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I'm going to my first vegan meetup today. I haven't had a social life in a very long time.
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i'm not. a nasty respiratory thing that won't let go. at least i can work and do things.
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Thanks! I had a great time! We went for a hike and then ate at a local restaurant. It was just five of us at this event, but it was nice to have a small intimate group and get to know each other. and it was so refreshing to get to talk to other vegans and just totally be myself! We were a diverse small group, with ages ranging from 20s to 60s. And I laughed and had fun! Can't wait for our next meeting! We're going to share our cookbooks and maybe have a potluck. It will be great to have a group to cook for.
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Today I'm happy I've made it over a year meatless - I'm happy and despite I shouldn't say it a bit proud - It hasn't been tough but it also has been a bit rough around the edges for me considering I'm the only one I know who has chosen this route.

My family doesn't eat unhealthy, but when I see them get raw meat it disgusts me, but I cannot blame others for their choices or I'd be asking for it in all reality.
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Today I'm happy I've made it over a year meatless - I'm happy and despite I shouldn't say it a bit proud - It hasn't been tough but it also has been a bit rough around the edges for me considering I'm the only one I know who has chosen this route.

My family doesn't eat unhealthy, but when I see them get raw meat it disgusts me, but I cannot blame others for their choices or I'd be asking for it in all reality.
Congratulations!!! It gets easier and easier the longer you go, it's like second nature for me now.

Dealing with people questioning your choices is often the hardest part but even that gets easier because you learn what to say in response to questions etc.
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Congratulations!!! It gets easier and easier the longer you go, it's like second nature for me now.

Dealing with people questioning your choices is often the hardest part but even that gets easier because you learn what to say in response to questions etc.
I am trying to extend my vocabulary in this genre - I am no where near able to quote anyone, or any books, only myself. I know when I go to the store what I'm buying, and I enjoy that. Before it was hard to shop, now I know exactly what I need and I think that was a big turn around for me.

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... that my first ever batch of fried couscous balls turned out STUUUUUPENDOUS!!!!
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I work as a medical coder and one of my primary duties is coding chemotherapy and nonchemo infusion charges. I code for several different sites in our system where infusions are done. Every month the chemo pharmacy staff audits my charges/coding and at month end they send me an email with any errors or concerns etc. This last month, for the first time since I started coding professionally 14 months ago, I had ZERO errors for all my Duluth site infusion charges/coding for a whole month! Woot woot!!! I code about 250 infusion charges per day so this is a very big deal. It really gave me a boost of self confidence which has been sorely lacking lately.
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I work as a medical coder and one of my primary duties is coding chemotherapy and nonchemo infusion charges. I code for several different sites in our system where infusions are done. Every month the chemo pharmacy staff audits my charges/coding and at month end they send me an email with any errors or concerns etc. This last month, for the first time since I started coding professionally 14 months ago, I had ZERO errors for all my Duluth site infusion charges/coding for a whole month! Woot woot!!! I code about 250 infusion charges per day so this is a very big deal. It really gave me a boost of self confidence which has been sorely lacking lately.
That's fantastic, NB!! Yes! Be proud!! You damn well should be! Now I feel like a real f*ckhole about my stupid couscous balls. **sigh** Me & my silly, crunchy balls, I tells ya.... LMAO
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That's fantastic, NB!! Yes! Be proud!! You damn well should be! Now I feel like a real f*ckhole about my stupid couscous balls. **sigh** Me & my silly, crunchy balls, I tells ya.... LMAO
Actually, I'd love it if you shared your recipe.
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Actually, I'd love it if you shared your recipe.
You sure? It's not vegan.... has egg & cheese. If you know of good substitutes for both, give it a whirl!

And I rarely use recipes.... Sometimes I'll check a few, decide which methods for this & that would best for me, and just wing it from there. But this is what I posted as my 2nd to latest Member Gallery pic caption:

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Prepping my balls.... Cooked couscous (precooked with sauteed garlic, onion, red bell pepper, baby spinach, & grated carrot).... once cooled, I stirred in one egg & four types of organic veggie-friendly cheese -- meaning only with vegetarian or microbial enzymes.... chilled overnight, rolled into balls, ready to dredge in flour, egg, Panko, then hit the deep fryer at 350*
The "dough" should be very dense & sticky (like an ex-boyfriend of mine, wakka-wakka. ).... should not crumble. The dredging process is pretty gross.... and I thought for sure these things would fall apart in the oil, but nope! Oh, and one of the cheeses was cream cheese, so if you know of a vegan substitute, use lots.... might all hold together just with that. LOL **shrug**
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You sure? It's not vegan.... has egg & cheese. If you know of good substitutes for both, give it a whirl!

And I rarely use recipes.... Sometimes I'll check a few, decide which methods for this & that would best for me, and just wing it from there. But this is what I posted as my 2nd to latest Member Gallery pic caption:

The "dough" should be very dense & sticky (like an ex-boyfriend of mine, wakka-wakka. ).... should not crumble. The dredging process is pretty gross.... and I thought for sure these things would fall apart in the oil, but nope! Oh, and one of the cheeses was cream cheese, so if you know of a vegan substitute, use lots.... might all hold together just with that. LOL **shrug**
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I work as a medical coder and one of my primary duties is coding chemotherapy and nonchemo infusion charges. I code for several different sites in our system where infusions are done. Every month the chemo pharmacy staff audits my charges/coding and at month end they send me an email with any errors or concerns etc. This last month, for the first time since I started coding professionally 14 months ago, I had ZERO errors for all my Duluth site infusion charges/coding for a whole month! Woot woot!!! I code about 250 infusion charges per day so this is a very big deal. It really gave me a boost of self confidence which has been sorely lacking lately.
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Prepping my balls.... Cooked couscous (precooked with sauteed garlic, onion, red bell pepper, baby spinach, & grated carrot).... once cooled, I stirred in one egg & four types of organic veggie-friendly cheese -- meaning only with vegetarian or microbial enzymes.... chilled overnight, rolled into balls, ready to dredge in flour, egg, Panko, then hit the deep fryer at 350*

Why am reading that like poetry?

That sounds delicious! I'm sure a starch used for egg, and vegan cheese (which I have loads of right now ) would be perfect!
Makes me remember arancini - like that but with rice- an Italian kind of thing i think.

Just noticed the cream cheese. Silken tofu would work good for that and help with the starch
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Prepping my balls.... Cooked couscous (precooked with sauteed garlic, onion, red bell pepper, baby spinach, & grated carrot).... once cooled, I stirred in one egg & four types of organic veggie-friendly cheese -- meaning only with vegetarian or microbial enzymes.... chilled overnight, rolled into balls, ready to dredge in flour, egg, Panko, then hit the deep fryer at 350*

Why am reading that like poetry?

That sounds delicious! I'm sure a starch used for egg, and vegan cheese (which I have loads of right now ) would be perfect!
Makes me remember arancini - like that but with rice- an Italian kind of thing i think.

Just noticed the cream cheese. Silken tofu would work good for that and help with the starch
Wellll, I do have a way with words from time to time.... I'll give it a shot at the next poetry slam. LMFAO J/K

Yeah, it's just a different take on, say, fried risotto balls.... Not sure I'd go with even more starch when you've already got couscous.... the egg's just a binder, so get creative & get crackin' (so to speak. LOL)


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Today, I'm happy that, after being vegan for 20-years, I just met the 1st ever other vegan, in real life, I've ever known. Right here in our itty bitty town.

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Today, I'm happy that, after being vegan for 20-years, I just met the 1st ever other vegan, in real life, I've ever known. Right here in our itty bitty town.
Just curious, how did you come to meet this person? (note if it is none of my business don't answer lol).
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Wellll, I do have a way with words from time to time.... I'll give it a shot at the next poetry slam. LMFAO J/K

Yeah, it's just a different take on, say, fried risotto balls.... Not sure I'd go with even more starch when you've already got couscous.... the egg's just a binder, so get creative & get crackin' (so to speak. LOL)
Your recipe sounds interesting, but a little rich for me even if I substituted vegan ingredients. I'm not a huge fan of any kind of cheese, including vegan, but I could see making a cashew or almond cream and adding something like that. Or the tofu idea too. I could even add in some white bean mash, but that might make it a bit too heavy. I would probably bake it too, not deep fry. Definitely a recipe I will play around with in my head for a while. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Just curious, how did you come to meet this person? (note if it is none of my business don't answer lol).
She works as a clerk at the local convenience store. I stopped in, wearing my 'vegan' shirt, and she asked about it. I guess it pays to advertise....

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She works as a clerk at the local convenience store. I stopped in, wearing my 'vegan' shirt, and she asked about it. I guess it pays to advertise....
Oh, it's a "she", Capstan, ever more intruiging...
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Today I'm happy that I'm improving (I'm in the hospital) fairly quickly.
I'm happy the hospital has a vegetarian menu, and that the cook knows me from last time I was here.
I'm happy that my health for the most part seems to be good - I asked them to specifically check my cholesterol since they were doing blood tests, and it's astoundingly good! I mean my lifestyle changes in my eating habits have really shown - I have a father whose family history is riddled with heart disease, but none for me, and a mother whose family has all had issues (most of her siblings specifically) with diabetes and I have had no issues with that either.

I'm also happy to be well nourished and provided for
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Your recipe sounds interesting, but a little rich for me even if I substituted vegan ingredients. I'm not a huge fan of any kind of cheese, including vegan, but I could see making a cashew or almond cream and adding something like that. Or the tofu idea too. I could even add in some white bean mash, but that might make it a bit too heavy. I would probably bake it too, not deep fry. Definitely a recipe I will play around with in my head for a while. Thanks so much for sharing!
**shrug** Hey, you asked, I answered. LOL
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Today I'm happy that I'm improving (I'm in the hospital) fairly quickly.
I'm happy the hospital has a vegetarian menu, and that the cook knows me from last time I was here.
I'm happy that my health for the most part seems to be good - I asked them to specifically check my cholesterol since they were doing blood tests, and it's astoundingly good! I mean my lifestyle changes in my eating habits have really shown - I have a father whose family history is riddled with heart disease, but none for me, and a mother whose family has all had issues (most of her siblings specifically) with diabetes and I have had no issues with that either.

I'm also happy to be well nourished and provided for
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Today I'm happy that I'll be finishing the x-mas lights (I really went all out this year and I really enjoyed doing it - just have a little bit left to do).
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