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Forum: The Compost Heap   02-04-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,796
Posted By Avril
First you say you don't understand me or human...

First you say you don't understand me or human psychology, then you say you can read my mind. One of those is true. It is isn't the mind-reading, though.

When I joined these boards, it was my...
Forum: The Compost Heap   01-25-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,796
Posted By Avril
Thanks. Definitely I wasn't saying "someone said...

Thanks. Definitely I wasn't saying "someone said something I don't like and so I will eat a chicken" or anything. I was just saying I don't want to feel what I was feeling when I read this.

Again,...
Forum: The Compost Heap   01-17-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,796
Posted By Avril
There is unkindness in this thread. To the...

There is unkindness in this thread.

To the question, "What does vegan mean?" we have two answers: A linguistic one and a philosophical one.

Language does evolve. Rightly or wrongly, it does,...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   01-16-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By Avril
It's why I'm willing to tell non-vegans I'm...

It's why I'm willing to tell non-vegans I'm transitioning to veganism but not vegans.
Forum: Action Alerts   01-16-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,730
Posted By Avril
It's been a while; Ben & Jerry's now has four...

It's been a while; Ben & Jerry's now has four non-dairy ice creams.
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-15-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Avril
Hi, there! I also have a Vitamin D issue. I take...

Hi, there! I also have a Vitamin D issue. I take supplements and make sure to get fortified foods; most plant-based milk is fortified with Vitamin D, but so are a lot of other foods. Please do...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   01-14-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,000
Posted By Avril
Multivitamins almost never contain huge amounts...

Multivitamins almost never contain huge amounts of fat soluble vitamins. That really, really does not worry me. I'm about as worried about that as I am that I'm going to turn orange from eating too...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   01-13-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,000
Posted By Avril
Whether something is a high dose or not isn't...

Whether something is a high dose or not isn't really whether it objectively appears to be a lot, but you can't really overdose on B12, so that's not really an issue in this particular case. I would...
Forum: General Food Discussions   01-13-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Avril
I've had Jokerz and Mahalo and I loved them both....

I've had Jokerz and Mahalo and I loved them both. Mounds was my favorite candy bar so having something similar is really nice. Plus, there is just something that excites me about being able to have...
Forum: The Compost Heap   01-13-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,796
Posted By Avril
Saying you're vegetarian, to most people, means...

Saying you're vegetarian, to most people, means you don't eat meat. So if in my omnivore life someone said, "I'm a strict vegetarian," I would just assume they were really committed to not eating...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   01-13-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,000
Posted By Avril
I found that chart confusing. I take a...

I found that chart confusing.

I take a multivitamin with B12 in it and buy a lot of foods fortified with B12 (bread, plant milk, tofu). Is there any reason to add extra supplementation beyond...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegan   01-11-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Avril
Target is surprisingly good. Even my little...

Target is surprisingly good. Even my little Target--which is not a Super Target--has Gardein vegan meats and the Hampton Creek line (Just Mayo, Just Ranch, etc.)

I also have good luck with...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   01-08-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By Avril
Is there a particular thing you really like? If...

Is there a particular thing you really like? If it's chocolate chip cookies, that's actually not hard to make vegan. Sub applesauce for the eggs and use vegan butter and vegan chocolate chips. This...
Forum: General Food Discussions   01-08-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Avril
I try every one I can find and keep a couple in...

I try every one I can find and keep a couple in my freezer at all times. Yes, it is expensive, relative to dairy, but dairy ice cream was one of my favorite things and I am not depriving myself of...
Forum: Vegetarian Support Forum   01-06-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Avril
I'm on several forums and this is the one with...

I'm on several forums and this is the one with the highest troll frequency of any I'm on, for what that is worth. People keep registering just to be annoying. Some are clearly disturbed. The last one...
Forum: The Teen Forum   01-05-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,412
Posted By Avril
Young people often say hurtful things without...

Young people often say hurtful things without thinking it through, but I'm pretty sure you'll find a balance. Especially when you tell her you can always go to Taco Bell for a bean burrito. :)
Forum: Raw Food Support Forum   01-05-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By Avril
According to sources I've found, and my own...

According to sources I've found, and my own experiences freezing fruit at home and it being indistinguishable from the kind at the store, frozen fruit is raw.
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Forum: Vegan Support Forum   01-05-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 476
Posted By Avril
Exclamation Washington Post op ed: "Why All Christians Should Go Vegan"

I was so excited to read this! Franklin Graham has decided to go vegan. Having such a conservative person be a voice for a plant based diet is really a game changer in many ways.

Article here:...
Forum: General Food Discussions   01-05-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By Avril
I am going to Whole Foods to pick up the Beyond...

I am going to Whole Foods to pick up the Beyond Burger (among other things). I usually find Whole Foods far to expensive to shop in, and it's farther away than my usual grocery shopping is, but I'm...
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-04-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 305
Posted By Avril
Hello! So many of us are new at this; I hope...

Hello! So many of us are new at this; I hope you'll share your wisdom.
Forum: General Food Discussions   01-04-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By Avril
I put wine in. Maybe I had a bad wine? But I did...

I put wine in. Maybe I had a bad wine? But I did use Ripple for the plant milk, which is pretty bland, too.
Forum: General Food Discussions   01-04-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By Avril
Though I rarely go there, I made a trip to Trader...

Though I rarely go there, I made a trip to Trader Joe's recently. Most of their veggie burgers aren't vegan, but a couple were. I bought the Thai Sweet Chili veggie burger and the Vegetable Masala...
Forum: General Food Discussions   01-04-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By Avril
Ah, but I'd be so sad if I had to give up...

Ah, but I'd be so sad if I had to give up inventing my own recipes! I always loved doing that.

This one, by the way, is from But I Could Never Go Vegan. It's sort of depressing how the recipe...
Forum: General Food Discussions   01-04-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By Avril
Oh, yeah, this was definitely the recipe and not...

Oh, yeah, this was definitely the recipe and not user error, because it would be nearly impossible to mess the recipe up unless you don't know how to boil noodles.

What I will say in its favor,...
Forum: General Food Discussions   01-03-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By Avril
Post Bad recipes

Though I know we all want to share when we've had good experiences, I'm curious to know what cautionary tales you have about seemingly good food gone wrong.

Tonight I tried a new recipe for vegan...
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