from Chinese restaurants is SO YUM. I have yet to manage to imitate it at home.



If you talk to the people at the restaurant, I bet they'd be willing to substitute tofu (or bean curd as they often call it) for meat in some dishes, if they have tofu in the restaurant (I'd be surprised if they didn't since it is a staple item).
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Thanks Meatless! That book looks great! I'm actually quite excited about my first Chinese as a vegetarian becauase I might buy something that isn't sweet and sour chicken! You know there are actually other things on the menu?!
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