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#31 Old 01-02-2007, 09:11 PM
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I've never had any major craving issue, I love love love the food I make and eat as a vegan. But...if I HAD to name one (er, make that two) they would be nostalgic throwbacks to childhood:

1. My family usually ate healthy, but once in a blue moon we'd eat grilled cheese sandwiches: white bread, margarine, a Kraft single.

2. On Christmas mornings we used to eat big homemade cinnamon buns...TRES non-vegan, though if I could find the recipe I'm sure I could veganize it.
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#32 Old 01-02-2007, 09:39 PM
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I assumed he meant Krypton had 36 protons. I remember Krypton from chemistry class but not well enough to know how it's atomic weight and number by heart.



Oh, and "hahahahaha" Troub.

I had to google it...



I was never a big meat lover and don't miss any overtly meaty foods, but sometimes I miss things like french onion soup or matzoh ball soup - usually made with beef/chicken broth, and I haven't found a satisfying veg version. Also, bacon still smells good to me sometimes although at the same time it grosses me out...
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REAL alfredo sauce and that Mertz Port Wine Cheese spread. (not together).



I make a pretty decent vegan alfredo sauce but nothing is like the real thick tangy stuff.
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#34 Old 01-04-2007, 09:13 AM
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The only time I'm tempted is when I'm hungry, I'm at someone else's house (someone I don't know well enough to say, "I'm really hungry. Is it OK if I make myself some peanut butter toast?) and there's food around that I can't or am not willing to eat. I find a lot of the time all the veg foods are sweet, which is no good for my low blood sugar. I avoid this by bringing something savoury most places I go.
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In no order:



Steamed clams

Salmon with melted butter for dipping

My grandfathers beef jerky

Cheese on pizza

Carl's Jr. Spicy Chicken Sandwiches

Arby's Roast Beef Sandwiches

Kraft Man n' Cheese
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#36 Old 01-04-2007, 04:22 PM
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Kraft Man n' Cheese



Where do you buy that
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#37 Old 01-04-2007, 07:45 PM
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Chik-Fil-A- it's not the chicken itself, it's the way it's breaded, seasoned and pressure-fried. The only sub I've been able to come up with is Quorn patties with Chik-Fil-A Polynesian sauce, and it's SOOOO not the same.



For a while I missed tuna sandwiches (especially from Antone's), but then one day I broke down and ATE one (see the Slipup Confessional) and let me tell you, it's NOT worth it. A few hours of dead fish taste lingering in your mouth will cure that craving in a hurry.



My mom's chicken enchiladas-- we could probably do a veggie version of these if we worked at it; I just haven't asked her to try it. They might even be veganizable but you'd definitely have to skip the huge layer of melted Jack cheese on top.
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#38 Old 01-04-2007, 10:31 PM
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Cheese
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#39 Old 01-04-2007, 11:11 PM
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Yogurt! Soy yogurt just isn't the same & I can't even find it where I go to uni...
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#40 Old 01-05-2007, 01:50 PM
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I'll second the shrimp. Lately, especially, I've really been missing it. Oh well.
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#41 Old 01-05-2007, 02:25 PM
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Yogurt! Soy yogurt just isn't the same & I can't even find it where I go to uni...



I know, all the soy yogurts I've tried just haven't been quite right. The Silk kind tasted the same way that dirt smells if you know what I mean.
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Stonyfield Farm has a good soy yogurt. I mean it still doesn't taste like cow yogurt, but it tastes better than the other brands, imo.



I'd say my kryptonite is Hooters chicken wings, and snow crab legs. I don't have bad cravings or anything, just if I see someone eating them, I kinda miss them.



And dark British beer.
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#43 Old 06-17-2007, 11:15 PM
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I am just curious what food you left behind to become vegetarian/vegan still makes you have cravings for it? I can't say I have overwhelming cravings for this, but my kryptonite would probably be White Castle hamburgers.



Of course, I know some omnivores that would debate whether that's actually meat on those things in the first place...



I posted here a couple weeks ago that I was going to Minnesota for a week. While it was kind of difficult to find good places to eat at, I have to say that I did not once at all feel one craving for White Castles. We went to the Twin Cities and my mom had to stop and get a sack of 12 burgers and the smell didn't even do anything for me any more.



I was glad...it seems I am finally over any remote desire for anything remotely doing with meat. I just don't miss it.

"I used to hate dogs 'til I saw one kill a kid." W.C. Fields
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Non-veggie sushi. And blue cheese. That's pretty much it.
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I posted here a couple weeks ago that I was going to Minnesota for a week. While it was kind of difficult to find good places to eat at, I have to say that I did not once at all feel one craving for White Castles. We went to the Twin Cities and my mom had to stop and get a sack of 12 burgers and the smell didn't even do anything for me any more.



I was glad...it seems I am finally over any remote desire for anything remotely doing with meat. I just don't miss it.

That's great. Cravings come and go, but usually they go.



mine would be Dairy Queen Blizzards.
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#46 Old 06-18-2007, 10:39 AM
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Imported french cheese



I can't even go into that section of the store at Ralph's 'cuz they have free samples all over the place.
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#47 Old 06-18-2007, 11:54 AM
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smoked gouda



Oh, and big deli sandwiches on hoagie rolls - you know, with salami and fancy cheeses, sprouts, tomatoes, lettuce, etc., with Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch doritos on the side. I used to LOVE that combo!



But I suppose I could make a good vegan substitute, now that I've discovered Tofurky Slices and Galaxy Vegan Mozarella slices - and I could eat Tim's Cascade Style Jalapeno Chips or Tings on the side... Now I'm making myself hungry!!

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#48 Old 06-18-2007, 01:26 PM
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Cheese pizza.......... veganrella just isn't the same!

I couldn't cheat even if I wanted to though... dairy gives me nasty stomach issues!
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#49 Old 06-18-2007, 02:33 PM
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I truly miss bbq chicken and my mom's homemade meatballs (although I'm starting to get over the bbq chicken thing.)
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#50 Old 06-18-2007, 03:12 PM
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I miss moules frites.

Part of it is taste, part of it is because I grew up on the stuff.

*sigh*

Not gonna go back there though. It is one of the few things that even after 12 years of being veg*n I still miss terribly.
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#51 Old 06-18-2007, 03:36 PM
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Lately I've been missing dairy chocolate, so I brought several bars of dark orange choc, that sorted me out
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