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Forum: The Entertainment Forum   07-14-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Joan Kennedy
Maybe he's already pretty much decided to give it...

Maybe he's already pretty much decided to give it a try but wants to publicly ease into it in stages, so he's not committing to something he might slip away from. These guys are constantly being...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegetarian   07-05-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,682
Posted By Joan Kennedy
A vegan diet scores way more environmental points...

A vegan diet scores way more environmental points than a Prius. So does riding a bike to work. :) Just talking about how to assess which of the three basic spiels to pull out in a social situation.
Forum: Transitioning to Vegetarian   07-05-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,682
Posted By Joan Kennedy
Hey, hope you're having a smooth transition. It's...

Hey, hope you're having a smooth transition. It's a lot easier for some than for others, and good for you for making the effort.

Awkward social situations: This got better by itself for me. With...
Forum: Environmental Issues   07-01-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Joan Kennedy
Fart-wise there are days I think I'd be giving...

Fart-wise there are days I think I'd be giving the cow a run for her money. And that my car could run on it with a little re-jiggering.
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   06-21-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 180,802
Posted By Joan Kennedy
Breakfast was some decaf with soy milk, and...

Breakfast was some decaf with soy milk, and blackeyed pea soup loaded with diced tomatoes and juice pulp from a carrot/apple/beet/ginger drink from the day before I made and froze the soup.
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Forum: Vegan Support Forum   06-12-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Joan Kennedy
You're investigating which religions look good on...

You're investigating which religions look good on paper, but it sounds like you are seeking human fellowship in a spiritual setting. Maybe you'd pick up a lot by visiting the groups you'd be getting...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   06-10-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,055
Posted By Joan Kennedy
Thank you for that, Ian. Coming from you that...

Thank you for that, Ian. Coming from you that means a lot.
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   06-10-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By Joan Kennedy
Actual vegans can weigh in more meaningfully than...

Actual vegans can weigh in more meaningfully than I can, but I’m more of a veganish vegetarian. I follow the diet nearly all the time, and my exceptions are never for meat. But I usually break vegan...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   06-10-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By Joan Kennedy
People who follow a vegan diet to reverse their...

People who follow a vegan diet to reverse their heart disease or diabetes are avoiding more than animal products. They heavily restrict fats, processed foods, cooking oil and sugar. Their diets...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   06-10-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,055
Posted By Joan Kennedy
Alicia Silverstone might talk juvenile for her...

Alicia Silverstone might talk juvenile for her age, but she is not young for her brand. People still identify her with her younger screen roles, especially people who are seeing films like Clueless...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   06-05-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,609
Posted By Joan Kennedy
Maara, if you're bothered by the feeling that the...

Maara, if you're bothered by the feeling that the food plants we harvest deserve to live, that their harvesting involves the waste of life, there might be some comfort in taking a broader view of the...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   06-04-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,609
Posted By Joan Kennedy
Depression is a common human condition. Most...

Depression is a common human condition. Most people have either experienced it for themselves or lived with its effects in a close family member. I responded to a thread called “Plants have feelings”...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   06-01-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,609
Posted By Joan Kennedy
I think the point is that if you feel sad doing...

I think the point is that if you feel sad doing something that you have to do to stay alive, you need a way to overcome the feeling, or be doomed to a life of sadness. Sadness is useful only if it...
Forum: General Food Discussions   05-27-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By Joan Kennedy
I bought a juicer a few weeks ago, so I thought I...

I bought a juicer a few weeks ago, so I thought I would revive this thread. Once you start making juice out of expensive produce, tossing it seems wasteful so you look for ways to use it. So far I...
Forum: Animal Issues In The News   04-20-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By Joan Kennedy
I think dairy companies are still doing okay. In...

I think dairy companies are still doing okay. In fact, many of them have branched out into plant-based milk and are positioned to win either way. They buy only what they can sell, and will cut off...
Forum: Animal Issues In The News   04-20-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By Joan Kennedy
If plant-based milks already hold so much sway...

If plant-based milks already hold so much sway over the economy, what difference will it make if they pass a law and the producers start calling it mylk? Knowing Madison Avenue, they'll probably...
Forum: Snacks   03-11-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,189
Posted By Joan Kennedy
I've only made kale chips twice now. The first...

I've only made kale chips twice now. The first batch, yesterday, I used sesame oil and nutritional yeast and kosher salt. They tasted great, but the house smelled fishy while they were in the oven....
Forum: The Compost Heap   03-02-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,521
Posted By Joan Kennedy
DebraH, You might still be a practicing...

DebraH, You might still be a practicing Christian, even if you've moved on from the religion of your raising. Since dietary restrictions are part of that religion, and since up to about half of...
Forum: The Compost Heap   02-28-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,521
Posted By Joan Kennedy
I don't think biblical texts have any useful...

I don't think biblical texts have any useful ammunition in an argument on whether the God they worship would prefer us, now, in this century, to stop eating meat and stop using animals. Scripture is...
Forum: New Member Introductions   02-14-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By Joan Kennedy
If you want to be vegan, be vegan. If you're...

If you want to be vegan, be vegan. If you're afraid people will think you're a nut because of it, make sure you're not being a nut. Let people judge you on what you're actually like, not based on...
Forum: Animal Issues In The News   01-29-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Joan Kennedy
We're talking about feedlot cows. They won't live...

We're talking about feedlot cows. They won't live long enough for their teeth to rot. Nothing they eat is what their wild ancestors would have been feeding on. They are best equipped to eat grass and...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   11-16-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Joan Kennedy
Emily, could you clarify what you meant by saying...

Emily, could you clarify what you meant by saying that once the public believed eggs are now humane, "you started eating more and more and more eggs"? What were you basing that on? Are you saying...
Forum: General Food Discussions   11-14-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By Joan Kennedy
Sweet potatoes are one of the childhood...

Sweet potatoes are one of the childhood revulsions I've never quite gotten over. If they're sliced thin and cooked in garlic, rosemary and olive oil and salt, I can eat them. Or there's a Spicy Sweet...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   10-31-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Joan Kennedy
If these are people you want to stay friends...

If these are people you want to stay friends with, just keep to your own practices and shut down their suggestions. "Not open for discussion." It's enough for them to know you feel too strongly to...
Forum: United States   10-28-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By Joan Kennedy
Thalassia, I grant that disagreeing with me...

Thalassia, I grant that disagreeing with me doesn't make a person psychotic. Or ignorant, naive, disrespectful, fearful, or stuck in a generational mindset. To that last sobriquet, I have to say I...
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