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#1 Old 06-16-2007, 02:00 PM
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Well, I started dating this girl, and she's vegan. Doesn't eat meat, eggs, dairy products, and it kinda baffled me at first, but I got used to it. After a while I thought I'd try altering my eating habits a little bit, so I've given up the heavier meats like Beef and Pork...and so far have enjoyed it. I know I'm not vegetarian...BUT I'm slowly weening myself towards that, cause I've noticed a little more health to my girlfriend in general. I was worried about vitamin intake, and protien, and keeping red blood cells up, and blah blah blah, but she likes it, and i thought I'd try dabbling into the whole vegetarian lifestyle for a little bit and see if I like it while she's away taking classes for five weeks.
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#2 Old 06-16-2007, 02:05 PM
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Good for you!! I hope you continue the journey!!
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#3 Old 06-16-2007, 02:13 PM
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Welcome. Hope you find some nifty ideas here.
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#4 Old 06-16-2007, 02:17 PM
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I actually tried cooking tofu today...boy was that a flop...it kept falling apart. I got firm tofu too...I need help keeping it solid. Any brands you might recommend? Like I said, I'm new to this, and I don't want a few quirks with one food to turn me off, and Tofu seems like a great source of protien other than beans and nuts...but the latter gives me gas...so I gotta get the tofu thing down ^.^
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#6 Old 06-16-2007, 02:41 PM
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I think it's just awesome that you are being so supportive. My husband is trying all my new things along with me too. Welcome.
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#7 Old 06-16-2007, 02:49 PM
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Thanks! I have this philosophy to "walk a mile in somebody else's shoes" before i knock it. In my opinion...if you don't have in knowledge on a subject, than your input is merely subjective to steriotypical hoohah you've heard from previous accounts, without any real experience to back things up...so I wasn't going to give her any lip on being a vegan until i tried it...so here I am...tying it, and hopefully with the help form you guys...doing it right ^.^
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What did you try doing with the tofu? I've learned that tofu is all about how you handle/prepare it. Fortunately, it's easy to master and then you will wonder how you lived without it.
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I tried to marinate it in soy sauce, and then fry it...but it wanted to break apart on me. I may try baking it next time. Maybe I didn't get enough of the water out of it. I've still got about half of what I started with, sitting in a sealed bowl of water in the fridge...so any tips would be LOVELY!!
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