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Michael 05-11-2003 04:24 AM

The place to dicuss local topics and to meet others in your area.

Astarte 05-12-2003 08:40 PM

Well, I live in NB. I only know of one other VBer who lives in these parts, but it'd be fun to know of any others. I'm in Saint John.

GhostUser 05-20-2003 05:53 PM

In the 5-6 years I've been posting in various veg communities online, I've only "met" one other New Brunswicker.

What's up with that? Whatever happened to the whole Information Superhighway McKenna pushed to establish.

Astarte 05-24-2003 02:58 PM

Really? And that one person is me? Geez... well, I've not been looking around too hard for other NBers, but you'd think you'd find a couple at least. I'll see if I can get my vegetarian neighbour to come to VB...

Maybe it's because the area tends to be pretty conservative and there are just fewerer veg*ns around.

GhostUser 06-02-2003 04:59 PM

One other aside from yourself, actually. I regret having lost touch with him. He was from the Rothesay area, I think.

I know a couple of vegetarians offline, but have never seen a group or felt a sense of community the way that I have online with others from outside of the province. It's a shame, though. You're right that it's fairly conservative here.

Astarte 06-02-2003 07:38 PM

Rothesay, huh? That's where I live! Well, Quispamsis anyway... it might as well be the same thing. Maybe it *was* my neighbour, or the one person I converted who actually lives a couple streets away from me. Or maybe just somebody I don't know. Sorta funny

I think you're right about that community thing. Maybe it's just easier online because it feels like there are a lot more of us.

On another note, have you ever been to that vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Moncton? I hear it's really good... gotten some excellent reviews.

GhostUser 06-29-2003 05:55 PM

Just thought I'd say hi to the fellow NBers. Is there only 3 of us here?

Astarte 06-29-2003 09:16 PM

It would seem so... where exactly are you?

GhostUser 06-30-2003 12:56 PM

I"m in the Moncton area

Astarte 06-30-2003 08:40 PM

Nifty. I go to school in Sackville!

GhostUser 07-01-2003 08:04 AM

That's cool, you're not to far from me then... Sackville is only 20-30 minutes from here

space cadet 05-19-2004 08:31 AM


I am also in Saint John. I moved here 4 years ago or something like that.

Could someone please tell me why asterikes appear in the word vegan?

Astarte 05-19-2004 02:09 PM

Hey!! Another Saint John person! Yay Welcome to VB! Veg*n is supposed to encompass both vegans and vegetarians.

space cadet 05-19-2004 05:21 PM

Ah finally...that was really driving me nuts!

now maybe you could answer another question I have...

Nutritional Yeast, Is Red star the only brand that has B12 or is all NY equal?

Also do you know of where one might purchase red star in this city.

I have been purchasing NY from the superstore. It is in a container from Purely bulk. I have been trying to find out more about the company/products, but the website has been down for weeks. (maintenece... )


Astarte 05-20-2004 08:25 AM

That's the same nutritional yeast that I get too. New superstore up in the valley, you mean? Better selection than the old store, but there's only the one type as far as I know. The bulk barn also has nutritional yeast, but I don't know whether it's different or not. I'm not certain about the b12 in them because I usually just take a suppliment for it and don't worry. There's engevita NY, which is a powdered form as opposed to flaked. I've never seen it around, though the bulk barn stuff seems more powdery than flakey.

Bulk barn has some *awesome* stuff that's usually hard to find. I was going to check for agar agar next time I'm there, but I know they have a flavoured vegetarian jello that's just like real jello. Sort of expensive is the only problem. I know they have lots of nut butters, egg replacers, falafel, TVP, "so soya" paties, and generally lots of nice things.

Do you know anywhere in town that you can buy seitan or tempeh? I've been looking around, but nothing's seemed to materialize.

space cadet 05-20-2004 10:54 AM

I go to the rothesay ave superstore, and I do alot of shopping at the bulkbarn, so lucky to have that store! I did buy NY from them once. I think it seems more powedery because of the way it is treated, being bulk and all. I asked them if they could tell me what brand it was, if any. They seemed pretty clueless and said all they know is they get everything from Ontario. Purely bulk is in Ontario so I am guessing they use the same source as superstore.

I do take B12 Supplements but my little ones do not and my hubby tends to forget stuff like that

I haven't come across any seiten or tempeh, but I do have a recipe for seiten and it seems easy enough. It is in my garden of vegan book, if you would like it I would love to share.

Tsila 05-21-2004 04:46 PM

It's a shame that you folks couldn't make it up to Fredericton. Aura Whole Foods on Westmorland St carries Red Star (I bugged them until they brought it in) and I think that True Food Organics on the corner of Charlotte and Northumberland does, too.

space cadet 05-21-2004 05:24 PM

Hmmmm do they by chance have a website?

I wish I could get to Fredricton. This city is rather limited. Sorry for sounding hateful.

Astarte 05-22-2004 01:53 PM

Don't worry about the hateful thing! It's not the most veg-friendly city. I hear we might be getting an actual vegetarian restaurant sometime in the future though. Sarsparilla is the name they're looking at. Plus the indian restaurant down in market square has some good veggie selections too.

I'd be very grateful for the seitan recipe

Tsila 05-22-2004 03:39 PM

Originally Posted by space cadet View Post

Hmmmm do they by chance have a website?

I wish I could get to Fredricton. This city is rather limited. Sorry for sounding hateful.

I don't think that either of them do have websites. They're small independantly owned health food stores. I've seen Red Star at a small chain store at the King's Place Mall, too. I don't remember the name of the place - they mostly sell supplements. I'll have to swing by this week to check; there might be one closer to your own location.

GhostUser 05-22-2004 04:03 PM

Originally Posted by Astarte View Post

Nifty. I go to school in Sackville!

I miss Sackville so much

space cadet 05-24-2004 10:11 AM

Homemade Seitan--

1 Cup instant Gluten flour

1 Cup Water

1/2 Tsp Braggs

6 Cups Vegetable stock

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, water, and braggs. Mix quickly with your hands to avoid lumps. Knead gently until combined and slice into bite-sized chunks or stripes, remembering that seitan will expand a little when you cook it. In a large pot over high heat, bring vegetable stock to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, add gluten peices, and simmer for 30-45 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and use accordingly. Makes approx. 3 cups.

Astarte 05-24-2004 01:47 PM

Thanks, spacecadet! You think gluten flour is available at bulk barn?

space cadet 05-24-2004 02:16 PM

NP! I am sure I have seen it there before. If not the superstore may have it in the bulk natural section. I know they have soy and kamut flours.

Astarte 05-26-2004 07:40 AM

Bulk barn does indeed have gluten flour! I made a big bunch seitan last night... first time trying it for me and it was quite tasty. I used Kreeli's breaded seitan/tofu to prepare it and it definitely makes high marks. I'll have to do a bit more digging to find other good recipes though. I'll have to resist the urge to deep-fry. That would be *very* good, but bad...

space cadet 05-26-2004 12:12 PM


I'm glad you enjpyed it. I will have to get some done up soon to see for myself.

Have you been to

They have many fabulous recipies. If you put seitan in the search box lots of results come up....

Good luck and let me know which ones you like the best, lol

Astarte 05-26-2004 05:33 PM

Yep, I go to vegweb all the time. I looked up some recipes for seitan but a lot of them needed things that I didn't have on hand. I'd be happy to let you know which ones are the best once I try them though

space cadet 06-09-2004 05:34 PM

I just wanted to let you know that the superstore on Rothesay avenue now carries Earth Island Vegan Gourmet Mozzarella and Nacho cheese flavour soy cheeses that melt.

I am so excited to try [email protected]!

GhostUser 06-10-2004 06:12 PM

I miss New Brunswick

Is the Shediac drive in still there?

Astarte 06-11-2004 02:07 PM

Ooh, cheese Thanks space cadet, I may have to go check that out next time I'm down there (though I don't go to that superstore very often), I'll check and see if they have them on Millenium Drive.

Kristadb: in Sackville, you mean, or Saint John?

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